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Akamai Expands Presence In Asia Pacific

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Company opens offices in Taiwan and Melbourne; appoints new country managers in Japan and Korea

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. and SINGAPORE, Aug. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAM), the leading cloud platform for helping enterprises provide secure, high-performing user experiences on any device, anywhere has announced the opening of offices in Taipei, Taiwan and Melbourne, Australia. These two new locations will allow the company to better service existing customers in these regions and expand its footprint within the fast-growing Asia Pacific market. Akamai now has 36 regional offices around the world providing sales, services and support for its global customer base.

(LOGO: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100225/AKAMAILOGO )

Today, Akamai serves over two dozen customers in Taiwan including Eva Airways and SNSplus, Inc. The opening of operations in Taipei underscores the company’s commitment to both existing and new customers, helping enterprises to navigate in an increasingly hyperconnected world.

The opening of a Melbourne office and investment in local staff also demonstrates the company’s commitment to growing its presence in Australia in the years ahead. Akamai has an existing office in Sydney.

In addition, Akamai has strengthened its regional leadership team with the recruitment of new country managers in Japan and Korea.

Shinji Tokunaga will lead all sales, services and marketing for Akamai in Japan. With over ten years of executive leadership experience with multi-national companies including Novell Japan and Borland Japan, Mr. Tokunaga will head an established team in the region’s fastest growing market.

In Korea, Jin-Woong Kim has joined Akamai with over ten years of senior-level experience with global businesses such as Compuware Korea and IBM Korea. In his new role, he will manage Akamai Korea’s operations and business development strategies.

“Asia Pacific is a very strong region for Akamai and is headquarters to many of the globe’s most innovative businesses,” said Sanjay Singh, Akamai Senior Vice President and General Manager, Asia Pacific and Japan. “I am pleased to announce the expansion of our operations and teams across the region to support our existing and future clients. Akamai is well-positioned to support enterprises throughout Asia Pacific and Japan with the continued adoption of cloud, security, mobile and video solutions.”

Akamai works with many of the world’s best-known brands that use the Internet for business including one-third of the Global 500®, the top 20 global eCommerce sites, nine out of ten of the top global banks, and the top 30 media and entertainment companies around the world. Customers in Asia include Cathay Pacific, Standard Chartered Bank, ESPN Star Sports, Panasonic, and many more.

About Akamai

Akamai® is the leading cloud platform for helping enterprises provide secure, high-performing user experiences on any device, anywhere. At the core of the company’s solutions is the Akamai Intelligent Platform™ providing extensive reach, coupled with unmatched reliability, security, visibility and expertise. Akamai removes the complexities of connecting the increasingly mobile world, supporting 24/7 consumer demand, and enabling enterprises to securely leverage the cloud. To learn more about how Akamai is accelerating the pace of innovation in a hyperconnected world, please visit http://www.akamai.com or blogs.akamai.com, and follow @Akamai on Twitter.

Contacts:
Frederic Moraillon
Akamai Asia Pacific
65-6593-8708
fmoraill@akamai.com –or– Jeff Young
Akamai Technologies, Inc.
617-444-3913
jyoung@akamai.com

SOURCE Akamai Technologies, Inc.

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August 7, 2012 at 3:57 pm

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Akamai Expands Presence In Asia Pacific

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Company opens offices in Taiwan and Melbourne; appoints new country managers in Japan and Korea

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. and SINGAPORE, Aug. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAM), the leading cloud platform for helping enterprises provide secure, high-performing user experiences on any device, anywhere has announced the opening of offices in Taipei, Taiwan and Melbourne, Australia. These two new locations will allow the company to better service existing customers in these regions and expand its footprint within the fast-growing Asia Pacific market. Akamai now has 36 regional offices around the world providing sales, services and support for its global customer base.

(LOGO: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100225/AKAMAILOGO )

Today, Akamai serves over two dozen customers in Taiwan including Eva Airways and SNSplus, Inc. The opening of operations in Taipei underscores the company’s commitment to both existing and new customers, helping enterprises to navigate in an increasingly hyperconnected world.

The opening of a Melbourne office and investment in local staff also demonstrates the company’s commitment to growing its presence in Australia in the years ahead. Akamai has an existing office in Sydney.

In addition, Akamai has strengthened its regional leadership team with the recruitment of new country managers in Japan and Korea.

Shinji Tokunaga will lead all sales, services and marketing for Akamai in Japan. With over ten years of executive leadership experience with multi-national companies including Novell Japan and Borland Japan, Mr. Tokunaga will head an established team in the region’s fastest growing market.

In Korea, Jin-Woong Kim has joined Akamai with over ten years of senior-level experience with global businesses such as Compuware Korea and IBM Korea. In his new role, he will manage Akamai Korea’s operations and business development strategies.

“Asia Pacific is a very strong region for Akamai and is headquarters to many of the globe’s most innovative businesses,” said Sanjay Singh, Akamai Senior Vice President and General Manager, Asia Pacific and Japan. “I am pleased to announce the expansion of our operations and teams across the region to support our existing and future clients. Akamai is well-positioned to support enterprises throughout Asia Pacific and Japan with the continued adoption of cloud, security, mobile and video solutions.”

Akamai works with many of the world’s best-known brands that use the Internet for business including one-third of the Global 500®, the top 20 global eCommerce sites, nine out of ten of the top global banks, and the top 30 media and entertainment companies around the world. Customers in Asia include Cathay Pacific, Standard Chartered Bank, ESPN Star Sports, Panasonic, and many more.

