YTA Technology Leadership Award Winners Have Seen the Recipe for Success

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YTA Awards Luncheon will share key ingredients to the recipe for success on June 14

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These are exciting, innovative, growing companies that are creating outstanding successes in one of the most enterprising technology regions of the world

The winners of the 2011 YTA Technology Leadership Awards have two things in common: They are all innovative tech companies from York Region; and they have taste-tested their own 'secret sauce' for success.

"We are very pleased to announce the winners of the 2011 YTA Technology Leadership Awards" said Patrick Shaw, YTA Executive Director. "These are exciting, innovative, growing companies that are creating outstanding successes in one of the most enterprising technology regions of the world. I look forward to hearing the secrets that they have to share with their peers on June 14".

The Recipients:
Platform Computing (YTA Company of the Year)
Markham-based Platform Computing is the leader in cluster, grid and cloud management software - serving more than 2,000 of the world's most demanding organizations. Platform's workload and resource management solutions have delivered IT responsiveness and lower costs for enterprise and HPC applications. Platform has built strategic relationships with Cray, Dell, Fujitsu, HP, IBM, Intel, Microsoft, Red Hat, and SAS.

DVS Sciences Inc. (Momentum Company of the Year)
DVS Sciences, Inc. is an analytical equipment and reagents development company that produces and markets a high throughput mass cytometer for individual cell analysis based on a novel elemental mass-spectrometry detection technology, and the reagents related to massively multi-parametric biological assays.

mySpark Technologies(Start-Up Company of the Year)
The mySpark Education Platform is an education enabler that allows unprecedented connectivity between student and school. mySpark is dedicated to creating technology that helps our best and brightest reach their potential.

On Tuesday, June 14, the CEOs and co-Founders of these companies will be recognized at the YTA Awards Luncheon, where they will each share some of the ingredients that they have so effectively blended into their own recipe for success.

Event Details    
Tuesday, June 14    
Richmond Hill Country Club    
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Additional information and registration available at http://www.yorktech.ca/awards.

ABOUT THE AWARDS
Nominations for each category were solicited from the Board, members of the YTA and from the community at-large; as well the call was shared through Twitter and posted on tech community sites covering the GTA.

All nominations were vetted by the YTA Awards Committee and followed a detailed analysis and assessment to determine the unanimous selection of the recipients.

A special thank you goes out to MNP for their contribution to this event as Platinum Sponsor, event chair, and for providing the accounting, valuation and business expertise to evaluate the award nominees.

YTA Company of the Year
This award recognizes an organization that has demonstrated business leadership and excellence in innovation and a commitment to the knowledge-based sector in the Greater Toronto Region and possibly throughout. Consideration Canada in this category requires increasing profitability, community involvement and thought leadership, and demonstration of sound business fundamentals. A minimum of 8 years in business is required for judges to investigate the organizations’ growth and track record.

YTA Momentum Company of the Year
This award recognizes an organization that has demonstrated excellence in innovation and a commitment to the knowledge-based sector in the Greater Toronto Region while consistently reaching new customers or delivering new services within an existing customer, increasing revenues, adding employees, encouraging community involvement and embracing sound business fundamentals. A minimum of three and maximum of ten years in operation is required for judges to investigate positive growth and a proven track record.

YTA Most Promising Start-up
This award is presented to a Greater Toronto Region based organization that has the greatest potential to demonstrate excellence in their business, and while embracing a commitment to the knowledge-based sector have steadily increased revenue, added employees, and embraced sound business fundamentals including the addition of an advisory board or board of directors. This category is reserved for operations that have been established for three years or less.

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