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23rd September 2011

GTEC 2011 Announces Keynote Speakers and Next Gen Leadership Awards

GTECGTEC, produced by UBM TechWeb, announces keynote presentations from a leading speaker line-up including the Honourable Tony Clement, the CIO of Canada, Corinne Charette and the new head of shared services, Liseanne Forand. In addition to keynotes, GTEC presents a multi-day conference program, happening October 17-20, 2011 at the Ottawa Convention Centre, which includes a new Ignite-style session format to discuss the next generation workplace.  Read the rest of this entry »

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23rd September 2011

Chatham-Kent PD Award Winning Mobile IT Innovators

CKPSThe Chatham-Kent Police Service  has just won its third major award for IT innovation in the last four months, confirming its status as a widely recognized world-leader in IT for mobile policing. Teaming up with Mobile Innovations as their exclusive, go-to BlackBerry smartphone and PlayBook solutions partner since adopting the BlackBerry platform in 2006.

In May 2011, at the BlackBerry World Conference  in Orlando, Chatham-Kent Police Service (CKPS) won the BlackBerry Achievement Award For Public Sector Innovation. The CKPS was chosen by a panel of RIM judges for demonstrating outstanding innovation and measurable business value with their Mobile Innovations Mobile Police Assist (MPA) 2 Factor authentication solution. Read the rest of this entry »

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21st September 2011

Corel Announces Winners of 2011 CorelDRAW International Design Contest

Corel today announced the winners of the 2011 CorelDRAW® International Design Contest. With categories representing a range of production and design disciplines, the contest celebrates the diversity of CorelDRAW talent from around the globe. A total of twenty-four winning designs were selected from the hundreds of entries submitted by CorelDRAW users worldwide. Joseph Diaz of Pontiac, Illinois was named the Grand Prize winner for his entry entitled Steampunk Stella’s. All of the winning designs can now be viewed on the  CorelDRAW web site. Read the rest of this entry »

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19th September 2011

Winning animators announced for the TeleToon at Night Pilot Project

teletoon at nightTELETOON at Night fans have spoken! The votes are in and Vancouver, BC’s Sheryl Vedamani and Lemoyne, QC’s Philippe Ramsay Gaudreau have 10,000 reasons to gloat today as their animated films have been named the winners of the TELETOON at Night Pilot Project and TÉLÉTOON la Nuit Projet Pilote contests, respectively. As the winners, both Vedamani and Gaudreau have won $10,000 CDN and a trip for two to North America’s largest animation conference and festival, the Television Animation Conference and Ottawa International Animation Festival.

Vedamani, 20, is a Vancouver native and is a student at Vancouver Film School. Gaudreau, 26, grew up in Brossard, Quebec and currently works as a 2D artist at a video game company in Montreal. Read the rest of this entry »

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16th September 2011

History Makers International Awards Open For Nominations

history makersThe call for entries for the 2012 History Makers Awards has been officially opened.  Presented during History Makers International on January 25th-27th at the Millennium Broadway Hotel in New York, the History Makers Awards recognize the very best in History, Current Affairs and Non-Fiction programming, across TV and digital platforms.

In order to be eligible for nomination, an entry had to have been released for the first time anywhere in the world, between October 1, 2010 and September 30, 2011. Entries in the competition must be in the English language or have English subtitles or have dialogue dubbed in English. There is a $115.00 USD fee per entry, and nominations close on November 4th 2011. The Categories are listed below, but please see the competition website for the complete list of rules and regulations. Read the rest of this entry »

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9th September 2011

B.C. First Nations Technology Team Wins International Award

fnescAn international panel of technology experts has recognized a B.C First Nations multimedia team for iahlatheir development of WaterKeeper, an interactive 3 dimensional (3D) training tool designed to support operators of small community water systems to provide clean and safe drinking water for First Nations communities. The award was given as part of the International Serious Play awards, a program “distinguishing superior examples of corporate, military, healthcare and school/at home” learning tools at the 2011 Serious Games Conference held on August 23 – 25, 2011 in Redmond. Read the rest of this entry »

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8th September 2011

Even Dozen of Startups for Entrepreneurship Program

BCIC and Wavefront have announced the twelve companies chosen to participate in year two of the entrepreneurship at wavefrontentrepreneurship@Wavefront program. This 12-month program is designed to support and nurture early-stage B.C. wireless companies from product concept to market entry. The successful applicants were evaluated and selected by a panel comprised of individuals from Wavefront, BCIC and the investment community.

“We were impressed with the range and quality of solutions presented this year,” commented Jim Maynard, President of Wavefront. “We saw cross-sector wireless innovation with concepts ranging from enterprise Machine-to-Machine (M2M) applications for the agriculture and health sectors to consumer applications spanning education, gaming and fashion.” Read the rest of this entry »

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6th September 2011

Canadian Architectural Illustrators Honoured

Four Canadian architectural illustrators have had their artwork chosen to be part of Architecture in Perspective 26, the International Competition of Digital and Traditional Architectural Illustration. Marie Eldridge from Calgary, and three Toronto-area illustrators – Roberto Ou, Michael  Ouzikov (Forrec) and Michael McCann – will all have their work featured in the exhibition, which opens on September 26 at the Pola Gallery in Tokyo. Architecture in Perspective (AIP) is presented by the American Society of Architectural Illustrators (ASAI), whose annual convention and exhibition will be held this year in conjunction with the UIA 2011 World Congress of Architecture, also taking place in Tokyo, from September 24 to October 2.

