Kimberly Madia is a Manager of Portfolio Strategy at IBM focused on emerging roles and technologies such as Data Science, Spark, Hadoop and Streaming Analytics. She works with clients to create analytics solutions and more intelligent applications. She is a regular speaker at tradeshows and user groups and publishes regular blogs. Kimberly has been with IBM since 2001 and during her career has also worked as a technical support engineer and a business partner technical skills manager. Kimberly earned an undergraduate degree in Computer Science from Allegheny College and an MBA in Strategy and Information Technology at Carnegie Mellon University.