BLUEJEANS BY VERIZON
2021 Customer Award Recipients
Honoring people, teams, and organizations that are transforming the way work gets done.
The Trailblazers of Video Communications
The BlueJeans by Verizon Customer Awards recognize forward-thinking customers that are using BlueJeans to improve how they communicate, collaborate, and meet.
Category #1: Biggest Business Transformation
Award recipients demonstrated the ability to drive significant business change by using BlueJeans to create new revenue streams and/or continuity in the current economy. This award is a true reflection of entrepreneurial spirit and adeptness with evolving to the new work reality.
Standard Chartered Bank is 160 years old, present in 60 markets, and has 85,000 employees globally. As part of the Bank's philosophy; anytime, anywhere and on any device, the Bank rolled out BlueJeans to its employees. The Bank secured a 94% satisfaction rate for the BlueJeans service from its employees from a user survey of 600K interactions. The usage of BlueJeans in 2020 hit 300 million collaboration minutes and is used across the Bank for team collaboration, virtual town halls, and client meetings. Standard Chartered has been able to connect its globally-dispersed staff and maintain banking relationships with customers.
With COVID-19 restrictions shutting down film and television festivals all over the world, entertainment licensing platform RightsTrade is using BlueJeans to recreate the entire face-to-face experience––from watching a screening to signing a deal—online.
With a global portfolio of more than 80 brands, Terlato Wine Group chose BlueJeans to enable remote work, cutting out 451,670 miles of travel and 83 metric tons in carbon emissions. Terlato Wine Group has been able to use BlueJeans Events to host company awards and town hall meetings, as well as to offer virtual wine tastings for customers during the shutdown.
Founded in 1971, Transglobal Travel provides tour services of the Holy Land. Because of travel and health restrictions due to COVID-19, Transglobal Travel started offering interactive, virtual tours of Israel over BlueJeans for participants to experience from the comfort and safety of their homes.
Category #2: Most Innovative Use Case
Award recipients demonstrated exceptional creativity in leveraging video conferencing technology to extend their value beyond what was previously possible.
Using BlueJeans to create production-quality events, the Suns have been able to transform the way they engage with internal and external stakeholders. By offering a second screen experience using BlueJeans, the Phoenix Suns organization has created a new, immersive way for fans to watch and interact with their favorite teams and brands across the NBA.
Looking to support asynchronous teaching methods at the start of the pandemic and a flexible, choice model thereafter, Northwood University uses BlueJeans Meetings to livestream classes, share videos, whiteboards, and online games; to conduct breakout sessions and team presentations; and to facilitate exams using a real-time online (RTO) approach to teaching.
Snap Assessment & Education works with further or higher education healthcare programs and NHS Employers to provide numeracy and literacy services to staff members and learners. Using the BlueJeans API, Snap was able to automate a process where exams can be invigilated using a combination of their platform and the BlueJeans smartphone application to allow timed assessments with custom questions.
Category #3: Biggest Impact
Award recipients demonstrated significant contributions to driving social, environmental, or cultural change through their thoughtful use of video conferencing technology.
With a history stretching back more than 130 years, ABB employs 110,000 people across more than 100 countries. BlueJeans has become a critical tool for helping ABB to manage any disruption caused by the pandemic, enabling the leading Robotics Supplier and Manufacturer to host regular live events with up to thousands of participants from around the world.
Unable to meet in person due to the COVID-19 shutdowns, the Cleveland County District Court began using BlueJeans to maintain treatment court operations. Having the ability to host weekly virtual court appearances and monitor compliance and staffing calls with treatment providers has enabled multiple participants to complete their treatment plans and achieve sobriety.
Offering education, prevention services, family support sessions, crisis intervention, and follow-up care for juveniles struggling with addiction, FullCircle uses BlueJeans for virtual sessions to stay connected with teens and their families and help them in their journey to sobriety.
As one of the country’s largest youth sports governing bodies, with nearly 500,000 recreational and competitive players and staff, US Club Soccer uses BlueJeans to stream educational content and webinars to their audience of coaches, administrators, directors, and players over Facebook Live.
Category #4: Best Use of BlueJeans for Events
Award recipients demonstrated creative and/or successful deployments of BlueJeans Events to support marketing efforts (webinars/virtual events) or HR initiatives (all-hands meetings).
Turning a major, typically in-person event into a fully digital conference featuring keynotes, master classes, and social events for 56 hours nonstop, Adobe MAX 2020 attracted 10 million visits and 600,000 attendees over three days. Adobe leveraged BlueJeans Meetings and Events to seamlessly give attendees a truly unified and engaging experience.
Looking to regularly communicate with hundreds of volunteers around society required guidelines and continuing education in a resourceful way, the Air Cadet League of British Columbia uses BlueJeans to host regular board meetings and virtual training sessions.
Recognized as one of the fastest-growing event management companies in the industry, innoVia Productions produces hundreds of live meetings every year. Pivoting from an in-person to virtual model during the pandemic, innoVia uses BlueJeans within their Zenevent platform for executing polished virtual and hybrid events for clients.