Bill Franks

Chief Analytics Officer for Teradata
Bill Franks is Chief Analytics Officer for Teradata, providing insight on trends in the analytics and big data space and helping 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 and big data.

Bill is the author of the book Taming The Big Data Tidal Wave (John Wiley & Sons, Inc., April, 2012, In the book, he applies his two decades of experience working with clients on large-scale analytics initiatives to outline what it takes to succeed in today’s world of big data and analytics. Bill is also a faculty member of the International Institute for Analytics, which was founded by leading analytics expert Tom Davenport. Finally, Bill is an active speaker and blogger. His blog can be found at the following address:

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. You can learn more about Bill at