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Mark Hurd: Three Predictions for 2025 You Can Take to the Bank

By Mark Hurd

Innovation-starved companies stuck in today’s slow-growth economic environment can look forward to better days ahead, because tech spending is going to pivot quickly to unleash their full potential in ways that many executives don’t yet realize.

Before I get to how things will change, however, let me describe the current environment. Globally, economic growth […]

Put I Before R in Millennial ROI

By Mark Hurd

Reach a certain age or managerial level and you hear this a lot: “Those millennials…” It’s usually followed by a predictable and exasperating litany of grousing about generational entitlement, a lack of corporate loyalty, an outsized need for encouragement or a confounding communication style.

If that’s as far as the conversation goes, you’re missing […]

Your Fancy New Car is About as Useful as Your Corporate Data Center

By Mark Hurd

Whenever I look down from my office window at my car sitting in the parking lot, I get this sinking feeling – as in sunk costs. It’s the same feeling you should have when you think about your corporate data center.

This is how I think about it: I use my car for about […]

What Innovators Can Learn from Bill Walton’s Thoughts on Basketball and the Grateful Dead

Spend any amount of time with Bill Walton (the greatest college basketball player in the history of the sport and an NBA legend) and it almost certainly will not go the way you thought it would.

That’s his genius. On the court or off, Walton embodies the kind of innovative spirit leaders at every level of […]

Mark Hurd on LinkedIn: Digital Disruption Can Make Business Leaders – Or Break Them

By Mark Hurd

The vast majority of companies and corporate leaders are unprepared for disruption, even at this late date. Nearly three-quarters of companies respond to digital disruption only after the second year of its occurrence, according to CapGemini research published last year. And only 14% of executives believe their companies are “ready to effectively redesign […]

Mark Hurd TEDx Talk on Securing Data

Mark Hurd, the chief executive officer of Oracle Corporation, took the TEDx stage at Wake Forest University to share his thoughts on what is going on in the IT world and what each person can individually do to protect their data. Hurd estimated that one half of all data in the world was created in […]

Mark Hurd on Dominance In A Tough Market

Oracle CEO tells CNBC’s Jim Cramer in an exclusive interview that Oracle’s accelerating revenue growth stems from its cloud-based offerings. He said the cloud is not cannibalizing Oracle’s on-premise businesses but augmenting them, giving Oracle a huge competitive advantage. As Oracle’s cloud solutions improve, so, too, does Oracle’s sales force in selling them.

Watch the full […]

Mark Hurd Talks to Silicon Angle About the Cloud

Oracle CEO Mark Hurd spoke to Silicon Angle’s John Furrier about the state of the cloud and competition. Among the highlights:

“The ability now to integrate structured data and unstructured data, and do it in near real-time so that you can make a decision on something based on early indicators and then merge and integrate it […]

Mark Hurd on LinkedIn: How Discovering Obscure Patterns Leads to Valuable Insights

The magic of data mining and analytics is in discovering patterns and correlations that intuitive judgment could never divine: the finding, say, that 30-somethings who shop for silk shirts also tend to buy hybrid cars. Or that late-morning credit card purchases are more likely to be fraudulent than those made in the afternoon.

This data-based discovery […]

Mark Hurd Talks Tennis with Sports Illustrated

In this week’s episode of the SI Tennis Beyond the Baseline Podcast, Sports Illustrated executive editor and host Jon Wertheim talks with co-CEO of tech company Oracle Mark Hurd about his college tennis career, the ATP and WTA tours and more.

A former college tennis player at Baylor University, Hurd is still very involved in […]