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GEC Media pays tribute to frontline workers at dazzling awards ceremony

On December 6, at the V Hotel in Habtoor City, GEC Media Group paid homage to our unsung heroes. Frontline workers are a key reason why the wheels of global economy are continuing to spin, despite the pandemic. These are the people who are making things happen, across industries and sectors.

GEC Media Group proudly honoured them and highlighted their contribution over an evening filled with awards and entertainment. This was also GEC’s first hybrid event, held in-person as well as streamed online and made available all over the world.

Currently in its 7th edition, the GEC Awards 2020 recognised over 42 regional technology channel players who have brought innovative solutions to the table and helped customers sail through this pandemic.

The compere was the evening was Karan. The event started with welcome notes by Ronak Samantaray, CEO, GEC Media Group; Anushree Dixit, Global Head Content and Strategic Alliance, GEC Media Group; and Arun Shankar, Editor, GEC Media Group. This gave way to the first set of awards, for Top Distributor.

And the winners were…

TOP DISTRIBUTOR Data Center Solutions Malco Technologies
TOP DISTRIBUTOR Infrastructure Ingram Micro
TOP DISTRIBUTOR Specialized Cyber Security Solutions EMT Distribution
TOP DISTRIBUTOR Network Security Spectrami
TOP DISTRIBUTOR Channel Enablement VAD Technologies
TOP DISTRIBUTOR Daa Management StorIT Distribution
TOP DISTRIBUTOR PC & Compute Asbis Middle East
TOP DISTRIBUTOR Cloud Redington Value
TOP PARTNER Workforce Reskilling Spectrum Networks
TOP DISTRIBUTOR Unified Storage Data care LLC
TOP DISTRIBUTOR Enterprise Security Spire Solutions
TOP DISTRIBUTOR VAD of the Year Mindware

The first set of awards were followed by an entertaining game of acting out the word, an inspiring video compilation highlighting the critical role frontline workers are playing, followed by an enthralling dance session.

Next up, was the second set of awards, given in the Top Reseller category. The winners were…

TOP RESELLER Security RNS Technologies
TOP SI IT Infrastructure BITS Secure IT Infrastructure
Top BT Solution Storage Synology Inc.
Top Business Transformation Initiative Healthcare Zulekha Hospitals
Top Business Transformation Initiative Green Data Center Moro Hub

The awards evening was interspersed with video compilations of frontline workers and the role they are playing in helping organisations survive this pandemic. CxOs from various organisations thanked them ardently, and highlighted the human, and humane, aspect of their contribution.

The third set of awards were in the Top Vendor category.

TOP VENDOR Networking Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company
TOP VENDOR Enterprise Solutions Zebra Technologies
TOP VENDOR Endpoint Security Cybereason
TOP VENDOR Email Security Keepnet Labs LTD
TOP VENDOR Flash Storage Pure Storage
TOP VENDOR Enterprise Communications TalariaX Pte Ltd
TOP VENDOR Data Management Solutions Commvault
TOP VENDOR DNS Security Infoblox
TOP VENDOR Hyper Converged Infrastructure Nutanix
TOP VENDOR Secure Identity Solutions ARCON Techsolutions Pvt Ltd.
TOP VENDOR Enterprise Solutions Veeam Software
TOP VENDOR -AI Multi-Cloud Juniper Networks
TOP VENDOR Hybrid Cloud Netapp
TOP VENDOR Cyber Security SonicWall

The break after these awards was literally full of laugher. The compere called on stage four participants who had to mimic the laugher of a character from a popular Bollywood film. This gave way to dancers from the USA, which also happened to be the last dance of the evening. The awards concluded with the fourth and final set.

TOP VENDOR Network Security Sophos
TOP VENDOR Enterprise Security Pulse Secure
TOP VENDOR Privileged Access Management BeyondTrust
TOP VENDOR Data Protection Veritas
Top Vendor Memory Solutions Toshiba
TOP VENDOR Digital Transformation Dell Technologies

The evening wrapped up with an award for the best dressed lady and gentleman, a group picture, followed by dinner and networking.


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