BigPanda Recognizes Partners of the Year
March 07, 2022
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BigPanda announced the 2021 winners of its first annual Partner of the Year Awards.

This year’s honors were awarded to BigPanda partners AHEAD, Sirius Computer Solutions (recently acquired by CDW), and Blackrock 3 Partners.

BigPanda’s Partner of the Year annual awards program recognizes the top-performing organizations that demonstrate excellence in innovation, customer service, and bringing AIOps to the masses. Winners were named in three categories — Power Panda, Emergent Partner and Amplify Partner. Award recipients are selected based on their efforts with BigPanda in growing the AIOps market, and each will receive $1000 to donate to the non-profit organization of their choice.

“With nine out of ten organizations saying they’re either investing in AIOps or will do so soon, we made the decision in 2020 to invest in our channel in order to address this demand,” said Matt Peloso, VP of Global Sales at BigPanda. “Our channel strategy is focused on engaging with partners who want to lead the way in AIOps and incident management, and this award program recognizes those organizations. This year’s honorees emerged as standouts for being innovative and strategic partners who anticipate the needs of their customers.”

2021 Partner of the Year Award Winners:

Power Panda Award

This award is given to the channel partner that consistently drives the most joint revenue and demonstrates excellence in customer service. AHEAD, a leading provider of platforms for digital business, was named Power Panda in 2021 for driving innovation with a strong bench of AIOps professionals and a deep roster of customers.

“There’s a growing need for enterprises to adopt AI and automation to maintain critical digital services, which drives our relationship with BigPanda,” said Jamison Nack, head of strategic partnerships at AHEAD. “We’ve thoroughly enjoyed our partnership and appreciate the friendships we developed with Pandas that we’ve worked with over the past couple of years. We appreciate the recognition and look forward to even more shared success in 2022.”

Emergent Partner Award

This award is given to the channel partner that demonstrates significant potential in customer growth and helps them build practices around AIOps. Sirius Computer Solutions, a leading provider of secure, mission-critical technology-based solutions, was named Emergent Partner in 2021 for building a solid partner foundation that’s poised for future growth.

Amplify Partner Award

This award is given to the channel partner who demonstrates excellence in marketing and community development. Blackrock 3 Partners, an online incident management academy, was named Amplify Partner in 2021. Two years ago, Blackrock 3 Partners partnered with BigPanda to develop the Incident Commander Award Program to acknowledge peers for their above-and-beyond IT incident response.

“I am proud of the work we do with BigPanda to recognize, educate and elevate Incident Commanders,” said Rob Schnepp, founding partner of Blackrock 3 and a longtime fire department Chief Officer and Incident Commander in the San Francisco Bay Area. “Together, we are giving a voice to a thriving IT Ops community and putting a spotlight on the people doing hard work to keep digital services running better.”

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