1 May 2019

ClearPoint has been awarded the Social Impact Partner of the Year award at the recent Amazon Web Services (AWS) 2019 Australia and New Zealand Amazon Partner Network (APN) Awards.

ClearPoint wins AWS AwardThe awards which recognise the channel leaders playing a key role in helping customers build solutions and drive innovation on the AWS Cloud, were handed out at an awards ceremony at the annual AWS Partner Summit in Sydney this week.

Winning the Social Impact Partner of the Year award was in recognition of the innovative work that ClearPoint carries out as the technology partner for Kiwi social enterprise, Eat My Lunch.

“ClearPoint has always had a strong value around giving back to the community”, says Cristy Spencer, Head of Marketing at ClearPoint. “Eat My Lunch was a social enterprise that needed an improved technology foundation and a way to scale more easily, so was an obvious choice for ClearPoint to partner with.”

Like most small enterprises, Eat My Lunch started with a simple online ordering website, but as the business started to grow and exceed its operating expectations in a short time, a more adaptable and scalable digital solution was required.

“Our close collaboration with Eat My Lunch helped us to develop a clear shared understanding of the business, the mission and the goals which we were then able to apply technology and digital touch points for,” says Spencer.

“As part of the optimisation process, one of the first things we did was  port Eat My Lunch onto AWS so that it would operate safely, be reliable and have high performance.”

The positive impact it brings to New Zealand children is quite astounding. In 2018, Eat My Lunch made it’s 1 millionth lunch, which shows how technology can make such a big impact for social good. Their 2018 impact study had  87% of schools report an increase in the concentration of children who receive the lunches.

Lisa King, founder of Eat My Lunch, is delighted for ClearPoint who has been an amazing partner for the business. “The ClearPoint team came on board when we were just starting out, and helped us build our technology to support and cope with our rapid growth,” says King. “The solutions executed by ClearPoint have enabled Eat My Lunch to grow without interruptions and set up automation at scale, as well as streamline and improve the service to adults, kids and schools receiving lunches. It has also enabled us to offer additional products and move into new geographies.”

View the full video story here at https://clearpoint.digital/our-work/eat-my-lunch/

Today ClearPoint continues to be the technology partner for Eat My Lunch, sit on the Advisory board and the ClearPoint staff volunteer to make the Eat My Lunch lunches on a regular basis.



Amazon Web Services (AWS) 2019 Australia and New Zealand Amazon Partner Network (APN) Awards

The awards acknowledged a wide range of partners – from those born in the cloud to traditional AWS consulting and technology partners – with a common theme of collaboration to deliver customer impact, and six winners were selected by a panel of AWS experts.


Social Impact Partner of the Year: is awarded to an AWS APN partner that had the most significant contribution in driving positive social impact through the use of AWS services.

Winner: Clearpoint wins the award for working with Eat My Lunch, a social enterprise, in their move to the AWS Cloud, which helped them to meet their target of delivering more than one million lunches to children in need.

Finalists: Deloitte, Datacom


APN Consulting Partner of the Year – An overall APN Consulting Partner that has grown with AWS by consistently delivering complex and large scale customer outcomes on the AWS platform.

Winner: Versent wins the award for the third time, for its experience and success in moving Australian businesses to the AWS Cloud, its tailored methodologies for cloud migration, and the development of cloud-native applications.

Finalists: Contino, Deloitte


APN Technology Partner of the Year: is an ISV customer of AWS, which is part of the APN, who builds their technology stack with AWS services at the core, and has an integrated go-to-market with AWS.

Winner: Cloud Conformity is an Australian APN Technology Partner, which focuses on delivering cloud infrastructure compliance.

Finalists: GorillaStack, TechnologyOne


APN Innovation Partner of the Year: is awarded to an AWS APN partner that has helped customers innovate, disrupt industries, or transform the way they do business.

Winner: Tigerspike wins the award for its innovative work with a large petrol and convenience retailer to ensure a frictionless shopping and payment experience.

Finalists: Roam Creative, Deloitte


APN Differentiation Partner of the Year – Application Transformation and Migration: is awarded to an AWS APN partner that has successfully helped a significant number of customers revolutionise their business through application transformation and migration.

Winner: Contino wins the award for its work with customers across multiple industries, including transport, utilities, and finance, to successfully execute large and complex migrations.

Finalists: Versent, Consegna


APN Differentiation Partner of the Year – Data, Analytics, and Machine Learning: is awarded to an AWS APN partner that has demonstrated excellence in solving complex business problems through the creative use of data analytics, machine learning or artificial intelligence.

Winner: Intellify wins the award for its successful track-record of using data analytics to deliver customer outcomes across a diverse range of industries through a team of twenty dedicated data scientists and consultants.

Finalist: Kablamo, Qrious