Penumbra is a group of select IBM Business Partners who pool technical resources and management skills to create an ideal IBM Software provider network. We offer the competence and breadth of much larger companies at a lower cost. In addition, we deliver the full attention of our principal professionals to each project.

Currently Penumbra member companies worldwide provide a full range of IBM Collaboration Solutions services to millions of licensed users at hundreds of customer sites, covering IBM Notes & Domino, IBM Connections, IBM Quickr, IBM Sametime and IBM WebSphere. Our members' clients are located worldwide, across all industries and sectors.

Each year on the eve of IBM Connect(ED) (formerly Lotusphere), in Orlando FL, USA, the Penumbra Group hosts a dinner for our members and for invited guests from IBM. We are always very pleased to be joined by IBM's top executives and many others.

The Penumbra Prism Award is presented annually in recognition of people who have made an outstanding contribution to partnering with IBM Business Partners, or to the wider IBM community, or to Penumbra itself.

Our present and past winners are

2015: Ray Ozzie



Congrats Ray Ozzie, who was awarded the 2015 Penumbra Prism for
"Lifetime Achievement Award for Development of Exceptional Software"
Many might not be in this current position if he did not accomplish what he did over 25 years ago!
Theo Heselmans, Penumbra Chairman, announced the winner at the annual Penumbra Group dinner in Orlando on Saturday 24th January 2015

2014: Niklas Heidloff



Congrats Niklas Heidloff, Software Architect, who won the 2014 Penumbra Prism award for "Outstanding Dedication to the ICS Business Partner Community". The award was presented at the annual Penumbra Group dinner in Orlando on Saturday 25th January 2014. Lisa Duke, Penumbra Chairwoman, handed over the award to Niklas.

2013: Joyce Davis
Community Manager
Outstanding Dedication to the ICS Business Partner Community

2012: Susan Bulloch
Support Engineer
Outstanding Dedication to the IBM Lotus Business Partner Community

2011: Andre Guirard
Technical Solution Architect
For Outstanding Dedication to Business Partners

2010: Maureen Leland
Domino Designer Architect
For Outstanding Dedication to The Lotus Business Partner Community

2009: Debora Cole
Channel Marketing Manager
For Outstanding Support and Dedication to Business Partners

2008: Kevin Cavanaugh
Vice President IBM Lotus Software
For Outstanding Support and Dedication to Business Partners

2007: David Stephens
For Outstanding Support and Dedication to Business Partners
2007: Alan Lepofsky
For Outstanding Support and Dedication to Business Partners

2006: Katherine Emling
For Outstanding Support and Dedication to Business Partners

2005: Ragan Folan
For Excellence In Lotusphere Session Programming

2004: Barbara Bowen
For Outstanding Provision Of Professional Certification
2004: Sandra Marcus
For Excellence in Conference Production

2003: Ed Brill
For Brilliant Partner Marketing/Competitive Intelligence
2003: Gloria Flaherty
For Excellent Partner Technical Support

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Please contact our members individually.

BelsoftBelsoft Collaboration
Zurich, Switzerland

Mississauga, ON, Canada

Barrington, New Hampshire, USA

Four GatesFour Gates
Gaithersburg Maryland, USA

Stuttgart, Germany

Granite SoftwareGranite Software
Blackstone Massachusetts, USA

Offenbach am Main, Germany

London, UK

MartinScott ConsultingMartinScott Consulting
McLean Virginia, USA

Move 4 IdeasMove 4 Ideas
Rennes, France

Hilden, Germany

Northern Collaborative TechnologiesNorthern Collaborative Technologies
Cumberland Maine, USA

Vienna, Austria

Champaign Illinois USA

Simplified Technology SolutionsSimplified Technology Solutions
Atlanta, USA

Overland Park Kansas, USA

Beverly Massachusetts, USA

The Turtle PartnershipThe Turtle Partnership
London, UK

Workflow StudiosWorkflow Studios
Dallas Texas, USA

Olen, Belgium

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