CATAAlliance Announces Salesforce.com Cloud Computing Award to be presented at the 28th Annual Innovation Award Gala
March 29, 2013

OTTAWA, March 29, 2013 - CATAAlliance, Canada's largest high tech association, announced today that its Cloud Computing Award for leadership advanced technology is being named the Salesforce.com Cloud Computing Award.

The Cloud Computing Award is presented to an organization leading service transformation through the adoption of cloud computing and contributing to the building of a culture of excellence in the Canadian public sector. Entries will be judged in relation to the degree of innovation in the product or solution and its impact on organizational effectiveness and efficiency. The winner is selected by an independent Committee of the CATAAlliance National Leadership Council. 

 "Canada's public sector is home to hundreds of brilliant minds responsible for  organizational transformations that have improved the delivery of citizen services. said John Cousens, Salesforce.com.  "We are proud to sponsor this award recognizing the leadership role played by one individual in the public service in leveraging cloud computing resources for organizational success in Canada."

The Cloud Computing Award will be presented at CATA’s 28th Annual Innovation and Leadership Awards Gala Dinner, hosted by the Telfer School of Management, University of Ottawa on May 29, 2013.

This year’s Gala continues a 28 year tradition of recognizing outstanding technological innovation and corporate leadership in expanding the frontiers of Canada's advanced technology industries.

CTV Alumni Host, Paul Brent will return as the guest MC and moderator of an All Star Panel of business and community leaders focusing on the theme of Leadership for the 21st Century.

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Please review Award criteria in para 2 above and submit your nominations on-line at: http://www.cata.ca/innovation-and-leadership-awards/awards/nominate.html

“In many respects our Awards Gala is a de-facto recognition platform that will, in this instance, help cultivate the understanding, appreciation and advancement of the contribution of cloud computing to the business and technology community,” said CATAAlliance president John Reid. “We're proud that Salesforce.com is part of a 28 year Innovation Award tradition” 

Contact:

John Reid
President, CATAAlliance
613-236-6550
jreid@cata.ca

About Salesforce.com

Founded in 1999, salesforce.com is the enterprise cloud computing leader. Using salesforce.com’s social and mobile cloud technologies, companies can connect with customers, partners and employees in entirely new ways. Based on salesforce.com's real-time, multitenant architecture, the company's platform and apps give customers the tools to create a social front office and revolutionize the way they sell, service, market, collaborate, work, and innovate.

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About CATAAlliance
CATAAlliance spurs the business of advanced technology. It is Canada's largest and most powerful multi-sector technology trade association; it is dedicated to stimulating growth for technology enterprises through the promotion of strategic partnerships, technological innovation and entrepreneurial values and is recognized as "the Canadian champion" of research, development and innovation.