Chris-MandahlEmerson Network Power, a global leader in protecting and optimizing critical infrastructure, announced the appointment of Chris Mandahl as Vice President, Service and Project Management for Emerson Network Power in Asia.

In his new role, Mandahl will be responsible for growing Emerson Network Power’s Asia service business covering Australia and New Zealand, South East Asia, Japan, South Korea and Pakistan.

With his strong service background, Mandahl will focus on two key drivers: safety and quality service delivery. Service engineers should be conscious about safety above all else, accepting that an incident-free work atmosphere is critical to meeting their deliverables. Also, by providing service excellence through operational awareness and service delivery, they are enabled to not only meet customer expectations, but exceed it.

Mandahl first joined Emerson Network Power in 1988 as a customer engineer for Liebert in Australia. Since then, he has held positions of increasing responsibility, gaining experience in various disciplines including service, product management, and sales management. In January 2012, Mandahl relocated to Manila to assume the role of senior director for sales productivity in Asia. He holds an Advanced Diploma in Electronics from Petone Polytechnic and a Diploma in Marketing & Management from the Australian Institute of Management.

Mandahl will report directly to Anand Sanghi, president of Emerson Network Power, Asia market.



Singapore based customer experience intelligence leader Capillary Technologies strengthens Asia-Pacific strategic leadership team. The region’s most awarded and fastest-growing Loyalty & Consumer Engagement Agency that helps businesses engage intelligently with their customers through mobile, social and in-store channels, has announced six key appointments to its executive leadership team in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region. The move marks a period of aggressive global expansion for a company on an upswing in strong international consumer markets.

The agency’s new executive appointments include:

Ashish Kasi, Vice President Engineering

ashishWith more than 20 years of experience and a focus over the last 14 years on building SaaS products for the retail and commerce sector, the veteran in the field of engineering and information technology will lead the development of all Capillary applications and technologies. Prior to joining Capillary, he was at Yahoo! for 10 years as the head of engineering for Small Business group. At Yahoo!, he helped create the engineering team, scale its operation and built a suite of profitable services ranging from "content to e-commerce" targeted at enabling small and mid-sized businesses to be successful online.


Aurelia Leopold, Client Director for Key Accounts

Aurelia2_copyA strong leader with an even stronger understanding of customer relationships, Leopold and her team will manage client services and account relationships for all Capillary customers across the APAC region. She enters the company with a strong history of serving some of the world’s leading brands, such as Standard Chartered Bank or HSBC and major players in consumer products including, Procter & Gamble, L’Oreal, Nestle, Danone, and Nivea BDF, as well as Carrefour, Tesco, BP, and GSK in other industry sectors across Asia and Europe.


Banshan Syiem, Regional Director for Singapore and Malaysia

Syiem will focus on market stabilization and account growth across the region. He will specifically focus on leading teams and bringing Capillary’s next generation Intelligent Customer Engagement TM solutions to businesses throughout Singapore and Malaysia.


Kush Naidu, General Manager, for Australia & New Zealand

A veteran of Australia’s enterprise software and professional services industry with previous stints at SalesForce, Dell and Lexmark Australia, Naidu will leverage his in-depth understanding of enterprise technologies to help build Capillary’s new offices in the Australasia region.



Gary Lui Siu Kuen, Regional Director for Hong Kong

Lui is a seasoned professional with over three decades of experience managing technology businesses in Southeast Asia. His experience includes time with companies such as Easylink Services and Remedy Corporation. He will manage the company’s interests in Hong Kong.

Stanley Lee, Director of Channel Strategy

Lee has been in the IT industry for over 25 years performing in various sales, marketing and channel engagement roles across a wide variety of software and IT service verticals. He will build and manage Capillary’s technology and re-seller partnerships in the region.

Over the past 18 months, Capillary has grown aggressively across the Asia-Pacific region and currently serves such clients as Marks & Spencer, Courts, Puma, Pizza Hut, KFC and Guardian. The company is known for its high energy and passion in bringing global best CRM practices to enterprises across Asia and surrounding regions.



