The BC Tech Association took to Zoom today to announce the finalists for the 2020 Technology Impact Awards (TIAs). BC Tech President and CEO Jill Tipping joined co-host Riaz Meghji online to announce the finalists live amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
This year the theme of the B.C.’s largest and longest-running tech awards program is “Purpose,” which is particularly fitting given the extensive work being done by the BC Tech Community to combat COVID-19. To celebrate the theme a new award named “Spirit of BC Tech — Purpose” has been added to the list of awards.
“Seeing the community come together to support one another during these challenging times has given new meaning to our annual celebration of the change makers, the up-and-comers, the innovators and the bold,” said Tipping. “It is incredibly rewarding to see such grit, kindness and compassion as we work to make B.C. the best place to grow and scale a tech company and advance technology adoption in every industry.”
BC Tech’s annual awards are celebrated every June at the Vancouver Convention Centre with 1,000+ regularly in attendance celebrating B.C.’s vibrant tech ecosystem. This year that will not be the case but Tipping promised that the winners will be recognized in the fall, trophies and all!
Hear are the 2020 Technology Impact Award Finalists:
Person of the Year:
– Catherine Dahl, Beanworks
– Jack Newton, Clio
– Josh Nilson, East Side Games
– Ryan Peterson, Finger Food Advanced Technology Group