Veracity’s Jean Georges Perrin Named One of IBM’s Champions for 10 Years Running

Jean Georges Perrin (JG) is one of Veracity’s superstars. IBM recently announced those who are IBM Champions for 2018, and JG was named for the tenth year in a row.

This is from IBM’s website about the Champion program:

“IBM Champions demonstrate both expertise in and extraordinary support and advocacy for IBM technology, communities, and solutions. 

 The IBM Champion program recognizes these innovative thought leaders in the technical community and rewards these contributions by amplifying their voice and increasing their sphere of influence. IBM Champions are enthusiasts and advocates: IT professionals, business leaders, developers, executives, educators, and influencers who support and mentor others to help them get the most out of IBM software, solutions, and services.”

When asked, “how has this award has been helpful in your career for the past 10 years?”, JG shared this:

“A lot of my fellow champions are IBM partners or working for IBM partners. I am probably part of a minority who commits to it without seeking a direct working relationship with them. Going to IBM conferences, meeting extremely smart people, seeing IBM research in action, or early product, gives me insights and trends on the industry which I used for the benefits of my clients and partners. As a consultant, I can share the trends and insights with my customers, and even if we do not implement this knowledge right away, it allows them to prepare and adapt their agile cycles. When working with IBM products, it gives us access to roadmaps, not widely public information, giving, once more, customers an edge.”

JG is passionate about software engineering and all things data, small and big data. His latest endeavors bring him into the Apache ecosystem, with a definite penchant for Spark and more and more Data Science. He is proud to have been the first in France to be recognized as an IBM Champion, and to have been awarded the honor for his tenth consecutive year. Jean Georges shares his more than 20 years of experience in the IT industry as a presenter and participant at conferences and through publishing articles in print and online media. His blog is visible at http://jgp.net. When he is not immersed in IT, which he loves, he enjoys exploring his adopted region of North Carolina with his kids.

Although JG gives a lot of talks on Big Data, Apache Spark, and Java software engineering, his 2018 schedule has some availability, although most of his free time is devoted to a project we will talk about in a future blog post. Nevertheless, you can meet him and discuss the benefits of working with Veracity, as a consultant or client, as he will attend ‘Think 2018’ in Las Vegas, from March 19th to March 22nd.

Congratulations JG and thank you for your contribution to Veracity and our clients!