About Akamai

Akamai® is the leading cloud platform for helping enterprises provide secure, high-performing user experiences on any device, anywhere. At the core of the company’s solutions is the Akamai Intelligent Platform™ providing extensive reach, coupled with unmatched reliability, security, visibility and expertise. Akamai removes the complexities of connecting the increasingly mobile world, supporting 24/7 consumer demand, and enabling enterprises to securely leverage the cloud. To learn more about how Akamai is accelerating the pace of innovation in a hyperconnected world, please visit http://www.akamai.com or blogs.akamai.com, and follow @Akamai on Twitter.

Contacts:
Frederic Moraillon
Akamai Asia Pacific
65-6593-8708
fmoraill@akamai.com –or– Jeff Young
Akamai Technologies, Inc.
617-444-3913
jyoung@akamai.com

SOURCE Akamai Technologies, Inc.

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August 7, 2012 at 3:49 pm

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Pratt & Whitney Global Service Partners Names William Kircher Vice President, Singapore Overhaul & Repair

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SINGAPORE, Aug. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — Pratt & Whitney Global Service Partners announced today William C. Kircher has been named vice president, Singapore Overhaul & Repair. In this newly expanded role, Kircher will lead Pratt & Whitney Global Service Partners’ six part repair and engine overhaul businesses in Singapore and Taiwan. Pratt & Whitney is a division of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).

“This new position signals our commitment to continue operating in the quickly growing Asia Pacific region,” said Jerry Tarnacki, Pratt & Whitney Global Service Partners vice president. “We aim to put forward strengthened teamwork from our Global Service Partner network in the region, and we’re excited to have Bill take this lead given his time spent in the region.”

Kircher will continue to be based in Singapore, and will oversee Singapore Part Repair Operations, International Aerospace Tubes – Asia, Combustor Airmotive Services, Turbine Overhaul Services, Eagle Services Asia and Asian Compressor Technology Services. He will also lead Pratt & Whitney Global Service Partners’ corporate activities in the region, and be responsible for several initiatives including furthering relationships with partners, customers and key stakeholders in the region, identifying strategic opportunities in new and existing markets, and coordinating operations.

Most recently, Kircher served as general manager for Eagle Services Asia, the company’s Singapore-based engine overhaul facility. He joined United Technologies Corp. in 1999 and has held various positions including general manager of Turbine Overhaul Services in Singapore and Asian Compressor Technology Services in Taiwan – both of which led to ACE Gold, the highest standard of Achieving Competitive Excellence, the UTC operating system.

Kircher holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Northwestern University in Industrial Engineering and an MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University. In addition, he is the chairperson of the UTC Singapore Operations Council.

Pratt & Whitney Global Service Partners is a total service provider for engines made by Pratt & Whitney, International Aero Engines, General Electric, Rolls-Royce and CFMI®. Pratt & Whitney is a world leader in the design, manufacture and service of aircraft engines, space propulsion systems and industrial gas turbines. United Technologies Corp., based in Hartford, Conn., is a diversified company providing high technology products and services to the global aerospace and commercial building industries.

Learn more at http://www.pw.utc.com/oemro
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/prattandwhitney
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/prattandwhitney

Audrey Tan Leo Makowski
Regional Communications Global Service Partners
Singapore Cell +65 9675 9395 +1-860-565-1655
audrey.tan@pw.utc.com leo.makowski@pw.utc.com

SOURCE Pratt & Whitney

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August 7, 2012 at 2:13 pm

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Omega Performance Introduces SimuStar

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Revolutionary Immersive Learning Simulation Changes the Face of Credit Training

SINGAPORE, Aug. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — Omega Performance today announced the release of its most innovative training to date –SimuStar.

(LOGO: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120805/CL52158LOGO )

SimuStar helps lenders hone judgement and decision-making skills in ways that only creatively designed immersive learning can provide. A bold claim, but one grounded in solid science.

“It’s really the ultimate form of mental practice,” says John Golden, president and CEO of Omega Performance. “Research has shown mental practice activates about 90 percent of the same brain circuitry used during an actual real-life task. The SimuStar simulations take mental practice to a whole new level, providing such an authentic experience that the memory retains it in the same way as real work experiences, increasing both the learning and the retention significantly.”

Studies show that when the brain receives sights, sounds and experiences to give memories context, the brain finds it easier to encode. “With all of the visual stimuli provided by SimuStar’s immersive learning simulations,” adds Golden, “The deeper level of SimuStar revolutionises bank training as we know it. It goes well beyond traditional training to test of a the lender’s skills at once, including their judgement, which is the hardest of all abilities to ascertain. Being able to replicate real-life lending situations provides the most challenging and rigorous assessment possible, but in a safe, controlled environment.”

Learn more about SimuStar, and the science behind it, at http://www.omega-performanceapac.com/simustar.php.

About Omega Performance

Omega Performance equips bankers with the skills to source sound lending opportunities and structure high-quality, profitable loans to help grow a more profitable, higher-quality loan portfolio. Omega Performance combines more than three decades of experience with industry-leading technology to provide the results banks need.

Contact: Joan Tan
Phone: +65 6505 2057
E-mail: Joan.Tan@omega-performance.com

SOURCE Omega Performance

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August 7, 2012 at 11:39 am

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