Data Republic has appointed Raju Bhupatiraju as head of sales to support the data sharing governance platform’s expansion into Asia Pacific.
In leveraging more than 20 years of in-market experience, Bhupatiraju is tasked with leading the provider’s growth strategy in Singapore and the wider region, with a focus on helping enterprise customers build data ecosystems.
Prior to joining Data Republic, Bhupatiraju worked with Hortonworks and Oracle, leading the enterprise adoption of emerging technologies such as applications, platform and engineered systems, in addition to cloud, analytics and big data solutions.
“Raju has been a trusted advisor to enterprise technology clients across the ASEAN region for many years,” said Danny Gilligan, co-founder and CEO of Data Republic. “He deeply understands the challenges companies face balancing innovation and data security in today’s global marketplace and how best to support our customer’s needs.
“Data Republic’s technology is already making an impact for Singaporean businesses and having Raju at the helm will boost the growth of the network of organisations who leverage Data Republic’s governance framework and technology.”
Data Republic has offices in Singapore, Sydney and LA, and is backed by Singtel Innov8, Singapore Airlines, ANZ, Reinventure, Qantas Loyalty, NAB Ventures, Qualgro and Ryder Innovation Fund.
“Data has become a huge asset for enterprise organisations, and I have seen first-hand how data-driven innovation is making its way up the priority list for business leaders,” Bhupatiraju added.
“Data Republic’s technology created by Danny and his team provides a comprehensive solution for organisations wanting to accelerate data exchange projects and leverage data internally and externally.
“I am excited to take this step into a scale up that has proven success in Singapore, Australia and the United States. I look forward to building the network of businesses across Asia Pacific who are transforming their business through data collaboration.”
Data Republic’s Senate Platform aims to enhance data sharing between organisations by providing “legal, governance and licensing workflows” for companies when sharing data. The business was also recently accepted into the Accreditation@SGD programme in Singapore.
“We consider Singapore to be a leading light market in the emerging data economy, combining progressive data policy with forward-thinking, innovative business leaders,” Gilligan added.