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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.

Governance and Agility: Strange Bedfellows?

November 12, 2013 | by Paula Wiles Sigmon, Program Director for InfoSphere Portfolio Marketing
One natural consequence of the influx of big data is that organizations are modernizing their infrastructures to do a better job of ingesting data from new sources, identifying data that has value, and leveraging that data. As they address those challenges and tap into the opportunity that lies...

Darwin meets big data: Evolution of roles and rules

September 25, 2013 | by Paula Wiles Sigmon, Program Director for InfoSphere Portfolio Marketing
At a recent IBM event focused on building confidence in big data, a highlight was a wide-ranging discussion by a panel with very diverse backgrounds and industries. The panel comprised an industry analyst with an information governance specialty (Michele Goetz of Forrester Research), a chief data...

Define Terms, or Doom Your Project

May 30, 2013 | by Paula Wiles Sigmon, Program Director for InfoSphere Portfolio Marketing
In the world of information management, we think a lot about the critical connection between good information and good decisions. After all, we know that the very best analytics, when applied to information that is inaccurate and out of date, can lead to decisions that send a business in the wrong...

Why This Big Data Topic Should Be On Your "Favorites" List

May 22, 2013 | by Paula Wiles Sigmon, Program Director for InfoSphere Portfolio Marketing
When IT and business leaders talk about big data, information governance is not typically at the top of the list of conversation topics. Some practitioners dismiss it out of hand as impractical for enormous quantities of data. Some say governance of big data would cross the line between just-right...