The 2012 Executive Forum at the Masters featured the highly respected duo of Stephen Brobst and Chris Twogood. This dynamic team shared their insights and visions for the future of analytic data solutions for business. Two of our current customers also presented their experiences, best practices, and the value Teradata delivers to their enterprise. Together, the valuable insights of these speakers revealed how you can optimize your technology investments to achieve even greater business success and stay ahead in fiercely competitive global markets.
Chief Technology Officer
Stephen Brobst is the chief technology officer for Teradata Corporation. He is widely regarded as a leading expert in data warehousing and joined the Teradata team in October of 1999. Previously, Brobst successfully launched three start-up companies related to high-end database products and services in the data warehousing and e-business marketplaces. Brobst also taught graduate courses at Boston University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in both the MBA program at the Sloan School of Management and in the computer science departments of both universities. Brobst has authored numerous journal and conference papers in the fields of data management and parallel computing environments, and is an internationally recognized practitioner in the area of breakthrough systems implementation. He co-authored the book, "Building a Data Warehouse for Decision Support", published by Prentice Hall PTR. Brobst is currently working on a second book focused on active data warehousing for the real-time enterprise.
Director, Product and Services Marketing
Chris Twogood is Director of Product and Services Marketing for Teradata Corporation. He is responsible for marketing Teradata products (database, utilities, and platform), Teradata services (professional and customer services), plus technical field sales support teams. Chris has twenty-five years of experience. Chris has extensive experience in the computer industry specializing in Data Warehousing, Decision Support, Customer Management and Appliance platforms. He started his career with NCR in retail Point of Sale solutions (POS), and then moved to AT&T to manage channel development and strategic partners. Chris joined Teradata and has had roles that span Strategy, Application Definition, Marketing, Product Requirements/Management, Platform Solutions and Product Marketing. Chris holds a Bachelor of Science degree from California State University at Long Beach with an emphasis in Marketing. He resides in San Diego.