As your IoT partner, IBM strives to:

  • Enable cutting-edge business outcomes by leveraging our wide industry and domain expertise.
  • Provide additional access to and engagement within specific domains and industry settings.
  • Increase time-to-value for you and your customers when deploying IoT solutions.
  • Facilitate holistic industry solution development by connecting partners and encouraging integration.
  • Improve the visibility of our partner solutions, while making them easier to obtain.
  • Leverage our scale and market penetration to accelerate your go-to-market opportunities.

Types of IoT partners

Depending on the nature of your business, there are various roles you can play across IoT value chain
and correspondingly within the IBM IoT Partner Ecosystem.

Once you’ve become a connected partner, you can interact with a rich set of leading industry and vertical
solutions and a thriving developer ecosystem that enables innovative new solutions.

Join us as a silicon and sensor partner

Join our IoT ecosystem and become a silicon and sensor partner. When you partner with IBM you will have access to our wide range of ecosystem partners who can help you build new, innovative, connected solutions in an open, scalable, interoperable and secure manner for the IBM Watson IoT Platform.

Join us as a certified connected device partner

Join our IoT ecosystem and become a certified connected device partner—or just get your device on our cloud. When you partner with IBM you will have access to our wide range of ecosystem partners to help you connect your technology in an open, scalable, inter-operable and secure manner to the IBM Watson IoT Platform.

Join us as a gateway partner

Join our IoT ecosystem and become a gateway partner. When you partner with IBM you will have access to our wide range of ecosystem partners to help connect your technology in an open, scalable, interoperable and secure manner to the IBM Watson IoT Platform.

Join us as a network partner

Join our IoT ecosystem and become a network partner. When you partner with IBM you will have access to our wide range of ecosystem partners to connect your technology in an open, scalable, inter-operable and secure manner to the IBM Watson IoT Platform.

Join us as a cloud partner

Join our IoT ecosystem and become a cloud partner. When you partner with IBM you will have access to our wide range of ecosystem partners to connect your technology in an open, scalable, inter-operable and secure manner to the IBM Watson IoT Platform.

Join us as a systems integration partner

Join our IoT ecosystem as a certified systems integration partner for our IoT Platform and industry solutions, and help our joint clients make the most out of their IoT investments, driving new operational efficiencies, improved customer experiences, and transformational business models.

Featured: Create a connected device

Add a connection recipe for your device on IBM developerWorks

Create your own recipes to connect and advertise your connection to the IBM Watson IoT Platform. Share tutorials that show your users how to connect their device to the IBM Watson IoT Platform—or to other devices.

IBM developerWorks helps partners, developers and users collaborate and innovate to make operating devices on Internet of Things simpler, more efficient and more useful. By creating a recipe that guides your users down the best and fastest path to connecting their device to IoT ecosystem, you increase customer satisfaction and make your products essential and compelling.

Take a look at some of the tutorials currently available and add your own recipes.

Work with us to develop a starter kit that automatically connects you to the IBM Cloud

Create a starter kit that automatically connects to the cloud so your users can be up and running in a matter of minutes—or even seconds.

A starter kit makes your device a key element of the IBM Watson IoT Platform “play” experience, which lets users stream their own sensor data in real time to a sample dashboard. Let us help you develop a customized starter kit to take your device to the next level.

Take a look at the starter kit created by Texas Instruments for their SimpleLink™ SensorTag.

Let’s get started

Are you ready to start your IBM Watson IoT partnership?
Take the first step... join IBM PartnerWorld!

PartnerWorld is IBM's industry-leading partner program. When you join PartnerWorld, you will have access to an unbeatable portfolio of solutions, a global sales force and the tools you need to leverage critical technology trends. Take advantage of our expertise in IoT, cloud, big data and analytics, mobile, social business and security technologies to build your IoT practice and offerings.

We recommend that all our IoT ecosystem partners join IBM PartnerWorld community. Select the "Internet of Things" category to get started.

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