Havas Media Group appoints award winning media personality Mike Wilson to spearhead new Australia operations.

mikeMike joins the group after 9 years with multi service agency Naked, which he co-founded, and nurtured into an award winning hot shop claiming several Cannes Lions and Effie wins. Mike’s immediate mandate is to manage the Group’s existing pool of blue chip clients, including new wins LG Electronics and Emirates. He has also been tasked with expansion of the Havas Media Group in Australia and launching specialist brands to provide a strong, integrated offering to clients.

Havas Media Group Australia will replicate the simplified global structure designed to channel the group’s digital, data and content teams into the heart of clients’ teams. Earlier this year Havas announced the restructuring of its global media operations, which saw the creation of Havas Media Group - consisting of just two media brands Havas Media (formally known as MPG) and Arena.

Havas embodies this level of integration within its “Havas Village” approach that brings its creative and media agencies closer together to help drive greater agility, productivity and new business. Replicating this approach forms the foundation of the group’s strategy within the Australian market.

Mike Wilson will work out of the agency’s Sydney office and report into Vishnu Mohan, CEO Asia Pacific Havas Media Group. His appointment is effective from 25 November 2013.



Christophe-AulnetteNetgem a technology provider of innovative video solutions for the connected home entertainment market, announce that Christophe Aulnette, President of Netgem International, has relocated to Singapore to accelerate international growth.

Mr Aulnette has been appointed President of Netgem International in January 2013 and is a current board member of the company. He has held several top executive positions in Europe including CEO of Altran, President of Microsoft France and in Asia where he spent three years as President of Microsoft South Asia in Singapore in 2000 and 2001.

With over 25 years of experience in the high tech sector, Mr Aulnette is well prepared to lead the company’s business development strategy in Asia Pacific and the emerging markets worldwide. Under his leadership, Netgem has seen its international business grow for the past four consecutive years, having expanded its base to more than 20 customers spanning Australia to Mexico, and growing share of international revenue from 5 percent in 2009, to 65 percent in 2012.

Netgem’s latest announcement underlines the company’s commitment to the region, while keeping a focus on constantly providing cutting edge TV and entertainment solutions to operators, assisting them to increase and secure their subscriber base in an ever increasing competitive environment. This approach has made Netgem a recognized leader in the field of Hybrid IPTV/OTT solutions for the connected home.



Havas Group Singapore co-locates creative and media agencies in a new Havas Village

Havas_logoThis month, the Havas Group’s Singapore based agencies will be moving into a new office location together. This follows the regrouping of Havas’ Paris based creative and media agencies in its new Parisian Havas Village in 2012, and the announcement of the co-location of the New York based Havas agencies earlier in 2013. The move reflects the Havas Group’s desire to reinforce its position as the most integrated of all the communications groups and its ambition to further strengthen creative and media integration by increasing shared platforms, encouraging synergies and promoting joint entities. It will also deliver operational efficiencies, and facilitate new Havas transversal offers, such as events, production, and content.

The announcement follows Havas’ decision to rebrand its agencies which, as of September 2012, saw the replacement of the Euro RSCG brand by the Havas

Worldwide brand and in January 2013 the integration of the MPG and Media Contacts brands form Havas Media.

The creation of the Havas Village in Singapore further underlines the integration of Havas, the simplicity of the Havas structure and increases visibility for the brand.

The new Havas Group Singapore premises will be located at 80 Robinson Road and will offer, in addition to office and meeting space, new facilities including an APAC production services hub, an innovation laboratory, and a café. The Havas Village aims to integrate a cross-disciplinary blend of strategic expertise, creative excellence and digital leadership, and will house a pool of talent that will now be assembled on a single site – numbering over 160 communication professionals. Each of the existing agencies will retain its distinctive character and culture and continue to serve its clients and drive their growth. Simultaneously, they will work to create synergies between all the entities making up the Havas Village:

Key agencies:

Havas Creative: Havas Worldwide Singapore, Havas Life Southeast Asia and Havas Worldwide Siren.

Havas Media Group: Havas Media, Arena, Ecselis, Mobext, Havas Media International and Havas Sports & Entertainment.

