Congratulations to our 2019 IBM Business Partner Award Winners

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 and beyond.

Beacon Awards

Each year, the IBM Beacon Awards program recognizes IBM Business Partners delivering exceptional solutions to drive business value and transform the way clients and industries operate, and this year I am proud to recognize the work of 15 innovative Business Partner firms. With AI and Cloud-enabled solutions, our Business Partners are “putting smart to work” around the globe.This evening was especially momentous as it marked the 20th anniversary of the IBM Beacon Awards. For two decades, our Business Partners have been recognized on the world stage for developing exceptional solutions and cutting-edge innovation. We are excited to continue this tradition in the decades to come as IBM Business Partners continue to push technology into the future.

Congratulations to all our IBM Beacon Award winners!

For a detailed description of each award, visit IBM Beacon Awards.

Let’s now turn our attention to the Watson Build Challenge, where Business Partners around the world were given access to IBM resources, technology experts and IBM Cloud credits to develop new Watson-based solutions.

The 2018 competition culminated this week, with more than 250 solutions developed on the IBM Cloud. The Global Championship was held this past Sunday, and I’d like extend my congratulations to the new Watson Build Global Champion: Compta Emerging Business, SA. The company developed Bee2FireDetection, which is a complete system of automatic fire prevention, prediction and detection for forests, industrial yards and natural parks.

I am proud of the ingenuity and innovation of our Business Partners. Learn more about the geography champions and their solutions here.

In addition to our IBM Beacon Award and Watson Build winners, dozens of Business Partners demonstrated excellence in their geographic regions and business units. Please join me in congratulating the following firms on their awards.

Geography Excellence Winners

Asia Pacific
Datamatics Global Services Ltd.
Ensign Infosecurity Pte Ltd
KPMG Australia
Naver Business Platform Corp.
Tech Data Advanced Solutions India Pvt Ltd
Wipro

Europe
Assima
CANCOM
NSI Luxembourg

Greater China
6789 Technology & Development Co., Ltd
Digital China Advanced Systems Limited
Digital China (China) Co. Ltd.
Pershing Systems Corporation

Japan
BELL DATA, Inc.
Central Soft Service Co., Ltd.
CTCSP Corporation
ELTEX Inc.
Fukuoka Business Information Technology Center Co., Ltd.
Hitachi Ltd.
JBCC Corporation
MIRAIT Information Systems Co., Ltd.
NEC Corporation
Nippon Dentsu Co,.Ltd.
Nippon Information and Communication Corporation
NTT DATA INTELLILINK CORPORATION
OBIC BUSINESS CONSULTANTS CO., LTD.

Latin America
Belatrix Software Factory S.A
BiActiva
CompuSoluciones
Dafros Multiservicios R V H, S.A. de C.V.
Digisystems
GBM
Ingram
Magna Sistemas
Mainsoft
Nexsys Colombia
Predictive Analytical Software and Solutions (Informese)
PSLine
Redsis
SinergiaSys S. de R.L. de C.V.
STS

Middle East and Africa
32Bit Bilgisayar Hizmetleri Limited Sirketi
Blueprint Business Technologies Limited
Datamind
Interdist Alliances

North America
321gang, Inc.
CDW
DAI Source
DataClarity Corporation
Datatrend Technologies, Inc.
Direct Systems Support
Evolving Solutions, Inc.
Lighthouse Computer Services, A Converge Company
Mainline Information Systems, Inc.
NOVIPRO
NuArca
PROS
QueBIT Consulting, LLC
Sirius Computer Solutions
THG Ingenuity Hosting Services
VMware

 Business Unit Excellence Winners

Collaboration and Talent Management
Talevation, LLC
Top Level Corporation Limited

Training
Tech Data

Security
Capita
Embratel
Thales Group

Hybrid Cloud, Data and AI
Cortell Australia Pty Ltd
Enghouse Systems Limited
Gijima Holdings
Highbury Solutions Pty. Ltd
Nippon Information and Communication Corporation
PacGenesis, Inc.
QueBIT Consulting, LLC
SHD System-Haus-Dresden GmbH
Works Applications Co. Ltd.

Watson Customer Engagement
Accenture
Customer Centria Enterprise Solutions
Lightwell
Miracle Software Systems
Perficient, Inc.

Congratulations to all our award winners, and thank you for driving client success across the next-generation ecosystem!