Ottawa – For twenty-five years the CATAAlliance Innovation and Leadership Awards Gala Dinner has been celebrating the best in Canadian innovation and outstanding achievement. This prestigious gala has become one of the most eagerly awaited events of Canada’s advanced technology community.
The Awards evening is meant to be a celebration of the award winners and of Canadian innovation. CATAAlliance and its partners will recognize industry innovation, expertise, and leadership in the Canadian high-technology sector. Criteria for each award is explained as part of the category description in the Nomination Guide. Nominations close on February 25 2010.
Awards will be presented in the following areas:
Outstanding Product Achievement (ICT)
Outstanding Product Achievement (Clean Tech)
Outstanding Product Achievement (Health Care)
Excellence in Science and Technology Reporting
Private Sector Innovation and/or Leadership in Advanced Technology
Public Sector Leadership in Advanced Technology
IT Strategic HR Management
CIO of the Year, for SME’s and Large Corporations
Special guests from industry and government will be invited to attend and the evening will feature the awards ceremony, networking and a business dinner. Co-hosts include Deloitte and Gowlings Lafleur Henderson LLP, in addition to Award sponsors for each category.
The 2010 Innovation and Leadership Awards Gala Dinner will take place May 19, 2010 at the Telfer School of Management, University of Ottawa. Paul Brent, host of CJOH TV’s Tech Now will be our guest MC. Attendees will also enjoy an informative and interactive discussion with this year’s featured panel, including:
Dan Dodge, CEO, QNX Software Systems
Derek Kuhn, Head, Alcatel-Lucent Canada
Ben Riley, Head, U.S. Defence Rapid Technology Office
Caroline Lewko, President, Wireless Industry Partnership
Banff – With 28 prestigious award categories, including the addition of four Francophone Categories, new interactive and drama categories, Best Branded Entertainment, Best Cross-Platform and Soap Operas as well as a special Green Grand Prize open to all eligible competition participants – the 2010 Rockies promise to be an exceptional competition.
The early bird nomination deadline is on February 1 with the final submission deadline on February 15, so don’t miss your opportunity to save – take advantage of the early bird discount and submit your program today! The Rockies will be presented at the 31st Banff World Television Festival at the Fairmont Banff Springs in Banff, Alberta, Canada, in June 2010.
The 2010 Program Competition Categories
Programmes de Divertissement
Children, Family & Youth Categories (Fiction & Non Fiction)
Children’s Programs (2+)
Youth Programs (13+)
Lifestyle & Information Programs
Music or Variety Programs or Series
Reality Format Programs
Arts & Performing Arts Programs
History & Biography Programs
Investigative & Current Affairs Programs
Popular Science & Technology Programs
Social & Humanitarian Documentaries
Wildlife & Natural History Programs
Continuing Series & Serial Programs
Best Branded Entertainment
Best Cross-Platform Project
Original Online Programs
This year’s program submissions will now be submitted using our online video link, powered by Calamares. Please note that this is the preferred method to submit your program into the competition. Our system accepts video files up to 1.5 GB in size, of the following file formats: AVI, MOV, MPG (MPEG, MP4, M2V, M4V), 3GP (3G2), WMV (ASF), FLV, or VOB.