Sponsors

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  • 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 2000+ 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • IBM is a leading cognitive solutions and cloud platform company headquartered in Armonk, NY that leverages the power of innovation, data and expertise to improve business and society. Established in 1911, it is the largest technology and consulting employer in the world, with more than 380,000 employees serving clients in 170 countries. With 27 consecutive years of patent leadership, IBM Research is the world's largest corporate research organization with more than 3,000 researchers in 12 labs located across six continents. With Watson, the AI platform for business, IBM is building industry-based solutions to real-world problems guided by its "Principles for Transparency and Trust in the Cognitive Era."
  • Ingram Micro helps businesses fully realize the promise of technology™—helping them maximize the value of the technology that they make, sell or use. With its vast global infrastructure and focus on cloud, mobility, technology lifecycle, supply chain and technology solutions, Ingram Micro enables business partners to operate more efficiently and successfully in the markets they serve. No other company delivers as broad and deep a spectrum of technology and supply chain services to businesses around the world.
  • 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.
  • Duo, a division of Sektor is NZ's leading Cyber Security Distributor. We provide Resellers a 100% channel focus with the best service in the market backed by expert knowledge and world-leading Cyber Security solutions. We assist Resellers to grow their business with our business development model and our network, driving net new business. Duo delivers a focused business development model for Vendors, we will create, develop and drive business for the products we represent within the Top 100 Government & Corporate sites in NZ alongside the best partners in the market.

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  • APC by Schneider Electric, the leading global brand for integrated IT physical infrastructure and software, provides reliable power, and availability solutions for IT and communications technologies. With the largest community of partners tailoring solutions for home and business networks, APC products enable individuals and businesses to anticipate the unexpected, protecting critical information and data. It’s certainty in connected world. APC is a brand of Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management and industrial automation. With revenues of ~€27 billion in FY2015, Schneider Electric helps customers in over 100 countries to manage their energy and process in ways that are safe, reliable, efficient, and sustainable.
  • CCL supports clients at every step in the management and modernisation of their business technology. From government departments, local governments and DHBs to energy providers, insurers, and special projects, CCL’s end-to-end IT management, cloud platforms, and technology services are tested and proven by some of New Zealand’s most demanding organisations. CCL is also part of the Spark group of companies, New Zealand’s largest digital services provider, helping New Zealand business win big in a digital world.
  • As the world’s leading provider of IT solutions delivered by Managed Service Providers (MSPs), Datto believes there is no limit to what small and medium businesses can achieve with the right technology. Datto offers business continuity and disaster recovery, networking, business management, and file backup and sync solutions, and has created a one-of-a-kind ecosystem of partners that provide Datto solutions to half a million businesses across more than 130 countries. Since its founding in 2007, Datto has earned hundreds of awards for its rapid growth, product excellence, superior technical support, and for fostering an outstanding workplace. With global headquarters in Norwalk, Connecticut, Datto has international offices in the United Kingdom, Netherlands, Denmark, Germany, Canada, Australia, China, and Singapore. Learn more at datto.com
  • Digital Island specialises in providing high quality telecommunications services and expert advice to New Zealand businesses. In 2004 Digital Island set out to challenge the traditional telco model by providing exceptional customer service combined with best-fit high quality products and realistic pricing. Now, as part of Spark Business Group, Digital Island will continue to go from strength to strength, staying true to its core values of personalised service, agility and innovation. Every aspect of what we do is designed to meet the requirements of business, and ensure that doing business with us is simple.
  • 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’.
  • HP creates new possibilities for technology to have a meaningful impact on people, businesses, governments and society. The world’s largest technology company, HP brings together a portfolio that spans printing, personal computing, software, services and IT infrastructure to solve customer problems.
  • Kordia is a leading provider of innovative technology solutions to a wide range of corporate and government clients throughout New Zealand, Australia, and the wider Pacific. With more than 65 years’ experience in keeping New Zealand connected, Kordia is continually evolving its product and service offering to meet the changing needs of businesses in an always-on world. Today, Kordia’s offering in the mission-critical technology space spans cloud, cyber security, modern workplace, media, broadcast, maritime, and more. Underpinning all Kordia does is its people – a team of more than 400 technology experts who are trusted by some of New Zealand’s biggest brands to keep them connected and secure online. As a State-Owned Enterprise, Kordia is a proudly New Zealand owned business that exists to help Kiwi businesses create, innovate, flourish and thrive, and provide value to the shareholder.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • NEXTGEN is a pioneering IT facilitator 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. Our unique combination of specialist knowledge, innovative technology platforms and services enables our partners and vendors to stay relevant and remain ahead in this fast changing IT environment.
