Important Information
Nominations will be accepted for the 2019 Innovation Award in the United States until March 15, 2019. The winner will be contacted in mid-April so that he/she can make plans to attend POWERUp 2019 in Anaheim, California.

Award winners exhibit excellence in utilizing new technologies to create significant business value by delivering new solutions faster, improving the quality and capability of existing solutions or improving the economics around solution implementation. New technologies deployed cover a wide variety, as reflected by the categories below: Open Source; Application Modernization; Database; Virtualization and Systems Management; Education and Community Support; and Business Process Innovation. Select the category that most closely fits your solution; duplicate submissions to multiple categories will be ignored.

Award nominees will be evaluated on how well their solution demonstrates business innovation, supports outstanding achievement and highlights value to their company, school, end users or others in the community.

If you have questions about the Innovation Awards please send an email to

If you would like to send supplementary materials for the judges to consider, attach it in an email to