November 28, 2017

33rd Annual CATAAlliance Innovation and Leadership Awards Gala

33rd Annual CATAAlliance Innovation and Leadership Awards Gala Dinner
May 15, 2018
Sprott School of Business at Carleton University


May 15, 2018


River Atrium & Conference Rooms, Richcraft Hall (formerly known as River Building) at Carleton University, 1125 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa, Ontario.

Dress is business attire.

Gala Reception & Business Networking

4:45pm – 5:45pm

Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony

6:00pm – 9:00pm

Business Networking Cafe

9:00pm – 10:00pm

Guest MC Paul Brent, former host of CTV’s Tech Now, will lead our Innovation Community Leadership celebrations.


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

For more information please contact: Cathi Malette, CATAAlliance

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33rd Annual CATAAlliance Innovation and Leadership Awards Gala

The 33rd 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’s Gala theme: Embracing AI means a boost to business (view video)

 Jodie Wallis, Managing Director, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Canada

Ms. Wallis drives Accenture’s collaboration with business partners, government and academia in the AI ecosystem, at a time when organizations increasingly are turning to AI as the predominant way to do business. She  also helps clients to unlock the potential bottom-line benefits of AI as evidenced by the recent Accenture research findings that AI is expected to add an additional CAD $636.1 billion to the economy by 2035, increasing the annual growth rate of gross value added from 2.1 to 3.5 percent.

During her 24 years at Accenture, Wallis has developed deep expertise in management consulting and technology consulting.

Ms. Wallis earned her Bachelor of Mathematics with Honours from the University of Waterloo, where she majored in operations research and minored in statistics and computer science. She actively volunteers in the Toronto community, serving on the organizing committee of the Covenant House Guts + Glory Corporate Challenge, which raises funds for Canada’s largest agency serving at-risk, homeless and trafficked youth.

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
  • building a flagship enterprise in a world without borders
  • combining the power of AI innovation and citizen engagement
  • preparing your company and our nation for the future

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

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: