Teradata Blogger Bios

Alec Gardner
General Manager, Advanced Analytics, South Pacific Area, Teradata

Alec Gardner is General Manager responsible for the Teradata Advanced Analytics line of business in Australia and New Zealand, incorporating Teradata Aster, Big Data Analytic solutions and the Teradata partnership with key Analytic partners such as SAS. In this capacity, Alec heads an expert team of Data Scientists and business analysts.

Akihiro Kurita
Automotive Centre of Expertise, Teradata International
I am focused on enabling companies in the automotive sector use and analyse all of their data, big or small, in order to fuel innovation and improve the safety, reliability and comfort of their vehicles. 

Ariff Kassam
VP, Teradata Unified Data Architecture™ Platform Software Product Management

Ariff is a leader in the strategy and product management of Teradata’s next generation UDA enabling software solutions, has advised on investments in enabling Teradata’s UDA vision and has served as Director of Emerging Technologies Strategy.

Artur Borycki
Director International Technology and Innovations, Teradata Corporation

Artur’s career in IT spans 18 years, several organizations and roles. In his current role (International Technology and Innovations Director), Artur is responsible for articulating Teradata’s strategy and the nature, value and differentiation of Teradata’s solution offerings to International customers, prospects, partners, 3rd party influencers and the media.

Ben Bor
Senior Solutions Architect at Teradata ANZ

Ben Bor is a Senior Solutions Architect at Teradata ANZ, specialist in maximising the value of enterprise data. He gained international experience on projects in Europe, America, Asia and Australia. Ben can count some of the largest international conglomerates amongst his clients, including the UK tax office, Shell, Exxon, Credit Suisse, QBE, Woolworths, Westpac and others.

Ben Davis
Senior Pre-Sales Consultant, Federal Government

Ben Davis is responsible for pre-sales activities in the Federal Government market in Canberra. Ben consults across a broad range of government departments developing strategies to better manage the continual flood of data that these organisations are now facing.

Bhavani Raskutti
Domain Lead for Advanced Analytics, Australia & New Zealand, Teradata Corporation

Bhavani joined the ANZ Teradata Advanced Analytics team in 2014 and is responsible for identifying and developing analytics opportunities using Teradata Aster and Teradata’s analytics partner solutions.

Bill Franks
Chief Analytics Officer Teradata Corporation

Bill Franks is Chief Analytics Officer for Teradata, providing insight on analytics and big data trends for clients, Teradata and its analytic partners.

Brenden Bertuola
Senior Industry Consultant, Financial Services and CRM

Is focused on understanding business problems and assisting organizations in choosing and applying the right tools to solve them.

Charles-Yves Baudet
Senior PR Director Europe Middle East & Africa (EMEA), Teradata Corporation

Charles has more than 25 years of international experience in PR in marketing communications, public affairs, crisis communication, consumer communication, academics communication and advertising.

Cheryl Wiebe
Partner, Applied Analytics Manufacturing

Cheryl Wiebe leads the Applied Analytics team for the manufacturing industry. Her mission is to operationalize analytics at scale for manufacturers.

Chris Twogood
Vice President of Product and Services Marketing for Teradata

Chris Twogood drives Teradata’s marketing focus on how companies become data-driven. This includes how to leverage best-of-breed solutions such as Teradata, Aster, Hadoop and how to bring these solutions together within a Unified Data Architecture. He is expert in explaining how data can help companies provide better customer experience, drive lower operational costs and improve margins, and in showing how these lead to customer loyalty and business advantage.

Clement Fredembach
Data Scientist, Teradata Australia and New Zealand Advance Analytics Group

Clement Fredembach is a data scientist with Teradata  Australia and New Zealand Advance Analytics group. With a background in Color Science, Computational Photography and Computer Vision, Clement has designed and build perceptual statistical experiments and models for the past 10 years.

