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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. 

Moberg’s Smart ICU powered by IBM real-time analytics

June 9, 2014 | by Kimberly Madia, Manager of Portfolio Strategy, IBM
On June 11, 2014 Moberg will present its Smart ICU project during the concluding event of the SmartAmerica Challenge. SmartAmerica is a White House Presidential Innovation Fellow project with the goal of facilitating research in Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) – also termed the “Internet of Things.”...

Humans are great at understanding context, what about computers?

June 9, 2014 | by Kimberly Madia, Manager of Portfolio Strategy, IBM
Context computing is a problem the human brain has evolved to tackle. Computer programs—well that is more challenging! IBM brings context computing to the forefront and is investing in sense making technologies. 

Real-time analytics as a service

May 7, 2014 | by Kimberly Madia, Manager of Portfolio Strategy, IBM
Explore the benefits and use cases of real-time analytics as a service.

Streams versus Storm: What’s in a name?

May 1, 2014 | by Kimberly Madia, Manager of Portfolio Strategy, IBM
Across cultures, since the beginning of time, humans have given great importance to naming of offspring. Children are named for ancestors, significant events or natural wonders. Names give meaning to people, places and objects. Today, corporations compete for naming rights of public buildings and...

Give your application an unfair advantage

April 30, 2014 | by Kimberly Madia, Manager of Portfolio Strategy, IBM
New big data services announced at IBM Impact Impact 2014 is full of news, and there are still two more days to go! Being a veteran of Impact, I have seen an evolution in smarter business processes and decision management over the years, but 2014 stands out as a year of substantive announcements....

The Internet of Things

April 28, 2014 | by Kimberly Madia, Manager of Portfolio Strategy, IBM
Today, the Wall Street Journal reports that more than 30 billion devices will be wirelessly connected to the Internet of Things by 2020. Machine data generated in the IoT comes from thousands of sources with applicability much broader than retail. Some narrowly define machine data as logs or sensor...

So you heard about Streams Quick Start—now what?

April 14, 2014 | by Kimberly Madia, Manager of Portfolio Strategy, IBM
Join the exclusive Streams developer event April 17, 2014 If you have a passion for writing code and exploring cutting edge technologies, you have likely downloaded IBM InfoSphere Streams Quick Start Edition. If you haven’t, now is the perfect time. Why? Top Streams talent is conducting a one of a...

Are you in the matrix?

April 11, 2014 | by Kimberly Madia, Manager of Portfolio Strategy, IBM
The blurry line between cyber and physical security Unfortunately, no organization or county can escape security threats. Rapid urbanization, increasing strain on natural resources and evolving global terror threats are the reality. Advances such as social business, mobility and cloud increase...

Data: To have and to hold?

April 8, 2014 | by Kimberly Madia, Manager of Portfolio Strategy, IBM
Or to analyze, act and then move on? It’s time for a more open relationship. Now announcing Streams v3.2.1. Till death do us part is the goal in our personal relationships, but not the ideal relationship we want with our data. Why is that? Remember: more data means more cost and compliance pain, as...

Understanding the value of complex event processing

April 4, 2014 | by Kimberly Madia, Manager of Portfolio Strategy, IBM
Until recently, the growth of complex event processing (CEP) outside of the financial industry was relatively moderate, with strong activity coming from the airlines for applications such as baggage handling. However, times are changing; business models are radically shifting and the volume,...