Timmy Awards Announces ROCK Networks As 2022 Tech for Good Finalist

Tech in Motion recognizes finalists for award celebrating companies using tech to uplift our communities

September 27, 2022 – Tech in Motion named ROCK Networks a finalist for Best Tech for Good in the 2022 Timmy Awards, recognizing the top workplaces for tech professionals across North America. ROCK Networks and these finalists have proactively responded to uncertainties and global challenges, leveraging technology to help their communities adapt, improve and grow. The community can vote here through Oct. 5th for who will represent the region as ‘Best Tech for Good’ in the national round, judged by experts from companies including VMware, Netflix, and Etsy.

“Tech in Motion is thrilled to be able to honor companies that go above and beyond in working to create a better future,” says Lindsay Lewis, Director of Marketing at Motion Recruitment, Tech in Motion’s creator. “Our Tech for Good finalists have fearlessly stepped up to use technology through their products and services to uplift their communities, which is worthy of celebration.”

ROCK Networks is harnessing the power of broadband technology to deliver an innovative new business model that bridges the digital divide, allows rural communities to prosper, and can help accomplish many of the goals laid out in the UN’s 2030 agenda. To power a sustainable rural future, communities need a reliable, high-speed, future-proof internet connection. ROCK Networks’ open access community broadband networks model enables rural municipalities to take control of their future by connecting all residents while generating revenue for the community.

“It’s an honour to be named a finalist in the Tech for Good category,” said Joe Hickey, President and CEO of ROCK Networks. “Universal access to broadband internet has the power to change the world. Yet, here in Canada, less than half of those who reside in rural, remote, and Indigenous communities have access to high-speed internet, and some have no access at all. ROCK Networks is working hard to ensure that all Canadians have access to the same opportunities, services and benefits that an affordable, high-speed connection provides.”

The selection criteria for the Best Tech for Good are based on the following:

  • Applying technology to tackle today’s most pressing social, global, and environmental challenges.
  • Developing/employing tech to set up solutions, improve quality of life & help communities adapt.
  • Embodying and fostering the spirit of giving back and lifting people up when they need it the most.

In addition to Best Tech for Good, the 2022 Timmys will also be handing out awards in five other categories: Best Work Culture, Best Tech Enterprise Employer, Best Tech Startup, Best Tech Workplace for Diversity, and Best Tech Manager.

On November 10th, the 2022 Timmy Awards Ceremony will be a digital experience streaming on Brand Live, with on-air intros and acceptance speeches from this year’s best tech startups, managers and employers. To join the celebration, see all Regional Finalists and learn more, visit the Timmy Awards page. 

About Tech in Motion Events 

Tech in Motion is a North American events and community platform that brings local tech professionals together to connect, learn and innovate. What started as a passion project in 2011, by IT staffing and recruiting firm Motion Recruitment, grew into an organization of over 300,000 members across 14 chapters in North America including Atlanta, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas, LA, New York, Orange County, Philadelphia, Phoenix, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, Toronto, and Washington, D.C. Please visit www.techinmotionevents.com for more information about our notable speakers, sponsors and events.

About ROCK Networks

ROCK Networks is an end-to-end communications systems integrator with a variety of wireless and broadband solutions. We have served a wide range of corporate and government customers within the public safety, energy, transportation, construction, and manufacturing sectors for nearly 40 years. Our customers trust us to provide industry-leading devices and services, nimble solutions, seamless integration, and best-in-class technical support.

Our four areas of communications expertise are Broadband, Satellite Networks, and Wi-Fi; Two-Way Radio, Rugged Devices, and Mobility; Next Generation 9-1-1 (NG9-1-1); and IoT, Cloud, and Predictive Analytics. We have national capabilities with locations in Ottawa, Ontario; St. John’s Newfoundland and Labrador; Dartmouth and Sydney, Nova Scotia; Moncton, New Brunswick; and Alberta. Find out more at www.rocknetworks.com.

For Further Inquiries:

Nadine Mansour
Vice President of Marketing & Business Operations
ROCK Networks