Teradata Executive Networking Forum

Industry Leaders Are Invited ToAn Exclusive Networking Event

Join your peers from the world’s most innovative brands to enjoy concise, outcome-focused and inspiring keynotes from companies that are using analytics to transform their businesses.

Attend an event designed to share and discuss compelling insights into how global leaders are using analytics to deliver significant business value in support of analytical and data-enabled transformation. This event is focused on discussion and the exchange of ideas — no death by PowerPoint®, and no product pitches!

Featuring an all-new format for 2018, the Teradata Executive Forum is an intimate, exclusive, and invitation-only event held the afternoon of October 15 and the morning of October 16 in the Foundation Room of the Mandalay Bay Resort.

The gathering brings together a hand-selected list of senior executives to engage with their peers on how analytics are transforming their businesses, the challenges being faced and opportunities for the future.

The invitation list includes C-suite executives, their direct reports, and “movers and shakers” from the world’s leading companies. This is a global event designed to help attendees engage in conversation, make connections, and share best practices in next-generation analytics.

Talk with your Teradata Account Manager for more details.
Exclusive Benefits and Highlights

Exclusive Attendee Benefits

Our program focuses on the challenges that are top-of-mind for the C-suite.

  • Learn from real-world examples shared by organizations using data and analytics to improve efficiency and profitability.
  • Converse with our keynote speakers about the culture, process, and organizational changes needed to get the most out of your investments in analytics.
  • Network with your executive peers from top global brands in a private, intimate setting.

Program Highlights

We encourage two-way conversations. Our agenda features speakers in 15 to 20-minute increments, breakout roundtables with your peers, and dedicated networking breaks.

  • Special guest Morten Hansen will discuss and engage with the audience on how to outlast the competition.
  • AI expert Stuart Russell will share his insights on how AI can enable both positive and negative outcomes — there will be plenty of time for debate and discussion!
  • Case studies from the world’s leading companies on how analytics is transforming:
    • Customers’ experiences through digitalization
    • The end-to-end supply chain
    • The CFO office of the future
    • Approaches to mitigating risk and fraud
    • Manufacturing Industry 4.0
  • Facilitated breakout groups — all breakout discussions will be captured and shared with Executive Forum participants following the event.
    • Building trust with customers in the digital age
    • Industry 4.0 and the Internet of Things
    • Addressing the CFO's needs to support transformation
    • Opportunities, risks and social implications arising from artificial intelligence
    • Reimagining organizational design and people management as a result of digitalization

Stay for additional follow-up meetings and relaxed conversations over food and beverages.

Agenda Overview

Monday, October 15 | 1:00 P.M. - 6:30 P.M. PST
1:00 - 2:00
Executive Networking Luncheon
2:00 - 2:10
Welcome and Introductions
2:10 - 3:00(includes time for questions & discussion)
“Playing the Long Game: Outlast Your Competition by Working Smarter” presented by Morten Hansen
3:00 - 3:45
Networking Break
3:45 - 5:00(15 minutes each)
Customer Presentations Customer Hub supporting digitalization: presented by Alec Joannou, Chief Digital Officer, Sasol End-to-end supply chain management: presented by Thomas Brunner, BMW CFO office of the future Mitigating risk and fraud Industry 4.0: presented by Maciej Kranz, Cisco
5:00 - 5:15
Coffee Break
5:15 - 6:05(includes time for questions & discussion)
“AI for Good and Bad”
presented by Stuart Russell
6:05 - 6:15
Closing Remarks
6:15 - 9:00
Executive Dinner and Cocktails
Tuesday, October 16 | 8:30 A.M. - 12:30 P.M. PST
7:45 - 8:30
Executive Networking Breakfast
8:30 – 8:40
Welcome and Recap
8:40 - 9:25
“Analytics as a Driver of Value” presented by Oliver Ratzesberger
9:25 - 9:30
Introduction to Facilitated Networking
9:30 - 10:15
Facilitated Breakout Groups: Building trust with customers in the digital age Industry 4.0 and the Internet of Things Addressing the CFOs' needs to support transformation Opportunities, risks and social implications arising from artificial intelligence Reimagining organizational design and people management as a result of digitization
10:15 - 11:00
Networking Break
11:00 - 12:15
Group Feedback from Breakout Groups & Discussion
12:15 - 12:30
Closing Remarks
12:30 - 2:00
Executive Networking Luncheon

