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Fujitsu Australia Hosts Cloud Forum

Panel of Cloud experts selected to showcase discussion on latest Cloud technologies and business benefits in Australia

Fujitsu Australia Limited

Sydney, February 25, 2010

Fujitsu Australia and New Zealand, a leading provider of business, information technology and communications solutions has today announced the panel of experts that will be featured at the upcoming Fujitsu Cloud Forum events in Canberra, Melbourne and Sydney. A further complement to what is set to be an exciting array of guest speakers; the panel will explore the technology advances of Cloud Services and the affects of Cloud on Australian businesses.

The events, starting 2 March in Canberra, 3 March in Melbourne, and 4 March in Sydney will showcase Fujitsu Australia’s unique range of solutions and offerings in the Cloud Services area. At the events, participants will be given the opportunity to observe and interact with industry experts on the discussion of Cloud and what it means to the Australian IT industry.

James O’Loughlin from the ABC Inventors program, MC and panel facilitator, will ensure the panel discussion focuses on what Cloud means to the IT industry and the various perspectives that will affect business in Australia.

The panel will feature the following industry experts and IT professionals:

  • Marc Silvester, CTO of Fujitsu Global Group
  • Vernon Turner, Senior Vice President of Enterprise Infrastructure, IDC
  • Peter Watson, Manager Platform Strategy, Microsoft
  • Carl Terrantroy, Senior Director, Infrastructure Management Group, CA
  • Darren McCullum, Manager, Virtual Computer Environment Initiative, EMC
  • Chiseki Sagawa, President of Service Oriented Platform Strategies Office, Fujitsu Japan

“Fujitsu is well positioned to be a leader in the emerging Cloud Services market, primarily through our global experience to develop a strong local offering, our alliances with leading technology providers and our world class data centres,” says Rod Vawdrey, Chief Executive Officer, Fujitsu Australia and New Zealand.

About Fujitsu Cloud Forum 2010

The Fujitsu Cloud Forum 2010 will be held in Canberra, Melbourne and Sydney to showcase the launch of Fujitsu’s range of solutions and offerings in Cloud Services. The events will feature international keynote speakers, including Marc Silvester, CTO of Fujitsu Global Group; speaking on the advances of technology in our Cloud solutions and the advancements of Cloud Services on a global scale. Mr. Chiseki Sagawa, President of Service Oriented Platform Strategies Office, Fujitsu Japan will be providing insight to new applications developed to support our Cloud Services and will showcase various case studies that are leading the market in Fujitsu Cloud offerings. Vernon Turner, Senior Vice President of Enterprise Infrastructure at IDC will define the opportunities of the local Cloud industry, provide a market overview on Cloud and will be delivering industry findings of a recent CIO survey into Cloud Solutions.

Mike Foster, Group Executive Director, Fujitsu Australia and New Zealand together with Cameron McNaught, General Manager, Solutions, Fujitsu Australia will be presenting tailored breakout sessions with unique insights into Business & Technical streams, to offer attendees a deeper understanding of the business advantages and technical solutions that Fujitsu's Cloud Services can deliver.

Event details:

Canberra - 2nd March 2010
The Great Hall
Parliament House
Capital Hill, Canberra
7.30am - 11.15am

Melbourne - 3rd March 2010
Shed 14 / 15 Central Pier
161 Harbour Esplanade
Docklands, Victoria
7.30am - 11.15am

Sydney - 4th March 2010
Doltone House
Level 3, Jones Bay Wharf
Piers 19-21 Pirrama Road
Pyrmont, Sydney
7.30am - 11.15am

About Fujitsu

Fujitsu is the leading Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company offering a full range of technology products, solutions and services. Approximately 170,000 Fujitsu people support customers in more than 100 countries. We use our experience and the power of ICT to shape the future of society with our customers. Fujitsu Limited (TSE: 6702) reported consolidated revenues of 4.4 trillion yen (US$47 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2013.
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About Fujitsu Australia and New Zealand

Fujitsu Australia and New Zealand is a leading service provider of business, information technology and communications solutions. As the third largest ICT Company in the Australian and New Zealand marketplace, we partner with our customers to consult, design, build, operate and support business solutions. From strategic consulting to application and infrastructure solutions and services, Fujitsu Australia and New Zealand have earned a reputation as the single supplier of choice for leading Corporate News and government organisations. Fujitsu Australia Limited and Fujitsu New Zealand Limited are wholly owned subsidiaries of Fujitsu Limited (TSE: 6702).
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Tracy McCormack

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Company:Fujitsu Australia and New Zealand
General Manager, Marketing & Communications

Date: 25 February, 2010
City: Sydney
Company: Fujitsu Australia Limited