2017 Minneapolis Teradata Innovation Forum

March 28, 2017

Join us March 28 in Minneapolis 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
Premier Sponsor
Radisson Blu Minneapolis Downtown  - 
35 South 7th Avenue  
Minneapolis MN 55402 
Registration and Breakfast 7:00am - 8:20am  
Meeting  8:20am - 5:10pm
Networking Reception 5:10pm - 6:00pm


Todd Walter Todd Walter – Chief Technologist – Americas, Teradata

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 evaluate and prioritize initiatives -- and implement data strategy and analytics. As a pragmatic visionary, Walter helps customer business analysts as well as technologists better understand all of the astonishing possibilities of big data and analytics in view of emerging as well as existing capabilities of information infrastructures. Walter 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 has been with Teradata for nearly 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, the highest technical award granted by the company. Walter 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 before taking on his current strategic consulting role.

Program Agenda
March 28, 2017
7:00 - 8:20am   Breakfast / Networking
8:20 - 8:30am Welcome 

8:30 - 9:30am Teradata Keynote: Analytics of Things - Changing Your World
  With sensors and IoT, we can measure everything in infinite detail today. Analyzing this detail allows us to create new products, services and business models. The ability to automate at an unprecedented level based on measurement and analysis creates a whole new set of opportunities. With opportunity comes disruption - the biggest disruption of existing business since the industrial revolution. To realize the opportunities and avoid becoming obsolete requires a business outcome led, data centric and analytic centric view. We will discuss the strategies and technologies that enable the age of Analytics of Things.

Speaker: Todd Walter (Chief Technologist, Teradata)

 9:30 - 9:45am Break

 9:45 - 10:30am Teradata Database: Enabling Business Outcomes with Technology
  2016 was an innovative year for the Teradata database, and we have lots to share with you. In this session we’ll highlight our new bundling model which now includes Database features that previously required a separate license or were only available on certain platforms. We also have our new database release cadence which provides new capability quicker to be leveraged in business analytics, and looking forward, we have Teradata MAPS coming soon which will significantly improve performance and reduce downtime for system expansions. Learn about these exciting innovations which will help enable greater business outcomes.

Speaker: Rob Armstrong (Product and Solutions Marketing Data and Analytic Enthusiast)

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.

Speaker: Brian Wood (Director of Cloud Marketing)

11:15 - 12:00pm  HPE Sponsor Presentation: Trusted Big Data and IoT: A Careful Roadmap
  The possibilities may be endless, but so are the threats. A connected world with Big Data analytics and the Internet of Things opens all kinds of doors, which means forward-looking companies are carefully planning their roadmaps now. How can so much data be captured, analyzed and leveraged effectively? Safely? With data privacy? Hear HPE Security Head of Global Product Management, Enterprise Data Security, Reiner Kappenberger discuss standards and innovations such as Apache™ NiFi™ technology, for a “build it in” approach to more trusted Big Data and IoT ecosystems. Discover how you can persistently secure your most sensitive data-in-use in the Teradata® Unified Data Architecture™ (UDA).

Speaker: Reiner Kappenberger (HPE Security Head of Global Product Management) 

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. 

Speaker: John Berg (Senior Architect, Ecosystem Architecture Group)

1:45 - 2:30pm United Health Group/Optum Data Management Customer Presentation: The F.A.C.T.S. about Analytics at UHG
  Fast, Accurate, Comprehensive, Trusted, Standardized – Just the F.A.C.T.S., Unified Data Warehouse, UnitedHealth Group’s key source of analytic and business intelligence data. UDW, a curated, secure, data source that provides a single consolidated enriched analytics and reporting environment for large at-scale analytics and intelligence. 

Speaker: Danian Liu (Delivery Lead, Unified Data Warehouse)

2:30 – 2:45pm  Break

2:45 - 3:30pm Gold Sponsor 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.

Speaker: John Timmerman (Global Industry Evangelist)

4:15 – 5:00pm Customer Speaker Presentation

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

5:10 – 6:00pm Networking Reception