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Mark Hurd


Mark Hurd

Mark Hurd is chief executive officer of Oracle Corporation, bringing to the company more than thirty years of leadership and technology industry experience. He is also a member of Oracle’s board of directors. Initially, Mark joined Oracle as president in 2010. Four years later, Larry Ellison promoted Mark and Safra Catz to CEOs. Under Mark’s strategic direction, Oracle has risen to become a cloud leader that companies of all sizes rely on for business transformation.

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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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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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