ARN ICT Industry Awards 2017

ARN ICT Industry Awards 2017 - And the winners are…

ARN congratulates all winners, finalists and nominees, and thanks a judging panel comprising of over 140 of the industry’s leading influencers.

PARTNER

    Enterprise Partner

    WINNER: Data#3
    HIGHLY COMMENDED: Thomas Duryea Logicalis

    Mid-Market Partner

    WINNER: ASI Solutions
    HIGHLY COMMENDED: Brennan IT

    SMB Partner

    WINNER: eNerds
    HIGHLY COMMENDED: Surety IT / Geek

    Best Partner Performance Initiative

    WINNER: Datacom
    HIGHLY COMMENDED: Optus Business

    Datacom wins this award in recognition of Voice of the Customer, a series of customer feedback sessions carried out both internally and through the support of an external agency. Datacom has so far conducted 230 interviews, over 13,000 minutes of recordings and 1400 pages of transcripts, filled with customer feedback and guidance.

    GSI

    WINNER: Modality Systems


START-UP

    Start-up Specialist

    WINNER: GorillaStack
    HIGHLY COMMENDED: Umlaut

    Start-up Customer Win

    WINNER: Vibrato
    HIGHLY COMMENDED: SixPivot

    Start-up Entrepreneur

    WINNER: Andrew Thomas - AtlasPlato
    HIGHLY COMMENDED: Faith Rees and Braden Voigt - SixPivot

    Andrew Thomas wins this award for his work founding AtlasPlato, a management consulting firm focused on developing data-driven organisations. Despite launching less than 12 months ago, AtlasPlato is already competing and winning against the Big 4 in its first year of operation.

    Technology Start-Up

    WINNER: Redback Technologies
    HIGHLY COMMENDED: Cloud Ctrl created by SixPivot


HOMEGROWN INNOVATORS

    Services Provider

    WINNER: AC3
    HIGHLY COMMENDED: BigAir Group

    ISV

    WINNER: HubOne
    HIGHLY COMMENDED: Artis Group

    Distributor

    WINNER: Dicker Data
    HIGHLY COMMENDED: NEXTGEN


CLOUD

    Vendor

    WINNER: Amazon Web Services
    HIGHLY COMMENDED: Cisco Meraki

    Partner

    WINNER: Kloud Solutions
    HIGHLY COMMENDED: Datacom

    Best Cloud Initiative

    WINNER: Amazon Web Services
    HIGHLY COMMENDED: Rackspace / Westcon-Comstor

    Amazon Web Services wins this award in recognition of ‘SAP on AWS’, an initiative that included several partner enablement and go-to-market customer activities. The result is a host of local customer wins, with SAP on AWS now becoming the new normal across Australia.


VENDOR

    Hardware Vendor

    WINNER: Cisco
    HIGHLY COMMENDED: Lenovo

    Software Vendor

    WINNER: Veeam Software
    HIGHLY COMMENDED: VMware

    Specialist Vendor

    WINNER: APC by Schneider Electric / F5 Networks
    HIGHLY COMMENDED: Datto

    Security Vendor

    WINNER: Sophos
    HIGHLY COMMENDED: Cisco

    Networking Vendor

    WINNER: Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company
    HIGHLY COMMENDED: Juniper Networks

    Telecommunications Vendor

    WINNER: Cisco
    HIGHLY COMMENDED: ShoreTel


DISTRIBUTOR

    Hardware Distributor

    WINNER: Dicker Data
    HIGHLY COMMENDED: Ingram Micro

    Software Distributor

    WINNER: NEXTGEN
    HIGHLY COMMENDED: rhipe

    Specialist Distributor

    WINNER: Exclusive Networks
    HIGHLY COMMENDED: DNA Connect

    Best Distributor Initiative

    WINNER: Arrow ECS ANZ
    HIGHLY COMMENDED: Westcon-Comstor

    Arrow wins this award in recognition of Ignite, a channel development framework designed to deliver measurable sales results by focusing on leading growth indicators. At its core, Arrow Ignite has helped build a strong and well enabled channel community.


