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New IBM Champions Announced
   

Joyce Davis has just posted an announcement in the Social Business Insights Blog. You will remember that earlier this year, IBM announced 50 new IBM Champions. Joyce provides a great summary of what we look for in IBM Champions:

These individuals spend a considerable amount of time, energy, and resources evangelizing for IBM, sharing their knowledge and helping grow the community of users and business leaders focused on our solutions. As champions, they will receive an IBM Champion merchandise package (apparel and some cool gadgets!), increased visibility on IBM sites, invitations and discounts to IBM events, recognition at select conferences, and access to key IBM business executives and technical leaders. Visit the IBM Champion site to read more about the program and get to know the current IBM Champions.

While at the Lotusphere #ls12 and Connect conferences in January, look for the IBM Champions by looking at the ribbons in their conference badges. And, as you can imagine, MANY of them will be speaking at sessions, facilitating Birds of a Feather sessions, conducting book signings, being interviewed on video, and a number of other exciting activities. You might even be lucky enough to witness a group of them sing karaoke ("We are the Champions!") in the evening if you head over to Kimono's. Check out the Lanyrd page for Lotusphere 2012 for more information.

Once again, congratulations to the newly minted IBM Champions!!! (and stay tuned because nominations will open again for the next round in August)

Christian Henseler
Eric Carter
Fabrizio Marchesano, Frame srl
Glenn Kline
, Perficient
Howard Greenberg
, The Learning Continuum Company
Masahiko Miyo
ef Co, Ltd
Mike Ostrowski
, Ascendant
Peter Presnell
, yellowverse.com
Rob Shoenfelt
Salvador Gallardo, Innexware
Sean Cull
, FoCul, Ltd
Tom Simmons
, Alacrinet
Weerapong Panpai
, Zenith Comp Co., Ltd



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