The result will be a Havas Village that is both interconnected and open to other network agencies across APAC. In bringing together under one roof consulting, creative, PR & social, media planning and buying services, mobile, data analytics, programmatic buying and SEO, with digital at its core, the Havas Village Singapore will offer a unique proposition to the Asia market.



DentsuDentsu Network/Asia announced the appointment of Thijs Plug as Regional Director – Marketing Communications. Plug will be based in Singapore, and will be responsible for driving the communications strategy for the network, working with internal and external stakeholders.

The Dutch national was previously a writer/editor for a number of business and lifestyle publications. He has been based in Jakarta since late 2011, working on a book while freelancing for publications like Esquire and WIRED.

After a brief stint writing scripts for television shows fresh out of the University of Amsterdam, Plug started out in journalism with SUM Holland’s nationwide university magazine, before moving on as a cultural and political journalist and writing about the financial industry and hedge funds. In 2010, he joint Holland’s largest and notoriously hard-hitting business publication, Quote, that is best known for its investigative journalism.

Plug will report to Dick van Motman, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Dentsu Network/Asia, and will represent the Marketing Communications agenda at the network’s Regional Council.

The Dentsu Network is the first integrated agency network rising out of Asia and over the last year has embarked on an aggressive plan of expansion, with results-driven innovation at the core. It most recently announced the appointment of four creative heads in the region, to add to its arsenal. At present, the network employs over 1300 staff in 22 offices and 8 countries in Asia.

Dentsu Network/Asia announced the appointment of Thijs Plug as Regional Director – Marketing Communications. Plug will be based in Singapore, and will be responsible for driving the communications strategy for the network, working with internal and external stakeholders.

The Dutch national was previously a writer/editor for a number of business and lifestyle publications. He has been based in Jakarta since late 2011, working on a book while freelancing for publications like Esquire and WIRED.

After a brief stint writing scripts for television shows fresh out of the University of Amsterdam, Plug started out in journalism with SUM Holland’s nationwide university magazine, before moving on as a cultural and political journalist and writing about the financial industry and hedge funds. In 2010, he joint Holland’s largest and notoriously hard-hitting business publication, Quote, that is best known for its investigative journalism.

Plug will report to Dick van Motman, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Dentsu Network/Asia, and will represent the Marketing Communications agenda at the network’s Regional Council.

The Dentsu Network is the first integrated agency network rising out of Asia and over the last year has embarked on an aggressive plan of expansion, with results-driven innovation at the core. It most recently announced the appointment of four creative heads in the region, to add to its arsenal. At present, the network employs over 1300 staff in 22 offices and 8 countries in Asia.



HRS_LogoHotel Reservation Service (HRS) makes a strategic hire at their APAC headquarters in Singapore

HRS2Hotel Reservation Service (HRS), Europe’s leader in managed business travel solutions, announced that they have appointed Virginie Buades as their marketing and communications manager.

As Marcom manager, Virginie will be handling HRS’ communication strategies with key players in the business travel industry. She will also be responsible for strategic development and marketing activities for HRS’ services and solutions regionally.

Virginie has 4 years of expertise in business travel, being formerly employed as Marcom manager in one of the big four global travel management companies based in Europe. In her new role, she will report directly to Christian Lukey, Commercial Director of HRS for Asia Pacific.



TataTata Communications announces the appointment of Tri Pham as Chief Strategy Office (CSO) with immediate effect. Based in Singapore, Pham will be responsible for strategy formulation and execution, as well as managing all major strategic initiatives including growth plans, entry into new markets and mergers and acquisitions. Pham will also be a member of the Global Management Committee (GMC).

Tri Pham has over 18 years of experience in the investment banking industry, focusing on the Telecommunications, Media and Technology (TMT) industries in Asia. He has advised many of the world’s leading info-communications companies and executed some of the largest mergers and acquisitions transactions in the region. Most recently, Pham has been running his own consultancy, having moved from HSBC where he was a Managing Director looking after TMT, Asia Pacific, from 2008 to 2011. Tri Pham was also an Executive Director of ABN AMRO Bank from 2004 to 2008. During this time he was co-head of TMT, Asia Pacific. Pham was also a Director at Merrill Lynch International from 1994 to 2003, where he was head of South East Asia TMT.



