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10 Sep 2013

IDA and Cloud Expo Asia Collaborate to Drive Cloud Growth in the Region

SINGAPORE, 10 September 2013 ? In an effort to spur the cloud computing industry and drive adoption of cloud services, Cloud Expo Asia announced today that the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) will be co-organizing CloudAsia 2013 in November, co-located with Cloud Expo Asia 2013. The event will be a platform for Cloud Expo Asia and IDA to work together to position Singapore as a regional hub for next-generation cloud computing development and adoption.

?CloudAsia as a conference will feature sharing of experiences, issues and challenges by user organisations and thought leaders in the cloud computing space. The event represents part of our efforts to enhance the vibrancy and growth of Singapore's infocomm sector through the development of a cloud ecosystem,? said Dr Lee Hing Yan, Director, National Cloud Computing Office, IDA.

Organised by Cloud Expo Asia Pte. Ltd., a subsidiary of CloserStill Media, Cloud Expo Asia aims to be the leading event in Asia focused on the cloud computing ecosystem for senior ICT decision makers and the cloud industry. Also, the newly launched Data Centre World Asia will be running alongside the event. These events will give thought leaders in the industry a forum to come together in order discuss the potential opportunities and challenges of a fast-growing industry in Asia Pacific.

?We are looking forward to work with IDA to help drive awareness for cloud computing in the region. Cloud Expo Asia will be the preeminent cloud computing event in the region in order to help support and further accelerate the growth of the industry,? said Andy Center, CEO, CloserStill Media.

Cloud Expo Asia and CloudAsia will feature over 140 speakers including global thought leaders in cloud computing and more than 50 case studies from real practitioners. The event's world-class conference programme will feature over nine dedicated theatres which are defined by both discipline and technology such as Security & Governance, Virtualisation & Infrastructure and Big Data & Analytics.

Keynote speakers will feature C-Level executives from major IT companies and the industry. Confirmed speakers include John Considine, Chief Technology Officer, Verizon; Steve Lee, Chief Technology Officer, Changi Airport; Par Botes, Chief Technology Officer, EMC; Ramesh Narayanaswamy, Chief Information Officer of Singapore Post; Scott Singer, Chief Information Officer, Rio Tinto, Pak Lum Mock, Chief Technology Officer, Starhub and Doug Farber, Managing Director, Google APAC among many others.

Cloud Expo Asia will be able to extend the reach of the event to large enterprises, the public sector and the start-up community in the region. As part of the partnership, IDA's CloudAsia conference will be co-located with Cloud Expo Asia.

Cloud Expo Asia will also house exhibitions from more than 100 leading suppliers such as EMC, SingTel, Salesforce, SoftLayer, Symantec, Digital Realty, Savvis, IBM and Telstra. Registration for the event is now open, with attendance being completely free of charge.

Cloud Expo Asia is set to be the leading event in Asia for senior IT decision makers in client side organisations and the cloud computing industry. CloserStill Media has a history of success, with Cloud Expo Europe winning the Association of Event Organisers (AEO) Best Trade Show Award 2013 for a two successive years.

About Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore:

The mission of the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) is to develop information technology and telecommunications within Singapore with a view to serve citizens of all ages and companies of all sizes. IDA does this by actively supporting the growth of innovative technology companies and start-ups in Singapore, working with leading global IT companies as well as developing excellent information technology and telecommunications infrastructure, policies and capabilities for Singapore. For more news and information, visit www.ida.gov.sg.

Speaking in the CloudAsia conference will be Joe Weinman, Senior VP Cloud Services & Srategy, Telx, Khoong Hock Yun, Assistant Chief Executive, IDA Singapore, Woo-Han Kim, President, National Computing and Information Agency, Dr Ge Yu Julia, Scientist, Institute for Information Research, Hideyuki Tokuda, Professor, Keio University, Takuro Yonezawa, Professor, Keio University, Pratik Pandya, IT Buisnes Analyst ? Business Intelligence and Group Customer Analytics, Great Eastern Life Assurance, Mark Lim, IT Director, Tiger Airways, Keith Besgrove, First Assistant Secretary, Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy.

Please click here to register for your FREE ticket to Cloud Expo Asia.

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