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IN PICTURES: WIICTA 2015 - The winners (+23 photos)

The fifth and final slideshow from WIICTA focuses on the award winners with multiple captures of seven of the eight. The winner of the Community award, Sue Armstrong of Fujitsu​, ​ wasn't in attendance. ​Photos by ARN Editorial Director, MIKE GEE​

  • Shanna Daly of FireEye won the Technical award for her string of achievements since 2001 in her IT security specialist role. A noted technical contribution to the ICT industry was working with Australian federal law enforcement on a string of cyber data breaches linked to international incidents. She is pictured with ARN's Jennifer O'Brien and Susan Searle. Photo: Mike Gee

  • Shanna Daly of FireEye won the Technical award. Photo: Mike Gee

  • Shanna Daly of FireEye won the Technical award. Photo: Mike Gee

  • Gandhi Sivakumar of IBM won the Innovation award for her stellar journey in the ICT industry, from graduate engineer to becoming a chief architect. Working in multiple technologies, industries and clients, she has become a thought-leader and developed successful implementations of very complex first-of-a-kind solutions. She is pictured with ARN's Jennifer O'Brien and Susan Searle. Photo: Mike Gee

  • Gandhi Sivakumar of IBM. Director - Global Business Partners

  • IBM's Gandhi Sivakumar immediately embraced IBM director - global business partners after she had accepted her award and left the stage. Photo: Mike Gee

  • Nicki Bowers of Kloud Solutions won the Entrepreneur award for her vision and achievements in starting a specialised local Cloud systems integrator, providing one-stop-shop service to large corporations, at a time when there was no comparable service on the market. From a young age, she knew she wanted to run her own business, and her decisions throughout her early career were based on working towards that goal. She is pictured with ARN's Jennifer O'Brien and Susan Searle. Photo: Mike Gee

  • Nicki Bowers of Kloud Solutions won the Entrepreneur award. Photo: Mike Gee

  • Nicki Bowers of Kloud Solutions shares a moment with ARN's Susan Searle after winning the Entrepreneur award. Photo: Mike Gee

  • Simran Kaur of Webroot and Sandhya Vaishnav of rhipe tied in the Rising Star category. Simran has advanced her career very quickly, having stepped up to guide the sales team at Webroot through a management transition. She has proven people management and business skills and is on track to lead Webroot’s marketing efforts through the wider APAC region. Sandhya has demonstrated proven results at the distribution level, working for Express Data, as well as working as a channel sales manager for PIVOD Technologies and for Synnex Australia. Over the last 12 months at rhipe, she has signed 50 net new partners and delivered 40-50 per cent growth in cross-selling solutions to partners. They are pictured with ARN's Hafizah Osman and Susan Searle. Photo: Mike Gee

  • Sandhya Vaishnav of rhipe was a joint winner in the Rising Star category. Photo: Mike Gee

  • Sandhya Vaishnav of rhipe was a joint winner in the Rising Star category. Photo: Mike Gee

  • Simran Kaur of Webroot was a joint winner in the Rising Star category. Photo: Mike Gee

  • Simran Kaur of Webroot was a joint winner in the Rising Star category. Photo: Mike Gee

  • Kellie Hackney of Kaseya won the Shining Star award for her proven depth of experience in leading change, influencing business outcomes, leading teams and helping organisations succeed. In the ICT industry over 18 years, she started at the ground level as a receptionist and has progressed to running APJ for Kaseya. She has a particular interest in encouraging young women, who are still in school, into an ICT orientated career. She is pictured with ARN's Hafizah Osman and Susan Searle. Photo: Mike Gee

  • Kellie Hackney of Kaseya won the Shining Star award. Photo: Mike Gee

  • Kellie Hackney of Kaseya won the Shining Star award. Photo: Mike Gee

  • Karen Drewitt of The Missing Link won the Achievement award for her leadership and long list of achievements as part owner and general manager of The Missing Link. Under her guidance, the company has grown staff by 700 per cent and revenue by 1200 per cent. She mentors staff, is a voice in the wider ICT community and an advocate for all women in the industry. She is pictured with ARN's Hafizah Osman and Susan Searle. Photo: Mike Gee

  • Karen Drewitt of The Missing Link won the Achievement award. Photo: Mike Gee

  • Karen Drewitt of The Missing Link won the Achievement award. Photo: Mike Gee

  • The 2015 WIICTA Lifetime Achievement winner is Maree Lowe. She is pictured with ARN's Susan Searle and Hafizah Osman. Photo: Mike Gee

  • Members of the ARN Hall of Fame, of which Maree Lowe, is also an inductee gave her a standing ovation. Photo: Mike Gee

  • The 2015 WIICTA Lifetime Achievement winner, Maree Lowe. Photo: Mike Gee

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