Congratulations to the 2015 NetApp Innovation Award Winners and Finalists!

2015 NetApp Innovation Award winners from around the world are recognized for outstanding IT innovation.

NetApp is very fortunate to have a community of customers who share our enthusiasm for IT innovation and NetApp® technology. Again this year, we received high-quality nominations from across the globe, encompassing a wide range of industries and organizations including enterprise service providers, healthcare, financial services, government, media and entertainment, energy, and education.

Below are the 2015 winners in each of this year’s seven categories: Innovator of the Year – Americas, Innovator of the Year – APAC, Innovator of the Year – EMEA, Innovator of the Year – U.S. Public Sector, Pioneer Innovation, Go Beyond Innovation, and Visionary Leadership.

Congratulations to all!

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  2015 Innovator of the Year Award Winners
Americas Winner:  
eBay
Server and Storage Infrastructure Team
eBay (NASDAQ: EBAY) is the world’s most vibrant marketplace for discovering great value and unique selection. eBay connects millions of buyers and sellers around the globe, empowering people and creating opportunity through Connected Commerce. Our vision for commerce is one that is enabled by people, powered by technology, and open to everyone. We partner but never compete with our sellers and create stronger connections between buyers and sellers with product experiences that are fast, mobile, and secure. As we celebrate our 20th anniversary, we're just as passionate today about connecting buyers and sellers as when we founded the company in 1995. For more information, visit ebayinc.com.
Finalists:
Symantec Corporation


Verizon Enterprise Solutions
Asia Pacific (APAC) Winner:  
ING DIRECT
ING DIRECT changed the way Australians bank 15 years ago by launching the country's first high-interest, fee-free online savings account. Since then, we've brought this low-fee value to home loans, transactional banking, and superannuation. With over 1.5 million customers – and $32 billion in savings and $38 billion in mortgages, ING DIRECT has the highest Net Promoter Score of any bank. ING DIRECT is Australia's most recommended bank, according to Nielsen Consumer Media View, Sep '14 –Feb '15 (n=10,220).

NetApp Partner: Dimension Data

Finalist:
University of Melbourne, Research Platform Services

Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) Winner:  
Virdata
Virdata, a Technicolor Company, provides businesses with cloud-based connectivity, management, and Spark-enabled big data analytics services for any asset, device, and/or application to design genuine experiences and to create real-time hyper-personalized services. Virdata offers enterprises effective tools to use data from different sources and to experiment with new forms of data collection points such as sensors, connected devices and connected “things”, while taking performance and scaling beyond the reach of traditional “Internet of Things” (IoT) solutions.
Finalist:
Cineca
U.S. Public Sector Winner:
City of Houston Information Technology Services
Houston Information Technology Services (HITS) was created in 2003 to improve the IT organization throughout the City of Houston, by leveraging emerging technologies to reduce cost, limit growth in the workforce, and improve services to citizens and employees. The department's vision is to be an information and technology organization recognized for collaborative partnership, proactive leadership, strategic innovation, and quality of customer service.

NetApp Partner: Lumenate

Finalist:
Baylor College of Medicine
  2015 Pioneer Innovation Winner
Nexon Asia Pacific
Established in 2000, Nexon is a privately owned Australian company with a proven record of accomplishment in delivering innovative business technology services. With offices in Sydney, Melbourne, and Brisbane supporting clients throughout Australia and the Asia-Pacific region, the Nexon team consists of more than 150 highly skilled management and IT professionals. Nexon delivers a range of flexible and dynamic IT services to a variety of private, public, and not-for-profit organizations, including voice & communications, high-performance networks, infrastructure, business continuity, security, cloud solutions and professional services.
Finalists:
University of Sao Paulo


BlackLine
  2015 Go Beyond Innovation Winner
Citrix Engineering
Windows App Delivery
Citrix (NASDAQ:CTXS) is leading the transition to software-defining the workplace—uniting virtualization, mobility management, networking and SaaS solutions to enable new ways for businesses and people to work better. Citrix solutions power business mobility through secure, mobile workspaces that provide people with instant access to apps, desktops, data, and communications on any device, over any network and cloud. With annual revenue in 2014 of $3.14 billion, Citrix solutions are in use at more than 400,000 organizations and by more than 100 million users globally. Learn more at www.citrix.com .
Finalists:
Western Oregon University


Daiwa Institute of Research
  2015 Visionary Leadership Winner
CoreLogic—RP Data
CoreLogic—RP Data is a wholly owned subsidiary of CoreLogic (NYSE: CLGX), a leading global property information, analytics, and data-enabled services provider. Regionally, CoreLogic RP Data is part of CoreLogic Asia, which is a leading property information, analytics and services provider in Australia and New Zealand with growing partnerships throughout Asia. With Australia’s most comprehensive property databases, the company’s combined data offering is derived from public, contributory, and proprietary sources. It includes more than 500 million decision points spanning over three decades of collection, providing detailed coverage of property and other encumbrances such as tenancy, location, hazard risk, and related performance information. With more than 11,000 customers and 120,000 end users, CoreLogic RP Data is the leading provider of property data, analytics, and related services to consumers, investors, real estate, mortgage, finance, banking, insurance, developers, wealth management, and government.
Finalists:

Mansfield Oil


The Brooklyn Hospital Center