Tonight, at a gala in downtown Toronto, the winners of the 2018 ITAC Ingenious Awards were announced and celebrated.
More than 50 nominations were submitted across 6 categories. A panel of 18 members of the CIO Association of Canada were tasked with narrowing it down to 3 finalists in each category. The awards program was created in 2011 as a way to recognize Canadian talent and initiatives designed to improve performance, introduce new services, solve programs and grow businesses.
The 2018 ITAC Ingenious Award winners are:
- Large Private Sector: GoldCorp Inc., for their Goldcorp Cognitive Journey program
- Large Public Sector: Halton Healthcare for their Smart Hospitals Enabling Exemplary Patient Experiences initiative
- Medium Private Sector: ComplyWorks for their Realtime Multilingual Language Detection and Translation Add-on to Customer Support Application
- Small Private Sector: Bluewrist for their Robotics and 3D Machine Vision – A Smarter Way to do QA Testing program
- SME Public/Not-for-Profit: Montréal West Island Health and Social Services Centre for their Implementing the Resident Assessment Instrument with Lean Methodologies initiative
- Ingenious Spark: Chatter Research; recognizing a successful new technology product or service
Gary Davenport, past President of the CIO Association of Canada and ITAC Board member said “It is a real pleasure to be a member of the CIOCAN judging panel to help select the Ingenious Award winners. Through this process CIOCAN helps to recognize great examples of innovation and competitiveness in the use of digital technologies. We look forward to leveraging these examples to continue to advance the state of our industry within Canada.”
Also announced tonight: The 2018 CanadianCIO of the Year Award winners.
- Public Sector: Tara Mulrooney, Chief Technology Officer, Alberta Energy Regulator
- Private Sector: Mark Saunders, Chief Information Officer, Sun Life Financial
Everyone involved in this program recognizes that whether one is selected as a winner or not – that opportunities such as this to highlight the extraordinary efforts of these incredible Canadians should not be missed. There are truly so many outstanding organizations and accomplished CIO’s across our country – all who are moving us forward, and having a profound effect on businesses, individuals and communities each and every day.
The CIO Association of Canada has been a proud partner of the ITAC Ingenious Awards since the inception in 2011. The process of reviewing the nominations is one that inspires all who participate and we are looking forward to what next year will bring. 2019 Nominations will be open in the spring.