Eugene Kaspersky guardian.co.uk
Channelnomics said Kaspersky was honoured for his visionary thinking and IT security expertise, which helped shape the technology industry and the IT channel at large.
Chris Gonsalves, Editor of Channelnomics who oversaw the awards programme, said: “Few in the technology industry have had the kind of year Eugene Kaspersky had in 2012 and that was reflected in the volume of thoughtful nominations and judges’ comments he attracted for this award.”
The Awards were held in recognition of the contributions and impact of both the vendor and solution provider executives and leaders who guide various channel decisions and play a role in reseller buying habits.
“He’s a respected technologist, a thought leader, a firebrand, and more importantly a channel advocate who has led the charge at Kaspersky Lab to bring reseller partners to unprecedented levels of success. Our Influencer of the Year Award speaks to the impact and connection leaders like Mr. Kaspersky make with peers, partners and competitors alike,” added Gonsalves.