ACN announces Arab Technology Awards 2011 winners
Arab Technology Award 2011 winners celebrated at gala dinner
The Annual Arabian Computer News Arab Technology Awards were presented last night in recognition of the outstanding work carried out in the Middle East enterprise market over the past 12 months.
The awards honoured the world-class projects and implementations, leading vendor contributions, and outstanding individual efforts.
This year's awards were presented at a glittering gala dinner at Dubai's Armani Hotel, held last night in parallel with GITEX Technology Week.
More than 300 leading technology professionals attended the ceremony.
This year's Awards had multiple categories, including a lifetime achievement award, project awards that recognised successful deployments carried out by end users from a number of verticals, the leading vendors in a variety of enterprise segments, and the CIO and IT department at the top of their profession.
Among the top awards, Lamya Altabtebai, Kuwait International Bank was selected as CIO of the Year, while Ian McKenzie, Emirates College for Advanced Education, received an Outstanding Contribution Award.
The winners in full:
Public Service Implementation Winner: Emirates Identity Authority
Systems Integrator of the Year Winner: International Turnkey Solutions
IT Service Provider of the Year Winner: eHosting DataFort
SME Vendor of the Year Winner: Kaspersky Lab
Hospitality and Tourism Implementation Winner: Emirates Flight Catering
Retail and Distribution Implementation Winner: DHL Express UAE
Energy, Telecoms and Industry Implementation Winner: Abu Dhabi Ports Company
Education Implementation Winner: Kuwait Ministry of Education
Public Health Implementation Winner: Al Mashfa Hospital
Banking and Finance Implementation Winner: American Express Middle East
Enterprise Security Vendor of the Year Winner: McAfee
Enterprise Cloud and Virtualisation Vendor Winner: Citrix
Enterprise Hardware Vendor of the Year Winner: HP Middle East
Enterprise Infrastructure Vendor Winner: EMC
Enterprise Software Vendor of the Yea Winner: SAP
Rising Star of the Year Winner: Balqees Zainal, du
IT Department of the Year Winner: Dubai Bank
CIO of the Year Lamya Altabtebai, Kuwait International Bank
Outstanding Contribution Award Ian McKenzie, Emirates College for Advanced Education