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Channel comes together to honour industry excellence at ARN Innovation Awards

ARN is proud to announce the winners of the Innovation Awards in 2021, featuring a leading and diverse line-up of partners, vendors, distributors and individuals across Australia. More than 700 executives within the local channel came together under the ARN banner to honour ecosystem innovation and excellence, setting a new benchmark for industry expertise following a black-tie celebration dinner in Sydney. Featuring a leading and diverse line-up of partners, vendors, distributors and individuals nationwide, 315 finalists were honoured from a pool of more than 470 nominations. Innovation Awards – now in its 15th year of running – honoured the channel across eight categories, spanning Partner Innovation, Tech Innovation, Australia-wide Innovation, Start-up Innovation, Personal Innovation, Vendor Innovation, Distributor Innovation and Hall of Fame.​

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    Nick Russell posthumously inducted into ARN Hall of Fame - Chris Bright (Microsoft); Cherry Yumul (ARN); Christie Russell (Katana1) and Ross Ogilvie (Katana1)

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    Chris Bright (Microsoft) presents Hall of Fame category - this recognises long-standing leaders who have been instrumental in the development and enhancement of the Australian channel. Inductees are determined by the executive panel of industry judges plus previous Hall of Fame inductees

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    Nick Russell posthumously inducted into ARN Hall of Fame - Chris Bright (Microsoft) and Christie Russell (Katana1)

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    Nick Russell posthumously inducted into ARN Hall of Fame - Chris Bright (Microsoft); Ross Ogilvie (Katana1) and Christie Russell (Katana1)

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    Nick Russell posthumously inducted into ARN Hall of Fame

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    Nick Russell posthumously inducted into ARN Hall of Fame - Christie Russell (Katana1)

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    Nick Russell posthumously inducted into ARN Hall of Fame

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    Nick Russell posthumously inducted into ARN Hall of Fame - Christie Russell (Katana1) and Ross Ogilvie (Katana1)

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    Nick Russell posthumously inducted into ARN Hall of Fame

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    Nick Russell posthumously inducted into ARN Hall of Fame - Ross Ogilvie (Katana1)

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    Nick Russell posthumously inducted into ARN Hall of Fame - Chris Bright (Microsoft); Christie Russell (Katana1) and Ross Ogilvie (Katana1)

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    Nick Russell posthumously inducted into ARN Hall of Fame

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    Chris Bright (Microsoft) presents Hall of Fame category

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    Bevan Slattery inducted into ARN Hall of Fame

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    Bevan Slattery inducted into ARN Hall of Fame

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    ARN Innovation Awards: Networking

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    ARN Innovation Awards: Networking

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    ARN Innovation Awards: Networking

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    Tim Ament (Ingram Micro) presents Start-up Innovation category - this recognises market-leading start-ups building unique businesses to bring innovative new technologies to the Australian market. All submissions were from Australian-based start-ups

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    Lynkz wins Start-up Innovation (Product) Award

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    Education360 wins Start-up Innovation (Sector) Award

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    Baidam Solutions wins Start-up Innovation (Customer Value) Award - accepted by Luke Francis (CrowdStrike)

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    Andre Morgan (CMD Solutions) wins Start-up Innovation (Entrepreneur) Award

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    Cherry Yumul (ARN)

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    ARN Innovation Awards: Networking

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    ARN Innovation Awards: Networking

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    ARN Innovation Awards: Networking

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    Kerrie-Anne Turner (Telstra) presents Australia-wide Innovation category - this recognises partners delivering customer innovation headquartered outside of the two most-populated metropolitan areas in the country (Sydney and Melbourne). This partner is a market-leading specialist which thrives in challenging end-user environments, sparking new ideas and outcomes through an unconventional approach to technology consulting and implementation

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    Area9 of Northern Territory wins Australia-wide Innovation (Regional) Award

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    Rubicon Red of Queensland wins Australia-wide Innovation (National) Award

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    David Campbell (Master of Ceremonies)

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    ARN Innovation Awards: Networking

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    ARN Innovation Awards: Networking

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    ARN Innovation Awards: Networking

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    Julie Barbieri (Hewlett Packard Enterprise) presents Distributor Innovation category - this recognises distributors spearheading ecosystem innovation and growth through transformative approaches to vendor engagement and partner enablement, spanning the core categories of Hardware, Software, Specialist, Incubation and Creativity

