It’s hard to believe that it’s been almost a year to the day since I wrote a blog announcing our new Technology Alliance Program (TAP) and Channel Partner Program for 2019. At that time, we unveiled a new partner portal, an easier-to-use partner directory and a completely revamped program to better support our partners and make working with us easier.
We also promised to provide greater rewards and recognition to our valued partners. Considering the integral role they play in helping us meet our customers’ evolving identity security needs, we’d be remiss if we didn’t formally acknowledge their contributions. And we did just that at an awards ceremony in Denver on January 28. We presented six companies with much-deserved awards, recognizing their contributions to Ping and our shared customers’ successes. It’s with the utmost appreciation that I share with you here the winners of our 2019 Partner of the Year Awards.
2019 Channel Partner of the Year
Our channel partner of the year award is given to the partner who demonstrates excellence in building joint relationships that advance their customers’ digital business initiatives. And this year’s winner is...
Optiv exemplifies what it means to be an outstanding channel partner and an unwavering advocate for customer success. Working together, the Optiv and Ping teams delivered mission-critical identity solutions to several major enterprises last year, including household names in finance and hospitality. For their continued support and partnership, I’m thrilled to recognize Optiv as our 2019 Channel Partner of the Year.
2019 Delivery Partner of the Year
Our Delivery Partner of the Year award recognizes the partner who demonstrates exceptional skill and ability in combining Ping solutions with their own to solve customers’ complex identity challenges. And this year’s winner is...
The team at ProofID has delivered exceptional service on our behalf by innovating, building and delivering customer solutions that push the capabilities of our technology. Throughout the year, ProofID demonstrated a commitment to excellence in the face of extreme complexity, and it’s exactly this type of dedication that made ProofID the clear choice for 2019 Delivery Partner of the Year for the second year running.
2019 Technology Alliance Partner of the Year
This award recognizes the technology partner who has demonstrated excellence in innovation and a commitment to solving critical business challenges with Ping technologies alongside their own. And the 2019 Technology Alliance Partner of the Year is...
CyberArk truly shares our passion for customer success. The CyberArk and Ping teams developed several best-in-class integrations last year that enable our customers to provide seamless, secure privileged access to their most critical resources. CyberArk has also partnered with us to build strong field relationships that help us identify and accelerate joint opportunities to solve our customers’ identity security challenges.
Breakthrough Partners of the Year
New this year, we introduced three awards to recognize our breakthrough partners. These partners emerged as innovators, expanding their partnerships with Ping in unique and compelling ways that resulted in outstanding growth in our customer base, alignment with our field teams and excellent service delivery.
Identropy | 2019 Breakthrough Channel Partner of the Year
The Breakthrough Channel Partner of the Year award recognizes a Ping partner that is aligned with and invested in helping us achieve our vision. Identropy has invested heavily in building the depth and breadth of their technical talent, while consistently finding new and creative ways to uncover opportunities to go to market with us. As they continue on a course to becoming one of our most impactful Channel Partners in 2020, it is an honor to recognize Identropy as our 2019 Breakthrough Channel Partner of the Year.
CTI Global | 2019 Breakthrough Delivery Partner of the Year
Recognizing a valued partner who helped us deliver exceptional service, the 2019 Breakthrough Delivery Partner of the Year award goes to CTI Global. CTI worked closely with our professional services consulting team leads this year to establish new long term resource engagement models while also filling key roles alongside the Ping team on several client accounts. Sharing a commitment to the customer that equals our own, they’re the perfect choice to receive this honor.
iovation | 2019 Breakthrough Technology Alliance Partner of the Year
This award recognizes the technology alliance partner who demonstrated a strong commitment to working with Ping to solve customers’ digital identity issues and is building continued momentum going into 2020. In 2019, iovation, a TransUnion company, helped us develop an integration kit that allows our customers to check device reputation and risk during authentication, helping both workforce and consumer users effectively and securely authenticate with minimal friction. For this, iovation is most deserving of our 2019 Breakthrough Technology Alliance Partner of the Year award.
On behalf of the entire team here at Ping, we thank these six outstanding companies, as well as all of our valued partners, for their customer commitment, loyalty and hard work in 2019. We can’t wait to see what 2020 has in store for us all!