Innovation Leadership & Social Give Back Gala

31st Annual CATAAlliance Innovation and Leadership Awards Gala Dinner May 26, 2016, Hosted by the Sprott School of Business at Carleton University



May 26, 2016


River Atrium & Conference Rooms, River Building at Carleton University, 1125 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa, Ontario.

Dress is business attire.


4:45pm - 5:45pm:
Gala Reception & Business Networking

6:00pm - 9:00pm:
Gala Dinner and Award Ceremony

9:00pm - 10:00pm:
Business Networking Cafe

Guest MC Paul Brent, former host of CTV's Tech Now, will lead an All Star Executive Panel focusing on Social Give Back & Community Leadership


Individual tickets - $200
Corporate Tables - $1,800 (seats 8) with logo

For more information please contact: Cathi Malette, CATAAlliance


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Interested in Participating? Contact CATA CEO John Reid at


The 31st Annual Gala celebrates the best-of-the-best award-winners across the spectrum of advanced technology areas. Check out the Award categories !


Join us to celebrate the best of Canadian innovation and see the world's most adopted technologies. For more than three decades, the CATAAlliance Innovation Gala has been celebrating the best in Canadian advanced technology. It has become one of the most eagerly awaited events in Canada's business calendar.

At the Gala, the winners are recognized for their innovation, expertise, and leadership in Canada's innovation community. View our Leadership Awards Video Sharing Channel where past winners and sponsors share their success secrets.

This year Gala theme: Innovation and Social Give Back.

We then turn to CATA National Spokesperson & President and CEO of Tangerine, Peter Aceto for a video briefing on what Peter's new book calls "Weology" and the presentation of the first annual Weology Award.

In the author's own words, "Most organizations are trying to understand the transformational shift the world is seeing. Some recognize the future is social, but most have a partial view. Becoming a social organization, however, is the future. What that requires is a profound shift in the way business is led. There is a better way to do business. Let's change the conversation around leadership by inspiring leaders to explore the concept of Weology: How everyone wins when "we" comes before "me" and how it plays in the success of a business and Canada as a competitive Innovation Nation."

Dr. Micheál J. Kelly, Dean Lazaridis School of Business and Economics concludes with remarks on "Scaling Success: Tackling the Management Gap in Canada’s Technology Sector" revealing insights from 125 executive interviews of the challenges facing Canadian high-tech firms and an evidence based road forward to build initiatives designed to address them.

Our keynote will also join an Executive Panel who will share insights on key topics, such as:

  • the CEO is not the only leader any more
  • combining the power of innovation and citizen engagement
  • preparing your company and our nation for the future

Our experts will help provide a vision of Innovation Leadership and Community Engagement for the 21st Century.

All Star Panel:

Ian Rae, CEO and founder of CloudOps, Partner at Year One Labs, a lean startup incubator and Cofounder of the Centre

Dr. Cindy Gordon, CEO of Saleschoice Inc., and National Spokesperson for CanWIT (Women in Tech).

Alumni CTV, Tech Now Moderator, Paul Brent, will engage the Panel in lively discussions. Gala guests are also able to pose questions prior to the event via email to:

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