Kollective expands into Asia Pacific region with Singapore headquarters and senior appointments
OREGON, USA, 7 June 2017 –
Kollective, a leading software-defined content delivery network company, has today announced the opening of its Asia Pacific headquarters in Singapore and the appointment of Steve Dawson as Managing Director APAC, and Garrick Ransome as Technical Director.
This recent investment is in response to the soaring demand Kollective is experiencing from customers and its rapidly-growing partner ecosystem across Asia Pacific to roll-out high performance, live and on-demand video delivery at scale. Kollective will also be investing in a technical team covering Japan, China, Korea, India and Australia to support this ecosystem.
Commenting on the expansion, Steve Dawson, MD of Kollective Asia Pacific, said: “The demand for improved corporate communications within large enterprises across the Asia Pacific region is growing at pace in what is a highly diverse geographical region and an increasingly competitive environment for talent. Video communication has proven to be a powerful solution to this, although the technical challenges of rolling out video at scale are a major barrier to adoption due to the bandwidth capacity limits of corporate networks across the region.”
As Technical Director for APAC, Garrick Ransome will be responsible for building out the technical APAC team to support the growing end-customer opportunity within the partner network.
“The biggest challenge when trying to stream video to employees is the inability of the corporate network to support the number of participants, particularly across Asia, where there can be many employees across many sparse locations, and bandwidth can be very expensive. Most importantly, it can affect other business applications and continuity of business. Kollective overcomes these challenges,” explains Ransome.
“Video is the most effective medium to build empathy and connection between people on a global basis, and to build a rapport between employees and executives,” commented Dan Vetras, CEO of Kollective. “Establishing a strong foundation across the Asia Pacific territories is a critical step in Kollective’s market expansion plan announced last year. We have recently signed new engagements in Australia, Singapore and Japan and are looking forward to building upon that. ”
The largest, most successful, global companies trust Kollective Technology to power their Enterprise Live and On-Demand video delivery, serving millions of users worldwide. From its software-defined enterprise content delivery network (SD ECDN) to edge related IT tools like Network Readiness Testing, Software Delivery and Network Analytics, Kollective drives a powerful ROI and makes the flexibility of software-defined networking a reality.
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