2015 Winner Profile

The AES Corp.

Project Description:
This global power company, which provides energy to customers in 18 countries, deployed a variety of next-generation systems to foster employee collaboration. These include unified communications for 80 international offices (including remote locations such as Kazakhstan, Jordan and Vietnam); instant messaging, desktop sharing and VoIP phone system rolled out to thousands of people across the world; next-generation smart boards and virtual meeting rooms deployed to six regional headquarters; more than 180 telepresence units; digital signage; user-driven intranets; and remodeled offices. This global collaboration initiative has cut travel costs and CO2 emissions, while helping AES to become recognized as a great place to work.
Project type:
Collaboration Tools, Videoconferencing or Telepresence, Virtualization
Business Functions:
Research and Development, IT Operations
Business Goal:
Operational Impact
Elizabeth Hackenson, CIO & SVP of Technology and Services
Andrés Gluski, President & CEO
Arlington, Va.
Revenue (2014):
$90.76 billion
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