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ACN Arab Technology Awards 2017 shortlist revealed

The ACN Arab Technology Awards will once again be hosted at the Conrad Dubai

ACN Arab Technology Awards 2017 shortlist revealed
The awards will be held on the eve of the 9th October, 2017.

Following a call to arms for nominations from across various industries in the GCC, as well as a brief debate, the shortlist for the ACN Arab Technology Awards 2017 is now ready to be unveiled.

The final winners will be announced at a lavish gala dinner at the Conrad Dubai on the 9th October, 2017. Shortlisted nominees will receive five complimentary seats.

This year's awards have been made possible by Presenting Sponsor du, Platinum Sponsors, Dell EMC and Avaya, Silver Sponsors, Focus Softnet and CentraHub,  Category Sponsor, Ehrhardt + Partner, and GBM.

For sponsorship opportunities, contact Josephine D'Sa, at josephine.dsa@itp.com

For general information on the ACN Arab Technology Awards, please visit https://www.itp.net/acnawards, or contact Brian McNamara - brian.mcnamara@itp.com.

For any other queries, contact Alexander Sophoclis Pieri, editor, Arabian Computer news at alexander.pieri@itp.com

The shortlisted nominees this year are:


Banking & Finance Implementation of the Year

  • Al Mawarid Bank
  • Emirates NBD
  • Islamic Development Bank
  • yallacompare

CIO of the Year

  • Abdalla Ahmed Al Ali, IT director, Dubai Multi Commodity Center (DMCC)
  • Ashith Piriyattiah, the group head for IT at Al Masah Capital Management
  • Kumar Prasoon, Group CIO at Century Malls - Al Safeer Group
  • Imad Taha, Group CIO of Belhasa International Group
  • Khaleel Al Hammadi, Ajman Police GHQ

Education Implementation of the Year

  • King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST)
  • Al Najah Education
  • Sabari Indian School

Energy & Industry Implementation of the Year

  • Havelock AHI
  • Kuwait National Petroleum Company (KNPC) - Several projects
  • SIDDCO Group

Enterprise Vendor of the Year

  • Avaya
  • Amazon Web Services
  • Dell EMC
  • Aruba, a HPE company
  • Palo Alto Networks
  • SAP
  • VMware
  • Huawei Middle East

Driving Digital Transformation Award

  • Dubai Multi Commodity Center (DMCC)
  • Al Masah Capital Management
  • Dell EMC
  • Finesse
  • Ministry of Finance
  • Al Safeer Group
  • Aldar Properties

Healthcare Implementation of the Year

  • Dubai Health Authority
  • Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA) - Several projects
  • Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP Ministry of Health, UAE) - Several Projects
  • King Khalid University Hospital
  • yallacompare

Hospitality & Tourism Implementation of the Year

  • Rotana Group
  • Al Murooj Rotana
  • Emirates Palace Hotel

IT Department of the Year

  • Abu Dhabi Police GHQ
  • DMCC
  • General Civil Aviation Authority
  • Ministry of Finance
  • Ajman Police

Logistics, Transport & Aviation Implementation of the Year

  • dnata
  • Center for Regulation of Transport by Hire Cars (TransAD)
  • Gulf Air
  • flydubai

Public Sector Implementation of the Year

  • Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA)
  • Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) Courts
  • Dubai Roads and Transport Authority
  • Electronic Government Authority, Government of Ras Al Khaimah
  • Ministry of Finance, UAE
  • Ministry of Municipality and Rural Affairs (MOMRA)
  • Dubai Customs
  • The Mohammed Bin Rashid Housing Establishment

Retail & Trading Implementation of the Year

  • Fractal Systems FZCO
  • HomeCentre
  • Al Safeer Group
  • Aldar Properties

Services Provider of the Year

  • eHosting DataFort
  • Finesse
  • Xerox

Systems Integrator of the Year

  • Condo Protego
  • Etisalat
  • Finesse
  • Help AG
  • KeyBS DMCC
  • GBM

Young IT Professional of the Year

  • Aniwar Barrak Alnowh, Head Project-Refinery Support Systems, Kuwait National Petroleum Company (KNPC)
  • Mohammad Khaled Al Hassan, Regulation & Supervision Bureau, UAE
  • Fadhel Mandani, Manager IT Infrastructure, Air Arabia
  • Rami Kamel, Senior Information Security Analyst, Ajman Police
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