Outstanding partnership: GFT wins IBM Excellence Award


In recognition of being an innovative and outstanding partner in the use of Cloud, Mobile and BPM solutions for building end-to-end digital journeys, IBM honoured GFT Brazil with the Excellence Award at the IBM PartnerWorld Leadership Conference 2017.

Leonardo Azevedo (left) and Marco Santos

In February, the GFT colleagues in Brazil received great news: GFT was officially recognized as a differentiated business partner within the IBM ecosystem during the 2017 PartnerWorld Leadership Conference in Las Vegas, an event that annually brings together top IBM partners and executives from around the world.

The accolade, ‘Brazil Excellence Award – Dedication to every client success’, highlights GFT as an outstanding partner in Brazil and recognizes the company for its excellent performance in generating business aligned with the initiatives of the American giant, distinguishing GFT in areas of customer service and satisfaction, and for the quality of the service delivery related to IBM portfolio solutions. The case of the award-winning 100% digital account opening solution built for Banco Original, and developed by GFT through IBM technologies, is a major innovation milestone in the financial sector and was the cornerstone that attested GFT’s competence, setting the company apart from the other technology companies that were competing for the prize.

One common goal

IBM and GFT Brazil have maintained a strong partnership for seven years and share a solid customer base. And they have been working together on a common goal: to offer and build complete Hybrid Cloud solutions. This will be done primarily with BPM (Business Process Management), Application Programming Interface (API) and Integration, Mobile and Enterprise Content Management (ECM), all of which are critical technologies for building end-to-end digital journeys.

“This award reinforces our position as an innovation driven company of excellence, and further strengthens the partnership we have with IBM as we continue building technical skills with their products, especially in the Cloud and, more recently, in cognitive technologies,” explains GFT’s Latam Managing Director Marco Santos. Leonardo Azevedo, Sales Director at GFT, adds: “This award is a brilliant example of GFT’s team commitment to every client success! The award represents the highest expression of recognition of our expertise and competence – not only to ourselves, but also to the market, further reinforcing GFT’s position as a company of excellence.”

“The kind of partner we look for”

And IBM is convinced of GFT’s performance: “GFT is the kind of partner we look for at IBM, because of its high industry expertise, deep technical knowledge and true commitment to long-term customer satisfaction,” says Ana Zamper, VP of Channels for IBM in Latin America

To receive the Brazil Excellence Award, the GFT team took to the stage of The Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas to accept the prize from Ana Zamper and Rodrigo Kede, General Manager IBM Latin America.

Later this month, GFT and Banco Original executives will furthermore attend the IBM InterConnect 2017 Conference, an event that brings together technology leaders from around the world, offering a unique opportunity for networking with the best minds in the industry and learn about technologies breakthroughs. GFT’s Leonardo Azevedo, together with Norberto Marque from Banco Original will present the Banco Original Case, its architecture, best practices and agile lifecycle that supported the award-winning solution.