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Big Switch Networks hires James Wong as South Asia GM

Big Switch Networks, The Next-Generation Data Centre Networking Company, has appointed James Wong as General Manager, South Asia. This is a new role for Big Switch Networks, as the company continues to invest and gain traction in the APAC region.

Mr Wong’s primary role will be to support Big Switch Networks’ partners in creating end-user demand for next-generation data centre networking solutions, as well as growing the company’s existing South Asia business. Based in Singapore, Mr Wong will report to Mario Vecchio, Big Switch Networks’ Managing Director, APAC.

“The reception to Big Switch Networks and our technology in South Asia has exceeded our expectations. James has extensive industry experience, and will play a crucial role in the business as we continue to gain momentum in the region,” said Mr Vecchio.

Mr Wong has more than 25 years of experience in information technology. Most recently, he was Managing Director, Asia, at Alpha7. Prior to joining Alpha7, Mr Wong was A10 Networks’ Head of Channels, APAC, where he oversaw regional activities around the company’s IPO. He has also held senior leadership roles at Siebel, prior to its acquisition by Oracle, and was one of the first employees at Salesforce in Singapore.

“The networking industry is undergoing a huge transformation, and I’m excited to be joining one of the companies leading the charge. I look forward to playing a meaningful role in expanding Big Switch Networks’ presence in South Asia,” said Mr Wong.

Big Switch Networks has global partnerships with Dell Technologies and Edgecore Networks. The company’s key partners in South Asia are Duta Sarana Abadi Jaya (Indonesia), Network Media (Hong Kong), ST Telemedia (Singapore), STRANETIX (Singapore), TeleScience (Singapore) and Wipro (India and South East Asia).