VMware software powers the world’s complex digital infrastructure, enabled by their 75,000 strong partner ecosystem. The company’s compute, cloud, mobility, networking and security offerings provide a dynamic and efficient digital foundation to over 500,000 customers globally, made possible only by the commitment and performance of their partners.
On May 24, 2018 in Scottsdale, Arizona, VMware hosted their third annual Partner Leadership Summit. The main highlight of the Summit was the announcement of the Partner Innovation Awards, where VMware commends the outstanding achievements and professional excellence of its’ partners over the last year. The recognized qualities include performance in routes to market, functional areas, focus solutions, as well as strategic IT priorities and other key categories.
Both regional and global partners of VMware attended the invite-only event, which served as an excellent opportunity for leading executives in the field to consort with each other, as well as with VMware’s own corporate leaders. A wide variety of interactive sessions were on offer, designed to enhance strategic planning and accelerate execution at every level of a partner’s organization. Executive group discussions and customer use case presentations gave perspectives on business challenges and highlighted best practices in different partner entities. The Summit also provided an opportunity for guests to take a detailed look into the upcoming VMware strategy, paving way for mutual success over the remaining months of 2018 and beyond.
During the Partner Innovation Award ceremonies, Vice President of Worldwide Channels Jenni Flinders praised the calibre of work being done by VMware partners, with an emphasis on the benefits of teamwork and collaboration. “We are pleased to recognize all of our 2018 VMware Partner Innovation Awards winners. VMware partners consistently deliver value and performance to a dynamic set of businesses globally, and together, we provide organizations with a digital foundation that helps them thrive in today’s competitive business environment.”
Partner Innovation Award honorees received awards in 17 global and 14 regional categories for outstanding performance and notable achievements. There categories included Education, Emerging Markets Distributor, Cloud Provider, Global Distributor, Marketing, Strategic Alliance, Empower the Digital Workspace amongst others.
Congratulations to all of the recipients of Partner Innovation awards, and thank you to all of the attending partner companies for your participation. VMware is looking forward to celebrating many more years of partnership, and successes in innovation for business and society. To see the full list of award categories and recipients, please click here.