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See what’s Possible in your business. You’ll be surprised.

Possible brings together business and technical industry leaders to discuss the latest trends and strategies in cloud, data, and analytics. Through this event series, Possible executives around the globe provide insights and proven approaches to unlock new value, reach goals faster, and become more resilient in today’s dynamic business environment.



your data and analytics approach to make your operations more resilient to change.



your business by linking your data and analytics strategy to business outcomes.



by quickly transforming business models and customer experience to drive innovation.

Event agenda

View the agenda below or download the PDF to see what high-impact cloud, data, and analytics topics are covered at this event.

Part I: Rethink >

8:00 - 9:00am | Check-in and Breakfast

Pick up your name badge and enjoy a light breakfast while you get ready for what’s Possible.

9:00 - 9:15am | Welcome to Possible

Get an overview of the day’s events.

Michael Hutchinson, Chief Customer Officer, Teradata
Jordy Almgren, EVP Americas Sales and Services, Teradata

9:15 - 9:40am | Economic Outlook: How the current climate will impact your business

Find out from our keynote speaker how the broader business climate may impact your business.

Speaker: Sushant Khandelwal, Senior Partner, Bain & Company

9:40 - 10:05am | State of the Industry: Seize the advantage that insights present

Gain the latest insights on how cloud, data, and analytics are driving transformative results.

Speaker: Matthew Guarini, VP and Senior Research Director, Forrester Research

10:05 - 10:25am | The Future of Cloud Analytics and Data: Innovation at massive scale

Hear from Teradata executive leadership on our company-wide vision for helping organizations achieve breakthrough results, including how Teradata is empowering business users to use data—and analytics—in ways once reserved for data scientists. You’ll learn how our platform now enables customers to go beyond enterprise workloads and activate a whole new world of use-cases—ultimately driving faster, smarter innovation. Find out how Teradata is helping organizations meet and exceed expectations to access, analyze, and unlock value from data at AI-speed in the cloud, no matter where they are in their data and analytics journey.

Speaker: Todd Cione, CRO, Teradata

10:25 - 10:45am | Breakthrough Disruption with the Complete Cloud Analytics and Data Platform

Join Teradata Senior Vice President of Product Management Ashish Yajnik for a deep dive into the exciting new opportunities being unlocked by Teradata’s recent launch of VantageCloud, VantageCloud Lake, and ClearScape Analytics. During this session you’ll learn why so few companies have been able to achieve AI/ML at scale, including the three key challenges organizations face in their digital transformation. You’ll also find out the three crucial components to building a winning data and analytics strategy—and how organizations are turning data into their most valuable asset by using the cloud to unlock competitive advantages.

Speaker: Ashish Yajnik, Senior Vice President of Product Management for Vantage Cloud, Teradata​

10:45 -11:05am | Break

Take a few minutes to have a snack, check emails, or connect with fellow Possible attendees before the next session.

Part II: Empower >

11:05 - 11:50am | Innovators in the Field

Learn new use cases from thought leaders who are finding innovative applications for data and analytics.

Session 1: Achieving a Better Product Demand Forecast without Data Movement
Speaker: Lenin Rathinasamy, Manager of Supply Chain Data Science & Operations Research, Dillard’s​

Session 2: How Unum Accelerated Cloud-powered Analytics ​at Scale
Speaker: Kyle Prescott, Director Database Technologies, Unum

11:50am - 1:00pm | Lunch

Enjoy a delicious lunch, compliments of Teradata, as you network with other senior executives.

1:00 - 1:40pm | Partner focus

Sri Raghavan, Principal, Data Science and Analytics, AWS
Naveen Singla​, Global Managing Director for Data-led Transformation Strategy, Accenture

1:40 - 2:00pm | Spotlight Success Story: Meijer

Find out how Meijer, a family-owned retailer based in Grand Rapids, MI with $2 billion in annual revenue, created a more streamlined and optimized approach to data and analytics. During this session, you'll hear Meijer leadership discuss how they simplified a complex, multi-source reconciliation process while empowering data analysts/scientists to manage their own data transformation via tools like Alteryx, PowerBI, and PowerApps. You'll also hear how Meijer created a Metadata governance framework to minimize unexpected risk, manage PHI designations, and handle unplanned structural changes—plus much more.

Linda Lodise​, Manager, Pharmacy BI, Meijer​
Karthikeyan Subbarayan​, Data Engineer, Pharmacy BI, Meijer

2:00 - 2:25pm | Fireside Chat: The power of possibility

Listen to our featured customer in dialogue with Teradata's executives to hear the story behind their success and how it might apply to other businesses.

Linda Lodise​, Manager, Pharmacy BI, Meijer​
Trish Lugtu​, Principal Data Scientist, Healthcare & Life Sciences, Teradata

Part III: Accelerate >

2:25 - 2:55pm | Panel Discussion: Achieving growth in tomorrow’s market

Benefit from executive insights to position your business to seize emerging opportunities.

Jen Wray​, VP, Presales Technology, Teradata (Moderator)
Boris Zibitsker​, CEO, BEZNext
Bill Bruno​, CEO, Celebrus​
Naveen Singla​, Global Managing Director for Data-led Transformation Strategy, Accenture
Steve Wilde, Lead Technologist, Cloudian

2:55 - 3:00pm | Closing Statements: What else will be Possible?

Bring proven solutions to your business that can make an immediate impact.

Michael Hutchinson​, Chief Customer Officer, Teradata
Jordy Almgren​, EVP Americas Sales and Services, Teradata​

3:00 - 4:30pm | Industry Showcase and Cocktail Reception

Dive deep into industry-specific examples of how organizations are optimizing the latest data and analytics solutions to solve unique problems.

  • Customer 360
    • Andy Margonis, Industry Expert, Teradata
    • Matt Mazzerell, Technical Customer Success Manager, Teradata
  • Fraud & Anomaly Detection
    • Tim King, Senior Manager, Industry Expert, Teradata
    • Manish Andhy, Industry Expert, Teradata 
  • VantageCloud
    • John Susag, Solutions Marketing Specialist, Teradata
  • Data Science
    • Trish Lugtu, Data Scientist, Teradata
    • Moen Chishti, Data Scientist, Teradata
  • Celebrus
    • Bill Bruno, CEO, Celebrus ​
    • Mark Krebs, Vice President, Global Sales, Celebrus ​
    • Steve Ropers, Senior Account Executive, Celebrus  ​
    • Marty Shepard, Senior Account Executive, Celebrus
  • Cloudian
    • Steve Wilde, Lead Technologist, Cloudian​

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World-class speakers

Connect with industry analysts, executive peers, and thought leaders who are driving modernization strategies and building future-ready enterprises. Their insights will help you reach your business goals faster.

Teradata senior executives

Teradata executives will share the latest innovations in cloud, data, and analytics. Their unique perspectives will help you transform your business in ways you never thought possible.

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