IMPACT Awards 15th Anniversary

Microsoft IMPACT Awards

July 16, 2018 | Las Vegas, Nevada

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About IMPACT Awards

Each year, Microsoft Canada hosts the IMPACT Awards to celebrate innovation in technology recognizing the outstanding work our partners do to deliver virtually seamless solutions to customers. The IMPACT Awards showcase the excellence and innovation within our Canadian Partner community.

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Kevin Peesker

PresidentMicrosoft Canada

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Charlotte Burke

Vice President, OCPMicrosoft Canada

I'm thrilled with the group we have, the finalists and the winners. We had a great lineup of incredible solutions that represent the DNA of Canada,

Jason Brommet, Channel Chief Canada.

2018 Categories

The 2018 categories for IMPACT Awards bring with them categories that reflect areas in which Microsoft is growing and transforming.

Please note: Categories are subject to change until the nomination tool opens.

2018 Impact Awards categories and criteria
Modern Workplace Innovation Award
This Award recognizes a partner that delivers value to customers through innovative solutions on Microsoft 365 enabling and empowering businesses to achieve more. The winning nomination will showcase the value of delivering a Microsoft 365 (Office 365, Windows 10, and Enterprise Security + Mobility) innovative solution either by deploying the full set of offerings directly or with other partners.
Application Innovation Award
The Application Innovation Award recognizes a partner who has delivered an omni-channel solution based on Microsoft’s App Development, Data, and AI platform capabilities. The winning solution will reach consumers or employees through multiple device form factors with a focus on increase revenue, consumer satisfaction, or employee productivity. The solution must be based on Microsoft Azure and should also leverage a mix of emerging technologies, such as; Artificial Intelligence, Cognitive Services, Machine Learning, Internet of Things, Blockchain, and/or Augmented/Virtual/Mixed Reality.
Infrastructure Innovation Award
The Infrastructure Innovation Award recognizes a partner who has delivered an infrastructure managed service driving acquisition of customers at scale, potentially using large SAP/Citrix/Red Hat deployment, high performance computing and/or serverless computing. The winner will demonstrate innovation, competitive differentiation, and customer value that results in a profitable business while showcasing the benefits of using Microsoft Azure services.
Industry Innovation Award for Commercial: Manufacturing, Retail or Financial Services
This Award recognizes partners who has provided innovative solutions using our platforms to to deliver new value and connected experiences to thrive in the digital age. The winning nomination will demonstrate industry knowledge and expertise, as well as consistent, high-quality, predictable service or solutions to Manufacturing, Retail or Financial Services customers. Successful entrants will also demonstrate business leadership and success through strong growth in new customer additions and revenue by leveraging latest Microsoft technology as their solution platform.
Modern Marketing Innovation Award
The Modern Marketing Partner of the Year Award recognizes a partner who is using modern/digital marketing practices to acquire, convert and retain customers. The Modern Marketing Innovation Award recognizes an exceptional partner who excels at developing and delivering the use of campaigns using SEO, SEM, Search, Content Marketing or Social and demonstrates their Impact to drive leads and opportunities.
Commercial SMB Western Partner of the Year
This Award recognizes an SMB partner in the Western region of Canada that has delivered against the evolving needs of their customers and have also taken great strides to not only transform their businesses, but to continue to set the bar for this within their industries. The winning nomination will showcase a partner that has demonstrated innovation through the delivery of a solution that results in a profitable business that showcases the benefits of using Microsoft Cloud services in one or more of the Solution Areas: Modern Workplace, Business Applications, Data and AI, Applications and Infrastructure.
Breakthrough Partner of the Year
This award recognizes a partner that has showcased innovation through developing customer solutions that serve as a source of inspiration for the entire channel. These solutions leverage a keen understanding of the digital transformation both partners and customers are going through and set a gold standard for market opportunities. The winning nomination will showcase a partner that has developed an innovative solution using more than one of our solution area’s and demonstrates a repeatable solution that drives value to the customer’s core business.
Winning Together Award
This award recognizes partners who have collaboratively delivered an innovative and successful solution to a customer leveraging Microsoft-based technology. Microsoft’s partner ecosystem has one of the most active and diverse networks in the world, with infinite opportunities for partners to build relationships with other Microsoft partners.

