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Jan-Jaap Jager, Parallels, Vice President & General Manager Asia
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Agatha Poon, Research Manager, Global Cloud Computing
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Serguei Beloussov, Parallels, Chairman & CEO
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Jack Zubarev, Parallels, President, Service Provider Worldwide
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Jim Butler, Hosting Industry Market Development Manager, Microsoft Corporation
|12:25pm - 2:00pm||Lunch, sponsored by and Exhibition Hall Open|
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Warren Adelman, Go Daddy, President and Chief Operating Officer
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Bob Angus, Sr. Principal – VeriSign Partner Program
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Rafael Laguna, OpenXchange, Chief Executive Officer
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Alan Wan, Dell
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Tim Chua, HP, Business Development Director
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Craig Bartholomew, Parallels, Vice President, Panel Products
Amir Sharif, Parallels, Vice President, Server Virtualization Engineering
Oleg Melnikov, Parallels, Vice President, Automation Systems
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Closing/Thank youJan-Jaap Jager, Parallels, Vice President & General Manager Asia
|6:05pm - 7:30pm||Expo Reception, sponsored by |
|9:00pm - 11:00pm||Networking Event at Brewerkz, sponsored by|
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|11:30am - 12:30pm||Lunch|
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Simon Piff, Program Director, Enterprise Infrastructure, Practice Group, IDC Asia/Pacific
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Moderator: Michael Barnes, Vice President of Software & Asia Pacific Research, Springboard Research
Natalie Kong, PacHosting
Daryl Webb, Webvisions
Bhavin Turakhia, Founder & CEO, Directi
Michael McGoogan, CEO / Managing Director, AussieHQ
Jason Frisch, Founder / CEO, Tsukaeru.NET
|2:30pm - 5:00pm||Teambuilding event|
|8:00pm - 9:00pm||2010 Formula 1 Singtel Singapore Grand Prix Qualifying Races|
|12:00pm - 3:00pm||Networking Activity at Wave House|
|8:00pm - 10:00pm||2010 Formula 1 Singtel Singapore Grand Prix|
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 building strong teamwork to deliver differentiated products that meet customer needs. 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 B 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 Small Business Panel, Parallels Plesk Sitebuilder, and Parallels Plesk Billing.
Mr. Domo leads the technical strategy and architecture for all Parallels products. He previously held the positions of General Manager of SimpleDB as part of Amazon Web Services and Director of Enterprise Commerce Services at Amazon. As General Manager, he was responsible for the technical, operational and P&L aspects for SimpleDB. Amazon SimpleDB is the first cloud computing database creating a new database market category as part of the Amazon Web Services platform. As Director Enterprise Commerce Services at Amazon, Mr. Domo’s team launched seven Enterprise multi-channel ecommerce websites in the US and UK markets including bebe.com, Sears.ca, Mothercare.co.uk generating over million in annual GMS and million in annual revenue. Prior to joining Amazon, Mr. Domo held several senior engineering positions during his 14 year tenure within Microsoft Corporation. Mr. Domo was the Product Unit Manager for the Speech Server 2005 product that won several industry awards including Frost and Sullivan’s "Most Innovative Enterprise Infrastructure Product 2005". Prior to Speech Server, Mr. Domo was the divisional architect and Product Unit Leader for the bCentral web services platform within Microsoft. Prior to bCentral, Mr. Domo held several senior product engineering leadership roles within the SQL Server business unit. Mr. Domo holds a B.S. in Computer Science Engineering from Ohio State University.
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).
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.
Bhavin is Directi’s founding CEO, and is responsible for the exponential growth of Directi from a startup in 1998 to a global web products company with over 6 businesses, 20+ products, 500+ employees and millions of global customers. Under his leadership, ResellerClub and LogicBoxes have become industry leaders in their respective verticals, and Directi has consistently featured amongst the fastest growing tech companies in Asia by Deloitte and Touche. He continues to manage the Vision, Strategy, Engineering and Operations of ResellerClub, LogicBoxes, .pw, Answerable.com and WebHosting.Info.
