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2017 Winners

PCL Constructors reach new heights with real-time analytics solution in the cloud

When one of PCL Constructors Inc. superintendents wrongly insisted that his project was running on schedule, his boss didn’t have to argue the point with him – they just pointed to the facts made clear by the data on their new real-time analytics dashboard.

“It’s not to penalize the poor guy,” says Brian Kmet, manager of business data optimization in PCL’s senior technology group. “But to show the data doesn’t show that he’s on schedule and then talk about how to get back on schedule. The benefit of this is that conversations are happening on the job site that never used to happen.”

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eCTAS improves patient care in Ontario

The winner of the Information Technology Association of Canada’s Ingenious Award in the Large Public Business category for 2017 brings new efficiencies to primary health care. The electronic Canadian Triage and Acuity Scale (eCTAS) solution from Canada Care Ontario is making emergency room triage more accurate, leading to better patient outcomes.

Triage – the process of sorting patients into levels of urgency – is a difficult challenge for emergency department nurses under pressure. Nurses in Canada use the five-point Canadian Triage and Acuity Scale (CTAS) for making these decisions, but those working at the sharp end of the process must categorize patients under pressure.

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OntarioMD connecting family doctors with specialists for an easier healthcare journey

It’s no secret that finding a doctor in Ontario can be a painstakingly long process, but finding a specialist is often even worse. But as digital innovations continue to disrupt every facet of life, the healthcare industry is seeing major improvement because of technology.

Take the provincial eConsult initiative, for example, led by OntarioMD. The online platform, currently in pilot phase, connects community-based family physicians to specialists around Ontario for advice.

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SOTI’s mobile-first solution wins Ingenious Award

The terms disruption, re-invention, innovation and customer experience get used often in the IT sector nowadays, but for Mississauga, Ont.-based SOTI Inc. these buzzwords have a much deeper meaning.

The 2017 Ingenious Award winner in the Medium Business category looks to include all those factors with its technology solutions to deliver improved business performance.

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Lumo Interactive goes global with a SaaS platform for the event space

In 2011 it became clear to Lumo Interactive that simply providing custom interactive displays for tradeshows and events wasn’t enough to maintain a sustainable business, so it began providing a software-as-a-service platform to help agencies and small businesses create their own displays. Now in 2017, Lumo Interactive has tens of thousands of customers across the globe, including the likes of McDonalds and Google.

The Winnipeg- and Toronto-based company’s software platform is called Lumo Play. It allows agencies, brands, and educators to make interactive displays for interactive projection on the floor or wall, as well as for touchscreens, without having to code. Lumo Interactive does all the work on the back end, customers just have to upload their own graphics.

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Sensibill wins Ingenious Spark Award for helping banking app users track their spending habits

A Toronto-based FinTech firm has been named the first-ever recipient of the Information Technology Association of Canada (ITAC)’s Ingenious Spark award for helping banks across North America – and beyond – fill a critical gap in their mobile services.

Co-founded by a former lawyer all too familiar with the pain of tracking expenses, Sensibill Inc. provides banks with a receipt-tracking platform they can add to their apps.

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