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Leading the Global Analytics Renaissance: Teradata Customers to Converge in San Diego for Annual Business Intelligence Showcase


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SAN DIEGO, California — Teradata Corporation (NYSE: TDC), the world’s largest and most interesting company solely focused on data warehousing and enterprise analytics, today announced upcoming highlights of the 25th annual Teradata PARTNERS User Group Conference and Expo to be held from Sunday, October 24, through Thursday, October 28, 2010, at the San Diego Convention Center. The conference is led by the Teradata PARTNERS Steering Committee, comprised of Teradata customers, and is the world’s largest and most important educational conference and exposition on data warehouses – the scalable analytics powerhouses that capture, integrate, and transform big data into actionable insight.

“This could be the most important conference in the history of data warehousing and analytics,” said Matthew Boos, President, Partners Steering Committee and Director, Sales Operations for AT&T Mobility and Consumer Markets. “Never before has data warehousing attracted so many fans and users from so many organizations – government agencies and industries. Today data warehousing is recognized as the single most compelling economic value delivery force in enterprise computing. The adoption of Teradata for data warehousing is rising because it is the global epicenter of every important trend in big data and big analytics today. I am excited to find myself at the heart of a global analytics renaissance.”

The PARTNERS Conference offers over 250 educational sessions, packed with practical take-home knowledge – all tailored to business, technical, management, and executive attendees. Many of the sessions are presented by Teradata’s leading edge customers, who share practical insights gained from experiences focused on growing business value with intelligent innovation.

Attendees will get insight from the pragmatic visionaries who use the latest data warehousing products and services – and will be able to spend time with the experts who developed the solutions—compare notes and ask questions pertaining to data quality, data integration, analytics, marketing processes, demand chain processes, security, network management, consolidation, and of course every relevant type of software and hardware.

The conference theme is ‘Innovate to Differentiate’ – a reflection on Teradata creators, scientists, partners and customers. The group steering committee represents companies AT&T, Barclay’s Bank, Cardinal Health, Commonwealth Bank, Continental Airlines, DineEquity, Enterprise Holdings, FedEx, Express Scripts, METRO AG, Loblaw’s, 3M, and Wells Fargo Bank.

The PARTNERS Expo Hall will showcase many leading BI and analytics vendors, including Ab Initio, Bakbone, IBM, Infor, Informatica, Kalido, LSI, Microgen, MicroStrategy, Protegrity, SAP, SAS, Speed-Trap, Strongmail, Syncsort, Tableau, and Wherescape.

Featured conference speakers include:

Matthew Boos, President, Teradata Partners Steering Committee and Director, Sales Operations, AT&T Mobility and Consumer Markets. He has set and executed business intelligence strategy, delivered informational tools, analytics and decision support products for consumer sales channels. He serves today as the Director of Sales Operations for the company’s North Florida market and puts into practice each day the tools and systems he has delivered.

Mike Koehler, Teradata President and CEO, will be joined by Darryl McDonald, EVP, Business Development and Marketing, Teradata, and Scott Gnau, Chief Development Officer, Teradata. This trio of top Teradata leadership will share an update on the growth of Teradata, highlight new areas of innovation and share the latest news from Teradata.

Stephen Brobst is the chief technology officer for Teradata. Widely regarded as the leading expert in data warehousing, Stephen speaks all over the globe, working with many of Teradata’s top customers, and leading scores of sessions on business intelligence. He has authored many journal and conference papers in the fields of data management and parallel computing environments.

Special guest keynote: James Milojkovic, founder and chief education officer of KnowledgePassion, Inc, a San Francisco-based executive education and leadership development firm. Milojkovic will present his acclaimed method for strategic insight, innovative problem solving, and breakthrough creativity – developed at Stanford University.

Special guest keynote: The Discovery Channel’s ‘Mythbusters’ co-host Jamie Hyneman. In addition to series hosting, Hyneman’s work includes actively developing cutting edge technologies for a variety of industries, ranging from defense to green vehicle design.

Special guest keynote: The Discovery Channel’s ‘Mythbusters’ co-host Adam Savage. Savage’s career in the special effects industry has included more than 100 television commercials and a dozen feature films, including Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace and Episode II: Attack of the Clones, Galaxy Quest, Terminator 3, A.I. and the Matrix sequels.

I strongly recommend this event. Companies presenting at the Teradata PARTNERS conference are typically recognized as elite innovators whose best practices and world-class solutions distinguish them in the field of enterprise intelligence,” said Wayne Eckerson, Director of Research for TDWI. “Customer presenters at the event continue to use their growing Teradata warehouse platforms for competitive differentiation, and include global leaders like e-Bay, DIRECTV, CVS Stores, banks, government systems, and many more. The learning opportunities are fantastic and the quality of presentations is world-class. The future of data warehousing and enterprise computing will look a lot like the collective sessions at Teradata PARTNERS.”

Relevant Links:

* Read about the Teradata PARTNERS event in a Barron’s executive interview
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* Learn more about Teradata’s customer-led Analytical Applications User Group
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About the Teradata PARTNERS User Group

The Partners User Group is an independent non-profit corporation that exists to optimize the business relationships between Teradata and its customers. The Group is made up of thousands of Teradata customers active in data warehousing and its associated technologies and products. Members come together annually to share their experiences, successes, and challenges at the Teradata PARTNERS User Group Conference & Expo. The Group is governed by a customer steering committee, which also acts as the Board of Directors of the non-profit corporation.
About Teradata

Teradata Corporation (NYSE: TDC) is the world’s largest company solely focused on raising intelligence and achieving enterprise agility through its database software, enterprise data warehousing, data warehouse appliances, consulting, and enterprise analytics. Visit Teradata on the web at


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