44 finalists unveiled for Technology Impact Awards

Local leaders to be recognized across a range of categories including technology adoption, resilience and diversity and inclusion.

The BC Tech Association (BC Tech) announced the finalists for its 2021 Technology Impact Awards (TIAs).

During a virtual event, Jill Tipping, BC Tech president and CEO, announced 44 companies and people across a range of categories including technology adoption, resilience and diversity and inclusion.

Annually, the TIAs celebrate outstanding companies and individuals who have made a significant impact on the BC tech industry.

“Throughout the COVID-19 crisis the province’s tech sector pulled together to support our communities, help small business to adopt technology, provide reskilling programs and put workers displaced by Covid into new jobs in the tech sector,” said Tipping. “BC Tech companies built the resilience of British Columbia this year and the stories are inspiring! With more applicants than ever before, the TIAs celebrate a community of bold optimists and  innovators that is transforming BC’s economy.”

This year, the achievements of the following 44 finalists are being recognized in the following categories:

Excellence in Technology Innovation

  • Canexia Health, Dapper Labs, FORM and TraceSafe

The 2021 Excellence in Technology Innovation award is presented in partnership with MDA.

Excellence in Technology Adoption

  • Advanced Intelligent Systems, Boast.ai, HSBC Canada and Limage Media Group

The 2021 Excellence in Technology Adoption award is presented in partnership with Accenture.

Company of the Year - Startup

  • ehsAI, Ideon, Live It Earth and Matidor.com 

The 2021 Company of the Year – Startup award is presented in partnership with Microsoft.

Company of the Year - Growth

  • Acuva, Launchpad, PrecisionOS and Riipen

The 2021 Company of the Year – Growth award is presented in partnership with Osler.

Company of the Year - Export

  • Boast.ai, Geocomply Solutions, Invinity Energy Systems and LMI Technologies

The 2021 Company of the Year – Export award is presented in partnership with Export Development Canada.

Company of the Year - Scale

  • Canalyst, East Side Games, Jane Software and Thinkific

The 2021 Company of the Year – Scale award is presented in partnership with Clio.

Company of the Year - Anchor

  • AbCellera, Absolute Software, Cymax Group and WELL Health

The 2021 Company of the Year – Anchor award is presented in partnership with Deloitte.

Spirit Of BC Tech: Resilience

  • Copperleaf, PressReader, Seaspan Shipyards, Thrive Health and Traction on Demand

The 2021 Spirit of BC Tech: Resilience award is presented in partnership with Absolute Software.

GameChanger - Diversity & Inclusion

  • Broadband TV, Clio, East Side Games and Stemcell Technologies

The 2021 GameChanger - Diversity & Inclusion award is presented in partnership with PwC.

Tech Culture of the Year

  • Freightera, Klue, Lumen5 and Rival

The 2021 Tech Culture of the Year award is presented in partnership with SAP.

Person of the Year

  • Dr. Carl Hansen, Laurie Schultz and Hamed Shahbazi


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