Executive Forum Speakers

Morten Hansen

Business Leadership Expert, UC Berkeley Professor, Bestselling Author

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Morten T. Hansen

Morten T. Hansen is a renowned leadership expert. Thinkers50 has ranked him as one of the world’s most influential management thinkers. His Wall Street Journal Business bestseller Great at Work is based on an exhaustive study of 5,000 employees, showing how top performers work smarter and achieve more. Hansen is also the co-author of the New York Times bestseller Great by Choice (with Jim Collins) on how businesses can thrive in uncertainty and author of the acclaimed book Collaboration describing how managers can overcome silos in a company and create real value from working across the organization. Formerly a professor at Harvard Business School and INSEAD (France), he is now a management professor at the University of California, Berkeley. He has a PhD from Stanford Business School, where he was a Fulbright scholar. Morten Hansen was also a senior manager at the Boston Consulting Group where he advised corporate clients worldwide.

Hansen’s award-winning research on leadership, collaboration, innovation and corporate greatness has been published in top leading academic journals. He has written several bestselling Harvard Business Review articles and his work has been covered by Business Week, Fortune, New York Times, The Economist, among others. A highly ranked speaker, he has given keynotes to and advised many Fortune 100 companies, including Intel, Apple, American Express, AT&T, Walmart, Chevron, IBM, Microsoft, Cisco, among others.

A native of Norway and a former silver medalist in the Norwegian junior track and field championship, he lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife and two daughters, and enjoys running, hiking, good food, and traveling.

Stuart Russell

Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, UC-Berkeley

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Stuart Russell

Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, UC-Berkeley Leading expert on artificial intelligence, robotics, and ways of getting and using biological data.

Stuart Russell is a pioneer in the understanding and uses of artificial intelligence (AI), its long-term future, and its relation to humanity. He also is a leading authority on robotics and bioinformatics.

Stuart Russell is the author or coauthor of three books on knowledge, reasoning, and machine learning, including the standard textbook on artificial intelligence. Stuart Russell is a professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences at UC-Berkeley and Adjunct Professor of Neurological Surgery at UC-San Francisco.

Artificial intelligence. AI is a machine’s ability to perceive its environment and use that information to maximize its chance at succeeding at some goal. All of the technologies behind artificial intelligence are evolving at exponential rates and are just now beginning to rocket up the curve. Soon artificially intelligent machines will be doing things we can barely conceive, in virtually every area of human business, life, and culture. Few people understand this future better than Stuart Russell, who wrote the standard textbook on AI (with coauthor Peter Norvig), now in its third edition.

Robotics. Stuart Russell is also a leading researcher in the practical applications of machine intelligence. If AI is the brain of the machine of the future, the robot is its body. Robots are taking over more and more functions that once required a human actor, with far-reaching consequences — and opportunities — for people, businesses, and society as a whole. He has focused recently on the threat of autonomous weaponry.

Biological information. As an Adjunct Professor of Neurological Surgery, Stuart has been researching computational physiology, with a current focus on Intensive Care Unit monitoring systems. He is a leader in the development of technologies that make sense of biological data and that apply this information in ways that advance human health.

Credentials. In addition to the positions already mentioned, Stuart Russell holds the Smith- Zadeh Chair in Engineering at UC-Berkeley and is Vice-Chair of the World Economic Forum’s Council on AI and Robotics. He is the recipient of many awards and held the Chaire Blaise Pascal in Paris from 2012 to 2014. He is a researcher at a number of research centers, including the Berkeley Artificial Intelligence Research Lab (BAIR), the Berkeley Center for New Media (BCNM), and the Synthetic Biology Institute (SBI). He is the founder and Vice-President of Bayesian Logic, Inc., a data analysis start-up under contract with the UN to build a new Nuclear Test Ban Treaty global monitoring system.

Maciej Kranz

Vice President, Strategic Innovations, Cisco Systems

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Maciej Kranz brings 30 years of networking industry experience to his position as Vice President, Corporate Strategic Innovation Group at Cisco. He leads the group focused on incubating new businesses, accelerating internal innovation, and driving co-innovation with customers and partners through a global network of Cisco Innovation Centers.

Prior to this role, Kranz was General Manager of the Connected Industries Group at Cisco, a business unit focused on the Internet of Things (IoT). He built a $250M business from the ground up in 18 months and relentlessly evangelized the IoT opportunity across Cisco and the market, making IoT one of Cisco’s major priorities.

