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30 Most Innovative Companies 2017

30 Most Innovative Companies 2017

30 Most Innovative Companies 2017

Company Management Description

 CHC Helicopter

Karl S. Fessenden, CEO, President & board member of CHC Group CHC provides unmatched helicopter services that enable its customers to reach beyond – to work in remote and challenging destinations that limit others – and come home safely. The company is dedicated to its purpose of getting the customers where they need to be, when they need to be there, anywhere in the world – safely and reliably. The company  is a trusted and reliable offshore transportation partner enabling oil and gas customers to safely reach beyond boundaries to explore and develop in some of the world’s most isolated, deep-water sites. 

Automated Financial Systems, Inc

John Shain, President Automated Financial Systems, Inc. (AFS) is the industry leader in lending and risk management solutions for financial institutions. AFS provides the industry’s only fully integrated commercial lending system designed to process multiple types of loans on a single, real-time, multibank, multilingual, multicurrency system. Integral to the core AFS lending solution is its unique straight-through processing capability encompassing the lending process from Origination through Servicing. 

 Analytic Systems

James Hargrove, P.Eng, CEO 

Analytic Systems is an innovative Canadian manufacturer of power conversion products. We designed our first Switchmode DC-DC Voltage Converter in 1976 and today we design and build a complete range of products including Battery Chargers, Voltage Converters, Inverters, Power Supplies, Frequency Converters and MPPT Solar Charge Controllers. All of our products are manufactured in our own ISO9001/AS9100 certified state of the art facilities located in Vancouver, BC, Canada that include the latest automated Surface Mount Technology, CNC conformal coating and transformer manufacturing.


George Demou, CEO

Avtex provides professional services and customer experience consulting encompassing a full 360° suite of solutions including user experience design, application development, unified communications, contact centers, portals, business intelligence, and customer relationship management. Driven by technology know-how and passionate about customer experience, Avtex is uniquely qualified to help clients deliver exceptional experiences to their customers using technology. Backed by strategic partnerships with Microsoft, Sitecore and Interactive Intelligence, Avtex is truly a breadth and depth provider of customer experience technology solutions. 

Interlogic Outsourcing

Najeeb A. Khan, CEO Interlogic Outsourcing, Inc. (IOI®) is a national provider of cloud-based payroll, human resources and employer services. Offering scalable solutions, IOI enables businesses of all sizes to achieve greater efficiencies and reduce bottom line costs. With technical expertise and an unparalleled level of customer service, IOI maintains a high client retention rate by managing each step of the onboarding process, from implementation to training, lending maximum performance to payroll, time and attendance procedures, and human resources services.

Eurostep AB

Håkan Kårdén, CEO & Founder 

Eurostep’s software ShareAspace let our customers realize secure PLM collaboration and engineering business intelligence. Its core competence is product information management with a focus on solutions for information consolidation and sharing. Designed to deal with all the phases in the product life cycle, from requirements to product support, ShareAspace is based on leading edge Microsoft technology and the global standards for product data management: PLCS and STEP.

Evolving Solutions

Jaime Gmach, President & CEO 

Some call us a value-added technology reseller. Others say we provide solutions to complex data center challenges. We say Evolving Solutions does both, and so much more. Our clients choose us as their technology advocate because we understand that every business is unique and requires a thoughtful, customized approach to problem-solving. We consult, design, deploy and support technology solutions from beginning to end.

Solver Inc

Nils Rasmussen Founder & CEO

Solver is the leading provider of complete cloud and on premise Corporate Performance Management (CPM) solutions for today’s mid-market enterprise and the company is at the forefront of CPM technology with deep ERP integrations. Solver’s BI360 solution is available both as a cloud and on premise deployment and it offers powerful and intuitive modules for reporting, budgeting, dashboards and data warehousing. 


Scott Maichel, & Marie T.Pfau, Managing Partners AmCheck’s desire to provide companies with a full suite of flexible payroll, human resources, and benefits products and services began in 1996. AmCheck’s founders, Dean Lucente and Brad Johnston, started their mission in a home office with one computer workstation and a printer. They knew there was a large portion of the payroll outsourcing market that disliked being “just a number.” The goal was to revolutionize the payroll industry standard by offering a high-quality customer experience with prompt, courteous, professional, and knowledgeable representatives along with leading edge technology all at a good value. 

