Turning ideas into products and services is easier said than done, but for 21 finalists competing for Information Technology Association of Canada’s 2015 Ingenious Awards, the struggle to innovate, collaborate and focus on excellence has paid off.
Leveraging digital technologies ranging from cloud computing to the Internet of Things, this year’s finalists are transforming products, processes and business models, and are reshaping the way Canadians work, shop, access healthcare, and even do their do their banking.
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.
Fifty seven 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 came from across Canada. A second panel of five judges will review the finalist submissions and determine the 2015 Ingenious Award winners. The winners will be announced at the Ingenious Awards Gala Dinner on November 17 in Toronto.
“Innovation is at the foundation of much of the success we see within the ICT community. This year’a nominations provide ample evidence that foundation is anchored in bedrock,” says Karna Gupta, President and CEO of ITAC. “The industry embraces the challenge of change unabashedly and many of the teams behind these initiatives are capitalize on opportunities that didn’t exist as little as five years ago.”
Large Private Sector
Canadian Tire Corporation: Creating the Future of Retailing at Canadian Tire Corporation’s Cloud Nine Digital Innovation Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba
Ceridian: Ceridian XOXO Customer Success Program
D2L: D2L from Waterloo Region, Ontario
Orion Health: Implementation of OntarioMD’s Hospital Report Manager Powered by Rhapsody Integration Engine
Parsons: Roadwork Scheduling System (RSS)
Tangerine: Tangerine’s Biometric launch
Large Public Sector
Ontario IT Source, Central Agencies I&IT Cluster: Enterprise Project and Cloud Services: Driving Innovation in the OPS through the Cloud
Metrolinx: Union Pearson (UP) Express Technologies Program
Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care: Panorama – Immunization Module
NAV Canada: iSign
University Health Network: Implementation of an Advanced Clinical Documentation Tool at UHN
SME Private Sector (non ICT)
Intelligent Mechatronic Systems: Intelligent Mechatronic Systems (IMS) puts safer, smarter and greener driving in gear
Konnexio Inc.: Konnexio Slashes Equipment Manufacturing Time
SME Private Sector (ICT)
Coencorp: SiteManager Version 2
IXACT Contact Solutions: IXACT Contact improves connections to sell more homes
Kinduct Technologies: Kinduct Performance Athlete Asset Management System
SME Public Sector
Aqsarniit Middle School: Connected North
CS Viamonde: Collaboration in the Classroom
Connecting People for Health Cooperative Ltd.: Connecting People for Health
Cybera: Rapid Access Cloud
Ontario MD: OntarioMD Hospital Report Manager facilitates faster follow-up care for Ontario patients.