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Channel Innovation Awards celebrate channel champions

Published: September 19th, 2018 By:

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:

Steve Proctor

Vice President Marketing and Communications, ITWC


416 578 5014

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