Sponsors

Sponsors

  • As a global specialist in energy management with operations in more than 100 countries, Schneider Electric offers integrated solutions across multiple market segments, including leadership positions in Utilities & Infrastructure, Industries & Machines Manufacturers, Non-residential Buildings, Data Centres & Networks and in Residential. Focused on making energy safe, reliable, efficient, productive and green, the Group's 150,000 plus employees achieved sales of 24 billion euros in 2013, through an active commitment to help individuals and organisations make the most of their energy. Schneider Electric's data centre solutions help users "make the connections" between IT and facilities, efficiency and availability, and design and deployment – linking leading brands like APC to deliver best-in-class solutions. APC by Schneider Electric products, solutions, and services are an integral part of the Schneider Electric IT portfolio.
  • Arrow ECS ANZ delivers specialised, technical-service orientated distribution and support for technologies that drive innovation. We provide partners and end users with solutions that solve modern business challenges through our leading technology solutions; technical pre and post-sales support, our flexible finance options, market development and other channel services. We don’t simply distribute technology, we translate it into tangible business benefits. That’s how we offer our partners the ultimate channel experience.
  • Autodesk, Inc., is a leader in 3D design, engineering and entertainment software. Customers across the manufacturing, architecture, building, construction, and media and entertainment industries—including the last 16 Academy Award winners for Best Visual Effects—use Autodesk software to design, visualize, and simulate their ideas before they’re ever built or created. From blockbuster visual effects and buildings that create their own energy to electric cars and the batteries that power them, the work of our 3D software customers is everywhere you look. Through our apps for iPhone, iPad, iPod, and Android, we’re also making design technology accessible to professional designers as well as amateur designers, homeowners, students, and casual creators. Whether it’s a kid looking to build a new contraption, a seasoned pro sketching out a great new idea, or someone who just wants to amp up their creative output, we’re taking technology originally built for movie studios, automakers, and architectural firms, and making it available to anyone who wants to create and share their ideas with the world. Since its introduction of AutoCAD software in 1982, Autodesk continues to develop the broadest portfolio of state-of-the-art 3D software for global markets.
  • Cisco’s recent launch of ‘The Network. Intuitive.’ has highlighted the future of networking by delivering intent-based networking solutions and services, helping to mitigate more security threats and enabling easier management of the scale of connected devices and services. A changing market landscape is driving organisations of all sizes to digitise their operations, processes, and business functions, with an estimated 50 billion new devices being connected in the next three years. The focus on IT security has never been more prominent, and so businesses have a $19 trillion opportunity—if they can seize this digital revolution securely. All it takes is a holistic approach to cybersecurity, enacting layers of protection from routing and switching to the cloud and beyond. Only Cisco offers a portfolio that integrates security at every step.
  • Datto is an innovative provider of comprehensive backup, recovery and business continuity solutions used by thousands of managed service providers worldwide. Datto’s 200+ PB private cloud and family of software and hardware devices provide Total Data Protection everywhere business data lives. Whether your data is on-premises in a physical or virtual server, or in the cloud via SaaS applications, only Datto offers end-to-end recoverability and single vendor accountability, offered 100% exclusively through the channel. Founded in 2007 by Austin McChord, Datto is privately held and profitable, with a data center and local offices in Sydney.
  • Dell EMC, a part of Dell Technologies, enables organisations to modernise, automate and transform their data centre using industry-leading converged infrastructure, servers, storage and data protection technologies. This provides a trusted foundation for businesses to transform IT, through the creation of a hybrid cloud, and transform their business through the creation of cloud-native applications and big data solutions. Dell EMC services customers across 180 countries – including 98 percent of the Fortune 500 – with the industry’s most comprehensive and innovative portfolio from edge to core to cloud.
  • Dicker Data (ASX: DDR) is Australia’s largest locally owned and operated IT distribution company. Representing all global tier-one brands and several thousand resellers across the country, Dicker Data prides itself on proactive reseller engagement and a best practice solution focus that enables our partners to better service their customers. Dicker Data’s mission is to enable, educate and inspire IT resellers to achieve their full potential through the delivery of unparalleled service, technology and logistics.
