Gigamon hosts ANZ partners at award gala event

Deep observability organisation Gigamon has hosted its ANZ Partner Awards ceremony at the W Hotel Melbourne, bringing together industry leaders and partners to celebrate ‘excellence and innovation’ in the region’s cybersecurity and networking sector.

The ANZ Partner Awards Gala featured international guests, including Dee Dee Acquista, vice president of Worldwide Channel and Alliances; Eli Jacobson, Senior Director of Sales & Channel Operations; and Kenny Tan, Senior Director of Channel Sales APAC, all from Gigamon, who were on hand to recognise the outstanding achievements of Gigamon partners in the Australia and New Zealand (ANZ) region.

Ross Salisbury, Director of Product Solutions Group (PSG) at Datacom, said of the awards:” Observability has become essential for assessing system performance and maintaining reliability across complex cloud environments – which is a battle conventional IT monitoring techniques just couldn’t win. Datacom and Gigamon share a common goal for equipping our customers and partners with innovative tools that cut to the cause and fuel success. It’s a proud moment to attend and accept three Gigamon awards as a reflection of our partnership achieving those ambitions. As we continue to live our mantra of ‘Always Solving’ we look forward to delivering even more successes together.”

The highlight of the evening was the announcement of the award winners, recognising individuals and partners who have demonstrated dedication, expertise, and success in delivering Gigamon solutions that secure and manage hybrid cloud infrastructure to customers across ANZ. Among the recipients were:


ANZ GigaChampion, Sales: Shelby Friedman of Datacom

ANZ GigaChampion, Sales Engineering: Matthew Shelley of InferenceIT

ANZ Largest Deal Closed: NTT Data NZ

ANZ Largest Cloud Deal Closed: Datacom

ANZ Partner of the Year, Service Provider: MCR IT

ANZ Partner of the Year, Enterprise: NTT Data

ANZ Partner of the Year, GSPP: Prescient Solutions

ANZ Partner of the Year, Federal: Datacom

ANZ Distributor of the Year: NextGen Group


“These awards recognise the exceptional contributions and achievements of our partners in driving innovation and delivering value with Gigamon solutions to customers in the ANZ region,” said Dee Dee Acquista, vice president of Worldwide Channel and Alliances at Gigamon. “We are proud to collaborate with such outstanding partners and extend our heartfelt congratulations to all the winners.”

The evening concluded with a gala dinner and networking session, providing attendees with the opportunity to forge new connections and celebrate the achievements of the industry’s top performers. Welcome drinks were sponsored by Nexgen Group.

Gigamon Head of Channel for ANZ, Simon Oliver, said that the highlight of the evening was “undoubtedly the recognising of deserving award winners at the Gigamon ANZ Partner Awards. However, it wasn’t just about celebrating achievements; it was about forging stronger bonds and shaping the future of digital resilience together with our partners.”