Sandy Sweet Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Charlottetown, PE – Sandy Sweet has been honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the members of the Innovation and Technology Association of Prince Edward Island (ITAP) at the 2012 IT Gala Awards Dinner.

An address celebrating Mr. Sweet’s contributions to PEI’s IT sector and beyond was given by Derek MacEwen, Managing Partner of VisionQuest Inc.

“As President of the Canadian Police Knowledge Network, Sandy has been the key to bringing together the right people, at the right time to effect real and meaningful change in Canada’s police community,” said Mr. MacEwen.

The Honourable Julian Fantino, Chair of the CPKN Board of Directors, also applauded Mr. Sweet’s efforts. “Sandy has tirelessly advocated for technology-enhanced learning,” he stated. “He has played a leading role in mobilizing a transition to online learning models within the policing sector.”

Daniel Lazaratos, President of ITAP, presents Sandy Sweet with
the Lifetime Achievement Award at ITAP's 2012 IT Gala Awards Dinner.


Over the last seventeen years, Mr. Sweet has been involved several major initiatives that focused on IT solutions to enhance business services and programs. However, it has been his work with the Canadian Police Knowledge Network that has garnered national and international recognition.

Addressing an audience of nearly 200 of PEI's IT industry leaders, Mr. Sweet focused on the enormous diversity and success of the Island’s IT community.

“PEI has an incredible wealth of talent and capacity for driving innovation,” stated Mr. Sweet. “That talent is creating working solutions for real life problems, at home and around the globe.”

“When CPKN was created eight years ago, we were ahead of our time,” recalls Mr. Sweet. “But the lessons learned in the interim have been critical to understanding our audience and for creating the products and services that best meet their needs. I’m very proud of the team we have and the work we do.”