By Andrew Somera, Head of AWS Partner Communications, Content, and Enablement

Each year, we honor members of the AWS Partner Network (APN) from around the globe that play key roles in helping customers drive innovation and build solutions on Amazon Web Services (AWS).

Announced during a Partner Awards Gala at AWS re:Invent, the 2023 Geo and Global AWS Partner Awards recognize a wide range of partners whose business models have embraced specialization, innovation, and cooperation over the past year. Geo and Global AWS Partner Awards honor partners whose business models continue to evolve and thrive on AWS as they work with customers.

For the second year in a row, the Geo and Global AWS Partner Awards included a self-nomination process across several categories, which are awarded at both the geo and global level. All AWS Partners were invited to participate and submit a nomination, and award submissions were reviewed by a third party (Canalys) and selected with special emphasis placed on customer success use cases presented in the nomination form.

There are a number of data-driven award categories as well, which comprised a unique set of metrics that helped measure AWS Partners’ performance within the past year. Canalys audited the datasets used to ensure all measurements and calculations were objective and correct in nature. In addition to highlighting winners across each award category, for the first year finalists are also being recognized as part of the data-driven award categories.

A panel of AWS experts selected the winners and finalists based on strict criteria with third-party audit conducted by Canalys. Please join us in congratulating these AWS Partners for their success!

GSI Partners of the Year

Recognizes top GSI Partners that provided significant contributions related to revenue, launched opportunities, net-new certified individuals, and APN specializations earned.

  • Global: Winner – Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) | Finalists – Capgemini, Accenture
  • NAMER: Winners – Atos and Eviden | Finalists – TCS, Accenture
  • LATAM: Winner – Capgemini | Finalists – TCS, IBM
  • EMEA: Winner – Capgemini | Finalists – TCS, HCLTech
  • APJ: Winner – Wipro | Finalists: Kyndryl, Atos and Eviden
  • GCR: Winner – Cognizant | Finalists – Deloitte, Accenture

SI Partners of the Year

Recognizes top SI Partners that provided significant contributions related to revenue, launched opportunities, net-new certified individuals, and APN specializations earned.

  • Global: Winner – Slalom | Finalists – Classmethod, Rackspace
  • NAMER: Winner – Rackspace Technology | Finalists – AllCloud, Mission Cloud
  • LATAM: Winner – Escala24x7 | Finalists – Claro/Embratel/Telmex/Global Hitss/Triara, Globant
  • EMEA: Winner – Reply | Finalists – SoftwareONE, T-Systems International
  • APJ: Winner – Classmethod | Finalists – iret, MegazoneCloud
  • GCR: Winner – Beijing Ultrapower Software | Finalists – eCloudrover, eCloudvalley, Wangsu Science & Technology

Rising Star Partners of the Year

Recognizes top AWS Partners that have seen significant YoY growth in their business.

  • NAMER: Winner – Autoverse | Finalists – Crown Castle, Teleperformance
  • LATAM: Winner – Ci&T Software | Finalists – Inmetrics, Logicalis Latin America
  • EMEA: Winner – Cloud Bridge Technologies | Finalists – Future Processing, Innotec Security, part of Accenture
  • APJ: Appsquadz Software | Finalists – Kyobo Information and Communication, Mastek
  • GCR: Winner – Archi Solutions | Finalists – Metaage, NETRON

Rising Star Distributor Partners of the Year

Recognizes rising distributors that are emerging and, despite being in the early stages of their AWS Distributor journey, have seen significant growth in their continued efforts to help activate the businesses of several AWS Partners.

  • NAMER: Winner – Pax8
  • LATAM: Finalists – Intcomex
  • EMEA: Winner – Computer Gross
  • APJ: Winner – SiS Distribution (Thailand) | Finalists – ETEVERS, NEXTGEN Group
  • GCR: Finalists – Sinnet Cloud, VAP-VSTECS

Distributor Partners of the Year

Recognizes top distributors that have provided significant contributions related to revenue and number of AWS Partners reached.

