Microsoft Canada announces Impact Award winners for 2021

21 July 2021 2 min. read
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Microsoft Canada last week announced which of its consulting and implementation partners were winners of its annual Impact Awards.

Presented as part of Microsoft’s second virtual Inspire conference, the tech giant named winners across 27 categories. The company's annual Impact Awards recognize partners who demonstrated excellence in sales, marketing, innovation, and implementation of solutions based on Microsoft technology.

“I would like to thank all our Impact Award Winners for their business leadership, industry innovation, technical ambition, and executional excellence,” said Suzanne Gagliese VP of global partner solutions at Microsoft Canada. “These organizations put their employees and customers first and inspired us with stories of empowering their customers to embrace digital transformation and in consistently delivering successful business outcomes.”

Among the award winners was KPMG Canada, which won in the category of “community response.”

Microsoft Canada announces Impact Award winners for 2021

When Toronto public schools shut down in March 2020 because of the Covid-19 pandemic, more than 200,000 students who relied on schools for nutritious breakfasts and lunches were unable to receive their meals. KPMG worked with Toronto Foundation for Student Success (TFSS) to build the “Food for Kids” technology solution, which helped TFSS deliver approximately $5.7 million in grocery cards to more than 110,000 children between March and August.

“This is just one more example of the power of technology to build a better tomorrow for everyone. I am deeply grateful to the team for volunteering, making sacrifices, and giving back to their community,” said Ian Gilmour, associate partner in KPMG's management consulting practice.

MNP, meanwhile, won the Impact Award in the public sector category.

“We were fortunate enough to have a client in the public sector that believed in our shared vision and partnered with us make it a reality,” said Sean Devin, national lead for technology solutions at MNP. “Leveraging Microsoft technologies, we were able to collaboratively transform the way our client operates, offering truly ground-breaking services to the province’s most vulnerable citizens.”

Big Four firm EY Canada won the award for industry innovation impact.

Accenture took home the most awards, winning in four categories: business applications finance & operations; enterprise; financial services; and migration to Azure.