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Microsoft Canada recognizes BDO Canada as winner of the 2023 AI Impact Award

TORONTO – BDO Canada is proud to announce it has won the 2023 Microsoft Canada AI Impact Award.

These annual Canadian awards recognize the Microsoft partners who have enhanced the lives of Canadians by championing diversity and inclusion, provided exceptional customer service, and embraced digital transformation utilizing Microsoft technology.

“We're thrilled to be receiving this award in recognition of our leadership and collaboration with our customers in the field of AI,” says Emmanuel Florakas, Partner and Service Line Leader at BDO Canada. “Our team has long recognized the transformative potential of AI for our clients, and we're proud of our suite of applications and customer centric services that are changing the future of work and helping businesses across the country embrace AI, responsibly, to accelerate their growth.”

The AI Impact Award recognizes a partner that has delivered impactful Microsoft Artificial Intelligence innovation in client scenarios. Examples include asset optimization through predictive modelling, intelligent apps using generative AI, and using lakehouse architectures to harness the power of advanced data analytics within AI that drive new business models, uncover insights, and unlock untapped potential for business gains.

This award is yet another milestone in the firm's long-standing collaboration with Microsoft, with BDO's 500-person AI team already leveraging Microsoft's Azure OpenAI Service to extend their capabilities for enterprise-level clients across Canada.

“We are pleased to recognize BDO Canada as this year's recipient of the AI Impact Award,” said Harp Girn, Vice President, Global Partner Solutions, Microsoft Canada. “Our partners are the backbone of our company and have demonstrated excellence in innovation and harnessed Microsoft's solutions to enable customers to achieve more. We take great pride in the diversity of our ecosystem and look forward to celebrating their outstanding achievements."

About BDO Canada:

BDO Canada LLP is a leading provider of professional services to clients across a variety of sectors and segments. For over 100 years, our team has served communities across Canada through a comprehensive range of assurance, tax, and consulting services, complemented by deep industry knowledge. With over 5,000 people across 100 offices in Canada, and more than 1,800 offices in 164 countries, BDO is well-positioned to assist clients with both domestic and global needs.

BDO Canada LLP, a Canadian limited liability partnership, is a member of BDO International Limited, a UK company limited by guarantee, and forms part of the international BDO network of independent member firms. BDO is the brand name for the BDO network and for each of the BDO member Firms. For more information, visit:

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Andrea Coelho, Marketing Manager, Consulting
BDO Canada LLP
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