SYMPHONYSymphony EYC, a global leader in delivering ROI for retailers and manufacturers using customer insights to drive execution, announced the acquisition of Slingshot, a marketing communications "one click" shopping platform, for an undisclosed sum.

The Slingshot acquisition facilitates Symphony EYC's ability to offer fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) brands and retailers a more engaged digital experience with their customers.

Slingshot is used by 50 of the UK's largest grocery brands, such as Tesco, ASDA, Sainsbury's and Amazon. Founded in 2011 in the UK, Slingshot allows customers to add items to their online retailer shopping baskets from anywhere in one click. For example, if a customer shops online with Tesco and they browse the Doritos Facebook page, they can click the Slingshot button to add the item to their basket at Tesco without interruption to activities. The item will be added in the background and be available in their basket when they next sign into Tesco.

The Slingshot solution complements Symphony EYC's Connected Customer suite:

• Creates an impulse channel from any FMCG brand marketing communication, across social, digital and printed channels, to retailer point of sale;

• Enhances customer purchasing and engagement thereby increasing customer loyalty for FMCG brands and retailers;

• Brings retailers and brands closer together by allowing customers to add items as they see them and are persuaded to buy in day-to-day life.

The Slingshot acquisition makes Symphony EYC the only solution to connect information from the entire customer journey by combining customer pre-purchase intent with retailer transaction and loyalty data, then enhancing that information with comprehensive customer insights. Symphony EYC enables FMCG brands and retailers to drive those insights through the retail execution processes including purchasing, pricing and inventory management, product choice via assortment and space, and targeted marketing. As a result, manufacturers and retailers are able to plan the assortment, promotions, perceived price and overall shopping experience around the customers' needs and preferences thereby improve customer loyalty.



effie_asiapacific_logo_2014APAC Effie puts the spotlight on Asia Pacific brands by introducing a dedicated category for them to compete regionally. It culminates and brings attention to those brands that have been successful in their campaigns, whether established or emerging ones, amidst tough competition from strong global players.

Following its recent Call for Entries, the competition is now drawing attention to the Asia Pacific Brands Category, which is open to those with Asia Pacific roots and are born and bred in Asia Pacific. This category is specially created as an effort by the regional awards to recognise and celebrate the achievements of Asia Pacific Brands.

The APAC Effie Awards, organised by the Confederation of Asian Advertising Agency Associations (CAAAA) and Tenasia Group, honours the region’s most outstanding campaigns, which have been brilliantly executed and proven results in meeting challenging strategic objectives.

Entry Submission will be open till December 20, 2013. Finalists will be announced by the end of February 2014, with the Awards Gala set to take place in April 2014. For more information about the competition, visit



CharifEx-Google South East Asia Head of Business Development and current Head of EMEA for Dropmysite, Charif El Ansari, will take over the Chief Executive Office role from John Fearon. Fearon will move to assume more responsibilities in his investment holding firm, Gilcrux Holdings.

As Gilcrux continues to grow its quantity and quality of start-ups, Fearon realizes the need to dedicate a seasoned captain for his flagship start-up, Dropmysite. Within his ranks, there is no one more qualified than El Ansari, the Google and Dell veteran with leadership stints around North America and Asia.

In 2012, El Ansari left Google for Dropmysite to lead its efforts in Europe, Middle East and Africa. Now with the management shuffle, El Ansari has returned to Singapore to take over the daily duties of Dropmysite.

Along with his impressive resume and wide network of contacts, El Ansari will build upon the great work already done on email, website and database cloud backups. His move will bring even more credibility to the start-up that aims to back-up the Internet. By bringing an experienced executive into the top position, Dropmysite will attract more top talent, tie up more enterprise partnerships and push out more backup products.

