CDN Top 100 Solution Providers show highlights

CDN Top 100 Solution Providers show highlights


Each year Computer Dealer News, Canada’s IT voice for the channel since 1985, honours the best and brightest the Canadian solution provider community has to offer at the Top 100 rankings event in North Toronto.

CDN, along with our research partner IDC Canada, tallied the revenue of the top IT channel partners in the country and produced a scorecard for the industry. More than 200 senior channel executives attended the event to find out where they stood among their peers. This year’s event produced many surprises, including a new winner for the second year in a row, so click on the next slide to see who came on top.

Softchoice regains top spot at Top 100 event


SAP Canada’s Mark Cardiff presents Softchoice’s Eric Gardiner with the No. 1 Solution Provider of the Year award. Last year, Softchoice came in second after a seven year run at the top.

Read more about how Softchoice reclaimed top spot and how other solution providers ranked.

Top 100 workshop featuring IDC analysts


IDC Canada analyst Paul Edwards presents the finding of the 2013 CDN Channel Census.

For more on the Channel Census, check out this infographic

Tony Olvet of IDC Canada presented a secondary workshop on big data just before the start of the Top 100 gala.

CDN Video Mashup Booth was a big hit


Senior channel executive Dennis Brink of T4G participated in the first ever CDN Video Mashup. Brink is also the president of the International Association of Microsoft Certified Partners Canada.

To watch the video click here.

Great vendor tabletop areas at Top 100


Viewsonic’s director of channel and enterprise sales for North America, Colleen Browne, provides her last minute touches to the tabletop, which become a popular area of the Top 100 event.

Take a look back at Viewsonic’s 25 years in business.

Top 100 Solution Providers sponsors


This year’s Top 100 Solution Providers sponsors are (from the left) Mark Cardiff of SAP Canada, Gary Drysdale of HP Canada, Rick Reid of Tech Data Canada, Andrew Eppich of HP Canada, Gilles Philippe of Dell Canada and, in the centre, Colleen Browne of Viewsonic. Also in the photo is Paolo Del Nibletto, editor of CDN.

Many top executives attend the Top 100 show


Pictured here at the Top 100 event (starting from the left) are Linda Campeau of Tech Data Canada, Ed Vos of OnX, Maddy Dilski of Scalar Decisions and Roger Hamshaw of OnX.

Former Newcomers of the Year attend the Top 100


Pictured from the left Colin Lowe and Darryl Wilson of one time Newcomer of the Year Dimension Data Canada. This year’s best performing Newcomer was QRX Technology.

Food stations had Italian cuisine


The Top 100 Solution Providers event, held at the Paramount Conference and Event Venue in North Toronto, is known for its excellent food. The event features many Italian-themed delicious dishes, along with a sushi bar.

Top 100 Awards mean so much


OnX President Ed Vos offers his thanks to CDN editor and Top 100 host Paolo Del Nibletto. OnX placed No. 5 on this year’s list, and it was one of Vos’ stated goals to reach the CDN Top 5 during his tenure.

Learn more about what ONX is doing right.

Reaching for the top


Softchoice executives Patrick Duggan, Eric Gardiner and Brent Wells have some fun backstage at the Top 100 event. The three mimicked reaching for the brass ring with the Top Solution Provider of the Year award.

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