CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Kristen Duda, vice president of Strategic Alliances at Intelex, to the highly respected Women of the Channel list for 2021. This annual list recognizes the unique strengths, vision and achievements of female leaders in the IT channel who pushed forward with comprehensive business plans, marketing initiatives and other innovative ideas to support their partners and customers, helping them through the uncertainty brought on by the global COVID-19 pandemic.
Duda, a professional engineer who has 18 years of experience in EHSQ, is an integral part of the growing success of Intelex because of her devotion to building value-based connected EHSQ ecosystem partnerships. Being included in the 2021 CRN Women of the Channel listing marks Duda’s second accolade from CRN in 2021, coming on the heels of being recognized as a 2021 CRN Channel Chief earlier this year.
“CRN’s 2021 Women of the Channel list acknowledges accomplished, influential women whose dedication, hard work, and leadership accelerate channel growth,” said Blaine Raddon, chief executive officer of The Channel Company. “We are proud to honor them for their many accomplishments and look forward to their continued contributions to the IT channel.”
Kristen Duda: Leading Development and Growth of Partner Ecosystem
As vice president of Strategic Alliances at Intelex, Duda leads the development and growth of the global partner ecosystem, including consulting, independent software vendors (ISVs) and technology partners. Duda has been spearheading the rapid expansion of Intelex’s growing global partner base and has tripled the size of the company’s strategic alliances and partnerships team in the last year alone. Moreover, Duda was a pivotal team member in the acquisition of Intelex partner, ehsAI, a next-wave AI and machine learning compliance automation vendor an Intelex partner in November 2020.
She has been pivotal in successfully developed an array of partnerships for Intelex with key market players including Microsoft, Zebra Technologies, Workday, Industrial Scientific, ERM, Arcadis and many others. These partnerships help deliver on Intelex’s vision of delivering a connected EHSQ ecosystem to drive impactful insights into operational risk, worker safety and environmental program improvements.
“I am honored to be named to CRN’s 2021 Women of the Channel list and the accomplished group of influential women leaders whose strategic vision and unique achievements accelerate channel growth,” said Duda, vice president of strategic alliances at Intelex. “Intelex in the midst of an exciting year of new ecosystem initiatives to help our customers solve their most complex environmental, sustainability, and safety challenges, and our partners are critical in this endeavor.”
Over the next year, Duda is leading global efforts to further build out Intelex’s EHSQ ecosystem including initiatives to expand partnership programs, drive integrations for IIoT-enabled EHSQ, explore and introduce new revenue models and offerings with partners, and propel global expansion further into EMEA and APAC.
Intelex is proudly committed to having strong diversity in leadership including women in strategic roles such as Duda, whose invaluable industry experience and expertise guides Intelex to market-leading, progressive solutions within the EHSQ ecosystem.
The 2021 Women of the Channel list is profiled in CRN Magazine and online at www.CRN.com/WOTC.
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