One product to note in the pipeline, Dropmysite will launch a backup product for mobile phones. Called, Dropmymobile, it is an app that will back-up the entire mobile phone – including contacts, SMSes, Apps Media (pictures, videos, music, ringtones and etc), Calendars and Call logs. Still in the alpha stage, the team aims to launch it in November and interested users can sign up on the website for early access.



michiel2SAP Asia Pacific Japan announced the appointment of Michiel Verhoeven as Vice President, Strategic Accounts for SAP Southeast Asia.

Verhoeven is responsible for leading a dedicated team to deliver the best of SAP’s technology innovations, services and capabilities to the largest customers in South East Asia.

He has more than 20 years of industry experience in Asia Pacific, the United States and Europe and joined SAP from Microsoft, where he was Vice President, Microsoft Services for Asia Pacific. In this role, Verhoeven led a multi-year leadership and sales transformation that accelerated revenue growth, improved customer satisfaction and increased profitability. Verhoeven also served as General Manager for Microsoft Communications Sector in Asia.

Prior to Microsoft, Verhoeven held several executive positions at webMethods Inc., a business integration software company. His last position at webMethods was Vice President for South Asia, responsible for establishing and growing the company’s operations in Asia, and developing the company’s industry solutions sales capabilities in the communications and high tech industries. In addition, Verhoeven also worked at Asia Net Media and held consulting positions at both Booz Allen & Hamilton and KPMG Consulting.

Based in Singapore, Verhoeven reports to Francois Lancon, President and Managing Director for SAP Southeast Asia.



Jairo_Fernandez_1As SAP continues to grow aggressively in Asia Pacific and Japan, attracting and retaining strong talent remains a key priority. Thus, the company has appointed a new Vice President of Human Resources in APJ, Jairo Fernandez, responsible for human resource management across the region to support SAP’s accelerated growth.

Part of the SAP team since 2009, Jairo Fernandez has transferred to SAP’s Singapore regional headquarters from a similar role overseeing Latin America and the Caribbean, where he was based in Miami, Florida.

Fernandez will apply his record of success toward further strengthening SAP’s talent base in the company’s fastest growing region. His team supports SAP’s 14,250 employees across Asia Pacific and Japan.

Over the past three years, as VP of Human Resources for SAP Latin America, Fernandez led his team in delivering outstanding results through innovative programs in talent attraction, leadership and diversity. Fernandez’s leadership drove high levels of employee engagement and generated a competitive advantage for SAP in the region. Fernandez was thrice named in the Excellence in Human Resources Awards of the South Florida Business Journal, in 2008, 2010 and 2011, among other awards.

Prior to SAP, Fernandez held roles spanning human resources, sales and marketing at technology firms, with regional experience at Neoris as Chief Human Capital Officer & Chief Marketing Officer, and at Unisys as Global Talent and Business Effectiveness Director, after managing human resources and marketing in Colombia, then Latin America.

SAP has developed several programs to develop and foster new talent to drive growth. In 2012, SAP’s headcount grew 23% in Asia Pacific, and the company plans to continue to hire more people in the region through 2015. In addition to hiring, SAP has made strides in improving its retention rate to 94% in 2012 worldwide.

In 2013, SAP’s Global Graduate Program will produce 330 graduates in China, India and Japan. Additionally, SAP HANA Talent University reaches over 200 universities across Asia Pacific to train young talent and encourage innovative applications of the solution.




Singaporean duo Audrey Tan and Min Xuan Lee, founders of startup PlayMoolah, were honoured as Young Women Innovators at the 2013 Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Women and the Economy Forum (WEF) held on 6-8 September 2013 in Bali, Indonesia.

The Young Women Innovators Honour is given to entrepreneurs between the ages of 18 and 40, who are successful in the field of ICT or whose ICT innovation has allowed other women to participate more broadly in the economy.

The founders of Playmoolah, a start-up company which leverages technology to design new and entertaining ways to learn about money and making smart decisions, were nominated by Singapore’s Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF), having won “Top Startup” title at the Innotribe Challenge showcase in Singapore last year, and have subsequently been the overall winner of Innotribe Startup Challenge 2012 at Sibos in Japan.



paul1Appthority, the leader in App Risk Management, appointed Paul Stich as CEO and member of its Board of Directors.

