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Become an IBM Champion!

By Jennifer Barraclough posted Tue September 22, 2020 12:53 PM


The nominations period for 2021 IBM Champions has been extended to Dec. 7, 2020! Find instructions below for nominating yourself or someone else.

Since our IBM Security Community launched in March 2018, I have had the opportunity to meet many clients from around the globe. It’s incredible how our clients and Business Partners are innovating and advocating throughout the industry. To that end, IBM Security is growing its IBM Champions program for 2021 and we want to celebrate your expertise and thank you for being with us on this journey together. Our customers and Business Partners help define our success and we want to acknowledge your contributions and advocacy. Here are some resources and details to get you started. We hope you share your story with us!

Become an IBM Security Champion

(1) What is an IBM Champion?

IBM Champions are a community of 600+ external experts across IBM technologies and around the world who are recognized by IBM for their extraordinary knowledge and contributions to the technical community. The IBM Security team aims to provide a deepened, valuable experience to our Champions by bringing exclusive benefits to the program. Champions:

  • Demonstrate expertise, extraordinary support, and advocacy for security technology, communities and solutions
  • Share advocacy and influence within and outside their organizations or customer engagements
  • Influence and mentor to help others make the most of investments in software, solutions services

(2) How can I learn more about the Champions program?

IBM Champions support the success of IBM products by offering feedback from the front lines and technical ideas from the cutting edge. They nurture and support technical communities by running user groups and conferences, writing blogs and articles, contributing code and content to forums, and speaking at events. Visit the IBM Champions Community and watch this webinar replay featuring Libby Ingrassia, IBM Champions Program Manager, for more information. 

(3) How have IBM Security Champions contributed in 2020?

Champions lead webinars, run User Groups, write blogs, provide feedback to OM and technical leadership and more. IBM amplifies their work, increases their sphere of influence and looks for ways to innovate together. Click the below links to see our Champions in action:

(4) What is the nomination process and who can participate?

Nominations are open now through December 7th! Forms can be accessed on the IBM Champions site and you can nominate yourself or someone else for consideration. For questions, please feel free to contact me directly at

You can also learn more about becoming an IBM champion at Comment below or contact me by email. I look forward to hearing from you!





Wed November 11, 2020 08:50 AM

Hi @Manikyala Rao Munnaluri - thank you for the feedback! Please reach out with any questions.​

Wed November 11, 2020 07:46 AM

Great team work and collaboration with digital trust solution consulting and development support.