  • Global: Winner – Ingram Micro | Finalists – Digital China (China), TD SYNNEX
  • NAMER: Winner – Ingram Micro | Finalists – TD SYNNEX
  • EMEA: Winner – Redington Gulf (Value Div.) | Finalists – Arrow, First Distribution
  • APJ: Winner – Redington | Finalists – Crayon Software Experts India, DAIWABO
  • GCR: Winner – Digital China (China)

MSP Partner of the Year

Recognizes top Managed Service Provider (MSP) that provides end-to-end AWS solutions to customers at any stage of the cloud journey—from consultation on initial solution design, to building applications through to ongoing optimization and support.

  • Global: Winner – Bespin Global | Finalists – SoftwareONE, TD SYNNEX

Training Partners of the Year

Recognizes top AWS Training Partners that provided significant contributions related to number of students trained, number of classes delivered, and YoY student growth.

  • Global: Winner – Trainocate | Finalists – Fast Lane, Global Knowledge
  • NAMER: Winner – Global Knowledge | Finalists – ExitCertified, WebAge
  • LATAM: Winner – Green Treinamento | Finalists – It College, Ka Solution Informatica
  • EMEA: Winner – Fast Lane | Finalists – Devoteam, D2si, Qa, tecRacer
  • APJ: Winner – CloudThat Technologies | Finalists – Nec Management Partner, Springpeople Software
  • GCR: Winner – VSTECS Cloud Technology (Beijing) | Finalists – Digital China (Hong Kong), Kornerstone

ISV Partners of the Year

Recognizes top ISV Partners that are using AWS to lower costs, increase agility, and innovate faster.

  • Global: Winner – Cisco Systems | Finalists – Adobe, Siemens Digital Industries Software
  • NAMER: Winner – Databricks | Finalists – CrowdStrike, Splunk
  • LATAM: Winner – VTEX
  • EMEA: Winner – Snyk | Finalists – OutSystems, SentinelOne
  • APJ: Winner – Amagi Media Labs | Finalists – Freshworks, SendBird
  • GCR: Winner – PingCAP

Rising Star ISV Partners of the Year

Recognizes rising ISV Partners that have seen significant YoY growth in their business.

  • NAMER: Winner – Rubicon | Finalists – deepwatch, Stromasys
  • LATAM: Winner – Matera | Finalists – Smartmation, Sydle
  • EMEA: Winner – BioT Medical | Finalists – DiXiO, Panintelligence
  • APJ: Winner – DataMasque | Finalists – Cogo Connecting Good, Salesflo
  • GCR: Winner – Zenlayer | Finalists – PingCAP

Customer Experience Partner of the Year

Recognizes top ISV Partner with a horizontal business area focus around customer experience.

  • Global: Winner – Genesys | Finalists – Appian, Zendesk

Digital Experience (AdTech) Partner of the Year

Recognizes top ISV Partner with a horizontal business area focus around digital experience (AdTech).

  • Global: Winner – Adobe | Finalists – Segment – Twilio, Treasure Data

Business Applications Partner of the Year

Recognizes top ISV Partner with a horizontal business area focus around business applications.

  • Global: Winner – Salesforce | Finalists – Freshworks, Infor

AWS Marketplace Channel Partner of the Year

Recognizes top SI Partner with significant AWS Marketplace transactions.

  • Global: Winner – Presidio | Finalists – CDW (plus Sirius), World Wide Technology

AWS Marketplace Partners of the Year

Recognizes top AWS Marketplace Partners with significant AWS Marketplace transactions.

  • Global: Winner – Palo Alto Networks | Finalists – Splunk, Trend Micro
  • NAMER: Winner – PagerDuty | Finalists – MongoDB, Palo Alto Networks
  • LATAM: Winner – VTEX | Finalists – Cloud8 Serviços de Internet, Sensedia
  • EMEA: Winner – Wiz | Finalists – Dynatrace, Snyk
  • APJ: Winner – Local Measure | Finalists – SendBird, Stax
  • GCR: Winner – PingCAP | Finalists – China Telecom Americas, Coherent Capital Advisors

Security Partners of the Year (GSI/ISV/SI)

Recognizes top AWS Partners with the Security Competency that have proven customer success securing every stage of cloud adoption, from initial migration through ongoing day-to-day management.

