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Kim Polese

As CEO of SpikeSource, Kim Polese is responsible for guiding the company's business vision: to make open source safe for the enterprise.
Prior to SpikeSource, Kim co-founded Marimba in 1996, and as President and CEO she led the company through a successful public offering and to profitability. She then served as Chairman until Marimba's acquisition by BMC Software in April 2004. Before co-founding Marimba, Kim worked at Sun Microsystems and was the original product manager for Java, leading its launch in March 1995. Prior to Java, Kim worked in Sun's software division on object-oriented development environments. Previously, she worked at Intellicorp Inc., helping Fortune 500 firms implement expert systems.

Kim earned a Bachelor's degree in Biophysics from U.C. Berkeley and studied Computer Science at the University of Washington, Seattle. Kim serves on the executive council of TechNet, a bipartisan coalition of executives focused on the growth of the technology industry and economy, on the board of the Global Security Institute, and the University of California President's Board on Science and Innovation. She is a Fellow at Carnegie Mellon University's Center for Engineered Innovation.

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Last Updated: Fri, Oct 31, 2008


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Category Title Author/Speaker Organization Length Date
Video Birth of Java Kim Polese SpikeSource 05:26 11/2005
Video Ethics in Business Kim Polese SpikeSource 00:50 11/2005
Video Importance of the Community and Data and Process Automation in Businesses Kim Polese SpikeSource 03:44 11/2005
Video Lessons Learned Kim Polese SpikeSource 02:47 11/2005
Video Popularity of Open Source Kim Polese SpikeSource 02:40 11/2005
Video Setting Up Infrastructure Kim Polese SpikeSource 02:48 11/2005
Video Software as a Service Kim Polese SpikeSource 01:47 11/2005
Video Solving a Real Problem Kim Polese SpikeSource 00:47 11/2005
Podcast Twenty Years of Experience in Developing Software in Silicon Valley Kim Polese SpikeSource 58:46 11/2005
Video Value of the Long Tail Kim Polese SpikeSource 01:29 11/2005
Video When Should You Open Source? Kim Polese SpikeSource 01:14 11/2005