Innovation Awards

IT Pro Innovation is an interesting thing.  Not only because it makes things that weren't possible, possible, but because it highlights the creativity and technical expertise of those doing the planning and implementation.  It shows that being an IT professional takes a heck of lot more skill than just clicking Next in a wizard.  That is why Microsoft Canada and the TechNet team celebrate the innovative IT professionals in our country with the annual Innovation Awards.

The TechNet Canada Innovation Award is awarded to an individual or team of Canadian IT Professionals who are bright stars in the IT community. The award recognizes individuals or teams who have used Microsoft-based technology to make a positive impact in their work or community. The individual or team is recognized as outstanding IT professionals by their peers and colleagues, but don’t necessarily have to be on the front line. Often times those who stand behind have paved the way for others.

So do you know an individual or team of IT Professionals in Canada who have…

· Used Microsoft-based technology to make a positive impact in their work place, home or community?

· Solved technology problems and implemented solutions that improved productivity, created a competitive advantage, or saved time and resources?

· Went above and beyond the ordinary call of an IT professional?

· Helped make the world a better place to live through technology innovations?

If you know someone, are that someone, or are a part of a team that has done just that give yourself a pat on the back and then head over to http://technet.microsoft.com/en-ca/innovationawards/default.aspx and nominate an individual or a team today for the third annual Microsoft TechNet Canada Innovation Award.  Why?

The Individual winner will be awarded: one Crystal Trophy, a cheque for $2000, and a $1000 cheque rewarded to a charity of the winner’s choice as well as hotel and flight to attend EnergizeIT 2008 in Toronto.

The Team will be awarded (awarding up to 5 members): one Crystal Trophy, a cheque for $4000, and a $1000 cheque rewarded to a charity of the winner’s choice as well as hotel and flight for 2 of the team members to attend EnergizeIT 2008.