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Executive Perspective Transformation Worldwide

Thank you for a great 2017!

Hard to believe, but 2017 is nearly over—and what an amazing and transformational year it’s been! I’m glad to be able to take some time to say hello and happy holidays to you, our valued IBM Business Partners. In doing so though, I realized two things right out of the gate: first, there were five key milestones we achieved together this year, and each of those milestones definitely deserves some in-depth reflection. I had a lot to say, in other words.

Second, as I took over the position of general manager of the Global Business Partner organization this past summer, there are many of you I haven’t had the pleasure of meeting in person yet. So to bridge that gap, I thought I’d do something a little more personal—and speak to all of you directly on video to convey my gratitude and share my perspective as we near the end of the year and head into 2018 and beyond. I hope you’ll find my thoughts useful and that the video will give you some sense of how honored we are to have such a strong and innovative Business Partner ecosystem.

Thank you again for a tremendous year, and I hope you enjoy your well-deserved holiday season. Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah and Happy Kwanzaa.

John Teltsch @johnteltsch
General Manager, IBM Global Business Partners

As the General Manager for the IBM Partner Ecosystem, John Teltsch leads the worldwide organization that supports more than 160,000 IBM Business Partners. He engages with IBM's channel partners around emerging opportunities in cloud, analytics, mobile, systems, security and cognitive computing.

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