Nominations open for Channel Asia Innovation Awards

Nominations open for Channel Asia Innovation Awards

Awards will honour outstanding work across customer value and innovation

Credit: IDG

Nominations are now open for the inaugural Channel Asia Innovation Awards in 2019, designed to recognise excellence across the ASEAN channel.

Reflective of IDG’s increasing commitment to the region, the Awards will honour outstanding work across customer value and innovation, spanning reseller partners, vendors, distributors and individuals.

Specifically, the Awards will celebrate the channel across eight categories - Partner Value; Emerging Tech; Vendor Value; Distributor Value; Personal Innovation; Channel Choice; 30 Under 30 and Hall of Fame.

Nominations opened on Thursday 8 August and will run for four weeks until Thursday 5 September. Submissions are free to enter and will be accepted from Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines and Thailand, in addition to Vietnam, Brunei, Myanmar, Cambodia and Laos. All parties are welcome to submit either regional (ASEAN) or country-specific nominations, or both.

Finalists will be chosen by a shortlist panel of Susan Searle (President Innovation and Industry Evangelist, IDG); James Henderson (Editorial Director of Asia, IDG) and Barbara Simon (Managing Director, IDG).

The Awards will then be assessed by a hand-picked judging panel, comprising of the leading executives at partner, vendor and distributor level across ASEAN. To ensure objectivity, partners cannot vote on partner categories, vendors cannot vote on vendor categories and distributors cannot vote on distributor categories.

Selection criteria is provided with each award to facilitate submissions. Channel Asia will accept one nomination submission per individual or company for each award - nominations across multiple awards and categories are allowed.

Voting for Channel Choice - the online-only people’s choice awards - will run for four weeks from 16 September to 11 October - only one vote per person / business email address will be accepted. Meanwhile, Hall of Fame entrants will be voted for by the judging panel.

Under the theme of ‘All Eyes On You’, the celebration dinner will be held on 14 November at Andaz Singapore.

All Awards will be judged through the lens of value -

  • How are partners adding value to customers?
  • How are vendors adding value to partners?
  • How are distributors adding value to the channel?

Here’s a full rundown of the Channel Asia Innovation Awards:

Partner Value
- Enterprise
- Mid-Market

Emerging Tech
- Cloud
- Security
- Digital Transformation
Smart Technology

Vendor Value
- Hardware
- Software
- Cloud
- Security
- Specialist

Distributor Value
- Hardware
- Software
- Cloud
- Specialist

Personal Innovation
- Sales Excellence (open to reseller partners only)
- Marketing Excellence
- Management Excellence
- Technical Excellence
- Channel Excellence (open to vendors and distributors only)

30 Under 30 Tech Awards
- Human Resources
- Technical
- Marketing
- Sales
- Entrepreneur

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