Awards honour IT leaders

The winners of the ACN Arab Technology Awards are revealed

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Awards honour IT leaders Awards recognise world-class projects and implementations, leading vendor contributions and outstanding individual efforts. (ITP Images)
By  Mark Sutton Published  October 16, 2012

The eighth annual Arabian Computer News Arab Technology Awards were presented last night to honour the leaders in the Middle East enterprise IT sector in the last 12 months.

The Arab Technology Awards recognise world-class projects and implementations, leading vendor contributions and outstanding individual efforts.

The awards were presented during a gala dinner at the Jumeirah Beach Hotel, held as part of GITEX TECHNOLOGY WEEK.

To see our gallery of winners, click here.

Sixteen awards were presented this year, in recognition of the best projects and most innovative implementations in the fields of public sector, energy & industry, banking & finance, and hospitality & tourism, with honours going to HCT Abu Dhabi, Dubal, Emirates NBD and Gulf Air.

In the awards for individuals and teams that stood out for excellence and performance, Emirates Driving Institute took home the award for IT Department of the Year; Rising Star of the Year was Alok Srivastava of Masdar, and Ahmad Almulla, vice president of IT at Dubal, was presented with the prestigious CIO of the Year Award.

The awards were judged by an esteemed panel of industry figures, including previous Arab Technology Awards winners Lamya Altabtebai of Kuwait International Bank and Ian McKenzie of Emirates College for Advanced Education; Andy Baul-Lewis of Frost & Sullivan; and Rania Hadi, William Kanaan, Charbel Sarkes and Hatim Alkahily, all of who work for Google in the region.

The awards were kindly sponsored by du, HP, Skyline University College, McAfee, Mideast Data Systems, Kyocera and YouBook.

To see our gallery of winners, click here.


Winners of the 2012 Arab Technology Awards 2012

Public Sector Service Implementation of the Year       Higher Colleges of Technology, Abu Dhabi

Banking & Finance Sector Implementation of the Year          Emirates NBD

Energy & Industry Implementation of the Year           DUBAL

Hospitality & Tourism Implementation of the Year    Gulf Air

 Systems Integrator of the Year      Emitac Enterprise Solutions

IT Services Provide of the Year     Mideast Data Systems

Enterprise Hardware Vendor of the Year           Cisco

Enterprise Software Vendor of the Year             SAP

Enterprise Security Vendor of the Year    Symantec

Enterprise Cloud & Virtualisation Vendor of the Year            HP

Enterprise Storage & Management Vendor of the Year          EMC

Enterprise Infrastructure Vendor of the Year   Cisco

Outstanding Contribution to the ICT Industry            McAfee

IT Department of the Year            Emirates Driving Institute

Rising Star     Alok Srivastava

CIO of the Year        Ahmad Al Mulla

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