By Marisa de Peralta. Hear directly from five successful and growing Service Providers from Europe and North America.
Marisa is the Global Cloud Service Provider Channels Marketing Manager for IBM Storage Systems. In her role, Marisa is responsible for global marketing programs in support of IBM Storage Systems and Cloud Service Providers (CSP). As the ‘voice of the CSP Business Partners,’ she engages with Storage Brand Marketing, Business Partner leadership teams, ISV Business Developer leaders and Channel Sales to design, develop and deliver high-impact marketing approaches. She works in close collaboration with various business teams, including those focused on go-to-market, product launches, enablement, education and demand generation for key solution offerings.
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