Colleen Quinn
Senior Director of Interactive Advertising for Teradata Corporation

Colleen Quinn is Senior Director of Interactive Advertising for Teradata Corporation's Global Industry Solutions group, responsible for deployment of Teradata's Audience Insight Solution, and overall solution strategy for the Media & Entertainment Industry.

Craig Jones
Industry Consultant, Federal Government

Craig’s role as an Industry Consultant based in Canberra is to assist client’s with identifying, articulating and implementing analytics to enable business improvement.

Daniel Abadi
Associate Professor at Yale University, founder of Hadapt and Teradata employee

Daniel Abadi is an Associate Professor at Yale University, founder of Hadapt, and a Teradata employee following the recent acquisition. He does research primarily in database system architecture and implementation.

Dan Graham
General Manager, Enterprise Systems, Teradata Corporation

Dan Graham is responsible for strategy, go-to-market success, and competitive differentiation for the Active Data Warehouse platform and Extreme Performance Appliance.

Daniel Tehan
Principal Consultant, Australia & New Zealand, Teradata Corporation

Daniel is responsible for working with organizations to set strategy, provide business consulting and drive implementations.

David Socha
Utilities Practice Leader, Teradata International

David initially led Teradata’s Utilities practice in Europe, Middle East & Africa but now also has responsibility for Asia Pacific & Japan.  He works with local and account-focused teams to bring Teradata's unrivalled data and analytics capabilities and knowledge to the International Utilities sector.

David Stewardson
Senior Consultant, Australia & New Zealand, Teradata Corporation

David is a Senior Consultant in the Teradata Solutions Group. He has a very strong technical background and business acumen with over 23 years’ experience in the Data Warehouse business, specialising in Business Intelligence.

Eric Joulié 

Vice President, Western Europe, Southern Europe, Middle East, Africa, (SEMEA), Teradata Corporation
Eric is responsible of the development of the region and all sales associated to Teradata Portfolio (products, solutions, professional services and customer services).

Gerard Braat
Senior Solution Architect, Teradata International, The Netherlands

As a senior or enterprise solution architect Gerard drives transformation of professional services to become a customer trusted advisor and partner in their journey to become a data driven company.

Greg Taranto
Pre-Sales Consultant, Australia & New Zealand, Teradata

Greg specialises in designing and tailoring Data Warehouse solutions for organisations across many industries.

Iain Stewart
Principal Utilities Expert, Teradata EMEA

Iain Stewart is the principal utilities expert for Teradata in the EMEA region, with over 13 years of experience in utilities sector.

James Hunt
Senior Finance Industry Consultant, Teradata International

I've been involved in the Banking industry for 27 years - 21 of them in Data Warehousing and Analtyics, helping clients get more value from data and their analytical infrastructure. Based just outside London UK, I've traveled extensively throughout Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia.

Jane McConnell

I spend a large chunk of my professional life evangelising about the life-changing possibilities that analytics can bring to upstream Oil and Gas companies, and I’ve been doing this as part of Teradata’s Oil and Gas Practice since 2012.

Jay Irwin
Director, Teradata InfoSec Center of Expertise

In his career, Jay has developed risk assessment and security metrics programs for nearly 50 state agencies and worked extensively with the defense and financial services industries.

Joe Southgate
Marketing and PR Manager – UK and Ireland

Joe is an experienced marketer specializing in B2B communications covering PR, advertising, event management, and digital campaigns.

John Berg
Principal Consulting Architect for Teradata, South Pacific Area

John is responsible for helping organisations drive maximum value from their Teradata Integrated Data Warehouses through Professional Services delivery. John recently relocated to Teradata Australia bringing with him 17 years of experience in applying technology to Business issues and opportunities in the US market.

John Oldham
Senior Industry Consultant, Risk Management, CoE Finance, Teradata International

In spite of qualifying as a Chemical Engineer, I’ve spent the last 30 years working with technology in the Financial Services industry (mostly with HSBC). And whether developing systems, managing business development, or using risk management information, I’ve looked to combine pragmatism with best practice, and efficiency with effectiveness.

