Nominations for the 2016 CATAAlliance Innovation and Leadership Awards

The CATAAlliance Innovation and Leadership Awards are the most prestigious annual awards conferred on individuals and corporations by Canada's advanced technology community. They are presented in recognition of exceptional contributions made to the creation of science and technology-based industrial strength in Canada. Criteria for each award are explained as part of the category description.

The Award descriptions are available in pdf format at:
http://www.cata.ca/files/PDF/awards/CATA_Innovation_and_Leadership_Awards.pdf

The new Weology Leadership Award is presented to a private or public sector executive who has created an organizational culture in which individuals have the means to truly thrive and succeed, be happy in their work and feel fulfilled and growing. A culture that gives voice to all team members, no matter who they are or what they do. The purpose of the Award is to recognize and build upon positive, social leadership role models and strategies as one of the keys for driving the future growth of the Canadian economy.
New Technology Commercialization Award to recognize the efforts of a technology company whose product has been commercialized through the use of advanced manufacturing and innovative electronics.
This Award recognizes the executive leadership of an individual who has had a major impact on the creation, success and/or transformation of their enterprise. Candidates will typically hold senior positions such as CEO, CFO, COO, President or Vice-President. The winner will be representative of Canada’s next generation of Innovation Nation business leaders.
The Award will be presented to a Canadian organization for an outstanding technology engineering development which has resulted in the production of a world-class Public Safety product or family of products. The product will have proven itself in operation and its design and market success will have enhanced Canada's international reputation for innovation and excellence.
The Award will be presented to a Canadian organization for an outstanding technology engineering development which has resulted in the production of a world-class product or family of products. The product will have proven itself in operation and its design and market success will have enhanced Canada's international reputation for innovation and excellence.
The Award will be presented to a Canadian organization for an outstanding technology engineering development which has resulted in the production of a world-class product or family of products. The product will have proven itself in operation and its design and market success will have enhanced Canada's international reputation for innovation and excellence.
The Award is presented to a journalist or writer raising the public profile of science and technology and contributing to the building of a science and technology culture in Canada.
The Private Sector Innovation and/or Leadership in Advanced Technology Award is presented to an individual from the private sector in recognition of outstanding technological innovation and corporate leadership which has significantly expanded the frontiers of Canada's advanced technology industry. The recipient must have demonstrated consistent innovation and leadership skills resulting in the creation and international acceptance of significant world-class products and/or the establishment and development of a major advanced technology company or companies that have withstood the test of time. Contributions to achieving a more competitive investment climate in Canada will also be taken into account.
The Public Sector Leadership Award is presented to a leading individual from the public sector to recognize a significant contribution to the development and application of advanced technology in Canada. The recipient must have demonstrated creativity and leadership in the design and implementation of policies and programs to support the development and application of advanced technology. The recipient will have been consistent in supporting technology and its application. Programs initiated by the recipient must have provided important support to the developers of technology as well as to industries which will benefit from its use.
The ICTC (Information and Communications Technology Council) Award for IT Strategic HR Management is presented to the Information Technology (IT) company or organization that enhanced their performance and reputation by leveraging organization human capital. Their efforts should demonstrate how Human Resources (HR) align with corporate strategic goals and enhances their successes. The winner will have led their organization by effectively providing leadership on HR issues, contributing to business growth and communicating the value of HR. Nominations will be evaluated on an organization's IT HR planning, delivery and execution as well as demonstrated understanding and use of technology, business knowledge and strategic contributions. The organization honoured will also demonstrate their belief and dedication towards understanding the IT sector and its many innovations. Judges will evaluate the extent to which the nominees' HR strategy and actions added value while attracting and developing an engaged, motivated and highly qualified workforce.
The Award will be presented to a Canadian organization for an outstanding technology engineering development or solution which has resulted in the production of a world-class Digital Health Care product or family of products. The product or solution will have proven itself in operation and its design and market success will have enhanced Canada's international reputation for health care innovation and excellence.
The Award will be presented to a Canadian organization for an outstanding technology engineering development which has resulted in the production of a world-class Mobility product or family of products. The product will have proven itself in operation and its design and market success will have enhanced Canada's international reputation for innovation and excellence.
The Salesforce.com Cloud Computing Innovation Award is presented to an organization leading service transformation through the adoption of cloud computing and contributing to the building of a culture of excellence in the Canadian public sector.
This corporate advocacy champion award is presented to an individual within the high tech community who actively promotes diversity in the supply chain as a mechanism for innovation and competitiveness. The Canadian Aboriginal and Minority Supplier Council, CAMSC, operates as a private sector-led, not for profit membership organization that facilitates access to procurement opportunities between major corporations and aboriginal and minority-owned suppliers.
The Sara Kirke Award for Entrepreneurship and Innovation sponsored by EY is presented to the woman who has shown outstanding entrepreneurship as well as technological innovation or corporate leadership -- leadership that has significantly expanded the frontiers of Canada's advanced technology industry. The purpose of the Award is to celebrate innovation, entrepreneurship and create positive role models for women.

How to Nominate:

Complete the CATAAlliance Innovation and Leadership Awards Nomination Form and submit to CATAAlliance by April 15, 2016.

Supporting evidence can be attached electronically as a Word document (two page maximum) to adebroy@cata.ca.

Specify the category of the award.

Clearly identify the name of the individual/corporation being nominated and provide address and telephone and email.

Cite the evidence in support of your nomination

The evidence must clearly establish the nature of the achievement and its contribution to advanced technology in Canada.

    Data should be verifiable and self-evident.

    In the case of the journalism award, samples of the individual's work must be included, together with a list of published articles dealing with science and technology related issues.

    Provide your name, address, telephone number and email.

    The completed nomination must reach CATA by end of day, April 15, 2016.

CATA's Board of Directors will examine all nominations and determine the three leading candidates in each category. These three leading candidates in each category will then be submitted to the CATAAlliance membership for voting. The 2016 winners will be announced at the 31st Annual CATAAlliance Innovation and Leadership Awards Gala Dinner May 26, 2016, Hosted by the Sprott School of Business at Carleton University.

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