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ARN Innovation Awards 2018: and the winners are…

ARN Innovation Awards 2018: and the winners are…

Leading partners, start-ups, vendors, distributors and individuals honoured

DISTRIBUTOR

Specialist

WINNER: Exclusive Networks
HIGHLY COMMENDED: DNA Connect

Software

WINNER: Rhipe
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Nextgen

Hardware

WINNER: Dicker Data
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Ingram Micro

Homegrown

WINNER: Dicker Data


VENDOR VALUE

Hardware

WINNER: Dell EMC
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Specialist

WINNER: Datto
HIGHLY COMMENDED: APC by Schneider Electric

Security

WINNER: Sophos
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Cylance

Networking

WINNER: Cisco
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company

Software

WINNER: VMware
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Veeam

Cloud

WINNER: Amazon Web Services

Telecommunications

WINNER: Telstra


PERSONAL INNOVATION

Channel Excellence

WINNER: Belinda Jurisic - Veeam

Belinda wins this award for her outstanding dedication and focus on the channel community. During the past year, she has driven key program initiatives that have resulted in enhancing the growth and profit for Veeam partners. 

Technical Excellence

WINNER: Phoebe Goh - NetApp

Phoebe wins this award for her ability to deliver cloud and hybrid cloud data solutions, alongside participating in delivering talks at events such Container Camp 2018 and Girl Geeks Sydney, as well as hosting the NetApp A/NZ ‘Geek Out’ monthly webinar.

Management Excellence

WINNER: James Bergl - Datto
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Chris Hewlett - HP

James wins this award in recognition of establishing and growing Datto’s footprint in the A/NZ market, attracting more than 1000 channel partners and servicing more than 8000 businesses.

Marketing Excellence

WINNER: Lisa Stockwell - Arrow ECS ANZ

Lisa wins this award in recognition for her successful effort in launching Arrow ECS’ IoT strategy in the A/NZ market and educating the channel in this sector. Lisa's successful marketing campaigns have resulted in new revenue opportunities and smoother access for the channel in taking new technologies to market.

Sales Excellence

WINNER: Brigitte Auguste - Araza
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Tom Allen - Solista

Brigitte wins this award for her outstanding sales excellence, which has had a direct impact on Araza’s growth through driving new business opportunities and contributing 70 per cent to the company’s revenue.


CHANNEL CHOICE

Hardware Vendor: HP

Software Vendor:  Malwarebytes

Distributor: Arrow ECS ANZ

Partner:  The Missing Link

Channel Enabler:  Jarred Flanigan - Sophos


HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES

Alex Gambotto
Felix Wong
Ken Boal


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