Sponsors

Platinum Sponsors

  • Arrow ECS ANZ provide 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Cisco Meraki, the industry leader in cloud-managed IT, creates the simplest, most powerful solutions helping everyone from small businesses to global enterprises save time and money. Founded in 2006, Meraki was born out of a desire to simplify an industry that had become increasingly inflexible and complex, leaving many behind. Meraki technology, managed from an intuitive, feature-rich interface, enables organizations to rapidly roll out digital initiatives, delivering real business value. Backed by a wealth of networking data and insights, Meraki helps you get things done, so you can do more. Our current portfolio, extensible with open APIs, includes wireless, switching, security, SD-WAN, intelligent network insights, endpoint management, and security cameras. Today, Meraki has over two million active networks and over 5.7 million devices online around the world.
  • 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 in the Acceleration Business. We help customers use technology to slash the time it takes to turn ideas into value. In turn, they transform industries, markets and lives. Some of our customers run traditional IT environments. Most are transitioning to a secure, cloud-enabled, mobile-friendly infrastructure. Many rely on a combination of both. Wherever they are in that journey, we provide the technology and solutions to help them succeed. We deliver high-quality, high-value products, consulting, and support services in a single package. That’s one of our principal differentiators. We have industry-leading positions in servers, storage, wired and wireless networking, converged systems, software, services and cloud. We have been in the innovation business for more than 75 years. Our vast intellectual property portfolio and global research and development capabilities are part of an innovation roadmap designed to help organisations of all sizes transition from traditional technology platforms to the IT systems of the future.
  • Ingram Micro is a wholly owned subsidiary of Ingram Micro Inc, and New Zealand’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.
  • 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.
  • Westcon-Comstor is the world’s leading specialty distributor of advanced network technology solutions. Through our business units around the world, we are a significant sales channel for Cisco, Avaya, Check Point and close to 100 other industry-leading manufacturers. Founded in 1985, our Company has particular expertise in the convergence of voice, data and video applications and technologies, including VoIP, network security and wireless and mobility-based connectivity. At Westcon-Comstor our success is built on providing exceptional service to our resellers and the vendors we partner with. Our holistic approach to distribution means we look beyond inventory. We focus on the people we employ, vendors we partner with, resellers we support and best-practice processes to support all three. Our difference is the passion we have for technology, our product expertise and can-do attitude towards customers.

Gold Sponsors

  • APC by Schneider Electric creates solutions that help IT professionals anticipate and protect their most valued assets: information and data. As the industry leader in integrated physical infrastructure and software, APC creates reliable solutions that provide Certainty in a Connected World.
  • Dicker Data NZ is the premier ICT distributor in NZ with nearly 2 decades of expertise in software licensing and networking. We have maintained an unparalleled reputation for our knowledge, accuracy and consistency across all vendor brands we represent in New Zealand. With the latest acquisition, we have added devices and volume distribution capabilities into our legacy software and networking business, supported by marketing-led strategy and systems innovation to provide our expertise and knowledge at-scale to our existing and new customers. Dicker Data has always been at the forefront of embracing new technologies, continuously reinventing ourselves to educate our partners, developing new markets by introducing new products and aligning our business objectives to our vendors’ local channel strategy to drive the longevity of customer lifetime value.
  • Duo is NZ’s largest and fastest growing Cyber Security Distributor, representing some of the best brands in the world. Duo has a team of dedicated and professional people spread across our two office Wellington (HQ) and Auckland. How understanding of the Cyber Security landscape, eco system and opportunities is unmatched. Duo co-founders also co-founded PSDuo the skills and capability resourcing company for partners in the Cyber Security space.
  • 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’.
  • Hitachi corporate statement, "Inspire the Next" signifies Hitachi's determination to breathe new life into the next era, and to contribute, as the "Best Solutions Partner", to achieving a comfortable and abundant society. Hitachi derives its business strategy from its vision, making the passion and expertise work together, to succeed in the most challenging circumstances.
  • Lenovo is a US$45 billion Fortune Global 500 company and a global technology leader in driving Intelligent Transformation through smart devices and infrastructure that create the best user experience. Lenovo manufactures one of the world’s widest portfolio of connected products, including smartphones (Motorola), tablets, PCs (ThinkPad, Yoga, Lenovo Legion) and workstations as well as AR/VR devices and smart home/office solutions. Lenovo’s data center solutions (ThinkSystem, ThinkAgile) are creating the capacity and computing power for the connections that are changing business and society.
  • Pioneering a new distribution model NEXTGEN is a pioneering IT enabler bringing together established and emerging technologies to provide data centre and cloud-based solutions for our Channel Partners that push the boundaries of what’s possible - the next generation of IT service delivery. The business is a hub of collaboration within the supply chain that makes it easy for resellers to connect and do business with international vendors on complex and ever-changing product suites.
  • Palo Alto Networks is leading a new era in cybersecurity by protecting thousands of enterprise, government, and service provider networks from cyber threats. Because of our deep expertise, commitment to innovation and game-changing security platform, thousands of customers have chosen us and we are the fastest growing security company in the market. Our security platform natively brings together all key network security functions, including advanced threat protection, firewall, IDS/IPS, and URL filtering. Because these functions are natively-built into the platform and share important information across the respective disciplines, we ensure better security than legacy firewalls, UTMs, or point threat detection products. With our platform, organizations can safely enable the use of all applications, maintain complete visibility and control, confidently pursue new technology initiatives like cloud and mobility, and protect the organization from cyber attacks - known and unknown.
  • 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’s cloud infrastructure and business mobility solutions break the bonds that tie IT systems and end-user environments to physical hardware, providing both IT and the business greater efficiency, agility and control. VMware is the recognised leader in virtualization and automation of compute, networking and storage resources from the desktop to the data center and to the cloud. Choosing a common platform to manage all your applications, from data center to device, greatly simplifies IT so you can focus less on infrastructure and more on innovation. Our vast ecosystem of over 55,000 partners, including our esteemed Federation partners and solution providers and our broad support for the hardware and applications you already own make VMware solutions easy to adopt. With former CIOs, CTOs and industry consultants in our ranks, we're experts at uncovering hidden barriers, finding opportunities and formulating pragmatic IT transformation strategies to help you define your software-defined journey.