Entering its third year, the program honours excellence in the innovative use of information and communications technology (ICT) to achieve greater productivity efficiency or other enterprise goals. Awards are given in five categories: large private enterprise, large public organization, small- or medium-sized private enterprise, small- or medium-sized public organization, and not-for-profit organization.
“The Ingenious Awards Program is the cornerstone in ITAC’s communications advocacy for more robust adoption of ICT across the whole Canadian economy,” said ITAC President and CEO Karna Gupta. “By identifying and showcasing excellence in the use of technology to achieve outstanding, quantifiable business results, we present a forum for peer-to-peer education and inspiration among large-, medium- and small-sized organizations in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors.”
Nominations are open until June 30 for organizations that completed projects making innovative use of ICT in the past two years. The awards will be presented at the Ingenious Awards Gala on November 12 at the Four Seasons Hotel, 60 Yorkville Avenue, Toronto. All nominations undergo a rigorous two-tier judging process. A team of ICT executives from the CIO Association of Canada oversees initial judging, with final judging conducted by five senior CIOs and CEOs.
“In addition to recognizing outstanding achievement in the use of technology, our goal is to inspire organizations to apply ICT more creatively, which will lead to a more productive and innovative Canadian economy,” said Gupta.
To be eligible for nomination, organizations must be Canadian and the project must have taken place in Canada and have been completed no earlier than June 2012. Full contest rules and nomination forms can be found at IngeniousAwards.ca.