Hillary Ashton is the Chief Product Officer for Teradata. In this capacity, Hillary leads the global products organization, a diverse team responsible for innovation, product management, engineering and quality, ensuring that our hybrid multi-cloud platform delivers differentiated value to our customers and future customers. Her organization focuses on end-to-end oversight of all technology innovations at Teradata, including defining strategic direction for our hybrid cloud platform portfolio, engineering this strategic direction into high quality products for our customers and delivering a world-class user experience. With a strong grounding in analytics, cloud and leading-edge technologies, Hillary has proven contributions to expanding market share and increasing revenue.
Prior to Teradata, Hillary served as Executive Vice President and General Manager of PTC’s Augmented Reality (AR) business unit. In this role, she was responsible for all operational aspects of the Vuforia SaaS business and its product lines, including executive leadership and vision, strategy, product management, engineering, sales and marketing. Other roles include serving as SVP of Analytics SaaS solutions at Manthan and as Director, Customer Intelligence at SAS. In each of these positions, Hillary has contributed to expanding market share and increasing revenue.
A graduate of Franklin & Marshall College where she earned a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in Government, Hillary has been quoted extensively in the press and has spoken at various conferences worldwide. In 2021 and 2019, she was named to the National Diversity Council’s annual list of the Top 50 Most Powerful Women in Technology. She was also named as one of the Top 100 Women Leaders in Technology of 2021 by Women We Admire. Additionally, Hillary serves an independent member of the board of directors of CentralSquare, a leader in public sector technology.