PERSONAL INNOVATION

    Channel Excellence

    WINNER: Jo Dean - Citrix
    HIGHLY COMMENDED: Chris Eaton - Cloud Plus

    Jo wins this award for providing outstanding support to the Citrix channel, through passion, creativity and hard work. During the past 12 months, Jo has managed the deployment of several programs that have enhanced the growth and profit of Citrix partners across Australia.

    Sales Excellence

    WINNER: Clare Burman - The Missing Link
    HIGHLY COMMENDED: Angus Mansfield - xCentral

    Clare wins this award following an outstanding year of sales excellence. Clare has directly influenced The Missing Link’s growth by increasing her contracts sales by 35 per cent, which was on top of a growth rate of 89 per cent during the prior year.

    Technical Excellence

    WINNER: Mark Verbloot - Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise
    HIGHLY COMMENDED: Jeff Van Zetten - NEXTDC

    Mark wins this award for gaining a reputation as an advanced technical thinker within the channel. Mark regularly hosts technical sessions with channel partners and on-site training for end users, demonstrating his dedication to providing the best outcomes for his customers.

    Management Excellence

    WINNER: Aaron Bailey - The Missing Link
    HIGHLY COMMENDED: Chris Hewlett - HP

    Aaron wins this award in recognition for growing The Missing Link’s Security division during the past 12 months. Aaron has grown the security team by over 50 per cent, brokered new vendor partnerships, recruited new customers and opened a Melbourne office.


COMMUNITY

    Sustainability Award

    WINNER: Dell EMC
    HIGHLY COMMENDED: Fujitsu

    Dell EMC wins this award in recognition of the Dell Planet initiative, with the Australia team collecting 18.3 tonnes of e-waste and rubbish during the past year, up from 8.649 tonnes in 14 cages the previous year.

    Corporate Citizenship Award

    WINNER: Evolve IT
    HIGHLY COMMENDED: VMware

    Evolve IT wins this award for continually supporting not for profit, charity and health-based organisations throughout Australia. In 2016 alone, the business donated over $110,000 annually, including $50,000 to the Reach Foundation.

    Channel Champion

    WINNER: John Perkins - Ethan Group
    HIGHLY COMMENDED: Kate Massey - JCurve / Franz Köppl - Cisco

    John wins this award in recognition of creating Touched by Olivia, a foundation that has now built playgrounds across Australia for many communities, with the focus being on ability not disability. Touched by Olivia is now a fully fledged charity in its own right thanks to John’s sacrifice, energy and effort.


CHANNEL CHOICE

    HARDWARE VENDOR: HP

    SOFTWARE VENDOR: VMware

    DISTRIBUTOR: Ingram Micro

    PARTNER: Data#3


HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES

    Ronnie Altit
    Warren Nolan
    Karl Sice


Platinum Sponsors

Gold Sponsors

ARN ICT Industry Awards 2017

Date/Time

Thursday, 14th Sep 2017 6:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.

Venue

Hyatt Regency 161 Sussex St Sydney NSW Australia

Sponsored by

  • IBM
  • Juniper Networks
  • Westcon-Comstor
  • Hewlett Packard Enterprise
  • F5 Networks
  • Dell EMC
  • Intel
  • Dicker Data
  • Sophos
  • Citrix
  • Arrow ECS ANZ
  • VMware
  • Veeam
  • SAP
  • Trend Micro
  • Ingram Micro
  • RSA
  • D-Link
  • Lenovo
  • StorageCraft
  • Winc
  • APC by Schneider Electric
  • Wells Fargo
  • Commvault
  • Toshiba
  • Veritas
  • HP
  • CertaOne
  • Fujitsu
  • Cisco
  • Datto
  • Symantec
  • DNA Connect
  • SolarWinds MSP
  • Exclusive Networks
  • Targus
  • Splunk
  • Microsoft
  • ConnectWise
  • rhipe
  • Kaspersky Lab
  • NEXTGEN
  • Amazon Web Services
  • Optus
  • Telstra