The tight partnership between PATECCO and IBM brings benefits not only for both companies and customers, but for their employees, as well. PATECCO is proud and happy to share that two of its highly qualified experts – Igor Migrić and Lars Thiemann – have been recognized as IBM Champions 2021 among 2000 nominations. IBM Champions is the largest and most representative class ever, including bringing the IBM Partner Ecosystem officially into the program for the first time.

The IBM Champion program recognizes both experts as innovative thought leaders in the technical community and rewards these contributors by amplifying their voice and increasing their sphere of influence. The program catalyzes their ongoing contributions by providing education, engagement, and opportunities.

Igor is honored to be recognized as a returning IBM Champion for providing support, mentoring and technical contribution to get the most out of the IBM solutions, especially for IBM Security Verify Governance. Lars is also nominated as an IT Professional in the area of Security, who demonstrate practical expertise in IBM technologies while providing extraordinary support and advocacy in IBM digital and local communities.

As a reward, the two distinguished IBM Champions receive IBM Champion-branded merchandise, IBM Champion digital badges, and invitations and discounts to IBM conferences. Moreover, they are highlighted online and recognized at events. As thought leaders they will be offered various speaking opportunities that enable them to raise their visibility and broaden their sphere of influence.