Nominations for the 2015 Technology Leadership Awards are now open! Click here                                         


The 2015 Technology Leadership Awards will be held on May 28th with a formal dinner wrapped around viewings of the Solutions Showcase – an industry theatre profiling the Finalist’s Game Changing initiatives.

The event is a celebration of tech business success as the tech community is brought together to recognize business excellence in the technology sector of the GTA.

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The 2014 Finalists:

Tech Company of the Year           

Intelex - Award Recipient!  Develops, implements and supports software for Environmental, Health and Safety, and Quality management.

Esri Canada - Finalist. Provides world-class enterprise geographic information system (GIS) solutions.

Enghouse - Finalist. Serves a number of distinct vertical markets, developing and selling enterprise oriented applications software in each.

This award recognizes the organization that has demonstrated business leadership and excellence in innovation and a commitment to the knowledge-based sector in the GTA and possibly throughout Canada. Consideration in this category requires increasing profitability, community involvement and thought leadership, and demonstration of sound business fundamentals. 

Momentum Company of the Year

 BNOTIONS - Award Recipient! BNOTIONS is a Mobile Strategy, Data & Analytics Innovation Firm. We are the partner of choice for organizations with the desire to disrupt through innovation.

makeplain corporation - Finalist. Enables organizations to unlock the hidden potential in their people, their technology systems and their operational data.

N-Dimension - Finalist. Solutions protects critical infrastructure assets from costly cyber-attacks.

This award recognizes an organization that has demonstrated excellence in innovation and a commitment to the knowledge-based sector in the Greater Toronto Region while consistently reaching new customers or delivering new services within an existing customer, increasing revenues, adding employees, encouraging community involvement and embracing sound business fundamentals. A minimum of three and maximum of ten years in operation.

Most Promising Start-up 

•  HandyMetrics Award Recipient! Is an evidence-based Hand Hygiene Auditing System that helps hospitals improve patient safety through better hand hygiene behaviour.

Cloud Dynamics Inc. - Finalist. Is a Canada-based Cloud Enabler increasing business and cost efficiencies through a fast, seamless move to cloud-based hosting in a socially responsible manner.

Infradog - Finalist.  Enables the management of your servers and IT infrastructure from your mobile or handheld device.

This award is presented to a Greater Toronto Region based organization that has the greatest potential to demonstrate excellence in their business, and while embracing a commitment to the knowledge-based sector have steadily increased revenue, added employees, and embraced sound business fundamentals including the addition of an advisory board or board of directors. This category is reserved for operations that have been established for three years or less. 

Market Expansion Leader

Scarsin - Award Recipient! Integrated Insight Environment (i2e) is an enterprise platform designed to integrate all critical BI processes.

ComputerTalk Technology - Finalist. Provides cloud based unified communications contact center solutions, via a carefully selected partner network, to customers around the world.

Medgate Inc. - Finalist. Provides Environmental Health and Safety software solutions, used by health & safety professionals around the world.

This award recognizes an organization from within the knowledge-based sector in the Greater Toronto Region that has demonstrated market innovation and successful export growth to reach new customers or deliver new services within an existing customer, increasing internationally sourced revenues, adding employees in the GTA while also encouraging community involvement and demonstrating sound business fundamentals. A minimum of three years in operation is required for judges to investigate positive growth and a proven track record. 

Technology Enabler of the Year

  • RBC-KBI - Award Recipient! Is a Technology Banking team covering York Region and Greater Toronto Area supporting IT and Life Sciences businesses in their banking and funding needs.
  • Wilson Vukelich LLP - Finalist. Provides a full-service business and tax law practice, representing a wide variety of client.
  • Tequity - Finalist. Provides merger and acquisition advisory services to high-tech companies in the Software, Telecom, Internet, Hardware and IT Services.
This award recognizes the company or organization characterized as contributing in the role of tech enabler or “professional advisor or services” that has demonstrated business leadership innovation and excellence in a commitment to the growth and expansion of companies within the knowledge-based sector in the Greater Toronto Region. Consideration in this category requires increasing levels of community involvement and thought leadership, and demonstration of sound business relationships in the role as trusted advisor to tech business leaders. A minimum of 5 years in business.

Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient- Wayne Gudbranson,The Branham Group 

This award recognizes the individual who has demonstrated insight and forethought in building business relationships, thought leadership and excellence in innovation with a commitment to the growth and recognition of the knowledge-based sector in the GTA and possibly throughout Canada. Consideration in this category requires recognition for community involvement and thought leadership, and demonstration of sound advocacy as well as business fundamentals. 

Community Builder Award Recipient- John Kitchen, Esri Canada

TechConnex (YTA) started 30 years ago with an idea to create a community where technology leaders can openly share expertise, build trusted networks, and learn from their peers. To bring this idea to life, TechConnex relies heavily on the very generous participation of volunteers who give their time, talent, and expertise to the development of the programs that build the community. In fact, every year TechConnex benefits from over 10,000 hours of volunteer time from senior executives and leaders from within the GTA tech community. The Community Builder Award recognizes an TechConnex member that has demonstrated a passion for TechConnex and its community. They are committed to creating valuable programs, building networks, and evangelizing on behalf of the Alliance. A confidential process will be used to validate key selection criteria.

