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Michael Stevens
Government Market Segment Manager, IBM

Michael D. Stevens is the Government Market Segment Manager for IBM’s Information Management division. He has over 25 years of experience in marketing, consulting and software development, much of it with a focus on government. He has worked broadly with IBM’s software business, in a variety of marketing, product management and solution development roles. Previously, Michael worked for software companies Informix and Autodesk, along with several consulting firms and the U.S. Federal Government.

The rise of the citizen consumer

September 22, 2014 | by Michael Stevens, Government Market Segment Manager, IBM
We’re all consumers, and companies realize that in order to compete they must put the consumer at the center of their activities. They must understand the consumer, anticipate their needs and provide easy ways to engage. We have all become used to that, and are increasingly expecting the same kind...

A journey to Hadoop: How my vacation planning can improve government efficiency

August 8, 2014 | by Michael Stevens, Government Market Segment Manager, IBM
This blog discusses the value of Hadoop for government and how forward-thinking agencies are using it.

Anticipating society's needs

May 7, 2014 | by Michael Stevens, Government Market Segment Manager, IBM
How can a painful experience at the Department of Motor Vehicles point the way to a more efficient, effective government? A key lies in the ability to anticipate rather than just respond. This blog illustrates how three government organizations from around the world are using IBM’s Big Data &...

Big Data & Analytics Helps Government Agency Identify Improper Payments

October 14, 2013 | by Michael Stevens, Government Market Segment Manager, IBM
When weeks of analysis failed to uncover improper payments, the Big Data Analytics engine did it in 4 hours – and led to a $140 million payoff Needs/Challenges: This large government agency provides both medical and social benefits to a very large group of beneficiaries.  It is responsible for...

Addressing Government Challenges with Big Data Analytics

May 9, 2013 | by Michael Stevens, Government Market Segment Manager, IBM
It is my privilege to support government sector marketing for IBM. We live in a complex and sometimes dangerous world with growing threats to public safety, national security and the environment. We expect more and more from our governments and at the same time, there are significant economic and...

Enhancing Cyber Security with Analytics

April 22, 2013 | by Michael Stevens, Government Market Segment Manager, IBM
Cyberspace is today’s new battleground and cyber security continues to be a top imperative for both enterprises and governments. Recently, the U.S. Pentagon announced plans to boost their cyber security team amid a string of attacks, including one that wiped out more than 30,000 computers at a...

Facing the Challenges of Cyber Security

March 6, 2013 | by Michael Stevens, Government Market Segment Manager, IBM
Cyberspace is today’s new battleground, and cyber security continues to be a top imperative for both enterprises and governments. This is where big data comes in. IBM® Security QRadar® uses big data capabilities to help keep pace with advanced threats and prevent attacks before they happen. It...

Agile Government Summit

February 6, 2013 | by Michael Stevens, Government Market Segment Manager, IBM
Conference on how government can leverage innovative technology

Can Big Data Help Keep Us Safe?

January 30, 2013 | by Michael Stevens, Government Market Segment Manager, IBM
Government organizations use advanced analytics to predict threats

Big Data in Government: An Overview

November 26, 2012 | by Michael Stevens, Government Market Segment Manager, IBM
This is the first in a series of blogs that will explore the role of big data in government. Government’s huge variety of responsibilities including defense, national security, social programs, taxation, environmental stewardship and much more, both require and generate massive amounts of data. The...