Data and analytics company Teradata announced the appointment of Oliver Ratzesberger as the chief operating officer.
Oliver Ratzesberger, the current chief product officer, will have operating responsibility for Teradata’s businesses and lead the company’s strategies for go-to-market, products, and services globally. He will continue to report to Vic Lund, Teradata president and chief executive officer.
The strategy of Teradata is to bring together sales, product, services and other operational functions into one team to accelerate execution.
Oliver Ratzesberger, since joining the company in 2013, has led Teradata’s research and development organization and provided strategic direction for all R&D related to Teradata database, Teradata Analytics Platform, big data analytics, and associated solutions.
Oliver previously led the software teams for Teradata Labs, including the Teradata Database, Teradata Aster, Teradata IntelliCloud and IntelliSphere, as well as Hadoop and other open-source integration.
Earlier, Oliver spearheaded big data analytics initiatives and technology transformation for eBay and several other Fortune 500 companies.
“Over the last several months we have restructured our organization to best position Teradata for the future, and we are now bringing together our sales, product, services and other operational functions into one team to accelerate execution of our strategy,” said Vic Lund.
Oliver Ratzesberger 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.