It is my great honor to welcome this year’s IBM Security Champions. This exceptional group of 78 customers and business partners are pacesetters in the security industry, demonstrating expertise with leading technologies while providing extraordinary advocacy across local and digital communities around the globe.
IBM Security Champions help their organizations – and their customers – excel in protecting their organizations and delivering superior security outcomes. They are business leaders, educators, IT professionals, developers and executives who provide support and advocacy for security technology, communities, and solutions, both within and outside their organizations. They have offered their time and talent to share, network, and become a valued resource for IBM Security and for all of our customers this year. Our IBM Security community of over 10,000 members will benefit from their expertise, best practices and thought leadership.
They also provide direction to IBM Security as we innovate and deliver transformative new offerings across security domains. Last year’s Champions supported us as we launched important innovations such as Cloud Pak for Security, an open, modern security platform that provides complete insight and automated response actions across IBM and 3rd party hybrid cloud environments, security tools, and data repositories. Cloud Pak for Security has seen tremendous traction over the past 5 quarters and continues to grow in functionality and adoption.
This year, IBM Security continues to empower customers to live out our mission of helping you protect your organization by driving security into the fabric of your business, freeing you to thrive and grow. We are helping customers future-proof security and drive business outcomes with the IBM Security Shield strategy and a Zero Trust framework.
I look forward to working with our Champions this year and seeing their contributions to our Community through writing blogs, speaking at events, running User Groups and engaging with our members. A sincere thank you to each and every one of our Champions and to every IBM Security community member. Security is a team sport, and your participation is what makes the community thrive. Thank you and we look forward to a great 2021 together!
Interested in learning more? Read about this year’s worldwide class of 2021 Security Champions and contact Jennifer Barraclough for additional information.