Nominations Open for Red Hat Innovation Awards 2015


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Red Hat, Inc.the world’s leading provider of open source solutions,yesterday announced nominations are open for the ninth annual Red Hat Innovation Awards, which will be presented during Red Hat Summit 2015, June 23-26, 2015, in Boston.

“We’re always looking for new and innovative ways to highlight our customers and the ways they’re solving their business problems with Red Hat technology. Cloud and mobile are becoming the standard, and with so many companies turning more and more to open source, it’s an honor to get to feature some that are leading the way.”Marco Bill-Petervice president, Customer Experience and Engagement, Red Hat

Red Hat’s global customers and partners are building dynamic IT infrastructures and driving business innovation with the Red Hat technology portfolio. The 2015 Red Hat Innovation Awards will honor these efforts and reflect some of the most outstanding work and next generation business application deployments happening with open source solutions and, specifically, Red Hat technology.

Organizations have the opportunity to submit their nomination in six categories. Category winners will be selected based on the uniqueness, complexity and magnitude of their Red Hat implementations.

Categories for the 2015 Red Hat Innovation Awards include:

Infrastructure: Recognition of striking flexibility, scalability, cost effectiveness, performance and security within an infrastructure.
Modernize: Recognition of an outstanding transition from aging, proprietary infrastructure and restrictive vendors towards open source, standardized solutions.
Transform: Recognition of the best utilization of Red Hat solutions to transform an IT department from a call center to a business partner that can provide self-service and useful automation.
Cloud: Recognition of the most successfully illustrated cloud deployment using Red Hat’s cloud technology portfolio.
Application Development: Recognition of the most outstanding employment of agile methodologies and superior overall performance of creating, maintaining and deploying successful business applications, whether they be traditional, mobile or cloud, using Red Hat solutions.
Accelerate, Integrate, Automate: Recognition of best overall acceleration, integration and automation of IT workloads using Red Hat products.

Submissions for the Red Hat Innovation Awards will be accepted until Jan. 15, 2015. A winner will be recognized in each of the six categories. From these winners, the 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 2015 Red Hat Summit.

Each submission will be evaluated by a panel of experts in the field of business and open source technology, including: Lee Congdon, CIO, Red Hat; Ashesh Badani, general manager, OpenShift, Red Hat; Peter ffoulkes, research director, 451 Research; Richard Fichera, vice president and principal analyst, Infrastructure and Operations, Forrester Research; Sean Michael Kerner, senior editor, eWeek; and Kurt Marko, analyst and consultant at MarkoInsights and contributor to Forbes and InformationWeek.

Kenneth Omeruo
Omeruo Ndukaku Kenneth is an Innovation Management expert,the CEO of Emerging Media,a new media company.He is a member of ISPIM - International Society for Professional Innovation Management and the US-Africa chamber of Commerce.He is the Founder of TechTrends Nigeria Blog,Nigeria Innovation Summit and the African Innovation Academy.Kenneth is a highly sought-after Internet Marketing Consultant who has through his seminars, articles, training and consulting, helped many organizations, Individuals, Businesses maximize the Internet for business purposes.Kenneth has also being featured as a guest on the TV show TODAY ON STV Nigeria and on Bloomberg Africa TV.He is the author of the best –selling Internet Book: How To Create Unlimited Internet Wealth. He is a syndicated columnist with the following Newspapers in Nigeria: Daily Independent, Financial Standard, PUNCH, BusinessDay, and Sun.Kenneth organises the EduNet Conference for Universities in Nigeria. Kenneth is a member of Institute of Software Practitioners of Nigeria( ISPON ) Roundtable For Capacity Development in Nigeria,member pre-selection committee for Nigeria at the UN World Summit Awards,a Panelist for Youth Enterprise With Innovation in Nigeria(YouWIN)-a Federal government initiative created by the ministry of finance,supported by ministries of Communications Technology,Youth Development,Worldbank and DFID. A 2013 Judge at the Google Cloud Developers Challenge for Sub Saharan Africa.He has been a contributing editor of Nigeria Communications Week,Africa Telecom and IT Business Magazine,ICT Today magazine,M2 magazine.Kenneth has been invited to the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation Forum, Oracle Open World Conference USA, Oracle Cloud World Dubai, and GITEX Dubai. He now lives in New York with his family and presently working on an Open Innovation project for Nigeria. You can contact Kenneth through email: (kenneth (at) On Skpe:Kenneth.Omeruo

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