A critical aspect of “winning together” is collaboration between Microsoft partners, where they leverage each other’s diverse strengths to solve increasingly complex customer problems. This award was designed to showcase how our partners, by working together, have built positive and profitable businesses and how the breadth of Microsoft’s products and the solutions built upon them, can combine to create the unique and differentiated solutions and practices that allowed them to compete and thrive.
Data and AI Innovation Award
This Award recognizes a partner who has used the power of advanced analytics, machine learning, and AI, to derive insights to help their customers optimize operations, drive innovation, and deliver value to the company and its customers.
Innovation with Hardware Award
The Innovation with Hardware award focuses on partners who have utilized a mix of unique software and/or services to romance Microsoft’s first party hardware capabilities to help organizations transform the ways they work, create, collaborate and learn. The solution must include a mix of unique software or services paired with one or more categories of first party hardware, including HoloLens, Surface Hub, Surface Book, Surface Pro, Surface Laptop and Surface Studio
Business Applications Innovation Award
This Award recognizes a partner who has delivered an innovative solution using Microsoft Dynamics 365 to enable end-to-end intelligent business applications in the cloud. The winning nomination will have demonstrated consistent, high-quality; predictable service to Microsoft Dynamics customers, helping to ensure significant business benefits from their Microsoft Dynamics 365 investments
Industry Innovation Award for Public Sector: Government, Security and Healthcare
This Award recognizes partners who has provided innovative solutions using our platforms to deliver new value and connected experiences to thrive in the digital age. The winning nomination will demonstrate industry knowledge and expertise, as well as consistent, high-quality, predictable service or solutions to Government, Security and/or Healthcare customers. Successful entrants will also demonstrate business leadership and success through strong growth in new customer additions and revenue by leveraging latest Microsoft technology as their solution platform.
Commercial Enterprise Partner of the Year
This Award recognizes an Enterprise partner that has delivered against the evolving needs of their customers and have also taken great strides to not only transform their businesses, but to continue to set the bar within their industries. The winning nomination will showcase a partner that has demonstrated innovation through the delivery of a solution that results in a profitable business that showcases the benefits of using Microsoft Cloud services in one or more of the Solution Areas: Modern Workplace, Business Applications, Data and AI, Applications and Infrastructure.
Commercial SMB Eastern/Central Partner of the Year
This Award recognizes an SMB partner in the western or central region of Canada that has delivered against the evolving needs of their customers and have also taken great strides to not only transform their businesses, but to continue to set the bar for this within their industries. The winning nomination will showcase a partner that has demonstrated innovation through the delivery of a solution that results in a profitable business that showcases the benefits of using Microsoft Cloud services in one or more of the Solution Areas: Modern Workplace, Business Applications, Data and AI, Applications and Infrastructure.
Citizenship and Community Award
The Awards will recognize partners that have leveraged Microsoft technology and their company resources to have a direct, and immediate effect on improving the communities and/or environment in which they live, and operate – helping people to realize their full potential.

Microsoft Inspire

IMPACT Awards 2018 will take place at Microsoft Inspire in Las Vegas

Past Winners

In 2017 the IMPACT Awards recognized partners who provided the most innovative and comprehensive solutions that empowered customers to be more agile, efficient, and profitable.

IMPACT Awards 2017 - Winners:

SMB Cloud Platform Innovation ClubRunner
SMB Cloud Productivity Innovation Synnex
SMB Partner of the Year Sherweb
Enterprise Cloud Platform Innovation Softlanding Solutions
Enterpise Cloud Productivity Innovation DevFacto Technologies
Enterprise Cloud Partner of the Year Long View
ISV Cloud Innovation Commvault
IOT Innovation Lixar IT
Data and Advanced Analytics Innovation Sierra Systems
Innovation in Dynamics ERP Eclipse, A DXC Company Inc.
CRM Partner of the Year Hitachi Solutions
Windows 10 Innovation Softchoice / i3
Modern Marketing Innovation WebSan Solutions Inc.
Public Sector A Hundred Answers
Citizenship and Community BDO Canada
Winning Together Award Hitachi Solutions / XRM Vision
Digital Transformation Leadership MediaValet

Archives

We can't forget those who have won for their accomplishments in previous years, click on a year to see the winners and finalists:

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