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Channel Asia Innovation Awards 2019: and the winners are…

Channel Asia Innovation Awards 2019: and the winners are…

More than 240 tech executives celebrate channel success at Andaz Singapore

Credit: Channel Asia / IDG

Channel Asia is proud to announce the winners of the inaugural Innovation Awards in 2019, featuring a leading and diverse line-up of partners, vendors, distributors and individuals across ASEAN.

Held at Andaz Singapore, the highlights of the past 12 months were played out on the grandest stage, in front of over 240 technology executives in Southeast Asia.

The first awarding of the channel’s finest set the stage for three Channel Asia Hall of Fame inductees: Tian Beng Ng; Francis Choo and Elson Chia.

Reflective of IDG’s increasing commitment to the region, the Awards honoured outstanding work through customer value and innovation, with more than 200 nominations submitted across six countries.

In total, 75 organisations were represented across Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Philippines and Vietnam, in addition to regional success at ASEAN, Southeast Asia and Asia Pacific levels.

More than 40 partners made the final shortlist this year, spanning value-added resellers, system integrators and managed service providers, in addition to consultancy firms, cloud specialists and independent software vendors.

Completing the finalist line-up, more than 20 vendor organisations were also in the running, in addition to 10 distributors.

Unveiled to the market in July, the Awards celebrated the channel across seven categories - Partner Value; Emerging Tech; Vendor Value; Distributor Value; Personal Innovation; Channel Choice and Hall of Fame.

Following an overwhelming response, winners were assessed by a hand-picked judging panel, comprising of the leading executives at partner, vendor and distributor level across ASEAN.

Channel Asia congratulates all winners and finalists and thanks all organisations and individuals for taking the time to submit nominations.


PARTNER VALUE

Enterprise

WINNER: NCS

Mid-Market

WINNER: Genesis Networks

SMB

WINNER: Cloud Comrade
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Smartdata


EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES

Cloud

WINNER: NTT (formerly Dimension Data)

NTT wins this award for combining global and local cloud expertise to support customer transformation efforts across Southeast Asia. In bringing more than 20 leading companies into one, NTT continues to gain market traction through an end-to-end cloud approach, from initial consulting to managed services delivery.

Smart Technology

WINNER: DXC Technology

DXC wins this award for working with one of the largest health clusters in Singapore to help doctors prescribe antibiotics through artificial intelligence. The solution leverages data analytics and advanced algorithms to simplify complex diagnoses through an intelligent treatment regime, leading to more personalised user treatment.

Digital Transformation

WINNER: AsiaPac
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Logicalis

AsiaPac wins this award for leveraging Dynatrace solutions to ensure high performance and availability of critical customer applications. Alongside rolling out Automation Anywhere, AsiaPac also created bots for repetitive user processes to help increase productivity gains through digital technologies.

Security

WINNER: DXC Technology

DXC wins this award for launching a new Next Generation Security Operations Centre in Malaysia, integrated with specialised managed security services. The facility provides 24/7 cyber threat detection and response, alongside data loss prevention, security device management and digital forensics.

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