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We're ending the year with great opportunities and promises of more in 2015

December 2014


The holiday season is a time for family and friends to gather and enjoy the relationships that help bring joy to their lives. I consider this Ecosystem—this powerful community of Business Partners, startups, developers, and more—to be my family. And for this holiday season, I could think of no better gift than to share some of our greatest EOY accomplishments and opportunities.

Game-changing marketing solutions with IBM Digital Marketing Agency Program

We've expanded our Ecosystem's capabilities. Now CMOs and their digital agency Business Partners have access to IBM's advanced digital marketing capabilities. With this program, you can create deeper customer engagement by leveraging our tools, training, and more.

Harnessing user experience, branding, and customer engagement expertise, combined with the leading technology solutions for marketers, IBM and our Digital Marketing Agency Business Partners are delivering digital solutions that have a measurable impact on the success of marketers for our clients' brands. Our collective expertise is driving marketing innovation the marketplace hasn't experienced. We're ready to transform how marketers do business now and in the future.

Learn more at the Digital Marketing Agency Program and follow the conversation with #ibmdap.

Get the resources you need with IBM Global Entrepreneur Program for Cloud Startups

Do you know how much venture capitalists have invested in the cloud market in just one year? According to the CS Insights 2014 study, VCs have invested $4.6 billion USD, because they know what we know: Cloud is critical! Thousands of startups and entrepreneurs know that collaborating with IBM is a game changer, whether you're big or small. We're currently the global leader in cloud with a host of free software, technical experts, a global network of clients, and more:

  • Up to $120K USD in credit for cloud services
  • Access 43 Innovation Centers with technical support worldwide

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a proven community with a strong interest in making your startup or entrepreneurial venture succeed. I invite you to learn more about the IBM Global Entrepreneur Program for Cloud Startups.

Get ready for InterConnect and dev@InterConnect!

InterConnect 2015 is on the horizon and it's one of my favorite events. From February 22–26, join us at the MGM Grand and Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, Nevada, for the most comprehensive and collaborative conference surrounding cloud, mobile, DevOps, and security.

Developers, with great software comes great responsibility, and we have a special dev@ series of events just for you with dev@InterConnect. Give yourself the gift of access to thousands of software developers, architects, programmers, and more. The 2015 experience will be like no other, as you'll delve into two rigorous days of sessions, training, and growth with the people and companies who are defining the new tech landscape. This is a true meeting of the minds, and you shouldn't miss out.

Get access to labs and developer playgrounds. Network with colleagues and industry professionals. Most importantly, have fun and experience what the latest in tech has to offer! Buy your passes for dev@InterConnect now and keep up-to-date on all things InterConnect with #ibminterconnect.

Do you have questions or comments? Please reach out to me on Twitter @sandy_carter or on socialbusinesssandy.com, my personal blog.

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General Manager - Ecosystem Development
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