NME Innovation Awards final shortlist released

A final list of over a hundred award nominations remain across 16 categories

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NME Innovation Awards final shortlist released The Awards ceremony will be held on the 28th of February in Dubai.
By  David Ndichu Published  February 6, 2017

Network Middle East has released the final shortlist for the 2017 Innovation Awards.

A final list of 87 award nominations remain from the initial list of nominations across the 16 categories.

As expected, competition was intense in the Networking Vendor of the Year and Security Vendor of the Year on the vendor side as well as Fixed Networking Project of the Year and Unified Communications Implementation Project of the Year on the end user categories.

There were also a large number of entries for Data Centre Project of the Year reflecting continued investments in next generation data centres for regional organisations keen to digitally transform their businesses.

The names of shortlisted organisations and individuals have been forwarded to judges who will select the overall winners. 

The Awards ceremony will be held on the 28th of February in Dubai.

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The final shortlist is below:

Cabling Vendor of the Year
Leviton
Norden Communication Middle East
Siemon

Cloud Implementation of the Year
Bahrain Olympic Committee
du Enterprise - Cloud Services
eHosting DataFort
King Abdulaziz City for Science & Technology - Public Cloud
Nakilat - SAP Cloud Platform
VIVA AND AVAYA

Data Centre Project of the Year
Bahrain Olympic Committee
du Enterprise - Managed datacentre
Etisalat
FOSS for the Design/Installation of Borouge Data Centre
Gulf Air
Kuwait National Petroleum Company (KNPC)
Schneider Electric

Fixed Networking Implementation Project of the Year

Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise - RTA

Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise - Medcare
Avaya and Rotana Group
Avaya and Bahrain Petroleum Company (Bapco)
Bank Sohar S.O.A.G
D-Link Middle East & Africa & Systec Abu Dhabi
FOSS AWFON Project - ADAC
Gulf Air

Network Management Vendor of the Year

Infoblox

ManageEngine
Riverbed Technology

Networking Professional of the Year (End User)

Aliasgar Bohari- Director, ICT, Zulekha Healthcare Group

Dr. Jassim Haji-ICT Director Gulf Air
Mohammad Khaled Al Hassan- Regulation & Supervision Bureau, Abu Dhabi
Sohrab Ashab Khan-Bank Sohar S.A.O.G

Networking Professional of the Year (Vendor)

Ahmed Auda - Managing Director - MENA, VMware

Amanulla Khan - Managing Director, Linksys, META
Condo Protego - Savitha Bhaskar
Denny Liagn-VP MEA TP-LINK
Sakkeer Hussain - Sales & Marketing Director at D-Link MEA

Networking Vendor of the Year

Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise

Avaya
Cisco
D-Link Middle East & Africa
Dell EMC
InfiNet Wireless
Juniper Networks
TP-Link

Security Implementation Project of the Year

Bahrain Olympic Committee

du Enterprise - Managed Security Services
Gulf Air
RTA ISMS Implementation and Certification
RTA SIEM & SOC Implementation

Security Vendor of the Year

Cisco

F5 Networks
Fortinet
Kaspersky Lab
Mimecast Limited
Palo Alto Networks
Sophos

Storage Implementation of the Year

EXTRA IT Team

Gulf Air
USEK University library digitisation project by Dell EMC

Storage Vendor of the Year

Dell EMC

Hitachi Data Systems
Mimecast Limited
Pure Storage
Synology

Systems Integrator of the Year

Alpha Data Group

Condo Protego
FINESSE
Help AG

Unified Communications Implementation of the Year

Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise - Emirates Palace

Avaya & King Faisal Specialist Hospital
du Enterprise - Collaborative Workspace
Etisalat
EXTRA IT Team
Gulf Air
Roads & Transport Authority and Avaya
Smart Small Claims Tribunal-Skype for Business
Zulekha Hospitals and Avaya

Unified Communications Vendor of the Year

Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise

Avaya
Cisco
Polycom

Wireless Implementation of the Year

Avaya and Rotana Group

Bahrain Olympic Committee
EXTRA IT Team
Gulf Air
Vodafone Qatar
YBA Kanoo and Avaya

Further, as targeted attacks wreak havoc across the region, Network Middle East this year seeks to recognise an organisation that is bringing innovation to the cyber security scene in the region through product differentiation via a unique product line. The Editors at NME want to recognise CTM360 for the Cybersecurity Innovation Award for its solution that enables organisations manage their cyber footprint and extending that to Social Media.

 

 

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