Ottawa, Ontario, February 27, 2006
OCRI, Ottawa’s lead technology and economic development agency, released its list of finalists for the 2006 OCRI Awards today.
The OCRI Awards began in 1995 and are synonymous with business excellence in Ottawa, recognizing the achievements of the region’s business, research and academic community. This year, the awards program has evolved into one that reflects the changing landscape of Ottawa’s business community and will see more than 500 of Ottawa’s leaders in business, education, and government, including a large contingent from the local technology industry, in attendance.
OCRI’s Awards Program includes the following categories: Technology Company of the Year, Next Generation Executive of the Year, Technology Partnership, Most Promising Start-Up, Product of the Year, Service of the Year, Best News Story, Best Financial Deal, and the OCRI Futures Awards (includes Student Researcher of the Year, Student Entrepreneur of the Year, and High School IT Entrepreneur of the Year).
“The eleventh annual OCRI Awards shine a spotlight on the companies, professionals and students that help set the standard and serve as role models in their communities,” said Jeffrey Dale, President and CEO of OCRI. “This year we felt we needed a new and improved ceremony to reflect the energy being generated in our tech sector. Incorporating feedback from previous years, we will be revealing a reenergized format at this April’s ceremony.”
The 2006 OCRI Service of the Year Award finalists, as determined by the Society of Collaborative Opportunities and Advancement of Professionals (SCOAP) who screened the nominations, are:
- Global IQX
- Macadamian Software Engineering
- International Datacasting Corporation
The 2006 OCRI Awards winners will be announced at a gala dinner on April 19th, at the Westin Ottawa
OCRI (Ottawa Centre for Research and Innovation), the city’s economic development corporation, is leading the way for Ottawa. OCRI is the rallying point to bring business, education and research together to create the winning economic conditions that allow Ottawa’s technology companies to thrive locally and compete globally. At OCRI we promote sustainable economic development to maintain our high quality of life. For more information on OCRI visit our website at www.ocri.ca and for more information on the Ottawa Region please visit www.ottawaregion.com.
About Global IQX, Inc.
Global IQX, www.globaliqx.com, established in 1999, specializes in configurable, component-based sales and services automation solutions that streamline and optimize business processes for North American group benefits insurance organizations. Offered as a complete suite or individually, these solutions automate rating, underwriting, renewal and enrollment supporting all lines and market segments. Global IQX production proven solutions increase operational efficiency and reduce cost while promoting improved communication and interaction within and across departments. Developed and delivered by a team with group insurance depth and experience, these solutions give business users more control, with less dependence on IT resources. Clients include many of North America’s largest insurance companies.