John Street
Principal Solution Architect, South Pacific Area, Teradata Australia Pty Ltd

John Street is the Principal Solution Architect for Teradata, South Pacific Area.  He is responsible for technology & architecture within Teradata across Australia and New Zealand. His position sits in the Teradata pre-sales team and supports Sales and Customer/Prospect engagements. 

John H. Timmerman, Jr.
Product Marketing Manager

John Timmerman has spent the last 23 years with Teradata and has seen all sides of the Teradata enterprise and across most industries and geographies through his work in sales, business development, sales support, product management and marketing.  For the last 12 years, his focus has been in the areas of CRM, Customer Interaction Management and Inbound Marketing.

Kevin Lewis
Strategy and Governance, Teradata

Guest Blogger Kevin Lewis is responsible for Teradata’s Strategy and Governance practice.

Leslie Dinham
Senior Retail Industry Consultant

Leslie has deep experience leading and delivering strategic business initiatives driving significant business value by leveraging technology and Enterprise Business Intelligence.

Mark Cusack

Mark Cusack joined Teradata in 2014 as part of its RainStor acquisition. As a founding developer and Chief Architect at RainStor, he has worked on many different aspects of the product since 2004.

Martin Willcox
Director Product and Solutions Marketing, Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), Teradata Corporation

Martin is responsible for articulating Teradata’s strategy and the nature, value and differentiation of Teradata’s platform and solution offerings to EMEA customers, prospects and 3rd party influencers.

Michael Gerstlauer
Industry Consultant for Teradata International

My professional experience lies in that magical area where engineering meets IT.  I consult with major OEMs on use cases, implementation paths and business models in the area of Industry 4.0, data driven services and big data. Together we look at ways to generate value from data in manufacturing/high tech industries and customer services – on often challenging, but rewarding projects.

Michael Ingemann
As a senior management consultant I began delivering all kinds of finance transformation projects for companies in Europe and Asia. And helping to optimise finance departments and enhance their analytical capabilities through data management have proved to be my main interest and key strength. 

Monica Woolmer
Industry Consultant, South Pacific Area, Teradata

With over 25 years of IT experience, Monica has been leading data management and data analysis implementations for over 15 years.

Nathan Green
Senior Ecosystem Architect, Teradata Corporation
Nathan Green is a Senior Ecosystem Architect, and been working for Teradata for more than 23 years. In this role, Nathan is focused on providing trusted advice to customers on how to effectively build a diverse ecosystem for analytics, given the rapid change and evolution in tools and technologies within the analytics landscape.

Niall O’Doherty
Director, Business Development Emerging, Industries Team, Europe, Middle East and Africa, (EMEA) Teradata Corporation

In his current role (Director of Business Development Emerging Industries Team for EMEA), Niall is responsible for growing Teradata’s presence, solutions and strategies in the emerging (for Teradata)industries of Manufacturing, Oil & Gas, Government and Utilities.  

Patrick Teunissen
Engineering Director

Patrick Teunissen is the Engineering Director at Teradata responsible for the Research & Development of the Teradata Analytics for SAP® Solutions at Teradata Labs in the Netherlands. He is the founder of NewFrontiers which was acquired by Teradata in May 2013.

Paul Dennies
Global Program Director of High Tech Manufacturing

Paul Dennies is Global Program Director of High tech manufacturing for Teradata Corporation’s Global Industry Solutions group, responsible for the overall solution strategy for the High tech Manufacturing Industry.

Renato Manongdo
Senior Financial Services Industry Consultant, Teradata ANZ

Renato Manongdo is a Senior Financial Services Industry Consultant at Teradata ANZ. Renato provides senior management advice on how clients can better capitalise on their information and data investments. Particular focus on Business Intelligence and Analytics as it applies to business processes covering customer, channel and product management functions across Financial Services including Big Data.

