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The ITAM Review Excellence Awards 2018 – Winners

On the 16th November, The ITAM Review announced the winners of the fourth ITAM Review Excellence Awards at our Charity Gala Dinner at the Hilton Heathrow Terminal 5 Hotel in aid of our chosen charity of the year, MACS.

This year, we received high quality nominations for ITAM professionals, service providers, technology vendors and specialists who are progressing the industry and leading the field around the world. We’re thrilled to announce that we received over 100 nominations from over 17 countries worldwide in this year’s awards.


Rich Gibbons of the ITAM Review hosted the evening and took on the role of Quiz Master to raise additional funds for MACS.

Judging Panel

The awards were presented by our independent industry judging panel which consisted of:

The Results

ITAM Professional of the Year 2018

Recognising excellence in ITAM professionals:

George Arezina

“I am extremely honored to have been awarded the 2018 ITAM Professional of the Year award. The award not only reflects my commitment to go over and beyond nurturing education and growth of ITAM but also leave a positive impact in the industry by helping peers build an ITAM cloud management strategy to address SaaS software licensing and compliance.

ITAM Implementation of the Year 2018

Recognising excellent ITAM teams or ITAM service providers:


‘We are extremely happy to be recognised by the ITAM review and the judges for the work we have put in over the past 12 months. We have been working to make it happen by working with our partners and as a group, trusting each other and working and succeeding as one team. The SAM team has continued to deliver continuous cost savings by treating every pound as our own and the high value advice we have given to the rest of the business makes it simpler to do the right thing for our customers.  This has lifted the SAM profile and taken us to the point where we are looked at as subject matter experts and thought leaders by getting value from the software our organisation utilizes. We support cheering on progress by accepting this award.”

Technology and Service Innovation of the Year 2018

Recognising excellent ITAM service providers, resellers or partners:


“We are very humbled by the Innovation of the Year award from the ITAM Review.  At ServiceNow our goal is to make work, work better for people. We work towards our goal by innovating, and we innovate by listening to our customers. Our strong relationships with our customers guide the use cases we solve for.  We deliver SAM differently, on a platform, which opens the door to a zillion use cases not previously possible.  In the words of our founder Fred Luddy, “There is no better experience than giving someone a piece of technology that lets them do something they never thought they could do.”  We are helping imagine what’s possible when you run SAM natively where you manage IT, by solving the use cases of tomorrow for our customers.”

ITAM Partner of the Year 2018

Recognising excellent ITAM service providers, resellers or partners:


“Origina are so pleased, humbled and honored to have won ‘Partner of the Year’ at the Gala awards. We would like to say a major thanks to Daniel Begg the SAM Technical Specialist Manager at Argos Sainsbury’s for nominating Origina for this award. We would also like to say special thanks to the rest of the Argos team.

Origina’s partnership with clients is about gaining trust between our companies and helping them with their strategies, aiding their technology and guiding them to a future road map with the third-party support we offer. Argos were delighted with our level of service we offered, speed of delivery, response times and their cost savings. We hope to continue to work together in the future and are so pleased we helped aid their road to further success.”

Licensing Specialist of the Year 2018

Recognising excellent ITAM service providers, resellers or partners:

Clare Richards from SoftwareOne

“I was amazed just to be nominated for the ITAM Review awards so to have won is an incredible feeling! I am fortunate to work with such a great and knowledgeable team at SoftwareONE. Working alongside other specialists on a daily basis means I’m always adding to my knowledge and can rely on colleagues to help fill in the gaps and I can help them too. The most important thing is to be able to help my clients and partners so they can make cost-effective decisions for their businesses and hopefully this award strengthens my existing relationships and creates many new ones.”


MACS Charity


Lindsay Dunlop, Robbie Crow & Teresa Gordon joined us for the evening from MACS Charity. Robbie honoured us with a compelling speech on how the charity has helped him throughout his lifetime and showed how our community’s donations will help the next generation of MACS members. A huge thank you to everyone who donated, together we raised:


This year was incredibly special to the team as not only were we celebrating our winners, we celebrated 10 years of the ITAM Review. Thank you for all your continued support, we’re looking forward to next year already.


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