TECHNATION Announced As Official Association Partner for CIO 50 Symposium & Awards Canada

Canada’s leading technology association will include their popular Ingenious Awards as part of the 2022 program

Toronto, ON, April 6, 2022 – International Data Corporation (IDC) Canada and CIO – a media brand from Foundry (formerly IDG Communications) – today announced a new partnership with TECHNATION to be an Official Association Partner for the CIO 50 Symposium & Awards Canada event, which is set to take place on November 29 and 30, 2022. This partnership will bring together TECHNATION’s Ingenious Awards with the well-respected CIO 50 Awards program.

Together, these three organizations will offer a comprehensive awards conference for the Canadian market, and will expand the nomination categories and quality of nominations from deserving Canadian organizations. TECHNATION will co-host the awards segment of the program, where the 2022 Ingenious Awards will be presented.

This agreement follows the recent partnership announcement between IDC Canada and CIO to jointly produce events.

“We’re excited to partner with TECHNATION again, this time to bring two well-known award programs together,” said IDC Canada’s Managing Director, Lars Goransson. “Leading Canadian technology associations like TECHNATION are partnering with IDC and CIO on events because they believe our research, media and events platform will be the strongest in the country, with more reach and credibility than any other competitor.”

“We believe passionately in supporting homegrown innovation that is transforming our lives, businesses and prosperity across Canada,” said Angela Mondou, President & CEO, TECHNATION. “TECHNATION’s annual Ingenious Awards Program has a long history of celebrating technology innovation from every corner of the country. As more and more disruptive technologies emerge, TECHNATION’s Ingenious Awards together with the CIO 50 Awards will expand the national platform owed to Canada’s incredible entrepreneurs, trailblazers and disruptors. I can’t wait to see the fantastic work that is being spearheaded by our best and brightest companies.”

The CIO 50 Symposium & Awards Canada event celebrates 50 Canadian organizations and their teams, who are using IT in innovative ways to deliver business value by creating a competitive advantage, optimizing business processes, enabling growth or improving relationships with customers. Nominations are now open for this year’s program, and all Canadian organizations are encouraged to apply by nominating their most innovative recent technology project(s). Learn more about CIO 50 Award qualifications here.

Launched in 2011, the TECHNATION Ingenious Awards program recognizes excellence and innovation in the use of information and communications technology (ICT) in all sectors. Keeping up with leading-edge innovation, the newly redesigned Ingenious Awards program will officially launch on May 2nd with six new categories that highlight emerging technology. They include: Artificial Intelligence (AI), Blockchain, Cyber and Cloud Adoption and two new individual awards honouring national technology disruptors. Learn more about the TECHNATION Ingenious Awards Program here.

To schedule a one-on-one interview with Lars Goransson or Angela Mondou, please contact Cristina Santander at askidc@idc.com.

About CIO

CIO focuses on attracting the highest concentration of enterprise CIOs and business technology executives with unparalleled peer insight and expertise on business strategy, innovation, and leadership. As organizations grow with digital transformation, CIO provides its readers with key insights on career development, including certifications, hiring practices and skills development. The award-winning CIO portfolio provides business technology leaders with analysis and insight on information technology trends and a keen understanding of IT’s role in achieving business goals. CIO is published by Foundry (formerly IDG Communications) and recently launched in Canada. Company information is available at www.foundryco.com.

About IDC

International Data Corporation (IDC) is the premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events for the information technology, telecommunications, and consumer technology markets. With more than 1,200 analysts worldwide, IDC offers global, regional, and local expertise on technology and industry opportunities and trends in over 110 countries. IDC’s analysis and insight helps IT professionals, business executives, and the investment community to make fact-based technology decisions and to achieve their key business objectives. Founded in 1964, IDC is a wholly-owned subsidiary of International Data Group (IDG), the world’s leading media, data, and marketing services company that activates and engages the most influential technology buyers. To learn more about IDC, please visit www.idc.com. To learn more about IDC Canada, please visit www.idc.com/ca  or follow us on Twitter at @idccanada  and LinkedIn.

About TECHNATION

TECHNATION is the industry-government nexus for technology prosperity in Canada. As a member-driven, not-for-profit, TECHNATION unites Canada’s technology sector, governments and communities to enable technology prosperity in Canada. TECHNATION champions technology prosperity by providing advocacy, professional development and networking opportunities across industry and governments at all levels; connecting Canadian scale-ups with global tech leaders; engaging the global supply chain; and filling the technology talent pipeline.

TECHNATION has served as the authoritative national voice of the C$230 billion ICT industry for over 60 years. More than 44,000 Canadian ICT firms create and supply goods and services that contribute to a more productive, competitive, and innovative society. The ICT sector generates more than 671,100 jobs and invests C$8.0 billion annually in R&D, more than any other private sector performer. For more information, visit www.technationcanada.ca or follow on Twitter @technationca and LinkedIn.

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