TORONTO (September 19, 2018) – The innovative spirit of the Canadian channel was in evidence as 20 organizations from across the country were recognized for the creation of solutions and services that provide their partners and channel customers with a unique value proposition.
The inaugural CDN Channel Innovation Awards recognized projects ranging from unique systems developed to protect Canadian digital history to the use of artificial intelligence to meet the needs of a busy homeless shelter/drop-in centre in Calgary.
“As more companies embrace cloud and see opportunities with emerging technologies like data analytics and artificial intelligence, the channel is changing,” says Fawn Annan, President of ITWC, the company producing the event through its CDN digital publishing arm. “Tonight we saw an impressive variety of younger, innovative companies staking out their spot in the tech landscape.”
Systems integrator Sierra Systems took home the most sought-after award of the evening – Solution Provider of the Year. The Vancouver-based firm also scored the Disruptor of the Year award, a Diamond Award for the Top Data Management Solution, and a Gold Award for Top Channel Marketing Initiative.
Other multiple award winners were Konverge Digital Solutions, Zycom Technology, and Softlanding Solutions. Tidal Migrations, a cloud migration firm, was recognized as the Next Generation Chanel Innovator.
Complete list of winners:
Best FinTech Solution Gold Fiugot
Best FinTech Solution Diamond Shinydocs
Best Security Solution Diamond Datex
Top Data Management Solution Sierra Systems
Best Digital Display Solution Gold Dot to Dot Communications
Best Digital Display Solution Diamond Sherpa Marketing / Clear Concept
Top Enterprise Solution Gold Softlanding Solutions
Top Enterprise Solution Diamond MediaValet
Top SMB Solution Gold Konverge Digital Solutions
Top SMB Solution Diamond Softlanding Solutions
Top Solution Supporting Business Agility Epicor Software
Top Solution Supporting Business Agility Konverge Digital Solutions
Top Healthcare Solution Gold MOBIA Technology Innovations
Top Healthcare Solution Diamond PetalMD
Best Education Solution Diamond Zycom Technology
Top Government Solution Gold Zycom Technology
Top Government Solution Diamond TeraMach
Best HR Solution Zoom.ai
Channel Marketing Innovation Gold Sierra Systems
Channel Marketing Innovation Diamond Compugen
C4 Award Red Hat
Disruptor of The Year Sierra Systems
Next Generation Channel Innovator Tidal Migrations
Solution Provider of the Year Sierra Systems
The event was held in front of a sold-out crowd at the Eventspace in Vaughan. Sponsors for the evening were Ingram Micro, Dell EMC, ViewSonic, VMware, Centreon, Veritas, and the Canadian Channel Chiefs Council.
For more information, contact:
Vice President Marketing and Communications, ITWC
416 578 5014