In­no­va­tion awards

In­no­va­tion and Tech­nol­ogy As­so­ci­a­tion hosts IT in­dus­try gala

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - BUSINESS -

Aspin Kemp and As­so­ci­ates came out the top win­ner in the an­nual In­no­va­tion and Tech­nol­ogy As­so­ci­a­tion of P.E.I. gala award night held re­cently in Char­lot­te­town.

Wade MacLauch­lan was on hand to present Aspin Kemp with the Premier’s Entrepreneurship Award for its “sig­nif­i­cant con­tri­bu­tion to the Is­land econ­omy.”

The an­nual gala was held at the Culi­nary In­sti­tute of Canada to celebrate the achieve­ments and ex­cel­lence of one of PEI’s fastest grow­ing sec­tors.

It was hosted by Pa­trick Led­well, and sup­ported by ITAP’s fund­ing part­ners as well as lead­ing Is­land IT com­pa­nies.

Kay MacPhee of Ooka Is­land re­ceived the life­time achieve­ment award for her years us­ing tech­nol­ogy to teach read­ing.

The ex­cep­tional en­ter­prise prod­uct award went to iWave In­for­ma­tion Sys­tems for its Prospect Re­search Online prod­uct that helps non­profit or­ga­ni­za­tions find sources of fund­ing.

Tech­nol­ogy ap­pli­ca­tion of the year award was given to ViTRAK Sys­tems for its Step­scan gait mea­sure­ment and anal­y­sis tech­nol­ogy that pro­vides data on how peo­ple walk.

The ITAP mem­ber com­pany of the year is Think­ing Big, based in Char­lot­te­town and Mon­tague. It de­scribes it­self as a full ser­vice in­for­ma­tion tech­nol­ogy com­pany, a group of com­put­ing sys­tem and web de­vel­op­ers and de­sign­ers with clients all over the world.

Also re­ceiv­ing recog­ni­tion were start-up com­pa­nies Skip the Wait­ing Room, Garago, Queen Bee, and Wicked Eh?

In recog­ni­tion of the Is­land’s vi­brant start-up com­mu­nity, video show­cases were also pre­sented for a num­ber of upand-com­ing com­pa­nies with in­no­va­tive ideas and ex­cit­ing po­ten­tial.

NIGEL ARMSTRONG/THE GUARDIAN

The In­no­va­tion and Tech­nol­ogy As­so­ci­a­tion of P.E.I. held its an­nual gala awards din­ner re­cently in Char­lot­te­town. On hand were, from left, Chun­y­ing Li, head of oper­a­tions and Jason Aspin, pres­i­dent of Aspin Kemp & As­so­ci­ates, Paul Ly­paczewski, ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor of ITAP, and Kay MacPhee of Ooka Is­land. MacPhee re­ceived the life­time achieve­ment award from the as­so­ci­a­tion while Aspin Kemp re­ceived the Premier’s Entrepreneurship award.

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