IBM Data Champion Program: Introduction to IDUG RUGs and call for nominations - Deadline Feb 8

Barb Lidstrom

IBM Data Champion Program: Introduction to IDUG RUGs and call for nominations - Deadline Feb 8
Note that I can't send attachments on this mailing list, so if you need
the nomination form, it is available on the program web site.

Barb Lidstrom

-----Original Message-----
From: Amit Patel [mailto:[login to unmask email]
Sent: Tuesday, January 20, 2009 1:42 PM
To: IDUG RUG Leaders and Liaisons
Cc: [login to unmask email]; [login to unmask email]
Subject: IBM Data Champion Program: Introduction to IDUG RUGs and call
fornominations - Deadline Feb 8

Dear IDUG RUG Leaders and Liaisons,

I wanted to introduce you to the Data Champion Program and request you
to spread the word about it among your regional community. This is your
opportunity to put the industry spotlight on your community by
nominating individuals who have made the most outstanding contributions
to the community over the past 12-18 months. Please note that the
deadline for nominations is Feb 8. Please send completed nominations to
me at [login to unmask email]

The program was announced at IOD conference in Las Vegas late last year.
With the announcement, we opened the program to the community so anyone
can nominate a Data Champion (including self-nominations).

You can read more about the program at

You can see the inaugural list of Data Champions at

FAQ about the program are available at

This program is all about the Data Management community. Therefore, this
is YOUR program. I request your involvement by sending nominations for
2009 membership group. The Data Champions selected after the community
nominations plus the inaugural group will comprise the 2009 membership
group for the program.

The kind of contributions we are looking to recognize are:

Advocating IBM Data Management products and solutions with competence
and credibility (content, blogs, thought leadership, event
presentations, customer references and videos, etc.)
Sharing technical knowledge with the community, and providing support
community (books, blogs, forums, redbooks, articles, etc.)
Nurturing Data Management communities (online communities and social
groups, user groups, regional user groups and communities -
in emerging countries)

I am attaching the nomination form, which is also available on the
program Web site.

(See attached file: IBM Data Champion Nomination Form_10-13-08.doc)

Please let me know if you have any questions or suggestions. I
appreciate your help and support for this program.

Thank you,


Amit Patel
Community and Social Marketing, Data Management [login to unmask email]

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