John J. Sims

Sybase, Inc., an SAP company and industry leader in enterprise and mobile software, announced that the company has appointed John J. Sims as President of its mobile services business Sybase 365.

John will focus on extending the global leadership of Sybase 365 in messaging and mobile commerce services.

From 2001 to 2010, John served as CEO of 724 Solutions, Inc., a company that engages in the design, development, marketing and support of mobile internet/mobile broadband products for use by mobile network operators worldwide.

He was also co-founder, CEO and President of TANTAU Software, Inc., a global provider of high volume, secure, mobile eCommerce solutions to enterprises.

Prior to co-founding TANTAU, John served as COO of SCC Communications, a telecommunications support service company.

He has also held several management positions at Tandem Computers, a developer of fault tolerant computer systems, and various financial and general management positions at Burroughs Corporation, a manufacturer of computer and related equipment.

Sims will replace Marty J. Beard, who is leaving Sybase to pursue other endeavours.

Audrey Chong

PHD Malaysia has promoted Audrey Chong to the post of General Manager.

Audrey previously held the position of Senior Business Director at PHD Malaysia. In her new role, Audrey will be charged with the leadership and raising the profile of PHD Malaysia, spanning the functions of strategic planning, buying and business development.

Audrey has started her career in advertising and soon found her calling in media. She has serviced blue-chip brands such as F&N Coca Cola, CIMB, L’Oreal, Tourism Malaysia, Heineken, DiGi and more. She has worked for Bates, Zenith, Initiative, MEC, Optimedia and most recently for Starcom. Her promotion is effective immediately.

Chief Marketing Officers (CMOs) from South and East Asia met in Singapore on July 21 for a series of peer-level strategic dialogues organized by the Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) Council,discussing marketing transformation challenges, cross-border data integration, and developing.

The meeting will bewas hosted by Mr.Vivek Kumar, the CMO Council's Asia Pacific Advisory Board Chairman.

"An important area of discussion at the gathering was the dynamic market opportunities in Asia's rapidly evolving micro enterprise sector," noted Donovan Neale-May, the CMO Council's executive director who will be traveling to Singapore from Silicon Valley, where the Council is based.