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    Dicker Data wins Distributor Innovation (Hardware) Award

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    Nextgen Group wins Distributor Innovation (Software) Award

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    Exclusive Networks wins Distributor Innovation (Specialist) Award

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    Ingram Micro wins Distributor Innovation (Creativity) Award

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    ARN Innovation Awards: Networking

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    ARN Innovation Awards: Networking

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    ARN Innovation Awards: Networking

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    Vlad Mitnovetski (Dicker Data) presents Personal Innovation category

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    Chelsea Rossney (HP) wins Management Excellence (Vendor / Distributor) Award

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    Jason King (ASI Solutions) wins Management Excellence (Partner) Award

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    Stephen Schuffelen (Veeam Software) wins Channel Excellence Award - accepted by Klasie Holtzhausen (Veeam Software)

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    Alexandra West (ASI Solutions) wins Marketing Excellence (Partner) Award

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    Ashleigh Cameron (Dicker Data) wins Marketing Excellence (Vendor / Distributor) Award

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    Vlad Mitnovetski (Dicker Data) presents Personal Innovation category - this recognises standout individuals who contribute to customer, company and channel success through a transformative approach to management, channel, sales, technical and marketing positions

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    Danny Thien (Somerville) wins Sales Excellence (Partner) Award

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    Lauren Escalona (Datto) wins Sales Excellence (Vendor / Distributor) Award

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    Lisa Crosbie (Barhead Solutions) wins Technical Excellence (Partner) Award

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    Rebecca Hopping (NEXTDC) wins Technical Excellence (Vendor / Distributor) Award

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    ARN Innovation Awards: Networking

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    ARN Innovation Awards: Networking

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    ARN Innovation Awards: Networking

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    David Campbell (Master of Ceremonies)

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    Kerrie-Anne Turner (Telstra) presents Tech Innovation category - this recognises partners leveraging established and emerging solutions to enhance customer innovation levels, underpinned by deep levels of expertise and specialist services

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    Data#3 wins Tech Innovation (Cloud) Award

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    Tecala Group wins Tech Innovation (Security) Award

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    Outcomex wins Tech Innovation (Digital Transformation) Award

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    Accenture wins Tech Innovation (Emerging) Award

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    Centorrino Technologies wins Tech Innovation (Homegrown ISV) Award

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    Cherry Yumul (ARN) presents Vendor Innovation category - this recognises vendors helping partners deliver transformative solutions and services to customers, operating market-leading approaches to engagement and enablement across the key technology segments of Cloud, Security, Hardware, Software, Networking, Collaboration and Specialist

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    Microsoft wins Vendor Innovation (Cloud) Award

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    Fortinet wins Vendor Innovation (Security) Award

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    Lenovo wins Vendor Innovation (Hardware) Award

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    Veeam Software wins Vendor Innovation (Software) Award

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    Cisco Meraki wins Vendor Innovation (Networking) Award

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    ConnectWise wins Vendor Innovation (Specialist) Award

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    RingCentral wins Vendor Innovation (Collaboration) Award

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    ARN Innovation Awards: Networking

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    Karl Sice (Arrow) presents Partner Innovation category - this recognises customer innovation and excellence across the key market segments of Enterprise, Mid-Market and SMB, in addition to pioneering technology specialists and collaborative providers

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    KPMG wins Partner Innovation (Enterprise) Award

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    blueAPACHE wins Partner Innovation (Mid-Market) Award

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    Powernet IT Solutions wins Partner Innovation (SMB) Award

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    Ericom wins Partner Innovation (Think Differently) Award

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    Citrus Solutions & Taleka win Partner Innovation (Collaboration) Award

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    ARN Innovation Awards: Networking

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    ARN Innovation Awards: Networking

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    ARN Innovation Awards: Networking

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    Nick Russell posthumously inducted into ARN Hall of Fame

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    ARN Innovation Awards: Networking

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    ARN Innovation Awards: Networking

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    ARN Innovation Awards: Networking

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    ARN Innovation Awards: Networking

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    ARN Innovation Awards: Networking

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    ARN Innovation Awards: Networking

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    ARN Innovation Awards: Networking

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    ARN Innovation Awards: Networking

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    ARN Innovation Awards: Networking

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    ARN Innovation Awards: Networking

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    ARN Innovation Awards: Networking

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    ARN Innovation Awards: Networking

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    ARN Innovation Awards: Networking

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    ARN Innovation Awards: Networking

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