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Ingram Micro Cloud announced as headline sponsor of UK Cloud Awards 2018

Leading cloud service provider throws its weight behind ceremony that celebrates successes of the UK cloud industry

Ingram Micro Cloud has been announced as the exclusive headline sponsor of the UK Cloud Awards 2018. Established by the Cloud Industry Forum in association with Cloud Pro, the awards will showcase the leading vendors, channel providers, customers, cloud projects and industry leaders who are setting the benchmark in the UK cloud services market.

Taking place at County Hall South Bank in London on 16 May 2018, the ceremony will see leading figures come together to showcase their achievements from the past 12 months and battle it out for the coveted prizes.

Entries are now closed, and the shortlist and winners will be agreed by a panel of twenty-five highly-regarded independent judges, including head judge, CIF’s deputy chair Frank Bennett, Cloud Pro’s Editor, Maggie Holland, Max Cooter, and Dr. Lucy Green. The shortlist will be announced on 9 April, with the ultimate winners to be announced on the night.

Apay Obang-Oyway, Director Cloud & Software, UK&I at Ingram Micro, commented: “The UK has emerged as one of the leading players in the cloud arena, so we have a lot to shout about. We have cultivated a lot of homegrown talent and a rapidly-growing list of world-class cloud companies that are driving innovation and transforming businesses. Channel partners, in particular, have risen to the cloud challenge and have been working hard to evolve their operating models to seize the opportunities presented by delivery model. The UK Cloud Awards offer the important opportunity to celebrate these successes and we are very pleased to be able to lend them our support."

Alex Hilton, CEO of the Cloud Industry Forum, added: “Ingram Micro Cloud is playing a pivotal role in the ongoing transformation of the channel and the wider cloud industry, enabling end users to realise the transformational benefits of cloud. We are therefore delighted that they have lent their support to what is shaping up to be the best and biggest UK Cloud Awards yet. We received a record number of entries this year, and the standard of those entries has never been higher. This is making judging a real challenge, but I look forward to celebrating with the team from Ingram and winners on the night itself!”

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