Past Winners


Most Promising Start-Up of the Year

Markham based BrainFX develops digital clinical assessment tools for neurofunction. Via secure web profiles, individuals report their medical history, symptoms (physical, mood, behavioural, social), daily activities, and quality of life. The system incorporates feedback from the individual’s family and peers to create a comprehensive profile of their health and quality of life. Through tablet-based game-like activities, BrainFX discerns subtle impairments by measuring more complex skills.


Momentum Company of the Year

Myplanet is a rapidly growing design and technology company specializing in the process and practice of envisioning, designing and building digital products. Their expertise rests of three key pillars: lean user experience design, agile product development, and open source software. Based in Toronto, their team now numbering 80 staff represents a full complement of designers, user researchers, developers, QA specialists, and business analysts. Myplanet doesn’t do campaigns; instead they focus on products and platforms that have a real impact on their clients’ users and businesses – a key driver of their phenomenal growth. Last year they were finalists for the Startup Award!

Technology Company of the Year

Illumiti is a systems integration and management consulting company with offices in Canada, the U.S. and Switzerland, serving customers globally. Its team enables customers to realize their vision by leveraging technology, people and leading business practices. Illumiti helps its clients achieve optimized operations in the key areas at the core of their business, by implementing custom-fit solutions from SAP and other vendors faster, at a lower cost, and at a lower risk than other alternatives. Illumiti is an SAP gold channel partner and has received the SAP Business All-in-One Partner of the Year, Canada award the past three years in a row. Illumiti is also one of the fastest-growing SAP channel partners in the U.S.

Market Expansion Leader

GuestLogix (GXI:TSX), the leading global provider of onboard retail and payment technology, brings over a decade of expertise as a trusted onboard transaction processing partner to airlines, rail operators and the passenger travel industry. The company is partnered with global leaders in catering, duty-free and in-flight entertainment, offering complete onboard retailing services to airlines and rail operators worldwide.

Technology Enabler of the Year

As the fastest-growing accounting, consulting and tax advisory firm in Canada, MNP genuinely understands the experiences and challenges that come with growth. Their entrepreneurial approach allows them to build stronger connections with clients and provide the solutions and services they need. MNP’s strong connection to the technology industry goes beyond their clients. They keep a pulse on industry trends and collaborate with associations within the GTA that are focused on the growth and development of tech companies.


Technology Lifetime Achievement 

Presented to Robert Lane of Toronto, a regular participant in Peer2Peer exchanges sharing his lifetime of leading and learning in technology and related industry.  Bob has worked with and advised some of the top business leaders in North America and around the globe and he serves as a Board Member or Advisor to various companies and organizations in the U.S. and Canada. Notable career achievements include executive roles at Commodore International (Commodore 64), Nortel, General Electric, and International Paper.


Community Builder

David Burnett, CEO of End to End Networks has a passionate spirit which embodies the values of Quality Integrity and Balance. His vision and leadership has produced a thriving organization that is committed to service excellence.David has dedicated 40 years to the IT industry. He specializes in the areas of operations and communications and has utilized his expertise to build a successful foundation for his employees. He has spearheaded countless strategies for all departments, positioning the company as a leading edge Managed Services Provider.  David has been growing the business by introducing innovative strategies, developing strong relationship, and keeping abreast of industry trends.


2012 Winners

Start-Up of the Year

CoreFourCorefour was founded in 2010 by four veterans of the software industry who have been developing globally successful products together for over 25 years. CoreFour's first product is called Edsby. Edsby blends secure social networking with advanced class and student management to create the world's best education engagement platform. 

Momentum Company of the Year

NulogyNulogy was started by a group of University of Waterloo engineering graduates with experience in several successful technology companies, as well as a professor with extensive research and consulting experience.Nulogy's flagship product, PackManager, is used by packagers, manufacturers, and consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies across four continents. The cloud-based solution provides real-time visibility, traceability, quality, and cost information through a user-friendly interfac

Company of the Year

PCI GeomaticsFounded in 1982, PCI Geomatics is a world-leading developer of software and systems to process aerial and satellite imagery. The company provides integrated Esri imagery workflows, standalone image processing capabilities, and large volume processing throughput, giving customers the ability to produce high-quality image products. The company has set the standard in remote sensing and image processing tools offering customized solutions to the geomatics community in over 135 countries.

2011 Winners

Start-Up of the Year
mySpark Technologies
Steve Turner, Co-founder & CTO

The mySpark Education Platform is an education enabler that allows unprecedented connectivity between student and school. mySpark is dedicated to creating technology that helps our best and brightest reach their potential.

Momentum Company of the Year
DVS Sciences Inc. 
Scott Tanner, Co-founder & CEO

DVS Sciences, Inc. is an analytical equipment and reagents development company that produces and markets a high throughput mass cytometer for individual cell analysis based on a novel elemental mass-spectrometry detection technology, and the reagents related to massively multi-parametric biological assays.

Company of the Year
Platform Computing

Songnian Zhou, Co-founder & CEO

Markham-based Platform Computing is the leader in cluster, grid and cloud management software - serving more than 2,000 of the world's most demanding organizations. Platform's workload and resource management solutions have delivered IT responsiveness and lower costs for enterprise and HPC applications. Platform has built strategic relationships with Cray, Dell, Fujitsu, HP, IBM, Intel, Microsoft, Red Hat, and SAS.

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