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ACN Arab Technology Awards winners announced

2009 ACN Arab Technology Award winners honoured at Gala Dinner

ACN Arab Technology Awards winners announced
The winners of the ACN Arab Technology Awards 2009.

The leading individuals and companies in the Middle East were honoured last night at the annual ACN Arab Technology Awards 2009.

The awards, which were hosted by ITP in association with sponsor Leviton, were presented at a gala dinner held in Dubai. The awards were established to recognise the companies, deployments and individuals that lead the Middle East market in terms of innovation and professional excellence.

In total, 16 awards were presented, honouring the region's top vertical projects, vendors, integrators, consultants and individuals. Marwan Al Ali from the Jumeirah Group scooped the trophy for CIO of the Year, while the UAE's Road and Transport Authority secured the award for Government Implementation of the Year. Other trophies on the night went EMW for best systems integrator and EMC for best software vendor, while enterprise titan HP secured best hardware vendor.

The event also included keynote addresses from Steve Guggenheimer, VP for OEMs at Microsoft, and Ahmed Al Mulla, VP of IT for Dubal.

The Winners

  • Government Implementation of the Year - Roads and Traffic Authority

  • Education Implementation of the Year - Supreme Education Council Qatar

  • Energy & Utilities Implementation of the Year - Zamil Industrial

  • Telecommunications Implementation of the Year - Mobily

  • Banking and Finance Implementation of the Year - Emirates NBD

  • Healthcare Implementation of the Year - National Guard Health Affairs (KSA)

  • Hospitality and Tourism Implementation of the Year - Saudi Airlines  

  • Green System Implementation of the Year - FVC

  • Enterprise Software Vendor of the Year - EMC

  • Enterprise Hardware Vendor of the Year - HP

  • Enterprise Security Vendor of the Year - Tipping Point

  • Enterprise Systems Integrator of the Year - EMW

  • Enterprise Service Provider/Consultant of the Year - eHosting DataFort

  • IT Department of the Year - Al Futtaim Technologies

  • Editor's Award for Outstanding Achievement - GV Rao, UDC Qatar

  • CIO of the Year - Marwan Al Ali, Jumeirah Group


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