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.

Oliver Ratzesberger
EVP and Chief Product Officer, Teradata

Oliver Ratzesberger is executive vice president and chief product officer for Teradata, reporting to Vic Lund. Oliver leads Teradata’s world-class research and development organization and provides strategic direction for all research and development related to Teradata database, integrated data warehousing, big data analytics, and associated solutions.

Prior to this appointment, Oliver led the software teams for Teradata Labs, including the Teradata Database, Aster, Client tools, and Viewpoint as well as Hadoop integration. Joining Teradata in early 2013, Oliver has a powerful and impressive background in leading big data analytics initiatives and technology transformation for Fortune 500 organizations. For example, Oliver drove a large analytics effort to consolidate systems into a newly redesigned Unified Data Architecture. He has a successful background in driving analytics culture and advancing the value of high-volume and high-velocity analytics solutions. Oliver spent seven years at eBay, where he was responsible for its data warehouse and big data platforms. During his tenure at eBay, he led eBay’s expansion of analytics and was responsible for the co-development of the Extreme Data Appliance as part of eBay's Singularity project, leading Hadoop engineering teams and driving the integration of Teradata and Hadoop.

Prior to eBay, Oliver worked for startups in software development and IT. In addition, he has an extensive background in Open Source software development and has been an active contributor and committer to various projects.

In 1996, Oliver joined NCR Corporation as a senior consultant for data warehousing in Vienna, Austria – and in 1999 moved to Orange County, CA where he led professional service engagements for Telecom and eBusiness. As director of professional services, he was responsible for projects at Verizon, ATT, T-Mobile, eBay, and Excite, among others. Oliver earned his engineering degree in Electronics and Telecommunications from HTL Steyr in Austria. He lives in San Diego with his wife and two daughters.

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

Chief Technologist, Teradata

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.

MODERATOR
Adam Dennison

Adam Dennison

SVP & Publisher, CIO

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The Sentient Enterprise: A Revolutionary Approach to Agile 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.

SPEAKER

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: A Revolutionary Approach to Agile 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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