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Teradata Appoints Terry Smagh Vice President for South Asia and Korea
Teradata (NYSE: TDC) today announced the appointment of Terry Smagh as the new Vice President for South Asia and Korea. Smagh brings with him over 20 years of experience in the cloud, data and software industry, and will lead Teradata’s offices across Southeast Asia, India, Pakistan, and Korea in accelerating the company’s robust cloud-first offerings in the region.
Smagh will leverage his expertise in cloud computing, business alliances and development as well as channel management to lead Teradata’s regional sales, channel, marketing, and operations.
With his strong background in helping customers utilize technology to advance growth opportunities, Smagh will serve as a key figure in Teradata’s goal to support its partners across a broad range of sectors. Key industry sectors that benefit from Teradata’s offerings include the finance, retail, telecommunications, and manufacturing industry, and Smagh will play a pivotal role in helping these sectors further their data-driven digital transformation journeys in 2022 and beyond.
Smagh was previously Senior Vice President of Asia Pacific at cloud-based financial operations management platform, BlackLine, for more than 4 years where he was responsible for strategizing key go-to-market action plans and was instrumental to exponential market growth in the region. He also served as Executive Leader, Commercial & Channel Sales, Cloud & Analytics, APAC, at IBM and Vice President & Managing Director, Asia at Qlik, and held positions with Informatica and Oracle.
“I am truly honoured to step into this role to support clients in placing data-driven insights at the core of their strategies to bring both innovation and sustainable growth,” said Smagh. “While the pandemic has dramatically accelerated businesses’ digital transformation, we can expect to see even more exciting opportunities in 2022. We will take these efforts even further with data and cloud-based technologies, providing critical insights and industry roadmaps at an unparalleled level.”
“We are thrilled to announce Terry’s appointment as Vice President for South Asia and Korea, especially at a time where Teradata’s cloud-first solutions has reached new heights in delivering compelling customer value,” said Keith Budge, Executive Vice President, Asia Pacific, and Japan at Teradata. “Terry’s passion for driving customer-centric results, coupled with his expertise in the field will certainly present new opportunities for Teradata to further accelerate its cloud momentum across the region.”
Smagh continued: “The team’s commitment and resolve to advancing its hybrid multi-cloud platform to provide differentiated value for its partners has been a constant. This will continue to remain our priority in 2022 and beyond, as we look to enhance our partner ecosystem and customer enablement, whilst modernizing cloud migration and data analytics with greater speed and security.”