GTEC 2012 Announces Distinction Awards Program Honourees

GTEC Celebrates 20 Years & Recognizes Over 35 IT Leaders for Standards of Excellence in the Public Sector

OTTAWA, Ontario, Sept. 4, 2012 /CNW/ - GTEC, produced by UBM TechWeb, announces the Honourees for the Distinction Awards Program for 2012. GTEC, Canada's premier IT event, today recognizes top public sector IM/T leaders for their exceptional performance in the Federal, Provincial and Municipal groups within six different categories including: Excellence in Public Service Delivery, Transforming the Business of Government, Excellence in IT Operations, Working Together to Make a Difference, Investing in our People, and Next Generation Leadership. Winners will be announced during this year's GTEC Distinction Awards Gala which will be held on Monday, November 5, 2012 at the Ottawa Convention Centre, Ottawa, Ontario. For more information, visit: http://www.gtec.ca/.

"We congratulate each of the exceptional honourees for their accomplishments and continuous efforts to pursue excellence in public sector service delivery across Canada," said Michele Lajeunesse, Distinction Awards Chair. "We look forward to recognizing their success at our 2nd Annual Honourees Reception on October 11 and to continuing the celebration during GTEC at the Distinction Awards Gala, November 5, a highly anticipated evening for all members of the IM/T community."

Now in its 20th year, GTEC, the leading government technology event in Canada, will take place November 5-8, welcoming over 200 exhibitors and 7,000 attendees for a multi-day conference program and Canada's leading showcase of technologies and services. As part of GTEC's agenda, the Distinction Awards Program recognizes and celebrates projects and individuals within the public sector who have demonstrated leadership and excellence in the innovative management and application of information technologies. In advance of this year's Distinction Awards Gala, a special recognition reception will be hosted on October 11 at the Ottawa Convention Centre to announce the 2012 Honourees of the Distinction Awards Program.

With over 65 nominations received this year, the below honourees were chosen for the 2012 GTEC Distinction Awards by the Honourees Selection Committee:

FEDERAL GROUP:
Aboriginal and Treaty Rights Information System (ATRIS)
Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada - Treaties and Aboriginal Government – Implementation Branch - Consultation and Accommodation Unit

Advertisement Status Model
Audit and Data Services Branch, Public Service Commission

eManifest Portal
Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) / Information, Science and Technology Branch (ISTB) and Programs Branch

Automated Border Clearance
Canada Border Services Agency
Information, Science and Technology Branch and Programs Branch

GST/HST Pre-Assessment National Inventory
Canada Revenue Agency (CRA)
Information Technology Branch (ITB)
Compliance Programs Branch (CPB)

Business Intelligence Foundation (BIDS)
Canada Revenue Agency
Information Technology Branch

SMART (Service Monitoring and Recording Tool)
CATSA/ Program Integrity, Operations / Information Technology, Technology

The Come to Canada Wizard
Citizenship and Immigration Canada

App and Mobile Website Development at PCH
Department of Canadian Heritage / Communications Branch and Chief Information Officer Branch

Canadian Forces Health Information System (CFHIS)
Department of National Defence
Assistant Deputy Minister (Information Management)
Director General Information Management Project Delivery

Enterprise Information Technology Service Management
Department of National Defence
ADM(IM)/DGIMPD

Project Polar Epsilon
Department of National Defence / Assistant Deputy Minister (Information Management) / Director General Information Management Project Delivery

RADAR – Consumer Product Incident Reports
Health Canada – Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety

Enabling Services Renewal Program - Release One
Human Resources and Skills Development Canada

CSBF/CALA Shared System Project
Industry Canada, Chief Informatics Office
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Information Systems Branch

JUSTIPEDIA – The Department of Justice Canada Legal Knowledge Portal
Justice Canada / Management Sector / Law Practice Management Directorate

AvalX Public Avalanche Warning System
Parks Canada Agency

Intelligent Containment, Beyond Hot and Cold - Phase II
Shared Services Canada (SSC)
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC)
Information Systems Branch

RCNet Operations and Support
Telephony and Network Technology / Finance Portfolio / Operations/ Shared Services Canada

Technolinguistic Toolbox Project
Translation Bureau
Public Works and Government Services Canada

Canadian Vehicle Use Study
Transport Canada
Economic Analysis

iPhone/iPad Enterprise Integration
Transport Canada
Technology and Information Management Services Directorate
Computer Operations and Network Services

Web Renewal – A User Centric Approach to Delivering Accessible Information and Services Online
Treasury Board Secretariat
Chief Information Officer Branch
Web Standards Office

PROVINCIAL GROUP:
B.C. Justice System Data Dashboard
B.C. Ministry of Justice, Court Services Branch

Developmental Services Consolidated Information System (DSCIS)
Children Youth & Social Services I & IT Cluster (CYSSC)
Ministry of Community and Social Services (MCSS)

Juanita Lohmeyer - Next Generation Leadership
Enterprise Services / Information Services Division
Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC)

Health System Performance Monitoring Dashboard
Information Management /Information Management & Information Technology (IMIT)/ Interior Health

DriveBC
Information Management Branch and
Business Management Services,
BC Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure

Weigh2GoBC
Information Management Branch (IMB) and
Commercial Vehicle Safety and Enforcement (CVSE),
BC Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure (MOT)

Labour Market Program Support System (LaMPSS)
Labour and Advanced Education / Skills and Learning Branch

Delivering DataBC – Opening Up Government Data
Ministry of Labour, Citizens' Services and Open Government, Province of British Columbia

ICT Service Coordination Initiative
Service Alberta / Enterprise Services

MUNICIPAL GROUP:
Integrated Mobile 2.0 for Fire & Emergency Services
City of Brampton/ Community Services Department/Fire and Emergency Services Division
Financial and Information Services Department/Information Technology Division

EMSTools
Corporate Services / Niagara Region / Information Technology Solutions

Philippe Leclerc - Next Generation Leadership
Office of the City Manager / City Of Regina / Communications

Redesign Calgary.ca Website
The City of Calgary – Corporate Services

About GTEC
GTEC, the Government Technology Exhibition and Conference, is now in its 20th year and is produced in Ottawa by UBM TechWeb. The event includes a professional development conference, a major exhibition and the Distinction Awards Gala. More information on GTEC can be found at www.gtec.ca.

About UBM TechWeb
UBM TechWeb, the global leader in technology media and professional information, enables people and organizations to harness the transformative power of technology. Through its three core businesses – media solutions, marketing services and paid content – UBM TechWeb produces the most respected and consumed brands and media applications in the technology market. More than 14.5 million business and technology professionals (CIOs and IT managers, Web & Digital professionals, Software Developers, Government decision makers, and Telecom providers) actively engage in UBM TechWeb's communities and information resources monthly. UBM TechWeb brands include: global face-to-face events such as Interop, Web 2.0, Black Hat and Enterprise Connect; award-winning online resources such as InformationWeek, Light Reading, and Network Computing; and market-leading magazines InformationWeek, Wall Street & Technology, and Advanced Trading. UBM TechWeb is a UBM plc company, a global provider of news distribution and specialist information services with a market capitalization of more than $2.5 billion.

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