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Top 5 new and noteworthy experiences for IBM Business Partners at Think 2019

We’re excited about the robust programming that we have lined up for you at Think 2019 and PartnerWorld at Think, but we also know that the list can be extensive. We have therefore curated the top 5 new and improved areas specifically designed for Business Partners that you don’t want to miss.

1 – Watson Build
Watson Build is a program designed to enable and support IBM Business Partners as they build AI solutions on the IBM Cloud platform with direct technical support and mentorship from IBM as they develop their prototypes. This year, Business Partners from different geographical locations around the world participated in a global competition over a nine-month period, and the winners will be announced at PartnerWorld at Think. Come see the winning solutions from various parts of the globe displayed at the Think Park, and get ideas on how you too can incorporate IBM’s AI solutions into your organization.

2 – IBM Business Partner networking
IBM continues to invest in new opportunities for Business Partner networking. We’re creating tools that will allow partners to match skills and opportunities to close gaps, satisfy client requirements and win new business. Watch out for more information at PartnerWorld at Think about how we’re making it easier than ever for Business Partners to tap into the IBM Partner Ecosystem and meet their immediate business needs.

3 – IBM Beacon Awards 20th anniversary celebration
We are proud to celebrate our 20th anniversary, marking 20 years of excellence and industry leadership from our IBM Business Partners. The very first IBM Beacon Awards were given out at the PartnerWorld conference 20 years ago. In 2000, there were only six awards. Since then, the program has grown in eminence and respect around the world, and 2019 will offer 19 different awards in 11 categories. Nominate one of your innovative solutions today for a chance to be part of the IBM Partner Ecosystem history, and to grow your eminence with IBM clients.

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4 – BP Café
BP Café is back for Think 2019, and it is now better than ever! Conveniently located right next to the Executive Meeting Center, you can travel less and network more as you engage with partners, clients and IBM specialists. At the Café, you can sit down with IBM experts to get solutions to your business needs, enjoy a comfortable lounge and meeting area to talk business with another partner, or simply grab a cup of coffee and take in the tips and strategies in the spotlight theater from industry leaders, partners and IBM executives.

5 – Executive Meeting Center
Based on Business Partners’ feedback from their experience at Think earlier this year, the Executive Meeting Center will now be consolidated into one convenient location where partners can meet with IBM executives using an online scheduling tool.

One of IBM Business Partners’ favorite reasons to attend Think 2019 and the invite-only PartnerWorld at Think for executives is that they get the opportunity to be one of the first partners to hear program announcements and explore novel solutions. Take advantage of early-bird pricing and register now for Think 2019!

Download the email invitation template to invite your clients to Think 2019.

Let’s put smart to work—together.

Andrea Bush
Editor in Chief
Marketing Communications and Events

As Editor in Chief of Marketing Communications and Events, Andrea Bush is responsible for leading worldwide communications and events for the IBM Business Partner Ecosystem. With over 15 years of marketing and communications experience, Andrea leads a team of professionals and drives marketing efforts to build and promote the Business Partner ecosystem.

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