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Startup Focus with Game-Changers, Presented by SAP

Startup Focus with Game-Changers, Presented by SAP

Tuesday at 9 AM Pacific /12 Noon Eastern

February 20th 2014:Startups and Utilities: Powering Up

Today’s buzz: Utilities. Beyond their original mandate to deliver water and power, utilities today are awash in waves of big data, go-green, and get-smart. What if a tech startup could help them swim to safety? The experts speak. Brian Weakliam, Bankhawk Analytics: “Information is the oxygen of the modern age. It seeps through the walls topped by barbed wire, it wafts across the electrified borders.” (Ronald Reagan) Derick Jose, Flutura: “The Utility sector is ripe for unlocking energy efficiencies by reducing technical and commercial losses along the complete grid value chain. It also o

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Brian Weakliam

Brian Weakliam, CEO of Bankhawk Analytics, is an experienced financial analyst from the banking sector. He founded Bankhawk Analytics in 2007 with a strong software development team led by two computer science PhDs, Dr. Joe Weakliam (Brian's brother) and Dr. Xin Zuo. They developed a powerful banking analytics solution. Under Brian’s leadership, Bankhawk has developed a ground-breaking analytics offering for the corporate sector. From 1996 - 2006, as Managing Partner of Banking Solutions, Brian managed many major banking consulting and implementation projects in the corporate sector. He served as a Financial Analyst at the AIB Group from 1989-96. The experience he gained from both roles was
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Derick Jose

Derick Jose is the co-founder and Chief Product Officer (CPO) of M2M platforms at Flutura. Previously, he was Vice President, Knowledge Services at Mindtree. Derick started Mindtree’s Knowledge Services division dealing with monetizing advanced analytical services with existing and new customers. He was responsible for capability creation and demand generation. Key breakthroughs included winning the valuations process for a US-based bank, building behavioural segmentation models for a US-based fleet provider, and winning business from a leading CPG vendor to operationalize an outlet recommender engine. With this vast experience and knowledge, Derick dons the hat of an innovative thought lea
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Luisa Silva

Luisa Silva is the Global Director of GTM and Market Enablement for SAP Startup Focus. She is a seasoned business strategist, an accomplished practice and team leader with 16 years of software industry innovation, business development, services, sales and management in Big Data, Analytics and in-memory computing. Luisa is currently leading GTM with Startups for EMEA as well as at the global level within SAP Startup Focus, to nurture, accelerate and recommend investment in next generation startups’ offerings based on market potential and transformational technology – the SAP HANA platform. She joined the Market Enablement and GTM in the program in 2013. Directly influencing the success an
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