THE National ICT Association of Malaysia (Pikom) announced the consultation of its new chairman and office bearers as well as councillors for the 2017-2018 term following its recently-held 31st Annual General Meeting (AGM).
Ganesh Kumar Bangah who was previously deputy chairman, was elected as the 18th Pikom chairman in the 31-year-old history of the association. Ganesh is likewise chairman of e-Commerce Malaysia (an initiative under Pikom).
Danny Lee of Epson Malaysia was elected 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 six councillors who were chosen to the council, of which 4; Stan Singh-Jit, Dr. Dzaharudin Mansor, Teoh Eng Kee and Ong Khung Tatt will each serve for a two-year term while the staying 2, Anthony Raja Devadoss and Jeffrey Ooi will each serve for one year.
They will join 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 confidence, the brand-new chairman stated that he will want to build on the good work of his predecessor, including driving the progress of Pikom’s lots of chapters such as Outsourcing Malaysia, e-Commerce Malaysia along with Pikom Cybersecurity Chapter and Endeavor Investment Chapter.
Also on the program is the continued development of #MYCYBERSALE, particularly in increasing economic sector participation towards making sure the sustainability of the private sector led effort.
“In this age of disturbance, we will endeavour to welcome a dynamic spirit of improvement, development and ideas to make it possible for Malaysia’s ICT market and the country as a whole to embrace and take advantage of on the 4th Industrial Transformation– the digital age. Definitely, we will continue to play an active role as the voice of the ICT market– recommending federal government and other stakeholders,” said Ganesh (pic, best).
Pikom’s new chairman likewise motivated more start-ups and SMEs to sign up with Pikom towards staying abreast of rapidly progressing technologies, to much better embrace e-commerce as an organisation enabler towards tapping global trade and to basically remain competitive in the digital age.
“Be it financing, networking, international company platforms, market access, innovation gain access to, award recognition, Pikom is the gateway to these and more. We wish to engage more business and bring them into the fold so they may take advantage of Pikom’s distinct positioning in between government and industry, local and worldwide platforms and between innovation producers and technology customers. We are certainly searching for fresh ideas from industry gamers towards constructing a more robust and competitive ICT market across the value chain” Ganesh added.