2017 Seattle Teradata Innovation Forum

March 23, 2017

Join us March 23 in Seattle 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
Embassy Suites by Hilton Seattle Bellevue  - 
3225 158th Avenue SE  
Bellevue WA 98008 
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 23, 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 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.

Speaker: Alan Greenspan (Product Marketing Manager)

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  WhereScape Sponsor Presentation: Getting Your Analytics Platform up to Business Speed
  The pressure on IT to deliver the infrastructure for analytics effectively—and with less time and resources—has never been greater. Today’s constantly changing requirements and evolving business needs require agility and responsiveness, and a keen ability to connect data-driven analytics with business outcome. If you think building out a data warehouse to optimize agility is too complex and time-consuming, think again.

WhereScape is the pioneer in metadata driven automation software for planning, building and extending data warehouses and big data environments. WhereScape’s applications are proven to reduce time, cost and risk building and maintaining your data driven infrastructure to support data and business driven analytics. Organizations like Micron, Royal Bank of Scotland, Delta Community Credit, Vodafone, Tesco and Fidelity Bank are seeing major improvements in their productivity and responsiveness to constantly changing requirements. Hear how WhereScape’s customers accelerate development and deliver a fully documented solution for today’s heterogeneous and distributed data analysis infrastructure.

Speaker: Roger Walton (Vice President, Global Alliances and Enterprise Customers)

12:00 - 1:00pm Networking Lunch

1:00 - 1:45pm Business Value Framework - Encapsulating Leading Practices from Teradata Innovation
  Teradata's Business Value Framework (BVF) is a consulting accelerator that contains leading practices from proven analytic solutions in seven functional domains including customer, marketing, supply chain, finance and risk across four industries (retail, financial, telco and utilities). BVF defines high value, proven business use cases and the analytic capabilities required to enable them. This presentation will overview the BVF and how it has provided value for Teradata customers.

Speaker: Randy Lea (Vice President, Strategic Initiatives)

1:45 - 2:30pm Micron Technology Customer Presentation: "Big” Data Vault – Micron’s Journey with Massive Volumes on Data Vault 2.0
  Micron Technology, Inc. has adopted Data Vault 2.0 for its new Global Enterprise Data Warehouse, collecting data from many manufacturing sites across the globe into a common model. We will share how DataVault has performed on high-volume, fast-moving sets of data on the Teradata platform using WhereScape tools for ELT automation.

Topics covered:
• Micron’s data volumes and the interesting challenges with DataVault
• What works, and what doesn’t. Share solutions Micron has implemented, including the failed attempts
• WhereScape ELT Automation as a strategic advantage, including consistency, conformity, quality, and transparency
Speaker: Mike Magalsky (Enterprise Data Architect)

2:30 – 2:45pm  Break

2:45 - 3:30pm Gold Sponsor Presentation

3:30 - 4:15pm The 3 Essential Pillars of the Customer Journey: Connected Data, Connected Analytics and Connected Interactions
  The Customer Journey is a business outcome-led solution that combines business and technical consulting, reusable open source components, and packaged applications to make marketing more efficient and effective. In this presentation, we will explore the three fundamental technologies of the Customer Journey solution (“eventing" architecture, analytics, machine-learning/automation), specific customer use cases that demand this environment, and the unique business value of Teradata’s approach to this solution space.

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