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Internet of Things Partner Experience Watson Worldwide

Winning with Watson IoT: Sharpen your skills with the IoT Online Academy

As you’re working to identify, progress and close deals by the end of the year, now is a great time to sharpen your Internet of Things (IoT) sales and technical skills.

To make it easier for you to gain the skills you need to compete in the marketplace, the IBM Watson IoT Online Academy has been refreshed with a new user interface and new content. The online academy is the one-stop shop for all your IoT learning needs, whether you’re looking for a technical boot camp or a chance to upgrade your financial acumen.

Not only will you have access to high-quality online learning, you’ll have the opportunity to upgrade your skill set and be recognized for your accomplishments through the IBM Open Badge Program. The academy contains content that covers both Asset and Facilities Management and Continuous Engineering as well as the IoT platform—and provides an industry perspective where applicable. The content is delivered through a series of learning journeys, making it easy for you to focus on what you need most. As IBM Business Partners, you’re invited to take advantage of the Watson IoT Online Academy to gain the appropriate skills and accreditation needed to succeed in today’s connected world. Learn how to get started by watching an on-demand webinar.

IBM Open Badges

Success in the technology sector today relies on a highly skilled, experienced workforce. How do you turn your skills and experience into a verifiable currency recognized by employers and clients the world over? It’s simple—the IBM Open Badge Program is a recognized leader in the badging space, providing a perfect opportunity exclusively for IBM Business Partners that enables you to earn badges and show your customers exactly what you can do!

Watson IoT offers badges at the learning journey and individual course level, letting you prove your proficiency across the full spectrum of the IoT portfolio. You can start earning badges almost immediately—in some cases, you can earn a badge that validates your knowledge and skills in less than two hours. Courses cover individual products such as TRIRIGA, Maximo and Rational DOORS.

Knowledge boosters

Complementing your learning journeys are a series of knowledge boosters—short, bite-sized videos highlighting topics of interest to anyone in the IoT space. Why not enjoy a knowledge booster when you have 5 minutes between calls or 10 minutes between flights?

The IBM Watson IoT Online Academy holds the key to all of your IoT education needs. Enroll now and start your IBM Watson IoT Online Academy learning journey today at ibm.biz/iot-academy.

For more information, access the on-demand webinar to learn:

  • How to get started with the IoT Online Academy
  • The benefits of courses and badges to help give you an edge
  • Ways to access key resources and benefits on PartnerWorld

You can also let me know what you think by using the comments feature below.

Johannes zu Eltz
WW Head of Channel Sales & Ecosystem



To browse Business Partner learning courses covering IBM offerings outside of the Watson IoT portfolio, visit PartnerWorld University.

Johannes zu Eltz is Worldwide Head of Channel Sales and Ecosystem for IBM Watson IoT, and is based in Munich, Germany. He is responsible for driving significant revenue growth through the Business Partner channel for Watson IoT worldwide. Prior to his current role, he led the worldwide IBM MobileFirst Channel Team. Mr. zu Eltz holds a degree in Technical Physics from the College of Advanced Technology in Munich, Germany, and an MBA from INSEAD Fontainebleau, France, the leading European business school.

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