Red Hat's 2016 Innovation Awards Open for Nominations

by Ostatic Staff - Oct. 07, 2015

As commercial open source companies have proliferated, it's become a given that there will be multi-billion dollar firms focused exclusively on open source. And, Red Hat has proven to be shining proof of concept in this area. The company has steadily innovated, but is also focused on how other companies and partners are creating innovative solutions that orbit Red Hat's own products.

With that in mind, the company announced that nominations are open for the 2016 Red Hat Innovation Awards. This is the 10th anniversary of the awards program, and here are details.

The 2016 Red Hat Innovation Awards will recognize outstanding work and next-generation business application deployments happening with open source solutions in general as well as Red Hat-focused technologies.

The judges for the awards are from around the tech industry. Each submission will be evaluated by a panel in the field of business and open source technology, including: Lee Congdon, CIO, Red Hat; Ashesh Badani, vice president and general manager, OpenShift, Red Hat; Carla Arend, program director, European Software, IDC; Sean Michael Kerner, senior editor, eWEEK; and Henry Peyret, principal analyst, Forrester Research, Inc.

The categories for nominations include application development, cloud computing, infrastructure technology and more.

Submissions will be accepted through the Red Hat Innovation Awards website until Dec. 11, 2015. From the winners, the Red Hat Innovator of the Year will be selected by the community through online voting. The 2016 Red Hat Innovation Award winners and the 2016 Red Hat Innovator of the Year award recipient will be recognized during Red Hat Summit 2016, June 28-July 1, 2016, in San Francisco.