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And the Winner Is…Red Hat! CIO 100 Awards

We are excited to share that BlueJeans customer, Red Hat, under the leadership of CIO Mike Kelly, is the recipient of the 2019 CIO 100 Award!  The 32nd annual award program recognizes organizations around the world that exemplify the highest level of operational and strategic excellence in information technology (IT). Red Hat will be recognized at the CIO 100 Symposium and Awards Ceremony on August 21.

Mike Kelly and his team use BlueJeans Meetings and Events to instill a collaborative spirit among employees, partners and the open source developer community. 

“It was important to us that BlueJeans embrace our values of openness and community. That meant working in an open way, which is not always easy. Our internal support team and the teams at BlueJeans collaborate to help ensure that product feedback from Red Hatters finds its way to their developers. The BlueJeans team then works with us to update our meetings platform and adapts to our environment," said Kelly.

The annual CIO 100 Awards celebrate 100 organizations and the teams within them that are using IT in innovative ways to deliver business value, whether by creating competitive advantage, optimizing business processes, enabling growth or improving relationships with customers. The award is an acknowledged mark of enterprise excellence.

In order to encourage change behaviors across the Red Hat community of more than 13,000 employees, CIO Mike Kelly realized the company needed two things—a catalyst sparking this change, and tools engineered to fit with the personality of the larger team, departments, offices and company. Taking on the role of catalyst, Kelly and his team deployed the BlueJeans Meetings platform to help integrate teams across multiple continents and connect thousands of employees simultaneously with customers and partners.

Maryfran Johnson, IDG’s Executive Director of CIO Programs shared this about the CIO 100 Awards, “This year’s CIO 100 winning companies are inspiring examples of how IT leadership, business collaboration and digital transformation will drive growth.”