For many years we in the IBM Lotus community have thought that there should be a program that recognizes people in our community akin to the Microsoft MVP program. Well now there is. IBM recently announced the IBM Champion program. Here’s some more info:
The IBM Champion program recognizes exceptional contributors to the technical community — clients and partners who work alongside IBM to build solutions for a smarter planet. An IBM Champion is an individual who leads and mentors his or her peers and motivates them toward IBM solutions and services. Champions can be found running user groups, managing websites, speaking at conferences, answering questions in online forums, writing blogs, submitting wiki articles, sharing how-to videos, and writing technical books. The IBM Champion program recognizes and thanks these innovative thought leaders, amplifying their voice and increasing their sphere of influence in the technical community.
You can read more about it on the User Experience Community blog, or you can go directly to the site and nominate someone you believe deserves the honor. Please do, it will be nice to see some worthy community members get the recognition.