For decades, organizations have sought to improve leadership and decision-making through data-driven capabilities that synthesized information and delivered insights. Now, generative AI has unlocked new opportunities for organizations to increase productivity, innovate faster, and outpace the competition.
To better understand how organizations can lead in the era of generative AI, Teradata and IDC surveyed 900 organizations across the globe, focusing on CDOs, CIOs, and CFOs. We found that there are leaders and laggards when it came to AI-driven decision-making—and that had a massive impact on market share, profitability, customer satisfaction, and employee satisfaction.
In this special event, join Teradata and guest speakers from IDC to discover:
- What separates AI leaders and laggards and how it impacts business outcomes
- How organizational culture and structure can accelerate AI value
- The technology that unleashes innovation for AI leaders
- Dan Vesset – Group Vice President, Analytics and Information Management at IDC
- Chandana Gopal – Research Director, Future of Intelligence at IDC
- Chris Twogood – Senior Vice President of Product Marketing at Teradata
- Vedat Akgun, Ph.D. – Vice President of Data Science & AI at Teradata
Dan Vesset – Group Vice President, Analytics and Information Management at IDC
Dan Vesset is a group vice president at IDC, leading the company’s global Future of Intelligence market research and advisory practice. His core research focuses on the impact of analytics and decisioning solutions on enterprise intelligence. Vesset has two decades of experience as a market researcher, advisor, and consultant in areas such as business intelligence, analytics, and data warehousing. Prior to IDC, he was a consultant with Deloitte Consulting and worked in various technology-focused roles in financial services. Vesset holds a dual MIS and MBA from Boston University’s Questrom School of Business.
Chandana Gopal – Research Director, Future of Intelligence at IDC
Chandana Gopal is research director for IDC's Future of Intelligence market research and advisory practice. Her core research coverage includes factors that influence enterprise intelligence, such as artificial intelligence, business intelligence, and data intelligence, as well as cultural elements, such as data literacy and knowledge sharing. With her background in integration and analytics, her research includes a particular emphasis on how organizations can build enterprise intelligence and use it as a competitive differentiator and growth accelerator.
Chris Twogood – Senior Vice President of Product Marketing at Teradata
Chris Twogood is senior vice president of product marketing for Teradata. With 30 years of experience, he manages product marketing, competitive intelligence, developer marketing, influencer relations, and organizational readiness. Twogood has extensive experience in the computer industry, specializing in data warehousing, decision support, customer management, and analytics.
Vedat Akgun, Ph.D. – Vice President of Data Science & AI at Teradata
Vedat Akgun, Ph.D., is vice president of data science & AI in the marketing organization at Teradata. In his role, he uses his depth and breadth of experience in AI/ML to plan, implement, and manage Teradata's overall AI marketing strategy and leads AI thought leadership. Akgun has more than two decades of hands-on practitioner experience in AI/ML, delivering actionable, intuitive, and impactful advanced analytical capabilities in major industries, including finance, telecommunications, supply chain, pricing and revenue management, retail, and transportation and logistics. He holds a Ph.D. in industrial engineering with a specialization in operations research from the University at Buffalo.