For the last two years, IBM Security has been a part of the IBM Champion program, which recognizes innovative thought leaders in the technical community and rewards their contributions by amplifying their voice and increasing their sphere of influence. IBM Champions are enthusiasts and advocates: IT professionals, business leaders, developers, executives, educators, and influencers who support and mentor others to help them get the most out of IBM software, solutions, and services. IBM Champions demonstrate both expertise in and extraordinary support and advocacy for IBM technology, communities, and solutions.
With all this in mind, please join me in congratulating Stacey Gregerson on the truly impressive accomplishment of being named an IBM Lifetime Champion! The IBM Champion Lifetime Achievement award recognizes an IBM Champion who stands above their peers for service to the community. Over multiple years, these IBM Champions consistently excel and positively impact IBM clients, Business Partners and the greater technical community. They lead by example, are passionate about sharing knowledge, and provide constructive feedback to IBM.
Stacey Gregerson is an Information Security Architect at Westfield Group in Ohio. He has over twenty years of experience in database security and significant expertise with IBM Security Guardium. Stacey is the co-founder of an international Guardium User Group and has been an IBM Champion since 2013 across multiple disciplines. Given all he has done to mentor and support technical professionals, it’s no wonder he is now a Lifetime Champion!
As Carrie Rogers, IBM Data Security Customer Advocacy Manager, states, "Stacey has been one of the most involved customers for Guardium. He serves as a reference for us for many accounts, and speaks at every conference, user group and Client Advisory Board in which he's been asked. He has been the long-time host of a customer-only User Group monthly to ensure all Guardium users have the support they need to be successful users of the product. Stacey is the epitome of an IBM Champion."
It's one of the great privileges of my job to work with Stacey and other Champions across Security. Please feel free to extend your own congratulations and thank Stacy for all of his incredible contributions to Guardium and IBM Security by commenting below.