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Paula Wiles Sigmon
Program Director for InfoSphere Portfolio Marketing

Paula Wiles Sigmon, Program Director for InfoSphere Portfolio Marketing at IBM, has focused on product marketing and product management for information integration solutions for most of her 25 year software career—at IBM, Ascential Software, Mercator Software and Cognitive Systems. Previously, in the telecommunications industry, she held technical and marketing management positions at MCI International and Western Union International. Paula studied at the University of Aberdeen, Scotland, and holds an MA from the University of Washington, an MBA from Fairleigh Dickinson University, and a BA from Agnes Scott College.

How to get started with data governance

How to get started with data governance

April 13, 2015 | by Paula Wiles Sigmon, Program Director for InfoSphere Portfolio Marketing
Among all the data-related opportunities and concerns of this year, one that is demanding increased attention is information governance. Governance is a concern because the growing business appetite for insights puts pressure on systems to deliver data rapidly, whether it is well-governed or not....
Bad data need not apply

Bad data need not apply

April 10, 2015 | by Paula Wiles Sigmon, Program Director for InfoSphere Portfolio Marketing
In an environment where lack of trust is common, the data warehouse challenge is not just finding the best warehouse technology, but also determining how to create a warehouse that instills confidence among the business users who receive the output of analysis.

Driving Data Governance, but Keeping It a Secret

Is the term <em>governance</em> too heavy for today’s business audience?

March 13, 2015 | by Paula Wiles Sigmon, Program Director for InfoSphere Portfolio Marketing
Is the term governance too heavy for today’s business audience?

Time-Saving Data Refining Just for Application Developers

Delight application end users with refined, ready-to-use data

February 20, 2015 | by Paula Wiles Sigmon, Program Director for InfoSphere Portfolio Marketing
Delight application end users with refined, ready-to-use data

What Is the Basis of Data Value?

Organizations can apply innovative data refinement to derive value from useful data that is used

January 18, 2015 | by Paula Wiles Sigmon, Program Director for InfoSphere Portfolio Marketing
Organizations can apply innovative data refinement to derive value from useful data that is used

From IT drudgery to IT freedom

December 3, 2014 | by Paula Wiles Sigmon, Program Director for InfoSphere Portfolio Marketing
What are the opportunities of data refinement from the IT point of view? Does self-service data refinement devalue IT? Does it simply create more work for IT, cleaning up after business users who have run amuck?

Data Privacy: Protecting the Big Data Fabric

Big data threat and opportunity intensify the need for securing sensitive information

November 3, 2014 | by Paula Wiles Sigmon, Program Director for InfoSphere Portfolio Marketing
Big data threat and opportunity intensify the need for securing sensitive information

Declaring data independence

September 26, 2014 | by Paula Wiles Sigmon, Program Director for InfoSphere Portfolio Marketing
Before business users can start to analyze data and consider the next best actions to improve results, it is typically required to submit a request for the data. Depending on the backlog of requests to IT, the business user might have to wait days, weeks or more before moving ahead with analysis...

Get off the fence and get insight!

July 29, 2014 | by Paula Wiles Sigmon, Program Director for InfoSphere Portfolio Marketing
In the world of big data, the elephant is king. Hadoop, whose elephant logo has become the face of big data, has been joined in the big data jungle by many friends: Pig, Jaql and even a ZooKeeper to keep them all in line. The entire big data jungle will be making a trip to Las Vegas in October for...

Measuring Confidence in Data

An IBM-commissioned survey provides insight into information governance implementation

July 25, 2014 | by Paula Wiles Sigmon, Program Director for InfoSphere Portfolio Marketing
An IBM-commissioned survey provides insight into information governance implementation

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