At the event, ALE also outlined its "Vision 2020" for the coming years via presentations, interactive sessions, workshops and analyst discussions, while exploring the latest innovations in the ALE technology and solutions portfolios.
As customers discover the transformative possibilities enabled by digital technology, Connex18 revealed the critical factors shaping the digital future of organisations. Key technologies spotlighted at the event included Artificial Intelligence, hybrid/cloud communications platforms, secure IoT networks and tailored solutions for specific vertical industries such as education, transport, healthcare and hospitality.
Event highlights included the announcement of APAC Business Partner Awards which recognise the investment partners made in working with the ALE product portfolio over the past 12 months and their achievement to deliver customised technology experiences that meet customers' needs.
The winners included:
APAC UC&C Partner of the Year: Hangzhou League Communication Equipment Co. Ltd
APAC SMB Partner of the Year: Syntel Telecom Limited
APAC Cloud Partner of the Year: PT. Veritra Sentosa Internasional
APAC Distributor of the Year: PT ACA PACIFIC TECHNOLOGY INDONESIA
APAC Service Partner of the Year: Nexon Asia Pacific
APAC Education Partner of the Year: NCS PTE LTD
APAC Healthcare Partner of the Year: DXC Connect Pty Ltd
APAC Government Partner of the Year: NEC Asia Pacific Pte Ltd
APAC Government Partner of the Year: Exclusive Networks Singapore Pte Ltd
APAC Hospitality Partner of the Year: HANSOL INTICUBE Co.
APAC Hospitality Partner of the Year: Shanghai Xundi Science and Technology Development Ltd
APAC Transportation Partner of the Year: GLORY Technology Service Inc.
Matthieu Destot, EVP, Global Sales & Marketing, ALE said: "Connex 18 is an opportunity to align with our partners on the latest developments in secure high-performance networking, communications and cloud platforms. We have an experienced and dynamic partner network in APAC, and together we can address specific industry needs which help customers meet the challenges of the ever-evolving digital workplace. Congratulations to those partners that demonstrated outstanding achievement in 2017 as we look forward to more joint successes in 2018 and beyond. "