The 2018 CRN Fast50 awards kicked off with a panel discussion of top technology companies and our fast networking session, with a cash grab machine, air hockey and more!
Chris Singh (Cisco), Farha Diba (Comscentre), Michael Robotham (Cisco), Cassandra Crothers (Cisco).
Yasin Ladhani (Connectwise), Kirstie Elderfield (BEarena), Margot Pijls (BEarena), Antony Price (Connectwise), Gregory Lalle (Connectwise).
HP's Nathan Matthews and Kristy Thompson.
Over The Wire's Tas Kritharis and Michael Omeros.
Raj Khetia (Brennan IT), Claudia Esquivel (Gartner) and Lyncoln de Mello (Brennan IT).
Willy Harsono (Bluechip), Ron Jarvis (Bluechip), Steve Wemyss (Calibre One), Koi Huah Wemyss (Calibre One), Johnson Hsiung (Bluechip).
Vocus' Natasa Matic and Benji King.
Tquila ANZ's Damian Noonan, Jo Masters, Rosanna Cordova and Ian Carpenter.
HD IT's Sammy Pragash tries his luck in the cash grab machine.
More Telecom's Ryan Marks joins in the fun while Rhipe's Samantha Abbott looks on.
Robbie Upcroft (Insentra), Jennifer Lilley (Rhipe), James Barrack (Rhipe).
Karen Drewitt (The Missing Link), William Maher (Nextmedia) and Antony Price (Connectwise).
Encoo's Chris Eaton, Craig Robertson and Jason Li.
Alexandra West (ASI Solutions), Moheb Moses (Channel Dynamics).
PCS Australia's Sydney Borg and Lauren Borg in a friendly air hockey match.
Steve Kletzmayr (Infinidat), Vivek Trivedi (Exigo Tech) and Sammy Pragash (HD IT).
Bojan Zubovic (Vibrato), Vin Marin (Vibrato) and Thomas Mellotte (Gartner).
CMD Solutions' Andre Morgan, Fabio Carvana and Adam Durbin.
Stefan Hoerzer (Enosys Solutions), Joseph Mesiti (Enosys Solutions), Andrew Weir (Cirrus Networks), Brent Valle (The Future Phase) and Brendan MacDonald (Cirrus Networks).
Sharon Luttrel (Kinetic IT), Dan Marsh (Kinetic IT) and Katie Cheesman (Kettering Professional Services).
Lauren Borg (PCS Australia) and Antony Price (Connectwise).
Navneesh Garg (Adactin) and Ian Poole (Blott Advisory).
James Lewis (Kloud Solutions) and Robert Findlay (LogMeIn).
Ron Jarvis (Bluechip) and Brent Valle (The Future Phase).
Datto's Kerry Le, Richard Tulloch and Michael Balzan.
Nathan Matthews (HP), Armen Eskandari (Synnex), Kristy Thompson (HP), Adrian Thake (HP) and Andy Kuek (Synnex).
Salesforce's Erin Williams, Guillano Lot and Robert Holliday.
Vocus' Charlotte Schraa and Natasa Matic.
Infinidat's Rod McCombe, Steve Kletzmayr, Catherine Vlaeminck and Ian Deane.
Onel Consulting's Nataly Torres and Raymond Ng.
Farha Diba (Comscentre) and Luke Power (Cisco).
Lucie Crotwell (CRN), Lauren Rutter (Rhipe) and Andrew Jackson (CRN).
Nader Barsoum (Gemalto), Ilia Tregoubenko (Tech Data), Puneet Banga (Parallels) and Sek Leong (Gemalto).
Rhipe's Lauren Rutter, Samantha Abbott, James Barrack and Bernard Quiachon.
Ron Jarvis (Bluechip), Steven McDonald (CRN) and Willy Harsono (Bluechip).
Alex Huntington (CNS Australia), Karen Drewitt (The Missing Link).
Sachin Verma (Oreta) and Vivek Trivedi (Exigo Tech).
Daniel Wharton (Mia Distribution), Kami Traskina (Mia Distribution) and Sean Harris (NW Computing).
This year's panel session was led by speakers from Rhipe, OBT, Telstra, Channel Dynamics and Tquila ANZ.
CRN editorial director Simon Sharwood hosted the panel discussion.
