IBM Champion in “IBM Collaboration Solutions” Category for 2019

Just in time for Christmas I got a nice present, I got the letter saying that I got selected for the IBM Champion program, for the year 2019, in the “IBM Collaboration Solutions” Category. This is a great honor and acknowledgement, it means a great deal for me.

I want to thank everyone who nominated me, and everyone involved in this program. Thank you very much! I also want to congratulate everyone else who got selected.

For those that are not familiar with this program, I will summarize it in the following, please bear in mind that the program is very comprehensive, and I will surely miss a lot and I don’t want to “downcast” the work of everyone involved by any means.

IBM Champion program consists of many individuals who are Advocates of IBM Software, they share their knowledge on regular basis via many media platforms and by presenting at various conferences. They address various issues with the software and work together with IBM to solve these for customer benefit. In many cases they are a channel between customers and IBM, expressing the wishes of the customers and end users.

The first step to becoming an IBM Champion is to get nominated, which happens usually in September and can be done by anyone willing to take a few minutes to fill out the nomination form. After that there are a few more steps in the nomination process, for all details please visit the following URL:

https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/community/blogs/ibmchampion/entry/How_are_IBM_Champions_Selected?lang=en

The program has a lot of perks for those that are selected, from which my favorites are, interaction with IBM Champions Community in order to share and learn, and an opportunity to get learning materials and courses from across the IBM portfolio. This is extremely beneficial for me, as I am in the early stage in my career and it gives me the opportunity to learn from more experienced and wiser members, their advice is worth more than gold. I also met a lot of other members and got to know them over the years. I am proud and happy to call them my friends.

The members of the program also get insights into the latest news, even before these are published.

It should not be forgotten how much work it is put in this program by the program managers and everyone else involved at IBM. Thank you very much for that.

For everyone who wants to learn more about the program, please visit the official blog of the IBM Champion Program:

https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/community/blogs/ibmchampion?sortby=0&maxresults=15&page=0&lang=en

The program consists of very nice and helpful people and I am happy to be part of it. I will give my best to contribute so that I can justify the nomination and the trust which was given to me.

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I still can´t believe it, I am a IBM Champion for 2018!!!

Thank you very much everyone for nominating me. I am honored and proud to be part of such great community.

Over the years I met many IBM Champions and IBMers, they are all exceptional, brilliant and dedicated people. They helped me to overcome many problems and obstacles, showed me the World of IBM Collaboration Products and the importance of sharing. Thank you a ton for that!

I also want to thank Libby Ingrassia, Alan Hamilton and everyone who is part of IBM Champion Program.

I will be more active, I am going to share more and most importantly I will give my best to help other members of the community.

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