SOURCE: Keynote World Media

November 23, 2010 03:28 ET

Cloud Computing World Forum Asia Breaks All Attendance Targets

HONG KONG--(Marketwire - November 23, 2010) - Last week's Cloud Computing World Forum Asia -- -- that took place at the Mira Hotel, Hong Kong on the 17th and 18th November has been hailed as a huge success by all of those taking part.

The show smashed attendance targets with over 700 senior IT decision makers taking part over the 2 days -- much higher than was anticipated by organisers.

Mark Johnstone, Show Director of the Cloud Computing World Series, said, "The reaction to the show has been fantastic with attendance numbers showing the appetite for the subject in the Asia Pacific region. We are now looking forward to building on the huge success of this show with dates to be announced shortly for the follow up event in 2011."

The leading forum and free-to-attend expo featured the most complete conference agenda around cloud computing and software-as-a-service, with leading suppliers, integrators and end-users all taking part.

Part of the show's success can be attributed to the amount of high-profile case studies presenting how the cloud has worked for them, how it has been integrated and the strengths and weaknesses of strategies adopted.

Key speakers included:

  • Jeremy Godfrey, CIO, Hong Kong Government
  • Steven Yau, CIO, Walmart China
  • Richard Achee, Head of APAC Sales, Google
  • Susanna Shen, Head of IT, The Hong Kong & China Gas Company Ltd
  • Keith Lam, Systems Manager, MTR Corporation
  • Simone Brunozzi, Technology Evangelist, Amazon Web Services
  • Donie Lochan, Asia Pacific IT Practice Leader, Bain & Company
  • Franklin Lau, Deputy General Manager of Group IT Services, CITIC Pacific Limited
  • Charles Mok, Chairman, Internet Society Hong Kong
  • Dr. Paul Liu, Manager, Information Technology Division, Chong Hing Bank Ltd
  • Mark Beaumont, Director Product Development, IT Solutions, Verizon Business

The show also featured a free-to-attend exhibition area with exhibitors including Verizon Business, Amazon Web Services, F5, Alcatel-Lucent, Riverbed, Parallels, CA, Broadcom, Netbiscuits, EMC,, SendQuick and Wharf T&T amongst others.

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