GTEC 2013 Announces Distinction Awards Program Honourees

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Over 35 IT Leaders Recognized by GTEC for Standards of Excellence in the Public Sector

OTTAWA , Ontario , Aug. 19, 2013 /CNW/ - GTEC, produced by UBM Tech, announces the Honourees for the Distinction Awards Program for 2013, recognizing top public sector Information and Communications Technology (ICT) leaders for their exceptional performance in the Federal, Provincial and Municipal groups. Winners will be announced during this year's Distinction Awards Gala which will be held during GTEC on Monday, October 7, 2013 at the Ottawa Convention Centre, Ottawa , Ontario. For more information, visit:

"We wish to congratulate all of the 2013 GTEC Award Honourees for their leadership and excellence in service delivery to Canadians at all three levels of government: federal, provincial and municipal," said Gregory Evanik , Distinction Awards Chair. "In working closely with private enterprises, government organizations are continuing with their crucial role of providing outstanding government services while at the same time helping keep Canada competitive in the dynamic and fast moving world of Information and Communications Technology. We look forward to recognizing the successes of government organizations at our third annual Honourees' Reception on September 12 th, and sharing their excellence at the GTEC Distinction Awards Gala on October 7 th."

GTEC, Canada's largest government technology event, is now in its 21st year and will take place October 7 th – 10th. The event welcomes over 200 exhibitors and around 7,000 attendees for a multi-day conference program and Canada's leading showcase of technologies and services. As part of GTEC's agenda, the Distinction Awards Program recognizes and celebrates projects and individuals within the public sector who have demonstrated leadership and excellence in the innovative management and application of information technologies. In advance of this year's Distinction Awards Gala, a special recognition reception will be hosted on September 12 th at the Ottawa Convention Centre to announce the 2013 Honourees of the Distinction Awards Program.

With over 90 nominations received this year, the below were chosen by the Honourees Selection Committee:

Cirrus Centre – A Production Cloud Service for Developers and IT Operations
Shared Services Canada , Operations - Science Portfolio

Collaboration around a Web Content Management Framework for Government and Public Institutions
Statistics Canada , IT Branch / Canadian Transportation Agency / University of Ottawa / City of Ottawa

Cyber Authentication Renewal (CAR) Project
Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC), Service Canada , Shared Services Canada (SSC), Treasury Board Secretariat (TBS)

Data Centre Recovery (DCR) Project
Canada Border Services Agency, Security and Continuity Division, Infrastructure Services Directorate, Information, Science and Technology Branch

Data Loss Prevention
Shared Services Canada , Operations Branch, Social Portfolio

Defence Learning Network (DLN)
Department of National Defence, Assistant Deputy Minister (Information Management), Directorate - Project Delivery Management Information Systems, Director General Information Management Project Delivery

Desktop Transformation Program
Public Works and Government Services Canada / Information Technology Services Branch

Edifica – History in Hand
Parks Canada , Heritage Conservation and Commemoration Directorate, Heritage Programs Branch

Electronic Transfer of Accounting Data (ETAD)
Canada Revenue Agency, Compliance Program Branch (CPB)

GC Security Operations Centre – DDOS (Distributed Denial of Service) Response
Shared Services Canada

Government Enterprise Network Services (GENS)
Shared Services Canada , Projects and Client Relationships Branch

Grants and Contributions Modernization Initiative
Canadian Heritage

Joint Oil Sands Monitoring (JOSM) Portal – Release One
Environment Canada / Corporate Services Branch

Marine Safety Dispatch and Tracking System
Transport Canada , Application Services

My Business Account (MyBA) Enquiries Service
Canada Revenue Agency / Information Technology Branch and Assessment and Benefit Services Branch

myTC: Transport Canada's New Intranet
Transport Canada , Communications and Marketing Group
Web, Creative and Internal Communications

Non-Insured Health Benefits Pharmacy Surveillance System
Non-Insured Health Benefits Directorate, First Nations and Inuit Health Branch, Health Canada on the go! Mobile App
Translation Bureau
Public Works and Government Services Canada

Traceability National Information Portal
Canadian Food Inspection Agency, Information Management and Information Technology Branch/ Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada / Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development / Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives

Transformation of Pension Administration
Public Works and Government Services Canada
Accounting, Banking and Compensation Branch expansion, redesign and re-launch
Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada , E-Communications, Communications Products and Services Division, Travel Team

Workplace Equity Information Management System (WEIMS)
Labour Program, Human Resources and Skills Development Canada , Federal Programs and Workplace Directorates

Information Technology
Municipal Property Assessment Corporation ( Ontario )

Ambulatory Care Central Registration
Capital District Health Authority - Nova Scotia
Ambulatory Care

BC Services Card
BC Ministry of Technology, Innovation and Citizens' Services, BC Ministry of Health, Insurance Corporation of British Columbia

Conservation Officer Mobile Workforce Initiative
Province of New Brunswick , Natural Resources, Information Services and Systems

eChart Manitoba
Manitoba eHealth
Province of Manitoba /Manitoba Health

Enhanced Data Collection Solution
Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities ( Ontario )

Grants Ontario
Case and Grants Management Solutions Branch, Community Services I&IT Cluster (CSC) and Regional Service Branch, Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration (MCI) ( Ontario )

Guelph Data Centre Transition Project
Infrastructure Technology Services, Ministry of Government Services ( Ontario )

iACCESS Platform
Ministry of Education, Community Services I&IT Cluster, Information and Information Technology, iACCESS Solutions Branch ( Ontario )
Innovation, Energy & Mines, Business Transformation and Technology
Province of Manitoba

New Brunswick Hydrographic Network (NBHN)
Service New Brunswick , NB Department Natural Resources and Environment & Local Government

Broadband Challenges in Rural Areas: County of Grande Prairie's Action Plan
Government of Alberta
County of Grande Prairie No. 1

City Services Benefit Card Project
City of Toronto
Employment and Social Services

Collaborative Effectiveness in Municipal Information Technology
Reseau de l'informatique municipale du Quebec (RIMQ), Quebec Chapter of MISA Canada (Represented cities: Boucherville - Brossard - Saint-Lambert , Gatineau , Laval , Levis , Longueuil , Montreal , Quebec , Saguenay, Sherbrooke , Terrebonne and Trois-Rivieres )

Fire Pre-Plan Builder
Community Services Department / Fire and Emergency Services Division
Financial and Information Services Department / Information Technology Division - City of Brampton

Office of the C.A.O., City of Waterloo

Wellbeing Toronto
City of Toronto , Social Development Finance & Administration, Social Policy Analysis & Research unit

Chris Molinski
Director General/Chief Information Officer
Technology and Information Management Services Directorate
Transport Canada

Christine Hagyard
MCYS Information Management Maturity Assessment ( IM MA )
Strategic Information and Business Intelligence, Strategic Policy and Planning Division (SPPD), Ministry of Children and Youth Services ( Ontario )

Robert Meikle
Chief Information Officer
City of Toronto , Information & Technology Division

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About GTEC
Now in its 21st year, GTEC (Government Technology Exhibition and Conference) is a unique platform that attracts both the government and private sector communities for learning and professional development. GTEC is Canada's largest government technology event, attracting over 7,000 participants, renowned speakers, and exhibitors from across Canada on an annual basis. The event features a Gala Award Ceremony celebrating IM/T public sector accomplishments at municipal, provincial, and federal levels, a four day Conference, and a multi-day Exhibition. For more information, visit:

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