Today we’re thankful for everyone who has helped and continues to help grow the tech industry, including the many nominees, finalists and winners of the BC Tech Technology Impact Awards of 2022.
The work you do, day in and day out, helps to strengthen our field of work. The passion you bring supports the development of our communities.
Whether you were a finalist for Spirit of BC Tech – Ambition, a GameChanger in Climate Leadership or Diversity & Inclusion, up for Excellence in Industry or Technology Innovation, a Company of the Year nominee, or a finalist in Excellence in Company Culture, your contributions are impactful and appreciated. It is an honour to have you as peers.
We’d like to specifically recognize Joy Johnson and Pascal Spothelfer as finalists for Person of the Year. You have each proven to be leaders, mentors and advocates for technology in BC. Thank you for all you are.
“I don’t know how we’re going to get more people in tech, but that’s really my passion,” said Joshua Nilson, our GM and Co-Founder during his acceptance speech for Person of the Year.
“The fact that most of our tech is around Vancouver and Victoria but we don’t really look at tech outside, in northern BC, the islands, all over these places; the fact that we (BC) only have less than one percent (representation of) Indigenous people in tech is something I want to change. I don’t know how I’m going to do it but I’m going to hit up all of you to help me do it.”
Congratulations and thank you again to all the finalists and winners (full list available here), including Dapper Labs, HTEC , Hootsuite, Vancouver Airport Authority, MeetAmi Innovations Inc., VodaSafe Inc., AOT Technologies, Advanced Cyclotron Systems Inc., Redlen Technologies Inc., GeoComply
To BC Tech (Jill Tipping, FCPA, FCA, Erika Borgerson, CMP & team), thank you for helping us celebrate and empower our industry.