We are so pleased to share the winners of our third annual BlueJeans by Verizon Customer Awards! Announced on today's Verizon Up to Speed, the winners are a reflection of customers globally who are deploying BlueJeans solutions to transform the way they collaborate, communicate, and get work done, the 2022 award winners are being recognized for achieving outcomes that positively drive their business and society forward.

“Workplace priorities have come a long way over the past few years, with collaboration and connectivity making their way to the top of the priority tech stack,” said Chadd Thompson, global head of marketing and customer experience, BlueJeans by Verizon. “Experiences are driving the workplace of the future, and our customers are at the forefront of leading the transformation that will help to drive business and society forward.” 

Showcasing how collaborative, inclusive and immersive communication initiatives can be, the 2022 BlueJeans by Verizon Customer Award category winners and honorees are:

  1. Most Successful Hybrid Work Transformation - Winner: Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany

Using BlueJeans Events, Merck KGaA Darmstadt Germany’s global business units have continued to communicate with colleagues, customers, patients, and employees around the world during the pandemic. The science and technology company empowered 750 employees to create and execute events on their own, enabling them to carry out more than 6,300 events in 2021. In total, Merck KGaA Darmstadt Germany hosted more than 14,000 townhalls and events over the past two years — an increase from 240 to 250 a year before the pandemic.

Honorable Mentions: Northwood Technical College, Findley Foundation

  1. Biggest Impact - Winner: Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania (Penn Med)

Penn Med provides telehealth experiences that are uniquely designed around the needs of patients, clinicians, and staff. It uses BlueJeans Telehealth’s features and APIs to integrate virtual patient visits with in-house support tools, delivering services through a custom platform. Over the first 11 months of the pandemic, six hospitals and more than 200 practices adopted the platform, increasing PennMed’s reach, and enabling clinicians to serve patients who might otherwise have slipped through the cracks.  

Honorable Mentions: Array Behavioral Health, StudentNest

  1. Most Innovative Use Case - Winner: Wharton Interactive, The Wharton School

At the Wharton School, Wharton Interactive is pioneering new modes of education. It delivers entire courses as alternate reality experiences, using BlueJeans Meetings to scale hyper-immersive learning. While other solutions limit how many team meetings can be created per account, BlueJeans allows the school to set up unlimited calls. Wharton Interactive has seen almost 100% completion of long-form alternative reality courses, with 98% of learners saying they picked up something during their studies that they couldn’t have learned in traditional classes.

Honorable Mentions: Jujotech, Risolviamo

  1. Best Use of BlueJeans Events - Winner: Red Hat

The world’s leading provider of enterprise open source software solutions, Red Hat has been using BlueJeans for its events program called Red Hat Live. The company relies on BlueJeans Events to host webinars and expos, as well as internal gatherings, such as Red Hat Coffee Hours. With COVID-19 disrupting in-person gatherings, Red Hat scaled up its BlueJeans platform and delivered up to 130 virtual events a month, bringing people together from within and outside the company.

Honorable Mention: ConectUS

Congratulations to all of this year's winners! Check out our BlueJeans By Verizon Customer Awards page to learn more about our annual awards program. To see how leading organizations are using BlueJeans to improve their productivity, communication and collaboration, visit the Featured Customers page and download your free trial of BlueJeans today.