TORONTO, Nov. 13, 2014 /CNW/ - Six Canadian organizations that use information and communication technology (ICT) in unique ways that touch lives and improve productivity have won 2014 Ingenious Awards.
Presented by the Information Technology Association of Canada (ITAC) November 12, the awards recognize ICT excellence in five categories: not-for-profit organizations, small/medium public and private organizations, and large organizations in the public and private sectors.
The 2014 winners tackled problems ranging from wait times at airports and emergency rooms to personal data protection, organ and tissue donation and the increasing need for speed in business transactions.
Not-For-Profit: The Halifax International Airport Authority - Self-serve baggage drop
Small/Medium Public: New Brunswick Office of the CIO - Security Event Management Centre (SEMC) offering centralized cyber-infrastructure security.
Small/Medium Private: Global Relay – a Vancouver-based cloud archiving and service firm
Large Public: (Two winners) Alberta Organ and Tissue Donation Registry - A searchable, signed consent data base system; St. Mary's General Hospital (Kitchener) – Posting real-time emergency department wait times.
Large Private: TMX - TMX Quantum XA Equity Trading System - An ultra low latency equity trading system.
"The award recipients are exceptional examples of how excellence and innovation in ICT can touch people's lives. By making flying easier, information storage safer, stock trading faster, ER visits more manageable and organ donation simpler, they are impacting the way people work, access services, and communicate," said ITAC President and CEO Karna Gupta. "The winners of the Ingenious Awards represent the best of what our sector is doing to improve business and life in Canada, and help build a leading digital economy."
Launched in 2011, the Ingenious Awards program invites nominations from across Canada's ICT industry, as well as from organizations in the five categories that have realized significant results through the innovative use of ICT.
The Information Technology Association of Canada (ITAC) is the voice of the Canadian information and communications technologies (ICT) industry. ITAC represents a diverse ICT community spanning telecommunications and internet services, ICT consulting services, hardware, microelectronics, software and electronic content.
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SOURCE: Information Technology Association of Canada
For further information: Steve Proctor, Communications Director, ITAC| Information Technology Association of Canada, 647-528-2013,[email protected]