Channel Innovation Conference and Awards begins in:

2021/04/29 12:30:00

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iLand

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Deloitte

SPEND THE AFTERNOON WITH THE CHANNEL

We’ve taken the best parts of our two Channel events and combined them into one great afternoon of learning and celebration.

Join us for a 2.5-hour virtual gathering for ISV’s and Canadian channel players focused on how to excel in the new business normal. During the fast-paced afternoon, there will be panels and presentations, we’ll release the TOP 1OO SOLUTION PROVIDERS RANKING and recognize the top performers by revenue, and we’ll celebrate examples on innovation excellence across six categories. The conference will conclude with the presentation of the coveted Channel Innovator of the Year and the Top Solution Provider of the Year.

Channel Innovation Awards 2021 is an opportunity for both celebration and advancement. It will honour the channel’s top players by revenue and the achievements of IT innovators who have developed pioneering products and services breaking new ground and winning in a crowded and disrupted market. The event’s panels and presentations will provide guidance on the top issues facing channel players.

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BENCHMARK REPORT

In addition to creating the Top 100 ranking, the information collected is used to create a snapshot of the Channel with information on trends, hiring inclinations and product preferences. You will receive a complimentary copy of the report as thanks for your participation. View the 2020 Benchmark Report sponsored by Jabra.

APRIL 28, 2021 | 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM ET

AGENDA

Welcoming Remarks

  • Fawn Annan, CEO ITWC
  • Corinne Sharp, President, Canadian Channel Chiefs
  •  Bill Brandel, Country Chief Executive, Ingram Micro

Keynote Presentation

Getting Smart and Getting Connected

Duncan Stewart, Deloitte Canada’s, Director of Technology and Telecommunications Research, will share thoughts on the trends around cloud, 5G networks, IOT, delivering AI and the intelligent edge.

Top 100 Solution Provider Overview

  • Alex Coop, Editorial Director, ITWC

Presentation of Two Innovation Awards 

    • DATA MANAGEMENT MASTER
      Presented by Romaine LeMerlus, Co-founder, Centreon
    • REMOTE WORK AND COLLABORATIVE WORKSPACES WUNDERKIND
      Presented by Deidre Deacon  Channel Chief, ViewSonic

Panel Discussion

Identifying Opportunities in Technological Advance
Moderator: Bill Steed: Vice-president, Sales,and Business Operations, Ingram Micro
Panelists:  Ted Maulucci, President, SmartONE Solutions
Alex Miller:  President & Founder, Esri Canada 
Jason Cassidy, CEO, Shinydocs
Rob Lee, Director IS, Ingram Micro

Networking Session

  • Sponsored by VMware

Presentation of Three Awards 

  • NEW NORMAL NINJA
    Presented by HP
  • NO. 5 SOLUTION PROVIDER OF THE YEAR
     Presented by Dave Lacey, CEO, WatServ
  • NO. 4 SOLUTION PROVIDER OF THE YEAR
    Presented by Romain Le Merlus, CEO North America, Centreon

Presentation

The Top Five Service Trends Every Channel Partner Needs to Embrace

  • Jason Bremner, Vice President, Industry and Business Solutions, IDC Canada

Presentation of Three Awards 

  • EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES GURU
    Presented by Tara Fine, Channel Chief, VMware
  • C4 AWARD FOR DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION
  • Lori Scarlett, Director Human Resources, Ingram Micro
  • NO. 3 SOLUTION PROVIDER OF THE YEAR
    Presented by Koorosh Khashayar, VP of Global Channels, iland 

 

Fireside Chat

Moderator: Steve Proctor, VP Marketing and Communications, ITWC

Guests:  Dante OrsiniSVP, Business Development at iland Internet Solutions

               Geoff Thompson, VMware VP, VMware Cloud Provider Sales

Final Awards Presentation

  • INNOVATOR OF THE YEAR
    Presented by Koorosh Khashayar, VP of Global Channels, iland 
  • NO. 2 SOLUTION PROVIDER OF THE YEAR
    Presented by Randy Mizzoni, SVP Sales and Marketing, WatServ
  • SOLUTION PROVIDER OF THE YEAR
    Presented by Bill Brandel, Country Chief Executive & SVP,  Ingram Micro Canada 

Closing Remarks

  • Virtual After Party

Awards

The Awards will honour outstanding innovation and Canadian organizations that provide exceptional customer value. There are six award categories, Any organizations can apply in a maximum of three categories.

DATA MANAGEMENT MASTER

This award recognizes a state-of-the-art data initiative that enables end users to integrate, cleanse, migrate, analyze and manage data across platforms to produce accurate, consistent information in a clear and precise manner.

REMOTE WORK AND COLLABORATIVE WORKSPACES WUNDERKIND

This award recognizes innovative initiatives that increased collaboration, communication, and productivity in the workplace.  The initiative can involve any part of a workspaces transformation from the reconfiguration of physical environments to the enablement of remote environments, the development of collaboration platforms, employee support initiatives, or the introduction of specialized training programs.

EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES GURU

The Emerging Technologies Guru Award recognizes partners providing customer value through new and emerging technologies, such as AI/ML, deep learning, blockchain, or AR/VR. The winning nomination will demonstrate how the initiative is accelerating a business journey.

THE INNOVATOR OF THE YEAR

This award recognizes any initiative or a solution that has helped a partner or client succeed in an extraordinary fashion. Nominations may include any situation from security and backup to HR or infrastructure. The judges’ focus will be on measurable results.

C4 AWARD FOR DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION

The award recognizes a channel organization working hard to solve diversity and inclusion challenges. The organization’s nomination must show a commitment to equity, inclusion, social justice, or community and social corporate responsibility.

NEW NORMAL NINJA

This award recognizes the most unique initiative that helped a partner or client negotiate the impact of the recent pandemic, whether it was the move to a remote posture or assisting in the return to work.  New apps, initiatives for frontline workers, tracing software, human resource initiatives, portals are all examples of possible nominations.

Judges

We are pleased to have these leading industry figures serving as the judges for the 2021 Channel Innovation Awards.

Luc Villeneuve
President, Benchmark Corp.

Braden Root-McCaig
Director of Communications & Strategy, Ontario Centres for Excellence

Brennen Schmidt
Mackenzie Institute, Board of Governors

Phil Soper
Chief Commercial Officer, HPE

Karen Pugliese
Partner Leader, Americas at CommScope

Keynote Speaker

Duncan Stewart
Director of Research, TMT at Deloitte Canada

2020 Top 100 Solution Providers List

The stories behind 2019 CIA diamond winners

VIDEOS

Compugen Finance

SmartOne

Datex

Mobia Technology Solutions

Tickit Health

Benchmark

Tidal Migrations

Shinydocs

WebSan Solutions

ARTICLES

Looking for the Top 100

For 2021 the CDN Top 100 has been combined with the Channel Innovation awards.

Put your company in the national spotlight

CIA winners and all finalists will be recognized at CDN’s Channel Innovation Gala. Submitting solution providers will be invited to a VIP pre-event partner workshop featuring a noted industry expert. All qualified nominations will be posted on the CDN website. Winning solutions will be profiled in CDN Magazine and Direction Informatique, ITWC’s a French language publication devoted to the Quebec marketplace. Winners will also receive a digital badge for use on their websites and in social media to help gain industry-wide recognition and end-user exposure.