By Rob Salmon, Executive Vice President of Worldwide Field Operations at NetApp
Innovation has been an integral part of the DNA at NetApp since the company was founded in 1992. To say that NetApp “innovates in everything we do” goes beyond our decades of innovative products and solutions that transform business and applies to our whole ecosystem of customers and partners.
In 2004, after years of continually being amazed by the innovative work of our customers, NetApp introduced the annual Innovation Awards program, which recognizes customers who have the courage to think differently and produce groundbreaking results by leveraging NetApp technology. It is an honor to celebrate these organizations and to call them NetApp customers.
Today I am pleased to announce that the nomination period for the 10th annual NetApp Innovation Awards is open. Companies can nominate themselves or be nominated by NetApp sales representatives, NetApp partners, colleagues, or other companies through the online submission form. All nominations must be received by midnight Pacific Time on Friday, January 24, 2014, to be eligible for consideration. Winners will be selected by a third-party panel of judges and will be notified in the spring.
The 2014 Innovation Awards event will take place June 2–4 in San Jose, California. To be eligible for the award, companies must have a representative present at the event. Winning companies will receive two round-trip tickets to San Jose, California, to attend.