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Located in Dubai, GEC Media Group is a Middle East and Africa based leading Media house, specialized in ICT publications, events marketing and communications services. We have publications – Enterprise Channels MEA, Cyber Sentinels, The Titans. Driven by a young and dynamic editorial team with experience in technology and media, our publications blends the best coverage of the region. We help maximize the value of our customers’ assets through our knowledgeable workforce and provide a one-stop diversified global service for high-value business matching publications, quality market news and online trading networks.

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GEC Media Group – the fastest growing publication reaches an audience of more than 28 million people across the Middle East , Asia and Africa region through its websites, portals, social media channels, events, conferences, award ceremonies, magazines & networking platforms.

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Testimonials

“We saw an early opportunity in managed services 10 years ago and started with true automation & process consulting led managed services with Dubai Government. Today, we stand tall with brave investments to accomplish a local 24/7 NOC, ISO 20000 and 27001 certifications to be a full breadth Managed IT Services provider. Our customers from Government & Business have seen high customer satisfaction, SLA’s and cost savings. In some cases, we have saved customers from 15% to 35% on their operating costs over 5 years. Our vision is to be the largest & most capable partner of choice as a mid-market Managed IT Services provider for MENA Government & Businesses. We also would like to thank the entire team of Enterprise Channel and jury for acknowledging our efforts and honoring us with this prestigious award.”

Nikhil Kothari – Director, Intertec Systems

“Many thanks to Enterprise Channels team for recognizing us in the category ‘Innovative Vendor in Network Security’, as we continue to bring in state-of-the-art technologies to our customers, this award has come in at the right time of the year when we have witnessed a great success story and successful adoption of industry’s first Multi-Engine Sandboxing technology from SonicWall and our new innovations in the areas of Wave 2 wireless and Multigig Firewalls. Kudos to our engineering team and this award is dedicated towards their relentless passion to ‘Innovate more’.

Shahnawaz Sheikh, Sales & Channel Director, SonicWall META, CEE

We are delighted that Juniper Networks has been awarded Innovative Networking Vendor of 2017 by GEC Media Group. This prestigious award further highlights the leading-edge technology that we bring to all our customers as they navigate digital transformation in their business.  Our networking, security, data centre and cloud solutions enable organizations to deliver best-in-class services with agility, performance and value. We are honoured to be recognized for our technology and services innovation to help customers drive a sustainable competitive advantage.

Hatem Hariri, General Manager MEA, Juniper Networks

“Xerox is honoured to be recognized as the Innovative Vendor in Managed Print Services by GEC this year and we are committed to innovating the way the world communicates, connects and works. We’ve been delivering technologies and solutions to transform how people work since our founding. Managed Print Services is a core part of the way we help our customers to transform the way they work and we are proud of the value we deliver to our customers.”

Pui-Chi Li, Head of Marketing, Xerox MEA

“More than 90 percent of targeted attacks start with an email—and the threat is accelerating. As hackers’ strategies become more advanced and evolve, so does the threat landscape. Businesses look to Mimecast for their cyber resilience plan for email, focusing not just on combating attacks but on ensuring continuity during an attack and fast recovery after a threat is neutralized. We are proud to be recognized as the Innovative Vendor in E-mail Security at the GEC Awards, for our investment in the region and our effectiveness in combatting email-borne threats.”

Brandon Bekker, Managing Director at Mimecast MEA

“We are extremely pleased to be the winner of the GEC Awards 2017 – Innovative Vendor in BFSI Solutions. Our long-standing experience, a wide range of clients and our dedicated team are the cornerstone for our success. The last few years have seen us introduce many innovative solutions and services that are widely accepted and used within the industry and have made a great impact on our business. This award is proof of our ongoing efforts. We truly appreciate the GEC Awards team for the tremendous efforts in coordinating the event and thank them for this wonderful opportunity.”

