Chief Operating Officer, Teradata
Oliver Ratzesberger is chief operating officer of Teradata Corporation, reporting to Vic Lund, president and chief executive officer. Mr. Ratzesberger has global operating responsibility for Teradata’s operations and leads the company’s strategies for go-to-market, products, and services. Mr. Ratzesberger has an extensive background in analytics, big data and software development. Prior to Teradata, he worked for both Fortune 500 and early-stage companies, holding positions of increasing responsibility in software development and IT, including leading the expansion of analytics at eBay. A pragmatic visionary, Oliver frequently speaks and writes about leveraging data and analytics to improve business outcomes. His new book with co-author Mohanbir Sawhney, “The Sentient Enterprise: The Evolution of Decision Making,” was published in 2017.
Under his leadership, Teradata has advanced its agile data foundation and analytical ecosystem product offerings for enterprise clients. He is the driving force behind Teradata's forward-thinking initiatives such as Teradata Everywhere, Borderless Analytics, IntelliFlex and IntelliCloud. In his current role, Ratzesberger defines the vision and direction for all research, development and sales support activities. In addition, he is leading innovative new processes such as Strategic Offering Management, Technology Innovation Office, and delivering a cultural environment that drives agility and collaboration. This innovative thinking is propelling new business value for Teradata customers.
Oliver earned his engineering degree in Electronics and Telecommunications from HTL Steyr in Austria, and is a graduate of Harvard Business School’s Advanced Management Program. He lives in San Diego with his wife and two daughters.