OTTAWA, December 15, 2014 - CATAAlliance, Canada's largest high technology association announced that nominations are now open for the Outstanding Product Achievement Award recognizing excellence in the Mobility Content and Applications. The Award is named after one of world's leading telecommunications firms, Ericsson.
The Award will be presented to a Canadian organization for an outstanding technology engineering development which has resulted in the production of a world-class Mobility product or family of products. The product will have proven itself in operation and its design and market success will have enhanced Canada's international reputation for innovation and excellence.
Mobile devices are the most widely adopted communications technology in history. There are now more mobile devices in use than PCs, landline phones, internet users, and daily newspaper readers -- put together.
Finalists and award recipients will be chosen by a selection committee comprising experts drawn from the CATAAlliance National Leadership Council and Ericsson Canada.
According to CATAAlliance President, John Reid, "Ericsson continues to demonstrate its dedication to technology excellence and leadership through its support of recognition programs, research and advocacy. Awards and related programs create role models and also help to reinforce the power of new technologies in stimulating Canada's business growth and productivity. They are an important part of building Canada's Innovation Nation. We're proud that the Mobility Technology Award is named in Ericsson's honour and congratulate them on their corporate citizenship."
"Mobility is growing at a very fast pace. The number of mobile broadband subscriptions exceeded 2.3 billion in 2014, "said Pierre Boucher, Director, Research and Innovation, Ericsson Canada Inc. "The amount of data usage per subscription also continues to grow steadily and over 55 percent of all mobile phones sold in Q3 2013 were smart phones. Mobility is mainstream technology and the race to develop new technologies to support the Networked Society is on and Canadian companies need to be at the forefront. We are honoured to support this award which recognizes Canada's best in Mobility Content and Applications."
The Ericsson Award for Mobility Content and Applications will be presented on May 21st, 2015 in Ottawa at the CATAAlliance's Annual Innovation Awards Gala Dinner, a 30 year tradition of recognizing outstanding technological innovation and corporate leadership in expanding the frontiers of Canada's advanced technology industries.
Alumni CTV Host, Paul Brent will be returning as the guest MC and moderator of an executive Panel focusing on Innovation Leadership and Social Give Back.
Call to Action:
Please submit your Mobility Content nomination today for the 2015 Winners at: