“With Parallels we have been able to launch new products very quickly. We would never have been able to get that scale with a proprietary system. The Parallels APAC Summit is an event you must attend particularly if you use the Parallels platform or if you aim to use it in the future. The networking side of the event is what Iget the most out of.”— Anthony Banek, OzHosting
“This is the best event in the hosting industry in Asia. Definitely worth the trip. If you have any part to play in the Asian hosting market, from the perspective of networking and understanding the dynamics of the Asian hosting market, it’s very necessary to be atthe event.”— Sandeep Ramchandani, ResellerClub and Logicboxes
“Parallels has helped us to grow our hosting business. We can meet a lot of companies in this region. The event is great — you can see the industry is growing and good to see everyone is using Parallels, the same products we are using. I would recommend this event to understand the roadmap of the industry.”— Nazman Fariz, Telekom Malaysia
“We come to Parallels APAC Summit for networking, looking for new partnerships, how we can help each other. Parallels is open to creating dialogue — they are not talking to us, they’re talking with us and we find that extremely valuable. We work closelywith Parallels in countriesthroughout Asia. I talked to everyone in the industry to encourage them to come — there’s a diversity of businesses and ideas. There aren’t enough events like this in this industry.”— Daryl Webb, Webvisions
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“IDC believes that the SMB-focused service provider approach is an important differentiator for Parallels. The company’s primary base of traditional hosters already serves this market, and a new group of potential customers (telcos, hardware resellers, IT distributors, and SaaS/Cloud service providers) is also showing increased interest in this market segment...”
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Mr. Beloussov is a successful self-made entrepreneur and business executive with an outstanding 15-year track record in building, growing and leading high-performing, multi-national high tech companies in North America, Europe and Asia. Since 2003, he has been the Chairman and CEO of Parallels, a global leader in virtualization and automation software for consumers, businesses and service providers. Under Mr. Beloussov’s leadership, Parallels has quickly grown to profitability and #1 market positions with its innovative desktop virtualization, OS containers and control panel product lines. He is also a Founder and major investor in Acronis, a global leader in storage management and disaster recovery software for consumers, SMBs and large enterprises. Previously, Mr. Beloussov co-founded and helped grow a PC manufacturing business to $150 million in revenue in less than 3 years, the S&W electronics company to over $500 million in only 8 years, and Solomon Software SEA — each of which has become profitable in the first year since inception. He holds a B.S. in Physics, an M.S. in Physics and Electrical Engineering with High Honors, and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology.
Craig Bartholomew brings 25+ years of experience in meeting customer needs with differentiated products. Prior to Parallels, Craig was a Partner-level General Manager at Microsoft, where he worked for 21 years before joining Parallels. At Microsoft, he started and led the Encarta project for many years, which produced over $1 billion in revenue for Microsoft over its lifespan. He then led server-based and web-based product development for the Education vertical at Microsoft. He is a graduate of Dartmouth College, and speaks Russian (more and more of it lately). He splits his time with Parallels 75% in Seattle and 25% in Russia. In his role, Craig leads the Development team and Product Management for Parallels Plesk Panel, Parallels Sitebuilder, and Parallels Customer & Business Manager. He also manages licensing (Key Administrator) and the company’s localization team. Craig has learned to appreciate the wonders of Siberia in Winter – which is quite nice with the appropriate clothing.
Mr. Melnikov currently manages the team of developers working on Parallels’s System Automation and Business Automation solutions. Previously, he architected and managed the HSPcomplete solution for nearly 3 years. Melnikov has in-depth knowledge and extensive experience in Internet technologies, Internet applications design and development, e-business and hosting automation solutions. He has managed several engineering projects for Parallels, including the release of version 2.8 of the Solomon IV software, the e-commerce application for Pervasive South East Asia. Under his management, Parallels’s Web portals ASPstreet.com and HSPstreet.com performed well within the target markets, giving rise to a powerful search engine. He holds a B.Sc. in Computer Science and a M.Sc. in Computer Science from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology.
Mr. Sharif leads product and program management for Parallels virtualization products, including Parallels Desktop, Workstation, Virtuozzo Containers, and Infrastructure Manager. Most recently, Mr. Sharif led product management for VMware’s core platform where he successfully converged development efforts on a single, superior architecture. Previously, Mr. Sharif held product management roles at Topspin Communications (acquired by Cisco) and Tasman Networks (acquired by Nortel), where he focused on data center design, high speed networking, and WAN access points. He started his technology career at Sun Microsystems. Mr. Sharif holds a bachelors degree in mathematics and philosophy from University of Texas at Austin and an MBA degree from UC Berkeley.
Mr. Zubarev is a founder and the president of Parallels’ Service Provider division worldwide including sales and operations for hosting and software-as-a-service (SaaS). Since the company’s founding in 1999, he has held multiple leadership roles within the company including chief operating officer, sales engineering, product marketing and business development. Zubarev has been instrumental in building the company from its start to today with more than 700 employees. Zubarev was also a founder of Acronis and helped establish the storage management company’s sales and marketing organizations in the United States. Previously, he handled product marketing for Pervasive Software and brought its first Linux product to market. Zubarev holds a degree in Computer Science and Mathematics from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology and an MBA from the University of San Francisco.
Warren is responsible for day-to-day operations, resource management, process improvement and corporate strategic planning for The Go Daddy Group, Inc. He oversees Information Technology, Information Security and Continuity Planning, Customer Care, Business Development, Human Resources and Policy Planning. Warren also heads up the Governance and Policy Committee, which is dedicated to oversight of Go Daddy’s standards and practices.
Warren joined Go Daddy after numerous senior positions in the technology market including CEO of NeoPlanet, a customer interaction software company where he established partnerships with Compaq, USA Networks, MTV, Universal Studios, New Line Cinema and others. Warren was also President of Strategic Relations at Network Associates (now McAfee) and Vice President of Business Development at Bigfoot, a leader in email communications and marketing automation technologies.
Prior to entering the private sector, Warren served as an officer in the Israel Defense Forces. He also spent six years in international relations at the Israeli Embassy in Washington, D.C., where he served as Chief of Public Affairs. During this time, Warren was a member of the media and communications team for Israel’s Delegation to Bilateral Peace Talks held in Washington, D.C. between 1991 and 1996. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and History from the University of Toronto. In his spare time, Warren enjoys using Twitter (@ASocialContract) and blogging (www.ASocialContract.com).
Birger started his professional career in 1992 as an oil trader at Norwegian Oil Trading, where he opened the company’s first office in the former Soviet Union. He joined McKinsey & Company in Norway in 1993. In 1996, he left McKinsey in to join his favourite client Schibsted ASA, a European media group, as Vice President of Business Development. In March 2000 he was named CEO of Scandinavia Online AB, the leading Nordic Internet portal, which was listed on the Stockholm and Oslo stock exchanges later that year. After selling the company in 2002, Birger briefly worked for the acquirer, Eniro AB, as Executive Vice President, Online and responsible for integrating the two companies.
Birger joined Microsoft in Norway in April 2002 as General Manager, Microsoft Norway. From October 2004 to June 2009, Birger was General Manager and Vice President, Microsoft Russia. During his tenure, Microsoft’s operations in Russia grew 10-fold in revenues, and Microsoft established representative offices in 23 cities from Kaliningrad to Vladivostok. In 2008, Microsoft Russia was named Russia’s “Best Employer’’ by the Wall Street Journal/Hewitt Associates. From June 2009 to August 2010, Birger served as Vice President of SMB & Distribution at Microsoft Corp. in Redmond, where his team drove Microsoft’s global SMB segment sales, marketing and distribution strategy.
Birger holds a Master of Science degree in Computer Science and Industrial Engineering from the Norwegian Institute of Technology in Trondheim. He also holds a degree in Russian Language and received his MBA from INSEAD in France. Birger was named ‘’Best Top Manager” in the Russian IT industry by Kommersant/Russian Association of Managers in 2008.
