Consultancies win at AWS Global Public Sector Partner Awards

24 June 2021 4 min. read

Deloitte, Accenture, PA Consulting and Cognizant are among the winners of the 2021 AWS Global Public Sector Partner Awards. The firms picked up prizes for their work helping public sector entities digitalise amid the global pandemic.

Amazon Web Services is a subsidiary of Amazon which provides on-demand cloud computing platforms and APIs to individuals, companies, and governments, on a metered pay-as-you-go basis. The platform enables clients to grow AWS public sector businesses through alignment with its public sector sales, marketing, funding, capture, and proposal teams.

The annual AWS Public Sector Partner Awards are hosted to recognise AWS Partners with cloud-based solutions and experience across government, space, education, and non-profits around the world. The last year has seen a plethora of consulting firms looking to help public sector entities adapt to digital work amid the Covid-19 pandemic – something which has been reflected by the 2021 winners of the AWS Public Sector Partner Awards.

Along with the other award winners, four consulting firms will be recognised at a special online event hosted by theCUBE on June 30th. All those chosen were selected on the basis of their skills and ability to deliver valuable customer solutions, demonstration of Amazon Leadership Principles, engagement and success with the AWS Partner Network, and their customer obsession and contribution to our customers’ success.

In a statement on the firm’s website, Sandy Carter – Vice President of Amazon Web Services – said, “I want to personally thank all our partners who are essential in driving innovation, accelerating digital transformation, and delivering results for our AWS customers. We recognise the importance of our partners in helping our public sector customers achieve their mission, and I am honoured to announce the winners.”

Consulting industry winners

Among the winners, IT consulting giant Accenture picked up a prize for Best Global Expansion. The firm was lauded for co-developing the Intelligent Public Safety Platform (IPSP) out of the Dock, Accenture’s research and development (R&D) and global innovation centre in Dublin. The project saw the consultancy collaborate with the Seattle Police Department, ultimately creating a platform that Accenture turned into a global public safety solution.

Meanwhile, Deloitte was announced as the winner of Best Migration Solution. The firm’s application modernisation transformation solution was given the award, having been powered by innoWake to deliver automated transformations of COBOL-based mainframe application to Java or .NET-based systems. This solution modernises customers’ applications in a fast, low-risk, and cost-effective way.

Elsewhere, Cognizant topped the Most Customer Obsessed Mission-Based Win – State and Local Government category. The firm’s digital tolling solution helped modernise a customer’s tolling system through a cloud-based contact centre, using omnichannel communications and a serverless architected back office platform providing enhanced account, vehicle, payment, and dispute management.

Finally, PA Consulting was named winner of the Most Valuable Amazon Connect Deployment prize. The award has recognised PA’s work for launching the Wellbeing Automated Call Service (WACS) for Hampshire County Council, in just seven days. To develop WACS as quickly as possible, PA turned to Amazon Connect, the cloud contact centre system from AWS. With over 50,000 vulnerable people shielding at home during the Covid-19 pandemic, Hampshire County Council urgently needed to understand their support needs. It meant having to contact the residents regularly and this demand far exceeded the capacity of the Council’s traditional call centre teams.

Steve Carefull, social care technology expert, PA Consulting said, “WACS is a brilliant example of PA bringing together deep insight into the social care world with our expertise in digital solutions development to address an urgent challenge on a huge scale... WACS is a source of immense pride for the PA, AWS and Council teams because it had such a positive impact on the lives of so many people going through a very difficult time.”

In the other categories, a host of services firms also picked up awards. These included CrowdStrike and IronNet, Collibra and Databricks, Datacom, Pariveda Solutions Inc., Escala 24×7, Effectual, Four Points Technology and Enquizit, Amdocs, DLZP Group, Palantir, CloudHesive, GDIT, Nubiral, Orbital Insight, Presidio and Think|Stack, and Kablamo.