Winners of the Intelligent CIO Technology Excellence Awards 2016

Winners of the Intelligent CIO Technology Excellence Awards 2016

Organisations playing a pivotal role in the development of the ICT sector in the Middle East came together to attend the iconic Intelligent CIO Technology Excellence Awards 2016, hosted by Lynchpin Media and sponsored by CNet Training, Fortinet, ITSec, Citrix and Equinix. This ceremony, being the first of its kind in the region, marked the beginning of celebrating industry experts and companies who work tirelessly to push the margins of excellence and implement best practices across the technology spectrum.

The award ceremony took place at the Westin Hotel in Al Habtoor City, Dubai, on May 11, 2016, and honoured companies and end-user individuals that have shown outstanding examples of IT implementation excellence and pioneering spirit in their chosen field of specialisation in the past year. A nomination process was put into place to identify candidates for various categories, thereafter, a prestigious panel of judges convened to select winners. The panel consisted of Eliot Beer, a regional industry expert who has worked across some of the region’s most respected IT publications; Ivan Kraemer, former regional leader of HP and Potential and Chris Moore, former consultant and regional expert for numerous companies (including Trend Micro).

A total of 22 awards were presented at the event, the details of which are as follows:

Vendor awards:

Intelligent Cabling Vendor of the Year

Excel Networking Solutions

Intelligent Cloud Vendor of the Year


Intelligent Data Centre Vendor of the Year


Intelligent Green Technology Vendor of the Year


Intelligent Mobile Technology Vendor of the Year


Intelligent Networking Vendor of the Year

Riverbed Technologies

Intelligent Enterprise Security Vendor of the Year


Intelligent Software for Businesses Vendor of the Year

Veeam Software

Service Provider Product Awards:

Intelligent Training Provider of the Year

CNet Training

Intelligent Security Integrator of the Year

Help AG

Intelligent System Integrator of the Year

EMW Middle East

Intelligent Managed Service Provider of the Year


Intelligent Cabling Project of the Year

Oman Data Park (ODP)

Intelligent Cloud Project of the Year

Abu Dhabi Marine Operating Company

Intelligent Data Centre Project of the Year

UAE Exchange

Intelligent Green Technology Project of the Year


Intelligent Mobile Technology Project of the Year


Intelligent Networking Project of the Year

Dubai World Trade Centre

Intelligent Enterprise Security Project of the Year


Intelligent Software for Businesses Project of the Year

The Electronic Government (EGA) of Ras Al-Khaimah

End-user Awards:

Intelligent IT Team of the Year

Gulf Air

Intelligent CIO of the Year

Ali Abdul Aziz Al Ali at ADNOC

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