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Ingenious Awards – Postponed until spring 2021

Due to COVID, we have made the decision to postpone the Ingenious Awards traditionally held in November each year.  As a result, we are working on a revised awards format with a new date in spring of 2021.  Stay tune for more details.

Turning ideas into products and services is easier said than done, but for the nominees competing for TECHNATION’s (formerly ITAC) Ingenious Awards, the struggle to innovate, collaborate and focus on excellence could pay off.

When the award program was created, it aspired to seek out the very best applications of technology from all corners of Canada and from all sectors. In 2019, our winners came from the healthcare, financial, interactive technology, enterprise mobility, and construction spaces.

Ingenious Awards celebrate the use of technology to improve the performance of large and small businesses, large and small government operations and not-for- profit organizations. In 2017, we reworked the categories slightly to be more representative and added an Ingenious Spark category to include new growth companies.

Last year forty-four  nominations were scrutinized by judges from the CIO Association of Canada who looked for clear demonstrations of measurable achievement and innovation related to the use of information and communications technology to address opportunities and challenges.

There is a category for everyone and we welcome nominations for all corners of our country.  The winners will be announced at the Ingenious Awards Gala Dinner on November 27 in Toronto, a glittering affairs that brings together the top leadership of Canada’s ICT community for a night of celebration.

In the past, we have partnered with CanadianCIO (published by IT World Canada) to recognize overall excellence among Canada’s community of Chief Information Officers called the CanadianCIO of the Year Award.  Two awards will be presented, one for a private sector and one for a public sector CIO.  In both cases, the awards recognize CIOs who have demonstrated business and technological vision, entrepreneurship, a capacity to drive enterprise transformation and a measurable operational strength that delivers shareholder or stakeholder value.

We will be combining the Ingenious Award categories with the CIO categories in the new format in 2021.

So you see the award program is a celebration of excellence and innovation – goals that fundamentally drive the technology sector and those who work in it.  The gala is an occasion to honour our award recipients, but also a celebration of technology itself – a celebration of all in attendance.