2017 Ingenious Awards – Call for Nominations Open
Turning ideas into products and services is easier said than done, but for the nominees competing for Information Technology Association of Canada’s 2017 Ingenious Awards, the struggle to innovate, collaborate and focus on excellence could pay off.
The accomplishments of the 2016 winners provided us with a glimpse into the power of ICT to: solve health care problems; enable payment functionality on multiple devices using the cloud; leverage technology to improve patient care; reduce costs, increase yields while reducing labour costs; putting the power of big data analytics into the hands of SMBs and streamlining day-to-day operations to serve more people in need.
For 2017, we have reworked the categories slightly to be more representative and added a new Ingenious Spark category.
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.
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.
Nominations come from across Canada. The winners will be announced at the Ingenious Awards Gala Dinner on November 9 in Toronto, a glittering affairs that brings together the top leadership of Canada’s ICT community for a night of celebration. Information and gala ticket registration (to come)
ITAC also partners with CanadianCIO (published by IT World Canada) to recognize overall excellence among Canada’s community of Chief Information Officers called the ITAC 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.