OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Feb. 1, 2011) -
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Amika Mobile CEO Dr. Suhayya (Sue) Abu-Hakima was invested into the Order of Ontario at a ceremony in Queen's Park on January 27th. The Honourable David C. Onley, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, invested 30 new appointees to the Order of Ontario – the province's highest official honour.
"The Order of Ontario recognizes excellence in any field of endeavour. The outstanding achievements of this august group of Ontarians are making a profound difference to the quality of life in our province. Each recipient has gone above and beyond the 'call of duty' and they are inspiring role models for us all.", stated The Honourable David C. Onley, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario.
"This is a true honour and it humbles me to be recognized with this incredible group of Ontarians whose achievements and work are so exceptional", said Amika Mobile CEO Dr. Abu-Hakima.
The citation read at the ceremony by the Secretary General to the Order of Ontario and the Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration Chisanga Puta-Chekwe:
- "Suhayya Abu-Hakima, a two-time founder/CEO is one of very few women entrepreneurs who built her 28 year reputation on excellence and innovation in technology. She has launched two world-class companies taking ideas into real-world solutions. Her latest, Amika Mobile has pioneered auto-discovery technology that allows emergency and critical alerts to be sent to any mobile or networked device. She has filed 30 international patents in content analysis, messaging and emergency alerting. She has published over 100 papers and has won 12 international awards for ongoing innovation, the latest for greater public safety. She actively mentors and encourages young people to embrace science and technology through countless speeches. She volunteers on a number of boards including the Ontario Centers of Excellence, the National Centers of Excellence and the Communications Research Center. "
About The Order of Ontario Created in 1986, the Order of Ontario, the province's highest official honour, recognizes the highest level of individual excellence and achievement in any field. It recognizes Ontarians who have made an outstanding contribution to society in Ontario and around the world. The Order of Ontario is awarded to Ontarians for distinction in any field. Past recipients have contributed to education, the arts, community and public service, science and medicine, citizenship and multiculturalism, business, sports, and many other fields. Those who are invested into the Order of Ontario are considered an example of excellence to all Ontarians. Nominations are made by members of the public. In 2012, the Order of Ontario will mark its 25th anniversary.
About Amika Mobile Amika Mobile is privately held and specializes in emergency mass notification solutions. The Amika Mobility Server ensures people are found in an emergency due to its unique auto-discovery capability, which finds anyone on the wired or wireless network even if they are not pre-registered in a database. This product is ideal for airports, sports arenas, shopping centers and any campus with visitors. Database pre-registration is described as the Achilles' heel of emergency mass notification systems. The AMS alerts over WiFi, SMS, Email, VoIP, PA systems, Message Boards and the Web including Twitter and Facebook. Emergency alerts are ideal for those concerned with public safety as per FEMA's directives for emergency notification systems. Amika Mobile has won 12 awards and was named an IDC Top 10 Mobile Solution to watch. Amika Mobile sells products through partners and system integrators and it OEMs to service providers and platform vendors focusing on North America and Europe with later expansion to Asia. All copyrights, trademarks and trade names are property of Amika Mobile. See www.amikamobile.com.
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