Triton Director Announced as IBM Data Champion
October 27th, 2008

London UK - 27th October 2008: IBM this week announced Julian Stuhler, Triton Consulting Director & IDUG President as one of their Data Champions for 2008-2009.

IBM have introduced a Data Champion Program which recognises and honours individuals who have made exceptional contributions to the IBM Data Management Community over the previous 12- 18 months.
Exceptional community members were nominated by peers in their field. A panel of IBM employees then reviewed the contributions of each nominee.

Julian comments: "I was extremely honoured to be chosen as an IBM Data Champion. I had previously heard of the initiative via the Gold Consultant Program, but had no idea that I would be invited to become one. It was a very pleasant surprise." He continues "I think that it is a great initiative. As a long-serving IDUG volunteer, I know only too well how vital it is to recognise the efforts of those who give up their valuable spare time to help others. A strong and vibrant community is one of the great strengths of IBM's data products, and this program is a great way of encouraging that community to grow. "

Julian has been a volunteer for IDUG since 1996, serving as a conference presenter and later as a member of the European Conference Planning Committee and the IDUG Solutions Journal Editorial Board. Julian joined the board in 2004 and became President in May 2008.

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