Previously, Kranz led efforts across Cisco to define, prioritize, and deliver Borderless Network Architecture and roadmaps. He also drove business and product strategy for the wireless and mobility business and led product management for the stackable Ethernet switching business unit through its expansion from $400M to $6B in revenues.

Before coming to Cisco, Kranz held various management positions at 3Com Corporation, where he drove a $1B Ethernet network interface cards (NICs) product line. He began his professional career at IBM Corporation.

In his New York Times Best Selling book, Building the Internet of Things, Kranz offers practical advice to business decision makers on how and why to implement IoT today. He formed a thought-leadership forum and newsletter to exchange industry insights on IoT developments. Kranz is also a faculty member of Singularity University, focusing on IoT and corporate innovations.

Thomas Brunner

Department Manager of Material Control for Overseas Plants, BMW AG

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Mr. Thomas Brunner is the department manager for BMW AG’s Material Control for Overseas Plants. In his role, his responsibilities include owning the Agile Informations Platform, optimizing the supply of interior and electronics components for the Spartanburg manufacturing plant via suppliers.

The manufacturing plant in Spartanburg, South Carolina has the highest production volume of the BMW plants worldwide, currently producing approximately 1,900 vehicles per day. The models produced at the Spartanburg plant are the X3, X4, X5, X6 and X7 SUV models.

Mr. Brunner joined BMW AG in 2001 and brings expertise in supply chain optimization. Prior work at BMW AG includes management of Delivery Assurance, Performance Control and Processes, Logistic Quality Assurance, and Material Control.

Studying Economics at IHK in Regensburg, he is based in Wackersdorf, Germany.

Alec Joannou

Chief Digital Officer, Sasol

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Alec Joannou was born in Johannesburg and attended Wits University where he completed his BSc with majors in Archaeology and Computer Science. Alec joined Price Waterhouse’s consulting division – later to become PwC Consulting – and specialised in the SAP consulting arm. He quickly rose up the ranks of PwC being promoted from consultant to senior consultant and associate director. In 2002 at age 33 Alec was appointed as a Partner to head up the SAP practice for PwC across the African, Middle East and Turkey. At the time Alec was the youngest person to be appointed as a Partner at PwC. With the Enron crises PwC Consulting was sold to IBM where Alec became an Executive and retained the regional SAP responsibilities.

In 2005 Alec was offered the role of CIO for Anglo American Southern Africa. Alec occupied that role for 7 years and whilst at Anglo played a leading role of globalising the IT function and driving standardisation across 5 continents. Alec also chaired the Global IT Advisory Council for Mining for 3 years and introduced a number of innovations into the sector. One of those initiatives was nominated as the Best IT Project in the UK and eventually came second.

In 2012 Alec joined Sasol as their Global CIO. At the time the IT function was broken and not respected by the business. It was also a very federally driven IT function. Alec ran the global IT function as CIO for 6 years and during that time the department was completely transformed and is now recognised both internally and externally as the benchmark IT function having morphed into a truly global function and recognised for driving efficiencies and effectives to become a Tier 1 function. The global infrastructure transformation programme was completed over 3 years and in the applications space, the SAP project at Sasol won the highest award given globally for a SAP Project and beat off 265 other global nominations to make it to the top in 2016. Alec was also announced as the Visionary South African CIO in 2017 on the back of the work done at Sasol.

In February 2018, Sasol created a new role and appointed a Chief Digital Officer (CDO) to accelerate and enable their digital journey and the role was awarded to Alec. Alec has since established a Digital Office and has kicked off three transformational digital programmes.

Alec sits on two NGO boards and is an avid supporter of the MI University that provides for a free tertiary education for underprivileged students. Alec is married to Anastasia and is the proud father of 4 children.

Oliver Ratzesberger

Chief Operating Officer, Teradata

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Oliver Ratzesberger is chief operating officer of Teradata Corporation, reporting to Vic Lund, president and chief executive officer. Mr. Ratzesberger has global operating responsibility for Teradata’s operations and leads the company’s strategies for go-to-market, products, and services.

Mr. Ratzesberger has an extensive background in analytics, big data and software development.  Prior to Teradata, he worked for both Fortune 500 and early-stage companies, holding positions of increasing responsibility in software development and IT, including leading the expansion of analytics at eBay.

A pragmatic visionary, Oliver 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,” was published in 2017.

Oliver earned his engineering degree in Electronics and Telecommunications from HTL Steyr in Austria, and is a graduate of Harvard Business School’s Advanced Management Program. He lives in San Diego with his wife and two daughters.

