Information and Communications Technology

The ICT Business Group's mission is to inspire, educate and engage Chamber members (and non-members) on the transformative capabilities of Information Technology to their business.

The goal of the group is to add value to the Chamber and its members through activities that:

  • Demonstrate the value of ICT solutions to their business
  • Educate them on future ICT trends that will impact their business
  • Offer member networking opportunities to better enable business across the region
  • Share knowledge and insights
  • Attract new members to the Chamber

MEMBER PROFILE
Chairperson
Andrew Pickup
Microsoft
 
Andrew Pickup is the Senior Director, Communications at Microsoft Asia. He is responsible for managing the image and reputation of Microsoft across Asia Pacific, Greater China, Japan and India, building new communications capabilities and, leading and growing a highly-committed team of communications professionals in the region. Prior to his current role, he was Chief Marketing Officer for Microsoft in Asia-Pacific, and has been based in Singapore since 2003.

Andrew joined Microsoft in 1992 and spent over a decade with Microsoft UK, where he held a number of senior management business and marketing roles. Prior to Microsoft, he was an Account Director with advertising agency Saatchi & Saatchi in London.
Co-chair
Magda Chelly
Responsible Cyber Pte. Ltd.
 
Magda is an international business professional, and is passionate about cyber-security. Her career has evolved through technical, business and leadership positions in telecommunications & IT industries through Europe, Africa, Middle East and Asia. In addition to completing a PhD of Telecommunication Engineering degree, Magda pursued a specialisation in cyber-security from the University of Maryland, College Park in 2016.

She decided then to create her own cyber-security company, dedicated to cyber-security training, awareness and communication.
 
Group Representative
Arwen Berry
Pinsent Masons MPillay
 
Arwen Berry is a technology lawyer with Pinsent Masons MPillay. She has worked in Europe, SE Asia and internationally on a broad range of cross-border intellectual property, information technology and general commercial work for the last decade and has been based in Singapore since 2014. Arwen regularly advises multinational corporations on a wide variety of large scale IT, outsourcing and e-commerce related projects. She has particular expertise in advising on system procurement, business process outsourcing, strategic IT partnerships and platform development work in the financial services sector. Arwen has a keen interest in the application of new technologies across a variety of industries and is passionate about working with companies of any size to support the development and commercialisation of transformational products and services.
 
Group Representative
Jordan Gall
FunctionEight PTE Ltd.
 
Jordan is an IT Manager at FunctionEight Singapore, a company specialised in IT outsourcing solutions with office locations in Singapore and Hong Kong. His main responsibilities involve operations, business development and IT project management.

With 5 years of experience in SMB and SME IT sectors across Asia, Jordan is no stranger to the challenges and stresses presented on a daily basis to business owners. He is excited by challenging projects aiming to improve IT systems and by the fast-paced nature of the IT industry. Jordan enjoys keeping up with technological changes and advancements, and putting these into practice.
 
Group Representative
David Grainger
Arkadin Singapore Pte
 
David believes that there is nothing more important in life than engaging with others and that when we communicate, regularly and freely, things are generally better. This is why David has chosen a career in the unified communications and collaboration space helping large organisations increase productivity, drive team work and reduce environmental impact through increased collaboration.

David is currently Sales Director for South East Asia for Arkadin, a NTT Communications Company, and has almost twenty years’ experience working for cloud-based communications technology providers in UK, Australia and now Singapore. David holds a Degree in International Politics and is an eternal student of the French language.
Group Representative
Carl Griffith
systemsGo
 
Carl Griffith is the General Manager of systemsGo for SE Asia and Australia. systemsGo provides IT support solutions, relocation and office setup services and IT project services to organisations across Asia Pacific. Carl cut his IT teeth on an IBM mainframe in the mid ‘80s and has always been passionate about technology. When working with Philips Design, running the online presence for Philips in the region, Carl learned the importance of a user-centric and solution-focused approach to all his work and took that mantra with him through his digital advertising days to the present day working at systemsGo in Singapore.
 
 
Group Representative
Stephen McNulty
Micro Focus
 
Stephen McNulty has lived in Singapore since 2005, is currently the president, Asia Pacific & Japan, for Micro Focus, the UK’s second largest IT company, and is responsible for expanding Micro Focus’ business in the region. Prior to joining Micro Focus, Stephen held roles as the managing director, Asia Pacific, for Progress Software; president, Asia Pacific for JDA Software; and various senior management positions at Oracle Corporation.

