Why Global Elite?

The Global Elite Leadership Team explains

The Global Elite Difference

The Global Elite Difference

IBM Global Elite clients represent the top tier of the IBM Cloud and Cognitive Software business. You’re investing in us, and we’re invested in you. Your business is transforming, and we’re here to support your journey. You’re a leader, and we respect your voice.  You're an innovator, so we’ll pave the way for your success.

    IBM Global Elite Welcomes You

    Rob Thomas provides an overview of the benefits offered through the IBM Global Elite program which is offered exclusively to our most important IBM Cloud and Cognitive Software clients.

    The IBM and Global Elite Partnership

    Denis Kennelly, General Manager of IBM Cloud Integration, talks about the unique partnership and support opportunities available to IBM Global Elite clients.

    Global Elite Program members receive:

    • Designated Executive Sponsor and Client Experience Manager
    • Prioritized support & development with increased access to senior experts
    • Personalized on-site delivery of the Global Elite Academy (GEA)
    • Expedited Access to IBM Cloud Garage Services - Transform your business on the cloud
    • Access to the Data Science Elite team - A no-charge consultancy (one to four month on-site engagement)
    • Opportunity to influence product roadmaps with Offering Management
    • Exclusive event & peer-networking opportunities

    Go Behind the Data with Sam Lightstone

    Sam Lightstone from IBM explains why machine learning and AI are being talked about everywhere today.

    Behind the Data is a series of videos featuring IBM Global Elite Members, IBM partners, and IBMers.


    IBM Announces Acquisition of Red Hat

    For over 20 years, IBM and Red Hat have worked together with the open source community to drive innovation and power businesses around the world. Both companies understand the value of an open source collaboration: developers benefit by working together in thriving communities and customers benefit by avoiding lock-in to proprietary technologies.

    Introducing IBM Multicloud Manager

    This cloud-agnostic solution leverages open-source technology, and provides an integrated dashboard to deliver visibility, governance and automation. Manage your Kubernetes environment and your containers where they need to reside — public, private, dedicated or in between — using the world’s first multicloud management technology.

    New Analytics Support Offerings

    More access to our IBM experts means more focus on your business. With Enhanced or Premier Support, get more out of your IBM Support for Data Science and Business Analytics, Unified Governance and Integration, and Hybrid Data Management Platform offerings.

    Global Elite Events

    Revisit Think 2019

    The conference may be over, but its innovation, inspiration, and insights live on. Access our collection of on-demand videos and session materials to continue learning how to build a smarter business.

    IBM Global Elite Town Hall

    Many companies are talking about data science and machine learning, but who's really doing it? Seth Dobrin, Chief Data Officer for IBM Analytics breaks it down in a discussion with Guy Taylor, Executive Head of Data-Driven Intelligence at Nedbank and Wayne Scott, Head of Enterprise Analytics at Prolifics.

    Global Elite Academy

    Global Elite Academy (GEA) provides customized events for our Global Elite clients that bring the excitement and learning of an IBM conference right to your door. Gain in-depth knowledge of IBM Cloud and Cognitive Software products, discuss top trends, and get an insider’s view into our product roadmap and strategic direction.

    Hear from our Global Elite clients

    Carlos Guevara, Claro Colombia & Carlo Appugliese, IBM | IBM Think 2019

    Carlos Guevara, Chief Data Officer, Claro Colombia & Carlo Appugliese, Program Director, IBM Data Science Elite Team, IBM, sit down with Dave Vellante & John Furrier at IBM Think 2019 from Moscone North in San Francisco, CA.

    John Thomas, IBM & Elenita Elinon, JP Morgan Chase | IBM Think 2019

    Elenita Elinon, Executive Director of Quantitative Research, JP Morgan Chase AND John Thomas, Distinguished Engineer & Director, Data Science Elite Team, IBM sits down with John Furrier & Dave Vellante at IBM Think 2019 in San Francisco, CA.

    Sanjay Saxena, Northern Trust | IBM Fast Track Your Data

    Sanjay Saxena, Northern Trust, sits down with Dave Vellante and James Kobielus at IBM Fast Track Your Data in Munich, Germany

    The Journey Continues From Data Lake to Data-Driven Organization

    This IBM Redguide publication looks back on the key decisions that made the data lake successful and looks forward to the future. It proposes that the metadata management and governance approaches developed for the data lake can be adopted more broadly to increase the value that an organization gets from its data. Delivering this broader vision, however, requires a new generation of data catalogs and governance tools built on open standards that are adopted by a multi-vendor ecosystem of data platforms and tools.

    Work is already underway to define and deliver this capability, and there are multiple ways to engage. This guide covers the reasons why this new capability is critical for modern businesses and how you can get value from it.


    IBM is a great partner of ours, especially in the area of governance. I look forward to further collaboration with IBM and the Global Elite team.

    Sanjay Saxena, Senior Vice President, Data Governance, Northern Trust Corporation

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