BC Tech Association Technology Impact Awards

VANCOUVER, BC,  - Proudly introduced by using the non-profit BC Tech Association (BC Tech) in the past today, the eleven winners of the 2020 Technology Impact Awards (TIAs) spotlight the provincial tech sector's instrumental function in combating the COVID-19 pandemic and assisting recovery.



The TIAs' first-ever digital gala broke new floor in numerous different ways:

BC Tech's most essential annual fundraiser was once free to attend thanks to the beneficiant guide of Platinum Sponsors CIBC and Telus, Gold Sponsors Finning Digital and KPMG, and the award sponsors and different companions listed with the winners below. Indeed, the resilience of the whole tech neighborhood was once mirrored by way of sponsors' enduring dedication throughout difficult times.
The gala divided the award classes into three awesome components – origin, boom and legacy – so as to inform the tales of the unheard of challenges and triumphs of 2020.
The "Spirit of BC Tech" award embraced the event's "Purpose" theme, which was once specially becoming given the big pandemic-related work being performed by using the BC Tech community.
The gala drew an worldwide target market of over 800 – the biggest in its 27-year records – with viewers following the festivities from dozens of cities and cities ranging from Langley to London to Los Gatos, California.
"With participants of the tech neighborhood having extra motives than ever to sense proud of their accomplishments, it used to be interesting to share this satisfaction with so many people," stated BC Tech President and CEO Jill Tipping, who co-hosted the TIAs with Riaz Meghji, Founder of Every Conversation Counts.

The Origin Story

As Tipping explained, Part One of the gala targeted on corporations that "are powered with the aid of motive and damage new ground, embracing what it capability to 'think different.'"

SkyHive, Spirit of BC Tech – Purpose
Presented in partnership with Safe Software, this award celebrates groups that exhibit how motive stimulated them to begin their business, and how it publications them to overcome challenges, resolve problems, and obtain excellence with progressive solutions.

Terramera, Excellence in Technology Innovation.
Presented in partnership with MDA, this award acknowledges a organisation whose science certainly demonstrates next-level innovation and a step forward answer with widespread market impact.

NZ Technologies, Company of the Year – Startup Success
Presented in partnership with Microsoft, this award acknowledges an early-stage technological know-how agency that has introduced some thing novel and impactful to the market, that is producing revenue, attracting group individuals and producing massive buzz in BC's tech ecosystem.

Finning, Excellence in Technology Adoption
Presented in partnership with Accenture, this award acknowledges the affect technological know-how adoption can have to substantially enhance performance, competitiveness, productiveness and worker engagement.

The Growth Story

The digital gala's three-part story endured with a occasion of groups that persevere and have the ambition to construct some thing exceptional. The winners:

Klue, Company of the Year - Growth Success
Presented in partnership with Osler, this award acknowledges a excessive boom enterprise demonstrating wonderful overall performance and viable to develop further. With income and worker count number developing yr on 12 months it is exceeding expectations of its buyers and has the workable to grow to be a chief in its market. It is a boom function mannequin for BC's tech ecosystem.

Trulioo, Company of the Year – Scale Success
Presented in partnership with Clio, this award acknowledges a scaleup success tech business enterprise that is an rising chief and position mannequin in the BC technological know-how industry. Winners of this award will probable proceed to develop to grow to be the subsequent anchors of BC's tech ecosystem.

Copperleaf, Tech Culture of the Year
Presented in partnership with SAP – remaining year's winner in this class – this award acknowledges a organisation whose subculture is crucial to the success of their business, accelerating increase and profitability and deepening the advantageous have an impact on they have on the ecosystem and community. Nominees in this class can also be at any stage of lifecycle (startup, growth, scale, anchor).

AbCellera, Excellence in Global Export
Presented in partnership Export Development Canada, this award acknowledges a technological know-how employer that is succeeding on the world stage thru the export of technological know-how developed in BC.

The Legacy Story

The last leg of the TIAs 2020 ride celebrated organizations and humans that lead in a way that conjures up no longer solely their groups however our entire community, constructing the basis of BC's future economy.

Unbounce, GameChanger: Diversity and Inclusion
Presented in partnership with PwC, this award acknowledges these who go above and past to efficiently pass the needle on Diversity and Inclusion.

Jack Newton, Person of the Year
Presented in partnership with BDC, this award celebrates a chief who has established commercial enterprise success in a couple of settings, is a mentor and position mannequin to others, and who actively engages with the neighborhood to construct a more desirable future for tech in BC.

Telus, Company of the Year Anchor Success
Presented in partnership with EY, this award acknowledges a enterprise that is an hooked up chief in the BC science industry, and is extensively diagnosed as an anchor of BC's tech ecosystem.

Other companions that contributed to the success of the 2020 TIAs blanketed Business in Vancouver, Digital Technology Supercluster, Gowling, Harbour Air, Low Tide Properties, Lyft, MNP and Switchboard PR.

BC Tech beforehand introduced six TIAs Scholarship recipients on August 26. This marked the fifteenth 12 months that BC Tech has supported high-school and post-secondary college students in pursuing careers in technological know-how and innovation.

"Grounded in purpose, our ecosystem is tackling the largest challenges of our time," Tipping stated in closing. "As we work to make B.C. the fantastic vicinity to develop and scale a tech business enterprise and enhance tech adoption in each and every industry, the community's grit and ardour have given new that means to our annual social gathering of the trade makers, the up-and-comers, the innovators and the bold."  

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