Prior to SoftLayer, Mr. Crosby spent five years with The Planet as Chief Operations Officer where he managed all operations including sales, provisioning, product selection, managed services, application development, engineering, information security, business development, and legal departments. Serving in prior executive management roles at Catalog.com and Dallas Internet, he brings extensive experience in leadership and management skills coupled with extensive technical skills in software and hardware environments. Mr. Crosby holds bachelor's degrees in Finance and Management, a MS in Finance and MBA from Tarleton State University, a part of the Texas A&M University System, and a JD from Texas Wesleyan School of Law. Mr. Crosby is a licensed attorney in the State of Texas and an active member of the State Bar of Texas.
Chris Morris is Research Director at IDC’s Asia/Pacific Practice Group with responsibility for Global Service Delivery and Business Services research, based in Sydney. Chris is also IDC’s regional lead analyst for Cloud computing programs.
In his role, Chris leads in further growing the IT Services research business by identifying and penetrating emerging markets, bringing thought leadership content and advisory expertise to IDC as well as IDC’s clients in the region. Within the Practice group, he drives the business development efforts, delivers custom research projects for IDC clients and works closely with IDC’s Consulting group to project manage and provide advice in strategic engagements.
Chris comes to IDC with more than 15 years of extensive IT research and over than 30 years of industry experience. Prior to joining IDC in 2007, Chris worked as an independent IT industry researcher and consultant for 6 years. Some of his key clients include the Australian Taxation Office, the University of New South Wales (UNSW) as well as vendor organizations such as Microsoft, Network Appliance and Sun Microsystems. Prior to 2002, he was Gartner’s Group Vice President and Director of Research for the Asia/Pacific region with full responsibilities ranging from business development to research delivery to client engagement activities. At the time of his recruitment in 1992, Chris was the first research analyst in the Asia/Pacific region for the organization. Previously, he worked for a number of technology vendors including Fujitsu, Hitachi Data Systems and Memorex Telex in a variety of technical, product marketing and management roles. Chris holds a Bachelor of Engineering from UNSW.
Darren Pleasance is a Partner in McKinsey & Company's Silicon Valley office and the leader of the Firm's North American TMT Sales and Marketing practice as well as the leader of McKinsey’s global Small and Medium Business (SMB) Practice. During his career, Darren has worked across a broad range of industries including high-tech, telecom, retail, and financial services with a focus on go-to-market strategy and information-based marketing. Mr. Pleasance is also a core member of McKinsey's global Cloud initiative and regularly consults with clients on the implications of the Cloud on their business practices and go-to-market strategies.
As a founding member of LogicBoxes, Sandeep has been instrumental in taking the business from conception to market leadership. He currently provides strategic direction and tactical assistance on all activities related to the company´s growth and expansion. With over 200 successful ICANN Accreditations over 6 years, Sandeep is considered an expert in this subject. He is also known an active participant in the GNSO Registrar constituency, where he represents the interests of 80+ Registrar clients. Sandeep´s allegiance to the Directi group dates over 7 years to when he joined ResellerClub as an account manager. Today, he continues to be heavily involved in the executive decision making process on all matters related to the group´s strategy and new business initiatives. After obtaining his graduation in Management Studies, Sandeep co-founded Linklabs, a digital marketing firm. In less than 2 years, Linklabs organically grew to 25 people and serviced some of India´s fortune 500s.
Ms. Johnston is the responsible for driving awareness and demand for the market leading desktop virtualization product and for the entire business product portfolio selling into small, medium and large businesses. Previously, she was Vice President of Marketing and Sales Operations at Symantec Corporation where her primary directive was to enable the organization to increase productivity, extend the brand and exceed results. Her accomplishments include bringing new products to market, increasing customer satisfaction in customer engagements, and driving demand generation programs that have yielded 4x the industry average response rate and more than a 10 to 1 return. Prior to this role at Symantec, she was the Vice President of product marketing and campaigns, and brings 19 years of experience in the high tech industry, working across multiple customer segments ranging from consumer, mid market, and large enterprise. She started her career in the high tech consumer business as a member of the engineering team at Peter Norton Computing, Inc. Kim holds a bachelors degree in Mathematics/Economics from the University of California, Santa Barbara, is a member of the Chief Marketing Council and a frequent speaker at industry events on best practices in marketing.
