Juniper Networks Recognized with NJTC’s Master Technology Company Award for 2016
Nov 21, 2016
Last week, a few NJ-based employees were honored to accept the Master Technology Company of the Year Award from the New Jersey Tech Council (NJTC) on behalf of Juniper Networks at NJTC’s annual awards celebration.
The Master Technology Award is presented to a company that has demonstrated long-term growth and profitability, has had a substantial impact on industry and market, has advanced industry standards and is an outstanding corporate citizen. Juniper was recognized with this award as one of the region’s top companies for our accomplishments in collaborations, partnerships and innovation. This is the second time we have received this award within a 4-year span, and our nomination was based largely on our achievements with OpenLab.
Four years ago, Juniper opened its flagship OpenLab Junos Center for Innovation in New Jersey. We sought to spur collaboration and enable customers, partners, universities and other parties to develop new, innovative networking solutions through hands-on education. Fast forward to today, and we’ve hosted thousands of visitors, held over 150 tech training sessions and organized eight SDN “Throwdowns”, which are hands-on educational workshops and hackathon experiences. All of these events were developed and delivered in conjunction with our customers. Notable industry players, such as Akamai, Amdocs, Sonus Networks, OneConfig and others, have all leveraged our assets for solutions development.
As a conduit for innovation and collaboration, OpenLab has provided Juniper’s customers and partners, universities and others with lab assets where they have the opportunity to use Juniper’s products firsthand to find solutions to network challenges. Earlier this year, for example, Juniper and Comcast hosted an SDN Throwdown for eight universities across two continents. TELUS, CENGN and Juniper also partnered on a program in Ottawa for 30 students. Participating students had the opportunity to learn about software-defined network technology by working on a real-world business challenge, fostering skills transformation and arming future IT leaders.
We are truly thrilled that we’ve been recognized this year by NJTC for these accomplishments. Given the overwhelming response to our New Jersey OpenLab location, this year we announced the expansion of OpenLab to six additional sites worldwide, including Amsterdam, London, Tokyo, Singapore, Sydney and our Silicon Valley location. We are excited to grow our OpenLab Program to further increase the footprint of our impact and continue to spark innovation worldwide.
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