Finalists Announced for 2013 VIATeC Technology Awards!
The VIATeC Technology Awards celebrate the achievements of technology companies and individuals responsible for making Greater Victoria the fastest growing technology region in British Columbia… Focusing the spotlight on our local celebrities!
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The finalists for the 2013 VIATeC Technology Awards are:
Technology Company of the Year:
Recognizes a Greater Victoria company that has demonstrated excellence in innovation and a commitment to the technology community while embracing sound business fundamentals. A minimum of three years in operation is required for judges to investigate positive growth and a proven track record.
• FTS - Forest Technology Systems
• Quester Tangent
• Unit4 Business Software
Emerging Technology Company of the Year:
Recognizes a Greater Victoria company that has the greatest potential to demonstrate excellence in innovation and a commitment to the technology community while embracing sound business fundamentals. This category is reserved for operations that have been established for less than three years.
• Race Rocks 3D Inc.
• Red Brick Media
• Tutela Technologies
Executive of the Year:
Recognizes an individual who has had a significant impact on the success of an organisation as a direct result of their leadership. For this award, executives are considered to be those that hold typically senior titles.
• Nadine Harrison - HP Advanced Solutions
• Stuart Bowness - MediaCore
• Andrew Wilkinson - MetaLab
Recognizes a company that has researched and designed an innovative service, process or product that is expected to revolutionize a sector, method of business or way of life.
• 3DA Systems Inc.
• Applied Brain and Vision Sciences
• Holografyx Canada Inc
• Race Rocks 3D Inc.
Online Strategy of the Year:
Recognizes the best online strategy implemented by or for a Greater Victoria organization. The judges consider creative usability, innovative design, and results achieved from the underlying strategy.
• Atomic Crayon
• Caorda Web Solutions
• Tap for Tap
Product of the Year:
Recognizes a company that has achieved success in the commercialization of an innovative technology product (e.g market acceptance and sales).
• Heartcheck PEN Handheld ECG Device - CardioComm Solutions
• IONode Flight Data Monitoring Device - Latitude Technologies Corporation
• Learning Content Management System - Udutu
Team of the Year:
Recognizes a team in the technology sector who demonstrates outstanding initiative and service delivery, and has had a significant impact on the company for which they work.
• FCV Interactive
• UNIT4 Business Software
• Vancouver Island Health Authority - IMIT
Employer of the Year:
Recognizes a company that has demonstrated its commitment to staff and provides a pleasant workplace. Finalists will be chosen from a survey given to current staff. Nominated companies will be required to provide staff email contact list.
• itgroove Professional Services Ltd.
• Prototype Equipment Design
• Red Brick Media
Start-up of the Year:
Recognizes a company less than 2 years old that demonstrates significant potential to generate revenue, raise investment, or to have significant social benefit. Five finalists will be chosen to provide a 45-second video pitch and the winner chosen by audience vote.
• A.O.E. Accumulated Ocean Energy Inc.
The Colin Lennox Award for Technology Champion goes to Clayton Stark; the VIATeC Member of the Year is RaceRocks 3D; and the Education Champion is David Shortreed, an elementary school teacher from School District 61.
Congratulations to the finalists and to everyone that was nominated. A HUGE thank you to our sponsors, who have made this event possible!