During the Data Management reception, several champions were announced including Stuart Litel and Cindy Lichtenauer, but also past IIUG founders like Walt Hultgren and Lester Knutsen, Informix Zone's webmaster Eric Herber and Kim Non Liew of DB Solve. Pictures of the event can be found here:
Several IIUG Members Crowned Data Champions for their impressive contributions to the Informix community
IBM recognized 23 inaugural Data Champions at the Information on Demand Conference on Oct. 27 in Las Vegas, and the first full membership group will be announced in February. The Data Champion program recognizes and rewards the most significant community contributions from data management professionals. Of the inaugural 23 Data Champions, 6 are members of IIUG, including: Eric Herber, Kim Non Liew, Stuart Litel, Walt Hultgren, Cindy Lichtenauer, and Lester Knutsen.
IIUG members are encouraged to nominate fellow Informix colleagues to become a Data Champion. IBM will conduct an in depth review of each nomination we receive from the community to identify the most significant community contributors. Nominations will be accepted through January 31, 2009 and can be submitted at