Information and Communications Technology

Andrew Pickup
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.
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.
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.
BritCham Representative
Lucy Haydon
British Chamber Of Commerce
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Lucy oversees all marketing and communications channels, manages advertising opportunities and works on partnerships, sponsorships and projects for the Chamber.

Previously, 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 5 years ago to champion the company’s expansion into the Asia region.
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
Amanda Bluett
CBRE Pte Ltd
Amanda is an experienced and enthusiastic Information System Risk and Security practitioner. I have 18 years experience and have been involved in assisting some of the world's largest businesses in all areas of the cyber security realm. Awareness of and experience with a variety of technical, policy, governance and process issues is combined with a strong business acumen. Superior auditing skills have resulted in providing compliance against leading standards ensuring that deadlines are met and maintained. This is combined with excellent client and people management ability.
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
Manish Gupta
Diageo Singapore Pte Ltd
Contemporary thought leader and an high energy executor in securely digitalizing global businesses for growth, profitability and collaboration. Passionate about developing talent and learning. Accountable for Global Applications platforms/COEs, Robotics, Workplace Digitalization, Global Operations, Enterprise Architecture, Cyber Security, Vendor Management, IT Risk Management and Diageo India IS. My professional experience of 23+ years can be “dimensionalized” into multiple Industries, Domains (CIO, CTO, BRM, Architecture, Solution Delivery, Digital, Information Security, Risk Management, Org Design, Shared Services), Organization levels (BU/Region/Sector/Corporate), Countries and Cultures and have actively experienced the IT value chain from “both sides of the table” – provider, enabler and customer of information and technology services.
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
Germaine Ng Ferguson
StarHub Ltd
Germaine is responsible for the overall strategy, market development, product development and management of Media and Retail ICM businesses in StarHub. A veteran in advertising and marketing, she also oversees TV audience measurement, marketing data monetization and strategic business partnerships for StarHub’s Enterprise Business Group.

Her current focus is to help SMEs transform their businesses in the Retail and F&B sectors. This entails market and partnership development with ICT solution vendors and collaboration with the local government. She led her team to win the iconic One Kampong Glam’s digitalisation project as its exclusive curator.

Prior to StarHub, Germaine spent five years with a leading outdoor media company in key account partnerships. She also spent seven and half years managing the largest media representative and advertising agency in Myanmar that she co-founded.
Group Representative
Faisal Parvez
BT Singapore Pte Ltd
Faisal is Director – IT Delivery and CIO for BT in Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa at BT Global Services. Faisal has 15 years of global experience in telco managed services arena and has experience of working in the UK, India and Singapore, with well over 8 years of it in Asia. He has global experience in handling complex IT Transitions and transformations, global sourcing, OSS/BSS strategy & implementation and business improvement specific to Service Assurance Systems in the telecom sector.

Faisal is passionate about Digital Transformation and within BT he and his team are responsible for defining and delivering the Digital Service Assurance Strategy, delivering Transformation programs as well as Customer Contract Delivery and Innovation for several global organisations including top fortune 500 companies that are customers of BT today.
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
James Price
Premier Group
James is a director for Premier Group, a Singaporean company that specialises in implementing Project Online (Microsoft’s cloud based, collaborative project manager tool), project management training and setting up PMOs (Project Management Offices).

Before this he spent 6½ years at Microsoft as a part time sales specialist for Project and Visio for SE Asia.

He has over 15 years experience in IT as a director of Premier Computer Solutions, an IT solutions and learning company based in London.
Group Representative
Jim Roovers
Dyson Operations Pte Ltd
Based in SEA, Jim is Dyson’s Head of Electronics and oversees the program direction of all electronic technologies from concept to production across all product categories – a key part found in all of Dyson’s machines. He joined Dyson in 2012.

Jim graduated from the University of West-Brabant in the Netherlands specializing in Electronics Power Engineering. The bulk of his career was spent in Philips, the Dutch consumer electronics company, taking on roles ranging from development engineer to senior global project manager. In 2010, Jim moved to Singapore from the Netherlands.
Group Representative
Michael Shearer
McLaren Applied Technologies Pte Ltd
Michael Shearer OBE is Managing Director, Asia Pacific for McLaren Applied Technologies, a member of the McLaren Group. He has over 24 years professional experience based in 9 countries in both 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 Group 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
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.