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Twitter wins in information and comms category

The company is making 2018 a year of growth as the region has one of the world's youngest and fastest growing population.

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Apart from overseeing the business for South-east Asia, Mr Gujral is in charge of forming strategic partnerships in Asia-Pacific at Twitter.

FIRST-TIME participant Twitter Asia-Pacific Pte Ltd has landed an award thanks to the strong growth recorded by the company. It has been awarded the Singapore 1000 - Sales/Turnover Growth Excellence Award in the Information & Communications sector.

Describing itself, Twitter says that it is about what is happening in the world and what people are talking about right now.

"Asia is a growth region for Twitter and we're pleased to be recognised as a part of the Awards organised by DP Info this year. We see the annual S1000 rankings as a step to help us establish our footprint in the region and we appreciate the opportunity to connect with local business leaders through the Awards," says Arvinder Gujral, managing director, South-east Asia, and senior director, business development, Asia-Pacific, at Twitter.

While Mr Gujral is the managing director, for South-east Asia at Twitter, he holds a dual role as senior director of business development, Asia Pacific at Twitter as well. Apart from overseeing the business for Southeast Asia, Mr Gujral is in charge of forming strategic partnerships in Asia-Pacific at Twitter. In the latter role, he heads business development, developer relations, customer service and big data for the region.

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Prior to Twitter, Mr Gujral was head of digital and innovation at Aircel, a telecom operator in India. His previous experiences spanning over 17 years, saw him working at a mobile app startup in California, sales and marketing in tech consulting and advertising.

He is an adviser and investor to multiple startups and has spoken at leading industry conferences around the world. He is based in India.

The company is investing to make 2018 a year of growth as the region has one of the world's youngest and fastest growing population, with high mobile penetration in almost all the Asian markets.

"We will continue to prioritise the highest impact work that make Twitter faster and easier to use, improving our core ad offerings, and further expanding our business across new channels of demand to grow the region," says Mr Gujral.

For example, to provide data-friendly access to more people in emerging markets like Indonesia and the Philippines who have low-end mobile devices with limited mobile data plans, the company launched Twitter Lite last year.

Twitter Lite uses up to 70 per cent less data, taking up less than 1MB in size, and launches up to 30 per cent faster.

Twitter is a global, live, public communications platform showcasing what's happening in the world right now.

From breaking news and entertainment to sports, politics, and everyday interests, people can see every side of the story on Twitter, join the open conversation and watch live streaming events.

Available in more than 40 languages around the world, Twitter can be accessed via twitter.com, Twitter Lite (mobile.twitter.com), an array of mobile devices, and SMS.

Twitter says that its talented and diverse employees work together across 35 plus offices worldwide.