By Mark Davison at IBM PartnerWorld, Las Vegas – One of the highlights of PartnerWorld at The Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas yesterday was the awarding of IBM’s annual Beacon and Choice awards, recognising innovation within its partner community – and there were some familiar names among the winners.
“Each year, these awards have gone to a select group of partners that have come up with some very unique solutions,” says Marc Dupaquier, GM, IBM Global Business Partners.
Among the elite winners were a number of global organisations not unfamiliar to South Africans, including ConvergeOne, KPMG and Infosys.
The full list of winners in the various categories were as follows:
Outstanding Analytics Platform Solution: ConvergeOne
Outstanding Cognitive Solution on Cloud: KPMG
Outstanding Collaboration Work Solution: Timetoact Group
Outstanding Talent Management Solution: Talview
Outstanding Security Solution: Sirius
Outstanding Commerce Solution: Infosys
Outstanding Watson Internet of Things Solution: Senior
Digital Marketing Excellence: DataClarity
The Choice Award for Worldwide Training Partner of the Year: LearnQuest
Dupaquier says that competition for this year’s awards was fierce, but that the winners had shown exceptional innovation with their solutions. “Our congratulations go to all our winners,” he says. “It is well deserved.”