Martyn Etherington

Chief Marketing Officer, Teradata

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Martyn Etherington is chief marketing officer for Teradata, reporting to Oliver Ratzesberger. Responsible for all aspects of Teradata’s corporate marketing strategy globally, as well as brand and digital programs, Martyn focuses on the creation, delivery and follow-through of the company’s strategic marketing goals, strengthening its brand and enriching its customers’ experience.

Martyn has a distinguished track record of driving top-line results, growing market share, improving customer experience and enhancing brands. Before joining Teradata, Martyn was chief marketing officer at Cisco Jasper, a global market leader for IoT connectivity management. Prior to this role, Martyn served as executive vice president, chief marketing officer and chief of staff for Mitel where he was responsible for driving global marketing.

Martyn has been recognized by the Economist as one of the Top 25 Social Business Leaders, by Forbes as one of the Top 50 marketers, BtoB Magazine as one of the World's Best Marketers, and The Internationalist as one of the top international marketers.

Based in San Diego, California, Martyn earned a National Diploma in Computer Science from Northbrook College, United Kingdom, and served as the chair of the School of Business Advisory Board at Portland State University.

Karen Thomas

Executive Vice President, American Sales and Services, Teradata

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Karen Thomas is executive vice president of Americas Sales and Services where she is responsible for sales, solutions services and go-to-market transformation for the Americas region, which includes the U.S., Canada, the Caribbean and Latin America.

Karen has more than 25 years of experience in the areas of sales, consulting, finance, and information technology. Prior to this appointment, she was vice president and general manager of the Bay Area and California region. Previously, she held multiple roles at Teradata, including area vice president, U.S. Western Region, sales director for Canada and roles in finance, operations, marketing and customer service with Teradata Canada.

Karen holds an Honours Bachelor of Business Administration degree, from Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.

Peter Mikkelsen

Executive Vice President, International, Teradata

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Peter Mikkelsen is executive vice president of the International organization, reporting to Vic Lund. Peter is responsible for growing sales and services for Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific, Japan and China.

Prior to this role, Peter was vice president and general manager of Teradata’s Northern, Central and Eastern Europe Area (UK & Ireland, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Czech, Poland, Hungary Russia, Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Finland), as well as Managing Director of Teradata Denmark. In this role, Peter was responsible for Teradata’s overall business in the Area including responsibility for sales, professional services and support services.

During his career Peter has held a number of different sales and marketing positions, including management positions with both EMEA-wide and global scope.

Based in Copenhagen, Peter holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science from Copenhagen University.

Mark Culhane

Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, Teradata

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Mark Culhane is executive vice president and chief financial officer for Teradata, reporting to Vic Lund, president and CEO. Mark leads Teradata’s financial organization and is also responsible for IT services, enterprise risk, and global operations.

Mark is an experienced leader who has served as the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of several transformative, cloud-based software companies. He has scaled and shaped organizations to support and sustain rapid growth, and has led and managed numerous financings via IPOs, venture capital, debt and follow-on offerings, and has directed and driven strategic acquisitions. He currently serves on the board of directors of cloud software companies, UserZoom and CallidusCloud.

Most recently, Mark ran Culhane Advisory Services, counseling management teams at venture and private equity-backed cloud software companies on financial strategies, financial reporting, go-to-market strategies, and supporting and scaling growth. Previously, he has served as SVP & CFO at Lithium Technologies and as EVP and CFO at DemandTec. Mark has also held CFO positions at iManage and SciClone Pharmaceuticals, and worked in the audit practice of Price Waterhouse.

Mark is a graduate of the University of South Dakota and holds a CPA certificate from the State of California.

Jacek Becla

Vice President of Technology and Innovation, Teradata

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Jacek Becla is the Vice President of Technology and Innovation. Jacek is responsible for Global Architecture; Technology, Research, and Innovation; Artificial Intelligence/Data Science, Product Security, and Technical Communications. Jacek has been at Teradata over a year now. He is driving the AI/Data Science teams to make our customers and our products smarter. He is putting into place the Innovation Framework that will drive innovation into the hands of every employee. He leads the top of the technical funnel research and assessments of emerging technologies as well as academic research and innovation. Jacek is also responsible for assuring the Global Architecture and product security are baked into the DNA of Teradata’s products. Prior to Teradata, Jacek worked at Stanford for 20 years where he was the founder of the global XLDB (Extremely Large Database) Conference, co-founder of SciDB as well as running the data management program for the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) program.

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