2017 Columbus Teradata Innovation Forum

April 13, 2017

Join us April 13 in Columbus for the Teradata Innovation Forum (formerly known as Teradata User Group) to learn how information, analytics, and platforms converge to enable data driven businesses. This complimentary event is a great opportunity to exchange ideas, share experiences, collaborate with thought leaders, as well as build a network of local Teradata resources. What is new for 2017 is the chance to provide product feedback and feature requests directly to Teradata product owners.

Key themes in 2017:
  • Teradata Database Update
  • Teradata Hybrid Cloud
  • Ecosystem Architecture
  • Customer Journey
  • Business Analytic Solutions

The Conference Center at OCLC  - 
6600 Kilgour Place  
Dublin OH 43017 
Registration and Breakfast 7:00am - 8:20am  
Meeting  8:20am - 5:10pm
Networking Reception 5:10pm - 6:00pm


Bill Franks Bill Franks – Chief Analytics Officer, Teradata

Bill Franks provides insight on trends in the analytics & big data space and helps clients understand how Teradata and its analytic partners can support their efforts. In this role, Bill also works to help determine the right strategies and positioning for Teradata in the areas of analytics & big data. Bill’s focus has always been to help translate complex analytics into terms that business users can understand and to then help an organization implement the results effectively within their processes. His work has spanned clients in a variety of industries for companies ranging in size from Fortune 100 companies to small non-profit organizations. Bill earned a Bachelor’s degree in Applied Statistics from Virginia Tech and a Master’s degree in Applied Statistics from North Carolina State University. He has authored two books: Taming The Big Data Tidal Wave and The Analytics Revolution.

Program Agenda
April 13, 2017
8:00 - 8:20am   Breakfast / Networking
8:20 - 8:30am Welcome 

8:30 - 9:30am Teradata Keynote
Speaker: Bill Franks (Chief Analytics Officer, Teradata)

 9:30 - 9:45am Break

 9:45 - 10:30am Latest Teradata Database Technologies
  This session focuses on the latest advancements in the Teradata Database and what they mean to you. We will cover the new MAPS capability for advanced data placement along with a live demo. We will also cover the In-Memory Advancements in 16.0, 15.10, TIM, and IntelliFlex's increased memory to CPU core ratio. We will also discuss the latest updates to the Adaptive Optimizer and using multi-structured data in the database. You will also learn about our new database and TTU release cadence and how new features will be available to them sooner, and what the rules are for upgrading.

10:30 - 11:15am Understanding the Teradata Hybrid Cloud
  This session focuses on using the Teradata Database across a hybrid environment consisting of on-premises and cloud solutions. You will be given an overview of Teradata's Hybrid Cloud vision, an overview of all our deployment options, benefits and limitations of each, advice on when to use each, and relative benchmark numbers. We will also cover the latest advancements in Teradata Unity and Teradata QueryGrid, two important technologies for enabling the Teradata Hybrid Cloud.

11:15 - 12:00pm  Gold Sponsor#1 Presentation

12:00 - 1:00pm Networking Lunch

1:00 - 1:45pm Ecosystem Data Architecture Platform Fit: When to Use Hadoop or an IDW?
  Almost every Teradata and Think Big customer is challenged to determine what types of workloads and processes should be performed on their Data Warehouse or on Hadoop. In this session, we will review our recommendations and best practices around how you can determine these choices for your customer. Some considerations are clear choices, but most of them require careful consideration to make the right choice. Most platforms can solve most problems, but to solve problems efficiently, businesses must use the right platform for the right workload. We will demonstrate our guidelines and provide specific examples. 

1:45 - 2:30pm Customer Speaker #1 Presentation

2:30 – 2:45pm  Break

2:45 - 3:30pm Gold Sponsor #2 Presentation

3:30 - 4:15pm Connected Data - How the proper analytical ecosystem enables multi-genre analytics across the Customer Journey
  “Connected Data” isn’t a product - it’s an approach to logically creating an analytical ecosystem that not only supports current BI reporting and visualization requirements but also fundamentally enables multi-genre path and graph analytics that expose brand new areas of business insight. With the development and deployment of customer interaction channels and applications, more sources of customer data and insight exist today than ever before. Getting this data into the data lake isn’t the problem. Performing traditional BI and reporting across the data lake isn’t the problem. Running complex multi-genre analytics across this enterprise dataset isn’t the problem. The problem is that marketing hasn’t evolved in this new era to the point where they even understand the value of multi-genre path and graph analytics. In this presentation, we will use the story of an international retailer that took an outside-in approach to connecting and analyzing data that transformed the abilities of their marketing organization.

4:15 – 5:00pm Customer Speaker #2 Presentation

5:00 – 5:10pm   Closing Remarks and Event Survey

5:10 – 6:00pm Networking Reception