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.

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.

100+Attendees

60Fortune 500 Companies

15Countries

Timothy Zeitter
Lawrence Biess
Service Development Manager, Siemens

Lawrence (Larry) Biess recently joined Siemens Industries as the Service Development Manager for Siemens Digital Services where he leads a team that acquires and analyzes customer asset data to improve customer operations and reliability.

Prior to joining Siemens Larry worked for CSX Transportation, the third largest freight railroad in North America. At CSX he held roles in the Mechanical Department (freight cars and locomotives), the Engineering Department (track testing and inspection), Advanced Engineering (IIOT/Enterprise Asset Management), Business Intelligence (Locomotive instrumentation and predictive analytics), and Information Technology (Operation Systems). Before joining CSX Larry was a nuclear submarine shift test engineer for the Department of Defense.

Larry has a B.S. in Marine Engineering from the United States Merchant Marine Academy and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of North Florida.

Larry and his wife Maribeth have three children and live in Jacksonville, Florida.

Timothy Zeitter
Timothy Zeitter
EDW Technical Manager, Meijer

Tim Zeitter leads Meijer’s Business Intelligence & Enterprise Data Warehouse infrastructure team. In his role, he determines the best strategy for the Big Data Analytics environment and helps guide the organization to ensure business users have business continuity, best in class tools, accurate information and efficient, automated processes to drive fact-based decision making. Tim is best known for his 15+ year service on Teradata’s Product Advisory Council and Peer Advantage participation. Meijer, founded in 1934, is a Grand Rapids based hypermarket retailer and ranks in the top 20 private companies in US.

Joseph Openshaw
Joseph Openshaw
Enterprise Business Intelligence, Meijer

Joe is responsible for the business side and processes for all business intelligence and reporting, architectures, tools, capabilities and vision within Meijer (Merchandising, Marketing, Operations, Vendor Finance, Accounting and IT). His focus is on delivering end-to-end solutions from ideation through implementation, training and long term BI support.

He ensures the continued development of the BI Standards and Self-Service enculturation, along with the team’s business and technical skills, to adapt to the rapidly changing business needs.

Since joining Meijer in 1996, Joe has served as a Regional Operations Director, Merchandise Director, Director of Business Capabilities, and now IT Enterprise BI.

Victor Lund
Victor Lund
CEO, Teradata

Victor L. Lund has served on Teradata’s Board of Directors since 2007, and has served as chair of its Audit Committee. Previously, Lund was the non-executive chairman of the board of DemandTec, Inc., a publicly-held, on-demand applications company, from December 2006 until February 2012.

Prior, Lund was non-executive chairman of the board of Mariner Health Care, Inc., a long-term health care services company, from 2002 to 2004, and he was vice chairman of Albertson’s, Inc. from 1999 to 2002. Lund was also chairman of the board of American Stores Company from 1995 until 1999 and its chief executive officer from 1992 until 1999. During his 22-year career with American Stores, Lund also held many operating executive positions. He also serves as a director of Service Corporation International and has served on a number of publicly-traded company boards, including Del Monte Foods Company and Delta Airlines.

John Dinning
John Dinning
Executive Vice President & Chief Business Officer, Teradata

John Dinning is executive vice president and chief business officer for Teradata, reporting to Vic Lund, president and CEO. In this role, John is responsible for leading strategy, marketing global learning, alliances and M&A for the company. John most recently led the company’s business transformation strategy and direction, and will continue to oversee the action plans to move the organization forward.

Prior to assuming this role, he was responsible for product management and marketing for the Teradata Database, Teradata Aster, Apache™ Hadoop®, hardware platforms, Teradata Unified Data Architecture™ middleware, and tools and utilities, in addition to the Teradata Cloud business.

In his previous role as vice president of corporate development, John was responsible for Teradata’s overall corporate strategy and mergers and acquisitions. Over this time, Teradata broadened its focus by introducing the Teradata Workload Specific Platform Family, as well as completing multiple acquisitions, including the purchases of Aprimo® and Aster Data®, which positioned Teradata to go after the Integrated Marketing Management and big data Analytics market opportunities.

