Deloitte, DXC, TCS and specialist firms bag AWS partner awards

31 October 2021 3 min. read

Deloitte, DXC Technology and Tata Consultancy Services have been named among the winners of this year’s AWS partner awards in Australia and New Zealand. Boutiques Itoc and Intellify also took home awards.

Deloitte was named AWS Global Systems Integrator Partner of the Year for the second year running, continuing a recent winning streak of the firm across a range of disciplines, including for design (Good Design Awards) and innovation (AFR’s Most Innovative Companies).

The Big Four firm was recognised for its heavy investment into building up its AWS expertise firm-wide and driving innovation, making the biggest impact “with its ability to disrupt industries and provide leadership, risk management, and multi-disciplinary technical delivery capabilities for cloud transformations.”

Deloitte, DXC, TCS and specialist firms bag AWS partner awards

A collaboration with the University of Newcastle was cited as one outstanding client outcome, the university the first in Australia to be migrated “all in” on the Amazon Web Services cloud platform.

Australian Consulting Partner of the Year went to Brisbane-based AWS specialist consultancy Itoc, which gained AWS SaaS Competency status as one of only two outfits in APAC upon its launch last year. The company, which has more than tripled its headcount over the past eighteen months, was noted for developing a globally scalable SaaS solution for ecommerce transactions which had grown to unprecedented levels due to customer demand through the pandemic.

“Itoc was one of the first AWS partners in the APAC region that was truly born in the cloud,” commented Itoc co-CEO Richard Steven. “We've built our business using the AWS ecosystem to solve our customers’ biggest challenges and create new opportunities. We have de-risked and accelerated hundreds of customer journeys to date. Winning this award is the culmination of almost ten years of customer obsession by the great team at Itoc.”

Backing up its win in 2019, boutique data science and machine learning consultancy Intellify was once again named AWS Data, Analytics, and Machine Learning Partner of the Year, this time for helping weather prediction provider WillyWeather to build a machine learning “nowcasting” alert system. Headquartered in Sydney, Intellify has since its last AWS award grown its headcount from 15 to 50, with over 150 projects delivered.

Other winners included Tata Consultancy Services as Application Transformation and Migration Partner of the Year for its work in setting up “cloud migration factories” for the Commonwealth Bank, with 95 percent of its workloads to be migrated to the cloud over the next few years, while DXC Technology took out the Customer Experience Partner of the Year honour for implementing an Amazon Connect voice automation system at BOC Gas.

“Cloud represents one of the biggest technological shifts in our lifetime and has the ability to transform companies in a way we have never seen before,” said Corrie Briscoe, AWS head of partner success for the Asia Pacific and Japan. “Customers want to work with partners who have deep technical and business expertise across industries, workloads, and use cases. They are looking for specialists, rather than generalists.”