ARN has honoured the leading talents and players across the IT industry in an exclusive evening for the Australian IT channel, recognising the achievements of an outstanding line-up of partners, start-ups, vendors, distributors and individuals.
Hosted by author and comedian Adam Spencer, the 640 attendees witnessed more than 30 companies and individuals being recognised for their achievements in the past year.
More than 60 partners and start-ups made the final shortlist this year after receiving more than 400 award submissions, playing host to the most competitive and comprehensive selection of leading innovators across Australia.
There were also more than 40 vendors in the run up in addition to 14 distributors. Security once again dominated the submissions from a technology standpoint, alongside a multitude of nominations across cloud and digital transformation categories.
In its 13th edition, the ARN Innovation Awards continues to celebrate and reward excellence across the Australian IT channel and has welcomed three ARN Hall of Fame inductees: Rhody Burton; Vlad Mitnovetski and Nathan Lowe.
The 2019 ARN Innovation Awards recognised customer value and innovation, honouring the channel across nine categories: Start-up; Partner Value; Emerging Technology; Homegrown Innovators; Vendor Value; Distributor Value; Personal Innovation; Channel Choice and Hall of Fame.
blueAPACHE was announced as the WINNER of the ARN Mid-Market Partner of the Year award. Accepting the award was blueAPACHE Founder and Managing Director, Chris Marshall, who dedicated the achievement to the entire team – noting how proud he is of this momentous accolade.
blueAPACHE would also like to congratulate Daniel Bayfield, who was named as a finalist in the Sales Excellence category. Dan has always been a consummate professional, leading his interactions both internally and externally with honour, respect and integrity – we are so proud the industry has formally acknowledged what we already knew.