Drum Roll, Please...Akamai, Cisco, Leidos, Lloyds Banking Group, Marketo, PwC, Spectrum Health, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and Virgin Media Recognized as 2016 Jive Award Winners

Jive customers honored at JiveWorld16 for best-in-class deployments of Jive WorkHub solutions that drive competitive advantage and build sustainable cultures

Mar 16, 2016, 17:31 ET from Jive Software

LAS VEGAS, March 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- JiveWorld16 -- Jive Software, Inc. (Nasdaq: JIVE) today concluded its seventh customer and partner conference by unveiling the 2016 Jive Award winners. Customers from around the world were recognized at JiveWorld16 for their innovative use of Jive's interactive intranet and external community solutions that engage employees and build stronger connections with customers and partners.

This year Jive received the greatest number of submissions in the program's history, with winners announced across the following categories:

Digital Transformation Chief Executive of the Year. Making its debut this year, this award highlights a Chief Executive who has fully embraced better ways to connect, share, learn and collaborate.

  • Winner: Dr. David J. Shulkin, Under Secretary for Health, United States Department of Veterans Affairs. Dr. Shulkin was recognized for his participation and advocacy in driving a more connected and engaged department. VA Pulse, powered by Jive, is a cornerstone of the Veterans Affairs' efforts to engage its 300,000 employees across the Veterans healthcare system. Dr. Shulkin uses VA Pulse for his executive blogs and to enhance town hall meetings, and his entire team leverages the platform to disseminate best practices and help improve employee morale.

Transforming Employee Engagement for HR. This award recognizes innovative company communication that breaks down walls between leaders and the rest of the company. It celebrates companies that have embraced a programmatic two-way dialog for organizational communication, improving employee engagement and unlocking the creative, innovative greatness often locked away in people's one-on-one conversations.

  • Finalists: Cox Automotive and Rovi
  • Co-winner: Leidos. As an innovative science and technology solutions leader with approximately 18,000 employees worldwide, Leidos addresses some of the world's toughest challenges in national security, health and engineering. By replacing disparate, legacy enterprise systems with a single interactive intranet powered by Jive, Leidos elevated employee-leadership communication, simplified search and discovery, increased user adoption by 200% and improved employee engagement by 500%.
  • Co-winner: Spectrum Health. Spectrum Health is a not-for-profit health system based in West Michigan that offers a full continuum of care. It is comprised of 12 hospitals and Priority Health, a health plan with about 715,000 members. The creation of a "One HR" experience for employees and leaders at 130 service sites streamlined, integrated and prioritized key messages and initiatives. The organization is leveraging the Jive-powered InSite community to connect more than 23,000 employees from various departments and geographic locations, resulting in measurable increased employee engagement through locally owned content, access to information and connectivity to and between individuals and groups.

Transforming Customer Engagement for Marketing. This award highlights a company that has transformed marketing inside or outside its walls—either by working more efficiently with other teams to support growth strategies, or by turning customers into brand advocates.

  • Finalists: Humana and ON-Brand Partners
  • Winner: Marketo. As the provider of leading engagement marketing software and solutions, Marketo leveraged Jive-x to power its Marketing Nation community—bringing together 60,000 members from 4,500 customer companies, 550 partners and nearly 1,000 Marketo employees to provide support and education. Since its launch in May of 2015, over 400 customer ideas have been captured and leveraged in Marketo's products. The company has also seen a remarkable increase in page views (17.4%) and engagement (34.9%).

Transforming Customer Support. This award celebrates a company that has truly turned its customers or partners into an extension of its support team. The award winner is chosen based on its ability to demonstrate how it improves customers' experiences while more cost-effectively supporting them.

  • Finalists: CA Technologies and Seek Limited
  • Winner: Akamai Technologies. Akamai is the global leader in Content Delivery Network (CDN) services, making the Internet fast, reliable and secure for its customers. Akamai implemented a unified online community to foster communication among the company's globally dispersed customers, partners and staff—establishing a destination for peer-to-peer assistance and interactive self-service. Leveraging Jive-x, Akamai built stronger relationships with and between its customers and partners, resulting in improved satisfaction, better customer retention, shorter sales cycles and increased technology adoption.

Transforming Giving. This award recognizes an organization that not only helps change the world, but also leverages Jive to transform the way it accomplishes its mission.

  • Finalists: Pact and Spectrum Health
  • Winner: PwC. With offices in 157 countries and more than 208,000 people, PwC is among the leading professional services networks in the world. Through PwC's partnership with the United Nations' HeForShe initiative, it is accelerating global momentum toward gender equity in the workplace by bringing men into the conversation on a social platform. Since June of 2015, PwC has driven over 48,000 pledges of support for HeForShe on the Jive-powered HeForShe.PwC.com, and already reached 29% of its target goal for male PwC pledges.

Digital Hub. This award highlights the company that has fully embraced digital transformation as a corporate initiative in growing its business, and has recognized the strategic value of putting Jive at the center of working better together with employees, customers and partners.

  • Finalists: Akamai Technologies and Pedowitz Group
  • Co-winner: Lloyds Banking Group. Lloyds Banking Group is a leading UK-based financial services group, with 30 million customers and 2,000 branches. Since launching its interactive collaboration tool—Hive—last year, the company has connected over 5,000 colleagues. Colleagues are using Hive to collaborate on content, share information and crowdsource solutions that deliver real business value. Lloyds Banking has already exceeded its target goal for participation by 10% and for contribution by 12%, and is now expanding the scope of its interactive intranet to the broader employee base.
  • Co-winner: Cisco. Cisco has just finished a significant digital transformation. By integrating best-in-class collaboration and technology platforms, Cisco can now drive issues to resolution faster, leverage efficiencies in decision-making, accelerate and transform critical business processes, increase communications and share, find or collaborate on content.

Video of the Year. Also making its debut this year, this award honors the best video submission (as voted by the Jive Community and JiveWorld attendees) that shows how companies are introducing their Jive implementations to new users, or provides an overview of their digital transformation journeys with Jive.

Nominations for the annual Jive Awards program are submitted by customers and Jive Community members. A panel of judges comprised of industry thought leaders, previous award winners and Jive senior leadership selected the award winners and finalists, with the exception of the community choice Video of the Year award. For this category, judges selected the top 5 videos, and the Jive community voted to select the final winner. For more information on the awards, please visit here.

JiveWorld16 is the premier conference for modern communication and collaboration, which was attended by more than 1,600 Jive customers, developers and technology partners. JiveWorld16 offers more than 40 customer-led breakout sessions on best practices in advanced internal and external community management and employee engagement – including presentations by Cisco, Citibank, Google, Marketo, Thomson Reuters, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and Yahoo. For more information, follow @JiveWorld or #JiveWorld on Twitter, and for the complete list of JiveWorld16 news, please visit the Jive Software News Room.

About Jive Software
Jive (Nasdaq: JIVE) is the leading provider of modern communication and collaboration solutions for business. Recognized as a leader by the industry's top analyst firms in multiple categories, Jive enables employees, partners and customers to work better together. More information can be found at www.jivesoftware.com or the Jive News Blog.

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