Toronto, ON - 25 April 2017 – Canadian technology business, OMX (Offset Market Exchange Inc.) is proud to announce today it accepted its award for the NATO Defence Innovation Challenge. OMX is one of 2 Canadian companies selected out of the top 10 innovative businesses from all the NATO countries. The award was presented today at the 2017 NCI Agency Conference and AFCEA TechNet International (NITEC17), 'Sharpening NATO's Technological Edge: Adaptive Partnerships and the Innovative Power of Alliance Industry', a conference that takes place in different NATO countries every year, taking place in Ottawa, Canada this year from the 24th to the 26th of April 2017.
OMX Founder and CEO, Nicole Verkindt accepting the award in Ottawa, ON, Canada
OMX is a leading data analytics and project management technology that connects, manages and tracks supply chains for Government and industry. For this award, the technology is positioned to support NATO member countries to more effectively analyze the global defence industrial base, survey for capabilities, compare technologies that exist within each country, post calls for Innovation or calls for procurement requirements and track data throughout multiple tiers in the supply base in ongoing programs. The platform will also allow NATO to track the procurement spend that happens within each country and measure it against contributions that each country provides to the Alliance. "It is a real honour to be recognized today, as a Canadian technology business selling around the world, we are very grateful for support from NATO, whom have recognized the critical linkage between innovation, the industrial base and security,” said OMX founder and president, Nicole Verkindt. “This award says to us that the International community is paying attention to what we are doing and are embracing Canadian innovation”.
The OMX platform provides access to over 60,000 international companies by region, size, local content, certifications and capability, with effective web-based software tools to manage supplier and customer relationships collaboratively across an organization. It consolidates all the related information required to fulfill a program, making Government contractors more competitive in a sector where there tends to be a lot at stake and entry costs can be heavy.
Major features include:
- Connect with organizations: search, filter, map and compare, and track;
- Secure internal messaging and document sharing between companies;
- Robust, collaborative project and transaction management and tracking for sourcing;
- Downloadable data for efficient reporting;
- A dedicated space for clients to solicit goods and services from suppliers, academia and R&D institutions by posting on our "Opportunities Feed";
- Business to Business (B2B) Request For Proposal (RFP) Engine for Buyers and Sellers;
- Data Analytics: filter, compare, map, download.
- Reporting: Demonstrate Economic Impact from Government procurements
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