IBM Benelux Celebrates Partners at the Night of the Stars

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 Business Partner Awards, we are recognizing Business Partner use cases built on IBM solutions and the business they are generating.

Please join us in congratulating the winners and nominees of our IBM Business Partner Awards 2018!

Overall BeLux 2018 Award Winners and Nominees – hosted by Grégoire Markesis, Manager Partner Ecosystem Belgium/Luxembourg

  • IBM Server Solutions Award 2018 : Econocom  (nominees : Cegeka and EASI)
  • IBM Storage Solutions Award 2018 : Cegeka (nominees : NSI Luxembourg and Tech-IT)
  • IBM Services Award 2018 : NRB (nominees : EASI and NSI Luxembourg)
  • IBM Hybrid Cloud Solutions Award 2018 : Aexis (nominees : Business & Decision Luxembourg and Cronos)
  • IBM Cognitive Solutions Award 2018 : Cronos (nominees : Easi and Pixelixir)
  • IBM Security Solutions Award 2018 : Excellium (nominees : Cegeka and Sogeti)
  • IBM NextGen Ecosystem Partner of the Year 2018 : IRIS Luxembourg (nominees : Excellium and N-Side)

IBM Best New Ecosystem Partner of the Year 2018 : NSI Luxembourg (nominees : Bechtle and Fujitsu Luxembourg)

Overall NL 2018 Award Winners and Nominees – hosted by Sander Slingerland, Benelux Leader Partner Ecosystem

  • IBM Server Solutions Award 2018 : BPSolutions (nominees : Extravar and Tectrade)
  • IBM Storage Solutions Award 2018 : Extravar (nominees : Infradax and Interconnect Services)
  • IBM Services Award 2018 : Extravar (nominees : Centralpoint and SLTN)
  • IBM Hybrid Cloud Solutions Award 2018 : Keylane (nominees : Centric and Comparex)
  • IBM Cognitive Solutions Award 2018 : Gemba (nominees : MACS and Persistent)
  • IBM Security Solutions Award 2018 : DataExpert (nominees : Capgemini and Detron)
  • IBM NextGen Ecosystem Partner of the Year 2018 : Comparex (nominees : Gemba and Keylane)
  • IBM Best New Ecosystem Partner of the Year 2018 : The Patient Safety Company (nominees : Art of Automation and Ortec Finance)

Just like previous year, the most prestigious award is the IBM Ecosystem Partner of the Year one! This award is being granted to the Business Partner having done the most outstanding overall performance in the past year in each of the individual countries. For 2018, the following companies have been selected as winner in this important category:

IBM Ecosystem Partner of the Year 2018 – Belgium

Presented by Jacques Platieau, Country General Manager IBM Belgium/Luxembourg.

CEGEKA GROUP

“Throughout the evening, they have been called out a number of times as award winner or nominee. The members of the Cegeka-group delivered strong performance in Belgium and Luxembourg. They have developed strong competences and successfully cover multiple domains with IBM in Systems,  Software Solutions and Services. They provide their end-user clients with on premise, “as a service” and embedded solutions. We are proud to count the Cegeka-group among the members of the Ecosystem of IBM Business Partners. Please join us in congratulating them as IBM BP of the Year 2018 for Belgium.”
IBM Ecosystem Partner of the Year 2018 – Luxembourg

Presented by Jacques Platieau, Country General Manager IBM Belgium/Luxembourg.

 

BUSINESS & DECISION LUXEMBOURG

“In 2018, Business & Decision Luxembourg has achieved an extraordinary year-on-year growth and achieved Platinum status in November. In collaboration with the IBM team, they have  identified and closed strategic competitive winbacks – among which, one of the first Real Time Big Data transactions in the world and a strategic Microsoft take-out. We are proud to count the Business & Decision  among the members of the Ecosystem of IBM Business Partners. Please join me in congratulating them as IBM BP of the Year 2018 for Luxembourg.”
IBM Ecosystem Partner of the Year 2018 – Netherlands

Presented by Peter Zijlema, General Manager Benelux & Country General Manager IBM Netherlands.

 

COMPAREX

“Comparex is broadly active within the entire IBM portfolio, both in Hardware, Software and Services.  They have again shown strong year-on-year     growth on their total revenue and have shown a  remarkable increase of their NextGen business, with double digit growth on SaaS. Comparex is a  Partner who is very much aligned already to our ecosystem concept and is actively partnering with value partners in specific domains as part of their  strategy. They have been using the IBM Champions for Growth opportunities for years to increase the skills set within their organization and optimize the collaboration with IBM. Please join us in congratulating them as IBM BP of the Year 2018 for the Netherlands.”

This video (in Dutch) provides a great impression of this amazing event in Amsterdam.

Let’s seize the momentum!

Please join us in congratulating all the Benelux IBM Business Partner Award winners and nominees for their outstanding contribution!

We look forward to further developing and expanding our common business with all of them.

#BuildingTomorrowTogether

Sander Slingerland
Benelux Leader, Partner Ecosystem