PARTNERS 2011 – what a great success!

October 14, 2011
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Partners-Conference 

What a great success!

The 2011 Teradata PARTNERS User Group Conference & Expo is now history and by any standard it was a great success. I want to thank our customers, partners, associates and all of our speakers for their valued contributions.

Partners-Conference 

What a great success!

The 2011 Teradata PARTNERS User Group Conference & Expo is now history and by any standard it was a great success. I want to thank our customers, partners, associates and all of our speakers for their valued contributions.

A vast army of analytic experts are returning to their organizations better able to put their data to work for real value. By doing so, they create data equity – equity that has measurable and quantifiable value to their companies. They are now empowered to turn the dead data lying around their organization into living data – making it useful and relevant to everyone.

The media and key BI influencers were very busy covering our activities and I’d like to share a few of my favorite statements.

  • In a Wayne Gretzky analogy, a major analyst firm said, “Teradata keeps moving the puck forward, while the competition skates to where the puck used to be.”
  • “I had the best time at the Teradata User conference. What a wonderful, sane, smart group of people,” said a journalist from SiliconAngle.
  • “With these latest moves, Teradata continues to keep some distance between itself and the rest of the data warehousing pack in terms of advanced features and the size and influence of its customer base,” stated InformationWeek 
  •  “Among the hottest tech trends is the field of data analytics, where Teradata has long been a leader. With the explosion of technology has come a mass influx of data to be collected and analyzed. Teradata helps companies manage and mine that data for making better business decisions,” reported Investor’s Business Daily.

Conference attendance was up from previous years, as attendees enjoyed access to hundreds of business and technical sessions led by industry leaders, plus in-depth workshops, industry-specific presentations, and exposure to the latest products and services in the expo hall. Networking opportunities abounded, with thousands of professionals active in data warehousing and associated technologies.

Thanks to our dedicated group of customers that help guide the conference content, and thanks to all who joined us in San Diego you for making this one of our best ever conferences. My challenge to each of you is take the knowledge gained from PARTNERS and put it to work to help your organization leverage all of your data for competitive advantage. Then come to DC next year and share your story of analytic success!

Darryl