Maana CEO Babur Ozden to Speak at Corporate Venture Houston

The Leader in Accelerating Digital Industrial Transformation to Join Panel Discussing the Impact of Digital Technology on the Energy Sector

Palo Alto, Calif., October 26, 2017 – Maana, the pioneer of digital knowledge technology, today announced Babur Ozden, founder and CEO of Maana, will present on November 1, 2017, at Global Corporate Venturing’s first conference in Houston, Texas, “Corporate Venture Houston.” The conference, sponsored in part by London Environmental Investment Forum (leif), aims “to champion the resilience of the Houston-based and broader Texan venture capital and innovation industries.”

Ozden will participate as a member of a panel discussion: Energy meets digital – what happens next?

The panel features energy industry and investment experts, including:

  • AJ Abdallat, CEO, Beyond Limits (a portfolio company of BP Ventures)
  • Babur Ozen, CEO, Maana (a portfolio company of Chevron Technology Venture, Saudi Aramco Energy Ventures, Shell Technology Ventures, Intel Capital and others)
  • Jim Dechman, CEO, Veros Systems (a portfolio company of Chevron Technology Ventures, Shell Technology Ventures and others)
  • Introduced and moderated by Oleg Mikhailov, Partner and Managing Director, Boston Consulting Group

Increasingly, organizations that use data to solve problems in the oil and gas industry also offer the possibility of gains in the renewable energy sector. Venture capitalists from outside the energy industry are beginning to take notice, as large companies like Intel expand their investment wings into the sector. Geert van de Wouw, MD, Shell Technology Ventures, believes digital technology companies like Maana represent the “the logical center for innovation and entrepreneurship in the energy industry.”


About Maana:

Maana organizes the world’s industrial data and human expertise into digital knowledge to enable millions of experts to make better decisions affecting the global economy and human civilization.  Using our Knowledge Platform™ and its proprietary Computational Knowledge Graph™, Fortune Global 500 industrial companies drive answers to operational questions that direct the future. Operating internationally, Maana is a privately-held company with offices in Menlo Park, California; Bellevue, Washington; Houston, Texas; London, UK; and Dhahran, Saudi Arabia.


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