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Reseller News unveils finalists for enhanced Innovation Awards

Reseller News unveils finalists for enhanced Innovation Awards

Set for Friday 19 November, Innovation Awards will run as an in-person black tie event to bring the channel together under the Reseller News roof at Cordis Hotel in Auckland.

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TECH INNOVATION

Tech Innovation recognises partners leveraging established and emerging solutions to enhance customer innovation levels, underpinned by deep levels of expertise and specialist services.

Cloud:

  • CCL
  • Consegna
  • Datacom
  • Digital Island
  • Enlighten Designs
  • Lancom Technology
  • Lexel Systems
  • OSS Group
  • Parallo 
  • SecureCom
  • Spark
  • The Instillery

Security:

  • Advantage
  • Cybersmart
  • InPhysec 
  • Kordia SecOps
  • Lexel Systems
  • Mindshift
  • Network for Learning
  • PwC
  • SecureCom

Digital Transformation:

  • CCL
  • ClearPoint
  • Company-X & Road Efficiency Group
  • Consegna
  • Datacom
  • Deloitte
  • Digital Island
  • Friday Solutions
  • Lexel Systems
  • Softsource
  • The Instillery
  • UiRevolution

Emerging:

  • Datacom
  • Spacetime AI
  • Spark

Homegrown ISV:

  • Antenno (Datacom)
  • UiRevolution

NZ-WIDE INNOVATION

NZ-wide Innovation recognises partners delivering customer innovation headquartered outside of the two most-populated metropolitan areas in the country. This partner is a market-leading specialist which thrives in challenging end-user environments, sparking new ideas and outcomes through an unconventional approach to technology consulting and implementation. Note: This award is open to partners headquartered outside of Auckland and Wellington.

National:

  • Advantage (Palmerston North, Manawatū-Whanganui)
  • Company-X & Road Efficiency Group (Hamilton, Waikato)
  • Enlighten Designs (Hamilton, Waikato)
  • ModuSense (Hamilton, Waikato)
  • vBridge (Christchurch, Canterbury)
  • vGRID (Hamilton, Waikato)

Regional:

  • Cybersmart (Tauranga, Bay of Plenty)
  • vBridge (Christchurch, Canterbury)

START-UP INNOVATION

Start-up Innovation recognises market-leading start-ups building unique businesses to bring innovative new technologies to the New Zealand market. Note: All submissions must be from New Zealand-based start-ups.

Product:

  • Blacklock Security
  • CyberGrape
  • ZenContract

Sector:

  • Delta Insights
  • Consegna

Customer Value:

  • Spacetime AI
  • Consegna
  • Cybersmart
  • Mindshift

Entrepreneur:

  • Melonie Cole - Mindshift
  • Ankita Dhakar - Security Lit
  • Alex Bartley Catt - Spacetime AI
  • Greg Sharp - ZenContract

VENDOR INNOVATION

Vendor Innovation recognises vendors helping partners deliver transformative solutions and services to customers, operating market-leading approaches to engagement and enablement across the key technology segments of Cloud, Security, Hardware, Software, Networking and Specialist.

Cloud:

  • Kong
  • Microsoft
  • Salesforce
  • Veeam Software
  • vGRID
  • VMware

Security:

  • Armis 
  • Attivo Networks
  • Claroty
  • Cloudflare
  • ESET
  • ExtraHop
  • LogRhythm
  • Microsoft
  • Palo Alto Networks
  • SentinelOne
  • Sophos
  • WatchGuard Technologies 
  • Zscaler

Hardware:

  • Dell Technologies 
  • Hewlett Packard Enterprise
  • HP
  • Juniper Networks
  • Lenovo
  • Microsoft
  • Poly

Software:

  • Cisco
  • Cloudian
  • Datto 
  • Salesforce
  • ManageEngine
  • Veeam Software
  • VMware

Networking:

  • Cisco
  • CommScope

Specialist:

  • 3CX
  • Access4
  • MaxContact
  • Mulesoft, a Salesforce company
  • Schneider Electric
  • StorageCraft, an Arcserve company

DISTRIBUTOR INNOVATION

Distributor Innovation recognises distributors spearheading ecosystem innovation and growth through transformative approaches to vendor engagement and partner enablement, spanning the core categories of Hardware, Software, Specialist, Incubation and Creativity.

Hardware:

  • Dicker Data 
  • Ingram Micro
  • Sektor
  • Westcon-Comstor

Software:

  • Dicker Data 
  • Ingram Micro
  • Nextgen Group
  • Rhipe 
  • Umbrellar
  • Westcon-Comstor

Specialist:

  • Chillisoft
  • Duo
  • Exclusive Networks
  • Ingram Micro
  • Nextgen Group

Incubation:

  • Chillisoft
  • Ingram Micro
  • Westcon-Comstor

Creativity:

  • Chillisoft
  • Dicker Data 
  • Exclusive Networks
  • Ingram Micro
  • Nextgen Group
  • Umbrellar
  • Westcon-Comstor

PERSONAL INNOVATION

Personal Innovation recognises standout individuals who contribute to customer, company and channel success through a transformative approach to management, channel, sales, technical and marketing positions.

Channel Excellence:

  • Mark Graham - Duo, a division of Sektor
  • Jaynean Leaupepe - F5 Networks
  • Craig Murphy - Hewlett Packard Enterprise
  • Annette Thomsen - HP
  • Steve Hornblow - Microsoft
  • Vasely Sapunov - Palo Alto Networks
  • Megan Twentyman - Soft Solutions
  • Chad Kelly - Veeam Software
  • Jonty Segal - VMware
  • Carl Hawke - Westcon-Comstor

Technical Excellence:

  • Josh Hobbs - CCL
  • Nigel McLellan - Datacom
  • Paul Caldwell - Dicker Data 
  • Hussein Elrakhawy - Duo, a division of Sektor 
  • Matt Green -  EMRGE, a division of Kordia
  • Etuate Cocker - Exclusive Networks
  • Kris Stacey - Hewlett Packard Enterprise 
  • Thomas Kohlenbach - Nintex
  • James Brookbanks - Parallo
  • Tony Cosma - Sophos
  • Andreas Koutris - Veeam Software
  • Antony Nicholson - Westcon-Comstor

Marketing Excellence:

  • Aimee Jones - Hewlett Packard Enterprise
  • Jessica Rangi - HP
  • Linda McConnell - Intergen 
  • Pip Simeon - Microsoft
  • Nicky Luis - Spark

Sales Excellence:

  • Tejas Mokashi - Amazon Web Services
  • Samantha Borg - Datto
  • Matt Geluk-Rowe - Duo, a division of Sektor 
  • Tom Fraser - Hewlett Packard Enterprise
  • Matthew McLay - Spark

Management Excellence:

  • Andrew Fox - Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company
  • Justin Sharrocks - Base2
  • Leon Sheehan - Digital Island
  • Scott Leman - HP
  • Kaye Harding - Microsoft
  • Lynne Jeffery - Nextgen Distribution
  • Nicole Schaefer - Parallo
  • Chris New - SecureCom
  • Chris Fitzgerald - Soft Solutions
  • Tony Frost - Westcon-Comstor

HALL OF FAME

Hall of Fame recognises long-standing leaders who have been instrumental in the development and enhancement of the New Zealand channel. One individual will be inducted into the Reseller News Hall of Fame in 2021 and will be determined by the executive panel of industry judges plus previous Hall of Fame inductees.

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