Prior to holding this post, John was vice president, horizontal solutions and global alliances, which included the marketing and business development around Teradata’s customer management, finance and performance management, and demand and supply chain solutions, as well as leadership of Teradata’s global alliances organization. John joined Teradata in 2000 as a result of the acquisition of campaign management start-up Ceres Integration Solutions where he was responsible for marketing, product management, and software quality engineering.

John has also held management positions in finance, sales, and professional services. Additionally, through his management consulting background, John has been engaged in several new product/business development opportunities, organization change, and technology introduction projects across several industries including telecommunications, retail, media and entertainment, and transportation.

John is a graduate of the Ivey School of Business with an Honors Business Administration degree, in London, Ontario, Canada and holds a Chartered Financial Analyst designation.

John resides in San Diego, CA with his wife and 2 children.

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.

Grace Hwang
Grace Hwang
Executive Director – Business Intel, Finance Operations, Verizon Wireless

Over 20 years of leadership experience in providing business intelligence and actionable insights to shape strategies and formulate tactics thus improving performances in the marketplace. Effectively communicate findings and promote recommendations throughout large organizations.

While supporting both Wireless CMO and CFO organizations, Grace’s finance team manages multi-billion dollar budgets pertaining to Advertising and new Product Development. Her Business Intelligence and Data Analytics teams generate insights from Enterprise Data Warehouse and provide decision support on pricing strategies, product management, portfolio prioritization, and promotion optimization.

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.

Oliver Ratzesberger
EVP and Chief Product Officer, Teradata

Oliver Ratzesberger is the Executive Vice President and Chief Product Officer of Teradata Corporation, reporting to Victor Lund, President and Chief Executive Officer. Prior to Teradata, Ratzesberger spent seven years at eBay where he led their data warehouse and big data platform programs. He also has deep experience with open source startups. Joining Teradata in early 2013 as leader of the Teradata research and development software teams, Ratzesberger now oversees a global organization that includes more than 1,900 technologists around the world.

Under his leadership, Teradata has advanced its agile data foundation and analytical ecosystem product offerings for enterprise clients. He is the driving force behind Teradata’s forward-thinking initiatives such as Teradata Everywhere, Borderless Analytics, IntelliFlex and IntelliCloud. In his current role, Ratzesberger defines the vision and direction for all research, development and sales support activities. In addition, he is leading innovative new processes such as Strategic Offer Management, Technology Innovation Office, and delivering a cultural environment that drives agility and collaboration. This innovative thinking is propelling new business value for Teradata customers.

A pragmatic visionary, Ratzesberger is passionate about artificial intelligence and machine learning. He frequently speaks and writes about leveraging data and analytics to improve business outcomes. His new book with co-author Mohanbir Sawhney, “The Sentient Enterprise: The Evolution of Decision Making,” will be published by Wiley in late 2017.

Ratzesberger earned his engineering degree in electronics and telecommunications from HTL Steyr in Austria. He is also an alumnus of Harvard Business School’s Advanced Management Program. He lives in San Diego with his family.

Adrienne Leighton
Information Technology, IT Business Operations Lead & Chief of Staff

Adrienne Leighton is the lead of the IT Business Operations team and a member of the IT Leadership Team. In this role, she helps IT “run like a business” including functions of vendor management, communications, program management and agile coaching. Prior to this role, she led IT through a new operating model which is helping to position Monsanto as the digital agriculture leader of the future. She worked across the IT organization to align people, processes and technology to support our vision to unlock digital yield.

Adrienne joined Monsanto in 2014 to establish an IT-wide portfolio process and led the global program management office to deliver value through investments in information technology and data.

Prior to joining Monsanto, Adrienne spent 18 years working largely in the pharmaceutical industry both as an employee and consultant with companies like Merck, Johnson & Johnson and Bristol Myers Squibb to help them realize the benefits of their IT investments.

She has an unwavering commitment to building trust and fostering collaboration. She values diversity of thought and believes in a working culture where people feel safe to share their ideas and opinions. She thrives in environments of change.