Stich brings an extensive history of proven success in scaling technology companies at every stage of growth, as well as deep expertise in the cyber security sector. Previously, Stich served as President and CEO of Dasient, an Internet security company that was acquired by Twitter in January 2012. Before that he was President and CEO of Counterpane Internet Security, which was acquired by British Telecom in 2006. In addition to leading British Telecom's global managed security services organization, he has also held senior executive positions with IBM, KPMG, and McAfee.

As CEO of Appthority, Stich will continue accelerated development of Appthority's innovative App Risk and Policy Management Solution, lead expansion into the Global 2000, help scale operations and drive rapid growth.

Stich joins Appthority as the company records a milestone in having analyzed over two million iOS, Android, BlackBerry, and Windows Phone apps to discover hidden behaviors that pose security and privacy risks to companies and their data. In addition, Appthority recently introduced an industry-first functionality enabling organizations to create customized and scalable app risk management policies for all mobile devices under enterprise management. To no surprise Appthority has been named the Most Innovative Company of RSA Conference 2012 and is trusted by more than 150 Global 2000 companies across the finance, healthcare, government, mobile operator and manufacturing industries.

GigaMedia Limited announced the addition of Alfred Wong to its board as an independent director. Mr. Wong brings to GigaMedia extensive experience in regional business development and mergers and acquisitions.

Alfred Wong currently serves as the managing director of CLJ Capital Management Co. Limited, a Shanghai-based private equity firm. He is also non-executive director of Philippine Grains International Corporation, owner and operator of the largest grain terminal in the Philippines. Previously, he was an advisor to Chailease Holding Co Ltd. From 2006 to 2011 he was the director of development for one of the largest agricultural product providers in the Philippines, La Filipina Uy Gongco Corporation, where, among other transactions, he advised the company and a consortium of strategic investors and private equity firms on a bid for the largest food company in the Philippines.

Prior to that, he served as an advisor to MatlinPatterson Global Advisers, a global private equity firm focused on distressed investments with $8.9 billion of assets under management, and was a partner at Pareto Partners, a joint venture with Hong Kong-listed Golden Resources Group (677.HK) to develop Vietnamese infrastructure. Furthermore, he was interim chief financial officer at Petrocom Energy Limited in Hong Kong in 2005; prior to that he held multiple senior management positions at AIF Capital Limited, Hong Kong, an Asia-based private equity firm with over $1.3 billion in assets under management where he handled transactions involving a wide range of industries.

Mr. Wong began his career at Emerging Markets Partnership, Hong Kong, the predecessor to EMP Global, principal advisor to the AIG Asian Infrastructure Funds, two funds totalling $2.7 billion, where he helped grow and list in Hong Kong one of the largest toll road companies in mainland China.

He earned a master's degree from the Leonard N. Stern School of Business at New York University and a bachelor's degree in management/economics from Ateneo De Manila University in the Philippines.

Mr. Wong replaces board director Nancy Jing-Ying Hu Zee, who has resigned to pursue other interests.

mark1Quantum Retail Technology, Inc., the industry's premier innovator of retail-focused supply chain management and inventory optimization software solutions, announced that Mark Halverson has joined the company as Vice President of Professional Services.

Halverson has oversight of the full range of Quantum Retail's client program management, solution deployment and delivery, support and management of client partnerships during the implementation cycles.

Halverson has led service organizations with both emerging and Fortune 100 technology companies. Most recently, he served as a Principal at IFC Ironworks Consulting, a $1 billion global advisory and technology consulting firm. Prior to that, Halverson managed Client Partner-Services for Microsoft managing the service deliverables for Microsoft's Fortune 50 clients, and has held senior leadership positions at Oracle, Forte Software, and Fujitsu.

Halverson holds a Bachelor's degree in Business from the University of Minnesota's Carlson School of Management. He is also a Board member for TeamQuest Corporation.

