SAP Startup Focus

sap-startup-focus-logo.gifCome to the SAP Startup Forum featuring Sanjay Macwan, SVP/CTO at NBC Universal. This will be an evening of networking with like-minded leaders focused on analytics, big data trends and technologies, as well as discussing the needs and gaps in the industry, followed by ideas of where big data is heading.

We are looking for promising startups interested in exploring and developing solutions on top of the enterprise application platform SAP HANA. By handling massive volumes of structured and unstructured data entirely in its in-memory database, SAP HANA enables applications and analytics to execute their data intense operations right where data resides. In doing so, SAP HANA helps customers to achieve performance improvements of up to 100,000 times compared to traditional, disk-based databases while running non-disruptively alongside the existing technology landscape. Learn more on SAP HANA.


Speaker: Sanjay Macwan, SVP/CTO at NBC Universal


Sanjay Macwan serves as Senior Vice President & Chief Technology Officer, Media Labs, NBCUniversal.  In this role, Mr. Macwan leads Media Labs, an organization within NBCUniversal dedicated to working with academic research groups, start-up companies, and the global venture capital community to accelerate technology innovations and to help develop new business models for the company’s content delivery businesses. Mr. Macwan is based at the NBCUniversal Technology Center in Englewood Cliffs, NJ.

Prior to joining NBCUniversal, Mr. Macwan served as Vice President, AT&T Chief Technology Office and headed the CTO Technology Council which incubated highly successful programs such as AT&T Foundry, a series of innovation centers that collaborate with global technology start-ups and the VC community; The Innovation Pipeline (TIP), an industry leading innovation platform; and the team that was responsible for strategic analysis of key ecosystems of web, ad/search, communications, social networks, and content.

During his career with AT&T, Mr. Macwan held a number of technology and innovation roles spanning areas of mobility, cloud, multimedia, Internet Architecture, and large scale Application Development.  In his last role, he led a team of 400 engineers and technologists focused on mobility, cloud, enterprise, emerging services, and security.

He first joined AT&T Labs in 1992 as a software developer and subsequently held positions of increasing responsibilities including Group Manager of a large software development team, and lead Internet Architect for AT&T’s WorldNet ISP where his team architected the then industry first email service on mobile phones called PocketNet. From 2009 to 2012 he was Assistant Vice President, Technology Innovations, and from 2008 to 2009 he was Assistant Vice President, Multimedia, Mobility, and Security R&D Center.

Mr. Macwan is on a Technology Advisory Council of KPCB, a top global VC firm based in Silicon Valley, and on an Industry Advisory Board with Ericsson. He has also served on the advisory boards of the Georgia Tech Information Security Center, National Association of State CIOs (NASCIO), and successful startups such as Arcturus and Mu Dynamics (acquired by Spirent).

Mr. Macwan holds 14 patents, and has an additional 25 patent applications in process.

He holds a BS degree in Electrical Engineering, and an MS in Computer Science from Polytechnic University in NY. He is also a graduate of the ASIS/Security Executive Development Program from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania and has earned an MBA PowerPak from Northeastern University.


Moderator: Mark Noronha, Global Lead Startup Engagement at SAP Startup Focus


Mark Noronha is the Americas Lead for Startup Engagement at the SAP Startup Focus Program, working with the entire startup community including startups, accelerators and incubators, venture firms, and universities. Mark’s role is to identify and engage with those building the Real Time world – a world based on Big Data and predictive and real time analytics products and solutions. In a career spanning almost 20 years, Mark has held various leadership roles in large, medium and small businesses including IBM, TATA Consultancy Services, and Wipro Technologies. His diverse set of global experiences includes creating, transforming, and managing organizations and teams across various industry sectors including design, Internet, technology, manufacturing, and retail. Mark is also a co-founder of Raaya Design, an innovation and design firm based in San Francisco.



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September 11, 2014 at 6:30pm - 9:30pm

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