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IBM Champion Spotlight: Chiara Baldan


Meet the IBM Champion Chiara Baldan who is a Data Engineer at Sogei. She has been an IBM Champion for 4 years officially but she thinks it as a way of life!

Her favourite product is IBM Db2 Analytics Accelerator for z/OS and according to her, “It can really give a boost to Db2 queries!”. Her most-liked form of advocacy is mentoring and her motivation to contributing towards the technology community is that, “The more you give back the more you get! It is also a chance of leaving a legacy”

Here is what Chiara has to say about her moment of success: “Mentees are different from each other; they have their own characters, dreams, aspirations and needs. So, I often ask myself if I gave them the correct answers or told them the right things. When they come back to me after having experienced some real life situation and say, ‘you know, you were right on that!’, it fills my heart.”

If Chiara didn’t work in the technology world, she would probably be doing something related with creativity and handcrafts.

IBM Champion nominations are now open and here is what she would like to inform the prospects- “There are a lot of inspiring people , it is a great network opportunity!”

Lightning round:

What would be your superpower and why? Empathy, there are rumours I am attentive to others J

Ice cream or cake? Ice cream

Cats or dogs? Butterflies

Summer or winter? Summer

Morning or evening? A 48-hours day!

eBook or paper book? Paper book

TV shows or movies? Tv series

A night out or a night in? A night in

Cannonball into the pool or dip a toe in first? Sitting on the edge of the pool with legs in the water.

Go-to karaoke song? It's better not to have me sing!

Drive or fly? Walk

Watch Chiara’s session “Next Generation Experience Onboarding into Careers with IBM Z – Sogei” at IBM Z Day.

Connect with Chiara in LinkedIn and Community Page.

Want to be a part of the community of IBM Champions? You can jump on the path through the IBM Rising Champions advocacy badge program or nominate to become a 2024 IBM Champion through the end of November 2023.