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Mark Hurd

Mark Hurd is chief executive officer of Oracle Corporation and a member of Oracle’s board of directors. He joined Oracle as president in 2010, bringing more than thirty years of leadership and technology industry experience. Four years later, Mark and Safra Catz were named Oracle CEOs.  

Mark shares his insights and experiences as an author and speaker. He has keynote appearances at events like Oracle OpenWorld, and shares his insights on business leadership and cloud computing. Mark’s leadership and strategic focus has been noted by publications such as Fortune, Forbes, the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, and Barron’s.

Mark attended Baylor University on a tennis scholarship and remains active in university initiatives.   He is a member of the Baylor Board of Regents and a benefactor of the Hurd Tennis Center. With a lifelong passion for tennis, he has been instrumental in establishing Oracle’s partnership with the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA).

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As CEO of a leading global enterprise cloud computing company, Mark Hurd has frequent opportunities to share his knowledge and to participate in initiatives to better the industry and the communities Oracle serves. He is known for his speaking appearances at events like Oracle OpenWorld and his insights on cloud computing. Hurd is also heavily involved with his alma mater Baylor University, the Intercollegiate Tennis Association, and various charitable initiatives.

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Lessons from the Value Factor: Value

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The third segment of The Value Factor, a book co-written by Mark Hurd and Lars Nyberg, focuses on the value delivered to customers and the long-term growth of the company through the application of vision and control. This section also details how faster insight into the financial details of a company helps CEOs react and […]

Lessons from the Value Factor: Control

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The last article focused on lessons from The Value Factor, a book co-written by Mark Hurd and Lars Nyberg, one of the key takeaways Mark Hurd imparted was the need for “a single version of the truth.” The Control section of the Value Factor goes into further detail about the benefits of that single source […]

Mark Hurd: Why AI Will Benefit Us All

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In his latest Influencer article on LinkedIn, Oracle CEO Mark Hurd discusses AI and the importance of machine learning (ML) as a foundational tool for creating social good and business success. Encouraging customers to adopt this technology, Hurd explains, does not involve selling the technology as a standalone product.


Starting in 2014, Mark Hurd has given the keynote address at Oracle OpenWorld. Focusing on bold predictions for the future of IT, Mark speaks to more than 60,000 attendees at the Moscone Center as well as over 2 million online viewers.

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As a thought leader in business and information technologies, Mark Hurd often shares trends and insights into the technology ecosystem, specifically on the challenges and opportunities of cloud migration from legacy enterprise systems.

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In 2015 during his Oracle OpenWorld keynote, Mark shared his vision for the future of enterprise data. According to Mark, it would not only reside in the cloud, it would be more secure and cost-effective to utilize cloud services for enterprise data management. Today, Mark’s predictions have become a reality as companies such as AT&T and Bank of America rely on Oracle Cloud for their most critical business operations. Mark continues to lead Oracle’s innovative cloud strategy, enabling the company to uniquely differentiate itself from other cloud vendors.

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Mark began his business career at NCR Corporation (formerly National Cash Register) in sales. Recognized for his business acumen, he held several roles throughout the organization, becoming the head of the Teradata division before being named NCR CEO in 2003. NCR’s stock price increased nearly 300 percent during his tenure at the company.

After joining HP in 2005, Mark worked to restore profitability and boost growth. In 2007, HP reached over $100 billion in annual revenue, overtaking IBM. Focusing the company on data center architecture and mobile technology while transitioning the imaging divisions from analog to digital, Hurd was recognized as a top technology CEO in the industry. During Mark’s tenure as CEO, HP grew revenue over 40 percent, doubling earnings per share with 22 consecutive quarters of growth; while also joining the ranks of Fortune’s World’s Most Admired Companies in 2009.

Now at Oracle, Mark has helped shift the company’s long-term strategy to the cloud. Mark’s focus on Oracle’s cloud platform has paid off with a 51 percent year over year growth of cloud revenue in the first quarter of fiscal year 2018 with Software-as-a-Service (Saas) revenue increasing 62 percent and Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) and Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) revenue up 28 percent.

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Mark continues to give back to his alma mater, assisting in the renovation of the tennis complex at Baylor University. Now named the Hurd Tennis Center in recognition of his contributions, Mark also sits on the university’s Board of Regents. Mark’s love for tennis has also extended to the Intercollegiate Tennis Association; under Mark’s leadership Oracle partnered with the ITA to create the Oracle US Tennis Awards, a grant bestowed on young tennis professionals. Oracle has also sponsored the Oracle/ITA Masters tournament as well as the Oracle Collegiate Tennis Challenge.

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Honors and Awards

Mark has been recognized for his leadership in the industry – The San Francisco Chronicle named him CEO of the Year in 2008. He was also included in Fortune’s Most Powerful People in Business in 2007 and Business 2.0’s 50 People Who Matter list of 2006. Mark’s philanthropic work has been recognized as well, earning the Baylor Meritorious Achievement Award in 2012.

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In 2004, Mark co-authored The Value Factor with former mentor Lars Nyberg. Providing an inside look at the value of information to today’s companies, the book has been well-received by the business community and holds a five-star rating on Amazon.

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Having extensive experience with some of the industry’s top companies, Mark regularly publishes his professional insights as a LinkedIn Influencer.

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On July 28, 2016 Oracle acquired NetSuite, the first cloud company. Leveraging Oracle’s global reach and resources, Mark has integrated NetSuite as a distinct part of Oracle’s cloud offerings.

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A graduate of Baylor University, Mark continues to support the Baylor community and tennis program.

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