David Socha

Utilities Practice Leader, Teradata
David Socha

David started his career as a hands-on electrical distribution networks engineer, helping to keep the lights on in Central Scotland.  In the mid-1990s, he moved through roles in Scottish Power's electricity retail deregulation programme and into the second stage of his career as an IT Strategist and Manager.

From a successful time in such roles, David then spent 4 years at a major international systems integrator and consultancy before joining Teradata around 4 years ago.  David initially led Teradata’s Utilities practice in Europe, Middle East & Africa but now also has responsibility for Asia Pacific & Japan.  He works with local and account-focused teams to bring Teradata's unrivalled data and analytics capabilities and knowledge to the International Utilities sector. 

David lives in Singapore, but has lived most of his life in Edinburgh, Scotland (at least at the weekends). He has a B.Eng from Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh and an MSc from the Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen.  He remains an engineer at heart.  Don't get him talking about whisky unless you have plenty of time on your hands.