Terry Talley

Terry Talley works in Acxiom’s Product and Engineering organization. Terry worked at Acxiom Corporation from 1995 to 2010. During that time, he served in a variety of roles at Acxiom, including software developer, chief architect for Acxiom products and infrastructure, Chief Technology Officer, head of Acxiom Research, and Co-director of the Acxiom Laboratory for Applied Research (ALAR). Terry returned to Acxiom in 2011 as an Acxiom Fellow. His primary role today is in creating new software and data products.

Terry was involved in many of Acxiom’s key technology innovations, notably as the chief architect for the AbiliTec® product and Acxiom’s computational grid technology. AbiliTec® was a major advancement over existing entity resolution systems because of its use of a maintained reference base. AbiliTec® remains the benchmark entity resolution product in the Customer Data Integration (CDI) market. Acxiom’s grid was one of the first large scale computational grids deployed for business applications. In 2005, Acxiom was awarded the Computer World 21st Century Achievement Award for contributions to grid computing based upon this work.

From 2010 to 2011, Terry was chief architect for the Information Technology group at Southwest Power Pool (SPP). Terry was responsible for the technical architecture SPP deploys to manage the electrical generation and transmission grid and electricity markets across its seven state footprint.

From 1982 to 1995, Terry worked for IBM in a variety of software development and networking organizations, including the IBM Federal Systems Division at Johnson Space Center in Houston, TX; the IBM Information Network in Dallas, TX; and IBM ISSC in Research Triangle Park, NC.

Terry received a BS in Computer Science from Baylor University, an MS in Computer Science from the University of Texas at Arlington, and an MS and Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is a member of the ACM, the IEEE, and the IEEE Computer Society.