Introducing Watson AI “Partner Path”

Written by Phil Graham | June 25, 2019 | Ecosystem Essentials, Good Tech + Great Thinkers, Watson

While no one can doubt that AI is today’s hottest ticket, you could be forgiven for thinking that AI might not be for you. However, with the market opportunity so attractive, can you really afford not to get involved? Knowing where to start with AI can be a challenge, but with our Watson AI Partner ...read more


Outsmarting Mother Nature – fighting wildfires with AI

Written by Ronald Velten | June 20, 2019 | Good Tech + Great Thinkers, Making the World Better, Partner Perspectives

Summer is just around the corner. Longer days. Surf and sun. Family barbecues. Smoke-filled horizons. Ash falling from the sky. Road closures. Emergency evacuations. Lives lost. Tragedy. Alongside the fun that every summer brings is a nonstop torrent of news reports cataloging wildfires across the globe. We stare, transfixed, at screens capturing the heroic efforts ...read more


IBM Benelux Celebrates Partners at the Night of the Stars

Written by Sander Slingerland | June 17, 2019 | Ecosystem Essentials, Partner Perspectives

In May, the Benelux Partner Ecosystem Organization hosted its annual Night of the Stars dinner event during which we hand over our IBM Business Partner Awards. This exclusive evening is a way for IBM to honor and thank its Business Partners for their outstanding contribution and ongoing commitment to partner with IBM.  With the annual ...read more


Upgrading Your Business with Simplification

Written by Jolene Mueller | June 14, 2019 | Ecosystem Essentials, Good Tech + Great Thinkers

When I was in grade school, I read a nursery rhyme called “The House that Jack Built.” The rhyme builds upon the connection between many things like people and animals, and Jack’s house. I can’t help but see a couple parallels with the ongoing transformation of the IBM Partner Ecosystem. Our resources, technology, tools and ...read more


The Importance of Building Diverse Teams

Written by Dorothy Copeland | June 12, 2019 | Ecosystem Essentials, Good Tech + Great Thinkers, Making the World Better

This month I was honored to be named as one of 20 IBM Partner Executives on CRN’s 2019 Women of the Channel, and featured on CRN’s 2019 Power 100 list. I am proud to be recognized among so many high-performing female leaders at IBM and across the industry. It caused me to reflect on how ...read more


Don’t build the future alone. Let us help.

Written by Donna Schlitt | June 10, 2019 | Ecosystem Essentials, Marketing, Partner Perspectives

Bacon and eggs. Holmes and Watson. Lennon and McCartney. Batman and Robin. Stream the latest British baking show, explore a “whodunit” murder mystery, or devour popcorn at the latest super-hero blockbuster and a common theme will begin to emerge – cooperation leads the way to greatness. We live in a world where the next technical ...read more


Your feedback: Fuel for the Ecosystem

Written by John Teltsch | June 4, 2019 | Ecosystem Essentials, Good Tech + Great Thinkers

We value your feedback. How often have you heard this phrase? This short statement is echoed across organizations large and small. In the IBM Partner Ecosystem, “We value your feedback” is more than just a phrase. Those words serve as a catalyst to drive change and transformation, enhancing the customer experience and relationship. This year, ...read more


Copaco and IBM: Creating a new generation of business partner

Written by Justine Tan | May 13, 2019 | Partner Perspectives, Systems, Watson

Copaco has a long history of innovation with IBM. In 2016, we became the first European IT distributor to include IBM offerings in a cloud marketplace. We added IBM Connections Cloud, IBM Verse and SoftLayer to our 2tCloud platform as part of our ongoing strategy to shift toward a more solution-based market approach. In the ...read more


A case study route to AI success

Written by Justine Tan | May 7, 2019 | Cloud, Data + AI, Partner Perspectives

Building an understanding of a customer’s pain point is often the best starting point for the application of AI technology. It’s all about looking at the problem you are trying to solve and matching the technology to achieve the desired results. For Watson AI, we can see a wide range of customer case studies where ...read more