press release, awards, leadership

By OMX | May 16, 2018

The Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance (CATA) has presented OMX CEO Nicole Verkindt with an award for Next Generation Executive Leadership.

OTTAWA - OMX founder and CEO Nicole Verkindt received the "Peter Brojde Award for Canada's Next Generation Executive Leadership" last night at the Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance's (CATA) 33rd Annual Innovation Gala.

  

 

The award recognizes the executive leadership of an individual who has had a major impact on the creation, success, and/or transformation of their enterprise. The award is named in honour of the late Peter Brojde, and symbolizes his ethic of personal and business success through hard work, perseverance, and community involvement. 

Ms. Verkindt was presented the award by Mr. Brojde's son and co-founder of Onist Technologies, Ari Brojde, and CEO of CATA, John Reid.

 

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From left to right: Ari Brojde, Nicole Verkindt, and John Reid

 

The sold out Innovation Gala Dinner featured a keynote address from Jodie Wallis, Managing Director of Artificial Intelligence at Accenture Canada. In her keynote remarks, Ms Wallis addressed the topic of " Embracing AI means a boost to business."

 

Congratulations to the other winners listed below:

TELUS OUTSTANDING PRODUCT ACHIEVEMENT AWARD 
Winners:
Helen Stevenson, Founder, Reformulary Group 
Brightsquid Secure Communications Corp.

CATA CEO COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP AWARD 
Winner:
Charles Lim, Vice President, Corporate Development, IMAX Corporation

TELFER SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT PRIVATE SECTOR INNOVATION AND/OR LEADERSHIP IN ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY AWARD 
Winner:
Jaime Leverton, Vice President & General Manager, Canada & Asia Pacific (APAC), Cogeco Peer 1

ICTC AWARD FOR IT STRATEGIC HR MANAGEMENT
Winner:
Intuit Inc.

MAKING THE MOST OF HER MBA AWARD
Winner:
Emma Azzi, Program Officer, Canada Revenue Agency

SARA KIRKE AWARD FOR ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND INNOVATION
Winner:
Dr. Suzanne Simpson, President, Founder & CEO, Human Resource Systems Group

WILFRID LAURIER UNIVERSITY PUBLIC SECTOR LEADERSHIP AWARD IN ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY 
Winner:
Roberta J. Fox, Chief Technology Officer, Crisis Services Canada Inc.

SPROTT SCHOOL OF BUSINESS AT CARLETON UNIVERSITY OUTSTANDING PRODUCT ACHIEVEMENT

Winner:
MindBridge Analytics Inc.

MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS AWARD FOR PUBLIC SAFETY TECHNOLOGY
Winner:
Media Sonar Technologies Inc.

MNP EXCELLENCE IN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY REPORTING AWARD
Winner:
Eric Emin Wood, Associate Editor, IT World

 

About CATA

The largest high-tech association in Canada, CATAAlliance matches businesses with opportunities across almost every sector, so that we can all do business together. Reaching out from Canada, CATAAlliance members are connected with investment and partnership opportunities with the major global companies.

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