Channel Innovation Awards offer new opportunities for recognition

UPDATE: The Channel Innovation Award deadline has been extended one week.

It’s summer time and the living is easy….unless you’ve missed the deadline to submit your Channel Innovation Awards.

AT ITWC we understand. That’s why we have extended the awards nomination deadline until Aug. 17.

A few minutes spent today could land you on the stage this fall accepting an award in front of your industry peers.

There are a dozen Channel Innovation Award categories. Choose the one that’s right for your business.


Awards will be presented at the Channel Innovation Awards Gala set for September 24.

If you are doing something new and different in the channel, CDN is giving you the chance to flaunt it.

“The channel may have a reputation for being a little conservative, but with the new generation of channel players we see emerging, there are a lot of interesting approaches bubbling up,” says CDN editor Alex Coop. “We developed the Channel Innovation Awards to point the spotlight on that fresh thinking.”

Four new categories for  2019 should broaden the range of organizations interested in participating. New categories this year include Top Open Source SolutionTop Solution Transforming WorkspacesTop Solution Provider Supporting Sustainability  and the CDN Award for Diversity and Inclusion.

Those categories include top solution impacting workspaces, the program or solution impacting sustainability, top partner program and the CDN Award recognizing inclusion and diversity in the channel.

“It’s not just about unique solutions anymore, but it’s also about innovative approaches,” said Coop. “The channel is changing and our awards program is changing with it.”

Nominations can come from the implementors of the solutions or the partner that made the implementation possible. The most successful nominations focus on a specific story or case study where the impact has been measurable.

The categories

Best FinTech Solution

Best Security Solution

Top Data Management Solution

Top Collaborative Solution Transforming Workspaces

Top Open Source Solution  

Top Solution Supporting Business Agility

Top (Federal/Provincial/Municipal) Government Solution

Top Solution Provider Supporting Sustainability

CDN Award for Diversity and Inclusion

Most Innovative Channel Partnership Program

Next Generation Channel Innovator (under 3 years in business)

Disruptor of the Year

and the Solution Provider of the Year, selected by judges and awarded to an organization that has demonstrated excellence by adapting quickly to the ever-changing tech space, providing quality service, and providing its customers with solutions proven to make their businesses more efficient.

Get your nominations in today 

All submissions will be evaluated by a panel of independent judges. The winners will be recognized at the Channel Innovation Awards gala on September 24 in Woodbridge.

The deadline for nominations is Aug. 12.

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Steve is Vice-President Marketing and Communication with ITWC. He spent 25 years in progressively senior positions as a journalist and editor with the Halifax Herald, with his final ten years as Business Editor. He has published two books and his freelance articles have appeared in national and regional magazines. He has led social media and communication efforts for two crowdfunding ventures and written and directed numerous dinner theatres for charitable endeavours.

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