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ChannelE2E Podcast 080: IBM PartnerWorld Strategy 2017

Todd Thibodeaux, CEO, CompTIA
Todd Thibodeaux
Jamie Mendez

Good evening, channel partners. Welcome to our latest ChannelE2E Podcast  — co-hosted by Content Czar Joe Panettieri and CompTIA CEO Todd Thibodeaux.

Our guest is Jamie Mendez, director of IBM PartnerWorld. We discuss how IBM planned and then launched a new partner program in early January 2017. We pinpoint what the program means to partners and IBM’s own strategic imperatives -- including cognitive computing, big data, cloud, security, mobile and social. And we discuss next steps – including themes you’ll hear at IBM PartnerWorld Leadership Conference 2017, which runs February 13-16 in Las Vegas.

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Joe Panettieri

Joe Panettieri is co-founder & editorial director of MSSP Alert and ChannelE2E, the two leading news & analysis sites for managed service providers in the cybersecurity market.