OTTAWA -- The 2013 CATAAlliance Award Winners were announced the evening of May 29th at a sold out Gala Dinner featuring a keynote address from Peter Aceto, CEO, ING Direct Canada. Keeping-up with the theme of the Gala, Leadership for the 21st Century, and following the guidance of Peter "the Social CEO" Aceto, the winners were announced via Twitter. For nearly three decades, the CATAAlliance Innovation Awards Gala has been celebrating the best in Canadian advanced technology from coast to coast and this year certainly did not disappoint!
The Wilfrid Laurier University 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 2013 Wilfrid Laurier Public Sector Leadership Award in Advanced Technology goes to Nancy Flam, Project Director and Senior Policy Analyst, Nova Scotia Department of Economic Development and Rural Tourism
In 2007, Ms. Flam led a diverse team that developed an incredibly successful provincial broadband strategy and was appointed Project Director for implementation of Broadband for Rural Nova Scotia (BRNS), the provincial "last mile" Internet initiative. By mid-2010 this rugged coastal Atlantic Canadian province boasted nearly 100% broadband coverage to more than a thousand unserved and underserved communities. As well as overseeing the coordination of the network infrastructure build involving the coordination of several private sector Internet service providers, the BRNS team incorporated a change management strategy, Connect to Compete, a strategic approach to community economic and social development that helps communities plan to take full advantage of the power of the Internet. Nancy continues her mission to connect Nova Scotians and increase digital literacy in a leadership capacity with Nova Scotia's incredibly successful Computer Access Program (C@P).
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