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The channel came together to toast the top-performing players within Australia, as the 10th ARN ICT Industry Awards went off in style in Sydney. Photos by Maria Stefina and Yulia Photography.
Laurence Baynham is inducted into the ARN Hall of Fame
Rhody Burton (IBM)
Dominic Whitehand is inducted into the ARN Hall of Fame
Susan Searle (ARN)
Angela Fox (Dell EMC)
Angela Fox is inducted into the ARN Hall of Fame
ASI Solutions table
Trend Micro table
Alan Hyde (Hewlett Packard Enterprise)
Geoff Wright (Dell EMC) wins Channel Excellence of the Year Award
Geoff wins the channel excellence award for going above and beyond to grow Dell’s existing relationships and develop new partnerships in the channel. His management style is that of an inspiring and approachable leader, helping his team thrive and grow. By sharing his knowledge and experience, Geoff has had a significant impact on Dell’s market position.
Marisa Newham (Datacom) wins Sales Excellence of the Year
Marisa is the winner of the Sales Excellence for her ongoing success in meeting growth targets and creating customer satisfaction. She recently closed one of Datacom’s largest software support contracts of over $7.5M. She was instrumental in leading the successful bid team, which now supports core applications, through her ongoing pursuit of service excellence.
Steve Hickey (Westcon-Comstor) wins Technical Excellence of the Year Award
Steve wins this award for being the subject matter expert for the NetApp portfolio for Westcon-Comstor. He has been instrumental in growing the company’s market share, achieving this through a proactive approach that includes demonstrating significant added value for resellers. Steve is also a trusted advisor, providing guidance and technical expertise that helps resellers maximise opportunities.
David Nicol (Citrix) wins Management Excellence of the Year Award
David wins the Management Excellence award for demonstrating outstanding leadership with his team His success as a leader has meant major milestones for Citrix A/NZ including a highly successful go-to-market strategy for the launch of Citrix Workspace Cloud in A/NZ. David is a passionate evangelist for transformative technology and also for Citrix employees and partners.
Belinda Jurisic (Citrix)
APC by Schneider Electric wins Sustainability of the Year Award
Microsoft wins Corporate Citizenship of the Year Award
Microsoft wins this award for demonstrating corporate citizenship on numerous levels across Australia. During the past year, Microsoft Australia has delivered over $1.1 million in cash grants to more than 20 non-profit partners, including $50 million of software and hardware to more than 3,000 non-profits. With a strong focus on supporting young disadvantaged people through technology programs, Microsoft has also worked closely with its channel partners to reach more than 500 non-profits face to face during the past year.
Dominic O'Hanlon (rhipe)
CloudPlus wins Service Provider of the Year Award
Artis Group wins ISV of the Year Award
SixPivot wins Start Up of the Year Award
Steven Miller (Microsoft), Claudia McIntosh (Microsoft), Arabella Searle (Microsoft) and Phil Goldie (Microsoft)
Michael Giusti (Harbour IT), Athena Thompson (rhipe), Adam Simpson (Harbour IT)
Mathew Mornington-West (Distribution Central)
Lenovo wins Hardware Vendor of the Year Award
VMware wins Software Vendor of the Year Award
Veeam Software wins Specialist Vendor of the Year Award
FireEye wins Security Vendor of the Year Award
Cisco wins Networking Vendor of the Year Award
Leo Lynch (Huawei Technologies)
Dicker Data wins Hardware Distributor of the Year Award
rhipe wins Software Distributor of the Year Award
NEXTGEN wins Specialist Distributor of the Year Award
Avnet wins Best Distributor Initiative of the Year Award
Louise Bramston (Avnet) and Adrian Chu (Avnet)
Moheb Moses (Hall of Fame) and Susan Searle (Hall of Fame)
Lisa Youlden (NEXTGEN), Scott Caulfield (NEXTGEN) and David Colvin (Cloud 212)
Richard Metcalfe (FireEye)
Yvonne Murray (Data#3)
Data#3 wins Enterprise Partner of the Year Award
Brennan IT wins Mid-Market Partner of the Year Award
eNerds wins SMB Partner of the Year Award
Staples wins Best Partner Performance Initiative of the Year Award
Staples wins the Best Partner Performance Initiative for its work around customer experience at the CXO level. This has been through a series of thought leadership campaigns and events. It has resulted in 70 new CXO customers with businesses that are scaling rapidly and require help to achieve best of breed working environments.
Matt Codrington (Lenovo)
Nimble Storage table
Emerging Leaders 2019