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Lotusphere 2012

Guidelines

Please adhere to the following guidelines:

*Note: Business Partners must be present at Lotusphere to display solution for final evaluation.

1.Nominations must be submitted in English language format only.

2.Nomination deadline for categories listed below is December 20, 2011 at 11:55 P.M. Eastern Standard Time (New York).
  • Innovative Leadership by a VAD
  • Best of Lotusphere: Cutting Edge Social Business Solution Utilizing Cross IBM SWG Capabilities - Chief Technology Officer (CTO) Award

Nomination deadline for all other categories is December 5, 2011 at 11:55 P.M. Eastern Standard Time (New York).

3.NOTE: Business Partners must be present at Lotusphere to display solution for final evaluation for the *Best of Lotusphere: Cutting Edge Social Business Solution Utilizing Cross IBM SWG Capabilities - Chief Technology Officer (CTO) Award.

4.Please complete all questions on the nomination form. If an asterisk (*) appears next to a field, the information is required and must be completed in order to submit the nomination, except for the Attachment fields on Step Four. On that tab, please ensure you attach at least a nomination form and also your company logo if at all possible.

5.Nominations can be saved as a draft. You can make changes to any nomination saved as a draft. Once the nomination has been submitted, you will not be allowed to edit the nomination.

6.All nominations must be submitted for judging consideration. Nominations saved as draft will not be judged.

7.IBM Business Partners must indicate their company's consent to submit the nomination by providing the name and title of an authorized representative from their company. IBM employees nominating an IBM Business Partner must provide the name and title of an authorized representative from the IBM Business Partner company as proof of identity and consent to the nomination.

8.Shrink wrapped products must have commercially shipped as of December 1, 2011 in order to qualify. If you would like the judges to review an executable demo, please provide a Web address along with instructions on how to access the demo on the nomination form. These instructions may be provided in the 'Additional Information' field above the URL question.

9.Please do not send confidential information.

10.If you require assistance in completing your nomination form in English, please contact catherine_stone@us.ibm.com

11.PartnerWord ID and Password is needed to login to submit a nomination.

12.You must be an IBM Advanced or Premier Business Partner for your nomination to be considered for an award.

13.Business Partners may nominate different solutions for more than one category, but NOT THE SAME SOLUTION for multiple categories, unless they are also nominating for the Best of Lotusphere / CTO award, judged on site at Lotusphere on Sunday Jan 15th, 2012 in the afternoon.
14.One final piece of advice, here is the information the judges look for:
  • Demos - Please provide/attach a demo of your solution, if available. If a demo is not available, screenshots and presentations are an alternative. Not required.
  • The elegance of the solution, not just a compilation of every product feature, but how those features were utilized to provide a valuable, easy-to-use solution for the end-user.
  • The creativity of the solution -- utilizing our software in innovative ways and cutting-edge solution areas.
  • Return On Investment statements backed up with figures (amount of money saved or percent improved)
  • Productivity statements
  • Repeatable solutions
  • Concise nominations, no spec sheets or product feature lists
  • Solutions that utilize the most current releases of our products
  • Good customer references

If you have questions or need further information, please contact catherine_stone@us.ibm.com.