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ACN announces Arab Technology Awards 2011 winners

Arab Technology Award 2011 winners celebrated at gala dinner

ACN announces Arab Technology Awards 2011 winners
The winners of the 2011 Arab Technology Awards.

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


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