The National ICT Association of Malaysia (PIKOM) has a new executive council for 2017-2018, following its 31st annual general meeting.
Ganesh Kumar Bangah, the previous deputy chairman, was elected as the 18th PIKOM chairman. He also chairs the association’s E-commerce Malaysia chapter.
Danny Lee of Epson Malaysia is the new deputy chairman; Sean Seah of Bimbit.com, Secretary; and Ong Chin Seong of Powerware Systems, Treasurer. Chin Chee Seong will continue to serve as immediate past chairman.
Six other elected councillors are Stan Singh-Jit, Dr Dzaharudin Mansor, Datuk Teoh Eng Kee and Ong Khung Tatt (who each will serve a two-year term), Anthony Raja Devadoss and Jeffrey Ooi (who each will serve for one year). They join Dato’ Seri Ivan Teh and Alex Liew who were elected to the council during the 30th AGM and currently serve two-year terms.
Ganesh said he will build on the work of his predecessor, including driving the progress of PIKOM’s many chapters such as Outsourcing Malaysia, E-commerce Malaysia, Cybersecurity, and Venture Investment chapters. Also on the agenda is the continued growth of #MYCYBERSALE, particularly in increasing private sector participation to ensure its sustainability.
“In this age of disruption, we will endeavour to embrace a dynamic spirit of transformation, innovation, and ideas to enable Malaysia’s ICT industry and the nation as a whole to embrace and leverage on the 4th Industrial Revolution,” said Ganesh. “We will continue to play an active role as the voice of the ICT industry, advising government and other stakeholders.”
Ganesh encouraged more start-ups and SMEs to join PIKOM to stay abreast of rapidly evolving technologies, better embrace e-commerce as a business enabler to tap global trade, and remain competitive in the digital age.
“Be it funding, networking, international business platforms, market access, technology access, or award recognition, PIKOM is the gateway to these and more. We want to engage more companies and bring them into the fold so that they may benefit from PIKOM’s unique positioning between government and industry, local and international platforms, and between technology products and consumers. We are certainly looking for fresh ideas from industry players to build a more robust and competitive ICT industry across the value chain,” he added.