Sponsors

Platinum Sponsors

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Exeed, a New Zealand owned IT Distribution company, has been in operation since 2002. Exeed partners with best of breed brands like HP, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Apple, Microsoft and Samsung, to provide New Zealand IT resellers and retailers with the products, services and solutions their customers want and need. Exeed is the exclusive NZ Distributor for WatchGuard, Webroot, PC Locs, Tile, Tucano, HP Designjets, HP Calculators, Kaiser Baas, Silicon Power, Whoosh, MyRepublic and Smaak. Other agencies include Sophos, Aruba, Fuji Xerox, Belkin, LINKSYS, Cygnett, Atdec, Kanex, Wacom, Ruckus, NETGEAR, Allied Telesis, Homido, Trackimo, Encapto and STM. Exeed also provides IT resellers with cloud-based IT solutions, through mycloudstore.co.nz including IaaS and LiveVault enterprise backup. Microsoft’s Office365, InTune, Azure and more, plus SkyKick ControlC, Crossware and SuiteFiles complete our offering of cloud-delivered productivity solutions.
  • 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.
  • Ingram 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.
  • 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.
  • Techbuyer is a global leader in the buying, refurbishing and selling of data centre equipment. Not only do we sell brand new IT parts, we also buy used parts such as servers, memory and storage and turn them into low-cost, quality refurbished IT equipment. Founded in 2005, Techbuyer has grown from a company run by just two people, to a global organisation with multiple warehouse facilities located worldwide. We have decades of experience in buying used data centre equipment and selling new and refurbished IT parts, and have worked with thousands of private and public sector organisations across 83 countries worldwide. From our four world-class facilities in key locations worldwide including the UK, Europe and the USA, we stock a huge global inventory of over 225,000 IT parts including big brands such as HP, Dell, Intel, IBM and Cisco.
  • Westcon-Comstor is a value-added distributor of category-leading unified communications, network infrastructure, data centre and security solutions with a global network of speciality resellers, our teams create unique programs and provide exceptional financial and technical support to accelerate the business of our partners.

Gold 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.
  • Established in 1998, Chillisoft is a specialist cybersecurity solutions distributor. We represent leading cybersecurity products and services with that “X” factor, and back them with great support and processes to create the best possible results for customers and partners. Our preferred sales model is via our 700+ strong reseller channel, and we support resellers and end-user customers.
  • 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.
  • DUO is NZ’s largest pure play Cyber Security Distributor representing some of the biggest and most recognized names in the Cyber Security Market from Check Point to McAfee to AlienVault. DUO also founded and runs Community meet ups like 1st Tuesday, Project Wednesday and its co-founder Kendra Ross sits on the NZ Government CERT NZ Board, Govt Cyber Skills Taskforce and co-founded the Information Security Awards NZ.
  • Today’s workforce struggles to get things done, hampered by silos of information, geographically dispersed teams, and a seemingly endless set of applications that typically are not integrated. From Jeopardy to Pokemon, IBM Watson is bringing cognitive capabilities to outthink the ordinary. Learn how IBM is bringing the power of open cloud platforms, cognitive computing powered by IBM Watson, and advanced collaboration to everyday work.
  • 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.
  • Malwarebytes is the cybersecurity company that millions worldwide trust. Malwarebytes proactively protects people and businesses against dangerous threats such as malware, ransomware, and exploits that escape detection by traditional antivirus solutions. The company’s flagship product combines advanced heuristic threat detection with signature-less technologies to detect and stop a cyberattack before damage occurs. More than 10,000 businesses worldwide use, trust, and recommend Malwarebytes. Founded in 2008, the company is headquartered in California, with offices in Europe and Asia, and a global team of threat researchers and security experts.
  • 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 makes business email and data safer for more than 13,000 customers and millions of employees worldwide. Founded in 2003, the Company's cloud-based security, archiving and continuity services protect email, and deliver comprehensive email risk management in a single, fully-integrated subscription service. Mimecast reduces email risk and the complexity and cost of managing the array of point solutions traditionally used to protect email and its data. For customers that have migrated to cloud services like Microsoft Office 365, Mimecast mitigates single vendor exposure by strengthening security coverage, combating downtime and improving archiving. Mimecast Email Security protects against malware, spam, advanced phishing and other emerging attacks, while preventing data leaks. Mimecast Mailbox Continuity enables employees to continue using email during planned and unplanned outages. Mimecast Information Archiving unifies email, file and Instant Messaging data to support e-discovery and give employees fast access to their personal archive via PC, Mac and mobile apps.
  • Pure Storage was founded with a vision to define the next generation of enterprise storage by pioneering the all-flash array category and innovating a customer-centric business model. Pure Storage delivers its three part integrated platform as the Purity Operating Environment, flash-optimized software, FlashArray, modular and scalable all-flash array hardware, and Pure1, cloud-based management and support. Pure Storage is headquartered in Mountain View, California, and has offices throughout the world, including Europe and Asia.
  • More than 100 million users in 150 countries rely on Sophos’s complete security solutions as the best protection against complex threats and data loss. Simple to deploy, manage, and use, Sophos’s award-winning encryption, endpoint security, web, email, mobile and network security solutions are backed by SophosLabs - a global network of threat intelligence centers. Sophos is headquartered in Boston, US and Oxford, UK. More information is available at www.sophos.com.
  • Telegistics Repair Limited is a Spark New Zealand owned company. Established in August 2005 we have been the market leader in the after sales service experience for mobile customers and the brands they use including, Samsung, Apple, Nokia, Motorola, Sony, Huawei and ZTE.
  • VMware is the leader in virtualization and cloud infrastructure solutions that enable businesses to thrive in the Cloud Era. Customers rely on VMware to help them transform the way they build, deliver and consume Information Technology resources in a manner that is evolutionary and based on their specific needs. With 2013 revenues of $5.21 billion, VMware has more than 500,000 customers and 75,000 partners. The company is headquartered in Silicon Valley with offices throughout the world.
  • Building on the capability started by CallPlus in 1996, Maxnet in 1998 and FX Networks in 2003, Vocus Communications New Zealand has over 22 years experience, connecting NZ businesses with the best telco solutions.