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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.

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?

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...

Starting with a clean slate: The new chief data officer

July 22, 2014 | by Paula Wiles Sigmon, Program Director for InfoSphere Portfolio Marketing
How should the new CDO get started with collaborating, prioritizing and spearheading an organization’s efforts to put data at the center of its business?  The new ebook, "Insights for the new chief data officer," provides insights derived from interviews and interactions with a number of early CDOs...

Toasting information governance: To your health!

May 21, 2014 | by Paula Wiles Sigmon, Program Director for InfoSphere Portfolio Marketing
Information governance offers benefits like efficient operations, rapid compliance and a 360 degree view to organizations across all industries. In healthcare, information governance also helps to improve health outcomes for patients.

From sandbox to massive scale: Getting it right the first time

February 26, 2014 | by Paula Wiles Sigmon, Program Director for InfoSphere Portfolio Marketing
When IBM announced innovations in information integration and governance for big data last fall, we IBMers believed we were on to something. Experience with clients worldwide suggested that automated integration, enabling self-service integration for big data repositories, would be a big deal. A...

Taking the plunge with a chief data officer

February 11, 2014 | by Paula Wiles Sigmon, Program Director for InfoSphere Portfolio Marketing
An interview with a chief data officer (CDO) provides insights into a hot, new role, its key priorities and challenges, and its potential for delivering value to the business.

Fueling cognitive systems with trusted data

February 4, 2014 | by Paula Wiles Sigmon, Program Director for InfoSphere Portfolio Marketing
Travel in time from early artificial intelligence, to Watson, to Watson Foundations, as cognitive systems evolve from powerful concept to valuable reality built on a foundation that enables fresh insights from trusted data.

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