  • Exclusive Group is the Value-Added services company accelerating the growth of the disruptive and innovative technologies around the world. Its people are committed to the high-growth imperatives of ambitious IT vendors and fuelled by a strong culture of ambition, entrepreneurialism and sustainable growth. With a channel-focused track record of high achievement and rapid success, Exclusive Group brings all the essential elements of a proven winning strategy for market entry and growth. Value Added Distribution that helps Reseller Partners differentiate and create new market opportunities is at the heart of the Exclusive Group proposition through its Cyber Security brand, Exclusive Networks and Data Centre transformation division, BigTec. This is complemented by extensive and innovative global services capabilities for project deployment and support (ITEC), and an arsenal of integrated commercial leasing offerings delivered by Exclusive Capital. Exclusive Networks continually challenges traditional VAD models, redefining value and creating differentiation. We call this ‘Disruptive Distribution.
  • Fujitsu Australia and New Zealand is a leading information and communication technology (ICT) company offering a full range of technology products, solutions and services. Approximately 162,000 Fujitsu people support customers in more than 100 countries. We use our experience and the power of ICT to shape the future of society with our customers. Fujitsu offers a full range of highly reliable computing and communications products and advanced microelectronics to deliver added value to our customers and partners.
  • We can’t deny todays workforce is continuing to evolve in the way in which they do business. Ensuring that they are armed with state of the art technology is fundamental to us here at HP. In the past 12 months the ‘New HP’ has emerged as a nimbler, forward thinking IT company, which continues to engineer products to suite the professional and personal needs of their consumers. Our vision here at HP is to create technology that makes life better for everyone, everywhere – every person, every organization, and every community. It is this vision which governs us in all that we do and above all continue to invent and to reinvent.
  • Hewlett Packard Enterprise is an industry leading technology company that enables customers to go further, faster. With the industry's most comprehensive portfolio, spanning the cloud to the data center to workplace applications, our technology and services help customers around the world make IT more efficient, more productive and more secure.
  • ngram Micro Australia is a wholly owned subsidiary of Ingram Micro Inc, and Australia’s largest distributor of technology products. As a vital link in the technology value chain, Ingram Micro delivers expertise in technology solutions, mobility, cloud, and supply chain solutions, enabling its business partners to operate efficiently and successfully in the markets they serve. Representing over 130 vendors to a network of more than 8,500 active Australian resellers, Ingram Micro helps business realise the promise of technology. Headquartered in Sydney, Ingram Micro Australia has offices in Brisbane, Sydney, and Melbourne, and an Advanced Logistics Centre in Sydney.
  • Juniper Networks challenges the status quo with innovative products, solutions and services critical to businesses by transforming the economics of networking in the connected world. We are pushing the limits of silicon, systems and software for unified environments and open architectures in our routing, switching and security solutions. We lead the industry in network automation, performance and creation. We create the most scalable, secure and cost-effective networks for unprecedented choice, agility, efficiency and value. We empower customers to unlock new business models and capitalize on new growth opportunities. Ultimately, our goal is to Connect Everything and Empower Everyone. We do so by challenging conventions to define what’s possible, not simply what’s next. Every product, solution and person who works at Juniper is driving business transformation that underpins the connected world.
  • Lenovo is a US$43 billion global Fortune 500 company and a leader in providing innovative consumer, commercial, and data center technology. Our portfolio of high-quality, secure products and services covers PCs (including the legendary Think and multimode Yoga brands), workstations, servers, storage, networking, software (including ThinkSystem and ThinkAgile solutions), smart TVs and a family of mobile products like smartphones (including the Motorola brand), tablets and apps. As a channel-first organisation, Lenovo is dedicated to educating and enabling its Australian and New Zealand business partners, offering initiatives like the Lenovo Partner Advantage (LPA) program which provides them with access to certification and product-specific training as well as monetary incentives and events.
  • Microsoft’s mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. Their strategy is to build best-in-class platforms and productivity services for a mobile-first, cloud-first world. Their ambition is to reinvent productivity and business processes, build the intelligent cloud platform and create more personal computing.
  • Mimecast’s security, archiving and continuity cloud services protect business email and deliver comprehensive email risk management in one fully-integrated subscription service. Mimecast reduces the risk, complexity and cost traditionally associated with protecting email. You no longer have to manage an array of disjointed point solutions from multiple vendors. And you mitigate single vendor exposure if you have moved your primary email server to the cloud with services like Microsoft Office 365. Our best-of-breed services protect the email of over 24,900 customers and millions of users worldwide against targeted attacks, data leaks, malware and spam. We give employees fast and secure access to sensitive business information, and ensure email keeps running in the event of a primary service outage.
