Awards Panel 2014

Judging Process

Again this year, we have overwhelming support from the ICT community and have appointed 94 judges on our panel.

This year, we welcome some new faces (people who have moved across into channel leadership roles) and have also brought on-board new companies across all segments of the channel (from the vendor, reseller and distributor categories).

As a judge, you’re voting on a list of finalists from across select industry categories. Nominations for the award categories open on May 28 and close June 27, 2014. From there, the short list panel selects the finalists for each award.

The panel is made up of: ARN’s President and Publisher, Susan Searle; ARN senior editor, Allan Swann; ARN Senior Editor, Events, Jennifer O'Brien; Channel Dynamics’ Moheb Moses; and Dunkenny Consulting's managing director, David Henderson. They will create a shortlist of finalists for each category.

In order to keep the judges’ process as transparent as possible, here’s some information on the steps involved.

A list of nominees is emailed to the judges, a process that is all done online in order to keep things simple and efficient.

The process is kept as objective as possible given judges don’t vote on their own category or tier, but vote for other elements of the channel. For example, distributors don’t vote on other distributors, and vendors don’t vote on other vendors.

Each award is comprised of a set of questions with select criteria. For the ARN vendor category, for example, the awards recognise high-achieving technology organisations for their channel efforts over the past year. These awards stretch across hardware, software, specialist and innovative technology players.

Vendors are judged by the ARN Judging Panel on delivering high-class and innovative product sets, innovative channel rewards, training and marketing programs and above-par support.

Judges are asked to nominate a ‘Winner’ and a ‘Highly Commended’. Judges make their selections based on the way nominees have responded to the criteria, along with their knowledge of the organisation in the channel over the last 12 months.

The 2014 Judging Panel is as follows:

Vendors

  • Adobe - Paul Robson
  • APC - Francois Vazille
  • AVG – Michael Dowling
  • CA - Carl Terrantroy
  • Cisco – Jason Brouwers
  • Citrix Systems - Belinda Ross
  • D-Link – Graeme Reardon
  • Dell - Peter Murphy
  • Fujitsu – Daniel Campbell
  • EMC - Chris Moyle
  • HP - Robert Mesaros
  • IBM - Phil Cameron
  • Intel - Kate Burleigh
  • Juniper – Mike Zutenis
  • Kaseya - Dermot McCann
  • Kaspersky - Andrew Mamonitis
  • Kyocera Document Solutions - David Finn
  • Lenovo - Matt Codrington
  • McAfee - Craig Nielsen
  • Microsoft – David Gage
  • Motorola – Ben Marshall
  • Oki - Greg Mikaelian
  • Oracle - John Poulter
  • Samsung – Adrian Marafioti
  • Sophos - Ashley Wearne
  • Symantec - Klasie Holtzhausen
  • Toshiba - Mark Whittard
  • Trend Micro - Sanjay Mehta
  • VMware - John Donovan
  • Veeam – Don Williams
  • AWS - Greg Keiser

Distributors

  • Alloys - Paul Harman
  • Anyware - Garrison Huang
  • Avnet - Darren Adams
  • Bluechip Infotech - Johnson Hsiung
  • Computerlinks - Robbie Upcroft
  • Dicker Data - David Dicker
  • Distribution Central - Scott Frew
  • DNA - Munsoor Khan
  • DPSA - Jacques Tesson
  • Express Data - David Peach
  • Express Online - Danny Moore 
  • Ingram Micro - Matt Sanderson
  • Lan 1 - Daniel Lee
  • Leader Computer Systems - Theo Kristoris
  • Multimedia Technology - David Linke
  • NewLease – Dawn Edmonds
  • Nextgen Distribution - John Walters
  • Open Channel Solutions - Con Fiamegos
  • Transition Systems - Michael Beesley
  • Westcon Group - Wendy O'Keeffe
  • WhiteGold Solutions - Dominic Whitehand

Resellers

  • Accucom Systems Integration - Sam Sarkis
  • Allcom - Andrew Leigh
  • Anittel - Peter Kazacos
  • ASI Solutions - Maree Lowe
  • Brennan IT - Dave Stevens
  • Calvert Technologies - Dean Calvert
  • City Software - Lorenzo Coppa
  • Data#3 - Laurence Baynham
  • Datacom - Mark McWilliams
  • Dimension Data - Rodd Cunico
  • eNerds - Jamie Warner
  • Ensyst - Kim Heras
  • Ethan Group – Nick Stranks
  • Evolve IT - Nick Moran
  • HubOne - Nick Beaugeard
  • Infront Systems - Allan King
  • Insentra - Ronnie Altit
  • Insight - Andrea Della Mattea 
  • Kiandra IT - Chris Munro
  • Klikon Solutions - David Abouhaidar
  • Nexus - Sean Murphy
  • Oriel Technologies - Jake Wynne
  • Regal IT - Mark Gluckman
  • Silverfern IT - Liong Eng
  • Somerville Group - Craig Somerville
  • Staples - Karl Sice
  • Thomas Duryea - Andrew Thomas
  • The Missing Link – Alex Gambotto
  • Tech Mahindra – Jeff Ferdinands

Telecommunications

  • Alphawest - Nicolette Moore
  • BigAir - Jason Ashton
  • Brennan IT - Dave Stevens
  • Cisco Systems – Jason Brouwers
  • Distribution Central - Scott Frew
  • EDV - David Turnbull
  • Express Data - David Peach
  • Mitel- Frank Skiffington 
  • Motorola Solutions – Ben Marshall
  • Huawei – Mark Rook
  • ShoreTel - Jamie Romanin
  • Telstra - Keith Masterton
  • UXC Connect - Stacey Beer
  • Vertel – Andrew Findlay

 

Platinum Sponsors

  • Citrix
  • Distribution Central
  • DPSA
  • EMC
  • HP
  • Huawei
  • IBM
  • Juniper Networks
  • Kaseya
  • Kaspersky
  • Lenovo
  • McAfee
  • ShoreTel
  • Symantec
  • Toshiba
  • VMware
  • WestconGroup

Gold Sponsors

  • Acronis
  • Adobe
  • Arrow
  • AWS
  • Big Air
  • Cisco2013
  • Dell
  • Dicker Data
  • DNA
  • Fujitsu 2013
  • Ingram Micro
  • Microsoft
  • Mitel
  • NewLease
  • NextDC
  • Nextgen Distribution
  • Optus
  • Pure Storage
  • SAP
  • Staples
  • Trend Micro
  • Veeam
  • Webroot
  • WhiteGold Solutions
 

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