By Desmond DeLandro. The top three insights from a recent hangout.
Desmond DeLandro is the WorldWide Channel Sales leader for the IBM Smarter Process portfolio offering. He is responsible for helping Business Partners of all sizes to develop a successful business and derive value for their clients from IBM products. He Joined IBM in 2009 as part of the ILOG acquisition, where he was a co-founder of ILOG UK and responsible for building a successful in direct business. During his 20+ years in the IT industry, Desmond has held a variety of technical and sales management positions. He holds a Masters degree and Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Surrey, UK. Desmond currently lives in the Bay Area of California.
Aravinda, Thank you for the question! The requirements for Expert-level Competencies can be found on PartnerWorld: https://www-356.ibm.com/partnerworld/wps/servlet/mem/ContentHandler/partnerworld-program-competencies Business Partners that achieved an Expert Competency between July 11 and September 28 will be allocated funds to be used by the end of 2017. The 2018 Co-Marketing offering has not yet been announced. Details and required dates will be provided when available.
by Debbie Black
What do you mean by Expert-level Competency in Analytics Platform, Analytics Solutions, Cloud, Security, Social, Watson, Watson Customer Engagement or Watson IoT. Need more clarity on this. If we don't achieve expert level by 30th Sep, 2017, when is the next chance for us to become eligible for co-marketing funds.
I want to add my thanks to the IBM Business Partners who work with us day in and day out, and awarded us this honor.
by Claire Colle
Eric, thanks for your post. I can't wait for the Top Secret announcement on August 22 (not so Secret anymore!). And I want to remind our Partners to join us at VMworld in Las Vegas and Barcelona. IBM Storage is a Diamond sponsor with all the bells and whistles, bring your clients and together we'll wow 'em.
by Claire Colle