About the Gold Program

What is the IBM Gold Consultant Program?

An elite group of independent consultants with vast experience in IBM data repositories, unified governance, artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning

IBM Gold Consultants bring extensive industry experience and technical expertise to help IBM clients define and implement strong strategies for their data and analytics initiatives using IBM Db2® on all platforms, IBM Informix, IBM InfoSphere®, IBM CICS® and related technologies. This group is recognized as some of the world’s most experienced independent consultants for these products. With in-depth technical knowledge and communication skills, the consultants can fill in skill gaps within a client’s organization and facilitate better performing solutions, optimal database designs and high availability.

Why engage with a Gold Consultant?

Technical skills leadership

Gold Consultants are considered industry experts with demonstrated leadership and deep technical skills, making them well qualified to take on demanding and complex service engagements.


Although closely affiliated with IBM, Gold Consultants are not IBM employees and offer independent guidance based on what is best for the client.

IBM lab connections

The Gold Consultant community maintains close relationships with IBM product developers, giving them a strong understanding of product function and strategic direction.

Market knowledge

Having worked with many clients across all market sectors, Gold Consultants have unique insights and knowledge that position them to propose best-of-breed solutions.