By Jeff Seifert. Inside the market opportunity and partnership rollout ahead.
Jeff Seifert is Global ICS Channel Sales Executive and IBM & Cisco Channel Leader for IBM Software Group. Jeff is charged with leading the development and implementation of business strategies, best practices and programs directly impacting growth through the global partner ecosystem. He has a passion for developing channels of distribution that create transformational growth multipliers in emerging businesses. Jeff has been a key change agent to 8 companies, helping to impact revenue on average of 30 percent, and has hands on experience in 40 countries.
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