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.

For more information please visit http://www-01.ibm.com/software/data/champion/