Luisa Silva Lead, EMEA Market Enablement, SAP Startup Focus, SAP
Maria Luisa Silva 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 part of EMEA regional leadership of SAP’s open innovation program, Startup Focus, to nurture, accelerate and recommend investment on next generation Startups offerings based on market potential and transformational technology – SAP HANA platform.
Luisa is directly responsible for Market Enablement and GTM in the program since 2013. In this role she has influenced the success and growth of high potential startups in the program portfolio, as well as supported dozens of millions Euros of revenue for SAP and involved startups just within last 18 months timeframe.
Program quick numbers 3800+ Startups active in the program; 230+ Validated Startup solutions distributed across all industries and LoB’s.
The buzz: “At The Hop” (Danny and the Juniors song, 1957). With the right music, startups and large enterprises can enjoy a mutually beneficial dance…
A talk radio and cable TV broadcast journalist since 1995, media producer / host Bonnie D. Graham created and launched SAP Coffee Break with Game-Changers Radio in Fall 2011. Since then, she has developed 20 additional themed Game-Changers radio series for SAP. On each episode, Bonnie moderates a panel of thought leaders, practitioners, journalists and / or educators from across the business spectrum and the globe, to share timely technology and strategy insights for businesses of all sizes, industries, geographies, and maturities. Bonnie is on the SAP Editorial Experience / News Services team. Follow her programs on Twitter #SAPRadio.
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