Continent 8 has announced two new hires, appointing a Business Development Manager and Technical Solutions Architect for its Asia-facing operations.
The former position has been taken by Lalaine P Vidal, whilst the latter vacancy has been filled by Christopher Caturay, with both based in the Philippines and tasked with supporting the firm’s ‘growing customer base’ in Asia.
Identifying Asia as boasting strong potential for its business, Continent 8 is currently embarking on a ‘wider push’ across the continent, promoting its infrastructure, connectivity and security solutions to regional igaming operators.
Peter Williams, Managing Director – Asia Pacific at Continent 8 Technologies, added: “Lalaine and Christopher are great talents and are a brilliant addition to the Continent 8 team in Asia. This is an important market for us and one where we have ambitious growth plans that we are actively deploying.
“Lalaine will play a vital role in introducing more businesses to Continent 8 and the award-winning solutions that we provide, while Christopher will ensure that customers are deploying the right products and services for their organisation.
“This localised approach, along with having feet on the ground, is what makes Continent 8 the go-to infrastructure and security provider for companies targeting Asia and other markets around the world.”
Regarding its regional offering, Continent 8 has placed a particular emphasis on its cyber security solutions, stating that this area has seen ‘exceptional growth’ in recent years amid an ‘all-time high’ in cyber attacks in Asia.
Supporting this expansion, Caturay will leverage its experience in cyber security, particularly regarding the end-to-end process of solution deployment and application of best practices.
Caturay remarked: “Asia presents unique challenges when it comes to infrastructure and cyber security. I’m excited to be working for a business that has a comprehensive and unique solution for businesses targeting the Asian market.”
Vidal, meanwhile, will apply his own experience of marketing and sales to the role – his career has included tenures in cyber security roles, as well as in telco, real estate and banking.
“The opportunity to join Continent 8 was one I simply couldn’t turn down,” he said. “It is the leading infrastructure provider in the industry, and I am looking forward to using my experience in sales and marketing to drive the business forward and further establish its presence and customer base across Asia.”
The appointments are the first major HR developments to occur at Continent 8 since the appointment of Brian B Koh as Chief Commercial Officer, joining the company from Syntax Group.