Blockchain-As-A-Service Platform Data Gumbo Hires Sergio Tuberquia As Chief Commercial Officerbr>
Blockchain-as-a-Service (BaaS) platform Data Gumbo has hired Sergio A. Tuberquia as its new Chief Commercial Officer.
Headquartered in Houston, Texas, Data Gumbo is the Blockchain-as-a-Service (BaaS) company creating a massively interconnected blockchain network for industrial companies, including oil and gas. It recently raised $6 million in a Series A equity funding round co-led by Saudi Aramco Energy Ventures, the venture subsidiary of Saudi Aramco, and Equinor Technology Ventures, the venture subsidiary of Equinor, Norway’s leading energy operator.
Tuberquia has more than 20 years experience in enterprise software sales, and architecting and implementing Smart Oilfield solutions. Tuberquia was founder and CEO of Equipcast, a machine learning-based smart oilfield solution that provides production optimization. Before Equipcast, Tuberquia led the go-to-market strategy for GE Oil & Gas Predix-based Field Vantage Solutions Americas, GE Intelligent Platforms for Oil & Gas, and Rolls-Royce Gas Turbine Systems PEHM (Predictive Equipment Health Management) for Oil & Gas, implementing one of the industry’s first offshore smart oilfield reliability-centered solutions.
Tuberquia also implemented the first-in-kind Digital Offshore project that delivered 20-25 percent reduction in lost production volume at Rolls-Royce Gas Turbine Systems, and participated in key growth areas of a dot.com startup that had an exit of $255 million at PentaSafe. He is an active member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers and the International Association of Drilling Contractors.
“As our new capital is being used to expand our commercial blockchain network, we are also expanding our internal teams to support our rapid global growth,” said Andrew Bruce, Chief Executive Officer of Data Gumbo. “With Sergio joining to lead revenue efforts, this will further our company’s mission to help oil and gas companies – and ultimately all industries – realize greater efficiencies and cost savings in the supply chain. Sergio’s mix of startup technology and oil and gas industry experience will greatly benefit Data Gumbo and its customers as the industry moves into digital oilfield solutions like blockchain.”
Tuberquia said that Data Gumbo enabled the first application of blockchain technology in the offshore drilling industry, and is full steam ahead to continue to improve the bottom line of oil and gas companies with application of our BaaS network.
“I’m looking forward to working with Data Gumbo, the premier innovators in the oil and gas industry dedicated to breaking new digital ground in the supply chain,” said Tuberquia.