Teradata Corporation To Receive BBB Torch Award
DAYTON, OHIO, April 15, 2014 - Today, your Better Business Bureau is pleased to announce Teradata Corporation will be honored with your BBB’s fifth annual Torch Award. This company, which is dedicated to the Dayton region, will receive the prestigious honor at your BBB’s Eclipse Integrity Awards on Tuesday, May 13 at David H. Ponitz Sinclair Center, 444 W. Third St., Bldg. 12, Dayton.
Through the years, your BBB’s torch has been the symbol of guidance and enlightenment as consumers and businesses strive to interact in a trustworthy and ethical marketplace. The local Torch Award is dedicated to the legacy of great Miami Valley business pioneers, such as John Patterson, Wilbur and Orville Wright, Charles Kettering, Colonel Edward Deeds and most recently, Clay Mathile. It was through their ingenuity, leadership, generosity and mentorship to others the Miami Valley has stood the test of time and recreated itself again and again.
The list of reasons the selection committee decided to recognize Teradata Corporation this year as the BBB Torch Award honoree is long. Following the company’s split from NCR in 2007, Teradata Corporation maintained its corporate headquarters in the Dayton area. Its leadership is committed to the region, actively supporting many local and state organizations. They view the company’s role in the Miami Valley as one of economic development, creation of high-value employment and a commitment to leadership, innovation and reputation as the way to have a positive impact. This dedication to innovation, ethical standards and focus on corporate sustainability has earned the company many national honors from organizations, such as Forbes, Fortune Magazine, Ethisphere Institute, Dow Jones Sustainability Index, USAF and more.
Teradata provides extensive education and development opportunities for employees. Employees have access to Teradata University (an online learning resource). The company offers tuition assistance to eligible employees and their children. It also offers scholarships to children of Teradata employees who are selected as National Merit Scholarship winners. It develops future managers through annual succession plans, mentoring, special projects and Teradata Learning, which is a highly-specific learning curriculum for managers and rising leaders.
The company is committed to building strong and vibrant communities, improving quality of life and making a positive difference where its team members live and work. Its community relations program, Teradata Cares, administers all of the company’s community investment programs. It focuses on (1) improving education to help tomorrow’s technologists and business leaders understand the possibilities that technology provides, (2) strengthening neighborhoods and communities and (3) helping the environment and supporting corporate sustainability. The company provides employees with four days a year during normal work hours to volunteer and give back. In fact, Teradata employees in Dayton volunteered approximately 1,200 hours of their time in 2013 alone. It also holds an Annual Days of Caring in August, provides community service grants to groups of employees who volunteer together, supports YWCA Women of Influence, competes in the Battle of the Businesses, hosts blood drives and contributes to Dayton Air Camp.
The Torch Award was presented to Standard Register in 2013. The honor will be passed to Teradata Corporation by Joseph P. Morgan, Jr., Standard Register president and chief executive officer. He says, “Teradata Corporation is one of those iconic American companies that started over a garage in California more than 30 years ago, and has risen to the heights of global leadership in data warehousing and enterprise analytics. Dayton is fortunate to have Teradata among its corporate citizens and benefit from the many contributions that Teradata and its employees make every year to our community. It’s a company we admire and one that has been recognized with multiple awards for integrity, sustainability and ethics. Standard Register was proud to be the recipient of the 2013 BBB Torch Award. We are honored to pass the Torch Award to Teradata, a most deserving winner for 2014.”
John North, BBB president and CEO, says, “As a native of Dayton, I’m particularly proud of our community’s heritage and the leaders that have helped make Dayton what it is today. Your BBB’s Torch Award mirrors the qualities in those leaders -- their innovation, excellence and philanthropy. These qualities are also evident in the culture of Teradata Corporation, a leader in our marketplace, and the passion demonstrated through its team members throughout the organization. This year’s honoree, Teradata Corporation, continues the tradition of building on the legacy of making the Miami Valley a great place to live, work and play for my family, your BBB’s team and their families and all of us in the community.”
“The Torch Award from the Better Business Bureau is a great honor – one we at Teradata receive with pride, knowing it signifies achievement, respect – and most of all our role as a trusted leader in a technology field that has become more important to Fortune 500 businesses than ever in history – business analytics and marketing applications,” said Bruce Langos, Teradata Chief Operations Officer. “Teradata, headquartered in Dayton but distributed across the world, thrives on innovation as well as trust – and 10,000 dedicated employees and their families in more than forty countries truly deserve positive recognition. It is meaningful to me personally because I have devoted my career in an executive role over many decades. I know that our employees are proud to say ‘I work for Teradata’ when the subject comes up in conversations with friends. Likewise, our local people are proud to say ‘I live and work in the community of Dayton, Ohio – home of the Wright Brothers, Charles Kettering, John Patterson – and the greatest provider of business analytics and marketing technology in the world – Teradata.’”
The public is invited to join us at the Eclipse Integrity Awards to applaud Teradata Corporation for its efforts. You can reserve a table of eight for $975 or reserve individual tickets for $95 per person. To make your reservations, visit www.dayton.bbb.org
. Or, call (937) 610-2277.
The Eclipse Integrity Awards are sponsored by many local organizations, including The Dayton Power and Light Company; WesBanco Bank, Inc.; Back To Business IT; WDTN-TV; Cox Ohio Media Group; and Clear
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