IBM Services & Solutions Top Gun



Class description

This is an Instructor Led Class

The Services & Solutions Top Gun class is the sister-course of the Systems & Platform Top Gun class.

The Services & Solutions Top Gun class is designed to provide a high-level overview of all of IBM’s Services & Solutions portfolio, including:

  • IBM Global Services
  • Global Business Services (GBS)
  • Global Technology Services (GTS)
  • IT Strategy & Transformation Services
  • Systems Services
  • Mobility Services
  • Resiliency Services
  • Networking Services
    • Other IBM Services
  • Security Services & Solutions
  • Cloud Services & Solutions
    • IBM Integrated Business Units
  • IBM Cognitive Engagement
  • IBM Internet of Things
  • IBM Watson Health
  • IBM Analytics – Social Solutions & Services


    The Services & Solutions Top Gun class is a four and one-half day, face-to-face learning activity, starting at 8:00 am on Monday, and ending at 12:00 PM on Friday. 

    Attendees arrive on Sunday evening.



    The primary audience for these classes is the Summit Program early career new hires. However, based upon popular demand, these classes have been opened to all IBMers who have a desire to learn about the variety of solutions offered by the IBM Corporation.



    The primary objective of the Systems & Platform and the Services & Solutions Top Gun classes is to provide an understanding of the variety of hardware, software, services and solutions offered by the IBM Corporation.

    The secondary objectives of these classes include:

    • Understanding IBM’s holistic value
    • Exposing IBM Sellers and Consultants to the broad range of offerings from IBM, so they can have an informed discussion with clients, and
    • Assisting in the opportunity identification process, not only for their Business Unit, but for others as well
    • Fostering cross IBM collaboration to package winning solutions, and provide role models of leadership and inspiration to all IBM sellers




    All Students will receive prerequisite assignments when they enroll in the class.

    Typically, this prerequisite work will take about 90 minutes to complete.


    Agenda (Basic Structure of the Class)

    Note:  Attendees will be asked to bring with them a CAMSS “story” or experience that they can share with the group, any story or experience which increases the learning experience of the attendees.

    Note:  This is a pass/fail class.  At each class, there is a pre-test, daily quizzes, and a final exam.  Scores are calculated daily, and the attendees’ performances are ranked.  Top achievers are recognized for their performances.



    A tuition fee of $1,500 is charged for each attendee.

    Students confirmed in this class who want to cancel must do so 15 days before the class start date, otherwise they will be charged the tuition fee.

    Students will be responsible for their travel and living expense

    PLEASE NOTE: Upon enrollment, a system generated email will be sent from Classroom Central “acknowledging” your enrollment. This is NOT your confirmation to attend the class. Rather, about 30-45 days before the class start date, the Class Manager will email selected enrollees to: a) confirm your attendance, b) inform you on the prerequisites, and c) provide you with logistics on the class. Enrollees should NOT make travel arrangements, until a Confirmation & Logistics Notice is received from the Class Manager.



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    CAMSS Services & Solutions Top Gun

    March 7-11, 2016 - Palisades, NY

    IBMers: Register via Talent@IBM, search for course code UXTG6
    NOTE: The confirmation email from Talent@IBM is NOT your official confirmation for the class. Do NOT make travel arrangements until you receive a Confirmation & Logistics Notice from Nicolo (Nick) Carroccia, the Class Manager.

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