This week we’re holding our annual IBM Pulse event out in Las Vegas…. and we have a record crowd of 8000+ clients and partners attending.
It shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone that the hot topics are cloud, business analytics, mobile computing and security! Just recently I talked with the onsite broadcast team about these key trends.
Check it out! Pulse Video interview — live from IBM Pulse event 2012!
Earlier this week Steve Mills and I had the privilege of naming twenty new IBM Champions for IBM’s Tivoli solutions on the Expo Broadcast stage at our IBM Pulse event. If you ever wanted to be around the best of the best technologists, then you need to hang out with some of these folks!
IBM Champions are innovative thought leaders in the technical community — they have a track record of success in both implementing solutions and helping others replicate their best practices, and they are well known leaders among their peers across the industry. Some are full-time IT professionals, others are business leaders, developers, or educators who influences and mentors others to help them make best use of IBM software, solutions, and services.
As you can see from the list of the 20 new Champions below – they hail from all parts of the globe:
Gerald Beasley USA – MN Westgroup
Harald Biedermann Austria OVB Österreichische Bundesbahnen
Brenda Collins USA – MN Medtronic
Andrew Cunningham UK British American Tobacco
Celeste Grone USA – OH Ohio Health
Tom Hughes UK Butterfly Software Limited
Ronda Kiser-Oakes USA – VA Wellpoint
David Murray USA – SC Premier Systems Management Solutions, LLC
Nathan Owens USA – MI Blue Medora LLC
Julie Rampello USA – OH Projetech
Sergei Rodionov Russia Axibase
Cheryl Ruckel USA – OH CDW
José Carlos Stipp Brazil NaskiGi SGTI Ltda.
Frank Tate USA – WV Gulf Breeze Software
Paolo Tortiglione Italy Connet Consulting
Michael Urwin Australia Kalibrate
Jason Verly USA – MN Davisco Foods
Jos Verschuuren Netherlands Atos
Yves Vlamijnck France Icaro Technologies
Paul Webb UK International Power – GDF Suez
As IBM Champions they are available to you for advice, networking, speaking engagements, or even just comparing notes on how best to implement your current project! This group joins their fellow IBM Champions from all of IBM’s solution areas – and bring our total number to just 400 IBM Champions around the world! You can find the full list that is searchable here – so make sure you reach out to them and get connected!