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Meet the Vancouver innovators on the Misties Awards shortlist
The global competition for the Top 20 Individual Leaders in Intelligent and Connected Devices sees familiar tech execs make the list of finalists.
Local engineering design consultancy MistyWest has announced the shortlist for its second annual Misties Awards. The celebration highlights outstanding individuals from around the world who have commercialized tech solutions, such as inventors, hackers, and business leaders.
“MistyWest’s vision is a prosperous global community enabled by technology,” said Leigh Christie, cofounder of MistyWest. “One of the ways we can achieve that is by building meaningful connections between the people who are leading technological advancements and setting the standards of excellence.”
Last year, one-fifth of the winners hailed from Vancouver: Michael Burton, director of engineering at Semios; Roman Kozak, co-founder and CTO at Verdi; Mark Rabin, founder and CEO at Portable Electric; and Sampath Satti, hardware lead and product manager at Brave Technology Coop.
MistyWest accepted self- and peer-nominations for individuals who have commercialized intelligent and connected innovations. Thirty one judges narrowed down the nominees to a list of 44 finalists. The winners will be announced virtually on June 15 and will be collectively awarded over $10k in cash and in-kind prizes to develop their solutions, thanks to Nordic Semiconductor, Thistle Technologies, and Duro.
Check out the Vancouver-based finalists below:
Douglas Schouten, co-founder of Ideon Technologies, drove the commercial application of his company’s subsurface geophysics technique, muon tomography, which leverages cosmic rays from space to see beneath the Earth’s surface.
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