John Teltsch

IBM and Red Hat: Open and ready for business

Written by John Teltsch | July 9, 2019 | Cloud

The news that we’ve all been waiting for—the acquisition of Red Hat has closed. This is a defining moment in IBM history and stands to be one of the most significant tech acquisitions of 2019. There’s never been a better time to be an IBM Business Partner. IBM and Red Hat together will unlock the more

Ecosystem Transformation Series Part I: Feedback is Fuel for the Ecosystem

Written by John Teltsch | June 4, 2019 | Ecosystem Essentials, Ecosystem Transformation

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, more

Thank you! PartnerWorld at Think and Think 2019 wrap-up

Written by John Teltsch | February 27, 2019 | THINK

Earlier this month, around 7,000 IBM Business Partners from across the globe came to San Francisco for the PartnerWorld at Think and Think 2019 conferences. If you attended, you know that these events were jam-packed with inspiring talks, strategic insights, cool demos and hands-on labs, plus plenty of networking opportunities. Thank you for helping make more

Congratulations to our 2019 IBM Business Partner Award Winners

Written by John Teltsch | February 14, 2019 | Partner Perspectives, THINK

This week, at PartnerWorld at Think, more than 70 IBM Business Partners were recognized for their outstanding business solutions. These partners are using technology from across the IBM portfolio to do amazing work for our mutual clients, and not only are we grateful for their contributions, we’d also like to honor them for going above more

IBM introduces new initiatives and investments for partners

Written by John Teltsch | February 11, 2019 | Ecosystem Essentials, THINK

We continue to drive the strategy we established together with our Business Partners in 2018 to create the next-generation IBM ecosystem, where great thinkers and good technology come together to build the future. Over the last year, our partners doubled their number of Specialist and Expert Competencies in IBM technology, and many embraced new ways more

First Look! See why IBM Business Partners are excited to attend Think 2019

Written by John Teltsch | December 13, 2018 | THINK

Think 2019 is less than 10 weeks away! And it’s no surprise that so many Business Partners are excited to attend IBM’s signature event, held in San Francisco, February 12 – 15, 2019. Earlier this year, Business Partners from around the world joined IBMers and customers in Las Vegas for Think 2018. By all accounts, it more

Think is coming to San Francisco! Hear why you should attend

Written by John Teltsch | October 15, 2018 | THINK

Ready to cross a bridge to new ideas? In 2019, Think is coming to San Francisco—a vibrant global center of business and technology innovation. This flagship, client-focused conference will be held February 12–15. IBM PartnerWorld at Think—the invitation-only event for IBM Business Partner executives—will be held immediately preceding Think, on February 11–12. Access to Think more

Call for Code: Will you answer the call?

Written by John Teltsch | September 5, 2018 | Cloud, Data + AI

Many of our ecosystem partners—from digital providers to solution enablers to system integrators—have invested in highly skilled development teams to build solutions and applications for their clients. Over the years we have seen how “the channel” has evolved from mostly fulfillment-based activity to a more highly skilled and solution-oriented ecosystem. At IBM, we encourage our more