If you’re looking for one more reason to attend Citrix Summit 2018, January 8-9 in Anaheim, California, this is it! Every year, we celebrate Citrix partners who think about IT in new and strategic ways. Meeting the finalists for the Citrix Innovation Award for Partners is one of the highlights of Summit: you’ll get to hear about solutions you never imagined that will inspire you to compete and serve your customers in extraordinary ways.

I work with our terrific channel partners all year. Because we’re often focused on solutions, it can be easy to overlook the fact that our technology is actually changing lives, literally transforming the way people live and work. Fortunately, the Innovation Award for Partners was developed to recognize these partners, who are using Citrix technology to reimagine IT, drive business growth and create new ways of working.

Their incredible work for our customers shows that we have some of the most innovative channel partners in the industry, and it’s my honor to announce the finalists—three partners who best represent the spirit of this prestigious award. You’ll be able to watch their stories and vote for your favorite when the finalist videos are available in early January. A big thank you to everyone who participated—we received submissions from partners around the world in a huge variety of industries—and especially to our judges’ committee of independent IT experts.

Voting will open the first week of January; check back on the site or follow @citrixpartners for the announcement that voting is live. The winner will be announced during the closing keynote at Citrix Summit 2018 in Anaheim, California, on Tuesday, January 9.

Meet the finalists

And now, let me introduce you to these visionary organizations, and share their exceptional stories:

AceIQ, Sweden

AceIQ is a leading provider of Citrix solutions across northern Europe, with a passion for helping people and organizations achieve their goals. Their customer Malux AB, manufactures and distributes explosion-proof electrical, lighting and communications solutions for industrial use. AceIQ helped Malux design and implement an end-to-end cloud solution with Citrix Workspace Service and Microsoft Azure. This scalable, secure solution makes it possible for Malux expand into new markets while ensuring corporate data is available anywhere on any device. 

Coretek, US

Coretek Services is an IT consulting company, systems integrator and managed services provider delivering high value, innovative solutions to improve end-user experience and increase operational agility.  Wolverine Worldwide, a Coretek customer, is one of the world’s leading footwear and apparel distributors, providing marketing and licensing for iconic brands including Keds, Sperry, and more. Working with Citrix and Microsoft, Coretek developed a global solution for virtualized 3D apps hosted in Azure, that helps Wolverine accelerate time to market for new consumer products.

MOQdigital, Australia

MOQdigital is an Australian provider of IT services and solutions that helps businesses achieve more. Queensland Investment Corporation (QIC), their customer, is a diversified alternative investment firm dedicated to delivering outcomes for clients. QIC adopted a cloud-based architecture to support rapid expansion, scale internationally, and provide anytime anywhere access for their people. MOQdigital, together with Citrix, designed a cloud solution with virtual desktops in Microsoft Azure to help QIC achieve their goals of greater access, higher performance and flexibility to scale on demand.

Cast your vote

Stay tuned: watch for the finalist videos in early January and be sure to vote when open. I hope to see you at Citrix Summit 2018 for this and other exciting programs, including intensive technical breakouts, interactive sessions and keynotes on the Citrix roadmap and latest incentives.

Learn more at www.citrixsummit.com.


Craig Stilwell, Worldwide VP of Partner Sales & Strategy, has more than 23 years of technology experience, including more than 17 years at Citrix, most recently serving as Area Vice President of our U.S. Commercial business responsible for all sales and products in the U.S. Commercial segment. Previously, Craig served in several roles at Citrix, notably as Vice President of Americas Channel Sales & Field Operations.

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