Bhavin is the chief architect of the .pw social communication platform, OrderBox, and various other products and services provided through ResellerClub and LogicBoxes. He has authored several technology patents. He concieved and launched CodeChef — a leading coding competition platform. He is also responsible for Directi’s community evangelism efforts such as TechCamp.
In 1998, at the age of 18, while in college, he founded Directi, with a focus to develop volume based Web Products and Services for a global audience. Having spent his school and college years in developing software, building web applications, and consulting companies, he brings to Directi, a deep understanding of the Web Services Industry, a strong technical background, a keen business sense, and most importantly, an unquenchable ambition for growth.
Bhavin is a respected entity in the Web 2.0 landscape, and a frequent speaker at various seminars, tech conferences and colleges. He also serves as a technical advisor to the local CyberCrime Investigation Cell. He has won several awards, including the Entrepreneur of the year award in 2005. Bhavin was former chairman for the Global ICANN Accredited Registrars Constituency for two consecutive terms.
Michael McGoogan founded the business that subsequently became AussieHQ. He grew the business almost single handedly from very modest beginnings, to what is now regarded as the fifth largest web hosting business in Australia. Operationally, Michael is both CEO / Managing Director and National Sales Manager.
Jason Frisch started a free hosting service in 1999 as a side-business while working in the Foreign Exchange industry. In 2004, he established his own facilities in the mountain resort city of Nagano, Japan, and has successfully become a clear benchmark for the Japanese VPS industry.
Daryl Webb is based in Singapore, and is an executive director of the Webvisions Group. Webvisions are a Pan-Asian hosting provider with offices in Singapore, Shanghai, Chengdu, Mumbai, Kuala Lumpur, Sydney, Auckland, New Plymouth, and Wellington. His responsibilities include M&A and CIO functions.
Prior to moving to Singapore in 2006, he worked as a management consultant in the technology sector. As a consultant, he has had experience in working with established companies and startups to leverage their technology investment which has given him a broad range of skills in both consulting and general management.
Daryl has also held senior IT management roles at New Zealand’s largest healthcare provider Auckland Healthcare, and food icon Heinz-Wattie New Zealand. He has been a consultant with Ernst & Young New Zealand and Auckland accounting firm Staples Rodway, as well as being a founder of Clearfield Consulting. Daryl was a lecturer at the University of Auckland Business School where he shared his practical IT and consulting experience with Post-Graduate Executive Programmes’ students in Diploma and MBA programmes.
Bob Angus is Senior Principal in VeriSign’s SSL business unit, responsible for the VeriSign Partner Program. He has worked with web hosts and domain name registrars to increase profits and retain valuable customers. Bob is passionate about effectively marketing innovative technologies, helping sales reps achieve huge bonuses, and creating an experience that makes customers smile. You can also read his work on his VeriSign blog as “The Ecommerce Evangelist” at http://blogs.verisign.com/ecommerce/.
Michael Barnes is globally recognized as a leading software analyst in the information and communications technology (ICT) industry. With over 14 years of industry experience, Michael has built a solid reputation for helping organizations effectively leverage technology to meet their business objectives. He has also worked with leading software vendors to help steer their technology direction, strategic marketing messages and go-to-market strategies, based on analysis of technology trends as well as corporate IT buying patterns and business requirements. At Springboard Research, he leads all software-related research and consulting, and also heads Springboard’s Asia Pacific research activities.
Prior to joining Springboard Research, Michael led software infrastructure research in Asia Pacific for Gartner, where he advised large organizations and government agencies on strategies for sourcing, implementing, and managing enterprise applications and software technologies. He also brings strong research and domain expertise from his earlier stints at META Group, Hurwitz Group and Prudential Insurance.
Michael is an authoritative speaker and his insights and opinions on trends within the software and services market are held in high esteem by varied audiences worldwide.
Michael has a Masters Degree in Economics from Northeastern University in the United States.
Dennis is the Business Development Director for HP’s Scale-Out Computing Infrastructure (SCI) solutions which include the Hosting , Web 2.0 and High-Performance Computing business segments. He has been in the IT industry for more than 25 years and the last 10 years has been with HP. He works closely with the HP’s SCI team to bring HP’s value propositions to help customers to optimize their use of IT technology and to achieve their business objectives.