Virtual Hold Technology

Wes Hayden, CEO At VHT, the team believes that delivering an exceptional customer experience doesn’t have to be difficult. In fact, every customer interaction, regardless of channel, should enrich the brand and deepen the customer relationship. For a long time, the customer journey has been frustrating. Twenty years ago, VHT pioneered a new approach to customer service that helps organizations eliminate customer wait times – creating a positive first impression of the brand and improving customer interactions, operational efficiencies and revenue opportunities.

Axiom Business systems

John & Anne Field, Founders For the first time in the industry, Axiom CMS provides a one-stop-shop cemetery management solution. All aspects of the Axiom solution are integrated to operate cohesively and to maximize efficiency in the day-to-day operation of your cemetery. The seamless integration and breadth of cemetery management tools offered in Axiom CMS is seen as an industry first. This, in addition to existing business operation efficiency tools including record keeping, resource management and account keeping, sees Axiom CMS as the unified tool of choice for today’s cemetery manager.

Octo North America

Nino Tarantino, CEO Octo is the Number 1 global provider of telematics and data analytics solutions for the auto insurance industry. Octo collects contextual driver and vehicle data and applies proprietary algorithms to transform it into actionable intelligence, informing solutions that benefit both auto insurers and policyholders. Octo’s insurance partners are able to drive innovation and improve their loss ratio by up to 20% through more accurate pricing of risk, more efficient crash and claims processes, and deepened customer relationships. 

AsiaPay Limited

Joseph Chan, Founder & CEO

AsiaPay is a world class electronic payment service, solution, technology provider, and merchant aggregator in Asia. We provide a comprehensive array of secured, advanced and integrated payment processing solutions and technologies to banks, payment service providers and merchants. We have partnerships with international card associations, banks, payment companies, and debit cards all over Asia.


Anil Annadata, Founder 

CodeObjects is the industry’s most complete hosted software and services platform for the property and casualty insurance industry. It is dedicated to helping insurance companies drive business efficiency, adapt to market change, and increase profitability and growth through its next-generation, cloud-based enterprise software and services platform. Founded in 2006, CodeObjects provides services to mid-market insurance companies and has built customer relationships that span nearly a decade.

Digital Air Strike

Alexi Venneri CEO & co-Founder Digital Air Strike is the nation’s leading social media technology, online reputation and consumer engagement company. We serve 3,000+ businesses in the United States and Canada including 7of the top 10 automobile OEMs and dozens of the top dealer groups. We developed a turnkey program that includes fully managing social media sites, online reputation and digital lead responses for businesses nationwide.


Tony Meisner, CEO 

We are a group of Talented IT Specialist and Experts who desire to share our Passion of Technology with you. We recognize the value of Technology and Innovation; by utilizing our extensive strategic partner base, are capable of not only providing competitive pricing on over a million products — but also in our architects creating the most efficient solutions based off your needs.

DRAXware Inc

Jianfei, Founder

DRAXware's Uni-Engine is capable of configuring solutions that meet unique requirements of clients. With advanced data management capabilities that unify data between all systems, this universal solution can be configured to meet any company’s requirements. It enables DRAXware to tailor a solution to a specific customer or project in a fraction of time compared to traditional software development. 


Christopher Carter, Founder & CEO

Approyo is a leading global SAP technology solution provider. We make it simple for companies to implement big data solutions through SAP HANA for today and the future. Its team of dedicated experts will tailor technology solutions in order to achieve clients' business goals.   The company's vision is to be the world's most customer centric SAP HANA technology solution company. Its cloud environments are designed and tailored specifically to the needs of its customers in order to ensure dreams of success. Its goal is to bring data and information to your business as fast as possible through an affordable solution.

Inspyrus, Inc

Nilay Banker, CEO

Inspyrus is a Silicon Valley Fintech software development company that specializes in transforming Accounts Payable and Finance Operations into profit centers.The company's passion and mission is to provide the most innovative, game-changing solutions on the market, and solve business problems that other providers have failed to address. It has built a reputation of excellence and trust, based on world-class technology, solutions delivery and service with its clients. 

UDA Technologies

Michael Stevens, Founder & President 

UDA Technologies is a leading provider of construction technologies including software, application development, and architectural services for construction professionals in the United States, Canada, Australia and over 75 countries worldwide.  Designed for growing construction firms, UDA ConstructionSuite™ and ConstructionOnline™ redefine what management software can do for construction professionals. 


