Congratulations to the 2021 Innovation Award Winners!
The MongoDB Innovation Awards honor projects and people who dream big. They celebrate the groundbreaking use of data to build compelling applications and the creativity of professionals expanding the limits of technology with MongoDB. This year the company received entries across dozens of industries, ranging from disruptive, emerging start-ups to industry-leading global enterprises. We are thrilled to announce the 12 winners who are being honored this year during MongoDB.live. William Zola Award: Michael Höller - An independent software architect, system integrator, and backend developer, Michael is the first MongoDB Champion to earn the rare Evergreen forum badge for his unwavering support of the MongoDB Community. Dual-certified as both a MongoDB Developer and DBA, Michael generously shares his expertise with community members of all levels in the MongoDB forums. He also organizes the DACH Virtual Community User Group, and even finds time to #BuildTogether with MongoDB employees on presentations and in chats during online streams. Michael is one of the first-timers, consulting on MongoDB projects since 2014. Customer-first Award: Luma Health - As COVID-19 took the world by storm, Luma Health jumped into action to partner with health systems and providers to leverage their platform to run some of the largest mass vaccination sites and help clinics scale from hundreds to thousands of appointments, ultimately leading to nearly 2 million vaccination appointments. Data for Good Award: Journey Foods - This company solves food science and supply chain inefficiencies with software in order to help companies feed 8 billion people better. To date, Journey Foods has established a database of over 11 billion ingredient insights. From Batch to Real Time Award: CSX - A leading provider of transportation and supply chain solutions, CSX is redefining freight rail. Embracing event-driven architecture, the company has improved engagement with safety information produced by Positive Train Control (PTC) systems by putting PTC data on MongoDB. Leveraging MongoDB, CSX receives the data real-time – enabling smarter and faster decision making and better ensuring safety regulations are met for the company’s around-the-clock operations. Front Line Heroes Award: Ahmad Awais for The “CORONA CLI” Project - Awais built a CLI command-line tool to track COVID-19 in March 2020. As COVID-19 spread, the project termed “corona-cli” became the number one trending repository on GitHub. To date, this project has served several billions of API requests making COVID stats accessible throughout the world with 53 different releases and extensive functionality built/contributed by 15+ developers. Going Global Award: Riot Games - Founded in 2009 to change the ways games were developed, Riot has created the most-played PC game in the world and expanded to 20+ offices worldwide in only 12 years. A game platform developer and his team migrated their data to MongoDB Atlas to manage B2B billing and player IP validation data for all of their games globally. Industry Transformation Award: American Airlines - As a network air carrier, American’s purpose is to care for people on life’s journey. During COVID-19, American Airlines passionately pursued efficiencies, particularly those enabled by technology. American Airlines created an operational data layer on MongoDB in the cloud for critical flight information, which enabled other services to move to the cloud and consume data from the modern cloud-based data fabric. Jackpot Award: Cisco Systems - Cisco is the worldwide leader in technology that powers the Internet. This global brand completed the Cloud native migration of its highly critical Commerce Quoting platform, which serves more than 225K users and 4M application hits daily worldwide. The result has been no application downtime for releases, improved performance, lower TCO, and significantly better developer productivity. Savvy Start-Up Award: Blerp - The audio expression platform that makes it easy to enhance any moment with sound clips. Millions of Blerps are being shared on their two largest integrations on Twitch and Discord. Unbound Award: Yodel - Yodel is an independently owned parcel carrier, delivering around 190 million parcels each year for many of the UK’s leading retailers and businesses. An early adopter of Realm Sync following its GA release in February 2021, Yodel uses MongoDB to sync parcel-scanning data from employee devices up to Atlas - and in the opposite direction, pushing down large data volumes to devices via the MongoDB Kafka Connector. By streamlining the process of scanning parcels and reducing the time drivers need to spend in service centers, Yodel expects to achieve increased productivity and cost savings. Certified Professional of the Year Award: Sydney Herrera - After becoming certified and while assisting a large governmental organization in a mainframe modernization effort - which involved transforming multiple massive, disparate mainframe datastores into a cohesive and application-focused MongoDB data warehouse, Sydney was faced with the challenge of assisting developers with building efficient applications. He created a tool called proactive query analyzer (PQA) that was rolled out into the organization. PQA is an automated tool that analyzes queries sent to MongoDB and provides feedback and suggestions before queries are implemented to aid developer teams. For the People Award & Innovator of the Year Award: The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) is the UK’s biggest public service department responsible for distributing over £190 billion annually in welfare, pensions and child maintenance to over 20 million citizens. With an unprecedented spike in demand due to the COVID-19 crisis, the Universal Credit platform was able to scale seamlessly, underpinned by MongoDB databases, to meet the tenfold spikes in claims from people who needed DWP’s support. The information contained in the above descriptions was provided by the relevant award winners or obtained from publicly available information.
MongoDB.Live Innovation Awards
Nominations are now open for the eighth annual MongoDB Innovation Awards. The Innovation Awards honor organizations and teams that are pioneering new ways to use data, expanding the limits of technology, and enhancing their businesses with MongoDB. We invite you to nominate any organization or individual that is building something dynamic, interesting, or unexpected with MongoDB. .live Innovation Awards Page All winners will receive a physical trophy for their display case, a digital ribbon for their website, an in-depth feature story on MongoDB.com, recognition during the .live event, detailed profiles on our event website, and inclusion in our Innovation Awards press release and blog post. View terms and conditions . Past recipients include 7-Eleven, Toyota Connected, dacadoo, Nationwide Building Society, Pizza Hut, Spathe Systems, Zinc and Charles Schwab. Read more about last year’s winners here . We invite you to nominate yourself, your company, a colleague, a partner, or anyone who is building something exciting with MongoDB. Submissions are open now through April 15, 2021. Award categories appear below. We look forward to your nominations! Award Categories: Certified Professional of the Year A Certified Professional who has used their skill set to positively impact the MongoDB community. Customer First An Organization that created a more meaningful, personalized, and improved customer experience. Data for Good An Innovator who took on some of the more challenging issues affecting society and the planet in order to transform the future and make the world a better place. From Batch to Real-Time An organization who built an event-driven architecture with MongoDB that makes streams of data from source systems available in real time. Going Global An Organization that geographically expanded their cloud data infrastructure with MongoDB Atlas, while remaining in compliance with regional data privacy measures and local regulations. Industry Transformation A Change-Maker who moved their business to the next level and disrupted their industry by identifying new technologies, applying new skills, or increasing operational efficiency. Front Line Heroes Our world has changed dramatically since Covid-19. This award is to recognize technologists who have embraced the power of technology to solve some of the unforeseen challenges of Covid-19. Jackpot An Organization that realized tremendous value from MongoDB and has seen it make an impact on its bottom line (time savings, cost savings, and/or reduction in operational complexity). Partner of the Year A MongoDB Partner who has integrated MongoDB into its offerings in order to deliver massive value to our joint customers. Savvy Startup This award is for one of the brightest rising stars to graduate from our MongoDB for our StartUps program. The William Zola Award for Community Excellence A person recognized by the MongoDB community for outstanding contributions in knowledge exchange, facilitating connections, and creating a welcoming experience for all members. Unbound An Organization that built a best-in-class mobil application, using MongoDB Realm.