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Teradata Expands Board, Adds Tech Expertise

Analytics solutions firm Teradata has beefed up its board of directors, expanding it from nine members to 11, with the additions of two Silicon Valley mainstays.

Joining the board are Timothy Chou, former president of Oracle on Demand and a lecturer at Stanford University, where he created the first class on cloud computing, and Dan Fishback, who debuted a new analytical cloud solution for retail and consumer product organizations as CEO of DemandTec.

“We’re pleased to welcome Timothy Chou and Dan Fishback to our board,” said James Ringler, chairman of Teradata Corporation. “Tim well understands business transformation in the context of cloud solutions that embrace new consumption models and enable services delivery. Dan has strong software experience as well as on-premises and SaaS experience in relevant areas, notably business analytics. They both have held leadership roles in multiple businesses. We know they will be great assets to the board and we look forward to their contributions.”

Chou began his career with start-up Tandem Computers and has served on public company boards since 2000, including Blackbaud and Embarcadero Technologies. During his time at Oracle, he authored the book “The End of Software,” hinting at the rise of SaaS applications. His most recent book is “Precision: Principles, Practices and Solutions for the Internet of Things.” Meanwhile, Fishback has held sales and executive leadership positions at Ariba, Trading Dynamics, Hyperion Software, Arbor Software and Unisys.

The two join Teradata’s board at a time when the company is expanding its subscription and cloud-based alternatives, with new business analytic solutions, ecosystem architecture consulting, and hybrid cloud offerings, including Teradata Everywhere and Borderless Analytics.

“I am excited to have these strong technology leaders join our board,” said Victor Lund, president and CEO of Teradata Corporation. “Tim and Dan have great expertise that aligns well to our strategy and direction as the demand for big data analytics and cloud computing represent significant business opportunities for Teradata.”