April 24, 2009
24th Annual CATAAlliance Innovation Awards Gala Dinner
For over two decades, the CATAAlliance Innovation Awards Gala Dinner has been celebrating the best in Canadian advanced technology. This prestigious Gala has become one of the most eagerly awaited events in Canada's business calendar.
At the Awards evening, the Winners will be recognized for their innovation, expertise, and leadership in Canada's advanced technology community.
This year's theme is "Leadership & Glory": How great leaders inspire great success in challenging times. It will feature the Chair of Goldcorp, Ian Telfer, keynote speaker. Mr. Telfer is passionate entrepreneur, community leader and recognized newsmaker.
Personifying "Guts & Glory", the Gala also spotlights Adam Kreek, the 2008 Olympic Gold Medalist Men's Eight Rowing and the 2008 World Cup Champion Men's Eight Rowing. Adam is also a high-tech wizard, with a company owning a bio-diesel process, and is a tireless promoter of "Clean Air Champions", a national charity which promotes environmental and physical health.
This year's Gala celebrates stand-out companies with "Leadership & Glory", that give Canada its business edge. These Canadian companies are the "best of the best" in global collaboration and competition in the folllowing areas:
- Outstanding Product Achievement - Health Care/ICT
- Gowlings Clean Technology Award
- Emerging Technology
- Excellence in Science and Technology Reporting
- ICTC Award for HR Leadership
- Ericsson MoCo Award
- Private Sector Innovation and/or Leadership in Advanced Technology
- Public Sector Innovation and/or Leadership in Advanced Technology
- CIO Leadership
- Sara Kirke Award for Woman Entrepreneurship