Winners of the ACN Arab Technology Awards revealed
Notable winners include SAP MENA winning Enterprise Vendor of the Year, Etihad Group’s Rob Webb winning CIO of the Year.
The 12th edition of the annual Arabian Computer news Arab Technology Awards saw the attendance of over 300 of the industry's elite and leading IT personas, who came together under one roof to recognise and celebrate the achievements of their peers in this ever evolving industry.
Hosted at the Conrad Dubai over a lavish gala dinner, guests waited in anticipation as each of the 16 winners were announced. Also in attendance was the award's judging panel who deliberated over the 100+ nominations submitted for the ACN Arab Technology Awards.
This year's judging panel comprised of Megha Kumar from IDC, Haritha Ramachandran from Frost & Sullivan, Accenture's Asif Javed, Arthur D. Little's Andrea Faggiano, and Mark Plunkett, from CompTIA.
The ACN Arab Technology Awards 2016 was made possible thanks to the generosity of our sponsors, which included Presenting Sponsor, du, Platinum Sponsor, Dell EMC, Gold Sponsors, Vision Solution and Zservices, and our Knowledge Partner, Skyline University College.
Additionally, Avaya Managed Services, NextThink, and Finesse, served as the event's Category Sponsors, while CTM360 served as Cyber Security Partner. GITEX Technology Week 2016 served as the award's exhibition partner.
Notable winners from this year's edition of the awards included SAP MENA winning Enterprise Vendor of the Year for a third time in a row, Finesse nabbing Systems of Integrator of the Year, and Rob Webb, group CITO at Etihad Aviation Group, who won CIO of the Year.
Dubai Customs stole the spotlight winning a total of three awards: the Public Sector Implementation of the Year, IT Department of the Year, and Adel Housani, head of information security, won Young IT Professional of the Year.
Please full list of winners from the ACN Arab Technology Awards 2016:
Banking & Finance Implementation of the Year:
Winner: Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank
Best Digital Interactive Platform of the Year
Winner: Dubai Land Department
Education Implementation of the Year:
Winner: ITWORKX Education
Energy & Industry Implementation of the Year
Winner: Abu Dhabi Marine Operating Company
Healthcare Implementation of the Year:
Winner: Hamad Medical Corporation
Logistics, Transport & Aviation Implementation of the Year
Winner: Advanced Military Maintenance Repair & Overhaul Center
Retail & Trading Implementation of the Year:
Winner: AW Rostamani Group
Hospitality & Tourism Implementation of the Year:
Winner: IMG Worlds of Adventure
Public Sector Implementation of the Year:
Winner: Dubai Customs
Harnessing Innovation Award:
Winner: ITWORX Education
Systems of Integrator of the Year:
Services Provider of the Year:
Enterprise Vendor of the Year:
Winner: SAP MENA
Young IT Professional of the Year
Winner: Adel Housani, head of information security at Dubai Customs.
IT Department of the Year:
Winner: Dubai Customs
CIO of the Year:
Winner: RobWebb, group CITO at Etihad Aviation Group.