Channel Asia Innovation Awards 2019: and the winners are…
- 15 November, 2019 08:45
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.
WINNER: Genesis Networks
WINNER: Cloud Comrade
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Smartdata
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.
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.
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.
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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WINNER: Innovix Distribution
WINNER: Ingram Micro
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Tech Data
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Rhipe
WINNER: Dell Technologies
WINNER: Amazon Web Services
Channel Excellence - Country
WINNER: Vincent Lee (Dell Technologies) - Singapore
Vincent wins this award for driving channel growth for Dell Technologies in Singapore through partner enablement and expansion activities. In overseeing 60 tiered partners, Vincent is accelerating the growth of solution providers, system integrators and distributors, alongside articulating the combined value proposition of Dell Technologies and VMware in market.
Channel Excellence - Region
WINNER: Fan Qu (VMware) - Southeast Asia and Korea
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Budi Santoso Sutanto (Cisco) - ASEAN
Fan wins this award for achieving strong double-digit channel growth during the past four consecutive quarters. Fan helped double investment in partner training and enablement, resulting in more funded education classes conducted, over 460 new certified engineers and 105 new partners obtaining a solution competency.
Technical Excellence - Country
WINNER: Amit Gandhi (Hitachi Consulting) - Singapore
Amit wins this award for spearheading technical innovation in his role as head of Hitachi’s SAP practice in Singapore. Leveraging more than 20 years of SAP expertise, Amit recently helped the digital transformation efforts of an e-commerce customer through delivering an enterprise application implementation in less than five months.
Technical Excellence - Region
WINNER: Keith Sng (Veeam) - Southeast Asia and Korea
Keith wins this award for acting as an integral link between Veeam’s sales, technical and R&D departments across the key markets of Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, Vietnam and Korea. Keith works with partners to communicate how Veeam’s products and service offerings are used to build profitable businesses and meet customer needs.
Management Excellence - Country
Tay Bee Kheng (Cisco) - Singapore
Bee Kheng wins this award for achieving consistent double-digit growth as managing director of Singapore, and passing on such growth to channel partners. Bee Kheng also helped establish Cisco and the channel as partners to government, industry and universities in Singapore, through improving national cyber security capabilities and growing regional talent.
Management Excellence - Region
Chong-Win Lee (Logicalis) - Asia
Chong-Win wins this award for delivering more than 30 per cent top and bottom line growth in Asia through aligning in-country teams to one regional vision. As CEO of Asia, Chong-Win pivoted Logicalis from a traditional reseller to solutions provider, with a strong focus on multi-cloud, cyber security, network infrastructure and application modernisation.
Charlotte Sim (VMware)
Charlotte wins this award for strategising VMware’s marketing efforts to drive partner-led demand generation programs across Southeast Asia. Charlotte helped modernise partner engagement through Empower Online, delivering bite-sized sales and technical content on-demand. Since launching in June, VMware has reported uptake of approximately 100 partners per week.
Vendor: Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise
Distributor: Synnex Metrodata Indonesia
Partner: Delaware Consulting
HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES
Tian Beng Ng