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Oct 17, 2011

Congratulations to the Champions

By Doug Rock

The list of 2011 IBM Champions keeps growing. We want to congratulate Troy Coleman, Susan Gantner, Rob McNelly and Jon Paris for being selected to the prestigious list.

All four of these deserving individuals author weekly blogs on our IBM Systems Magazine website and Coleman, Gantner and Paris are IBM Systems Magazine technical editors. All four of these IBM Champions also write regularly for IBM Systems Magazine.

According to IBM, an IBM Champion is an advocate for IBM solutions and software who has made exceptional contributions to the technical community over the course of a year. Contributions take a variety of forms, such as blogging, speaking at conferences and events, moderating forums, leading user groups, and authoring books and magazines. (IBM Champions are members of the IBM developerWorks community, but they are not IBMers.)

IBM Champions are classified under six categories, including: Business Analytics, IBM Collaboration Solutions, Enterprise Content Management, Information Management, Power Systems and Rational Software. Gantner, McNelly and Paris are IBM Champions under the Power Systems category. Coleman is an IBM Champion in the Information Management category.

There’s no question that these four individuals are passionate evangelists for their respective platforms and operating systems. More importantly they’re a valuable resource to the IBM Systems technical community. Their committed practice of generously sharing their expertise has benefited thousands of IBM Systems customers and the organizations they work for.

Thank you and congratulations to these and all of the other IBM Champions. For a complete list of 2011 IBM Champions and their profiles visit:


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