  • Palo Alto Networks, the global cybersecurity leader, is shaping the cloud-centric future with technology that is transforming the way people and organizations operate. Our mission is to be the cybersecurity partner of choice, protecting our digital way of life. We help address the world's greatest security challenges with continuous innovation that seizes the latest breakthroughs in artificial intelligence, analytics, automation, and orchestration. By delivering an integrated platform and empowering a growing ecosystem of partners, we are at the forefront of protecting tens of thousands of organizations across clouds, networks, and mobile devices. Our vision is a world where each day is safer and more secure than the one before.
  • 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.
  • Spark Business Group is a collective of specialist, world-class Kiwi businesses, working together to move New Zealand forward. A group capable of helping your organisation on its modernisation journey, no matter which stage you’re at. Individually, these companies are best in class and together we are uniquely positioned to take your organisation into the future. We see an amazing future for New Zealand. Where technology can make lives better, businesses stronger, and our country the envy of the world. And the best way to get there is together. So that’s what we do – we back our clients every day like we’re part of their business, and it’s also how we work together to support them. As a group, we help you take control of your businesses and set a foundation for the future, by giving you the insights, tools and capabilities that can serve your team now - and into the future. Quite simply, we help New Zealand business win big in a digital world.
  • Spark IoT is a division of Spark that aims to harness the latest IoT technology and connectivity to help organisations increase efficiency and profitability and reduce their environmental impacts. Having started a little over three years ago, Spark IoT has grown substantially beyond offering customers a range of connectivity options. By partnering with local and international IoT providers, Spark IoT now offers customers end-to-end IoT solutions that are best suited to their business needs. With a team of over thirty dedicated experts ready to identify customers business problems and opportunities, the Spark IoT team can offer a complete range of IoT solutions including hardware, connectivity, data analytics and insights and after sales support.
  • 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.
  • Umbrellar is focused on empowering our customers and resellers to make the most of the Microsoft Cloud to digitally transform New Zealand business. Our partnerships make more possible with more ways than ever to create new business opportunities. We are here to help partners and customers be the hero in their very own NZ success story and we aim to be the partner of choice within the NZ IT industry, and the number 1 services provider for the Microsoft Cloud. Our guiding statement and promise is to bring the best people, partnerships, resources and expertise to NZ business to achieve more with the Microsoft Cloud. From Microsoft Azure, Azure Stack, Microsoft 365 to Dynamics 365, we strive to curate the most comprehensive network of partners that are the best in their respective industries, technologies and domains.
  • Veeam® is the leader in backup, recovery and data management solutions that deliver Modern Data Protection. The company provides a single platform for Cloud, Virtual, Physical, SaaS and Kubernetes environments. Veeam customers are confident their apps and data are protected and always available with the most simple, flexible, reliable and powerful platform in the industry. Veeam protects over 400,000+ customers worldwide, including 82% of the Fortune 500 and 69% of the Global 2,000. Veeam’s global ecosystem includes 35,000+ technology partners, resellers and service providers, and alliance partners and has offices in more than 30 countries. To learn more, visit www.veeam.com or follow Veeam on LinkedIn @veeam-software and Twitter @veeam.
  • Vocus is one of Australia and New Zealand’s largest fibre network and services providers, connecting wholesale, enterprise and government customers through our extensive fibre network, and to the world via our diverse, high-capacity links to major global gateways. Our network is backed by the support of local account management teams, local provisioning and 24/7 Australian-based network operations centres. We achieve success through our national scale, smarter solutions, fast turnaround times and excellent service. Offering truly integrated and industry leading end-to-end connectivity solutions across data networks, internet, cloud, data centres and unified comms. The Vocus Channel is designed to foster a profitable, long term and mutually beneficial relationship between Vocus and its partners.
  • Vodafone Global Enterprise provides managed communications services to many of the world's leading global companies. It supports communications wherever its customers are present: Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific and the United States. Please visit: www.enterprise.vodafone.com.
  • 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.