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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

March 20th 2014:Startups and High Tech: A Distinct Advantage, Part 2

Today’s buzz: High-Tech. Today’s lean-and-mean startups have the advantage of being well-positioned to adopt and scale high-tech innovations. But they have to carefully choose which innovations to adopt and which to offer. The experts speak. Ron Wessels, SAP: “Entrepreneurs need to live their passion yet maintain their balance. Beware that entrepreneurs tend to worship their work, work at their play, and play at their worship. This approach is out of balance and will not lead to fulfillment” (R. Wessels with Chuck Swindoll). Dan Somers, Warwick Analytics: “The philosophical problem with

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Ron Wessels

Ron Wessels is the Global Alliances lead for the SAP Startup Focus. He has spent 15 of the last 20 years working in or for startups. In 2001, Ron formed a consulting practice, Kynergy LLC, that worked with an angel fund vetting startup opportunities and consulting to funded startups. Most recently he served Cisco Systems as the AT&T Sr. Program Manager in the Service Provider Customer Experience 3.0 group. Ron has served as a senior marketing and sales executive for venture capital backed startups, including two ventures backed by Sequoia Capitol. From 1994-99, he served CKS and USWeb/CKS, a leading Integrated Marketing Communications and Professional Services company, as Director and then G
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Dan Somers

Dan Somers is currently co-founder and CEO of Warwick Analytics, where he leads the business development. Since 2009, Dan has also been an angel investor and a partner at Boundary Capital, an early-stage technology venture capital fund. Prior to that he was the founder and CEO of videoconferencing provider VC-Net, which he started in 2000, and exited in 2011 in a trade sale. Prior becoming an entrepreneur, Dan began his career as a management consultant for LEK Consulting after graduating from Cambridge University in Chemical Engineering with a diploma in Management Studies. He has won and been shortlisted for numerous entrepreneurial awards, including a finalist for Entrepreneur of the Yea
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Balaji TT

Balaji TT, CTO of Saggezza, is responsible for the Big Data Logistics Suite of products. Prior to Saggezza, he worked for APIGEE and ran Product Management. Before that, Balaji ran a virtual CTO consulting organization helping several Silicon Valley upstarts, startups, and enterprise customers. Previously, Balaji was Sr. VP of Technology at Cymbal (Patini Computers). In his many years in Silicon Valley, he has led strategic initiatives for companies like Netscape, Ariba, Selectica, TIBCO, Motorola, Cisco, 3,HP, Alcatel Lucent, and Blockbuster.
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