Senior regional director for hosting & software services in Asia at Microsoft, Alvin is responsible for providing strategic leadership and industry expertise for the group’s hosting business. In his capacity, he works closely with hosting partners and the independent software vendor community to drive and execute business initiatives and strategies for Microsoft. Based in Singapore, he also leads a team that supports the respective field team throughout Asia.
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 Engineerin g from UNSW.
Jim Butler has been with Microsoft for 17 years with most of those years spent in the hosting business. He is currently based in Singapore as a Hosting Industry Market Development Manager. He is responsible for supporting the sales and marketing efforts of Microsoft partners across Asia. Jim spends much of his time sharing best practices around solutions targeting small and medium sized businesses. From 2006 to 2009, Jim was the General Manager for Microsoft’s Greater China Communications Sector, based in Beijing. Jim managed the sales division calling on the large telecommunications companies in China, Hong Kong and Taiwan.
Simon Piff has more than 16 years of regional experience in the ICT industry, serving in various sales and marketing management roles for hardware, software, services and online businesses.
As Program Director for IDC’s Asia/Pacific Practice Group covering Enterprise Infrastructure, Simon is responsible for the execution and delivery of the program in the Asia/Pacific region. Along with a team of analysts, he produces market-defining reports for tape and disk storage systems across the region. This program has established IDC as the premier provider of market intelligence for storage in the Asia/Pacific market.
Simon’s role under the Practice Group is to leverage the core research created by IDC’s Asia/Pacific Research Domain Group, through contextualizing the content and increasing the relevance of enterprise infrastructure research for clients and their businesses.
Open Source software (OSS) is the backbone of Web and Mail services, which have driven the proliferation of the Internet to 200 million web sites and 1.8 billion hosted e-mail accounts. OSS made the Internet ubiquitous, leading to the rise of Software as a Service and Cloud Computing. Now web, communication, and business application are merging to a "Web desktop", which is going to be the next big battlefield for Google, Microsoft, hosters and telcos.
The presentation explains why OSS-based messaging and groupware will be the starting point for the Web desktop, which can integrate telephone, business applications, social web services and simplify the aggregation of personal and business e-mail and contact information. OSS-based SaaS offerings will help all players in the food-chain: the software makers get a business-model that works, the service providers (hosters, telcos, carriers, ISPs) get higher volume and value offerings to sell, and customers get the cheap, ubiquitous communication tools that they desire. Moreover, only free and open software enables the next step of development — enabling users to retain freedom and ownership of their data in the cloud.
As hosting providers ready themselves to compete in the fast paced virtualization and Cloud computing worlds, there is a number of environmental factors affecting their business models. Is it enough to virtualize, or is automation the key to success — or is it not always needed? Is it necessary to package apps as part of your offering, or does that entail stepping on your customer’s toes? How do you then compete and differentiate in this space with the AWS, Azure and Google’s of this world? What is the ultimate goal or exit strategy? What does the future of the hosting industry and economy mean to hosting providers now in preparing for industry convergence?
Organizations continue to expand the use of the Internet and are relying more and more on cloud computing to achieve their business goals. Implementation of these technologies introduces several challenges related to security and trust, including protecting critical data and personal identities. Businesses need to thoroughly understand these challenges and the impact of trust on their financial success prior to choosing the appropriate technologies and launching new cloud.
These security challenges are your opportunities! You can deliver a secure and trusted solution to your online business customers. A new approach to security and trust is required to ensure the continued growth and success of Internet-based services and cloud computing. Bob will discuss some of the industry trends and potential solutions related to these critical issues.
The session examines the Scale-Out Computing Infrastructure from HP that addresses the needs of Hosting Solution Providers and provides an update on some of the solutions portfolio from HP’s Scale-Out Infrastructure Organisation (SCI) for this market segment and shares some of the proof points on HP’s successful contributions in this area.
Cloud computing has been generating a lot of buzz during the past two years in Asia Pacific. As regional providers are awash with new technologies and innovative business models, they gear toward extending business focus and reaching out to new growth areas. Telecom carriers, who have long been the dominant players in the ICT industry leveraging their network assets, are now eyeing the potentially lucrative cloud computing arena. What do they bring to the table? how do they stack up against hosters and ISVs?