2017 San Francisco Teradata Innovation Forum

March 21, 2017

Join us March 21 in San Francisco 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
St. Regis San Francisco  - 
125 3rd St.  
San Francisco, CA 94103 
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 21, 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. Come learn about these exciting innovations which will help enable greater business outcomes.

Speaker: Alan Greenspan (Product Marketing Manager)
10:30 - 11:15am   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)
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 Senior Solution Architect Jamie Morgan 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: Jamie Morgan (Senior Security Architect, HPE Security - Data Security)
12:00 - 1:00pm   Networking Lunch
1:00 - 1:45pm   ERP Data Ingestion
    Teradata has a suite of solutions to facilitate the ingestion of data from ERP systems such as SAP and Oracle. These packaged solutions provide everything from data replication from source systems, to building an analytic environment on Teradata, to dashboards and reports for visualizing, reconciling, and validating the data. These solutions are quick to install, easy to extend/customize, and simple to manage enabling customers to get the most value out of their data.

Speaker: Steve Giansanti (Senior Director, Americas Business Application Solutions Center of Excellence, Teradata Corporation)
1:45 - 2:30pm   Roche Genentech Customer Speaker Presentation: How We Continue to Innovate
    Genentech is known for innovation in products as well as methods. It was first a biotechnology company and continues to be a leader in the industry. As the company grows it is tougher and tougher to maintain its innovative ways and curious mindset. Genentech has to continually challenge itself to ensure they are innovating and creating products that matter for patients. Learn what's working for Genentech today in the area of innovation, and how they continue to evolve as a company.

Speaker: Christine Buesnel (Global Integrated Drug Development Environment (GLIDE) Business Leader | Biometrics | Product Development
2:30 – 2:45pm   Break
2:45 - 3:30pm   Multi-Genre Advanced Analytics with Teradata's Aster Analytics
    Advanced analytics is a must for businesses that want that significant edge in their respective market places. The O’Reilly media and IDC believe that there will be a shortage of millions of analytics jobs across virtually every vertical by 2020. The combination of the need for advanced analytics and the need to make these analytics available for all users to implement in a self-service manner is the imperative of the day. In this session, we will:

• Introduce the concept of multi-genre advanced analytics and how Aster Analytics addresses critical business challenges
• Explain the core benefits and value differentiators of Aster Analytics including integrations with open source solutions such as Apache Spark and R

Speaker: Sri Raghavan (Senior Product Marketing Manager) 
3:30 - 4:15pm   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)
4:15 – 5:00pm   Cisco Systems Customer Presentation: Get Past the Hype: Jumpstart the IoT Journey with Your Customer
    In the last few years, IoT hype has overwhelmed many with messages about billions of connected devices, trillions of dollars of opportunity and unfathomable volumes of data generation. In this session, the speaker gets past the hype. Maciej Kranz, Cisco executive, IoT pioneer and author of the recent New York Times Best Seller, “Building the Internet of Things,” provides practical ways to help your customers start the IoT journey in any industry organization. Drawing on decades of real-world experience, he shares best practices, use cases, success factors and mistakes to avoid on how business and front line managers can successfully implement and expand their own IoT projects. 

Speaker: Maciej Kranz (VP, Corporate Strategy Innovation Group)
5:00 – 5:10pm   Closing Remarks and Event Survey
5:10 – 6:00pm   Networking Reception