The eighth annual Reseller Middle East’s Partner Excellence Awards saw prominent players in the technology industry gather in the UAE to celebrate achievements from the Middle East’s channel sector over the past year.
The awards ceremony and Vintage Circus-themed gala dinner, which took place last night at the Conrad Dubai were attended by more than 320 industry stalwarts, and recognised 26 organisations and IT channel leaders.
Guests came dressed in their vintage best – ladies in 1920’s-inspired shimmery frocks and feather head pieces and the men came in tuxedos and homburg hats, transporting the setting to the roaring twenties.
This year Reseller Middle East has revamped the process for the Partner Excellence Awards. Winners were chosen via public online voting by the publication’s readers from a list of finalists selected by an esteemed panel of judges.
A record number of 400 nominations were received this year, with over 30,000 online votes.
Reseller ME Partner Excellence Awards’ judging panel is comprised of Ahmed Ramzy, general manager, Dynamics Smart Solution; Khaled Kamal, founding partner, MAHAM Consulting; Philip Hughes, managing director, Eventcloud DMCC; and Sudhir Nair, CEO, SOL Analytics.
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Here’s the full list of this year’s winners:
|Security Vendor of the Year||ESET|
|Peripherals and Accessories Vendor of the Year||Barco|
|Systems & Hardware Vendor of the Year||Dell EMC|
|SMB & Consumer Vendor of the Year||D-Link Middle East and Africa|
|Cloud Vendor of the Year||VMware|
|SMB & Consumer Reseller of the Year||Accent Office Supplies|
|Enterprise Reseller of the Year||DataTAAG Technologies Middle East|
|Solutions Provider of the Year||Raqmiyat|
|Security Reseller of the Year||Help AG|
|Cloud Reseller of the Year||Almoayyed Computers|
|Systems Integrator of the Year||Gulf Business Machines|
|Volume Distributor of the Year||Niti Distribution|
|Specialised Distributor of the Year||Asbis Middle East|
|Security Distributor of the Year||Exclusive Networks Middle East|
|Cloud Distributor of the Year||Ingram Micro|
|Value-added Distributor of the Year||Redington Value Distribution|
|Emerging Distributor of the Year||Ethos Technologies|
|KSA Distributor of the Year||Sariya IT|
|Woman Executive of the Year||Frida Kleimert Knibbs, Cisco UAE|
|Outstanding Vendor Executive of the Year||Graham Porter, Veeam Software|
|Editor’s Choice Outstanding Channel Executive of the Year||Jagat Shah, Mitsumi Distribution|
|Editor’s Choice Partner Champion of the year – Vendor||Sakkeer Hussain, D-Link MEA|
|Editor’s Choice Partner Champion of the year – Distributor||Nicholas Argyrides, Mindware|
|Editor’s Choice Managed Services Provider of the Year||Emitac Enterprise Solutions|
|Best Partner Excellence Programme of the Year – Vendor||Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company|
|Best Partner Excellence Programme of the Year – Distributor||AlJammaz Distribution|