GTEC 2014 Announces Distinction Awards Program Honourees

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Nearly 30 IT Leaders Recognized for Achieving Excellence in the Public Sector

OTTAWA, Ontario , Aug. 27, 2014 /CNW/ -- GTEC, produced by UBM Tech, today announces the Honourees for the Distinction Awards program for 2014, recognizing top public sector Information and Communications Technology (ICT) projects and teams for their exceptional service in the Federal, Provincial and Municipal jurisdictions.  Medalists will be announced during this year's Distinction Awards Gala, which will be held during GTEC on Monday, October 27 at the Ottawa Convention Centre.  For more information, visit:

GTEC, Canada's largest government technology event, will take place October 27-30 . As part of GTEC's agenda, the Distinction Awards have set the standard for recognizing excellence in public service information technology and information management in Canada . The program celebrates projects and teams within the public sector who have demonstrated leadership and excellence in the innovative management and application of information technologies.

"GTEC extends congratulations to the exceptional 2014 Distinction Award Honourees for their accomplishments and continuous commitment to excellence in public sector service delivery across Canada ," said Gregory Evanik , Chair, Distinction Awards. "We look forward to celebrating their success at the 4th Annual Honourees Reception on October 2 and to continuing the celebration when Medalists are announced at the Distinction Awards Gala, October 27 , a highly anticipated evening for all members of the ICT community."

In advance of this year's Distinction Awards Gala, a special recognition reception will be hosted on October 2 at the Ottawa Convention Centre to welcome the Honourees of the Distinction Awards program and recognize team members who have contributed to the success of each project.

From nearly 70 nominations received this year, the Honourees Selection Committee comprised of public and private sector executives selected the following award recipients:


  • Data Centre Co-Location (DCCL)
    Operations Branch , Shared Services Canada/ Information Technology Branch, Canada Revenue Agency
  • Destination 2020 Team
    Information Technology Branch & Strategy and Integration Branch, Canada Revenue Agency
  • DFATD-NCR IP Telephony Project
    Enterprise Project Execution and Economic and International Portfolio, Shared Services Canada
  • Help Desk Renewal Initiative
    National IT Service Desk, Client Computing Services Directorate, Information Technology Branch, Canada Revenue Agency
  • Interoperability Framework – Departmental Service Bus (DSB)
    Innovation, Information Technology Branch  Client Service Operations and Solutions Development, Employment and Social Development Canada 
  • IT Infrastructure Transition Project
    External Services Management Division, Information Technology Branch, Canada Revenue Agency
  • Joint Space Support Project
    Assistant Deputy Minister (Information Management), Director General Information Management Project Delivery, Director Project Delivery Communications and Sense, Department of National Defence
  • Kompass - International Experience Canada Case Processing System
    NHQ Immigration, Department of Citizenship and Immigration Canada, Business Process Engineering and Solutions, Department of Foreign Affairs Trade and Development Canada/ Economic and International Portfolio, Shared Services Canada
  • Marine Security Operations Centres Project (MSOC)
    Canada Border Services Agency / Canadian Armed Forces/ Department of National Defence/ Fisheries and Oceans Canada/ Department of Justice/ Public Works and Government Services Canada/ Royal Canadian Mounted Police/ Shared Services Canada/ Transport Canada
  • Materiel Acquisition and Support Information System (MASIS)
    Assistant Deputy Minister (Information Management),  Director General Enterprise Application Services (DGEAS), Department of National Defence
  • NEDD - Non Resident Emigrant Disposition Database
    Information Technology Branch and Compliance Programs Branch, Canada Revenue Agency
  • Next Generation Open Data -
    Information Management & Open Government Division, Chief Information Officer Branch, Treasury Board Secretariat/ Statistics Canada
  • Online Consultation on Air Services Price Advertising Regulations:  Citizen collaboration in regulatory development through crowdsourcing
    Communications Directorate, Canadian Transportation Agency
  • Online Standardized Testing System (OSTS)
    Human Resources Branch and Information Technology Branch, Canada Revenue Agency
  • Postal Modernization Initiative (PMI)
    Information, Science and Technology Branch, Canada Border Services Agency
  • Scenario Based Targeting (SBT) – Passenger Information System (PAXIS)
    Information, Science and Technology Branch, Business Applications Services Directorate, Enforcement Systems Division, Canada Border Services Agency
  • Temporary Resident Biometrics Project
    Operations Performance Management Branch, Citizenship and Immigration Canada/ Canada Border Services Agency/  Royal Canadian Mounted Police/ Shared Services Canada/ Public Works and Government Services Canada
  • The SIGNET Evolution Project
    Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada and Shared Services Canada
  • Web Re-Engineering Project: "Putting People First"
    Communications and Outreach Branch, Canadian Human Rights Commission


  • British Columbia Natural Resource Sector Business Service Desk Integration
    Business Service Desk, Information Management Branch, Corporate Services for the Natural Resource Sector Division, British Columbia Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations
  • Enterprise Wide IT Assistive Technology Support Service – Ontario Public Service
    Infrastructure Technology Services, Ministry of Government Services
  • In-Person Payment Solution (IPS)
    Citizen Services Transformation Branch, Retail Office Branch, Revenue Management Branch  - ServiceOntario, ServiceOntario-Information Technology (SO-IT)
  • Learning and Technology Policy Framework
    School Technology Branch, Department of Education, Government of Alberta
  • Online Driver's Licence Renewal
    Citizen Services Transformation Branch, Business Solutions Branch, Ministry of Government Services – ServiceOntario/ Road User Safety Modernization Project, Ministry of Transportation
  • Road User Safety Modernization of International Registration Plan (IRP) & Oversize / Overweight (OO) Systems
    Labour and Transportation Cluster, Road User Safety Modernization Project, Ministry of Transportation, Government of Ontario
  • The Child Care Licensing System Project of the Province of Ontario
    iACCESS Solutions Branch of the Community Services I&IT Cluster,  Child Care Licensing and Quality Assurance, Branch of the Early Years Division, Ministry of Education


  • Flood Response Communications
    Customer Service and Communications, The City of Calgary
  • Markham Portal - Digital Services for Citizens
    Information Technology Services, Corporate Services Commission, City of Markham

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Now in its 22nd 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 more than 6,000 participants, renowned speakers, and exhibitors from across Canada on an annual basis. The event features a Gala Awards Ceremony celebrating IM/IT 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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