Partner Perspectives

IBM Business Partners share their experience

Fighting fire with Watson: Compta Emerging Business, SA wins the 2018 Watson Build Challenge

Written by Micah Mingo | February 26, 2019 | Data + AI, Making the World Better, Partner Perspectives

And then there was one. After nine months and three phases of competition around the world by more than 400 IBM Business Partners with over 500 artificial intelligence (AI)–based solutions, Compta Emerging Business, SA, is the global winner of the 2018 Watson Build Challenge. Based in Portugal, Compta demonstrated a solution built on IBM Watson ...read 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 ...read more


Digital business is business without frontiers

Written by Justine Tan | January 18, 2019 | Cloud, Partner Perspectives

As the world continues shifting toward a predominantly digital business model, AppXite is setting its sights on being an integration engine for players at the heart of that shift. AppXite was established to develop a value-added platform for aggregated services from the world’s leading providers, delivered as a service. Think of it as a digital ...read more


What Business Partners are saying about Think

Written by Justine Tan | December 17, 2018 | Ecosystem Essentials, Partner Perspectives, THINK

Think 2019 is ushering in a new era. On February 12 – 15, 2019, we’re trading in the lights and high rollers of Las Vegas for the startup energy and disruptors of San Francisco. IBM leaders along with our Partner Ecosystem and clients will be showcasing new technologies and successful examples of using cloud, artificial ...read more


From concept at Think 2018 to rollout at Think 2019

Written by Justine Tan | November 21, 2018 | Partner Perspectives, THINK

There is a grand symmetry associated with the IBM Think conference for Gordon Flesch Company this year. And it’s an experience other IBM Business Partners and IBM clients can share—determining an opportunity at one Think conference and bringing it to fruition at the next. Last March, we gathered our ideas and a pilot demo of ...read more


Tech Data: Driving business evolution with digital technology

Written by Mel Smith | November 5, 2018 | Partner Perspectives, Systems

Evolution! Evolution! Evolution! We all know the word evolution from school, where we learned how biological organisms evolved their heritable traits over successive generations due to natural selection and other mechanisms. Interestingly, business evolution is not dissimilar. IBM business unit strategies, along with the business models of our clients, Business Partners, vendors and the countries ...read more


Should you attend Think 2019 in San Francisco? Absolutely—it’s all about building connections!

Written by Mel Smith | October 22, 2018 | Partner Perspectives, THINK

My senior colleagues and I attended Think 2018 this past March, and not only did we have a ball, but our business progressed by leaps and bounds. This wasn’t our first IBM conference by any means, but Think 2018 really raised the stakes by giving us a great feeling of inclusion as Business Partners. The ...read more


Elaphe Propulsion Technologies and IBM: Connecting vehicles to connected ecosystems

Written by Mel Smith | October 10, 2018 | Data + AI, Good Tech + Great Thinkers, Partner Perspectives

Elaphe is on a mission to relieve some of the stress we humans put on our planet, by radically changing transportation through an innovative and disruptive in-wheel propulsion platform. As part of the ongoing mobility revolution, we see a huge market, innovation and social value in combining our technology with IBM Cloud solutions. Elaphe’s story ...read more


PSD2 is coming: For European financial services providers, the time to act is now

Written by Mel Smith | September 10, 2018 | Partner Perspectives

Recent changes in the UK retail banking sector are about to be followed by radical new regulatory standards being rolled out across Europe in 2019. IBM and Business Partner Prolifics are leading the way with a new solution which can ease the pain of compliance for over 4,000 financial institutions. The UK’s Open Banking legislation, ...read more