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2014 Technology Impact Award Finalists Announced

BC Companies Making Their Mark on the World

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- (Marketwired) -- 04/24/14 -- Today the BC Technology Industry Association (BCTIA) announced the finalists for the 2014 Technology Impact Awards (TIAs). Exemplifying the awards theme of 'BC's Mark on the World', the 2014 finalists embolden British Columbia's reputation for global excellence across a wide range of technologies including enterprise software, hardware, health care and cleantech.

The breadth of technologies being developed, and the international markets that they serve, illustrate the strength, diversity and the increasing global reach of the BC Technology Industry.

"The 2014 TIAs finalists illustrates the continuing maturity of the BC technology industry, and exemplifies the ingenuity, strength, and diversity of our ecosystem," stated BCTIA President Bill Tam. "With companies like these, it's easy to see why Vancouver and BC continue to gain global recognition as the place to start and grow a tech company." Tam added.

The Technology Impact Awards honour three distinct groups: Technology, People and Company. This year's finalists are:

Adoption of Technology


--  FCV Technologies - www.fcv.ca and WorkBC - www.workbc.ca
--  Traction on Demand - www.tractionondemand.com and TELUS -
    http://www.telus.com/
--  Webtech Wireless Inc. - www.webtechwireless.com and Vedder Transport
    Ltd. - www.veddertransportation.com

Excellence in Product Innovation


--  Cooledge Lighting Inc. - http://www.cooledgelighting.com
--  dPoint Technologies Inc. - http://www.dpoint.ca
--  Elastic Path - http://www.elasticpath.com

Most Promising Pre-Commercial Technology


--  Axine Water Technologies - http://www.axinewater.com
--  Global Relay - http://www.globalrelay.com
--  UrtheCast - http://www.urthecast.com

Community Engagement


--  HP Advanced Solutions Inc. - www.hpadvancedsolutions.com
--  PaySavvy Canada, Inc. - www.paysavvy.com
--  Traction on Demand - www.tractionondemand.com

Team of the Year


--  BC Hydro Data Centre Migration Team - http://www.bchydro.com
--  Schneider Electric MicroGrid Lab Team - http://www.schneider-
    electric.com

Most Promising Start-Up


--  Fusion Pipe Software Solutions - http://www.fusionpipe.com
--  PHEMI Health Systems - www.phemi.com
--  Procurify - http://www.procurify.com
--  Trulioo - http://www.trulioo.com

Emerging Company of the Year


--  Aquatic Informatics Inc. - http://www.aquaticinformatics.com
--  QuickMobile - http://www.quickmobile.com/
--  Zafin - http://www.zafin.com

Company of the Year


--  Alpha Technologies Ltd. - www.alpha.ca
--  Fortinet - www.fortinet.com
--  Global Relay - www.globalrelay.net

Winners of the above award categories, and the prestigious Person of the Year Award, will be announced on June 5th, at the 2014 Technology Impact Awards Gala, to be held at the Vancouver Convention Centre. Learn more and purchase tickets at www.thetias.com .

About the BCTIA

Officially incorporated in 1993, the BC Technology Industry Association (BCTIA) is a not-for-profit organization that supports the development, growth, and advancement of technology companies in British Columbia. Our Mission is to help companies grow and build world-class organizations; global leaders that anchor a vibrant technology ecosystem and which serve as an inspiration to entrepreneurs in our community.

Through programs like our Centre4Growth, we support tech companies at all stages of growth and development - from startups to rapidly-growing mid-sized companies, and large global players. The BCTIA works to improve British Columbia's competitiveness and visibility by advancing the development of BC's tech powerhouse - an industry of almost 9,000 companies that employ over 90,000 skilled professionals today. www.bctia.org @bctia

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