Jennifer Lilley, Rhipe ISV lead speaks on the panel
Shane Muller, OBT managing director, ready to share his opinions with the CRN Fast50 panel
Jo Masters, Tquila ANZ chief executive
The always-insightful Moheb Moses, Channel Dynamics director, on the Fast50 pannel
Nevash Pillay, Telstra director of global indirect channels
CRN's Brad Howarth served as master of ceremonies for the night.
Cirrus Networks, the biggest company on the list, took home the 2018 CRN Fast50 Leader Award after cracking $75 million in the 2018 financial year.
Cirrus' Andrew Weir collects his award after once again snagging the CRN Fast50 Leader award.
Versent won the 2018 CRN Fast50 Editor’s award, after standing out of the pack with its drive to innovate and delight customers.
Rob Frendo and Micah Smith collects this year's Editor's award.
Brennan IT snagged the 2018 CRN Fast50 Icon award, after getting the most votes from all Fast50 entrants.
Lyncoln de Mello collects the Icon award for Brennan IT.
Blue Apache was named a 2018 CRN Fast50 All Star, after being the only company to make eight out of 10 Fast50 finals.
Chris Marshall accepts the All Star award for BlueApache.
Kettering Professional Services was recognised for returning to the Fast50 list, netting themselves the 2018 CRN Fast50 Comeback Star award.
Katie Cheesman collects the Comeback Star award.
Debuting at the 10th spot is Sydney's Renew IT.
James Lancaster accepts the award for Renew IT.
Melbourne's Araza goes No. 9 in this year's list.
Making its return to the list is Melbourne-based Secure Bits, snagging the 8th spot.
Nicholas Owen and Stephen Birtchnell collect the award.
Making its debut at No.7 is Adelaide's Nuago.
Brendon O'Rourke collects the award in behalf of Nuago.
Last year's winner RIoT Solutions takes 6th place for 2018.
Scott Reid lands another top 10 finish this year.
Debuting at No. 5 is Canberra’s BCT Solutions.
Another debutant for this year's list is Sydney's Cloudten Industries.
Richard Tomkinson accepts the award on behalf of Cloudten.
Sydney's CMD Solutions debuts at No.3 in the 2018 CRN Fast50.
Andrew Morgan collects the award for CMD.
This year's runner up is Sydney-based Adactin.
Navneesh Garg collects the award in behalf of Adactin.
This year's winner is another debutant, Sydney-based Barhead Solutions, after posting an incredible 452.3 percent revenue growth to hit $11 million this year.
Ken Struthers took home the night's top award.
The 2018 CRN Fast50 top 10 and honours awardees pose for a group photo.
Tquila ANZ's Jo Masters, Rosanna Cordova, Damian Noonan and Ian Carpenter.
CSW-IT's Daniel Quattrocchi and Callum McDonald.
Stefan Hoerzer (Enosys Solutions) and Farha Diba (Comscentre).
Speed painter and all-around entertainer Brad Blaze kicks off with some audience participation.
Craig Kelly (The Missing Link), Phil Barlow (Microsoft), Ian Carpenter (Tquila ANZ) and Matt Dixon (KMT Group).
Tquila's Ian Carpenter kicks things off with some great dance moves.
The Missing Link's Craig Kelly shows off his own moves.
Microsoft's Phil Barlow dances to the beat.
KMT Group's Matt Dixon unleashes his own set of moves.
Brad Blaze switches things up with speed painting, starting off with a portrait of a rock and roll icon.
Blaze shows off the completed portrait of Elvis Presley in a matter of minutes.
Blaze looked to local talent and speed-painted popstar Kylie Minogue.
Blaze wrapped up for the night with a painting of the iconic Sydney Opera House.
Brad Howarth (CRN), Lauren Borg (PCS Australia) and Ben Corbett (Blackbird IT).
Robert Findlay (LogMeIn) and Dane Meah (InfoTrust).
The Missing Link's Sam Marshall, Ellie Johnston, Bec Ney and Karen Drewitt.
Synnex's Andy Kuek and Armen Iskandari.
Sparx Solutions' Maryam Minai, Damian Farrugia, Daniela Antoniou and Mario Antoniou.
Gregory Lalle (Connectwise) and Samantha Abbott (Rhipe).