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
Lucy Haydon
British Chamber Of Commerce
 
DID: +65 6718 0535 Email: lucy@britcham.org.sg

Lucy’s responsibility is to focus on ensuring the expansion of the Chamber’s membership through new acquisitions and retention, in addition overseeing all of the Chamber’s marketing and communications channels including the website and ORIENT magazine.

Prior to joining the Chamber Lucy spent 12 years working for CIBT, a multinational company servicing the travel industry with visa information and processing support. During this time she held various senior executive positions and relocated to Singapore from the UK 4 years ago to champion the company’s expansion into the Asia region.
 
Group Representative
Arwen Berry
Pinsent Masons MPillay
 
 
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
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
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
John Slater-Foley
BT Singapore Pte Ltd
 
John Slater-Foley joined BT over a decade ago and has since supported customers across Europe, the Americas and Asia Pacific. John is now based in Singapore, leading the Business Development function. He focusses on building strong relationships and leverages BT’s global presence and breadth of portfolio, to successfully deliver large and complex business change programmes and projects. John is a trusted advisor at the client’s board-level, focussed on demonstrating how the creative use of technology can create stunning business outcomes.
 
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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