Niranj Sangal, Group CEO, Oma Emirates

“This latest award is recognition that for Avaya, innovation is very much in our DNA. The conversation today has moved on from just being about technology and it’s now all about what you make of it. As this award reflects, we design customer experience solutions that help our customers in this region go beyond the digital experience and drive business success”

Savio Tovar Dias, Sales Engineering Senior Director, Avaya, Asia-Pacific, MEA

“It’s always a gratifying experience to be recognized and feted by the industry for your endeavor to make an extraordinary impact consistently over years. On behalf of StorIT, I wish to thank Enterprise Channels MEA for the honor!”

Suren Vedantham, MD, StorIT

“Green Tenders, it is the nominated government project that makes Dubai Municipality have a top project execution. This project transformed the engineering project tenders work to a smart and paperless work. The project has a great saving for Dubai Municipality, about 280 million dirhams to the municipality with consultants and contractor’s customers. It also reduced weather pollution by reducing dioxide to 63,973 ton of CO2eq.”

Eng. Ibrahim Yaqoob Ali Nasir, Director – Strategy & Corporate Excellence Department, Dubai Municipality

“We are pleased to receive the 2017 GEC award for most Innovative Vendor in Hyperconverged Infrastructure. This award is a testament to our determination to significantly expand our presence in the region with the release of our next-generation Acuity HCI platform and our continued commitment to our channel partners. Pivot3’s technology is ahead of the market with lower costs, more efficient use of resources and better application performance, and we look forward to the opportunity to bring that advantage to customers throughout the middle east and beyond.”

Anand Chakravarthi, Area Vice President, MEA, Pivot3

“We are absolutely delighted to have won ‘Innovate Vendor in Fintech Solutions’ at the GEC Awards 2017. This award is truly one for the whole Telr ecosystem. It’s the input from our customers and partners – and the strategic push of our home of Dubai – that drives our innovation in moving consumers, businesses and cities from cash to cashless. Collaboration is in our DNA. The GEC award is great recognition of the value of this – and a most welcome addition to our list of achievements in 2017.”

Sirish Kumar, CEO and Co-founder, Telr

“It’s an honor to be chosen and awarded as the Innovative Vendor in Managed Detection & Response and would like to thank the judging panel and our customers for the recognition and the trust they have placed in us throughout the years. Paladion’s Managed Detection and Response Service or MDR is a combat grade cyber defence that can now be adopted by businesses and Paladion’s MDR is built on Gartner’s MDR framework to provide faster discovery and remediation of threats, and improve overall cyber resilience. The expertise of our security analysts and consultants along with our Global Security Command Centers located across the globe provides unparalleled visibility into the threat landscape and this intelligence enables Paladion to keep its customers safe. This award goes out to every single member of our team who has contributed towards the success of Paladion”.

Amit Roy, EVP & Regional Sales Head – EMEA, Paladion

“Thank you, GEC, for putting together an amazing event and we’re humbled by the well-deserved recognition. EMW will continue to build reliable and technologically advanced solutions for the Enterprises who demand it. Being the lead SI across many verticals, especially Hospitality, on iconic projects such as Marsa Al Seef, Blue Waters Island, Dubai Opera House to name a few has helped us realize our long and rich history supporting our customers.”

Serjios EL-Hage, Founder – EMW Middle East

“We really appreciate this prestigious recognition which gives us lot of support and confidence for continue to excel! In the end, it is all about the work – enabling digital transformation to be future ready! Thank you.”

Sunil Paul, Co-Founder and COO, Finesse

“We are proud to win the GEC award for the Innovative Vendor in Structured Cabling category. At Nexans, we have aimed to offer the most innovative and intelligent LAN cabling and Fibre-to-the-Office(FTTO) solutions to our customers and this award recognizes this perseverance and our team’s commitment to providing the highest level expertise, excellence, customer service and support to our customers and partners.”

Tarek Helmy, Regional Director Gulf & Middle East, South & East Africa, Nexans Cabling Solutions

“IT is changing in a rapid pace; the customers are opened their mind towards the changing trend in IT by hosting their data in the cloud platform. The IOT (Internet of Things) make this process fast by adapting latest technology in cloud computing. Being a large system Integrator, we are fully prepared to accept the changes and fulfil the requirements of our customers.”

