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IN PICTURES: Channel Flashback 2004 - Where are they now?

If you thought the 2003 slideshow was good, checkout this bunch of pictures from ARN's social pages in 2004. There are companies and people that are long gone from the channel and others who are still around but were just a little younger then. Who do you recognise? Are you captured for posterity in these photos?

  • Adelaide’s Vectra took a busload of women IT professionals to the Barossa for the second annual Women in IT Networking Event (WINE). Can you pick some of the women here?

  • Express Data was crowned Microsoft Business Practice of the Year for Asia-Pacific at a ceremony on the Malaysian island of Penang. ED’s Michelle Wilson is pictured with the trophy.

  • ASI’s Andrew Gillard and Alphawest’s Ross Smith enjoyed the Lexmark Indy 300 race on the Gold Coast courtesy of American Power Conversions (APC)

  • APC staff and InfraStruXure certified reseller partners enjoyed a day at the Lexmark Indy 300 race as a reward for their sales efforts. These two APC staff members didn’t seem to be suffering too much.

  • Westan celebrated its 15th birthday in 2004 with a weekend at Victoria’s historic Werribee Park mansion. Michelle and Graham Abrey, Satomi Suzuki, Robert Wellard and Gavin Monk were enjoying themselves. Although Gavin does look a little thoughtful.

  • Westan celebrated its 15th birthday in 2004 with a weekend at Victoria’s historic Werribee Park mansion. Among the award winners were Daniel Hocking and Glenn Frosse for Branch of the Year (the West Australian division).

  • Web-based IT retailer, TechBuy, won the Australia Post Small Business Award for Business Growth and Management. TechBuy’s Colin Mead was on hand to accept the award.

  • Acer’s top A/NZ channel partners were treated to an Hawaiian adventure as part of the commercial incentive program, the Acer Premium Club. This group of four looked comfortable enough. From back (L to R) John Bunja and Dara Bunja from WA channel partner, Winthrop Australia; Acer national sales director, Darren Simmons; and Cedric Celestine also of Winthrop.

  • Acer’s top A/NZ channel partners were treated to an Hawaiian adventure as part of the commercial incentive program, the Acer Premium Club. The company’s national channels manager, Greg Mikaelian, was happy man. And why wouldn’t he be!

  • Acer’s top A/NZ channel partners were treated to an Hawaiian adventure as part of the commercial incentive program, the Acer Premium Club. Some of them got the hippy hippy shake going as they cut some Hula moves.

  • InTechnology is still going strong but in 2004 David Richardson (left) and Karl Bozicevic represented the software distributor at the third annual Gold Coast Broadband Expo.

  • ARN’s Whitebox Goes Home seminar, held in partnership with Ingram Micro, attracted a stellar group of industry leaders to the InterContinental Hotel in Sydney. Check out this panel line-up hosted by ARN’s President and Publisher, Susan Searle.

  • ARN’s Whitebox Goes Home seminar, held in partnership with Ingram Micro, attracted a stellar group of industry leaders to the InterContinental Hotel in Sydney. Ingram Micro’s Jenni Ilagan checked out this transparent chassis.

  • ARN’s Whitebox Goes Home seminar, held in partnership with Ingram Micro, attracted a stellar group of industry leaders to the InterContinental Hotel in Sydney. Intel’s Andrew McLean spelt out what he believed digital convergence meant for the whitebox community.

  • The Victorian branch of Hitech Distribution took out a bunch of its resellers got a friendly game of paintball as part of its annual Splat-a-Thon day. There were bruises aplenty.

  • Young entrepreneur, David Bohn, was honoured as one of six winners of Ernst & Young’s Central Region Entrepreneur of the Year Awards, held in Adelaide. Bohn was chief executive at networking solutions company, Foursticks.

  • Microsoft held its three-day conference and annual partner awards ceremony at the Hyatt Regency Resort in Collum, Queensland. Volante won two awards on the night. Pictured here are (left to right) Microsoft’s Steve Vamos, Volante’s Kerry Parkinson and Natalie Nichols, and Microsoft’s Kerstin Baxter. We’re not sure who the man in the background between Kerry and Natalie was.

  • The Quantum Partner Alliance was held over three days in Port Douglas. Enjoying party were (from left) Secure Data Group’s Michael Shing, ACA Pacific’s Sushil Gajwani and Daren Jones with his partner Danielle Jones.

  • The Quantum Partner Alliance was held over three days in Port Douglas. Here’s some happy people getting into a Survivor game. From left: Hitachi Data Systems’ NZ’s Rob Martyn, Hitachi Data Systems’ Michelle Allen, Volante’s Oaul Harris, and DTS’ Jodie Lee-Day.

  • The Quantum Partner Alliance was held over three days in Port Douglas. Hitachi Data Systems’ Ross Harper got close and personal with an entrant in the cane toad racing.

  • Three of American Power Conversion’s (APC) biggest NSW distributors – Express Data, Ingram Micro and Tech Pacific – took to Sydney Harbour in March 2004 for a regatta. For the record, Tech Pacific beat Express Data by two boat lengths. Pictured are the crew of the SS Express Data (from left) Ian Jansen, Molly Baker, Michael Kelloway, Marta Callas, Jasmine Jankovic and Nicole Ward, with APC’s Leanne Cunold.

  • This was one of our favourite moments of 2004: the carrying of the 2004 Olympic Games torch through the streets of Sydney. Two channel champions had the honour of carrying the torch. Here’s Tech Pacific managing director, Kerrie Baillie, doing his 400 metres in Rose Bay.

  • This was one of our favourite moments of 2004: the carrying of the 2004 Olympic Games torch through the streets of Sydney. Two channel champions had the honour of carrying the torch. Here’s Ingram Micro boss, Steve Rust, taking centre stage in Milsons Point.

  • We couldn’t leave this one out. Microsoft MD, Steve Vamos, addresses the Unlimited Potential community initiative as a couple of heavyweights look on – Prime Minister, John Howard, and Microsoft guru, Bill Gates.

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