“If we don’t continue to evolve and take on challenges, we will get left behind… Innovation is when you take this idea, you cultivate it, and you make the world a better place.” – Genfare
Marco Bill-Peter and Chris Wright took to the main stage early Thursday morning to announce the 2016 Innovation Awards winners. This year, Red Hat celebrates 10 years of the Innovation Awards, which highlights the achievements made by partners and customers around the globe. What makes each winner stand out is their creative thinking, problem solving, and innovative use of Red Hat solutions.
Winners are chosen by a panel of judges made up of industry analysts, journalists, and Red Hat executives. This year’s winners for each category are:
- Accelerate, integrate, automate: Acuity Systems
- Modernize: Paddy Power Betfair
- Infrastructure: BSE
- Cloud: Amadeus
- Transform: Genfare
- Application development: Atos
“Our customers are the proof. The technology is here. Now, what will you do with it?” – Chris Wright
As Bill-Peter and Wright noted, the diversity among this year’s winners is striking. From IT consulting to stock exchanges, the winners are truly a cross-section of Red Hat customers. And yet, the similarities between these companies—stood out, too. These included the problems they faced and the solutions they embraced, as well as a common focus on increasing agility, scalability, security.
Since Tuesday, Summit attendees have been voting for the Innovator of the Year award winner. (Think the People’s Choice Awards.) And now, the people have spoke.
This year’s winner: Amadeus