Eugenio Ferrante is the Director of Customer Satisfaction and Knowledge for Parallels. He joined Parallels in 2009 as Business Manager to the CEO and after one year moved to his current role. Previously, Eugenio was at the Bain & Company, a leading management consulting firm, where he helped clients in Italy, India, Canada and the U.S. across a variety of industries including technology, telecom and private equity. Eugenio holds a degree in Business Administration from Universita’ Bocconi and an MBA from Washington University in St. Louis.
Michael Zung has over 12 years experience working in digital marketing for technology providers, agencies, and marketers, after working in corporate finance for 8 years. Mike currently heads up Bite Communications digital practice in Asia Pacific, serving clients like Parallels, HP, Skype, Coach, Marriott, and Toys R Us for their digital marketing and communications needs. Previous to Bite, Mike served as senior vice president in HSBC's Asia Pacific personal banking services, where he launched and headed up HSBC Direct in Taiwan and was responsible for the growth of HSBC Direct in Korea and Taiwan, the first "branchless bank" in both countries. Prior to HSBC, he founded OneXeno, a regional digital marketing consultancy based in Hong Kong that was subsequently acquired by Bite Communications in 2010. Mike first came to Asia 10 years ago, working for DoubleClick, where he served in various positions including managing director for North Asia. Mike helped found the Asia Digital Marketing Association in 2002, and is a regular contributor to ClickZ.asia, where he writes a monthly column about social media and digital marketing trends. He holds an MBA from New York University, an MA from University of Washington, and a BA from William and Mary.
Rendy founded Qwords.com web hosting in 2005 while he was still an undergraduate at the School of Business & Management Bandung Institute of Technology (Indonesia). The business started as a value hosting company as a way to introduce low cost hosting to the Indonesian market. In 2007, Rendy remodeled Qwords.com to focus on online marketing in the city of Bandung. This proved to be a success and Rendy expanded the business to the capital city of Jakarta in 2010.
Agatha Poon has been a market research professional for 12 years, and has been a regular speaker at numerous professional gatherings and industry events, including PTC, CommunicAsia, BrightTalk and Cloud Computing Expo. Agatha joined Tier1 Research in April 2010, bringing expertise in cloud computing and enterprise network migration strategies. She is instrumental in our overall global consulting and research activities, with a particular focus on the enterprise segment. She closely follows the strategies, business models, and coverage of the leading global and regional telecom carriers and managed service providers as they relate to their cloud computing strategies.
Prior to joining Tier1 Research, Agatha was a Senior Analyst at Yankee Group for more than 10 years, tracking a wide range of research topics including managed services, IP telephony, WAN optimization, application acceleration, cloud computing deployment models and cloud management solutions. Before Yankee, she worked as a Research Analyst in Frost & Sullivan's Telecommunications Service group, where she primarily focused on network access technologies. Agatha has a high degree of familiarity with the Greater China and Japanese markets, having spent time in these areas during her career.
Agatha holds a BA and an MBA in Marketing from Ohio University. She was awarded a full scholarship for the MBA program. In addition to her native Cantonese, Agatha speaks English and Mandarin fluently.
Dennis Ang has been with Hewlett-Packard for the past 10 years in various sales and business management roles and is currently responsible for business development of the Hyper-Scale segment , that includes the fast-growth High-Performance Computing (HPC) and Service Provider markets. Dennis works closely with customers, partners and local country teams in the Asia-Pacific Region to develop Hyper-Scale opportunities and solutions to meet the increasing demand within the Region.
