Kognitiv Spark today announced it has been named a global finalist in both the Defense & Intelligence and Mixed Reality categories for the 2021 Microsoft Partner of the Year Award. The company was honored among a global field of top Microsoft partners for demonstrating excellence in innovation and implementation of customer solutions based on Microsoft technology.  

“We are immensely proud to be recognized on a global scale once again in 2021 as it reinforces our position as a world-class leader in the mixed reality space,” said Yan Simard, CEO at Kognitiv Spark. “Our small yet robust team at Kognitiv Spark is dedicated to creating solutions designed to empower workers with autonomy and confidence through the use of intelligent and intuitive technology. Without the collaboration and support from Microsoft, our clients, network, and partners, none of this would have been possible.”

“I am truly delighted to see the work of our whole team at Kognitiv Spark recognized at the global level for a second time,” said Duncan McSporran, COO and Founder at Kognitiv Spark. “Acknowledgment of our leading position reinforces what our partners reflect on continually. By adopting our solutions, they have equipped their teams with transformational capacities that have immediate and meaningful impact. Using the power of Mixed Reality to support their frontline workers enables faster, more effective decision making and situational awareness across the whole team. It truly is a force-multiplier in terms of operational efficiency and tempo, whilst simultaneously reducing overheads and downtime.”    

The Microsoft Partner of the Year Awards recognize Microsoft partners that have developed and delivered outstanding Microsoft-based solutions during the past year. Awards were classified in various categories, with honorees chosen from a set of more than 4,400 submitted nominations from more than 100 countries worldwide. Kognitiv Spark was recognized for providing outstanding solutions and services in Defense & Intelligence and Mixed Reality.  ​

The Defense & Intelligence Partner of the Year Award recognizes a partner organization that excels at providing customer mission focused innovative and unique solutions and services based on Microsoft Platforms and Technologies to Defense and Intelligence customers, demonstrating thought leadership in their industry. The Mixed Reality Partner of the Year Award recognizes a partner that has designed, developed, and deployed a solution that helps customers accelerate their digital transformation using mixed reality technology and Azure services. 

“I am honored to announce the winners and finalists of the 2021 Microsoft Partner of the Year Awards,” said Rodney Clark, corporate vice president, Global Partner Solutions, Channel Sales and Channel Chief, Microsoft. “These remarkable partners have displayed a deep commitment to building world-class solutions for customers—from cloud-to-edge—and represent some of the best and brightest our ecosystem has to offer.”

About Kognitiv Spark 

Kognitiv Spark is a Fredericton, New Brunswick-based tech company and Microsoft MRPP gold partner recognized for its competency in the secure, reliable, and network agnostic applications of Mixed Reality for remote support. Its flagship product, RemoteSpark is an industrial-grade platform that allows a remote worker to establish a low-bandwidth, secure audio-video call with a subject matter expert when they need help solving a complex problem. RemoteSpark can facilitate the transfer of photos, files (PDFs, Microsoft Office documents), and multi-step animated holograms. The tech company was founded in 2016 and supports a global footprint of clients and partners operating in manufacturing, energy, defence, public-sector, marine, and other industrial sectors.