Teradata Executive Forum

IN PARTNERSHIP WITH CIO

Exclusive Event for Leading Global C-Suite ExecutivesTuesday, October 24 | City National Grove of Anaheim

Data is the crown jewel of every organization. Yet it can be challenging to determine how to leverage that data to drive customer engagement, change customer behavior, and improve revenue. The one-day Teradata Executive Forum, in partnership with CIO, is tailor-made for C-Suite executives and their direct reports who want to discover more about how to turn data science into action.


Analytics at the Speed of BusinessDiscover | Disrupt | Disintermediate

  • Hear real-world examples of organizations using data and analytics to improve efficiency and profitability.
  • Discover how to drive success using an outcomes-based approach to selecting projects.
  • Get proven tactics to continuously innovate by building an agile organization.
  • Uncover new strategies to foster a company culture that embraces data-driven change.
  • Network with your executive peers from top global brands.

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The Guest List

This is an invitation-only event designed for C-Suite executives and their direct reports. Past events have featured guests from IBM, Comcast, US Bancorp, Emerson, Verizon, Xerox, Wells Fargo, Bank of America, Hallmark, Intercontinental Hotels Group, DHL Express, and Unilever. If you feel that you and your team are qualified to participate, please request an invitation below.

100+Attendees

60Fortune 500 Companies

15Countries

Gary Class
Gary Class
Senior Vice President, Wells Fargo

In his work with the Virtual Channels Group management team, Mr. Class is responsible for strategic business analysis regarding the digital banking and phone channels. Mr. Class analyzes customer preferences and behaviors to help Wells Fargo respond to customers’ banking needs and to develop new financial services that can be accessed anytime, anywhere.

Key milestones include the bank-wide adoption of customer-centric cross-sell potential, probability of attrition & Customer Lifetime Value models. A recent focus is the development & deployment of “CSI360”, a Customer-centric channel interaction “big data analytics” environment.

Previously, Mr. Class was responsible for Branch & ATM location planning & analysis throughout the Wells Fargo franchise and played a lead role in the development of Wells Fargo’s innovative branch delivery strategy, including the offsite ATM and supermarket banking program. In addition, Mr. Class was responsible for development of branch staffing & scheduling applications as well as database marketing and lead delivery tools.

Mr. Class received his MBA in Finance from the Haas School, University of California, Berkeley and his B.A. cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania.

Adam Dennison
SVP & Publisher, CIO

Adam Dennison brings more than 15 years of media experience to his role as Senior Vice President and Publisher, leading the events sales team across the IDG Enterprise brands. In this role, Dennison oversees the go-to-market strategies, including brand positioning, market research and creating turnkey solutions for his clients. Dennison joined IDG in 2007 as National Sales Director for the Custom Solutions Group where he excelled in providing innovative marketing services.

A popular moderator, speaker and columnist, Dennison possesses an in-depth knowledge of emerging technologies and key strategies for marketing to IT decision-makers. These insights are shared in his regular CIO column. Additionally, Dennison has recently spoken at several conferences and private events for companies including Avaya, Dropbox, Samsung and VMware.

Prior to joining IDG, Dennison spent 6 years in IT media sales at CMP’s flagship brands InformationWeek and CRN. Dennison also held media sales roles at Lawyer’s Weekly and American Sports Media.

Dennison is a graduate of Syracuse University in New York with a B.A. in International Relations.

Todd Walter
Chief Technologist - Americas, Teradata Corporation

Todd Walter is the Chief Technologist for Teradata across the Americas region. With substantive expertise in big data, database engineering and systems architecture; he works closely with Teradata customers, colleagues, and alliance partners to implement data strategy and analytics. As a pragmatic visionary, Walter helps business leaders, analysts and technologists better understand all of the astonishing possibilities of big data and analytics in view of emerging and existing capabilities of information infrastructures. Todd works with organizations of all sizes and levels of experience - from start-ups to Fortune 100 companies - at the leading edge of adopting big data, data warehouse and analytics technologies.

Walter is a sought-after speaker and educator on Teradata’s Unified Data Architecture, including analytics strategy, big data architecture and topics across the spectrum of all Teradata products. His inside view of Teradata Labs products and understanding of industry analytic components help clients and audiences better understand the virtually limitless technological and business opportunities that can be realized by architecting with the most advanced analytic intelligence platforms and solutions.

Walter has been with Teradata for more than 29 years, contributing significantly to Teradata’s unique design features and functionality. He holds more than a dozen Teradata patents and is a Teradata Fellow in recognition of his long record of technical innovation and contribution to the company. Todd served for more than ten years as Chief Technical Officer of Teradata Labs, responsible for vision, strategy and technical leadership of the Teradata product line – including the Teradata database software, hardware, Aster, Hadoop, Unity, QueryGrid and Viewpoint. In his current role he consults with customers and educates colleagues across industries to enhance business results from big data, analytic discovery and data warehouse technologies.