  • Global GSI: Winner – Deloitte | Finalists – Eviden, PwC
  • Global ISV: Winner – Palo Alto Networks | Finalists – CrowdStrike, Splunk, Trend Micro
  • Global SI: Winner – Mission Cloud | Finalists – eCloudvalley, Slalom

Migration Partners of the Year (GSI/ISV/SI)

Recognizes top AWS Partners with the Migration Competency that have demonstrated expertise in customer migrations to the AWS cloud. Judged based on number, value, and on-time delivery of migrations.

  • Global GSI: Winner – Cognizant | Finalists – Accenture, Capgemini
  • Global ISV: Winner – Splunk | Finalists – Sage, Teradata
  • Global SI: Winner – Slalom | Rackspace, Samsung SDS

Data and Analytics Partners of the Year (GSI/ISV/SI)

Recognizes top AWS Partners with the Data and Analytics Competency that have demonstrated expertise in data and analytics. Judged based on the number of competencies, value provided to customer, and revenue generated.

  • Global GSI: Winner – Deloitte | Finalists – Accenture, Capgemini
  • Global ISV: Winner – Snowflake | Finalists – Databricks, MongoDB
  • Global SI: Winner – Mission Cloud | Finalists – Caylent, Slalom

AI/ML Partners of the Year (GSI/ISV/SI)

Recognizes top AWS Partners with the Machine Learning Competency that have demonstrated expertise in artificial intelligence and machine learning. Judged based on the number of competencies, value provided to customer, and revenue generated.

  • Global GSI: Winner – Capgemini | Finalists – Accenture, Deloitte
  • Global ISV: Winner – Dataiku | Finalists – DataRobot, Weights & Biases
  • Global SI: Winner – Slalom | Mission Cloud, Rackspace

Well-Architected Partner of the Year

Recognizes top AWS Partner that builds high-quality solutions, implements best practices, checks the state of workloads, and makes improvements to fit business and customer needs.

  • Global: Winner – WOLK Technology | Finalists – IT Era, SK Inc.

SaaS SI Partner of the Year

Recognizes top AWS Partner with the SaaS Competency that has deep experience helping organizations design and build software-as-a-service (SaaS) and cloud-native solutions on AWS.

  • Global: Winner – The Scale Factory | Finalists – ITOC, Steamhaus

Application Modernization SI Partner of the Year

Recognizes top AWS Partner that leverages containers and serverless services to help customers transform their legacy applications to be more agile, elastic, highly available, and build new modern applications.

  • Global: Winner – Caylent | Finalists – Slalom, TCS

Storage Partner of the Year

Recognizes top AWS Partner with the Storage Competency that provides industry-leading consulting and technology services for a variety of use cases, including backup and restore operations; primary and object storage; active and passive data archiving capabilities; and business continuity/disaster recovery solutions.

  • Global: Winner – Druva | Finalists – Cohesity, Veritas

Industry Partner of the Year – Automotive

Recognizes top AWS Partner with the Automotive Competency that helps automotive customers accelerate their transformation through purpose-built cloud capabilities and deep industry expertise.

  • Global: Winner – Capgemini | Finalists – Deloitte, Siemens Digital Industries Software

Industry Partner of the Year – Financial Services

Recognizes top AWS Partner with the Financial Services Competency that provides cloud-based offerings which help accelerate innovation for banks, insurance companies, capital market firms, and payment processors of all sizes.

  • Global: Winner – Guidewire | Finalists – Experian, Snowflake

Industry Partner of the Year – Healthcare and Life Sciences

Recognizes top AWS Partner with the Healthcare or Life Sciences Competency that delivers innovative mission-based wins for healthcare customers.

