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ACCA at CIO Leaders Summit Singapore 2014

ACCA presents a panel discussion on the Asia Pacific SME Market for Cloud Computing at CIO Leaders’ Summit Singapore 2014 http://www.cio-leaders.com

On invitation, the ACCA presented a panel discussion on the APAC SME Market for Cloud Computing on Wednesday 12 Nov 2014. The ACCA’s panel presented and discussed the results of its research across 14 Asia Pacific countries, and discussed the potential for cloud computing as a game-changer for small and medium enterprises, as cloud technology is supposed to revolutionise the way that SMEs work, and provide unparalleled efficiencies. Representatives from the ACCA also shared their experience working with SMEs, and how perspectives from the small business entrepreneur bring about a more nuanced understanding of differences in the APAC SME cloud market.

The panel was well-received by the 50+ strong audience, which comprised CIOs and CXOs, and we received comments and questions on both the topic, as well as interested queries on the ACCA.

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ACCA Panel at the CIO Leaders’ Summit 2014
Asia Pacific SME Market for Cloud Computing
3.25-4.05pm, 12 Nov 2014, Westin Hotel Singapore

  • Introduction and framing of dialogue - Lim May-Ann (Executive Director, ACCA)
  • Snapshot of the ACCA SME report and the results - Peter Lovelock (Principal Author of ACCA's SME and Cloud Computing Report, TRPC)
  • The Needs and Requirements, Drivers and Hurdles for SMEs in Adopting Cloud - Chandrakumar Natarajan (‎CTO APJ, EMC) - presentation
  • Strategies for approaching SMEs for cloud adoption and the concepts of "right cloud for right organisation" – Bernie Trudel, Chairman of the ACCA, and Cloud CTO APAC, Cisco