It has been great. I have made even more friends in the community, I gotten my foot inside the door of places that were closed to me and I’ve been allowed to partake in various IBM stuff. In addition, you sometimes get news and announcements before everybody else.
You are also given access to people and resources that you normally wouldn’t be able to reach, and that is very beneficial for your organization and my customers. More than once have I solved a problem for a customer, thanks to my network that I got by becoming an IBM Champion.
If you feel that you should be an IBM Champion, nominate yourself and give me a shout, and I will nominate you also. And if you would consider nominating me, I would be most grateful.
The nomination form is here. Nominations must be in by November 13th.
If you want more details about the IBM Champions program, read this.