SYDNEY, Australia – 24 March 2015 – Acquia, the digital experience company, today announced that Graham Sowden has been appointed the general manager of Acquia’s operations in Asia Pacific and Japan. Sowden will be based in Acquia’s regional headquarters located in Sydney, where he will direct the company’s continued expansion in this strategic region.
Acquia is experiencing rapid growth in the region, particularly in the transportation, healthcare, and higher education sectors. Key customers include Flight Centre, Foxtel, TransLink and Earth Hour. Bolstered by increased global demand for its solutions for unifying content, community and commerce, the company is expanding its operations in Asia Pacific and Japan. Acquia will be growing its team in Australia to serve its growing customer base and broaden its market reach. During the next 12 months Acquia plans to expand its presence in North and South Asia to address increasing demand from businesses and government organisations, tackling the digital transformations that are critical for their future prosperity. Acquia’s team in India also continues to grow, powered by its work with key system integrators such as Accenture, Capgemini, Sapient, and Wipro.
Helping fuel Acquia’s growth in the region is the rollout of the Australian Government’s unprecedented govCMS initiative, which was launched to help more than 500 federal government agencies across Australia increase their efficiency and lower their costs as they better engage citizens with government services. Acquia provides an open cloud platform and SaaS applications for the delivery of govCMS from a data center on Australian soil.