Winners in the 2018 IAMCP Member Awards Program – Announced at MS Inspire

The International Association of Microsoft Channel Partners is proud to honor the top partners in the IAMCP global community for achieving partner-to-partner (P2P) excellence with solutions that drive customer value.

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The 2018 Winners

Congratulations to all the winners.

Worldwide Winner:

Wintellect

EMEA:

Gold: Mint Management Technologies

Silver: PE Dintsis

Bronze: Technology Associates

USA:

Gold: Wintellect

Silver: CEM Business Solutions

Bronze: ActionPoint

Canada:

Gold: Point Alliance Inc.

Silver: ITCloud.ca

Bronze (TIE): Dapasoft

Bronze (TIE): Optimus Information

LATAM:

Gold: Corporativo IT

APAC:

Gold: TechGyan

Silver: Metisc

Bronze (TIE): Unissoft Technology Co. Ltd.

Bronze (TIE): RackNap

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IAMCP Announces Finalists in the 2018 Global Partner-to-Partner Awards Program. Official Press release

International Association of Microsoft Channel Partners Congratulates All Finalists in the 2018 IAMCP Member Awards Program. Winners and Runners-Up to be announced at Microsoft Inspire in Las Vegas Tuesday, July 17th at 4 PM.

REDMOND, Wash. – June 28, 2018 – The International Association of Microsoft Channel Partners is delighted to recognize the top partners in the IAMCP global community for achieving excellence in partner-to-partner (P2P) solutions that drive customer value.

“Partners continue to drive innovation by taking advantage of the new opportunities that digital transformation and cloud technologies enable,” said award committee chairperson and former IAMCP President, Gail Mercer-MacKay. “Microsoft continues to build the best platforms for partners to invent new solutions that enable enterprises to thrive. Our IAMCP partner ecosystem encourages brilliant minds to work together where all of us can achieve more than what any of us could achieve individually.”

Partners submitted applications that identify the innovation, methods and new solutions they are co-creating to help customers compete. Solutions submitted include cloud computing, marketing innovation, collaboration and messaging, data analytics and business intelligence offerings. Regions represented include APAC, LATAM, EMEA, US and Canada. Through partnering, IAMCP members are shaping how businesses go to market around the world.

Finalists include ActionPoint, FMT Consultants, T4S Partners, AssureSign, New Horizons Learning Group, C3 Integrated Solutions, Bond Consulting Services, CEM Business Solutions, Dynamic Consultants Group, General Networks, ITK Solutions Group, Nerdio, Wintellect, Profisee, Queue Associates, Inc., Spektra Systems LLC, Metisc, VeriPark, Corporativo IT, Point Alliance Inc., DSCi, Full Contact Selling, Dapasoft, IT Cloud Solutions, Optimus Information, SherWeb, RackNap, TechGyan, Unissoft Technology Co Ltd., Mint Management Technologies, Exclaimer, Insight Technology Solutions AB, Acando AB, AccTech Systems, PE Dintsis, Connecting Software KG, PE Bredikhin, CAD R&D Progress, The Cloud Factory, Technology Associates, DAQUAS, Mercato Solutions Ltd., Kabel, Appxite, 1ClickFactory, Trustmarque, Hilal Computers Bahrain and Netsol Technologies.

The finalists have been recognized with logos to acknowledge their accomplishment. Regional and global winners will be announced in a special ceremony at Microsoft Inspire 2018 in Las Vegas. Due to the high number of entries, there will be gold, silver and bronze winners this year.

 

About IAMCP

The International Association of Microsoft Channel Partners (IAMCP) is the leading independent global organization for business networking in the Microsoft partner eco-system with 100+ chapters in over 40 countries around the world. IAMCP members represent the trusted, independent voice of the Microsoft partner community.

Microsoft Partners that are part of the IAMCP community typically enjoy significantly higher revenues and higher margins than their counterparts outside of the community. Members benefit from P2P relationships with other trusted members to generate these higher margins and deliver exceptional solutions and services to their customers. The IAMCP Member Awards Program Launched in 2015, the IAMCP Awards Program is designed to encourage and recognize Association members for the outstanding, innovative and creative products and services they deliver through trusted P2P and channel relationships. Winners and finalists benefit from increased recognition through press and social media. The winners will be announced at a special ceremony to be held during Microsoft Inspire 2018, which this year is being held in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Be Recognized at Microsoft Inspire – Win a 2018 IAMCP P2P Award

Dear IAMCP colleagues,

Do you have an innovative partnership (P2P) and customer story?

Get recognized at Inspire 2018 by your peers and by Microsoft.

It’s never been easier to share your success. We’ve made the entry SUPER SIMPLE.

Click here to tell your story now. Deadline is May, 29th.

