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Welcome Dear Colleagues, It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to the 2011 YTA Technology Leadership Awards. This program has become one of the most successful events in our industry, thanks in large measure to your participation. Clearly there is no shortage of great technology companies in the Greater Toronto Area and within the YTA membership, as evidenced by the impressive nominations we received this year. While they operate in different industries and have their unique share of challenges, what’s common about each is how they’ve turned these challenges to opportunities. This year’s winners are remarkable: they truly demonstrate innovation and leadership which we all aspire to. They’ve built and grown successful businesses, strengthening the technology industry and our region’s economy. Whether it’s connecting students and schools to enhance education, producing new analytical equipment to find a cure to diseases more quickly, or managing enterprise resources more efficiently – our winners are leading examples of how technology can help solve real-world problems. It is the stories of companies like mySpark Technologies, DVS Sciences and Platform Computing that inspire others across the country to take courage and build upon their own ideas as they too grow viable, thriving businesses. This awards program is a celebration of the success of our members and the broader community, and it is our sincere hope that the sharing of their achievements will inspire others in advancing their own pursuits. A special thank you to MNP as sponsor and organizer of the awards program. Your support is highly valued and in fact makes this tremendous initiative even possible. Congratulations especially to our nominees and winners. With warm regards,
John Kitchen Chair, YTA
The Awards Most Promising Start-Up This award is presented to a Greater Toronto Region based organization that has the greatest potential to demonstrate excellence in their business, and while embracing a commitment to the knowledgebased sector have steadily increased revenue, added employees, and embraced sound business fundamentals including the addition of an advisory board or board of directors. This category is reserved for operations that have been established for three years or less. A confidential process will be used to validate key performance data.
Momentum Company of the Year This award recognizes an organization that has demonstrated excellence in innovation and a commitment to the knowledge-based sector in the Greater Toronto Region while consistently reaching new customers or delivering new services within an existing customer, increasing revenues, adding employees, encouraging community involvement and embracing sound business fundamentals. A minimum of three and maximum of ten years in operation is required for judges to investigate positive growth and a proven track record. A confidential process will be used to validate key performance data.
YTA Company of the Year This award recognizes an organization that has demonstrated business leadership and excellence in innovation and a commitment to the knowledge-based sector in the Greater Toronto Region and possibly throughout Canada. Consideration in this category requires increasing profitability, community involvement and thought leadership, and demonstration of sound business fundamentals. A minimum of 8 years in business is required for judges to investigate the organizationsâ€™ growth and track record. A confidential process will be used to validate key performance data.
The Winners Most Promising Start-Up
mySpark Technologies The mySpark Education Platform is an education enabler that allows unprecedented connectivity between student and school. mySpark is dedicated to creating technology that helps our best and brightest reach their potential.
Panelist Steve Turner, CTO At AMD, Steve Turner led the development of multimedia product lines for mobile platforms. He founded ATI India and was a senior exec at ATI, AMD and Qualcomm.
The Winners Momentum Company of the Year
DVS Sciences Inc. DVS Sciences, Inc. is an analytical equipment and reagents development company that produces and markets a high throughput mass cytometer for individual cell analysis based on a novel elemental mass-spectrometry detection technology, and the reagents related to massively multi-parametric biological assays.
Scott Tanner, Co-founder & CEO As President and Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Tanner sets the corporate strategy for DVS. A cofounder of DVS, he has been responsible for the overall scientific strategy, research priorities and portfolio management since 2005, successfully bringing the company’s first products into the marketplace, including the CyTOF® instrument platform and the MAXPAR® reagents. Prior to the establishment of DVS in 2004, Dr. Tanner was Principal Scientist with MDS Sciex, the analytical technologies division of MDS Inc. In his 25 years at Sciex, Dr. Tanner developed and helped to commercialize a string of mass spectrometry products. From 1985 through 2000, he led the R&D effort that developed the line of ELAN ICP-MS atomic mass spectrometers, a multi-million dollar global franchise distributed through partnership with PerkinElmer. Those products remain prominent worldwide in their market segment. Dr. Tanner has received the 2011 University of Toronto Inventor of the year Award for Biomedical and Life Sciences, the W.A.E. McBryde medal in 2004 from the Canadian Chemical Society, and the Manning Innovation Foundation Award of Distinction in 2001. Dr. Tanner completed his PhD in Physical Chemistry at York University in Toronto.
The Winners YTA Company of the Year
Platform Computing Markham-based Platform Computing is the leader in cluster, grid and cloud management software - serving more than 2,000 of the world’s most demanding organizations. Platform’s workload and resource management solutions have delivered IT responsiveness and lower costs for enterprise and HPC applications. Platform has built strategic relationships with Cray, Dell, Fujitsu, HP, IBM, Intel, Microsoft, Red Hat, and SAS.
Songnian Zhou, CEO Songnian received a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley in 1987, and subsequently took a faculty position at the University of Toronto as a professor of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering. Songnian’s Ph.D. thesis established the field of distributed resource management, which provides a foundation for grid and cloud computing, hailed by industry experts as the next evolution of IT. This research was the catalyst for the creation of Platform Computing, which he co-founded. Under Songnian’s leadership, Platform has grown from a company of three employees to 500 strong, with 15 offices around the globe. Songnian has been recognized for his excellence in leadership and innovation with the Ernst & Young Technology Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 2002. In 2001, he was elected a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering, and received the Innovation Award for Leadership in Product Development from the Information Technology Research Centre (ITRC) of Ontario for Platform LSF in 1995.
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About the YTA The York Technology Alliance is a hub for knowledge mobilization committed to fostering a collaborative community where technology companies connect and grow. This is achieved through peer networking; practical learning programs such as tech Bootcamps and seminars; topical issues sessions and sector alliances with leading organizations within the ecosystem. The YTA was established in 1982 and has continuously innovated to meet the learning and growth interests of its technology company members throughout the GTA. Anchored through the involvement of nearly 15,000 hours of senior industry volunteers each year, the YTA connects with over 3000 attendees at its industry-specific events.
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