Technology Impact Awards 2018 recognize the best in BC's tech industry

Jun 5 2018, 2:06 am

Technology Impact Awards (TIAs) recognized some of the biggest changemakers in the province’s tech industry on June 1, 2018.

Winners were announced in front of a sold-out crowd at the Technology Impact Awards Gala, held at the Vancouver Convention Centre.

This year also marked the TIA’s 25th anniversary of celebrating excellence and innovation in BC’s tech sector.

“Each year we are blown away by the accomplishments in our growing community, and the visionary companies and individuals who are paving the way forward in tech,” said Jill Tipping, BC Tech President and CEO, in a release.

“This year we had an incredible group of finalists who impressed the judges with the quality and diversity of their achievements. From law to natural resource management to retail, this year’s winners demonstrate that technological advancement is the bedrock for industry success and positive social change. We congratulate all the winners and finalists on their contributions towards building a strong, vibrant future for BC and the world we share.”

ACL took home the top prize for Company of the Year. ACL delivers enterprise governance SaaS solutions that help governments and the world’s largest companies quantify risk, stamp out fraud.

Judi Hess, CEO of Vancouver-based software company Copperleaf, took home the award for Person of the World. Under Judi’s leadership, Copperleaf has become one of the top 20 biggest software companies in BC, and one of the fastest-growing software companies in Canada.

The full list of award winners from the 2018 TIA awards include:

  • Startup of the Year: Klue
  • Community Engagement: iQmetrix
  • Excellence in Technology Adoption: Teck
  • Excellence in Technology Innovation: Finn Al 
  • Growth Company of the Year:  Buyatab
  • Tech Culture of the Year: Clio
  • Bill Thompson Lifetime Achievement Award: Dr. Gerri Sinclair
  • Spirit of the BC Tech Award: Ayogo
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