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Celebrating a win at the Cloud Excellence Awards with IXICO

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Des Lekerman


Published: 29 September 2022

Team Kocho takes home the Best Emergence from the Pandemic award at London’s Computing Cloud Excellence Awards.

We’re delighted to announce that Kocho has won a prestigious award at last week’s Computing Cloud Excellence Awards, which was held in London’s Whitehall.

We fought off stiff competition from some big brands to win in a new category introduced for 2022 – Best Emergence from the Pandemic.

The award recognises the cloud transformation work that we delivered for our client, IXICO, which supported the continued delivery of their critical services during the pandemic. It also enabled them to emerge from it in an even stronger position.

Knowing that these awards honour the very best of the UK cloud industry – whether that’s services, vendors, or deployments – we couldn’t be prouder.

Team Kocho stands on stage to collect the award for Best Emergence from the Pandemic.

IXICO and Kocho: better together

IXICO is a specialist neuroimaging services provider to the global biopharmaceutical industry, operating a network of over 900 imaging centres across 37 countries. Its services help Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and Huntington’s patients across the world.

When the pandemic hit, IXICO were already working with Kocho on its digital transformation plans. By ensuring that its pioneering services wouldn’t be impacted, we hit the accelerator.

With the help of our talented Cloud Transformation team, working closely with the excellent IXICO team, IXICO was able to move its mission-critical applications – including Office 365 and Microsoft Teams – to the Microsoft Azure Cloud in just two weeks.

Not only did this support IXICO to carry on its vital work uninterrupted during the pandemic, but it’s also provided a future-proofed infrastructure that keeps its AI-based imaging technology at the forefront of its field.

Because of the highly sensitive nature of its work, security and compliance were of paramount importance, something which Kocho builds into all of the cloud transformation work that we undertake.

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Both the Kocho and IXICO teams can take enormous credit for what was achieved in such a short timeframe. […] This award is recognition for everyone involved in the project to rapidly move IXICO to the Cloud.

Des Lekerman

Kocho CEO

A partnership secured in the Cloud

The award ceremony was attended by members of Kocho’s senior management and project delivery team. We were joined by Pat McKenna, SVP IT & Development, and Grant Nash, Chief Financial Officer at IXICO.

Commenting on the award, Grant said: “As a company which provides a critical service to the global biopharmaceutical sector, it’s important that we can rapidly respond to our clients’ requirements.

“Working with Kocho, we were able to move seamlessly and securely to the Cloud, thereby enhancing our service resilience. Winning this award is something that the whole team can be proud of.”

Both the Kocho and IXICO teams can take enormous credit for what was achieved in such a short timeframe.

We’ve developed a close and long-standing partnership with IXICO and this award is recognition for everyone involved in the project to rapidly move IXICO to the Cloud.

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Des Lekerman

Des Lekerman is Kocho’s CEO. Des spearheads the company’s growth strategy and vision. He’s passionate about finding ways to help people work smarter and communicate better.

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