Digital Nova Scotia to Celebrate Best in Tech at 2023 Tech Forward Awards

Digital Nova Scotia to Celebrate Best in Tech at 2023 Tech Forward Awards

< Back to Articles | Topics: Trends | Contributors: Ashley Field, Marketing Manager, Digital Nova Scotia | Published: June 1, 2023

This premier awards show is the largest event of the year for DNS, the industry association for Nova Scotia’s $2.5 billion ICT and digital technologies sector. It brings together the province’s technology sector for an evening of celebration, honouring the amazing achievements of our industry, while recognizing eight incredible individuals and organizations who are positively impacting Nova Scotia’s tech community through innovative thinking, exemplary leadership, inspiring work ethic, commitment to diversity and inclusion, and more.

After hosting the Digital Diversity Awards for seven years, the non-profit organization realized and acknowledged that there was a missed opportunity to highlight and showcase diverse voices and their experiences alongside the leaders within Nova Scotia’s technology sector; and so, the Tech Forward Awards were born. Through this revamped event, DNS uses its space to encourage collaboration and lift voices that have been overlooked throughout history. By combining the Digital Diversity Awards with the Tech Forward Awards, DNS is able to bring everyone together and help move Nova Scotia’s growing tech sector forward.

Digital Nova Scotia is committed to diversity because it knows that diversity drives innovation and competitiveness — both of which are essential within the ICT and digital technologies arena — in the province’s fastest-growing sector. As the sector continues to grow and evolve, diversity and innovation allow for expanded perspectives, accelerated problem-solving, and a more collaborative environment for all to thrive in. DNS knows this, which is why it encourages forward-thinking initiatives that showcase Nova Scotia as a desirable place to work, while focusing on changing the narrative and embracing diversity and innovation. Diversity, equity, and inclusion are at the forefront of DNS’ work as it connects the digital community and promotes its successes through various programming, events, and partnerships; all while also supporting the sector through skills development, capacity building, industry events, collaboration, and the promotion of IT opportunities.

DNS is now accepting Tech Forward Award nominations, which include the Talent Champion Award, the Tech for Good Award, the Thinking Forward Award, the Provincial Spotlight Award, the Best of Tech Award, the One to Watch Award, the Role Model Award, and the Diversity and Inclusion Champion Award. To find out more about these awards and nomination eligibility, head to Self-nominations are not only allowed, they’re encouraged, so if you, your organization, your colleagues, or someone you know deserves one of these unique awards, make sure to submit a nomination.

Last year’s Tech Forward Awards debut was a smashing success, with 240 people in attendance — DNS’ largest event to date. Join us on November 9, 2023, for what’s bound to be an incredible celebration of the best innovators, change-makers, and diversity champions that Nova Scotia’s tech sector has to offer.

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