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Creating the future with 2022 IBM Champions

By Libby Ingrassia posted Thu March 03, 2022 03:19 PM

  

Creating the future with IBM Champions

Welcome to the nearly 800 amazing individuals selected to join the 2022 class of IBM Champions

The IBM Champions program recognizes innovative thought leaders in the technical community and rewards these contributors by amplifying their voice and increasing their sphere of influence. The program catalyzes their ongoing contributions by providing education, engagement, and opportunities. 

An IBM Champion is a business partner or customer of IBM -- an IT professional, business leader, developer, executive, or educator who influences and mentors others to help them innovate with and make the best decisions around IBM software, solutions, and services.

Throughout the year, these IBM Champions will continue to help create the future by offering feedback and acting as sponsor users for IBM products, by sharing their successes stories to show how they innovate with IBM technology, by creating and co-creating content to inspire and support how our customers and partners use IBM products and technology.

Who are the 2022 IBM Champions?

After reviewing nearly 1700 nominations, looking for those who have the most consistent and exceptional contributions, the selection committee members chose 778 IBM Champions for 2022. You can review the full list below. Among those are:

  • 63% returning IBM Champions, 33% new IBM Champions, and 4% Lifetime IBM Champions
  • Champions across 10 areas of IBM expertise, including Automation (16%), AI Apps & Blockchain (6%), Cloud (5%), Data & AI (29%), Developers (4%), Storage (5%), Power Systems (13%), IBM Partner Ecosystem (2%), IBM Z (9%), and Security (7%).
  • 61% IBM Business Partners
  • 55 countries represented

These individuals evangelize IBM solutions, share their knowledge, and help grow the community of professionals who are focused on IBM offerings. IBM Champions spend a considerable amount of their own time, energy, and resources on community efforts--organizing and leading user groups, meetups, and events; answering questions in forums and building community; contributing articles, code, and applications; publishing podcasts; sharing instructional videos; and more.

As a benefit, IBM Champions receive IBM Champions-branded merchandise, IBM Champions digital badges, and invitations and VIP treatment at various conferences and events. They are highlighted online and recognized at live events. In addition, they are offered opportunities that enable them to raise their visibility and broaden their sphere of influence. They are recognized for the work they have done over the past year and supported and enabled to do even more advocacy in the next year.

