WINNER: Hewlett Packard Enterprise
HIGHLY COMMENDED: HP
WINNER: Veeam Software
HIGHLY COMMENDED: VMware
WINNER: Trend Micro
HIGHLY COMMENDED: APC by Schneider Electric
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Amazon Web Services
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Enghouse Interactive
WINNER: Ingram Micro
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Exeed
WINNER: Dicker Data
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Ingram Micro
HIGHLY COMMENDED: rhipe
Best Distributor Initiative
WINNER: Arrow ECS NZ
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Westcon-Comstor
Arrow wins this award in recognition of Ignite, a channel development framework designed to deliver measurable sales results by focusing on leading growth indicators. At its core, Arrow Ignite has helped build a strong and well enabled channel community.
WINNER: APC by Schneider Electric
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Base 2
APC by Schneider Electric wins this award for operating with sustainability at its core, working with organisations to help custom-build high-performance sustainable facilities that decrease energy footprints.
HIGHLY COMMENDED: NSP
Spark wins this award for addressing New Zealand’s digital divide through Spark Jump, a pre-paid broadband solution with a free modem for eligible families with school-aged children who cannot afford broadband at home.
WINNER: Diljit Bolla (Dimension Data)
Diljit wins this award as a true champion of the channel, operating as an unsung hero across the Dimension Data business. Diljit has led a number of charitable initiatives at the company, helping raise over $30,000 towards delivering bicycles to underprivileged children through Variety New Zealand.
WINNER: Paul Bowkett (Microsoft)
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Blair Strahan (HP)
Paul wins this award following a year of great achievement in the Kiwi channel. Under Paul’s guidance, Microsoft has grown its channel ecosystem in New Zealand, from around 1000 partners to 1260 unique partners selling cloud solutions.
WINNER: Joao Almeida (Lenovo)
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Chris van der Wal (Softsource)
Joao wins this award for demonstrating in-depth solution knowledge, in both legacy solution design as well as in emerging technologies. During the past 12 years, this has helped the business win new opportunities in the local market.
WINNER: Jo Haanstra (Duo)
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Cedric Edwards (Hewlett Packard Enterprise)
Jo wins this award for demonstrating outstanding management excellence. During the past 12 months, Jo directed her sales team to a 176 per cent revenue growth, while also on-boarding new staff and vendors.
WINNER: Sanjeet Bal (Computer Concepts Limited)
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Melita Brooke (Westcon-Comstor)
Sanjeet wins this award for successfully leading the Wellington engagement with Spark, helping contribute to the signing of a five-year customer agreement, worth more than $10 million.
HARDWARE VENDOR: HP
SOFTWARE VENDOR: Malwarebytes
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