What is the IBM Gold Consultant Program?

An elite group of independent consultants with vast experience in IBM data repositories, unified governance, artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning

IBM Gold Consultants bring extensive industry experience and technical expertise to help IBM clients define and implement strong strategies for their data and analytics initiatives using IBM Db2® on all platforms, IBM Informix, IBM InfoSphere®, IBM CICS® and related technologies. This group is recognized as some of the world’s most experienced independent consultants for these products. With in-depth technical knowledge and communication skills, the consultants can fill in skill gaps within a client’s organization and facilitate better performing solutions, optimal database designs and high availability.

Why engage with a Gold Consultant?

Technical skills leadership

Gold Consultants are considered industry experts with demonstrated leadership and deep technical skills, making them well qualified to take on demanding and complex service engagements.


Although closely affiliated with IBM, Gold Consultants are not IBM employees and offer independent guidance based on what is best for the client.

IBM lab connections

The Gold Consultant community maintains close relationships with IBM product developers, giving them a strong understanding of product function and strategic direction.

Market knowledge

Having worked with many clients across all market sectors, Gold Consultants have unique insights and knowledge that position them to propose best-of-breed solutions.

Hear from some Gold Consultants

Cloudy with a Chance of DevOps – A Survival Guide

Consultant Julian Stuhler offers practical guidelines to help Db2 for z/OS developers, DBAs and system programmers to adapt to cloud computing and the DevOps movement.

Security, Compliance and Data Privacy – GDPR and More!

Hear from consultant Craig Mullins on database security and compliance from a Db2 perspective, including how to protect your Db2 databases.

Db2 for z/OS RUNSTATS: This is how you (need to) do it

Listen to IBM Gold Consultant Klaas Brant describe the various options offered by the Db2 RUNSTATS utility and how information in Db2 can improve decision making.

Interested in becoming a Gold Consultant? Contact the IBM Gold Consultant committee.


Gold Consultants offer expertise in these enterprise analytics offerings.


An industry-leading family of AI-driven data management solutions to help you transform and modernize your business

IBM Informix

A scalable, embeddable database with self-managing capabilities, optimized for OLTP and Internet of Things (IoT) data


A world-leading application server software for IBM Z®, serving 1.2 million transactions per second

Unified governance and integration

An approach to organizing your data and extending your big data fabric platform by automating ingestion, discovery and integration

Discover opportunities with real-time insight

IBM Gold Consultant Frank Fillmore explains the need to have an infrastructure that can support enterprise-scale, real-time analytics for driving new customer opportunities.

Find the right IBM Gold Consultant to meet your needs