The Red Hat Innovation Awards have been recurring annually every years since 2007, and the nominations for the 2020 awards are now open. The Red Hat Innovation Awards recognize organizations 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. Users should nominate organizations that showcase successful IT implementation and projects that made a difference using open source. According to a Red Hat press release, Innovation Awards nominees 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 are open through September 13th, 2019. Each nomination will be evaluated by a panel of business and open source technology experts. Panelists include:
- Ashesh Badani, vice president and general manager, Cloud Platforms, Red Hat
- Marco Bill-Peter, senior vice president, Customer Experience and Engagement, Red Hat
- Stefanie Chiras, vice president and general manager, Red Hat Enterprise Linux business unit, Red Hat
- Leigh Day, vice president, Marketing Communications, Red Hat
- KellyAnn Fitzpatrick, industry analyst, RedMonk
- Dr. Edmund Jackson, chief data scientist, HCA Healthcare
- Sean Michael Kerner, freelance journalist
- Chris Wright, vice president and chief technology officer, Red Hat.
Five winners will be chosen in total, with the 2020 Red Hat Innovator of the Year being selected by the community through online voting. Nominees can be submitted here.