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As a thought leader in business and information technologies, Oracle’s chief executive officer Mark Hurd often shares his insights around technology and business, such as the challenges and opportunities of cloud migration from legacy enterprise systems. Mark Hurd joined Oracle in 2010, bringing more than 30 years of technology industry leadership and executive management experience to his role. Through these articles, Mark Hurd provides readers with a look into proven business practices from the perspective of a leading technology executive.

As a LinkedIn Influencer, contributor to Forbes, and author of a book of insights for business executives, Mark Hurd uses his perspective as Oracle CEO to comment on management, business, and technology. His contributions encompass a wide range of topics including cloud computing, blockchain, artificial intelligence, and a variety of other topics that detail how new technologies are transforming the way businesses operate in today’s digital economy.

Published Works and Books


Mark Hurd has co-written one book, focusing on the value propositions of successful companies, and contributed to another on the topic of customer experience. In his writing, he uses a keen analytical eye to highlight business insights derived from proven case studies. His first book was published in 2004 while he worked at NCR Corporation as president and COO.

Mark Hurd Book The Value Factor

The Value Factor

Published in 2004, Mark Hurd’s first book, The Value Factor, is a look at the value propositions of a variety of companies, exploring the aspects that set themselves apart from competition.

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Mark Hurd Book Competing for Customers

Competing for Customers

Published in 2016, Competing For Customers, authored by Oracle Chief Customer Officer Jeb Dasteel, Mainstay management consulting’s Amir Hartman, and tech author Craig LeGrande, includes a foreword by Mark Hurd that highlights the three critical capabilities that businesses need to succeed in the years ahead.

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Published Articles


Mark Hurd brings more than 30 years of experience in sales and leadership to his current role at Oracle. Recognized for his industry contributions by prominent business publications, his articles are frequently read by audiences in the tens of thousands. An expert on the current economic and business environment, Mark Hurd shares his insights in actionable ways, encouraging readers to effectively adapt their business strategies. Mark Hurd points to the cloud as a huge driver of change in the industry, across all sectors and lines of business.

LinkedIn Influencer Page

Mark Hurd regularly publishes posts on his LinkedIn Influencer page and elsewhere online. As a seasoned executive, Mark Hurd has extensive experience and knowledge around the intersection of business and technology.

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