Teradata Executive Stephen Brobst Named by ExecRank as a Leading Chief
Big data analytics thought leader Brobst named number 14 of 15,000
DAYTON, Ohio, Dec. 14, 2012
DAYTON, Ohio, Dec. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Teradata (NYSE: TDC), the analytic
data solutions company, announced today that Stephen Brobst, Teradata Chief
Technology Officer, has been selected by ExecRank as a top U.S. chief
technology officer (CTO) for 2012. ExecRank is the definitive ranking service
of leading executives from more than 30 professions who have achieved the
highest level of professional achievement and peer recognition.
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According to an ExecRank statement, the number one area of focus for top CTOs
in 2012 has been "their role in developing defensible technologies for their
companies, and leveraging those technologies to strengthen competitiveness."
The top 2012 list places Brobst at number fourteen out of 15,000 CTOs in the
United States. The ExecRank list also includes CTOs from innovators such as
eBay, Intel, Boeing, and Lockheed Martin.
"At a time when big data analytics and integrated database technologies are at
the very epicenter of business insight and value creation across the world,
Stephen Brobst stands out as our highest-ranking voice for database-driven
analytic intelligence and thought leadership," said Dallas Bond, Lead Analyst,
Research Division, ExecRank. "Stephen's work and reputation are highly
regarded in the industry and among other technology executives."
A key member of Teradata's leadership, Brobst is a recognized catalyst for
innovation throughout his areas of responsibility. As CTO, Brobst continues to
make a global impact on the information technology space, providing guidance
to Teradata as well as to many Fortune 500 companies and government
organizations -- helping extend technological leadership and competitiveness
in big data analytics.
"It's an honor to be recognized by ExecRank among so many talented peers,"
said Brobst. "I am excited by the tremendous opportunities emerging in the
analytic data solutions environment and find it rewarding to contribute to the
success of companies across the world that rely on Teradata for the
intelligence required to compete and win."
CTOs were ranked according to ExecRank's patent-pending proprietary CTO
Ranking Algorithm that calculates points for 24 key categories, in addition to
the insights and feedback from evaluation committees featuring some of the
world's most renowned business leaders.
Brobst recently served as a contributor on the Networking and Information
Technology Research and Development Program Review Working Group supporting
the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology. The group
issued a report, "Designing a Digital Future," which concluded that "the
collection, management and analysis of data is a fast-growing concern of NIT
research" at a time when "data volumes are growing exponentially" due to the
"proliferation of sensors and new data sources."
Brobst joined the Teradata team in October of 1999. Previously, he
successfully launched three start-up companies related to high-end database
products and services in the data warehousing and e-business marketplaces:
Tanning Technology Corporation (IPO on NASDAQ), NexTek Solutions (acquired by
IBM) and Strategic Technologies & Systems (acquired by NCR).
He performed his graduate work in computer science at MIT, where his master's
and Ph.D. research focused on high-performance parallel processing. He also
completed an MBA with joint course and thesis work at the Harvard Business
School and the MIT Sloan School of Management. Stephen has been on the The
Data Warehousing Institute faculty since 1996.
ExecRank is the definitive ranking service of leading executives from more
than 30 professions who have achieved the highest level of professional
achievement and peer recognition. ExecRank has created a patent-pending,
proprietary algorithm for how to rank executives, in addition to incorporating
insights and feedback from evaluation committees featuring some of the world's
most renowned business leaders.
Teradata Corporation (NYSE: TDC) is the world's leading analytic data
solutions company, focused on integrated data warehousing, big data analytics,
and business applications. Teradata's innovative products and services deliver
data integration and business insight to empower organizations to make the
best decisions possible for competitive advantage. Visit teradata.com for
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