Vinod Mettammel, BUM – Value Deal Division, CAD Gulf LLC

“To be different in the ICT marketplace with three guiding principles – each of which has helped define who we are today: “Talented People:   Customer Care Focus:   Honest Perspective”

Aqab Anwar, MD, Digital Devices Group EMEA

“It’s an honor to be given this prestigious distinction of the Top VAD of the year. It shows that our efforts are being recognized by the media and is further validation of the fact that we are headed in the right direction. I’m extremely pleased with the award and hopefully we’ll get many more in the upcoming years.”

Ramkumar Balakrishnan, President – Redington Value

“We are delighted to be recognized in the Innovative Vendor category as a Digital Transformation Enabler at the GEC Awards 2017. This award acknowledges Cisco’s efforts to ensure the region’s government’s and organizations reap the tremendous economic and social benefits of their digitization initiatives. Digital disruption is more powerful and challenging than any previous market transition and we will continue to leverage our position at the forefront of technology innovation to enable customers to securely take advantage of the digital era.

David Meads, Vice President, Cisco MEA

“We are delighted to win the innovative vendor award for the Secure Identity Solutions category at the GEC Awards 2017. It is an achievement and honor for Centrify to be recognized for our award-winning identity services platform and our contribution to helping regional organizations secure their identities and critical data.”

Kamal Heus, Regional Manager – MEA, Centrify

“As an international leading player in our industry, and a well-recognised governmental entity in UAE, we’re delighted to receive the “Top Project Execution” award 2017 for the second year in a row and this time against our pride project, Smart workspace. We believe that this regional GEC Award is definitely not just another trophy on our shelf.”

Younis Othman, CIO, Dubai Customs

“In a world where technology is changing our everyday lives, digital transformation tops the strategic agenda in most organizations. Winning the ‘Innovative Vendor in Converged Infrastructure Award’ is a concrete testament to NetApp’s commitment to be the data authority of the hybrid cloud. We will continue to provide innovative solutions that add value to our customers’ and partners’ businesses. Thanks to all those behind the GEC Awards 2017 and its panel of judges for this recognition – it will further inspire us to empower our customer to change the world with data.”

Fadi Kanafani, Regional Director Middle East & Africa, NetApp

“We would like to thank the Organizing Committee for GEC AWARDS 2017 for this great organizing of the event, we worked hard to achieve HIS highness’ Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid goals to get customer happiness and we got the result. We are happy and would like to thank the organizer for selecting Ministry of Economy for this award.

Esam Alfalasi, Director of IT, Ministry of Economy

“Thank you very much for selecting us for GEC Awards 2017 – Top Project Execution in Education. It’s a great feeling to be recognized by region’s leading media group. It’s a great privilege and encouraging our journey of digital transformation which will bring revolutionary changes in the education Industry.  Thank you very much once again on behalf of AL Masah Capital and AL Najah Education.”

Ashith Piriyattiath, Group Head of IT, Al Masah Capital Management

“Sophos continues to innovate in both endpoint and network portfolio which are centrally managed by Sophos Central and tied together with the company’s synchronized strategy. A recognition from GEC awards is a testimonial of our innovation. This has taken the confidence of our entire ecosystem a notch higher and we would continue securing organizations in the region with innovative and simple to use security solutions.”

Harish Chib, Vice President, Middle East & Africa, Sophos

“Winning the GEC Awards for Big Data is a remarkable achievement for SAP, as our MENA Channel Partner Program is scaling new heights in partner coverage and training on Big Data analytics to drive regional digital transformation. In the Internet of Things era, Big Data is the lifeblood of every organization. Winning this award will further catalyze our Partner Program to double down on Big Data partner initiatives.”

