e27 Announces Research in Motion as Premier Sponsor for Echelon 2012
RIM supported this initiative with BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablets and BlackBerry® smartphones as prizes for Startup Marketplace winning team and Satellite participants. Winners will also receive free membership into the BlackBerry Alliance Program.
- (1888PressRelease) April 23, 2012 - Singapore -- e27, a media organization focused on the Asian technology startup community, recently partnered with Research in Motion (RIM), who came on board as one of Echelon 2012's Premier Sponsor.
As part of the partnership, RIM supported this initiative with BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablets and BlackBerry® smartphones as prizes for Startup Marketplace winning team and Satellite participants. Winners will also receive free membership into the BlackBerry Alliance Program (https://partners.blackberry.com/web/guest/associate), which includes technical and marketing benefits.
RIM is a global leader in wireless innovation, revolutionized the mobile industry with the introduction of the BlackBerry® solution in 1999. Widely known by their BlackBerry product line, which includes the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet, the award-winning BlackBerry smartphone portfolio, software for businesses and accessories, its products and services are used by millions of customers around the world to stay connected to the people and content that matter most throughout their day.
"We are very pleased to have RIM on board as Echelon 2012's Premier Sponsor. With RIM's expertise, penetration and involvement in the South East Asia market, we believe the collaboration will value add to the Asian startup community in terms of helping the startups in this region to grow and scale in the right direction," said Mr Mohan Belani, Director of e27.
Representatives from RIM will also be speaking and judging at some of the Echelon 2012's upcoming Satellites.
Ben Gillenwater - Speaking and judging at the Philippines Satellite. Ben Gillenwater holds the position of Head of Content, East Asia at RIM. In
this capacity, Ben is responsible for devising a strategy that establishes relationships and creates awareness of the content and many compelling apps that are available on the BlackBerry platform, relevant to the company's smartphone and tablet customers in East Asia.
Alan Wong - Speaking and judging at Taiwan and Japan satellitesAs RIM's Application Development Specialist, Alan is responsible for managing the technical relationships with RIM's developer community. Alan focuses specifically in the Asia Pacific region to provide support and guidance to BlackBerry developers, as they work to integrate their applications onto the BlackBerry platform.
Sarim Aziz - Speaking and judging at Jakarta and Singapore satellites. Sarim Aziz is the Team Lead for Research In Motion's Developer Relations Team. The RIM Developer Relations Team supports the application development efforts for several ISVs globally, helping to bring consumer and enterprise solutions to the BlackBerry Platform.
Johan Kremer - Speaking and judging at Singapore satellite. Johan joined RIM Singapore in 2009 and is heading the Alliances for SEA, which covers solutions and applications across the Enterprise and Consumer.
Hong Quan Dinh - Speaking and judging at Vietnam satellite. Hong Quan Dinh is a Sales Manager at RIM. Prior to his tenure at Research In Motion, he was a Handset Trading Team Leader at Viettel Telecom and a Sales Manager at NSS Technology and Telecommunication Co.
To find out more about Echelon 2012, check out the official Echelon 2012 website at www.echelon.e27.sg/SG2012
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Echelon 2012 is organized by www.e27.sg, a media organization focused on the Asian technology startup community.
Echelon 2012 aims to be the frontier of the Internet and web technology landscape, where the main focus was to bring together the top brass of the web technology industry from various parts of the startup eco-system to facilitate discussion on the hot topics in the web startup scene.
A two-day, double-track event on 11 and 12 June 2012 with over 1,100 delegates, a demo pit of up to 50 regional startups per day and various workshops.
e27 was founded by a group of Silicon Valley enthusiasts in 2006 who had the chance to experience the thrill and excitement of the tech start-up epicenter during their college years. The group returned to Singapore and decided to ignite the beginnings of a local web technology community. The movement began with a blog, www.e27.sg, covering the latest and hottest regional tech start-up news, which quickly turned into community events that drew the support of the community and connected corporate organizations.
Since then, e27 has transformed into a full-fledged media and events agency that serves the web technology ecosystem in the region. e27 has worked with various government agencies, corporate entities and community organizations most which, have a long standing support of what we do.
e27 also runs an annual flagship event - Echelon (formally UnConference) since 2008, with the latest edition in 2011 attracting more than a thousand attendees from over 15 different countries.
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