Gerhard Kreß
Director Mobility Data Services, Siemens

Gerhard Kreß is responsible for data services in Siemens Mobility Customer Service, building up new customer offerings enabled by data analytics for both rail vehicles and rail infrastructure.

Before that he developed and implemented Siemens IT and data analytics strategy on the corporate level. Prior to this he spent multiple years in IT services and IT outsourcing. Gerhard Kreß started his professional career in McKinsey & Company. He holds a German diploma in Theoretical Physics and a Master of Arts in International Relations and European Studies.

Opening Keynote: The Future and the Analytics of Things

From cars to healthcare to oil and gas, industries are vaulting into the future with automation and sensors that provide information capable of building a new world order. Yet the Internet of Things produces just data until it’s turned into insights that change businesses – and entire sectors – where new stakeholders can communicate directly with the customer, shifting the competitive landscape forever. The opportunity is great, the risk even greater. We’ll dive deep into this prescient view of the not-too-distant future and the age of Analytics of Things.

SPEAKER
Todd Walter

Todd Walter

Chief Technologist, Teradata

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Leading with Outcomes: A Panel Discussion on Selecting the Right Projects to Drive Business Value

Mining and analyzing data can yield great customer insights – but insights alone don’t change a business. Considering what outcomes you are looking for upfront can lead to more focused efforts that drive business value more quickly. Our panel of practitioners will share techniques and examples of outcomes-driven efforts that will help you implement this practice at your organization.

PANELIST
Gary Class

Gary Class

Senior Vice President, Wells Fargo

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MODERATOR
Adam Dennison

Adam Dennison

SVP & Publisher, CIO

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Transforming Agile Operations for a Data-Driven World

Insights from analytics can change a business – when it’s set up to respond to the findings. Data owners need an agile operations team that can implement process changes that will lead to business results. This session will feature a practitioner whose data strategy has transformed operations into a responsive, agile organization that does just that.

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Customer Round Robin: Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence and More

Three organizations employing IoT, AI and other new technologies will share their innovative efforts, then join a panel discussion to answer your questions about their projects.

PANELIST

GERHARD KREß

Director Mobility Data Services, Siemens

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MODERATOR
Adam Dennison

Adam Dennison

SVP & Publisher, CIO

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The Sentient Enterprise: The Evolution of Business Decision Making

The vision for the Sentient Enterprise is a roadmap for a journey that organizations will need to take to stay relevant in the era of automation and self-service. This vision harmonizes analytic power, human capital, processes and technology in ways that have already begun to transform and supercharge what’s possible. Organizations that are adopting it are finding strong results. This session will include an overview of the Sentient Enterprise and case studies from those that are employing it.

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Oliver Ratzesberger

EVP and Chief Product Officer, Teradata

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Organizational Culture for Success

The biggest challenge in any business initiative is culture. How can an organization’s leaders break down barriers and build a modern business culture that values collaboration, action, agility, innovation and more? What organizational structures best align with your objectives and goals? How do you get employees on board? This session will explore the elements of culture and how to shift a culture that needs adjusting to meet today’s business challenges.

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Engaging the Right Business Users

To succeed, analytics projects must attract a team with participants who understand the business, customers, data sources and technology. Yet oftentimes, those offered up by business leaders aren’t the kinds of strategic thinkers who can ensure the right data science techniques. This session will dive into the best ways to drive engagement among the employees you want on the team for the best chance to achieve meaningful outcomes.

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Innovating for the Future

As innovation becomes increasingly crucial for businesses to stay relevant, organizations are putting new emphasis on it. From hackathons to tech incubators and acquisitions, organizations in non-tech industries are becoming tech companies in their own right in pursuit of the next big idea that will propel their business forward. This session will look at how one leading organization has built a culture and a practice of innovation to take its business to the next level.

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The Agenda

The Executive Forum program has been created to fit perfectly into the schedules of busy executives. Take away actionable insights from the world's leading companies and apply them to your organization's continued success.

8:00am-9:00am
Registration & Networking Breakfast
9:00am-9:10am
Welcome and Opening Remarks
9:10am-9:55am
Opening Keynote: The Future and the Analytics of Things
9:55am-10:25am
Panel Discussion: Leading with Outcomes
10:25am-10:45am
Networking Break
10:45am-11:15am
Transforming Agile Operations for a Data-Driven World
11:15am-12:00pm
Customer Round Robin: IoT, AI and More
12:00pm-1:15pm
Luncheon with Table Discussions
1:15pm-2:00pm
The Sentient Enterprise: The Evolution of Business Decision Making
2:00pm-2:30pm
Organizational Culture for Success
2:30pm-3:00pm
Networking Break
3:00pm-3:30pm
Engaging the Right Business Users
3:30pm-4:00pm
Innovating for the Future
4:00pm
Closing Remarks
4:10pm-5:30pm
Cocktail Networking Reception

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Join your peers for this exclusive one-day event. Receive complimentary registration by purchasing a Teradata PARTNERS Conference 2017 full conference pass. Please request an invitation below.

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