Subra Shankhar is Director of Enterprise Solution Sales in APAC. In this role Subra is responsible for Intel’s strategy and execution in the commercial enterprise and government IT business. This involves direct relationships with G2000 businesses in APAC and all major government IT decision makers. Prior to this role Subra was the Managing Director of Intel Solution Services. Subra is also an active speaker on behalf Intel in various forums on latest enterprise computing trends. Subra has over two decades of industry experience most of it in Asia Pacific wide responsibilities in the software and solutions space. Prior to joining Intel, Subra was the Senior Vice-president for a FSI software and solutions company. Over the years Subra has held senior sales & business unit management positions at Autodesk, Computer Associates and Groupe Bull where he successfully led these companies to new businesses in APAC.
He holds a B.S. in Mathematics and a Master’s degree in Computer Science and Business Management.
Philip Meyer has been with Microsoft for over 20 years and is currently responsible for hosting solutions in the Australian marketplace. His role is to help Service Providers enhance business and consumer offerings with software solutions based on the full range of Microsoft servers and applications licensed on under a "Pay As You Go" monthly subscription model called SPLA.
Past roles at Microsoft have included being the first Product Manager for Windows NT and SQL Server in Australia, Sales Management of the Internet and Application Developer Business Units, and Business Development around Browsers, Web Servers, Broadband, Internet TV and Mobile.
Prior to his move to Hong Kong, Dzienciol was the senior director, Enterprise Sales and Partners for Symantec in the Pacific region. In this role, Dzienciol was responsible for driving sales and operations in the enterprise and partner business across ANZ and served as one of the senior leaders for the overall Symantec business in this region. In this role, Dzienciol achieved tremendous business growth for Symantec and was instrumental in establishing Symantec as a leading provider of security and storage solutions
Dzienciol has also served as the Director, Partner Sales, ANZ and was responsible for leading the local partner business and developing Symantec’s local channel strategy for more than 3,000 partners and resellers. Prior to heading the local partner business, Dzienciol was Symantec's Director, Strategic Accounts, ANZ and was responsible for developing and implementing the strategic direction for many ofANZ’s largest financial services and telecommunications businesses.
Prior to the Symantec-VERITAS software merger, Dzienciol held a number of sales and channel management positions within VERITAS. Having spent more than 10 years with the company, Dzienciol helped grow the Pacific business from three employees to more than 900 employees today.
Prior to joining VERITAS, Dzienciol worked for one of Australia’s largest information technology companies for a number of years. He also spent several years in the United States working in the enterprise storage and networking market.
David Dzienciol is the Vice President of Channels and Small and Midsized Business (SMB) in Asia Pacific and Japan (APJ). Based in Hong Kong, Dzienciol reports to Bernard Kwok, Senior Vice President for APJ Sales and is responsible for the Channels, Global Strategic Partnership (GSP) and SMB business strategies. Dzienciol is also responsible for establishing the relevant infrastructure and programs that drive market share and revenue growth for these businesses. He is known in APJ as a thought leader on c issues and has a deep focus on driving growth through new partners including MSP’s and Cloud providers.
His responsibility covers expansion of NEC’s IT/NW Platform business in Asia Pacific. He began his career at NEC Corporation in April 1987 as a member of Global Marketing Unit engaged in the worldwide marketing of IT platform products. After then, he had been charging NEC server business in APAC for 15 years. As a result of his experience, he is one of the best professional person of NEC in APAC biz.
Laguna, born 1964, was co-founder of Open-Xchange and chairman of the board until he took over responsibility as CEO in January 2008. Laguna was crucial to Open-Xchange’s extention to Software as a Service in 2006. He also formed the partnership with the world’s largest web host by known servers, 1&1 Internet AG.
Laguna worked as a business angel and consultant of software technology for several Venture Capital Funds. From 2002 to 2004, Laguna was crucial to the investment and the successful sale of SUSE Linux to Novell. From 2003 to 2006, he managed as chairman the turnaround of bäurer AG until its acquisition by Sage. Laguna acts as board member for asknet AG and comparis.ch.