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Exit Stage Left

IBM Champions

Nominations are open for the class of 2017 IBM Champions for IBM Collaboration Solutions.

My current work has taken me in a different direction, and I have spent very little time this past year in the IBM space.  I do miss it a little, but I’ve been enjoying new challenges and learning new things.

I do miss blogging here. It’s not for lack of ideas, but mostly due to lack of time of late. I would love to make some updates to this site and post a little more often. Hopefully I can find time to make it happen in the near future.

As I (for now) exit stage left from the IBM Champion program, it’s been an honor to be part of this talented group of people since the program was created in 2011. Thanks to the IBM Champion coordinators over the years – Joyce, Oliver, Amanda, and Libby – for everything.

So what are you waiting for? Go nominate a deserving person to be an IBM Champion.

IBM Champion.. Again

IBM Champions

Yesterday IBM announced the 2016 IBM Champions, I am honored to once again be on the list.  Congratulations to all the Champions, especially the 39 new Champions

Announcing the IBM 2016 Champions 

Nominations are open for the next class of IBM Champions

IBM Champion



It is that time of year again, nominations are open for the next class of IBM Champions.  Take a few minutes and nominate yourself, or even better nominate someone else to show appreciation for their contributions to the community.

Nominate an IBM Champion

2014 IBM Champion

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Last week the 2014 IBM Champions for Collaboration Solutions were announced.  I am honored to have been selected again along with 86 other deserving champions.

Thank you to anyone who might have nominated me and to the selection committee.

Now would also be a good time to welcome Oliver Heinz who was recently appointed as the new ICS community Manager.

My IBM Champion Interview at IBM Connect

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My IBM Champion Interview with Justin Liu at IBM Connect 2013

We are The Champions Again


During the December IBM Collaboration Solutions Community Webcast IBM announced the 2013 IBM Champions for Collaboration Solutions.  I am honored to be on the list again for 2013 and happy to see many others return as well as some new names added to the list.

I would like to thank those who nominated me, and IBM for the recognition.

Congratulations to all the Champions.

IBM Champion Program

IBM Champions on the Big Screen at the Lotusphere OGS

It was nice to see my photo along with other IBM Champions up on the big screen at the OGS.


Thanks to Joyce and IBM for all they did for the IBM Champions at Lotusphere, and for this new addition to my office wall.

Joyce Davis and Mitch Cohen at Lotusphere 2012









View an interview with IBM Champions Adam Brown, Lisa Duke, and Mikkel Heisterberg on the Social Business Insights Blog.

IBM Champion Program


I am very very late to the game with this post, but I did want to say thank you to those who nominated and selected me to be an IBM Champion.

You can see the entire list of IBM Champions for Collaboration Solutions here, and there is a Twitter list that follows all of the Champions who are on Twitter as well.

There will be more champions nominated and selected in the future, so check the IBM Champion Home Page for all the details and think about who you want to nominate for the next round.