ARN is proud to announce the finalists for the 2017 ARN ICT Industry Awards, with a host of established and emerging partners dominating the agenda.
Reflecting the health of the local channel, more than 50 partners make the final shortlist in 2017, as well as over 20 technology start-ups from across Australia.
The end result is the most diverse and wide-ranging partner line-up in the history of the ARN Awards, with the biggest night on the channel calendar playing host to the leading innovators of the past 12 months.
Completing the finalist line-up, more than 35 vendor organisations are also in the running, alongside over 15 distributors.
Since launching in 2007, the 11th running of the ARN Awards will continue to celebrate and reward excellence across the Australian channel.
Alongside applauding partner, vendor and distributor success during the past 12 months, the ARN Awards also acknowledge outstanding individuals and their achievements.
In recognition of the changing ecosystem within the channel, 2017 sees the launch of a new Start-up category, acknowledging the emerging businesses disrupting the status quo across the market.
Specifically, the new-look category will honour expertise across four awards - Start-up Specialist; Start-up Customer Win; Start-up Entrepreneur and Technology Start-Up.
Partner change continues further with the introduction of the global systems integrator (GSI) award, recognising the leading players impacting the Australian ICT industry, through innovative technology solutions, key customers wins and local market growth.
From a distribution perspective, Australian excellence is also acknowledged within the Homegrown Innovators category, honouring standout local distributors, alongside service providers and ISVs.
In total, over 30 awards make up this year’s honours list, with the channel recognised across Vendor, Distributor and Partner categories, alongside Start-up, Homegrown Innovators, Cloud and Community, in addition to Personal Innovation, Channel Choice and Hall of Fame.
Following an overwhelming response, finalist submissions were selected by a shortlist panel consisting of ARN president and publisher, Susan Searle; ARN editor James Henderson; ARN deputy editor Hafizah Osman, and ARN Hall of Fame inductees David Henderson and Moheb Moses.
The winners will now be selected by an expansive panel of over 130 industry judges, acknowledging creativity, innovation and excellence.
Held on Thursday September 14 at the Hyatt Regency in Sydney, the celebration dinner will host the leaders of the ICT industry, providing a platform to celebrate channel success in Australia.
ARN congratulates all finalists and thanks all organisations and individuals for taking the time to submit nominations.
ARN ICT Industry Awards 2017 - Finalists
- NTT Communications ICT Solutions
- Thomas Duryea Logicalis
- Kloud Solutions
- Blue Apache
- ASI Solutions
- The Missing Link
- Brennan IT
- Diamond ICT
- Surety IT
- Red Telecom
- JCurve Solutions
Best Partner Performance Initiative
- Optus Business
- Artis Group
The GSI award winner will be announced on the night.
- Mentors Insync
- Endpoint Focus
- Hosonto Middleware Solutions
Start-up Customer Win
- Adopt & Embrace
- Exigo Tech
- Faith Rees and Braden Voigt - SixPivot
- Victoria Kluth - Araza
- Sachin Verma - Oreta
- Dane Meah and Simon McKay - InfoTrust
- Andrew Thomas - AtlasPlato
- Nicholas Hastings - hammerjack
- Cloud Ctrl created by SixPivot
- Redback Technologies
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