Cloud Expo Asia and Data Centre World Asia 2014 welcome over 9,000 delegates in second year
Singapore, 31 October 2014 ? Over 9,000 international delegates packed the two-day Cloud Expo Asia and Data Centre World Asia 2014 events in Singapore ? almost doubling last year's attendees. In its second year in the Asian market, the event brought together leading suppliers, manufacturers, investors and influential industry leaders at the Suntec Exhibition Centre on the 29th and 30th October 2014. Co-located at the same venue was CloudAsia, co-organised with the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA).
Cloud Expo Asia 2014 hosted an enviable line-up of 200 conference speakers and over 200 international brands.
Highlights at the second day of the event included an opening address from Professor Roy Campbell, Head of Computer Science at the University of Illinois, in the Cisco Keynote theatre. Campbell emphasised the crucial role academia has to play in educating the next generation of cloud professionals. He explained that the introduction of MOOC cloud-specific courses would help widen understanding and enthusiasm for these emerging technologies.
The second day also included packed sessions in the Security and Governance Theatre. An expert line-up discussed how to effectively manage cloud security strategy, mitigating advanced threats, and deploying new technologies to deliver intelligence and visibility.
The Big Data and Analytics conference stream also attracted great enthusiasm from delegates. Raju Chellam, Head of Cloud and Big Data at Dell, spoke to an audience of CIOs highlighting the benefits of ABC (Analytics, BYOD & Cloud) to fully empower their businesses.
Exhibitors at Data Centre World Asia included leading regional and international brands such as Dell, Cisco, Huawei, Datwyler, Panduit, Brocade and Pacnet, and many others, all sharing their expertise on a range of topics including infrastructure, power, cooling, and consultation.
?The event has been a huge success: 96% of the exhibition space from this year has been rebooked for 2015, 12 months before the next event is even due to take place,? said Phil Nelson, Commercial Director at CloserStill Media.
Cloud Expo Asia and Data Centre World Asia will return to the Suntec Exhibition Centre next year on the 28th and 29th October.
Ankur Gupta, Sears Holdings Corporation, IT Director of Big Data
?This event has allowed a great introduction to the Asian market. I've come away with many learnings and connections from the community here. There has been a strong enthusiasm around Big Data from my audiences over the two days eager to learn more and explore new approaches.?
Roy Campbell, University of Illinois, Professor of Computer Sciences
?It is such a unique event which captures the real notion of cloud. My fellow speakers have been of high quality, and it has been great to present among true role models in the industry. The delegate workforce also looks noticeably strong with a wide range of professionals keen to update their skills. The Asian market is a particularly rich environment for cloud and it has been clear through this event that the region is fully committed to the acceleration of these emerging technologies.?
Softlayer, Namrata Kapur, Senior Marketing Manager
?This year has been a really effective show for us. The high quality of the crowd that the event has drawn validates us being involved. The organisers' marketing team have made sure that the word gets out, not only keeping in touch with exhibitors but also making sure they promote the event effectively. This relationship is something I don't come across in many other events.?
Citihub consulting, Chris Allison, Managing Director
?It's been great to see how much the event has grown since last year. We have seen a great increase in the number of end user clients interested in our services, particularly from the financial sector. We have managed to secure relationships with a number of clients that we have been looking forward to meeting through the event.?
Brocade, Michelle Chooi, Regional Marketing Manager (APAC)
?This year's event has attracted a great number of both vendors and delegates ? we have been highly impressed with the size. The organisers have also helped us out with publicity and have attracted the right audience to make this a really successful show.?
Eugene Young, Senior IT Manager, SASA Singapore
?It is a really effective and informative show. I have found it particularly useful for comparing colocation services. I have had a great experience this year, and I will definitely be back next year.?
Judy Khoo, YS One
?Great show. I have enjoyed the presentations and the whole event feels seamlessly organised. The key for me was finding out more information about updates for our data centre ? and the event has definitely delivered in that respect.?
E Yan Lim, IT Manager, Singapore Organisation of Seamen
?This is my second year at the event. It is always very useful for updates on current technologies. This year I have found the Big Data and Analytics conference stream especially useful for our current projects. I will be back for more next year.?
About Cloud Expo Asia:
Cloud Expo Asia is set to be the leading cloud computing event in Asia for senior IT decision makers in client side organisations and the cloud industry. It will be the region's largest gathering of the cloud ecosystem, with an international conference programme of over 200 speakers and 100 exhibitors. There will also be over 50 case studies presented for best practice sharing on topics such as Security & Governance, Virtualisation & Infrastructure, Big Data & Analytics and many others.
For more information, visit www.cloudexpoasia.com/.
About CloserStill Media:
CloserStill Media specialises in professional events chiefly in the healthcare and technology markets. Its portfolio includes some of UK's fastest-growing and award winning events including The Pharmacy Show, The London Vet Show, The Dentistry Show and as well as Cloud Expo Europe. Cloud Expo Asia is CloserStill Media's first venture into Asia Pacific as it starts to develop its footprint in the region. Having delivered unparalleled quality and relevant audiences for all its exhibitions, CloserStill Media has won awards from the Association of Exhibition Organisers for the Best Launch Exhibition (2010) and for the Best Trade Exhibition (2012 and 2013). They have also won the Exhibition News Award for the Best Marketing in 2011 and 2013, and best trade show in 2013.
For more information, visit www.closerstillmedia.com.
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