I was invited to attend the inaugural CRN Awards here in Sydney last Friday night as a guest of Trend Micro. This is their first awards ceremony here in Australia but their UK and USA counterparts have been doing them for many years. As part of the awards, they had two Channel Champions, one from the Vendor / Distributor channel and another from the Reseller channel. The nomination and selection process for these is somewhat secretive but involved contributions from multiple vendors and distributors. I had no idea that my name was nominated for the reseller award.
Helen Frost (CRN Editor) was working through the awards and started to read out the list of accomplishments for the Reseller Channel Champion and I listened intently and at some point I had the "oh shit" moment as I realised that it was me. Just then she said my name… I was dumb struck really as I had no idea that I was even in the running for it let alone the recipient of the award. So it appears now that my name will go into the CRN Global Hall of Fame – along side people like Bill Gates (Microsoft), Steve Jobs (Apple) and Gordon Moore (Inventor of the Microprocess). I really, really don’t know that my name should be up there.
Thank you Helen and the team at CRN for the compliment and award.