Women in Communications and Technology (WCT) celebrated the recipients of their Leadership Excellence Awards yesterday evening at the Chateau Laurier in Ottawa, Ontario. This event draws over 400 high-profile public and private sector leaders to network the night away and celebrate our diverse tech ecosystem. Eleven leaders took to the stage to accept their well-deserved awards, Vicki Iverson, Co-Founder, and CTO of Iversoft, was among those faces. Recognized for her effort in the advancement of women in communications, media, and technology, Vicki took home the award for Entrepreneur of the Year.
Vicki Iverson's entrepreneurial journey began back in 2006 at the University of Waterloo, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Mathematics in Computer Science. She then went on to attend the University of Toronto, where she earned a Masters of Science specializing in Artificial Intelligence.
No stranger to mathematics and computer science, Vicki is the granddaughter of noted Canadian computer scientist Kenneth Iverson, who was honoured with the prestigious Turing Award in 1979 "for his pioneering effort in programming languages and mathematical notation resulting in what the computing field now known as APL; for his contributions to the implementation of interactive systems, to educational uses of APL, and to programming language theory and practice."
Since Iversoft's inception in 2009, it has become a recognized name in all things digital media and has effectively positioned itself as one of North America's premiere mobile development studios. Founded during a period of economic recession, Vicki transformed Iversoft from a small app development company into a major player in the international mobile app scene, and a multi-million dollar agency. With more than 25 full-time employees, Iversoft has shown consistent growth in both size and profitability with a portfolio of over 150 published apps and 15 original IP games.
In her free time, Vicki offers professional mentorship and volunteers time with groups such as Microsoft Youthspark, TECDE, and Founder Institute. She is a strong advocate for women in technology and actively encourages youth to pursue careers in STEM. In recognition of her works, Vicki has received a Forty Under 40 award in 2016 from the Ottawa Chamber of Commerce, along with a more recent recognization from the University of Waterloo for the J.W. Graham Medal.
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To read more about the WCT Annual Leadership Awards and view other recipients, view the WCT press release here.