2018 IMPACT award winners

Each year, Microsoft hosts the IMPACT Awards to celebrate innovation in technology and to recognize the outstanding work their partners have done in delivering transformative solutions for businesses of all sizes, and for their impact in the markets in which we work and live, all across Canada.

Microsoft Canada partners are foundational to the company’s business – certainly today – but perhaps even more so as the company looks to the future, and explores new scenarios, and capabilities that will unlock the incredible market opportunity that exists when it comes to embracing digital transformation.

With a network of 14,000 partners, this ecosystem is driving positive impact across industries and powering Canada’s innovation economy. From retail to finance, and health care to manufacturing, businesses across the country are being transformed by technology fueled by cloud, artificial intelligence, mixed reality and the Internet of Things.

Kevin Peesker, Gavriella Shuster, Jason Brommet

This year, Microsoft is celebrating the 15th anniversary of the IMPACT Awards. The awards recognize partners across 16 categories that reflect and honour all those companies that are leading to exciting new business opportunities and are committed in the pursuit of quality and digital growth within Canada.

Check out this year’s 2018 IMPACT Award winners, announced last night during the Canadian Regional Keynote at Microsoft Inspire. This year’s IMPACT award winners showcased their success and continue to be representative of a broad ecosystem of partners, building and delivering innovative solutions for organizations of all sizes and industries, built on Microsoft technology.

Citizenship and CommunityNovari HealthNovari Health is driving down wait times by at least 28% for patients while driving up savings for hospitals in the province of Ontario by hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Data and AI Innovation AwardT4G LimitedThrough Machine Learning, predictive modeling and the Cortana intelligence suite, T4G helped their customer focus on the data that matters while increasing profits by 200%.
Innovation with Hardware AwardKognitiv SparkEmpowers workers to achieve more through Mixed reality.
Modern Workplace Innovation AwardAMTRA Solutions Inc.AMTRA Solutions provides Modern Workplace solutions to help customers improve efficiency, save money, encourage collaboration and accommodate the various work styles of teams.
Infrastructure Innovation AwardAirGate Technologies Inc.Across more than 50 Enterprises, AirGate has delivered cloud adoption, cloud acceleration and consumed revenue growth by harnessing deep expertise, transformative, pragmatic approaches to deployments and unparalleled commitment to customer excellence.
Application Innovation AwardPythianPythian helps businesses be competitive and agile through blockchain applications.
Commercial SMB Western Partner of the Year AwardSoftlanding Solutions Inc.Softlanding has developed a proven cloud-strategic migration and security solution coupled with white-gloved managed services, branded under Azure ROI and Office 365 ROI for energy and resource companies in Canada.
Commercial SMB Eastern Partner of the Year AwardSherWeb Inc.SherWeb helped their partners accelerate their Microsoft practice and transition away from selling hardware servers. The company was able to streamline operations, accelerate the Azure launch, and concentrate on delivering true customer value with little to no investment.
Breakthrough Partner of the Year AwardLixar I.T. Inc.Transforming Canada with Microsoft Cloud, AI, and Blockchain.
Winning Together AwardPCM CanadaDriving customer impact and satisfaction with Microsoft Cloud offerings.
Industry Innovation Award for Commercial SectorT4G LimitedT4G helped a Canadian Start-up keep seniors safer and in their own homes longer with Artificial Intelligence, IoT and Azure.
Industry Innovation Award for Public SectorLixar I.T. Inc.Lixar I.T. is transforming Public Sector organizations with Microsoft Cloud, leveraging AI & Blockchain Innovation.
Commercial Enterprise Partner of the YearNew SignatureDriving Digital Transformation for Canadian Business.
Public Sector Enterprise Partner of the YearAccentureAccenture is helping Canadian institutions modernize their workforce, respond to evolving customer expectations, enable cost-effective and effective delivery of products and services and respond swiftly to customer needs and new regulations.
Business Applications Innovation AwardEdgewater FullscopeHelping companies grow, evolve, and transform their business to better meet the changing needs of their customers.
Modern Marketing Innovation AwardWebSan Solutions Inc.WebSan Solutions’ digital marketing solutions helps make Microsoft Dynamics products easily accessible and readily available to both customers and prospects.
Kevin Peesker with partners

These award categories and winners are a direct reflection of the commitment and innovation within the Canadian channel ecosystem, and the power and potential of partnerships in delivering exceptional industry leadership and performance.

Be in the know and stay on top of what’s going on in the Partner Network by visiting aka.ms/canadapartnerhub. To learn more about Microsoft Canada’s partners, visit partner.microsoft.com.

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