StopAs the 10th year of National Cyber Security Awareness Month comes to a close, the STOP. THINK. CONNECT. Campaign announced a new education and awareness effort in partnership with infollutionZERO, an online safety education non-profit in Singapore and South Korea, as well as the Singapore Cyber Security Awareness Alliance.

The goal of the initiative is to provide children, families, and schools all across the world, with core principles and simple tips that can help people of all ages enjoy safer and more secure use of digital devices and digital media – such as smartphones and the Internet.

The first available resources from this effort include a set of international mobile safety tips and the launch of an interactive online game created by infollutionZERO and Nanyang Technological University. The online resource provides children with a game-playing experience to learn about various cyber-issues such as online predators, game addiction and cyber-bullying. This effort comes at an important time amidst the growing need for more international collaboration in educating the world about online safety.

A new revenue sharing program by Youku Tudou Inc., China's leading Internet television company, has generated more than half a million USD in income for participating content creators in just four months. The program, launched in June, allows qualified participants to earn money generated from advertisements embedded with the content they upload.

The aim of the revenue sharing program is to encourage China's many creative grassroots video producers to share their work with wider audiences. and own the largest platform for user-generated content (or, UGC) in China. Smartphones and tablets are fueling the fast growth of UGC. Since June, views of videos in the revenue sharing program on and have increased 30% month to month.

Participants' videos enjoy prioritized recommendations as well as search support and an expedited upload channel. They are able to monitor their channels, income and marketing results. Youku Tudou also offers participants offline training, including cinematography, digital marketing and case study seminars. Some participants are invited to join in-house production projects initiated by and

Revenue sharing information is available on and The sites now together have close to 600 partners.

ISCISC8 expands in Asia Pacific with the establishment of a new office in Malaysia. ISC8 Inc., a provider of intelligent cybersecurity solutions, announced the opening of a new office in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, in support of the projected growth of business within South East Asia. ISC8 plans to achieve MSC (Multimedia Super Corridor) status soon to participate in specific innovation and technology enhancements driven under the MSC program and ISC8 Malaysia will also serve as a regional hub for the company to become a key player with its unique value proposition in the multi-billion dollar market in SE Asia.



Arkadin-company-logoArkadin, one of the world's largest and fastest growing Collaboration Service Providers announced the launch of its unified communications -as-a-service solution, powered by Microsoft Lync 2013.

Lync is Microsoft's leading enterprise-class unified communications (UC) solution, which consolidates a full range of collaboration, conferencing and communication applications, enabling a unified user experience from desktops to mobile devices.

As a strategic Microsoft partner with proven expertise in UC, Arkadin ensures efficient deployments due to its cloud-based platform in Asia Pacific. The service is owned and operated by Arkadin in Singapore, with dedicated local-language customer support teams.

Arkadin's turn-key hosted solution gives businesses access to the full range of real-time UC functions. Instant Messaging and Presence; Audio, Web and Video Conferencing; IP Telephony, Unified Messaging and Mobility applications are intuitive, enabling users to seamlessly switch between the different communications and collaboration modalities. Hence, businesses can enjoy multiple benefits from the SaaS delivery model securely provided by Arkadin.



CyberarkCyberArk, the only security company focused on eliminating the most advanced cyber threats - those that use insider privileges to attack the heart of the enterprise - announced the appointment of Netpoleon Solutions as its prime value-added distributor for Singapore.

The partnership will allow both companies to address the growing demand for privileged account security in Southeast Asia, and enable CyberArk to continue to expand its foothold in Singapore and deepen market penetration in the enterprise landscape, through leveraging Netpoleon Solutions’ extended capabilities and extensive reseller network.

The partnership is an extension of the existing distributorship agreement of several years for the Philippines and also recently for Thailand with CyberArk.

CyberArk has been registering strong market momentum in Asia Pacific with 50% year-over-year (YoY) sales growth over the last two years. As a leading provider of integrated security and networking solutions and services in Singapore and the region, Netpoleon Solutions offers a broad array of value-added services to its channel partners, including managed services, technical support, maintenance and training. It also commands an entrenched position in serving the security needs of customers and resellers across the financial services, telecommunications and critical infrastructure markets.