Leading International Players Gather at CommunicAsia2013 and EnterpriseIT2013 for Global Technology Showcase
Companies from across the globe continue to leverage CommunicAsia2013 and EnterpriseIT2013 as Asia’s most established infocomm technology (ICT) platform and meeting point for industry leaders to present their latest products and solutions.
Held at Marina Bay Sands Singapore from 18-21 June, CommunicAsia2013 and EnterpriseIT2013, together with BroadcastAsia2013, will have a special emphasis on the current developments and insights across the entire ICT and media value chains, bringing together over 2,000 exhibitors from around the world. Some of the leading industry players at CommunicAsia2013 and EnterpriseIT2013 include returning and debut exhibitors such as Akamai , Barco , Dell , Hitachi , Huawei , Inmarsat , Intelsat , Oracle , Panasonic Toughbook , PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia , Samsung SDI , SES , ST Electronics , Technicolor , Tata Communications , and many others.
“The consistent performance of the event over the past 24 years is a testament to the strength of the show as the most relevant platform for global technology in Asia. CommunicAsia2013 and EnterpriseIT2013 this year have grown by about six per cent, which is healthy progression for a show of this size. Industry leaders from all over the world converge at the shows every year to showcase both current and future technologies and build valuable business partnerships,” says Ms. Agnes Leung, Assistant Project Director (Communications Events) of show organiser, Singapore Exhibition Services .
Global Industry Leaders at CommunicAsia2013 and EnterpriseIT2013
As the premier launch pad that consistently attracts the world’s leading companies to showcase the latest game-changing technologies, two international leaders in their respective areas of expertise, Akamai Technologies and Technicolor , provided, at a media briefing today, a preview of their cutting-edge technologies that will be showcased at CommunicAsia2013 and EnterpriseIT2013.
Mr. Randall Wood, Head of Digital Media (ASEAN), Akamai Technologies, the leading cloud platform for enterprises, demonstrated Akamai’s hyperconnected living second-screen concept demo which showcases an advanced multi-screen technology. Akamai’s technology helps enterprises accelerate innovation in the hyperconnected world, focusing on the four big mega trends disrupting technology, namely mobile, cloud, media and security.
“Smart companies are leveraging the development of hyperconnectivity to improve efficiency and grow new businesses. Cloud services and CDN technologies provided by Akamai are already playing a critical role in enabling companies to deliver first-class online experiences via optimized networks, which manage the flood of traffic these generate. Akamai is delighted to participate in CommunicAsia2013. We see the event as a great opportunity to connect with partners and to showcase Akamai innovations in the four major trends in networking – mobile, cloud, media and security,” says Dr. Alex Caro, Chief Technology Officer and VP Services, Asia Pacific and Japan, Akamai.
Mr. Georges Laplanche, Senior Vice-President Connected Home APAC from Technicolor, a worldwide technology leader in the media and entertainment sector, showcased intelligent home networks created by interconnecting devices and applications across various brands to deliver smart home, entertainment, communication and personal media services, facilitated by Technicolor’s Qeo M2M solution.
Mr. Laplanche comments, “As the need for M2M solutions increases in a fast-growing connected world, platforms like CommunicAsia and EnterpriseIT are essential to facilitate knowledge sharing, best practices and the latest solutions in the field. Today, users want to enjoy their favorite applications and services on all devices. Our new Qeo solution enables devices to speak the same language, be interconnected with each other, and create totally new use cases for the Connected Life and the ‘Internet of things’.”
Specialised Techzones and International Exhibitors
International exhibitors at ComunicAsia2013 will feature ground-breaking technologies, products and solutions that are relevant to the evolving technology trends in the industry including LTE/4G, mobile apps and augmented reality, IPTV, mobile broadband, NFC and mCommerce, OTT, satellite communications, smartphones and devices and more. EnterpriseIT2013 will showcase the latest technology developments in business analytics, cloud services and security, eGovernment, enterprise mobility, M2M and more. Three new techzones – ‘Smart Enterprise’, ‘APPSmart’, and ‘NextGen Connected Services’ – were created to encompass the latest industry breakthrough technologies and solutions.
There will also be 21 international group pavilions . A group pavilion from Hungary will be making its debut appearance at the show this year, with a focus on enterprise IT and software. The returning Korea pavilion has expanded with new sub-groups added, two of which will be led by Korea Association of Network Industries, and Gyeonggi Content Agency (GCA) presenting mobile apps, content and services/solutions.
A bundle of new products and technologies will be unveiled, including Huawei’s launch of the world’s largest smartphone at 6.1 inch, the Huawei Ascend Mate. Meanwhile, RugGear® will host the worldwide launch of its SWIFT II, APEX and iSafe Innovation 2.0 range of rugged 3G Android-powered and safe smartphones. Other state-of-the-art sensor technologies like Elivison’s Auto Height Adjusting Kiosk and Globe Business’ Cloud Advantage solution with an end-to-end suite of cloud-based offerings are examples of what visitors may expect at the show.
New Format for Conferences
For the first time, delegates from both the CommunicAsia2013 Summit and BroadcastAsia2013 International Conference will be participating in a three-part visionary address on 19 June 2013. Mr. Steve Leonard, Deputy Chairman, Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore will present the Keynote Address . Next, the Hon. Gordon Rich-Phillips, Minister for Technology, State Government of Victoria , Australia , will present the Governmental Visionary Address , followed by the Industry Visionary Address by Mr. Karim Temsamani, Head of Asia Pacific, Google .
A joint panel discussion has also been conceptualised. The ‘ Thought-Leaders Panel ’ of C-level executives will highlight the continued overlapping of technologies between the broadcast and telecom industries. Industry leaders from telecom and broadcast companies will discuss and identify opportunities for collaboration between the two industries.
The refreshed CommunicAsia2013 Summit will have eight key tracks – each kicks off with a panel discussion – and two interactive workshops. The Summit brings together industry thought leaders to address the current challenges of business leaders, new business models, strategies and revenue drivers. New tracks dedicated to CDN Evolution and Enterprise Mobility have been developed alongside refreshed tracks which include Mobile Marketing, Services & Commerce, Telecom CEM and Broadband Evolution. Over 200 industry leaders will share their expertise at the Summit this year.
Some of the key confirmed speakers at this year’s summit include Richard Harshman, Head of ASEAN and India of Amazon Web Services (AWS) , Suresh Sidhu, Group COO of Celcom Axiata , Philip Yen, Group Head of Emerging Payments, Asia/Pacific, Middle East & Africa of MasterCard , Paul Brown-Kenyon, CEO of Measat , Michael Thatcher, Chief Technology Officer of Microsoft – Public Sector Asia and Martijn Blanken, Executive Director of Telstra Global .
CommunicAsia2013 and EnterpriseIT2013, is held concurrently with BroadcastAsia2013.