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T&T companies win Microsoft Partner awards
Five organisations based in T&T and the eastern and southern Caribbean were among the winners of the 2014 Microsoft Partner of the Year Awards, which celebrates top partners solving customer challenges with creative technology solutions. Local software developer Teleios Systems Limited was named the global as well as LATAM New Markets winner of the YouthSpark Citizenship Partner of the Year Award for its annual Teleios Code Jam programme.
The YouthSpark award recognises a partner that creates unique technology or supports an employee engagement programme to serve the needs of youth between six and 24 years old.
“Teleios is really very honoured to have been recognised by Microsoft for our Teleios Code Jam programme because it represents the heart of who we are. We have always felt that Trinidad and Tobago and the wider region have the capability to be producers of technology and not just consumers of technology. It is our hope that through the Teleios Code Jam we can do our part to help build that capability,” said Kevin Khelawan, chief operating officer, Teleios Systems Limited.
Infotech Caribbean Limited was named a Cloud Partner of the Year for the LATAM New Markets, which means they’ve successfully packaged Microsoft cloud and partner solutions solving an end customer’s challenge. Additionally, Davyn Limited, Inova Solutions/Netpro, and Infodom, based in T&T, Curacao and Martinique respectively, all won the Country Partner of the Year Award for their ability to grow customers by driving impact and satisfaction.
Awards were presented in multiple categories, with winners chosen from a set of more than 2,800 nominations from 117 different countries for the 46 global award opportunities. Derrick Villeneuve, founding director/director of strategy Davyn Limited, which focuses on delivering enterprise resource planning solutions to clients in T&T and the English-speaking Caribbean, said the announcement was welcomed with enthusiasm by everyone in the organisation.
“We continually strive to deliver innovative, best-in-class solutions and the highest degree of service possible. This award is a validation of our commitment to building an exceptional team and putting our customers first. We stand by our tag line of making their businesses better,” Villeneuve said. The local and regional winners and finalists, comprising the 93 country winners in the 46 categories reviewed, will receive their awards at the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) that takes place from July 13-17 in Washington, DC.