THE National ICT Association of Malaysia (Pikom) announced the consultation of its brand-new chairman and office bearers in addition to councillors for the 2017-2018 term following its recently-held 31st Yearly General Fulfilling (AGM).

Ganesh Kumar Bangah who was formerly deputy chairman, was chosen as the 18th Pikom chairman in the 31-year-old history of the association. Ganesh is also chairman of e-Commerce Malaysia (an initiative under Pikom).

Danny Lee of Epson Malaysia was chosen as deputy chairman while Sean Seah of Bimbit.com and Ong Chin Seong of Powerware Systems were elected as secretary and treasurer respectively.

Outgoing chairman, Chin Chee Seong, will continue to serve in the Council as immediate previous chairman.

There were also 6 councillors who were elected to the council, of which four; Stan Singh-Jit, Dr. Dzaharudin Mansor, Teoh Eng Kee and Ong Khung Tatt will each serve for a two-year term while the remaining two, Anthony Raja Devadoss and Jeffrey Ooi will each serve for one year.

They will sign up with Ivan Teh and Alex Liew who were elected to the council throughout the 30th AGM and are presently serving a two-year-term.

Revealing his thanks to members, for their endorsement and vote of self-confidence, the new chairman stated that he will want to develop on the great of his predecessor, consisting of driving the development of Pikom’s many chapters such as Outsourcing Malaysia, e-Commerce Malaysia in addition to Pikom Cybersecurity Chapter and Endeavor Investment Chapter.

Likewise on the agenda is the continued development of #MYCYBERSALE, particularly in increasing economic sector involvement towards making sure the sustainability of the economic sector led effort.

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“In this age of interruption, we will endeavour to embrace a vibrant spirit of change, development and ideas to allow Malaysia’s ICT market and the country as a whole to accept and utilize on the 4th Industrial Transformation– the digital age. Definitely, we will continue to play an active role as the voice of the ICT industry– advising federal government and other stakeholders,” stated Ganesh (pic, ideal).

Pikom’s new chairman likewise motivated more start-ups and SMEs to sign up with Pikom towards staying abreast of rapidly progressing innovations, to much better embrace e-commerce as a service enabler towards tapping global trade and to basically remain competitive in the digital age.

“Be it funding, networking, global company platforms, market access, technology gain access to, award acknowledgment, Pikom is the entrance to these and more. We wish to engage more business and bring them into the fold so they might take advantage of Pikom’s unique positioning between federal government and market, regional and international platforms and between technology manufacturers and technology consumers. We are certainly trying to find fresh concepts from industry players towards constructing a more robust and competitive ICT market across the value chain” Ganesh added. https://www.digitalnewsasia.com/digital-economy/pikom-unveils-newly-elected-council-2017-2018