IT World Canada is continuing its decade of success at the Canadian Online Publishing Awards (COPA), with six finalist entries across five categories for 2018.

Since its inaugural year recognizing Canada’s online publishing industry in 2008, COPA has recognized IT World Canada more than any other B2B publisher. From awarding ourĀ editorial team for their reporting, to design and development team for website design and special projects, to our multimedia production team for videos and interactive features, COPA has recognized this independent publisher in many different ways and forms.

Here’s a look at what stands a chance to bring home the gold and silver awards for IT World Canada this year.

Best PodcastCyber Security Today and Hashtag Trending

Last year we were pleased to see ITWC partner Edwin Frondozo win the silver award in this category for The Business Leadership podcast. This year we’ve got two of our own new podcasts featured in the competition. Hashtag Trending is our daily roundup of the top trending technology news, catching you up on what everyone is talking about in just three minutes every morning. Cyber Security Today is Howard Solomon’s podcast that runs three times a week and covers the latest cyber threats to businesses and includes actionable advice to improve defense. Both podcasts are designed to fit perfectly into your Amazon Alexa Flash Briefing or Google Home Daily Briefing and are also available on Apple Podcasts and Google Podcasts.

Best Investigative Article or SeriesInnovation Superclusters coverage

Our team of journalists covered the Liberal government’s Innovation Superclusters funding competition from it being introduced as a line item in the Federal Budget to the multi-phased competition that resulted in regional funding to five different groups. Reporting included an early explanation of what constituted a “super cluster” when the term caused confusion in the industry, breaking news about groups that planned to pursue the funding, and reactions from winners and losers when the finalists were announced, and eventually the funding winners. ITWC’s coverage of the superclusters is still often cited by other publications in their own reporting on this topic.

Best Industry FeatureMunicipal Interface “Passing the torch”

ITWC is the publisher of Municipal Interface, the magazine of the Municipal Information Systems Association. In this feature for the March 2018 issue, former IT World Canada associate editor Eric Emin Wood writes about two retiring members that were foundational to the association’s reach across the country, and how they plan to pass on the torch to newer leaders within the non-profit organization.

Best Branded ContentWhat’s possible (AWS)

Our editorial team can’t hog all the glory this year. Our commercial team is nominated for its custom content effort in collaboration with Amazon Web Services for this “What’s Possible” feature that imagines how different industries will be transformed by 2025 and how the cloud will help them operate in that new reality.

Best Video ContentTyco video

Our Amazing Agency division made a toy doll house come alive to explain how Iotega’sĀ smart home automation product can make modern life more simple and more secure.


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