Celebrating the Past. Honoring the Present.
Envisioning the Future

The CRN Excellence Awards honour Solution Providers who demonstrate innovative use of a particular technology or a combination of technologies to create a distinct business benefit for their customers.

This includes deploying a completely new solution or an innovative use of an existing technology to give their customers a competitive edge, improve operations, become more responsive to customers and partners or, simply, to add to the top or bottom line. To ensure an unbiased selection of winners across different categories, the nominations will be shortlisted, reviewed, and judged by an eminent jury comprising of leading CIOs and a panel of Editors from the CRN and Express Computer team.

Technology Categories
for Nomination

  • Data Centre (Server, Storage, Networking, Energy Efficiency)
  • Cloud
  • Hyper Converged Infrastructure
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Big Data / Analytics
  • Internet of Things
  • Enterprise Security
  • Document Management
  • Robotic Process Automation
  • Enterprise Mobility
  • Enterprise Applications
  • Unified Communication
  • Security & Surveillance
  • Managed Services


  • Best Projects in different tech domain
  • Honouring the Leaders of Community – based on revenues
  • Channel Innovators – who have created their own IPs
  • Jury’s Choice Awards (selected by CIOs)

Major Highlights

  • A rigorous nomination process to be followed to qualify for awards
  • Winners in different Technology Categories to be selected by CIOs and Editorial Guild
  • Top 10 partners to be recognized based on their top-line revenues for 2017-18
  • A few Select Solution Providers to be recognized for their excellence and innovation in IT
  • Vendors can nominate their partners and projects under different technology categories
  • CIOs to take sessions on how partners have become trusted advisors to their companies
  • Musical Night & Gala Dinner at La Brise – a beach restaurant.