IBM have announced their Champions for 2019 and we are delighted to have two Champions in the Barrachd team.

We would like to offer our congratulations to Dale Michael and Nick Waters who have both made this year’s list.

IBM Analytics Champions - Nick and Dale

IBM’s Champions programme aims to recognise and reward the experts who go ‘above and beyond’ to support and mentor others, to help them get the most out of IBM software, solutions, and services. As well as displaying a real expertise in IBM technology, IBM’s Analytics Champions are true enthusiasts and advocates.

These individuals are a rare breed. This year there are just 635 Champions world wide – and only 196 Champions in Data and Analytics. So, it says a lot about the quality of the Barrachd consultancy team that we can now boast not one, but two IBM Analytics Champions.

IBM Champion

Following the rigorous selection process – with thousands of nominations received – we’re delighted that Dale Michael has joined fellow Barrachd senior analytics consultant Nick Waters on the coveted roster of IBM Champions for 2019.

Speaking of his new title, Dale – who specialises in Planning Analytics and TM1 – said: “It’s a great achievement for us to be able to show two consultants on the list of Champions – I’m only aware of two other consultancy houses that have more than one. It indicates that Barrachd has the right staff in place, and that the right skills are being developed.

“We constantly ensure that our team members’ skills are aligned to the very best in the industry. This reinforces our belief that our clients are getting some of the best technical skills available – combined with the leading thinking. We’re all champs here, though – we always aim to go above and beyond what’s asked of us, we always ensure that our clients get an enhanced consultancy experience that they just can’t get elsewhere.”

See IBM’s announcement of this year’s Champions