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Kimberly Madia
Manager of Portfolio Strategy, IBM

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. 

Embracing big data practitioners in 2015

December 31, 2014 | by Kimberly Madia, Manager of Portfolio Strategy, IBM
2014 has seen a massive surge of interest in real-time analytics. The ability to sense what’s happening in the world and respond faster than competitors is desirable and, now, possible. 

Reflections and predictions for stream computing in 2015

December 10, 2014 | by Kimberly Madia, Manager of Portfolio Strategy, IBM
Stream computing exploded in 2014 and we’ve got high expectations for 2015. The October 2014 IBM Institute for Business Value report  found that real-time analytics is the leading big data requirement. What’s your prediction for the future of stream computing? 

Facts may be dangerous, but context brings safety

November 18, 2014 | by Kimberly Madia, Manager of Portfolio Strategy, IBM
“Just the facts ma’am” worked well for Joe Friday in the 1950s, however, in our big data world (where factoids pop up at incredible speeds, often with little warning) we need big data technology to help us bring the right context and act in the business moment. You can make big data make sense and...

How to protect against sensitive data leakage

October 23, 2014 | by Kimberly Madia, Manager of Portfolio Strategy, IBM
The average organization loses $3.2 million to data breaches, up 15% from 2013. It's time to blend log analysis, real-time and predicative analytics to enable a new big data security analytics strategy. 

Puzzled by big data? Put it in context

September 23, 2014 | by Kimberly Madia, Manager of Portfolio Strategy, IBM
Most organizations aren’t able to derive context quickly enough to turn big data into action. Overcoming these challenges requires a real-time, context-aware computing platform.

Actionable Insight Through Cloud-Delivered Analytics

Discover how organizations in a range of industries use real-time analytics for smart business decisions

September 18, 2014 | by Kimberly Madia, Manager of Portfolio Strategy, IBM
Discover how organizations in a range of industries use real-time analytics for smart business decisions

Act: Responding to opportunities in the business moment

September 12, 2014 | by Kimberly Madia, Manager of Portfolio Strategy, IBM
In this, the fifth and final post in our real-time actionable insight series, we explore several case studies where real-time action improved business outcomes and mitigated risk. 

Decide: Making a choice in the business moment

September 8, 2014 | by Kimberly Madia, Manager of Portfolio Strategy, IBM
In this post, the fourth installment of our five part series focused on real-time actionable insight, we explore how to optimize decision management by infusing context-aware streaming analytics into all decisions. Using IBM’s four pillar approach (Sense, Orient, Decide and Act) you can be assured...

Orient: Analyzing data in the business moment

Don't go chasing wild chickens

September 2, 2014 | by Kimberly Madia, Manager of Portfolio Strategy, IBM
Big data can be turned into big business opportunities, but can also send you on a wild goose chase. Using IBM’s four pillar approach (sense, orient, decide and act) you can correct course and shift from reactive to proactive effectively orienting your organization to the business moment.

Cultivate a 360-Degree View of the Customer

Nature of analytics: Tracking white rhinos and holistically engaging customers

August 29, 2014 | by Kimberly Madia, Manager of Portfolio Strategy, IBM
Nature of analytics: Tracking white rhinos and holistically engaging customers