Finalists Announced in 2014 Ingenious Awards Program

logo-ingeniousOttawa, September 3, 2014 – In a world where success depends on innovation, collaboration and an uncompromising focus on excellence, ITAC,the organizer of the 2014 Ingenious Awards program, is pleased to announce the 19 finalists in this year’s competition.

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, with finalists representing five provinces. A second panel of five judges will review the finalist submissions and determine the 2014 Ingenious Award winners. The winners will be announced at the Ingenious Awards Gala Dinner on November 12 in Toronto.

“The nominations were impressive, and clearly demonstrate the integral role information technology plays across sectors ranging from financial services to the marine industry,” says Karna Gupta, President and CEO of ITAC. “On behalf of ITAC and the Ingenious Awards Program, I want to thank all the organizations that participated in the call for entries. You made it very tough for the judging panel.”

The finalist:
Large Private Sector
Cisco Canada: Connected North
TELUS Health: Enhancing Medication Management with TELUS Health Pharma Space
TMX Group: TMX Quantum XA Equity Trading System

Large Public Sector
Shepell fgi: My EAP Mobile Device Application
Alberta Health: Alberta Organ and Tissue Donation Registry
Nova Scotia Department of Health and Wellness: Personal Health Records Demonstration Project
Saint Mary’s General Hospital (Kitchener): Public Posting of Real-Time Emergency Wait Times
University Health Network: University Health Network (UHN) – GTA West Diagnostic Imaging Repository

SME Private Sector
Global Relay: Mission Critical Messaging Data Finds a Home in the Cloud
LaserAge Inc.: Print Services Enter the Modern Age of Managed Services
Merchlar: J.P. Morgan Cisco Phone Guide (Pilot)
MicroMetrics: MicroMetrics Customer Insight Platform
TSO Logic: Using Green Technology to Help Data Centres Save Energy

SME Public Sector
Government of New Brunswick Executive Council Office: Security Event Management Centre
Horizon Utilities Corporation: CRM Tool

Not-for-Profit Sector
British Columbia Maritime Employers Association: Fail-safe Longshore Dispatch System Reassures Reliability at Canada’s Largest Marine Port
Calgary Lab Services: Mobile Collection Services Automated Messaging Solution
Edululu: Edululu
Halifax International Airport Authority: Self-Service Baggage Drop

About ITAC:
ITAC is the voice of the Canadian information and communications technologies (ICT) industry which is comprised of about 33,300 companies, generates $155 billion in revenues, contributes $67.2 billion to the Canadian GDP, accounts for 3% of total employment (approximately 572,700 jobs) and is the largest performer of private sector R&D ($4.8 billion).