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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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Mark Hurd Discusses the Future of Technology at Web Summit 2017

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This year’s Web Summit was held in Lisbon, Portugal on November 6 through November 9. The Web Summit is a technology initiative and is considered the fastest growing technology conference in the world. Held annually since 2010, Web Summit has had over 60,000 attendees, from over 15,000 companies spanning 170 countries.

Celebrating the Future of Finance | Oracle Change Agents of Finance Awards

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Initiated in 2016, the annual awards program was created in order to recognize and celebrate those in finance who have utilized Oracle Cloud solutions to transform finance operations of their organization. This award is open to individuals or teams who have used an Oracle Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) or Oracle Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) solution.

Oracle Announces Four New Professional Tennis Tournaments For 2018

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Today Oracle announced the launch of four new professional tennis tournaments for the 2018 season in conjunction with the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) and the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA). The Oracle Challenger Series consists of two ATP Challenger Tour events and two WTA 125K Series events that will operate as combined events.


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 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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