Robert Rich
Global Program Director Master Data Management

Robert Rich, a recognized expert in data quality, data governance, data integration, and managing master data in complex heterogeneous environments, is responsible for leading the Teradata Master Data Manager program globally. His real world understanding of how to drive business value out of technology deployments comes from 20+ years of experience as an IT professional, consultant and in various sales, marketing and product roles for enterprise application software vendors.

Ron Bodkin
Founder & President, Think Big, a Teradata Company

Ron Bodkin is Founder & President, Think Big, a Teradata company. He founded Think Big to help companies realize measurable value from Big Data.

Ross Farrelly
Chief Data Scientist, Australia & New Zealand, Teradata Corporation

Ross is the Chief Data Scientist for Teradata Aster who is responsible for data mining, analytics and advanced modeling projects using the Teradata Aster platform. He is a six sigma black belt and has had many years of experience in a variety of statistical roles.

Scott DuPertuis
Partner, North American Auto/ Industrial Mfg Analytics Practice

Scott Dupertis leads Teradata’s North American Automotive and Industrial Manufacturing Analytics Industry Consulting Practice.

Sean Farrell
Data Scientist, Advanced Analytics, Teradata Australia and New Zealand

Sean Farrell is a Data Scientist with the Teradata Australia and New Zealand Advanced Analytics group. Based in Canberra, he is responsible for providing analytics expertise and support for Teradata engagement with the Australian federal government.

Simon Doherty
Head of Teradata’s Financial Industry Centre of Expertise in the Europe, Middle East and Africa(EMEA), Teradata Corporation

Simon Doherty is a career banker and a qualified accountant and is Head of Teradata’s Financial Industry Centre of Expertise in the Europe, Middle East and Africa region. 

Steven Lawton
Senior Solution Architect, Australia & New Zealand, Teradata Corporation

Steven is a Senior Solution Architect for Teradata based in Melbourne where is responsible for technology & architecture within Teradata across Australia and New Zealand.

Sundara Raman
Communications Industry Consultant, Australia & New Zealand, Teradata Corporation

Sundara Raman is formally an Industry Consultant for Teradata in the Communications Industry. He has over 20 years experience in the telecommunications industry that span wireline, wireless, broadband and PayTV sectors.

Sunil Jose
Managing Director, Teradata India

Sunil Jose is Managing Director at Teradata India. He joined Teradata in June 2014, bringing with him more than 25 years of technology industry leadership experience that encompasses enterprise software and hardware knowledge, general management, sales & marketing , strategy development and executive management experience.

Tatiana Bokareva
Data Scientist Teradata Advanced Analytics Australia and New Zealand

Tatiana Bokareva is a Data Scientist for Teradata Aster, the market leader in big data analytics. Tatiana is a member of the Teradata Advanced Analytics team in Australia and New Zealand.

Tho Nguyen
Business Solutions Manager, Teradata Corporation

With more than 15 years in the information technology industry, Nguyen works closely with R&D, partners and customers to drive and deliver value-added business solutions in analytics, data warehousing and data management.

Tony Whale
Director Telecommunications Business Development, Asia Pacific Japan, Teradata Corporation

Tony leads Teradata’s Telecommunications business development group in Asia Pacific and Japan. He has 23 years of international Telco industry experience, including 8 years with Teradata working in Both Asia and Europe.

Vic Winch
Director of Big Data for Teradata International
I’ve been a consultant in databases from hierarchical, networked Codasyl and SQL relational to NoSchema models for over 30 years, as well as a designer and vendor system professional. I take a pragmatic view of design, linking business requirements to workable technical solutions. 

Yousaf Mirza
Senior Analytics Consultant, Teradata Australia/New Zealand

Yousaf Mirza is the Senior Analytics Consultant at Teradata Australia/New Zealand. Yousaf has experience in the field of Advanced Analytics and Big Data.