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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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“Learning Engineers”: How Design Tech High School Teachers are Advancing Learning

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Oracle’s CEO Mark Hurd supports the importance and prioritization of education. Hurd believes in the mission of his alma mater, Baylor University, and has demonstrated that encouragement and support through his charitable initiatives for the school.

Oracle/ITA Masters Recap

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Collegiate tennis players will have new tournaments to test their skills in 2018 at the Oracle Challenger Series, debuting next year. Representing a partnership between Oracle, ATP, and WTA, the Oracle Challenger Series is the latest of tournaments sponsored by Oracle to encourage the growth of American youth tennis.

Oracle Women’s Leadership Support Top-Performing Leaders

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OWL is a leadership and professional development program for current and emerging women leaders at Oracle. OWL offers both men and women employees the opportunity to enhance their skills and develop their leadership potential through workshops, conferences, mentoring, networking events and more.


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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