“Winning the ASAI Award of Excellence was extremely gratifying; there is nothing more professionally satisfying than the recognition of your peers,” says Marie Eldridge. “Attending the conference in Japan will be the icing on the cake.”

From among the 56 pieces selected for the exhibition, Michael McCann’s illustration received two major awards: The Formal Category Award and The Members’ Choice Award. The preeminent award, The Hugh Ferriss Memorial Prize, was awarded this year to Swiss illustrator Marcel Schaufelberger.

With 10,000 people expected to attend the 2011 UIA Conference, ASAI President Masaaki Yamada stated that “This year’s exhibition Includes the largest international exhibition of architectural illustration ever assembled, featuring AIP26 (ASAI) and exhibitions from Japan (JARA), Korea (KAPA), Australia (AAAI) and China.”

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1st September 2011

OpenText Solutions Named KMWorld 2011 Trend-Setting Products

Open TextKMWorld Magazine has named the OpenText ECM Suite 2010 a “Trend-Setting Product of 2011″ along with business process management (BPM) offerings from OpenText Metastorm and OpenText Global 360. Multiple OpenText products have been named to the KMWorld list of trend-setting products over the years, and in recognition of the company’s ongoing innovation KMWorld last year inducted OpenText into its Hall of Fame.

KMWorld’s Trend-Setting Product awards were first launched in 2003. This year, more than 800 products were assessed by KMWorld’s judging panel, which consisted of editorial colleagues, analysts, system integrators, vendors, line-of-business managers and users. All products selected demonstrate identifiable technology breakthroughs that serve the vendors’ full spectrum of constituencies, especially their customers.

“We’re consistently impressed by the level of innovation and product excellence OpenText has demonstrated year after year,” said KMWorld Editor-in-chief Hugh McKellar. “That said, we take a fresh look at every product in compiling this list, and once again OpenText’s ECM and BPM offerings stood out as true trend-setters in knowledge management.”

OpenText products named to the KMWorld list included:

OpenText ECM Suite 2010 – Representing the largest innovation effort in the company’s history, the latest release of the OpenText ECM Suite is the industry’s most comprehensive, fully integrated ECM solution suite. It adds wide-ranging new functionality linked through numerous integration points covering 90 products and modules, and spanning compliance, portals, enterprise information archiving and mobility.

OpenText Metastorm – The latest OpenText Metastorm software, enhanced by extensive Social BPM capabilities, delivers a complete business transformation platform for enterprise and business architecture, business process analysis, and business process management to help companies outperform their business goals. It helps organizations close the gap between strategy and execution and includes support for requirements gathering, design, deployment and optimization of complex business processes.

OpenText Global 360 – By tapping into all the advantages of the cloud, OpenText Global 360 introduces enterprises to collaborative process discovery driven by friendly wizard-based guides based on BPM best practices and extensive research. Using Global 360, organizations can design Microsoft Visio® process models and simulations, develop a reusable knowledge base, inform stakeholders of the latest discovery efforts, and track projects milestones and deadlines.

“If there’s one thing you can count on in the knowledge management market it is rapid change, and to stay relevant as a vendor continual innovation is a must,” said Lubor Ptacek, Vice President, Strategic Marketing and General Manager for the Microsoft Solutions Group at OpenText. “Therefore, it is important for us to always be pushing forward with new product capabilities and driving innovation that helps our customers, and this award reflects that commitment.”

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29th August 2011

BCIC New Ventures Announce Finalists

BCIC New VenturesThe BCIC-New Ventures judges have made it official and today announced the 10 Finalists for the the 2011 competition as well as the Top 5 for the Agritech competition. The BCIC-New Ventures Competition is open to any B.C. resident, team or business with an innovative technology product or service that has not yet secured significant financing from external investors.

Each of the competitors have paid $200.00 entry fees and participated in business-related seminars and events which began in April, along with 4 stringent elimination rounds began with pitching their idea, and then moved on to passing a feasibility test and developing a condensed business plan. The final round will take place on September 8th and 9th, when the award finalists will pitch to a live jury. The winners will be announced at the awards ceremony to be held on September 22nd.

In alphabetical order by company name the Top 10 BCIC-New Ventures companies are:

Competitors entered in the Agritech stream will be evaluated by a separate panel of jury members and the Top 5 finalists of the stream will vie for 2 prizes: the $30,000 Shildroth First Prize for Innovation in Agritech Prize and the $20,000 Shildroth Second Prize for Innovation in Agritech .

In alphabetical order by company name the Top 5 Agritech companies for 2011 are:

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