Published: September 25th, 2019 By:

    Channel Innovation Awards showcase channel change-makers and disruptors

    TORONTO (September 24, 2019) Seventeen organizations from across Canada were recognized this evening for creating innovative IT solutions and services that help organizations thrive.

    The 2019 CDN Channel Innovation Awards (CIA) celebrated projects ranging from a public safety data portal that improves efficiency and transparency, to a program that takes IT assets that are no longer needed by one company and turns them into good-as-new technology for others.

    “The Channel is changing incredibly fast, and only the companies that stay innovative will survive. By showcasing and celebrating the most original solutions in the country, we are hoping to inspire other companies to up their game,” said ITWC President & CMO Fawn Annan.

    The coveted Solution Provider of the Year award went to information management business solutions provider Shinydocs. The Kitchener, Ont.-based company, which is partnered with some of the largest companies in the world, also took home a diamond award in the Top Data Management Solution category.

    For the second year in a row, Toronto-based cloud migration and business agility experts Tidal Migrations won in the Next Generation Channel Innovator category. SmartONE Solutions Inc., a company committed to advancing the digital living experience in communities through connected services, won the Disruptor of the Year award.

    In addition to the awards, the gala included a workshop by tech analyst IDC Canada, a live innovation podcast led by thought leader Valarie Fox, and plenty of networking. More than 200 people attended the event in Vaughan.

    Event sponsors included: Ingram Micro, Dell Technologies, ViewSonic, Centreon, Samsung, and VMware.

    Here’s a complete list of this year’s CIA winners:

    Best Security Solution
    Gold: IDG Technologies
    Diamond: Datex

    Top Data Management Solution
    Gold: Slalom
    Diamond: Shinydocs

    Top Collaborative Solution Transforming Workspaces
    Gold: VIEWitMedia
    Diamond: Compugen

    Top Open Source Solution
    Gold: CPU Services
    Diamond: Benchmark

    Top Government Solution
    Gold: Toronto Police Service
    Diamond: MOBIA Technologies

    Top Solution Supporting Business Agility
    Gold: Compugen
    Diamond: WebSan Inc

    Top Solution Provider Supporting Sustainability
    Diamond: Compugen Finance Inc.

    CDN Award for Diversity and Inclusion
    Gold: Clear Concepts
    Diamond: TickitHealth

    Next Generation Channel Innovator
    Gold: SnapAP
    Diamond: Tidal Migrations

    Disruptor of the Year
    SmartONE

    Solution Provider of the Year
    Shinydocs

    For more information or to arrange an interview, contact

    Steve Proctor
    VP Marketing and Communications
    ITWC | Email
    416 578 5014

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