Why Global Elite?

IBM Global Elite clients represent the top tier of the IBM Hybrid Cloud (Cloud Integration & Analytics) 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.

Global Elite Program members will 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


Recent Announcements

IBM Cloud Private for Data: Product Demo

IBM Cloud Private for Data helps organizations prepare data for AI. Powered by a lightning-fast in-memory database that can ingest and analyze massive amounts of data, it is an integrated data science, data engineering and app building platform designed to help companies uncover previously unobtainable insights from their data and make richer data-driven decisions.

New Analytics Platform Offerings

IBM Analytics solutions are available in three distinct platform offerings:

  • Hybrid Data Management
  • Unified Governance & Integration
  • Data Science & Business Analytics

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.

Join the Global Elite Team at Think 2019

Join the world's top business leaders, visionaries, and innovators at Think 2019 in San Francisco.

Global Elite Events

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 Hybrid Cloud (Analytics & Cloud Integration) products, discuss top trends, and get an insider’s view into our product roadmap and strategic direction.

You are our Elite!

The Global Elite Academy brings all the excitement of an IBM hosted conference conveniently to your local site of choice. Each event is customized based on your company's needs with rich content including workshops, product demos and technical sessions.

Think 2019 : Come Together and Think

Come learn how to put smart to work. Witness the evolution of mankind and machine come to life. Immerse yourself in AI, cloud, and other groundbreaking technologies, and see firsthand how IBM clients are using them across all industries. Let’s come together and think.

Global Elite Perspectives

Ferd Scheepers, ING Group | IBM Think 2018

Ferd Scheepers, Chief Information Architect at ING Group, sits down with Dave Vellante and Lisa Martin on day one of IBM Think 2018 at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Madhu Kochar, IBM & Pat Maqetuka, Nedbank | IBM Think 2018

Madhu Kochar, Vice President of IBM Analytics Product Development & Pat Maqetuka, Chief Data Officer of Nedbank, sit down with Dave Vellante and Peter Burris on day two of IBM Think 2018 at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Ranjana Young, Northern Trust | IBM Think 2018

Ranjana Young, SVP Enterprise Data Services at Northern Trust, sits down with Dave Vellante and Lisa Martin on day one of IBM Think 2018 at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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 data's value to an organization.

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