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GTDC Announces U.S. "Rising Stars" at 2017 Summit
[September 06, 2017]

GTDC Announces U.S. "Rising Stars" at 2017 Summit

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 06, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- GTDC SUMMIT -- The Global Technology Distribution Council (GTDC) today revealed the award winners for its 12th annual U.S. Rising Stars, presented at an exclusive luncheon during this year’s GTDC Summit at the Hyatt Regency in San Francisco. The Summit brings together technology leaders, including the GTDC’s distribution members, their vendor partners’ channel executives, and prominent research and database analysts. The annual event has its largest attendance in history this year, including more than 80 vendor companies represented. Attendees benefit from a broad range of panels, keynotes and breakout sessions focused on trends, best practices and channel insight supporting partnerships as well as ways to thrive in today’s era of disruption. GTDC members are the world’s most successful technology distributors, driving more than $130 billion in global product and services business.

The U.S. Rising Star Awards distinguish vendors in the technology industry with outstanding sales growth and market share through regional distribution partners. These prestigious honors are based on aggregate sell-through data across nine categories within The NPD Group’s Distributor Track® service: Networking Software, Cloud IT Infrastructure, All Flash Array, Cybersecurity, UCC, proAV, Mobile Computing, Hyperconverged, and Gaming PCs and Accessories. The 2017 award winners are:

  Cloud IT Infrastructure
2017 U.S. Rising Stars
  Category Sector Growth Champion  Sector Market Share Champion 
  Networking SoftwareVEEAMVEEAM
  All Flash ArrayNimble (HPE)NetApp
  CybersecurityCheckpoint SWSymantec
  proAVDell EMCSamsung
  Mobile ComputingLenovoLenovo
 Gaming PCs and AccessoriesASUSRazer

“This year’s Rising Stars include both newcomers and returning winners who have made their mark through distribution channels,” commented Tim Curran, GTDC CEO. “These innovative companies cover multiple hot market categories. They’ve driven growth and success in distribution through proactive engagement and strong commitment to comprehensive solutions.”

The Rising Star Awards establish technology vendors as top players out of hundreds of manufacturers and publishers who rely on distributors to meet the product and service requirements of technology solution providers nationwide.

Rising Star Awards Methodology
Results for Rising Star Award winners are based on actual U.S. revenue and market share data over the past year, as reported by industry research organization The NPD Group using its Distributor Track® service. Available by subscription, Distributor Track aggregates actual distributor sell-through data to enable sharp insight into channel sales and pricing trends with the ability to dive into SKU-based details and drill down into specific product subcategories, including detailed attributes based on specific areas of interest. To be eligible for a Rising Star Award, vendors are required to have sold corresponding products through technology distributors for a minimum of two years and sell through at least two GTDC members.

About The NPD Group, Inc.
NPD is the leading global provider of market information and business solutions covering brick-and-mortar, e-commerce, and emerging channels in more than 20 industries. We combine our unique data assets with analytic solutions to help our clients measure performance, predict trends, and improve results, advising them to help drive successful growth. Practice areas include apparel, appliances, automotive, beauty, books, consumer electronics, diamonds, e-commerce, entertainment, fashion accessories, food consumption, foodservice, footwear, home, juvenile products, mobile, office supplies, retail, sports, technology, toys, travel retail, games, and watches / jewelry. For more information, visit and Follow us on Twitter: @npdgroup.

About The Global Technology Distribution Council
The Global Technology Distribution Council is the industry consortium representing the world’s leading tech distributors. GTDC members drive more than $130 billion in annual worldwide sales of products, services and solutions through diverse business channels. GTDC conferences support the development and expansion of strategic supply-chain partnerships that continually address the fast-changing marketplace needs of vendors, end customers and distributors. GTDC members include AB S.A, ABC Data, Almo Corporation, Arrow Electronics, Computer Gross Italia, D&H Distributing, ELKO, Exclusive Networks, Ingram Micro, Intcomex, Logicom, Pinnacle, SiS Technologies, SYNNEX, Tarsus, Tech Data, TIM AG and Westcon-Comstor.

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