OTTAWA – The 2018 Award Winners were announced the evening of May 15th at a sold out Innovation Gala Dinner featuring a keynote address from, Jodie Wallis, Managing Director, Artificial Intelligence (A.I.), Accenture Canada.
In her keynote remarks, Ms Wallis addressed the topic of ” Embracing AI means a boost to business.”
The Gala also included a special briefing from the RCMP on the lead work CATA is undertaking in the area of public safety, cybercrime and cyber security.
Following CATA’s passion for digital adoption, the Gala was broadcast livestream and the winners were announced via Twitter and broadcast simultaneously on key social networks. Innovation Gala delegates were asked to become CNN- like live TV reporters by using social media streams to help tell innovation leadership stories to the world. The CATA outreach is more than two million viewers.
During the Awards Gala, winners were presented with awards in the following areas:
TELUS OUTSTANDING PRODUCT ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
– Helen Stevenson, Founder, Reformulary Group
– Brightsquid Secure Communications Corp.
CATA CEO COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP AWARD
Charles Lim, Vice President, Corporate Development, IMAX Corporation
TELFER SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT PRIVATE SECTOR INNOVATION AND/OR LEADERSHIP IN ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY AWARD
Jaime Leverton, Vice President & General Manager, Canada & Asia Pacific (APAC), Cogeco Peer 1
ICTC AWARD FOR IT STRATEGIC HR MANAGEMENT
MAKING THE MOST OF HER MBA AWARD
Emma Azzi, Telfer School of Management, University of Ottawa
SARA KIRKE AWARD FOR ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND INNOVATION
Dr. Suzanne Simpson, Founder & CEO, Human Resource Systems Group
WILFRID LAURIER UNIVERSITY PUBLIC SECTOR LEADERSHIP AWARD IN ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY
Roberta J. Fox, Founding and Interim CEO & CTO, Crisis Services Canada
PETER BROJDE AWARD FOR CANADA’S NEXT GENERATION EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP
Nicole Verkindt, Founder and CEO, OMX (theomx.com)
SPROTT SCHOOL OF BUSINESS AT CARLETON UNIVERSITY OUTSTANDING PRODUCT ACHIEVEMENT
MindBridge Analytics Inc.
MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS AWARD FOR PUBLIC SAFETY TECHNOLOGY
Media Sonar Technologies Inc.
MNP EXCELLENCE IN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY REPORTING AWARD
Eric Emin Wood, Associate Editor, IT World
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The Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance (CATAAlliance) is Canada’s One Voice for Innovation Lobby Group, crowdsourcing ideas and guidance from thousands of opt in members in moderated social networks in Canada and key global markets. (No Tech Firm Left Behind)