Together, IAMCP partners are accomplishing amazing things! Tell us about the value you’ve delivered, how your customers have benefited, and how your company has grown because of partnering.

We want to celebrate YOU in Las Vegas!

Enter now.

Gail Mercer-MacKay
IAMCP Awards Chair

P2P Prometheus Award 2018 starts

Dear IAMCP members,

Each year the IAMCP provides an opportunity for Partners to recognize the Microsoft staff that work with them through the IAMCP Prometheus Awards. This is an important way to acknowledge and celebrate the people that make a real impact on Partner businesses. The awards recognize those who have provided an outstanding level of service to the Partner and will have shown exceptional commitment in supporting the Partners that they work with.

The IAMCP Prometheus Awards are presented annually to provide high-profile recognition of the top 5 representative regions. One award will be given in each of these 5 geographical areas.

Participating Regions 2018:

1. LATAM
2. CANADA
3. UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
4. EMEA

5. INDIA

 Prometheus Award winners will be recognized in Las Vegas during Microsoft Inspire and potentially locally at Partner Summits.

 Please submit your nomination using this form: https://tinyurl.com/yc7npgxg

The nomination period will close on 11th May, 2018

IAMCP have created a process that establishes specific rules for nomination, voting and execution of the IAMCP Prometheus Awards. These awards will be granted by the IAMCP to Microsoft employees worthy of such merit.

 Any member of the IAMCP can propose candidates for the awards:

  • The nomination may not be conditional on obtaining specific benefits, either for the company or person nominating the candidate. No monetary or other incentive is to be made to the person nominating a candidate.
  • All candidates must be serving as a Microsoft Full time employee.

JUDGING CRITERIA
A Winning “Prometheus” candidate will demonstrate the following:

BUSINESS & PARTNER MANAGEMENT
· Manages the appropriate number of skilled partners for the local market
· Participates in a sufficient number/quality of partner planning discussions in any one year
· Balances Microsoft requests for information from partners with commensurate value in return
· Organizes and facilitates executive meetings between partners and Microsoft
· Understands Partners’ business needs and priorities
· Clearly communicates the gives/gets of the Microsoft/Partner relationship
· Advocates for Partners within Microsoft / Acts as a positive Representative of the Microsoft ecosystem / Remains professional under difficult circumstances 

PARTNER READINESS
· Proactively shares information and facilitates early access to reliable information
· Fosters partners learning opportunities such as training/certification

PARTNER TO CUSTOMER 
· 
Gives partner visibility to customers through broad customer awareness and/or 1:1 connections
· Helps partners grow their revenue or become more efficient
· Funds the appropriate number and type of partner activities
· Assists in closing sales opportunities with partners / Accompany partner visits with customers
· Removes barriers to partner sale

TIMELINE

April 16th: Nomination period is open

May 07thFinal call for nominations
May 11thNominations close
May 14th – 18thJudging period

June 1st:  Award-winners notified. Also notification of winner to MS local, regional and WW
June 1th Runners up notified by IAMCP in conjunction with Microsoft
July 17th, 2018: Awards event at Microsoft Inspire

Please contact info@iamcp.org with any questions about the 
IAMCP Prometheus Awards 2018.

Best Regards

IAMCP International Prometheus Awards 2018 Committee.

 

Microsoft Inspire Speaker Nomination Form is now open

Dear IAMCP Colleagues,
The Microsoft Inspire Speaker Nomination Form is now open. This online form will allow Partners and Microsoft Subject Matter Experts to submit a session and speaker nomination for consideration at Microsoft Inspire.
The tool will close on Friday, April 13, 2018.
Below are the next steps/deadlines related to the Community Hub speaking opportunity:

Friday, March 16
Speaker Nomination Tool open – Nominate yourself or someone you know to speak!

Friday, April 13
Speaker Nomination Tool closes

Monday, April 16
Microsoft Inspire team will review submissions

Friday, April 20
Microsoft will communicate decision to submission owners
Detailed informational will be requested from content owners
For those selected, Microsoft may request revisions

Friday, April 27
Submission owners return revisions to Chelsea Hewitt
Thursday, May 3
Submission owners will provide final revisions

Monday, May 14
Sessions will be available to book in the session catalog

The Community Hub has 9 proposed topics for both the theater content and hot topic lounges for 2018:

  • Artificial Intelligence
    Diversity + Inclusion
    Big Data
    Internet of Things (IoT)
    Security (including GDPR)
    Partnering with Microsoft
    Partner-to-Partner (P2P)
    Skilling or Training
    Marketing/Social selling

If you have questions related to the tool, please email msinspirespkr@microsoft.com with questions. Any questions related to Community Hub, please contact Chelsea Hewitt at v-chhewi@microsoft.com

Best Regards,

Debra Pfundstein
IAMCP International Inspire Chair