Finalists for the Inaugural Channel Partners Excellence in Digital Services Awards Announced

Who will be among the winners announced at next month's Channel Partners Conference and Expo?

Buffy Naylor, Senior Managing Editor

March 29, 2019

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The Digi Finalists

The applications are in, the judging has been completed and the finalists for the first-ever Excellence in Digital Services Awards have been determined. Winners will be announced during a networking reception on April 10 as a part of the Channel Partners Conference & Expo, April 9-12, at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. Many of our 2019 Channel Influencers will be honored at the reception as well.

The 10 award categories and the finalists in each are as follows:

Cloud Builder Award

For excellence in helping customers cloudify their business.

Finalists are:

Vanguard AwardDigital 

For partners that turned their digital transformation expertise inward to revitalize their business.

Finalists are:

Code Controller

For partners that help customers with custom code development or deployment.

Finalists are:

Consultant of the Year

For excellence in developing, provisioning and managing personalized, specialized IT services.

Finalists are:

Brand Builder

For partners that use improved processes and insights to improve the client’s end-customer experience and thus increase brand loyalty and profit margins.

Finalists are:

Master of Disaster

For partners that take creative steps to protect customers from data loss and the resulting business disruption.

Finalists are:

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Next-Gen Telecom Award

For excellence in delivering telecommunications and collaboration capabilities, including client/user support.

Finalists are:

Purveyor of Productivity

For excellence in helping customers wring maximum value our of their investments in people, systems and technology.

Finalists are:

  • Bridlewood Consulting

  • One Ring Networks

  • SabinoCompTech

  • UPnetworx

Visionary Award

For partners that employed newer, cutting-edge technologies including machine learning, AI, virtual or augmented reality, blockchain or IoT as the primary enablers of their solutions.

Finalists are:

White Hat Award

Partners who protect customers from cyberthreats; also includes physical security such as video-survelliance projects.

Finalists are:

Two additional awards will also be presented for special achievement among all applicants. Vertical Virtuoso recognizes excellence in retail, health care or another vertical. Digi Master is awarded for the partner entry that exhibited maximum digital transformational brilliance.

The awards are open only to channel partners — agents, VARs, dealers, SIs, MSPs, consultants and other partner firms. Partners can enter a project from the previous year in as many as two categories. There is no limit to the number of individual projects that may be entered or the overall number of awards partners can win.

Judging for the 2019 awards was done by the Channel Partners editorial team, with help from members of the Channel Partners Advisory Board.

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About the Author(s)

Buffy Naylor

Senior Managing Editor, Channel Futures

Buffy Naylor is senior managing editor of Channel Futures. Prior to joining Informa (then VIRGO) in 2008, she was an award-winning copywriter and editor, then senior manager of corporate communications for an international leisure travel corporation and, before that, in charge of creative development and copywriting for a boutique marketing and public relations agency.

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