June 6, 2012. Sheraton By The Park Sydney 1pm – 6pm
June 8, 2012. The Langham Melbourne 1pm – 6pm

Australian Small and Medium Business Market for Cloud Services at A$480 Million, with Ample Growth Opportunities for Service Providers

"Parallels estimates that the market opportunity to serve Australian SMBs with Cloud services is A$480 million in 2011 and growing rapidly, with hosted infrastructure and Web presence segments driving the majority of Australian growth. Parallels has determined that hosted infrastructure currently accounts for A$230 million, followed by web presence (A$190 million); and hosted communication and collaboration (A$60 million)."
Parallels SMB Cloud Insights™ 2011 Report (Australia)

Source: Parallels

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1.00pm – 1.25pm


1.25pm – 1.30pm

Welcome & Introduction

1.30pm – 2.00pm

Profiting from the Cloud: 700,000 Australian SMBs and their Needs
Consumption of IT as cloud services by small and medium businesses (SMBs) is the default choice. In this session, Jack will share Parallels vision for the hosting and cloud industry in Australia. He will focus on how you can profitably continue to meet Australian SMB customer needs as their IT spending evolves.

Jack Zubarev, President, Marketing and Alliances, Parallels

The Trillion Dollar Battle for the Plugged-In SME

2.00pm – 2.45pm

Parallels Panel Roadmap – Product Growth Track for Shared Hosters & Simplified Management for SMBs
Be the first to know what we have planned for the continued evolution of the Parallels Panel products. Discover our product plans to enable multi-server management for shared hosters and VPS providers through the new Parallels Plesk Automation product as well as the continued improvements for Small Business and others to manage their server instances and web services though Parallels Plesk Panel.

Blake M. Tyra, Panel Product Manager, Parallels

Parallels Panel Roadmap

2.45pm – 3.30pm

Parallels PBAS Roadmap
Differentiate and grow your hosting business with Parallels Business Automation Standard

Join a PBAS expert for insider tips on how to accelerate your business. Alex will share best practices, insider tips and will teach you how to accelerate your business. In particular, you will learn how to increase your revenue by improving PBAS store integration, enhancing web panels and adding 3rd party services. We will present you our development vision on how we'll be enhancing PBAS capabilities in the coming years. We also need your feedback and suggestions to shape the future of PBAS.

Alex Goncharov, Sr. Director, PBAS Product Marketing, Parallels

Parallels Business Automation Standard

3.30pm – 3.40pm


3.40 – 4.00pm

Profit from Partnership

Nick Savvides, Senior Principal Systems Engineer, Symantec

Profit from Partnership

4.00pm – 4.45pm

Panel Discussion: The Next Applications You should Offer To SMBs
Data from Parallels Cloud SMB Insights™ shows that 13% of Australian SMBs have adopting SaaS and 14% more are considering adoption in the next three years. The main opportunities are:

  • Online backup and storage
  • Instant collaboration
  • Online accounting
  • Phone conferencing
  • Web conferencing

Panelists from Symantec, Uber Global, Open-Xchange, Quest Software and BackupAgent. Moderated by Eugenio Ferrante, Senior Director APAC, Parallels.

4.45pm – 5.00pm

Q&A / Closing

Neil Morarji, General Manager - Australia / New Zealand, Parallels Australia

5.00pm – 6.00pm

Networking & Drinks