TahawulTech.com and Reseller Middle East hosted the 10th annual Partner Excellence Awards at Jumierah Emirates Towers on 30th April 2019. The event saw over 300 attendees and awarded 30 plus organisations and IT channel leaders for playing a significant role in growing the industry.
At the Black and White-themed awards event, guests revelled in the evening’s celebrations, which included a gala dinner and soulful performance from the Irish singing sensation Gari Deegan.
The 2019 edition of the Partner Excellence Awards received an overwhelming number of nominations spanning across various categories from vendors, distributors and reseller companies.
The evening also saw a number of special awards given away including Readers’ Choice for Vendor and Distributor, which was decided by Reseller Middle East’s esteemed readers via online voting and was won by Hewlett Packard Enterprise and Mindware respectively.
Prizes for Best Dressed were also given away during the course of the evening. Vivian Gevers from Credence Security and Mario Veljovic from VAD Technologies, won exciting prizes, sponsored by D-Link Middle East.
Dell Technologies was the platinum sponsor for the evening with Redington Value as the strategic VAD partner and 2CRSI as the advanced computing partner for the event.
Gold partners included Finesse and Veritas while the Silver partners were D-Link, AGT, Intel and Lenovo. Other event partners were FVC, Barco, Mindware and Screen Check.
During the course of the action-packed evening, attendees also won smartphones for best social media posts from Xiaomi.
Here’s the full list of winners:
|Best Partner Excellence Programme of the Year||Avaya|
|Cloud Vendor of the Year||Dell Technologies|
|SMB Vendor of the Year||Huawei Enterprise|
|Peripherals and Accessories Vendor of the Year||OKI Europe|
|Vendor of the Year (Readers’ Choice)||Hewlett Packard Enterprise|
|Enterprise Reseller of the Year||OMA Emirates|
|SMB/Consumer Reseller of the Year||New Trend Computer Networks|
|Systems Integrator of the Year||Gulf Business Machines|
|Solutions Provider of the Year||Condo Protego|
|Cloud Reseller of the Year||TransSys Solutions|
|Professional Services Reseller of the Year||Raqmiyat|
|Security Systems Integrator of the Year||RNS Technology Services|
|Best Partner Excellence Programme of the Year||Westcon-Comstor|
|Volume Distributor of the Year||Asbis Middle East|
|Cybersecurity Distributor of the Year||Credence Security|
|Cloud Distributor of the Year||AlJammaz Distribution|
|Specialised Distributor of the Year||FVC|
|Emerging Distributor of the Year||Gulf Software Distribution|
|Value-added Distributor of the Year||Ingram Micro|
|KSA Value-Added Distributor of the Year||Redington Value|
|Distributor of the year (Readers’ Choice)||Mindware|
|Best Growth Initiative (distributor)||StarLink|
|Partner Empowerment Vendor of the Year||Veritas|
|Best Service Management Vendor of the Year||Ivanti|
|Emerging Vendor of the Year||2CRSI|
|Best Growth Initiative (vendor)||D-Link Middle East & Africa|
|Innovative Cloud Platform Vendor||CloudHost Technology|
|Best Post Sales Support Vendor||Barracuda Networks|
|Outstanding Executive IT (Distributor)||Asim AlJammaz, CEO, AlJammaz Distribution|
|Outstanding Executive IT (Vendor)||Fadi Moubarak, VP Channels, Avaya|
|Partner Champion of the Year||Maya Zakhour, Head of Distribution & Alliances, MEA, NetApp|
|Woman Executive of the Year||Kinda Baydoun, Middle East Channel & Alliances Manager, HPE|
|Marketing Executive of the Year||Haidi Nossair, Marketing Director, META, Dell Technologies|