Adrienne is a Delaware native and has mostly lived on the east coast until she, her husband, their four children and dog moved to St. Louis to join Monsanto 3 years ago.

Rich Stefani
VP of IT, Smart and Final

Rich Stefani is a corporate executive with over 20 years’ experience in retail and Internet-based businesses. Currently, Rich leads information technology initiatives as the VP, Information Technology, Store Systems and Business Intelligence at Smart & Final. Here he manages business outcomes and solutions in store systems, payment systems, pricing, promotions, ordering, receiving, delivery scheduling, business intelligence, reporting and mobile technology. Prior to Smart & Final, Rich worked in retail strategy consulting at Accenture focused on Fortune 100 companies. Rich has managed hundreds of successful projects throughout his career with a focus on innovation, revenue generation, cost savings and speed to value.

Aaron Gette
Chief Information Officer, The Bay Club Company

Aaron Gette has been a proven thought leader and influential IT professional with over 19 years of experience. Aaron has worked with Startups and Fortune 500 companies in the Bay Area, delivering CIO and CTO level leadership. Aaron’s ability to build and manage high functioning teams has led to the successful growth of companies, converting traditional IT infrastructure into revenue generating powerhouses. Aaron is effectively redefining the culture of IT and delivering a business minded IT team to drive The Bay Club's growth into new mass affluent markets.

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.

SPEAKERS
Todd Walter

Todd Walter

Chief Technologist, Teradata

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Victor Lund

Victor Lund

CEO, Teradata

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John Dinning

John Dinning

Executive Vice President & Chief Business Officer, 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.

PANELISTS
Gary Class

Gary Class

Senior Vice President, Wells Fargo

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Grace Hwang

Grace Hwang

Executive Director – Business Intel, Finance Operations, Verizon Wireless

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Rich Stefani

Rich Stefani

VP of IT, Smart and Final

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MODERATOR
Adam Dennison

Adam Dennison

SVP & Publisher, CIO

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A Key to Success: Engaging the Right Business Users

West Coast growth and value-oriented food retailer Smart & Final Stores, Inc. uses its customer and product data in many ways to drive revenue and customer intimacy. The company has made significant strides in recent years in leveraging mobile and equipping staff on the floor with quick access to key pieces of information. With adoption and other key metrics for success, VP of IT Rich Stefani has seen mobile projects roll out with rave reviews and others that fall flat. He will share some of his cutting-edge initiatives – on both sides of the fence – and lessons learned in a lively session that covers mobile, user experience, data, gamification and more.

SPEAKER
Rich Stefani

Rich Stefani

VP of IT, Smart and Final

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IoT: The Internet of Trains

IoT and data analytics are not only changing the way Siemens operates trains. They are changing the business possibilities rail operators have with their customers. This session will use the example of rail to present some views on how IoT will change the world of industrial processes as we know it today.

SPEAKER

Lawrence Biess

Service Development Manager, Siemens

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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.

SPEAKER

Oliver Ratzesberger

EVP and Chief Product Officer, Teradata

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Transforming Operations for a Data-Driven World

Insights from analytics can change a business – when it’s set up to respond to the findings. At supercenter grocer Meijer, Inc., a recent digital transformation has expanded not just what kind of data it examines, but how it is accessed (through collaborative self-service). With agile processes throughout and flexibility at the edge for the business, Meijer executives have created a system to drive more value from analytics. Join them and learn from their experience.

SPEAKERS
Joseph Openshaw

Joseph Openshaw

Enterprise Business Intelligence, Meijer

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Timothy Zeitter

Timothy Zeitter

EDW Technical Manager, Meijer

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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.

SPEAKER

Adrienne Leighton

IT Business Operations Lead & Chief of Staff, Monsanto

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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. At the Bay Clubs, CIO Aaron Gette’s approach is two-fold: evaluating startups, and hiring staff with an entrepreneurial mindset who are proactive about getting out of the office to learn about new technologies. In this session, you’ll learn how Aaron has used this access to nascent tech to advance his organization well ahead of other companies – and where failing fast has driven lessons learned.

SPEAKERS
Aaron Gette

Aaron Gette

Chief Information Officer, The Bay Club Company

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