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Celebrating our 40th Anniversary at the #BCTECH Summit 2017

March 8th, 2017 | Posted in Events, In the News, Trade Shows

In celebration of our 40th anniversary delivering IT in BC, Avocette is a proud Sponsor of the upcoming #BCTECH Summit 2017 at the Vancouver Convention Centre from March 14th – 15th. Presented by the BC Innovation Council and the provincial government, the #BCTECH Summit “is the largest technology conference in British Columbia showcasing the province’s vibrant technology industry.”

The #BCTECH Summit will give attendees a deep look at how technology is innovating traditional industries, and the latest ideas and innovations fueling the BC economy.

#BCTECH at a glance.

This event is an extraordinary opportunity to gather BC’s entire tech ecosystem together. As Lindsay Chan, Director of the #BCTECH Summit and of Events for the BC Innovation Council explained to Geekwire, “the #BCTECH Summit brings together tech entrepreneurs, anchor companies, business leaders from traditional industries, investors, government and academia to establish new connections and to exchange fresh ideas and innovation to drive business growth.” It is also a place for people to discuss and investigate the solutions to major industry challenges provided by the tech industry.

There are more than 200 speakers slated to be at the two-day conference, providing attendees with a wealth of opportunity to hear provocative global thought leaders share fresh ideas and engaging stories.

Pre-summit events will be held on Monday March 13th, with #BCTECH on the Terrace open to the public from 5:00pm – 8:00pm on the Pacific West Terrace at the Vancouver Convention Centre. The lighting of the Olympic Cauldron at Jack Poole Plaza will officially kick-off the event as a celebration of the technology used to build the cauldron for the Vancouver 2010 Olympics.

Last year’s inaugural event sold out. This year promises to be even bigger and, if it’s possible, better. See you there!

Follow the action on Twitter with @avocetteinc and #BCTECH.

Avocette at Accela Engage 2016

August 21st, 2016 | Posted in Partners, Trade Shows


Join us at booth #209 at Accela Engage 2016

Avocette is heading to Los Angeles, CA this week to participate in what’s touted to be the biggest show in civic tech: Accela Engage. Come and visit us at booth #209 near the drone cage.

Speaking of which – we are very pleased to be a co-sponsor of the drone cage this year! Test your flying skills through the obstacle course and get a taste of what it would be like to conduct a roof inspection from midair!

Accela Engage 2016: drone pictures

Original photos courtesy of unsplash.com

There are so many reasons we love attending Accela Engage year after year. Here are just a few:

  • We connect with our clients in person, whether it’s at our booth, an onsite meeting, or an impromptu breakout session,
  • We make the most of the ability to collaborate face-to-face with Accela technical resources throughout the week, and
  • There’s always training available to further enhance our ever expanding Accela technical capabilities.

For updates on the event, follow us on Twitter @AvocetteInc and check out the official hashtag #AccelaEngage. We look forward to seeing you there!

As an Accela Partner, Avocette has extensive experience implementing and supporting the full suite of Accela products throughout Canada and the United States. Accela provides civic engagement software solutions and mobile apps for more than 2,200 local, state and federal government agencies worldwide with the Civic Platform.

Accela Engage 2016

See you at MISA Ontario 2016

June 2nd, 2016 | Posted in Trade Shows

MISA Ontario

MISA Ontario 2016

Avocette is exhibiting at the Municipal Information Systems Association (MISA Ontario) annual conference next week from June 5th – 8th at Blue Mountain Resort in Grey County, Ontario. Visit us at booth #1 to find out more about our many successful engagements with municipalities and other public sector clients across Canada and the United States.

MISA Ontario is an annual event for municipal IT professionals and managers, as well as the companies that work with them, to come together and discuss current trends in Municipal Information Technology. This year, the role of Canada’s Municipalities in the Digital Age will be explored through topics including risk management and measurement, civic engagement, the Internet of Things (IoT), security and privacy, GIS, social media strategy, advanced communications and collaboration.

This year’s theme of “Colour I.T. Your Way” is a celebration of the multitude of applications and configurations of Municipal I.T. and also a clever nod to the host: Grey County. You can learn more about the County of Grey and its nine member municipalities here.

For updates on the event, follow us on Twitter @AvocetteInc and check out the official hashtag #MISAon. We look forward to seeing you there!

Cherwell Global Conference 2014

October 3rd, 2014 | Posted in Partners, Trade Shows

Cherwell Global Conference 2014

On September 23, 2014 Avocette CEO Scott Ross and Director of Sales Rod Hicks, flew to Colorado Springs to attend the 2nd Annual Cherwell Global Conference. Avocette has been a partner of Cherwell software, which specializes in IT Service Management software, since 2013. The conference was held at the historic Broadmoor Hotel, where Cherwell Customers and Partners from around the world gathered to share their Cherwell experiences and to learn what Cherwell has in store for the upcoming year. Cherwell’s newly appointed President, Craig Harper, and CEO Vance Brown shared their vision for the future of Cherwell Software- and it was truly exciting. Every day was filled with educational sessions hosted by Cherwell Customers, Partners and Industry Analysts, and every night was an opportunity to network in a casual environment at one of the many lounges and outdoor meeting areas.

Cherwell Global Cherwell Software is viewed by industry analysts as a major player in ITSM marketplace and Avocette is excited about the opportunities this partnership will continue to provide. The Cherwell Global Conference was like a large family reunion and the consistent topic of conversation was that the family is about to get a lot bigger.

Cherwell Global Conference 2014