Tag: Asia Pacific

Avaya appoints Nidal Abou-Ltaif to lead Europe, Middle East & Africa, and Asia-Pacific

Nidal-Abou-Ltaif-avaya-300x300Avaya has appointed Nidal Abou-Ltaif as President for Europe, Middle East & Africa (MEA), and Asia-Pacific (APAC). He will drive Avaya’s “customer-first” solution innovation ethos and outcome-based approach, and help customers achieve their digital transformation goals.

Pierre-Paul Allard, Senior Vice-President, Worldwide Sales and President, Global Field Operations, Avaya, said, “Nidal has a significant history of success, a recognized people focus, a fierce passion for winning, and a track-record in helping governments and businesses use technology to make a real difference in people’s lives. In this new role, his expertise and experience will prove invaluable in a market environment where change is the only constant. Together with his strong regional leadership team, he has built an impressive culture of engagement, inclusive of customers, partners and employees. His personal, high-touch interactions with customers create excellent business value, which in turn drives strong market demand for Avaya.”Read more

A10 Networks names Song Tang Yih new Vice-President of Asia-Pacific Sales


A10 Networks has appointed Song Tang Yih as Vice-President of Asia-Pacific (AP) Sales. Song will utilize his extensive sales and executive leadership experience to further expand A10’s global sales operations, including channel and regional divisions. He will also be responsible for developing new and existing C-level customer relationships and will report directly to Ray Smets, Vice-President of Worldwide Sales.

“We are pleased to welcome Song to the A10 Networks team. He has a great reputation as a sales leader, building strong customer connections and enabling internal teams to reach new goals and attain maximum results,” said Ray Smets, Vice-President of Worldwide Sales of A10 Networks.

“A10 Networks has an exceptional technology portfolio as well as a strong management team comprised of notable industry veterans. I am very pleased to be joining the A10 Networks team and look forward to all that we will accomplish together,” said Song Tang Yih, Vice-President Asia-Pacific Sales, A10 Networks.
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Cisco collaborates with Videocon d2h over advanced video solutions

cisco-and-videocone-150x150Cisco has announced that Videocon d2h will deploy advanced video solutions from the Cisco Videoscape product portfolio to enable it to deliver an innovative, high-quality television viewing experience to its customers. Cisco will collaborate with Videocon d2h to create an infrastructure that supports advanced services like 4K, OTT (Over the Top), VOD (Video on Demand), multi-screen video and multi-room DVR (Digital Video Recorder), on a high-definition platform.

Sue Taylor, Vice-President – Sales, Asia-Pacific, Cisco Service Provider Video Software Solutions, said, “Our mission is to continuously partner with operators who value innovation and strive to offer a wide range of differentiated and superior video experiences to their subscribers. Our expertise in the successful rollout of high-end features and services will enable Videocon d2h to deliver video in more exciting, more engaging and more impactful ways.”

Saurabh Dhoot, Director, Videocon d2h, said, “We pride ourselves in being a frontrunner in bringing futuristic technologies to India, some of which are yet to be experienced in even the most advanced countries. Our collaboration with Cisco will present our customers with the latest and best technology in the DTH industry and will introduce them to a whole new range of next-gen applications. We believe that this partnership will redefine the overall viewing experience through our varied product portfolios and service offerings. We continuously endeavour to provide top-quality services to our consumers.”

As the pay-TV market leader in India and Asia-Pacific, Cisco is at the forefront of changing the way people experience TV entertainment through its leading Videoscape platform, which offers best-in-class content management and exceptional user interface capabilities. Cisco Videoscape enables consistent video experiences across multiple devices, including TVs, tablets, PCs, mobile phones and gaming consoles. Cisco and Videocon d2h are uniquely positioned to offer an immersive video experience coupled with an array of value-added services and applications on multiple screens.

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SAP Marks 25 Years in Asia Pacific

SAP Marks 25 Years in Asia PacificSAP SE has announced its plans to expand innovation capabilities in Singapore with an SAP Innovation Center by the end of 2014, focusing on delivering breakthrough innovations around Smart Cities, Industry 4.0, Healthcare and Digital Consumers.

In an increasingly networked economy powered by smart devices, the SAP Innovation Center aims to foster local economic opportunities by identifying untapped market and customer needs and creating new innovative, user-centric products. This involves co-innovation with SAP customers and partners as well as research collaboration with local universities. Further fuelling the startup ecosystem, the center will provide local startups with the latest technologies and offer market access to expand their reach.