Having lived and worked in the UK, Australia, USA, China and Singapore, Stephen has significant multi-cultural experience, and with a family born over 4 continents, Stephen considers himself quite a global citizen.

McNulty earned his MBA from Edinburgh Business School, and also has a certificate in Strategic Sales Management from the University of Chicago and a certificate in Strategic Thinking and Management for Competitive Advantage from the University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School.
Group Representative
Hitan Mehta
Acuutech Pte Ltd
 
Hitan is Managing Director (Asia) & Principal Consultant for Acuutech, he moved to Singapore from London in 2010 to expand Acuutech business across Asia. Hitan has 20 years of Information Technology experience in Asia Pacific , Europe and America both with client and vendor side.

Hitan has a rare breed of business acumen and technology, focused on delivering service and value to his clients globally through use of technology be it on premise, cloud or hybrid.

Hitan continues to help organisations from varied industries and multiple sizes ensure they get the most from their Information technology and communications investment.
 
Group Representative
Stuart Pearce
TD Global
 
Stuart Pearce has lived in Singapore since 2012. He has overall responsibility for the WW sales and operations for TD Global, a global data and digital transformation technology solutions provider who are headquartered in Singapore. Prior to co-founding TD Global, Stuart held various senior leadership roles within the IBM Data and Analytics business, primarily in growth markets.

A passionate evangelist for all things data and digital, Stuart has spent over two decades helping customers to gain insight from data and use this to transform the way they do business. This has led him to live and work across Asia Pacific, Europe, Middle East, Africa and Latin America.
 
Group Representative
Michael Shearer
McLaren Applied Technologies Pte Ltd
 
Michael Shearer OBE is External Relations Director, APAC for McLaren Technology Group. He has over 23 years experience in developed and emerging markets. In the public sector he worked for Japanese local government, and, as a senior British diplomat in Japan, Sierra Leone and South Africa. In private industry he was a subcontractor with EY and an International Manager with HSBC in the US, UK, Hong Kong, China and Taiwan. He has an MBA (Durham University); BA in Chinese and Japanese (Leeds University); is a member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.
 
Group Representative
Alexander Shepherd
Bird & Bird ATMD
 
Alex is a partner in the Technology and Communications team at international law firm Bird & Bird. He advises on the commercial and regulatory aspects of Technology, Media and Telecommunications matters, and on data privacy.

Alex has been based in Singapore since 2013. He lived in Dubai from 2007 to 2013 and was head of the Middle East and Africa TMT practice at another international firm and prior to that was based in London. Alex has been involved in the IT and technology industry for more than 20 years, having studied a computer science degree and worked as an IT consultant for a number of years before retraining as a lawyer.
Group Representative
Sanjay Yadave
BT Singapore Pte Ltd
 
Sanjay Yadave has been based in Singapore since 2012, and has 20 years’ sales experience in the global telco and service provider industry. Sanjay is the Head of Sales for BT in South East Asia and leads the teams responsible for all Global, Multinational, Domestic and Government customer relationships & engagements in the region. Prior to this, he was Head of Sales for BTs Financial Technology Services business for 3 years and led the teams providing voice and electronic trading technologies to the financial community; including banks, brokers, exchanges across South East Asia, India, & ANZ. Before relocating to Singapore from London, Sanjay worked for the three major US global telcos helping multinational enterprises expand, transform and grow their businesses across EMEA. Sanjay initially joined CompuServe which became UUNET/WorldCom/MCI (Now Verizon), subsequently moving moved to Sprint, and prior to moving to Singapore, AT&T.
 
 
Group Representative
Elsie Yim
UK Trade & Investment
 
UKTI works with UK based businesses to ensure their success in international markets through exports. We encourage and support overseas companies to look at the UK as the best place to set up or expand their business. Elsie has been with UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) for more than 10 years. She leads on ICT, Education and Creative Industries sectors. She assists UK companies into the Singapore market and facilitates business matchmaking for UK companies. She has previously worked for Austrade on the Food & Drink sector as well as Business Development and Franchising in food companies.
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