  • Global: Winner – Cognizant | Finalists – Accenture, Deloitte

Industry Partner of the Year – Manufacturing and Industrial

Recognizes top AWS Partner with the Manufacturing and Industrial Competency that provides solutions supporting several categories including engineering and design; smart manufacturing; smart product and services; enterprise solutions; operational technology security; supply chain management; sustainability; and operational technology for an end-to-end value chain.

  • Global: Winner – Siemens Digital Industries Software | Finalists – Deloitte, Seeq

Industry Partner of the Year – Telecom

Recognizes top AWS Partner with the Telecom Competency that offers consulting services enabling telco customers to build, integrate, deploy, and manage their production workloads on AWS.

  • Global: Winner – Tech Mahindra | Finalists – IBM, Wipro

Industry Partner of the Year – Media and Entertainment

Recognizes top AWS Partner with the Media and Entertainment Competency that helps customers reimagine lens-to-glass workflows across broadcast, content production, direct to consumer distribution, media supply chain and archive, and data science and analytics for media.

  • Global: Winner – Amagi Media Labs | Finalists – Arc XP, Nomad Media

Industry Partner of the Year – Retail and Consumer Packaged Goods

Recognizes top AWS Partner with the Retail Competency that provides innovative technology offerings accelerating retailers’ modernization and innovation journey across all areas in the enterprise.

  • Global: Winner – VTEX | Finalists – Databricks, PEAK

Industry Partner of the Year – Advertising and Marketing

Recognizes top AWS Partner that collaborates alongside top brands, media publishers, agencies, and technology companies.

  • Global: Winner – LiveRamp | Finalists – Databricks, Salesforce

Industry Partner of the Year – Travel and Hospitality

Recognizes top AWS Partner with the Travel and Hospitality Competency that provides technology products and services to accelerate the industry’s modernization and innovation journey, from behind-the-scenes operational efficiencies to guest-facing customer experiences.

  • Global: Winner – Slalom | Finalists – Capgemini, IBM

Industry Partner of the Year – Energy and Utilities

Recognizes top AWS Partner with the Energy Competency that helps customers build and implement advanced solutions powered by AWS across the industry value chain.

  • Global: Winner – Reply | Finalists – Accenture, Wipro

Public Sector Partners of the Year

Recognizes top AWS Public Sector Partners with cloud-based solutions and experience supporting government, space, education, and non-profits around the world.

  • Global: Winner – CrowdStrike | Finalists – Accenture, Deloitte
  • NAMER: Winner – Splunk | Finalists – Accenture Federal Services, CrowdStrike
  • LATAM: Winner – CloudHesive | Finalists – TD SYNNEX, Trend Micro
  • EMEA: Winner – Accenture | Finalists – MongoDB, Trend Micro
  • APJ: Winner – Deloitte | Finalists – Accenture, CrowdStrike

Federal Government Partners of the Year

Recognizes top AWS Partners with the Government Competency that have delivered innovative mission-based wins for the federal government.

  • NAMER: Winner – Accenture Federal Services | Finalists – Booz Allen Hamilton, IBM
  • LATAM: Winner – SoftwareONE | Finalists – CloudHesive, Trend Micro
  • EMEA: Winner – IBM | Finalists – Accenture, Deloitte
  • APJ: Winner – Accenture | Finalists – Deloitte, Genesys

State or Local Government Partners of the Year

Recognizes top AWS Partners with the Government Competency that have delivered innovative mission-based wins for state and/or local governments.

  • NAMER: Winner – CrowdStrike | Finalists – Splunk, Tyler Technologies
  • LATAM: Winner – Claro/Embratel/Telmex/Global Hitss/Triara | Finalists – dataRain Consulting, Rackspace
  • EMEA: Winner – Almaviva | Finalists – Salesforce, TD SYNNEX
  • APJ: Winner – Fujitsu and Fujitsu Japan | Finalists – Salesforce, Telstra

Education Partners of the Year

Recognizes top AWS Partners with the Education Competency that have delivered innovative mission-based wins for K-12 or higher education.