Meet IBM's 2022 IBM Champion experts

Gabriel Aberasturi Rhonda Hackenburg Suresh Patnam
Danielle Absolom Salem Hadim Christoph Paul
Xavier Aburto Dirk Haegebarth Joy Paul
Kurt Acker Joshua Hall Gerhard Paulus
Robert Adachi Lella Violet Halloum Michael Pavlak
Wole Adetayo Martin Hansgut Alexander Pawlik
Oluwafisayo Adeyemi Nobuki Hara Stoyan Pedev
Prasanna Adhithya Balagopal Reg Harbeck Jose Pedro Inestal Muñoz
Dustin Adkison James Harris Miroslav Peic
Moller Agaiby Clive Harriss Juan Manuel Alcudia Peñas
Rex Ahlstrom Raymond Haruna Christopher Penn
Mohamed Ahmed El Sayeh John Hassman William Pereira
Rie Akao Birgitta Hauser Robert Perih
Stephan Åkeborg John Hawkins Ramanathan Perinkolam
Frederic Albouy Yoshiki Hayama Hermanni Pernaa
Ted Alexander Mohammed Hayaz Tony Perri
Liam Allan Randy Hayes Jean-Georges Perrin
Bryan Allebone Marc Hebert Steven Perva
Phil Allison Sven Heidorn Greg Peters
Khuldoon Altubini Christophe Hein Petar Petrov
Saghi Amirsoleymani Jeff Helton Daniel Pfeifer
Usama Amjad Chris Hembrom Brett Phaneuf
Dave Anderson-Ward Charles (Jerry) Hemenway Jon Pike
Tony Andrews Finbarr Hennessy Steve Pitcher
Thomas Angileau Oscar Herrera Chander Ponnusamy
Marcel Anthonijsz Jim Herron Jim Porell
Torbjörn Appehl Theo Heselmans Bruno Portaluri
Hartanto Ario Widjaya Matthew Hill Mangesh Potdar
Scott Arntsen Tim Hill Peter Potkay
Julio Aspiazu Arne Hirschfeld Michael Potter
Craig Aston Shawn Hisaw William Powers
Hasnain Attarwala Steve Hnath Ferdinand Prahst
Walter Auerochs Greg Hodgkinson Abhinandan Prasad
Jacob Bock  Axelsen Misael Holanda Amendra Pratap
Josue Benjamin Ccerhuayo Ayala Talor Holloway Trevor Pratt
José Azorín Stefanie Horrmann Mike Prentice
Michel Bakker Kazunori Hosoda Graciana Puentes
Vishwas Balakrishna Tom Hubbard Stephanie Rabbani
Chiara Baldan Martin Hubel Carla Raffi
Richard Barber Hermann Huebler Vijay Ram Kumar Durairaj
Susan Barker Morag Hughson Santhosh Ramanathan
Rick Barlow Tom Huntington Suganya Rane
Paul Bartak Simon Hutchinson Kristin Rangel
Rainer Barthel Thong Huynh Manikyala Rao Munnaluri
Marc Bastien Dharmatej Inaganti Steen Rasmussen
Jens Bäumler Chikako Inami Dustin Ratliff
Gerald Beasley Thor Ingham Robert Recknagel
Gerd Becker Sergio Insalaco Vinay Reddy Guda
Patric Becker Paul Irving Dirk Reitinger
Thomas Beebe Alex Ivanov Alessandro Repetto
Ralph Belfiore Eduardo Izquierdo Miroslav Rešetar
Gary Ben-Israel Srinivasan J V Andrea Ribuoli
Horacio Benedicto Rich Jackson Chad Rikansrud
Khaled Bentebal Rikke Jacobsen Marco Riva
Frances Berger Pooja Jain Dusty Rivers
Julie Bergh Jan Jancar Mark Robbins
Robert Bersano Mateja Jankovic Julian Robichaux
David Beulke Johan Janssen Declan Rodger
Steven Bex Tarek Jark Ralf Roeber
Milan Bhatt Tracy  Jefferson David Rosen
Vinita Bhushan Andrew Jeffery Miles Roty
Harald Biedermann Norbert Jenninger Atanu Roy
Ron Bisceglia Mark Johnson Paul Rubin
Ian Bjorhovde Terry Johnson Andreu Rul
James Blackburn Tim Johnson Mike Ryan
Hugo Blanco Dave Jones Udo Sachs
Alan Bluck Randy Jones Martin Sadler
Martin Boban Christian Jorgensen Atsuki Sakae
Shawn Bodily Mark Jula Shoichiro Sakaigawa
Florian Boldt Jason Juliano Alexey Saltovski
Larry Bolhuis Ari Juntunen Vicente Salvador
Nathanaël Bonnet Norman (Joe) Jurak Saravanan Sambandam
Frederic Bosch Benjamin Just Darren Sanders
Bastien Boudot de la Motte Art Kagel Mauro Sanfilippo
Glenn Bowden Joel Kaiser Len Santalucia
Roy Boxwell Daichi Kakimoto Subhasish Sarkar
Nezih Boyacioglu Wiliam Kanegae Daniel Scheiber
Gregory Boyd Ichiro Kano Holger Scherer
Sean Boyd Amit Kapila Heidi Schmidt
Justin Bradley Darren Kaplan Glenn Schneck
Steve Bradshaw Michael Karasienski Alessandro Schneider
FJ Brandelik Bill Karounos Roland Schock
Errol Brandt Jens Kassert Richard Schoen
Klaas Brant Isamu Kato Andreas Schoenebeck
Paul Brett Hiroshi Kawai Dominik Schott
