Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Parallels Announces WorldHostingDays Asia Initiatives

Cloud enablement leader to publish results of its annual Asia Pacific SMB Cloud Insights™ report to showcase the rapid growth of cloud adoption in the region; company’s CEO Birger Steen to deliver keynote speech  

SINGAPORE – 9 September 2013 – Parallels, a leading hosting and cloud services enablement provider, today announced its active involvement and commitment to the cloud and hosting industry by participating at WorldHostingDays Asia ( After two years in Thailand, the world’s largest series of hosting events, is moving to Singapore for the first time and will take place at the iconic Marina Bay Sands Hotel. During the event, Parallels will unveil the latest of its Asia-Pacific Parallels SMB Cloud Insights™ report, which will provide insights into the growth and uptake of cloud services by Asia Pacific small and medium businesses (SMBs), as well as updates on the company’s latest offerings and partnerships.

“Cloud adoption in Asia-Pacific continues to grow at an exponential rate and Parallels is delighted for its part in helping accelerate that growth by helping SMBs benefit from all the cloud can offer,” said David Dzienciol, vice president and general manager, Parallels Asia Pacific. “ is the region’s premier event for the hosting and cloud services industry, and we are pleased to welcome to the event, our partners and potential partners across the region, as well as peers in the industry, to discuss common concerns, objectives and opportunities, share updates and strategies, and gain new insights relevant to our business and industry.”

Parallels CEO Birger Steen is delivering a keynote speech on Tuesday, 24 September at 2:00pm.  Titled “Innovative solutions delivering growth for your business,” Birger will share insights into the Asia SMB Cloud buying trend, best go-to-market strategies and product augmentation to meet the growing demands of SMBs in the region.

Key highlight for the Wednesday session is the opening keynote by Simon Piff, associate vice president, Enterprise Infrastructure, IDC Asia-Pacific.  Piff will share how the markets in Southeast Asia are transforming their business strategies, as well as their changing attitudes towards cloud computing.  He will also highlight current challenges and barriers to cloud adoption that are limiting the market opportunity, how SMB customers are currently utilizing cloud computing in the ASEAN markets, and their plans for future adoption.

Parallels is a Diamond partner of  Details of the event are as follows:

Date: 24-25 September 2013

Venue: Level 4, Sands Expo and Convention Centre, Marina Bay Sands, 10 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018956

Registration for the event can be done at:

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