“While our technology is very sophisticated, it actually delivers a dramatically simplified IT landscape that benefits our customers,” said Rob Enslin, Executive Board Member and President of Global Customer Operations at SAP. “It ties in with our ‘run simple’ philosophy, which includes simplifying our products and by extension, makes it easier for customers to take advantage of SAP technologies. In line with our vision to improve lives, this SAP Innovation Center will deliver a constant stream of innovative software solutions to tackle the great challenges of our time.”

SAP is also tapping on the increasingly vibrant IT ecosystem across the region to identify ideas at an early stage and leverage access to a large pool of the brightest young talent. Under the SAP University Alliances Student Entrepreneurship program, students can develop new solutions across SAP’s technologies leveraging in-memory platform SAP HANA, the SAP Mobile Platform and analytics capabilities. The students will gain access to these technologies, SAP experts, mentors and an entrepreneurship curriculum. Launched globally in March, the Student Entrepreneurship program was recently announced in Australia, Singapore and India and will be introduced in Japan and Korea later this year.

Asia Pacific to have 40% of Twitter worldwide users by 2018

Asia Pacific to have 40% of Twitter worldwide users by 2018


Twitter’s user base will increase 24.4% in 2014, according to eMarketer’s first-ever forecast of Twitter users worldwide. But what is even more surprising is that more than 40% of the Twitter users worldwide will be in Asia-Pacific alone by 2018. The user growth is expected to continue growing with double-digit gains through 2018, as eMarketer estimates, thus opening up significant opportunities for Twitter to increase its audience across emerging markets.

According to eMarketer, the number of Twitter users in Asia-Pacific has already eclipsed those in North America and Western Europe by a wide margin-even excluding China where there is a ban on the site. In 2014, the Asia-Pacific region will account for 32.8% of all Twitter users, compared with 23.7% in North America and by 2018, Asia-Pacific will break the 40% mark in terms of worldwide market share.

eMarketer’s latest forecast dissects Twitter’s total users by region and country based on an analysis of approximately 400 data points from more than 90 sources, including Twitter company releases, survey and traffic data from research firms and regulatory agencies, historical trends…..See More

Toshiya Matsuki is NEC’s CEO for Asia-Pacific

Toshiya Matsuki is NEC’s CEO for Asia-Pacific

NEC Asia Pacific has announced that Toshiya Matsuki has been appointed as the new Chief Executive Officer.

Toshiya Matsuki has over 30 years of overseas business experience since he joined NEC Corporation of Japan in 1983 and has held both executive and sales management positions during his career. His work experience spans from serving at the Jakarta Representative Office as Chief Representative for two years and NEC Europe Ltd as Deputy General Manager for four years. Matsuki later returned to NEC Corporation to assume position as the Deputy General Manager of Americas and EMEA Sales Division in 2010 and became the Vice-President of the International Sales and Operations Business Unit in 2011.

Prior to his appointment as the new CEO of NEC Asia Pacific, he is also the Associate Senior Vice-President of NEC Corporation since the beginning of April 2013.

With his new appointment and responsibilities, Matsuki said, “I am honoured to be leading the enterprising and experienced team at NEC Asia Pacific.  I am looking forward to this challenging position where we will continue to work closely with our NEC country affiliates in the Asia-Pacific region to cultivate and grow the NEC brand by bringing value, innovation and efficiency to our stakeholders.”

Matsuki replaces Kiyofumi Kusaka who has been leading NEC Asia Pacific……See More

HP Converged Cloud Solutions unveiled

HP Converged Cloud Solutions unveiled 

HP has announced new HP Converged Cloud solutions specifically for organizations in Asia-Pacific and Japan (APJ) to facilitate cloud adoption and simplify deployment to enhance business innovation and agility.


HP Converged Cloud is the industry’s first hybrid delivery approach and solution portfolio based on a common architecture that spans private, managed and public clouds as well as traditional IT.  New HP Converged Cloud offerings for APJ include HP CloudSystem Quick Start Kit and HP CloudSystem Solutions. 


The new offerings are built on HP CloudSystem, a core element of the HP Converged Cloud portfolio that aims to provide a complete, integrated and open platform that enables enterprises and service providers to build and manage services across private, managed and public cloud environments.