Gregory Webb,CEO Bromium has pioneered the next generation of endpoint protection that eliminates breaches. Just as virtualization transformed IT, Bromium is transforming security with its unique micro-virtualization technology. Bromium provides the world’s most advanced endpoint security, even against the most sophisticated zero-day malware. Unlike traditional security technologies, such as antivirus or virtual containers, which rely on ineffective detection techniques, Bromium’s solution automatically isolates each user-task in a lightweight, CPU-enforced micro-VM. This enables users to click on anything without risk of compromise, protecting the enterprise. 


Nick Hedges, President & CEO Velocify® is the leading sales acceleration platform. The company helps more than 1,500 sales teams sell more by bringing speed and control to the entire sales process. Velocify helps sales teams prospect with more precision, accelerate lead engagement, and implement optimized workflows, ultimately helping sales teams find and convert more leads.

Skytel Systems

Ahmed Eied, Founder & CEO Skytel provides enterprise-grade hosted VoIP and unified communications to businesses and institutions. Skytel is rapidly becoming the standard for business communications worldwide. Skytel delivers a range of unified communications products, including voice, video, contact center, managed IT services and mobile applications. Skytel’s cloud-based phone system comes with full PBX function, admin controls and unlimited phone features

Virtual Procurement Services

Scott Robins, Founder

Virtual Procurement Services (VPS) has been reducing and recovering technology spends for customers since 2009.  Unlike traditional buying services or Group Purchasing Organizations, its success is not tied to reviewing what someone else paid for something two quarters ago.  Its success is tied to combining the actual cost structures of these pieces and parts  that allows them to measure the fully burdened costs throughout distribution), and a complete understanding of these manufacturer’s publisher’s, and VAR’s pricing process’.

NTT i3

Nina Simosko , CEO

NTT i3 embraces a unique full lifecycle approach to innovation combining the best practices of open innovation research, applied R&D expertise, and agile product development. Collaborative open innovation elevates and expands enterprise companies’ internal conversations and explorations around digital innovation opportunities. Applied R&D expertise and agile product methodologies then bring focus and practical application by translating those ideas into the development of new technology platforms, products, and practices.

Liqid Inc

Jay Breakstone, CEO & Founder

Liqid delivers a fluid and dynamic approach to disaggregate, provision, create, deploy, and delete bare-metal machines and the associated compute, network, and storage elements through policy-driven automation and orchestration. This allows organizations to adapt to technological and business changes in real-time, enabling them to fully maximize the opportunities in today’s digital economy.


Andy Hinrichs, CEO

AutoGravity's  mission is clear – to bring auto financing back down to earth. Its seamless digital platform is revolutionizing the car financing industry by connecting car shoppers directly with lenders and dealers. It empowers future car owners to take the wheel and finance the vehicle of their dreams directly from their smartphone. Based in Irvine, California, AutoGravity is rapidly expanding its team of digital natives, passionate about bringing auto financing into the digital age.

Harrington Starr Limited

Toby Babb, CEO

Harrington Starr deliver high quality IT professionals on a permanent, retained, contract, and interim basis to the global financial services and commodity trading sectors. Specialising in Financial IT, Commodities IT, Buy and Sell Side Trading Systems and Enterprise Technology, it provides a full solution to all of its clients and candidates. The company's experienced consultants are passionate about its core belief of excellence through understanding and it strives to work with both its clients and candidates to ensure it consistently delivers to its needs.


Mike Waas, Founder & CEO

Datometry  is revolutionizing how global enterprises can gain competitive advantage by up-leveling their data management to become cloud-native quickly and effectively. Datometry Hyper-Q is a category-defining solution that accelerates the digital transformation of enterprise IT by eliminating the costs and risks of adopting new data management technologies and lets the enterprise realize significant savings, innovate faster, and increase the speed of business. Hyper-Q is powered by Datometry’s proprietary technology developed by an expert team of database researchers and engineers. 



Alex Moazed, Founder & CEO

Applico is the world’s first Platform Innovation® company. The company provides advisory and implementation services to build, execute, and scale platform businesses alongside large, traditional enterprises. Its clients include Fortune 100 firms as well as multibillion-dollar private companies. Founded in 2009 by Alex Moazed, Applico has worked with large enterprises for over 8 years, launching over 350 successful apps with clients like Disney, DirecTV, Google and startups backed by KKR, Andreessen Horowitz and other

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