GEC Media gives away top business transformation awards at gala night

Organised by GEC Media Group, the 6th edition of the GEC Awards roared its way to a houseful theatre as over 230 stalwarts, veterans and leaders from the IT industry walked the red carpet on 1st October at The Rixos Premium JBR. Over the years, the GEC Awards 2019 has emerged as one of the most pivotal recognition in the industry that felicitates the achievements of the IT solution and service providers in the Middle East and Africa region. This year the GEC Awards committee received over 246 nominations in 72 categories, out of which 64 companies emerged as winners.

The event, held in Bollywood theme, was indeed a star-studded affair. The opening keynote was done by Haidi Nossair, Marketing Director MERAT followed by a market intelligence keynote by CONTEXT that was addressed by Timothy Davies and Guruvan.

The sponsors and partners of the 2019 edition were; Dell Technologies, Veritas, Bulwark Technologies, A10 Networks, Finesse, Rittal, Kingston Technologies, Talariax and Context.

“As we celebrate the sixth anniversary of The GEC Awards, GEC Media Group are also unveiling our new brand identity – Committed. Passionate. Responsible. GEC’s vision 2023 is also aimed at walking towards rekindling these key words in whatever products and solutions we bring to the market and pioneering the motto of One Voice, One Industry,” said Ronak Samantaray, CEO, GEC Media Group.

“This year we are celebrating 6th year of The GEC Awards. Over the years, the awards have been recognized as one of the most benchmark events in the region. This year we felicitated 64 companies for their outstanding merit in imbibing the ‘change’ culture in enterprises and fearless transformation. We are also thankful to our valued sponsors and partners for their extended support” said Anushree Dixit, Editor at GEC Media Group.

Going by the tradition, the GEC Awards 2019 also crowned its Hero and Heroine. Samer Semaan of Pure Storage and Sahiqa Bennett of Searchie were the best dressed at the event.

The gala night was also attended by dignitaries that included; Col. Saeed Al Hajri, Director of Cybercrime Dept of Dubai Police, Captain Abdullah Al Shehhi, Deputy Director of Cybercrime Department, Dubai Police; Hamad Khalifa, Head of Telecom Division, Infrastructure Department ; Ahmed Abdulsamad Al Hammadi, Director IT,  Abu Dhabi Municipality; Dr.Esam AlFalasi, Director IT, Ministry of Economy amongst others.

The winners of 2019 are;

Top Distributor Infrastructure VAD Technologies
Top Distributor Channel Partner Network Sariya Company Limited
Top Distributor Storage ASBIS Middle East
Top Distributor Digital Transformation Mindware
DevOps Service Partner StorIT
Top VAD Security – Partner Excellence Bulwark Technologies
Security VAD of The Year StarLink
Disruptive VAD Spire Solutions
Top VAD of the Year redington Gulf
Top SI Infrastructure STME
Top SI Security Mideast Data Systems (MDS UAE)
Top SI Managed Services Bits Secure IT Infrastructure LLC
Top SI Surveillance KTC International LLC
Top SI Storage Tuqnia LLC
Top SI BI Specialization Finesse
Start-up SI of the Year TechnePlus
Top Reseller Storage Datacare LLC
Top Reseller Storage eSolutions Data Management
Top Reseller Cloud Solid Computers
Top Reseller Information Security SecureTech
Project Execution Government Minsitry of Economy
Project Execution Government Dubai Police
Project Execution Government Abu Dhabi Police
Project Execution Real Estate & Construction AZIZI Developments
Project Execution Manufacturing GARMCO
Top Vendors Networking Aruba, HPE Company
Top Vendors Manufacturing Epicor Software Corp
Top Vendors Transportation & Logistics ZEBRA Technologies Europe Limited
Top Vendors Enterprise Solution Pure Storage
Top Vendors Enterprise Solution – Data Protection Kingston Technology
Top Vendors Data center eHosting DataFort
Top Vendors Risk Management SAI Global
Top Vendors Enterprise Solution – ERP Sage
Top Vendors Endpoint Security Bitdefender
Top Vendors Enterprise Security A10 Networks
Top Vendors Networking Security Sophos
Top Vendors Secure Identity Solutions BeyondTrust
Top Vendors Converged Infrastructure NetApp
Top Vendors Hyperconverged Infrastructure Nutanix
Top Vendor Data Availability Veeam
TOP Vendors IOT Dell Technologies
Top Vendor Physical IT Infrastructure Rittal Middle East
Top Vendor Multi-cloud Juniper Networks
Top Vendor SMB Networking DLink
Top Vendor Data Management Veritas Technologies LLC
Digital Transformation Vendor of the Year Dell Technologies
BT Futuristic Mobility thyssenkrupp Elevator AG
BT Futuristic Blockchain DEX Holding Ltd
BT Futuristic Cyber Security Guardian One Technologies DMCC
BT Futuristic Cloud 2CRSI
BT Futuristic Startup – AI Searchie
BT Futuristic Automation GAVS Technologies
BT Solution Healthcare Healthigo
BT Solution Government ServiceNow
BT Solution Energy SAP
BT Solution Telecom TPL Maps
BT Solution AI – Powered CDP Exponea
BT Initiative Enabling Partner Emitac Enterprise Solutions LLC
BT Initiative Education GEMS Education
BT Initiative Logistics Saiber Innovation & Constellation Marine
BT Initiative Government Abu Dhabi Municipality
Editor’s Choice Award Top PR Agency 2019 Procre8