  • NAMER: Winner – Ellucian | Finalists – CrowdStrike, Zoom Video Communications
  • LATAM: Winner – Instructure | Finalists – TD SYNNEX, Trend Micro
  • EMEA: Winner – Rackspace Technology | Finalists – Blackboard, now part of Anthology, Instructure
  • APJ: Winner – MongoDB | Finalists – CrowdStrike, Okta

Aerospace and Satellite Partner of the Year

Recognizes top AWS Partner with the Government Competency that has delivered innovative mission-based wins for public sector aerospace or satellite customers.

  • Global: Winner – Element 84 | Finalists – Siemens Digital Industries Software, Splunk

Non-Profit Organization (NPO) Partners of the Year

Recognizes top AWS Partners that have delivered innovative mission-based wins for a non-profit.

  • NAMER: Winner – Splunk | Finalists – CrowdStrike, Slalom
  • LATAM: Winner – Trend Micro | Finalists – Adobe, Databricks
  • EMEA: Winner – Splunk | Finalists – Salesforce, Trend Micro
  • APJ: Winner – CrowdStrike | Finalists – Druva, Snowflake

Small Business Partner of the Year

Recognizes top AWS Partner who has delivered innovative wins for small businesses.

  • Global: Winner – New Tech Solutions | Finalists – AandT Systems, Changeis

Innovation Partners of the Year

Recognizes organizations that deliver innovative consulting, professional, managed, and value-added resale services. Winners have demonstrated proof in delivering outstanding customer experience via an integrated lifecycle of services, from initial assessments, architecting, developing and deployment of cloud environments to ongoing migration and management of cloud infrastructure and applications.

  • Global: Winner – Capgemini
  • NAMER: Winner – Klika Tech
  • LATAM: Winner – BRLink
  • EMEA: Winner – BJSS
  • APJ: Winner – Cloud Kinetics Services
  • GCR: Winner – Deloitte

Design Partners of the Year

Recognizes organizations that develop software or hardware devices that runs on or is integrated with AWS. Winners have achieved a marque design win in either a software and/or hardware product built on or with AWS. Selected based on impact software/hardware has had on the regional market (e.g. applicability, size of audience, public status).

  • Global: Winner – Siemens Digital Industries Software
  • NAMER: Winner – Datadog
  • EMEA: Winner – Amdocs
  • APJ: Winner – Noodle Factory

Collaboration Partners of the Year

Recognizes situations where a partner has collaborated with two or more AWS Partners in helping address customer problems. Awarded to a partner organization that collaborates with other AWS Partners to work on solving the same customer challenge, and deliver valuable customer solutions based on services and technology offered across multiple AWS Partners.

  • Global: Winner – HashiCorp
  • NAMER: Winner – General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT)
  • LATAM: Winner – Darede
  • EMEA: Winner – Version 1
  • APJ: Winner – GeekFeed

Social Impact Partners of the Year

Recognizes AWS Partners committed to giving back to society through their people, resources, and technology, and that lead initiatives to change our world for the better.

  • Global: Winner – AppsFlyer
  • NAMER: Winner – Genesys
  • LATAM: Winner – Morris & Opazo
  • EMEA: Winner – MaibornWolff
  • APJ: Winner – Brillio Technologies

Sustainability Partners of the Year

Recognizes AWS Partners committed to achieving sustainability goals. Solutions may cover, but are not limited to, capabilities in AI/ML, IoT, data analytics, and computing to reach your organization’s or customer’s sustainability goals.

  • Global: Winner – LTIMindtree
  • NAMER: Winner – Rackspace Technology
  • LATAM: Winner – Extreme Digital Solutions
  • EMEA: Winner – Mesh-AI
  • APJ: Winner – DNX Solutions
  • GCR: Winner – Capgemini