Alexey Brook Mikio Kaya Karen Schuster
Lindsey Brooks leanne kemp Don Scott
Shambi Broome Rene Kent Nielsen Paul Scott
Philipp Brune Diego Kesselman Cameron Seay
Michael Brünker Manoj Khabe Alan Seiden
Michele Buccarello Eva Khalil Kenneth Shaffer
Jim Buck Aish Khare Prashant Sharma
Calvin Buckley Rohit Khare Graeme Sharp
Guillaume Buffier Karen Kilroy Adnan Sheeraz
Miguel Carbone Joseph King Perry Shindle
Joel Cardoso Andreas Kirrstetter William Shipley
Julia Carter Chris Klein-Zessink Tommi Sihvo
Neil Casey Scott Klement Raphael Silva
Roberto Cason Ute Kleyensteuber Bruce Simms
Steve Cast Andrey Klyachkin Carlos Simoes
Willy Castanho Dave Knight Matt Simons
Renato Castilho Dietmar Achim Knodel Brian Simpson
Maurizio Catellani Bryan Knouse David Simpson
Osman Cayli Lester Knutsen Robb Sinclair
Kerem Celiker Craig Kokay Sanjiv Singh
Sushant Chalke Andre Konig Byron Smith
Ian Chappell Georges Kopp Marc Smith
Kaushik Chatterjee Mirna Kos Birgit Smythe
Nicolae Chirea Emil Kotrc Jorge Soares
Dipak Chocha Michael Krafick James Sobieski
Bartosz Chrabski Pavan Kristipati Arvind Solanki
Brian Christopherson Gerold Krommer Jinsung Son
Jens Churchill Henri Kuiper Ruben Sousa
Fiorella Andrea Guerrero Ciprian Ashwin Kumar Gawli Greg Southam
Lucy  Clancy Rajesh Kumar Khare Marcos Souza
Lionel Clavien Michiya Kurosawa John Spielberger
Heather Cole Mark Lack Gene Stakhov
Adrian Collett Roger Lacroix Svilen Stanchev
Jake Collins Eduardo Laens Zeljen Stanic
John Comas Armand Lange Bill Stark
Dennis Conley Nick Lansdowne Andy Steeds
David Conover Walid Largou Antony Steel
Andrew Copeland Youssef Largou Karl-Erik Stenfors
Gareth Copplestone-Jones Sheryl Larsen Leos Stransky
Paul Cortellesi Brian Laube Larry Strickland
Kirsten Craft Mitch Lauer Kurt Struyf
Jim Creasman Tommi Laurila Ann-Kathrin Stueckl
Jhonatan Cristobal Camasca Huaman Susan Lawson Julian Stuhler
Tom Crocker Lee Lazarow Ganesh Subramaniam
Chris Crone Ilija Lazovic Nobisuke Sugawara
Ember Crooks Gordon Leary Christopher Sullivan
Bryan Crouch Stacy Lee Janet Sun
Gustavo Cuervo Dominic Lehr Thanikachalam "Billy" Sundarrajan
Henri Cujass Andre Leruitte Darren Surch
Christoph Cuscoleca Todd Lewis Hidekazu Suzuki
Michael Custard Zeyue Liang Subhagata Swarnakar
Peter Czanik Cindy Lichtenauer Affan Syed
Diego D'Addeo Niels Liisberg Sameer Syed
Max Dahl Joseph Likuski Nigel Sylvester
Erica Dale Wei Lin Tim Tait
Herbert Daly Mika Lindholm Leandro Takeda
Biplab das Choudhury Janttu Lindroos Steve Talbot-Walsh
Ajinkya Datalkar Mark Little Mitsuaki Tameda
Arup Datta Vicki Liu Ann-Grete Tan
Marcus Davage Sooraj Lohana Johnny Tan
Gabriella Davis Sachin Londhe Seigo Tanaka
Harivansh Dayal Gabriel Lopez Masayuki Tasaki
Jop de Graaf Mario Lopez Robin Tatam
Roberto De Pedrini Iván Losada Juan Amy Tatum
Gregory DeBo Francisco Loschiavo Neto James Taylor
Geoffrey Decker Mark Lucente Ahmet Alper Tecimer
Koen Decorte Daniel Luksetich Daniele Tedesco
Jim Dee Jaqueline (Jaqui) Lynch Zulfiye Meral Temel
Mike DeGeus Dirk Maes Claire Terblanche
Fathi Deghadi Aaron Magid Vincent Terrone
Boudewijn Dekkema Shahriar Mahib Amneris Teruel
Maria del Rosario Bruera Amit Malik Rageevan Thanabalan
Luc-Michel Demey Nathan Mandel Christoph Theisen
Tony DeMichele Shawn Mandel Simon Thompson
Ryan Dennings Duccio Manganelli Jørn Thyssen
Shrirang "Ranga"  Deshpande João Manso Michael Tiefenbacher
John DesJardins Innocent Mapanga Garry Tierney
Jürgen Desmidt Paolo Maresca Piotr Tkaczyk
Quentin DESPEISSE Vinicius Marques Yoshihide Tomonaga
Andrew Detandt Daniel Martinez SMike Toppins
Neha Dhawale Benjamin Marwell Luis Torres
Len Diegel Pete Massiello Paolo Tortiglione
Lars Dinesen Mark Mastrangeli Katsumi Totsuka
Jan Dittel Kazuki Masuda Fredric Travaglia
Ryan Dolley Carol Mathew Sushil Tripathi
Ryan Don Radosław Matras Konrad Trojok
Robert Dostal Paul Matthews Ryan Trollip
