2018 Dallas Teradata Innovation Forum

March 8, 2018

Join us March 8 in Dallas for the Teradata Innovation Forum for peer networking, product updates and insightful sessions from both Teradata experts and Teradata customers. This complimentary event is also a great opportunity to share feedback on products with Teradata product owners, as well as discuss product features.

Key themes in 2018:
  • Teradata Analytics Platform
  • Teradata IntelliCloud
  • Teradata IntelliSphere
  • Think Big Analytics and Teradata Velocity
Plus, stay an extra day to attend the Data Science Workshop on March 9! This workshop is designed to give data scientists, business analysts and technical programmers a “day in the life of a data scientist” experience. Learn more here.
Micro Focus 
Hyatt Regency DFW  - 
234 N. International Parkway 
DFW Airport, TX 75261
Forum Schedule:     
Registration and Breakfast   8:00am - 8:45am  
Meeting   8:45am - 4:15pm
Networking Reception   4:15pm - 6:00pm


Stephen Brobst   Stephen Brobst – Chief Technology Officer, Teradata

Stephen Brobst is the Chief Technology Officer for Teradata Corporation. Stephen performed his graduate work in Computer Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where his Masters and PhD research focused on high-performance parallel processing. He also completed an MBA with joint course and thesis work at the Harvard Business School and the MIT Sloan School of Management. Stephen is a TDWI Fellow and has been on the faculty of The Data Warehousing Institute since 1996. During Barack Obama's first term he was also appointed to the Presidential Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) in the working group on Networking and Information Technology Research and Development (NITRD). He was recently ranked by ExecRank as the #4 CTO in the United States (behind the CTOs from Amazon.com, Tesla Motors, and Intel) out of a pool of 10,000+ CTOs.
Program Agenda
March 8, 2018
8:00 - 8:45am    Breakfast / Networking
8:45 - 9:00am Welcome 
9:00 - 10:00am   Keynote: Autonomous Decision-Making, Machine Learning, and Artificial Intelligence: What Does It All Mean and Why Should You Care?

We have entered a new era of analytics with machine learning and artificial intelligence algorithms beginning to deliver on the long-promised advancement into self-learning systems.  These approaches allow us to solve previously intractable problems with completely new attack plans.  The appetite of deep learning algorithms for vast amounts of data and the ability to derive intelligence from diverse sets of noisy data allows us to go far beyond previously capabilities in what we used to call advanced analytics.  However, to be successful we need to understand the capabilities and limitations of the new technologies.  We also need to develop new skill sets in order to harness the power of deep learning to create business value in an enterprise.

  • Learn about the future of artificial intelligence and how you can take advantage of emerging capabilities today.
  • Learn about the differences between deep learning and shallow learning and when to apply which technique.
  • Learn about the ThinkDeep framework for automating the generation and deployment of models for machine learning and deep learning.
Speaker: Stephen Brobst (Chief Technology Officer)
10:00 - 10:30am   ConocoPhillips Customer Presentation
10:30 - 10:45am   Break
10:45 - 11:15am    AWS Gold Sponsor Presentation
11:15 - 11:45am   Understanding "As-a-Service" - Teradata IntelliCloud

Teradata IntelliCloud is a fully managed "as-a-service" offering consisting of software, services, infrastructure and support. Teradata cloud experts set up and manage the environment for you so that your team can focus on business outcomes. Learn about IntelliCloud use cases, migration considerations, network latency and best practices.

Speaker: Brian Wood (Director of Cloud Marketing

11:45 - 12:45am   Networking Lunch
12:45 - 1:45pm   Roundtables with Product Managers
1:45 – 2:15pm   The Teradata Analytics Platform

The Teradata Analytics Platform is a modern analytics platform that combines open source and commercial analytic technology to enable autonomous decision-making.  Attendees can expect to learn about the algorithmic capabilities in this platform and how a variety of data science tools and languages can be natively deployed to implement analytics with real life examples of use case implementations.  The session will also focus on how analytic insights can be operationalized at scale on all data and the underlying architecture that supports these capabilities.

Speaker: Sri Raghavan (Senior Product Marketing Manager)

2:15 - 2:30pm   Break
2:30 - 3:00pm   Elevate Customer Presentation: Using Teradata Ecosystem to Drive Data Driven Business at Elevate

Learn how Elevate uses Teradata’s EDW and Hadoop managed appliances to implement a big data ecosystem that delivers the following key benefits:

  • Standardized reporting and analytics using a conformed data model
  • Operational data hub to drive real-time decisions
  • Integrated Data Lake for data scientists to build innovative models
Speaker: Gopal Ravi (Senior Director, EDA)
3:00 – 3:30pm   Teradata IntelliFlex® - Optimized for Scalable Analytics

The Teradata and NetApp engineers continue improving IntelliFlex’s already great design.  Join us and learn how much better IntelliFlex is becoming - delivering scalable analytics to address your most challenging business needs.

3:30 – 4:00pm   Think Big Analytics and Velocity Services

Velocity is Teradata’s Global Services portfolio of high value offers to help companies at any stage of their analytics journey, from advising on analytic strategies and developing analytic roadmaps, to architecting and implementing diverse analytical ecosystems, to optimizing and managing the environment to ensure maximum business value realization.  But with such a broad and deep set of services available, how do you zero in on the right mix of services from Teradata Global Services, while assembling the optimal team that combines Teradata’s leading practices and IP with the in-depth knowledge your team has developed of your unique environment and objectives?  This session will introduce the Velocity portfolio and review real-world examples of Velocity service delivery in action.

Speaker: Scott Walters (Vice President, Consulting Services Marketing)

4:00 – 4:15pm   Closing Remarks


4:15 – 6:00pm   Roundtables with Product Managers/Networking