Mohamed Samee Khan, Channel Director, SAP MENA

“Winning the GEC Awards is a major milestone for VMware MENA’s Partner Program, as we continue to expand our partner coverage and training on technology innovations. VMware is dedicated to enabling our partners to drive digital transformation, centered on data center modernization and software-defined data centers, which will be the foundation for new digital business models in the Internet of Things era.”

Ossama Eldeeb, Senior Regional Channel Manager – MENA, VMware

“We are delighted on being chosen the winner of GEC Innovative IoT vendor award for this year and thank the jury and GEC Media for the honour bestowed upon us. We have successfully implemented smart lighting, building safety and energy management solutions in association with our partners in the Middle East. WebNMS works with an ecosystem of IoT hardware manufacturers and System Integrators for Enterprise IoT and Smart City deployments.”

Karen Ravindranath, Program Head – WebNMS IoT Division

“Building on the history of innovation, Middle East is transforming itself into a leading digital economy. With the ecommerce market being valued at $5.3 billion in 2015, it is expected to reach $20billion by 2020.
 The growing popularity of ecommerce has given rise to accommodate a new business model which is ‘tech-driven logistics’. Organizations are constantly struggling to have a real-time view of the logistics operations and keeping the customers engaged during the entire delivery process. Enterprises across the industry verticals are looking for technology partners who can enhance customer experience and deliver the value promised by brand. Keeping the needs of today’s enterprises in view, and in order to reduce their operational costs involved in delivering the superior customer experience, FarEye developed world’s first Business Process Management Engine which streamlines logistics operations and makes the organization agile. We started off our operations in the region in 2014 and have been helping companies like Century Express, Mara Xpress, Namshi amongst others to deliver customer-delight ‘real-time’. Winning the Best Project Execution Award is a testimony to FarEye’s efforts towards making the enterprises ‘Smarter’ and ready for industry 4.0.”

Kushal Nahata, Co-founder & CEO, FarEye

“Acknowledgement from the Editorial team is especially meaningful as it validates Procrea8’s commitment to building mutually rewarding professional relationships with key industry media that enable us to provide the best PR services to our clients. We are extremely grateful to GEC Media for honouring us, and for the well-respected platform they provide in Enterprise Channels MEA.”

Colin Saldanha, Managing Director at Procre8

 “Winning the GEC Award for Hybrid Storage is a significant accomplishment for Hitachi Vantara, and strengthens the Middle East and Africa reputation for our newly-launched company. Hybrid storage will be one of the main drivers for digital business transformation in the Middle East and Africa. Hitachi Vantara is dedicated to enabling our channel partners with the full training and knowledge to deliver hybrid storage across the Middle East and Africa, helping to solve business problems and drive social innovation,”

Assaad El Saadi, Regional Sales Director and General Manager for the Middle East and Pakistan, Hitachi Vantara

“Winning the Top Systems Integrator – Security is a great honor, GBM security team is very proud to be recognized for the 6th time this year, by different entities, from the industry and the vendors, as the top systems integrator. This shows that the industry is recognizing our efforts to offer holistic and integrated security solutions to our customers coupled with world class security services. Thank you GEC Awards for this recognition and looking forward for more to come in the coming years”

Niraj Mathur, Security Solutions Practice Lead, GBM

“We’re highly honored to be recognized as the Innovative Vendor in Enterprise Solutions at the GEC Awards 2017. Innovation has always been at the heart of Dell EMC  and it has led us to being a market leader introducing leading-edge technologies and solutions that contribute to revolutionizing the industry. This award only validates our continuous commitment to bring people and organizations together through our innovation to work towards achieving a more sustainable future. We look forward to continuing to innovate and applying our expertise to help our customers, partners and communities on a whole to achieve better outcomes.”

Fady Richmany, Senior Director and General Manager, United Arab Emirates at Dell EMC

” A perfectly coordinated teamwork coupled with innovative offerings always yields noteworthy results. This industry recognition to Rittal Middle East is an perfect example.
We endeavor to continue offering, only the best to the channel and customers in every engagement.”

Mr. Joseph Najjar, Rittal Middle East