Eric Ducos Bob Mayotte Tetsuharu Tsuji
Francois Duhaze Steve Mazer Riccardo Tucci
Alexander Dunaevskiy Roberto Mazzoni Denise Tula Robles González
Frank Eargle John McDonald Laura Tuller
Sabine Eckey Peter McElroy Paul Tuohy
Trevor Eddolls Scott McFall Tony Turetsky
Eiichi Edo Jonathan McKnight Paul Turpin
Juha Eklund Rob McNelly Peg Tuttle
Ahmed El Sayed Corey Mendelsohn Laura Ubelhor
Mamdouh Elnamla Paul Mendelson Nuttee Udomsirirat
Marco  Emilio Rodriguez Serrano Michael Meyer Shigeo Ueda
Javier Estrada Benavides Patrick Meyer Stephen Ulmer
Miho Ezawa Vincencio Michaelis Florian Ungersboeck
Giovanni Faccioli Toine Michielse Nitin Upasani
Jared Fagel Peter Micke Michael Urwin
Kathy Fahy Morten Middelfart Salomé Valero
Florian Fasshauer Igor Migrić Tom Van Daele
Islam Fathy Hiroshi Miki Melis van den Brink
Paul Fearon Brad Miller Robb Van Eck
Gabriel Federizzi Robert MIller Rudi van Helvoirt
Michael Felt Timothy Miller Harry van Irsel
Neale Ferguson Kristian Milos Luc Vandaele
Stephanie Fetzer Dmitry Mironov Philippe Vanden Bussche
Dave Ficacci Chaitanya Mittal Kay Vandevanter
Tim Fields Koki Miura Nordine Vandezande
Robert Fijan Shelley Mizerak True Vang
Jeff Filippi Dick Moberg Ivan Vankov
Frank Fillmore Amin Mohammed Bob Vargo
Ursula Flade-Ruf Marcin Molak Vikram Vaswani
Jonathan Fosburgh Cristian Molaro Maurice Veltman
Sonya Fournier Mark Moncelle Guillaume Ventre
Shaun Frankson Adolfo Montes Garcia Diego Verdier
Markus Fraune Itai Mossery Jos Verschuuren
Brian French Tiago Moura Igor Versluis
David Frenzel Shigehiro Mouri Vedran Vidovic
Randy Frerking Andreas Mousset Sri Vijay Bharat Peddi
Alfred Freudenberger Richard Moy Patrice Villemagne
Chuck Fried Dumisani Mthimkhulu Karsten Vogt
Gregor Frimodt-Møller Dominik Muench Walter von der Heiden
Mark Fry Ryan Mullaney Kozi Vuti
Yoichiro Fujita Craig Mullins Dave Waddell
Alan Fulton Ray Mullins Eric Walk
Celia Gahagan Chris Muncan Mike Walker
Jesse Gallagher Brett Murphy Scott Walker
Cesar Gamboa Trevino Bjørn Nachtwey Alex Walter
Alexandre Gammaro Jyothi Nagendra Xin Wang
Paras Gandhi Kari Nagle Jim Wankowski
Susan Gantner Satoshi Nakamura George Warner
Romil Garg Judy Nall Gary Watters
Christopher Garvey Elena Nanos Pascal Weber
Kevin Gee Daniel Nashed Frank Welder
Joe Geller Matt Nation Mark Whitney
Jim Genna Radim Navrátil Timo Wielink
NIVIN GEORGE Patrick Ndayizigamiye Damir Wilder
Arthur "Bobbie" Geronimo Aly Ndiaye Mark  Williams
Somnath Ghosh Bjarne Nelson Mark Williamson
Ashley Giddings Philip Nelson Mark Wilson
Sylvain Gilbert Chuya Nishihara Randy Wilson
James Gill Kohei Nishikawa Sebastian Wind
Mark Gillis Shinji Nishio Andre Wiradarma
Tom Girsch Brian Nordland Marius Wirtz
Tom Glaser Davyd Norris Dave Wiseman
Jeanne Glass Mirko Novakovic Paul Withers
Tomi Glisson Igor Novotny Jack Woehr
Steven Goedertier Domingo Nunez Steven Wolk
Andrés Gómez Bernie O'Connor Julia Wong
Manuel Gomez Burriel Bob Oesterlin Carol Woodbury
Dr. Michael Gonzales Luca Oglietti Murray Woods
Craig Goodman Hiromi Ohta David Woolbright
Iqbal Goralwalla Jens Ole Hein David Wright
Ron Gordon Jesper Omer Ian Wright
Bartlomiej Grabowski Adeoye Omoboya Mark Wyllie
Catherine Grainger Ognjen Orel Yoshishige Yamazaki
Joe Grasso Jose Luis Ortega Diazgranados Jeff Yanoviak
Bradley Green Martin Otto Masakatsu Yasui
Kim Greene Norman Owens Rama Yenumula
Wolfram Greis Tony Owens Calvin Yoa
Anders Gronbech Robert Owor Kazuhito Yokoi
Ezriel Gross David Pacific Andy Youens
Renar Grunenberg Christopher Pajot Marco Zanchi
Charles Guarino Richie Palma Claiton Zanella
Paolo Guccini Lethika Panicker John Zawistowski
Rangana Gunathilaka Sameer Paradkar Jochen Zeller
Philip Gunning Julio Pari Wendy Zemba
Suchuan Guo Jon Paris Tim Zielke
Gina Violeta Acosta Gutierrez Ibrahim Parlak Sebastian Zok
Justin Haase Matt Passini Hrvoje Zoković
Vijay Patil Leonardo Zrycki
Maik Zutz


