Victoria’s tech sector celebrated its great, its good, and old faces and new ones earlier this month at the annual VIATeC Awards. More than 700 folks were in attendance at the sold-out show to see Quester Tangent named as Technology Company of the Year.
VIATeC’s Dan Gunn told the Times-Colonist:
“Quester Tangent is one of those really great stories for Victoria — a company working in a certain area that through strong management and strategy managed to double their organization in a short period of time and find a real niche for themselves. It’s also a great story to see a three-decade-old company have a strong surge 25 years in. That’s a good example to all established companies of what is possible.”
Quester Tangent is an electronics manufacturing firm with a pedigree of almost 30 years in the market. It began by developing ocean mapping gear and now creates monitoring units to provide detailed diagnostic data for rail systems.
Colin Lennox Award for Technology Champion – Clayton Stark
VIATeC Member of the Year – Race Rocks 3D Inc.
Emerging Technology Company of the Year – Tutela Technologies
Team of the Year – Vancouver Island Health Authority IMIT PDM
Employer of the Year – Edoc Systems Group Ltd.
Executive of the Year – Stuart Bowness, MediaCore
Innovative Excellence – 3DA Systems Inc.
Online Strategy of the Year – Tap for Tap
Product of the Year – Latitude Technologies, IONode Flight Data Monitoring Device
Tech Company of the Year – Quester Tangent
Education Champion – Dave Shortreed