The Citrix Innovation Award is “designed to recognize Citrix customers that strategically leverage application delivery to gain a competitive business advantage”. Last year’s winner, Cox Communications, is a great example of this.

The voting is now open for this years Citrix Innovation Award -

…the three finalists for the annual 2008 Citrix Innovation Award: Bechtel Corporation, Cocamar Cooperativa Agroindustrial and Mutual of Omaha. These finalists were chosen by a panel of IT industry experts, including an industry analyst and a past Citrix Innovation Award winner. The finalists were selected in recognition of their innovative use of Citrix application delivery and virtualization solutions to address organizational or market challenges and advance their businesses. The three finalists will be recognized for their significant accomplishments at the upcoming Citrix Synergy™ 2008 conference, held at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston from May 20 to May 23. The winner will be determined by votes cast both online and during the conference by registered attendees and will be announced on May 21 in the keynote session. To cast your vote now, go to .

The Citrix Innovation Award is for Citrix customers who innovate in utilizing technology to make a significant impact on their business. Ultimately, information technology is about delivering applications to end users so they can perform business transactions. These three nominees have innovated in their use of Citrix technology to cut costs, reduce time to revenue for projects, and to mitigate risk.

Here is the video from Betchel Corporation –

Next up is Cocamar Cooperativa Agroindustrial-

And finally the video for Mutual of Omaha (yes, the Wild Kingdom guys for those who remember that show) –

The judges for this years Citrix Innovation Award are listed below –

Josh Nelson - vice president of network and information technology, Cox Communications (Winner, 2007 Citrix Innovation Award)
Steve Greenberg - founder and president of Thin Client Computing
Michael Rose - associate research analyst, IDC
• Abolfazl Sirjani – senior director, advanced products, Citrix
Wes Wasson - senior vice president and chief marketing officer, Citrix

How to Vote

You can vote now for the Citrix Innovation award online at The winner will be named during the keynote session at Citrix Synergy 2008 on Wednesday, May 21st. Citrix Synergy will be held on May 20th to May 23rd at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston.

If you have not yet registered for Citrix Synergy, you can click here to to complete your registration. I look forward to seeing you at Synergy..