We look forward to working with and introducing you to this amazing group of community leaders!

Connecting with IBM Champions

Stay tuned for profiles of the IBM Champions in our Champions in Action series, for the sessions they give at events around the world, for Livestream and podcast updates, and for guest posts to let you know what they're working on. You can follow their work via our @IBMChampions Twitter stream (and via our #IBMChampion hashtag) as well. Don't miss meeting these IBM Champions in person at upcoming conferences, where many of them will be presenting. 

Here on the IBM Community, you'll be able to connect directly with these Champions by searching our roster and by engaging with them in various topic communities.


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Sun April 17, 2022 10:03 AM

Thanks a lot and appreciate the IBM team !! 

Sun March 27, 2022 12:51 PM

Congratulations Champs!

Mon March 07, 2022 03:56 PM

@Libby Ingrassia Thank you very much! Please, could you send the notification/badge and mails about the champion program/meetings to salome.valero1@kyndryl.com? Thanks! ​

Sat March 05, 2022 02:52 AM

Honored to achieve this milestone. Congrats to all fellow Champions!

Fri March 04, 2022 01:58 PM

Excelente Libby ! Muchas gracias IBM por volver a elegirnos. Bienvenidos sean todos los nuevos Champions 2022 !
Esta comunidad es única !. We Are !