European IT & Software Excellence Awards 2020 announced

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European IT & Software Excellence Awards 2020 announced

Tue, 09/03/2019 - 06:06
  • Pan-European Channel Awards for Application Developers and Independent Software Vendors (ISVs), Solution Providers, VARs, Systems Integrators, Managed Service Providers (MSPs), Service Providers and Distributors
  • Recognising Excellence in IT and Telecoms Channels, Software and Solutions

[London, 3 September 2019] IT Europa announced today that it will stage the European IT & Software Excellence Awards 2020 in London on 19 March 2020. Now in their 12th year, the Awards are given for IT solutions that get to the heart of customer issues, delivering better business, a clearer understanding of data, and more efficient and profitable outcomes. A panel of judges, with many decades of experience of IT industry involvement between them, will select projects and companies from the entries submitted that they believe truly reflect both the strength of Europe's IT industry and many of the changes in direction occurring within it.

John Garratt, head of judges panel: “We continue to push out the core message about just what the IT industry is capable of doing in changing how people, businesses and organisations function. This year, some of the categories have changed again to reflect the technologies and delivery being used in the real world of IT provision. Particularly, in uncertain times, the IT industry needs to be able to demonstrate that it can make a difference and improve organisations’ and individuals’ effectiveness.”

2019 was a record year for entrants, with over 450 projects submitted from across Europe in a wide range of categories. There were particularly numerous and detailed entries in the various “innovation” categories, showing that the industry is alive to the possibilities of advanced technology provision, he says. The aim is to increase the level again in 2020.

The European IT & Software Excellence Awards 2020 will also aim to attract additional entries from emerging channels in security, data, services and SaaS as well as marketing and customer support. The Judges’ panel has been expanded to bring in more expertise in these areas.

2020 Award Categories:

Application Developer & ISV Categories 2020

Innovating Technology Solution of the Year

SaaS SMB Solution of the Year

SaaS Enterprise Solution of the Year

Software Innovation Solution of the Year

Vertical Market Solution of the Year

Solution Provider Categories 2020

Connected/Mobility Solution of the Year

Data Centre, Data, IoT & Analytics Solution of the Year

Enterprise (cCoud or SaaS) solution

Enterprise (on-prem/hybrid) solution

SME (Cloud or SaaS) solution

SME (on-prem/hybrid) solution

Managed Services Solution of the year

Managed Services Project of the year

Innovating Managed Service Solution of the Year (for services launched in the last 18 months)

Vertical Application Solution of the Year

Public Sector or Utilities Solution of the Year

Security Solution of the Year

Supplier Categories 2020

Software Vendor of the Year

Technology Vendor of the Year

Service Provider of the Year

Services Supplier of the Year

Connected Technologies Vendor of the Year

Security Vendor of the Year category

Channel Programme of the Year

Cloud Vendor of the year

Distributor of the Year (over €500m global sales)

Distributor of the Year (under €500m global sales)

Most effective Channel Marketing Activity

Winners will be presented with their awards at the European IT & Software Excellence Awards Dinner on 19 March 2020 at The Royal Garden Hotel, London. Organisations wishing to enter the European IT & Software Excellence Awards or interested in sponsorship opportunities can find further information at: The closing date for entries is midnight on 17 January 2020. (The awards dinner is collocated with Channel-Sec 2020 which will be staged during the day on 19 March. For further details see: