Alpha7 — a Singapore-based cloud computing and advisory services provider — has named James Wong as its Managing Director for Asia.
With 27 years of experience in IT, Wong will drive Alpha7's client acquisitions across the region, namely in Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines and Thailand.
Before joining Alpha7, he was the Managing Director and Head of Channels for Asia Pacific region at A10 Networks. During his time there, he helped the network and security solutions company increase its revenues from US$800,000 to US$10,000,000, as well as oversaw regional activities around its initial public offering (IPO).
Alpha7 has also appointed Kelvin Woo as its General Manager for Channels & Business Development, and Ailene Lee as its General Manager for the General Business Division. Woo has more than 20 years' of experience in sales and business development in the banking & financial, telecommunications, healthcare and public administration sectors across Asia, the Middle East and Africa. Meanwhile, Lee has 22 years' of experience in sales and marketing, and was most recently the Vice President of Sales at SingPost.
Lynette Seah, CEO and Founder of Alpha7 said: "Our senior team is incredibly strong and focused on very rapid customer and geographic expansion. With this in place, we are looking to raise around S$5 million in pre-Series A funding to ensure we can grow at the pace we need to, in order to reach our Series A, and our valuation targets. In my nearly thirty years in technology, there has never been a better time for business cloud computing in Asia. We see great potential in bringing Fortune500 level technology to local and regional businesses, helping them improve their competitiveness, and remain agile and innovative - with the cloud."
According to Global Industry Analysts, revenue from the cloud computing market in the Asia Pacific region is projected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 16 percent from 2014 to 2020. Echoing this, Gartner anticipates the cloud services market in Asia-Pacific and Japan (APJ) to reach US$12.9 billion by 2019, up from US7.4 billion last year.
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