About the Awards
The Canadian FinTech & AI Awards were created by the Digital Finance Institute in 2015 to recognize and celebrate Canadian innovation and to recognize entrepreneurs, thought leaders, financiers, advisors, startups, banks, law firms, Blockchain companies, investors and many other key participants in technology and financial services sector.
Nominations are made by nominees themselves, as well as by third parties. We expect that parties submitting a nomination have read and familiarized themselves with the criteria for each Award category and we expect that they have submitted nominations that meet the respective Award category.
As the organizer, while we undertake nominee due diligence, we rely on nominators to ensure that nominated persons and companies meet the criteria for the category in which they have been nominated.
Guidance on Judging
The Awards are judged by a panel of external experts who are active in the ecosystem. When judging, we ask the Judges to exercise their discretion to vote for the persons or companies they believe are the best in each category. And we also ask them to keep the following guidance in mind:
Conflicts of Interest
We have conflicts of interest guidelines for judges to ensure that the process is fair. Those guidelines are as follows:
Judging is a subjective and objective process and we ask judges to exercise their discretion to select the most deserving candidates from across Canada.