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IBM recognizes Business Partners at 2016 PartnerWorld Leadership Conference

At the moment, I’m in Orlando, Florida at the 2016 IBM PartnerWorld Leadership Conference. We’ve spent the last few days here exploring the fundamentals of cognitive business with our Business Partners and sellers from across the globe. The Cognitive Era is presenting a growing number of opportunities to deliver higher-value solutions and greater client satisfaction, and it’s important that we equip our Business Partners with the knowledge, tools and skills they need to help clients transform and innovate in their industries.

At IBM, we view our Business Partners as trusted business advisors to our clients, and our collaboration is instrumental in driving new business and sales opportunities. That’s why each year at PartnerWorld, we take the time to highlight the accomplishments of our Business Partners through the IBM Beacon Awards and IBM Choice Awards.

These awards recognize IBM Business Partners that have delivered exceptional solutions using IBM technology and services. By delivering innovative solutions to drive business value, Beacon and Choice Award winners help transform the way clients, the industry and the world do business. Congratulations to all of our winners and finalists for their outstanding performance.

We are proud to announce this year’s honorees as they continue to set the bar higher than ever for business excellence. The 2016 Beacon Awards were presented to IBM Business Partners across 24 award categories, including six new awards: Best New Application on IBM Cloud from an Entrepreneur, Outstanding IBM Analytics Cloud Solution, Outstanding Infrastructure Services Solution, IBM Watson Outstanding Cognitive Computing Solution, Outstanding IBM Watson Health Solution and Marketing Excellence.

I’d also like to take a moment to recognize this year’s Beacon Laureate Award winner. This award distinguishes a Business Partner that consistently demonstrates exemplary achievement in a single Beacon Award category. I’m pleased to announce that Prolifics, a US solution provider, was selected for this year’s award for its exceptional accomplishments in the Technical Excellence category. Congratulations, Prolifics!

In addition, this year’s IBM Choice Award winners include 24 IBM Business Partners that have shown their dedication to producing high client satisfaction in delivering IBM-based solutions. The winners were selected by IBM leadership across IBM’s seven geographies—North America, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East and Africa, Asia Pacific, Japan and China.

Our Beacon and Choice Award winners are being recognized today at the IBM PartnerWorld Leadership Conference in Orlando. I’ve included a full list of winners below.

Please join me in congratulating our 2016 winners and acknowledging the accomplishments they’ve achieved over the past year. We look forward to continuing to drive higher business value and transformation as we lead together into the Cognitive Era.

Marc Dupaquier (@Marcdupa)
General Manager, Global Business Partners
IBM Corporation


2016 IBM Beacon Award Winners


Beacon Awards for Analytics

  • Outstanding IBM Analytics Cloud Solution: DataClarity Corporation (United States) dataclaritycorp.com
  • Outstanding IBM Analytics Line-of-Business Solution: QueBIT (United States) quebit.com
  • Outstanding IBM Analytics Platform Solution: Mainline Information Systems (United States) mainline.com


Beacon Awards for Cloud

  • Best New Application on IBM Cloud from an Entrepreneur: Alpha Modus (United States) alphamodus.com
  • Outstanding Enterprise Cloud Solution: Perficient (United States) perficient.com
  • Outstanding Service on Bluemix: DIABETIZER Ltd. & Co. KG (Germany) diabetizer.com
  • Outstanding Solution Hosted on IBM Cloud: Lifesize (United States) lifesize.com


Beacon Award for Commerce


Beacon Award for Mobile Enterprise

  • Outstanding Mobile Enterprise Solution: PointSource (United States) PointSource.com


Beacon Award for Security

  • Outstanding Security Solution: Exabeam (United States) exabeam.com


Beacon Award for Social Business

  • Outstanding Social Business Solution: Portal (United Kingdom) chooseportal.com


Beacon Award for Talent Management

  • Outstanding Smarter Workforce/Kenexa Solution: HiredScore (United States) hiredscore.com


Beacon Awards for IBM Watson

  • IBM Watson Outstanding Cognitive Computing Solution: Jibes – Data Analytics (Netherlands) jibes.nl
  • Outstanding IBM Watson Health Solution: CloudOne (United States) OnCloudOne.com


Beacon Awards for Systems

  • Most Innovative Client Experience on z Systems: Computacenter (United Kingdom) computacenter.com
  • Outstanding Middleware Solution: IntegrationWorks (New Zealand) integrationworks.co.nz
  • Outstanding Solution Driving Client Innovation and Transformation with Power Systems: AsiaInfo Technologies(China), Inc. (China) asiainfo.com
  • Outstanding Storage Solution: Advent One (Australia) adventone.com.au


Beacon Awards for Services

  • Outstanding Infrastructure Services Solution: Etihad Etisalat Co. (Saudi Arabia) mobily.com.sa
  • Outstanding Technical Support Services Solution: SLTN Inter Access (Netherlands) sltn.nl


Beacon Awards for Marketing/Technical Excellence

  • Marketing Excellence: NOVIPRO (Canada) novipro.com
  • Outstanding Technical Vitality – Growth Markets: COMAS, Inc. (Korea) comas.co.kr
  • Outstanding Technical Vitality – Major Markets: BPSolutions (Netherlands) bpsolutions.nl


Beacon Award for Citizenship

  • Outstanding Community Service: Element Blue, LLC. (United States) elementblue.com


Beacon Laureate

  • Beacon Laureate for Technical Excellence: Prolifics (United States) prolifics.com



2016 IBM Choice Award Winners


Top Business Partners


Top Business Partner in Growth and Transformation


Top Transformation Business Partner


Top Strategic Business Partner


High-Performing New Business Partner

  • EXXETA AG (Germany) exxeta.com
  • Resilient Asia Pacific Pty. Ltd. (Australia)


Most Outstanding Distributor


High-Performing Distributor


Top I/T Service Provider


Top ISV Innovation


High-Performing Solution Provider


High-Performing System Integrator


Digital Marketing Eminence


Worldwide Training Partner of the Year


Marc Dupaquier was appointed General Manager, IBM Global Business Partners and Midmarket, in January 2014, and is responsible for leading the organization that supports IBM’s approximately 120,000 Business Partners.

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