April – June 2009
Global multinational firms still view Asia/Pacific as a region of growth, despite a slowdown in IT spending. This is due to a number of factors including key improvements within certain countries’ political environment—for example, the liberalization of the Malaysian economy and India’s recent election focus on economic growth. Organizations are continuing to invest in Asia with key growth areas in the SaaS, Open Source and Virtualization space. Ongoing spending by public sector and technology infrastructure projects will also give solution providers the right opportunity to explore new investments. Organizations are lowering upfront costs to maintain a competitive edge. They are taking the opportunity to improve the quality of leadership teams through restructuring and redeployment of current staff to increase efficiency and establish better managed environments. As a result of the strong focus on talent acquisition and management strategies, there have been a large number of moves within the Software sector.
SoftWhere (highlights April – June 2009)
Acresso Software • Brett Ison has been appointed General Manager, Asia Pacific of Acresso Software. Prior to joining Acresso, Mr Ison spent 11 years at IBM Software, Asia Pacific, in a variety of roles, most recently as Director, Business Development and Operations, in IBM Korea. BigFix • David Hanley has been appointed Vice President, Asia Pacific of BigFix, a California based software company developing systems management solutions for enterprise and mid-market customers. Mr Hanley was formerly Senior Director Endpoint Security Asia Pacific and Japan at Symantec. CA • Buster Brown has been appointed President of CA Japan. Mr Brown was formerly Vice President Worldwide Sales of CA US.
• Amit Chatterjee has been appointed Vice President, Area Sales and Country Manager, CA India. Mr Chatterjee
was previously Head of Alliances for Hewlett-Packard Software across Asia Pacific and Japan after serving as Hewlett-Packard Software’s India Country Leader for more than seven years. Capgemini • Deepak Nangia, former Managing Director of Satyam Australia left the company and joined Capgemini Australia as Managing Director, New Business. Commander • Geoff Horth, Group General Manager Enterprise, has left Commander. CSC • Bob Hayward has been appointed Chief Technology and Innovation Officer of CSC’s operations in Australia and Asia. Mr Hayward was previously a director of KPMG’s Information Technology Advisory Services and Gartner’s Senior Vice President and Research Fellow for Asia Pacific and Japan.
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EDS • Roger Pang has been appointed Head of Sales, EDS China. Mr Pang was previously Managing Director, Greater China for the Automotive, Transportation and Life Science Industry with BearingPoint. HCL Axon
• Mohan Raskutti has been appointed Head of HCL Axon’s Australian and New Zealand operations. Mr Raskutti
has previously taken on executive and leadership roles in industry and well-known consulting organisations in the region. InfoPrint Solutions Company • Benoit Chatelard has been appointed Senior Vice President and General Manager, Europe, Middle East and Africa of InfoPrint Solutions Company, a joint venture between IBM and Ricoh. Mr Chatelard was formerly InfoPrint Solutions’ Vice President and General Manager, Asia Pacific.
• Albert Koh has been appointed General Manager, South Asia. Mr Koh most recently held the position of Head,
Global Account Operations, Financial Services Industry, Asia Pacific of Fuji Xerox.
• Christopher Reid has been appointed Vice President and General Manager, Asia Pacific. Mr Reid was formerly
InfoPrint Solutions’ Director of Global Solutions. Macromill • Former Director, Chairman and President of Macromill, Tetsuya Sugimoto has been appointed President, Japan. Mr Sugimoto previously worked at Recruit Co, Japan. McAfee • David Sykes has been recruited by McAfee to lead strategic accounts and alliances in Asia Pacific. Mr Sykes was previously Symantec’s Managing Director, Australia and will be responsible for building relationships with system integrators, managed service providers and end-user accounts. Micro Focus • Stephen Chan has been appointed Regional Director, Asia of Micro Focus, a provider of enterprise application management and modernization solutions. Prior to joining Micro Focus Mr Chan was Regional Manager, Asia of Integrated Research Limited. He was previously Senior Business Development Manager, Emerging Markets of Veritas Software Corporation. Microsoft • Alan Chou has been appointed Microsoft’s Senior Group Marketing Manager for Entertainment and Devices Division (EDD) Southeast Asia. Mr Chou was formerly Regional Marketing Manager, Xbox 360 of Microsoft EDD.
• Erik Ford has taken over Alan Chou’s previous portfolio as the Senior Regional Marketing Manager, Xbox 360
in Southeast Asia. Mr Ford was formerly Senior Product Manager, Xbox 360, Asia Pacific. Prior to this, he was Managing Director of Eidos Interactive Australasia.
• Chris Ridd has been appointed Director of the Dynamics business group at Microsoft Australia. Mr Ridd was
formerly Southern Region Manager of Microsoft Australia.
• Shinsuke Takahashi has been appointed Executive Officer and Director, Partner Business Sales Group of
• Liam Walsh has been appointed Sales Director for Microsoft Advertising, Australia. Mr Walsh’s previous position
was Lead for Microsoft Media Network in Australia. Mincom • Nic Pollock has been appointed President APAC for Mincom based in Perth.
• Howard Wilson has been appointed Mincom’s Vice President, Global Sales Operations based in Sydney. He was
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Misys • Lee Boon Huat has been appointed Managing Director of Sales, Asia Pacific and Japan at Misys. He was formerly Regional General Manager, South and South East Region of International SOS.
• Alan Leong has been appointed Vice President of Sales, China and India at Misys. Mr Leong was formerly Vice-
President and General Manager, Asia Pacific of Packeteer. NEC System Technology • Isao Kamoi has been appointed President of NEC System Technology, Japan. Mr Kamoi was formerly Executive Officer of NEC System Technology, Japan. NetReturn • Gary Katzeff has replaced Adrian Wong as Head of Professional Services at NetReturn. Mr Katzeff joined NetReturn having recently completed a role as Chief Executive Officer of Entellect Solutions, an ASX-listed SaaS provider of a hosted student management solution.
• Adrian Wong has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of NetReturn Australia and New Zealand. Mr Wong was
formerly Head of Professional Services at NetReturn. Nippon Ichi Software • Koichi Kitakado has been appointed Chairman of Nippon Ichi Software, Japan. Mr Kitakado was formerly President of Nippon Ichi Software, Japan.
• Munehira Shinkawa has been appointed President of Nippon Ichi Software, Japan.
Novell • Shinji Tokunaga has been appointed President of Novell, Japan. Mr Tokunaga was formerly President of Borland, Japan. NTT Software • Hirokazu Onishi has been appointed Executive Officer of NTT Software, Japan. Oakton • Bruce Minahan has been appointed Executive General Manager of Operations for Oakton. The role is similar to the one held previously by Steve Parker who vacated the position in February.
• Phil O’Brien was appointed General Manager, National Managed Services at Oakton. Mr O’Brien was previously
Vice President of Oakton’s India operations.
• Dennis Papakyriakopoulos replaced Phil O’Brien as Oakton’s Vice President, India.
ObTech • Raymond Chu has been appointed Country Head, Philippines of ObTech. Mr Chu has been a Business Manager with ObTech in Singapore since 2006.
• David Teoh has been named Group Chief Technology Officer of ObTech Asia Pacific’s Technology division. Mr
Teoh has been with ObTech since 2000 and has held various senior positions within the company. He was most recently Group CFO for ObTech Asia Pacific. Open Text • Lee Gale has been appointed Director of Sales for Open Text’s SAP business for the Australian and New Zealand markets. Mr Gale was previously with Adobe Systems for six years working in a variety of partner management roles, most recently as SAP Partner Sales Manager for the Asia Pacific region. Pitney Bowes • Philip Wardley has been appointed Director, Services of Pitney Bowes. Mr Wardley was formerly Head of Consultancy Services, Asia Pacific at Equant. 3
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Red Hat • Patrick Lim has been appointed General Manager, Southeast Asia of Red Hat. Mr Lim replaced Teong Eng Guan who recently left to join F5 Networks as its Managing Director for Southeast Asia. SAP • Eric Sin has been appointed SAP’s Senior Director, Business User Organization, South East Asia. Mr Sin was formerly Senior Director, Midmarket Sales and Channels, and Alliances of SAP BusinessObjects, South Asia. SAS • David Hughes has been appointed Vice President, Asia Pacific of SAS. Mr Hughes was formerly Vice President, Sales of SAS Canada. Satyam • Vijay Prasad has been appointed Principal Advisor to Satyam’s Australia and New Zealand operations. Mr Prasad was formerly Chief Information Officer of Satyam.
• Venki Prathivadi has been appointed Country Manager, Australia and New Zealand of Satyam. Mr Prathivadi was
formerly Delivery Director of Satyam. He replaces Deepak Nangia who has joined Capgemini. Sophos • Timothy Liu has been appointed Regional Director, Greater China of Sophos. Mr Liu was formerly Director, Greater China for McAfee. Sourcefire • Ammar Hindi has been appointed Managing Director of Sourcefire’s Asia Pacific operations. Prior to joining Sourcefire Mr Hindi was Managing Director for Asia Pacific operations at Ipanema Technologies. Watchdata • Jack Pan has been appointed Vice President, International Business Development and Marketing of Watchdata. Mr Pan was most recently Visa’s Regional Head of Chip Migration, responsible for Visa Asia Pacific’s chip policy, product and implementation activities for contact and contactless chip payment solutions.
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