Dr. Philip M. Neches, the founder of Teradata and inventor of data mining, has more than 30 years of leadership experience in technology. He is Chairman of Foundation Ventures LLC, an investment bank serving information technology and life science companies. Previously, he was Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of AT&T’s Multimedia Products and Services Group and Senior Vice President and Chief Scientist at NCR. Mr. Neches was also a founder of Teradata Corporation, which was acquired by NCR and AT&T in 1992. He is a Director of Evolving Systems, Inc. (EVOL), and a Trustee of the California Institute of Technology, where he earned his BS, MS and PhD in computer science.