Are you the best IBM cloud solution builder in Australia?

Then why not prove it to a vast pool of potential customers?

Tech Data is on the hunt to find the top ‘One Percenters’ in IBM cloud solutions. Simply submit a commercially viable solution built on IBM Technology to win. As the leading distributor of IBM products in Australia, we want to work with leading solution builders. Submit now and show us why you should be a One Percenter.

win your share of $30,000 in prizeS

Winners reap the rewards. Demonstrate your talent and open up new opportunities with our business-boosting prizes.

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PERSONALISED MARKETING

IBM’s preferred experiential marketing agency, George P. Johnson, will help you raise your profile and develop your creative toolkit.

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LEAD GENERATION

Tech Data will fund a partnership with an expert tele-nurture agency to help you start creating leads for your winning solution.

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IBM GARAGE

Let IBM set you up for a successful launch, guiding you to harness design thinking methods to unlock Empathy, Ideation and Prototyping in a tailored design thinking workshop.

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IBM Cloud Credits

You could be eligible for $12,000 worth of FREE IBM Cloud Credits to help you build your solution in IBM Cloud.

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Spot Prizes

We will also be giving away the latest creative tech gadgets for entrants who stand out. Get involved and you could be a lucky winner!

“Tech Data connects the world with the power of technology. Our end-to-end portfolio of products, services, and solutions, highly specialised skills, and expertise in next-generation technologies enable channel partners to bring to market the products and solutions the world needs to connect, grow and advance. We encourage everyone with a cloud-based solution idea to take part, validate their thinking and take their ideas to the next level.”

Submit your idea, here’s how

It takes less than an hour to submit your entry and you’ll have support along the way should you need it.

Complete the online submission form by clicking the Apply Now button below.

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Submissions close July 23rd at 5pm

The top five finalists will be announced Friday 6th August

Finalists will present their solution to our panel of judges in a live pitch session in Sydney, Wednesday 21st August.

Judging Criteria

The more your submission aligns with the guidelines below, the better your chance of winning. Your solution will be ahead of the rest if it:

Commercial Viability

Solution focuses on solving a business problem. Demonstrating an understanding of their business, the audience and the insights that drive business strategy. The solution has a commercial benefit to the market and a strong revenue opportunity.

Technical Viability

Proof your solution works. Can demonstrate solution is technically viable in the form of a working model, production feasibility, production process or performance measurement.

Product Integration

Solution integrates products from the IBM Software portfolio with Business Partner-developed solution capabilities that are delivered on premises and/or on the cloud.

Consideration and preference will be given for solutions that demonstrate a high degree of cross - brand IBM offerings and/or integrate 1 or more IBM Cloud, IBM Data & AI, IBM Security, IBM Integration, Blockchain, and / or Watson solutions.

Out-of-the-box Thinking

Solution is unique and has its own identity. How will it revolutionise the current landscape or market?

Great solutions are built on great integrations

Successful solutions will integrate with IBM products. Show how your idea incorporates 1 or more of the below:

IBM Cloud IBM Data & AI IBM Security IBM Integration IBM Blockchain IBM Watson

Looking for a Partner?

Don’t have all the skills you need?

Tell us what you require and we’ll link you up with like-minded partners so you can create a winning solution together.