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Nominations Open for 2019 Red Hat Innovation Awards


Awards program recognizes Red Hat customers for their innovative and
creative use of Red Hat technologies; Award recipients to be honored at
Red Hat Summit 2019

Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE:RHT), the world's leading provider of open source
solutions, today announced that it is accepting nominations for the 2019
Red Hat Innovation Awards.

Since 2007, the Red Hat Innovation Awards have recognized organizations
from around the world and across industries for the transformative
projects and outstanding results they have experienced with Red Hat's
open source solutions. Open source has helped transform technology from
the datacenter to the cloud and the Red Hat Innovation Awards showcase
its transformative impact in organizations around the world.

Nominations should showcase successful open source IT implementation and
projects that made a difference in organizations using open source.
Entries for the Innovation Awards will be judged in five areas:

  • Impact: Assessing the impact the project had on the
    organization and various lines of business, including the return on
    investment benefits such as increased agility, automation,
    scalability, productivity, and cost and time-savings.
  • Transformation: Analyzing the organization's IT
    transformation and modernization as a result of the project.
  • Open source: Evaluating how the organization is embracing an
    agile mode of IT, using open source technology, methodology, open
    source values and initiatives to create a culture that supports
    collaboration, diversity, and meritocracy.
  • Difference: Measuring how the organization's change and
    transformation has made a difference in the lives of the users,
    communities, and even the society it supports.
  • Uniqueness: Judging the uniqueness and distinct vision for the
    project showing innovation and originality that hasn't been seen or
    heard of before.

Submissions will be accepted until Nov. 7, 2018, and will be evaluated
by a panel of business and open source technology experts including
Ashesh Badani, vice president and general manager, Cloud Platforms;
Marco Bill-Peter, senior vice president, Customer Experience and
Engagement; Nick Costides, vice president, Information Technology, UPS;
Leigh Day vice president, Marketing Communications; Sean Michael Kerner,
senior editor, eWeek; Craig Muzilla, senior vice president, Core
Products and Cloud Services Business; Al Sadowski, research vice
president, 451 Research; Dale Walker, acting deputy & features editor,
IT Pro, Cloud Pro, Channel Pro; and Chris Wright, vice president and
chief technology office.

A total of five winners will be chosen. From those five winners, the
2019 Red Hat Innovator of the Year will be selected by the community
through online voting, and will be announced during an awards ceremony
at the 2019 Red Hat Summit in Boston, May 7-9, 2019. In addition, up to
five honorable mention submissions may be recognized by the judges.

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