  • NEXTGEN is an enterprise technology distributor that is passionate about adding value to every step of the distribution lifecycle. We think differently about distribution and if there’s a better way to do business we’ll lead the change for our vendors, channel partners and their customers.
  • Pega’s adaptive, cloud-architected software – built on the unified Pega Platform – empowers people to rapidly deploy, and easily extend applications to meet strategic business needs. Over its 30-year history, Pega has delivered award-winning capabilities in CRM and Digital Process Automation, powered by advanced artificial intelligence and robotic automation, to help the world’s leading brands achieve breakthrough business results.
  • As a Cloud 1st, channel 1st company, rhipe is recognised as the leading expert in subscription software licensing in Asia Pacific with a focus on supporting the service provider industry. rhipe, (ASX:RHP) the Cloud Channel Company, distributes and aggregates subscription licensing models for Service Providers from many of the world’s leading software vendors including Microsoft, VMware, Red Hat, Citrix, Veeam, Trend Micro, Sinefa and DocuSign. We currently have offices across APAC – Melbourne, Sydney, Auckland, Singapore, Bangkok, Manila, Kuala Lumpur, Jakarta, as well as New York. In Australia, rhipe is also a Microsoft Tier 2 Cloud Solutions Provider (CSP), Microsoft Dynamics Master VAR and a Microsoft Cloud Licensing Solution Provider (LSP). rhipe Solutions is our multi-award-winning services team at rhipe, building modern business solutions with a focus on dynamic user experiences and delivering technical, project capability services to the rhipe channel and targeted end-customers. rhipe is a business which is growing rapidly and is continuously evolving and innovating our own IP such as rhipe’s PRIME Portal for eProcurement, PortalGo! – a scalable, branded intranet and our new Support services.
  • Sophos is a leader in next-generation endpoint and network security, and as the pioneer of synchronized security develops its innovative portfolio of endpoint, network, encryption, web, email and mobile security solutions to work better together. More than 100 million users in 150 countries rely on Sophos solutions as the best protection against sophisticated threats and data loss. Sophos products are exclusively available through a global channel of more than 26,000 registered partners.
  • From the smart phone in a user’s hand to complex solutions powering a global enterprise, Tech Data is connecting the world with the power of technology. Our end-to-end portfolio of products, services and solutions, highly specialised skills and expertise in next-generation technologies enable channel partners to bring to market the products and solutions the world needs to connect, grow and advance. As the world’s leading end-to-end technology distributor, we put singular focus on our customers’ needs and goals with the objectivity of a true strategic partner. With reach, capabilities and resources that span the technology continuum, we are a vital link in the IT channel, delivering the insights and optimised solutions our channel partners depend on to compete in the market today, tomorrow and into the future.
  • Successful partnerships between organisations enable the development of new capabilities, access to new ideas, faster innovation and quicker times to market. Telstra ICT Partners are seeing returns in the form of increased profitability, new customer acquisition, new product development, enhancement of their capabilities and entry into new markets. The Telstra Partner Program can help you see the power behind partnerships that enables you and your business to gain advantages in this hyper-competitive environment. Telstra is the partner you need to grow your customer base, accelerate your profit and create demand for your brand throughout Australia.
  • Veeam® recognises the new challenges companies across the globe face in enabling the Always-On Enterprise™, a business that must operate 24.7.365. To address this, Veeam has pioneered a new market of Availability for the Always-On Enterprise™ by helping organizations meet recovery time and point objectives (RTPO™) of less than 15 minutes for all applications and data, through a fundamentally new kind of solution that delivers high-speed recovery, data loss avoidance, verified recoverability, leveraged data and complete visibility. Veeam Availability Suite™, which includes Veeam Backup & Replication™, leverages virtualization, storage, and cloud technologies that enable the modern data center to help organizations save time, mitigate risks, and dramatically reduce capital and operational costs, while always supporting the current and future business goals of Veeam customers. Founded in 2006, Veeam currently has 45,000 ProPartners and more than 230,000 customers worldwide. Veeam’s global headquarters are located in Baar, Switzerland, and the company has offices throughout the world.
  • VMware software powers the world’s most complex digital infrastructure. The company’s compute, cloud, mobility, networking and security offerings provide a dynamic and efficient digital foundation to over 500,000 customers globally, aided by an ecosystem of 75,000 partners. Headquartered in Palo Alto, California, this year VMware celebrates twenty years of breakthrough innovation benefiting business and society.