Freescalin’ at the Gartner BI Summit

February 3, 2010

This week finds me at the Gartner BI Summit in London on Monday and Tuesday; in Helsinki on Wednesday and Thursday morning – and then back in a forecast cold, grey London on Thursday afternoon and Friday.  Memo-to-self: next January, go and see some of Teradata’s Mediterranean customers!


Joking aside, attending the Gartner BI Summit is always a great way to start the New Year; aside from the wit-and-wisdom of the assembled Gartner analysts it represents a great opportunity to network with 800+ delegates from a variety of diverse organizations across the region and to get their feedback and perspective on where the industry is headed.


And Teradata had much to celebrate at the event this year: there was welcome confirmation that we continue to lead the industry with the publication of the new Data Warehouse DBMS magic quadrant; our effervescent CTO, Stephen Brobst, and his co-presenter Bobby Ghoshal (Freescale Semiconductor) presented a brilliant case study; and last-but-not-least there was the selection of a Teradata customer – Komerční Bank – as the winner of the Gartner BI Excellence award, with another Teradata customer – JD Williams – as runner-up.


Phew!  Not bad