Meet the team

Andrew Milroy | Founder 

 

As the founder of Veqtor8, a digital risk advisory firm, based in Singapore, Andrew’s work involves empowering organisations to manage risk more effectively — working closely with leading buyers and vendors of cybersecurity products and services. 

Andrew is a well-known technology thought leader and speaker in the APAC region. Since moving to Singapore in 2011, he has held regional leadership roles with Frost & Sullivan and Ovum (now Omdia). Prior to working in Singapore, Andrew held roles in the United States, the United Kingdom and Australia.

Andrew has been providing advisory services relating to cybersecurity for over 20 years. In his 10 years at Frost & Sullivan, he grew the cybersecurity business into one of APAC’s leading sources of research and consulting services. 

Andrew is frequently invited to speak, chair and moderate at major technology events. He is widely quoted in the press and often invited to appear in news media.

Andrew completed a Havard certification entitled 'Cybersecurity: Managing Risk in the Information Age'. He holds a BSc in Agricultural Economics from Newcastle University (UK), an MA in IT from Middlesex University (UK) and an MBA from MGSM (Australia). He is also a qualified teacher of English as a foreign language.

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 P. Ramakrishna  | Advisory Board

Based in Singapore, P. Ramakrishna (Rama) is CEO of CIO Academy Asia and has been involved with the tech domain for 35 years. CIO Academy builds CIO and CISO communities, sharing best practices and insights for C-level executives.

Rama was formerly with Singapore’s Infocomm Development Authority (now IMDA and GovTech). His previous position was Director of IDA’s Industry Development, responsible for national level initiatives to develop the tech industry ecosystem. He left in 2015 and became an advisor for several foreign countries to help develop their national tech masterplans.

Rama is also the co-author of 'Intelligent Island: The Untold Story of Singapore's Tech Journey' which chronicles the development of Singapore's tech industry over the last 3 decades.

Ian Selbie | Advisory Board

Based in Singapore, Ian is a highly experienced technology business leader. He is comfortable in the C-Suite as well as delving into IT, commercial and legal details. He has over 20 years’ Asia Pacific experience, proven in business development and delivery for large IT and business process engagements in digital banking, security and fraud prevention. Ian’s collaborative leadership style fits into multi-cultural, distributed sales, business and technical teams.

Ian was part of the global team that conceived and created the Unisys Elevate secure digital banking ecosystem then brought the solution to market globally. He later drove the global program for design and development of Machine Learning based platforms for Elevate.

Ian also developed and released a program for next-generation financial crime solutions that delivers enhanced real-time detection and prevention, while enhancing customer experience.

Ross O'Brien | Advisor

Ross is a technology analyst and market entry consultant who focuses on Asia's digital economies. He has been based in Hong Kong for over two decades, and has also lived and worked in Indonesia, Singapore, China, Vietnam and Bangladesh. He runs the technology practice of B2B consultancy Intercedent Asia, and is a non-executive board member of mobile commerce application developer Weyland Tech, Inc.

Ross has held research and consulting leadership roles at Pyramid Research, Ovum (now Omdia) and Strategic Intelligence. For many years, he ran the Hong Kong program of the Economist Newspaper's senior executive advisory program, the Economist Corporate Network. He has also worked in the client advisory practices of AT&T Solutions and Huawei Technologies. ​

 

Ross is  Senior Contributing Editor at the MIT Technology Review, and lead editor for Global Insights, a quarterly digest of global technology news and analysis prepared for the Technology Review’s Global Panel Peer network. 

Jamie Snowdon | Advisor

Based in the UK, Jamie Snowdon has over twenty-five years’ experience in the IT and Business Services industry. In that time, he has worked in a variety of roles including sales, marketing, consulting and as an industry analyst. Jamie’s analyst career has largely been spent conducting data analysis including market size/forecast models, quantitative/qualitative survey analysis and competitive analysis. He is also the founder of disruptive technology research firm, Market Prescience.

Jamie spent 5 years as Chief Data Officer at HFS Research as well as long stints in research leadership roles at Nelson-Hall and IDC.

He specialises in the development of market forecasting models and tools as well as survey design. He has wide technology industry knowledge and has developed a reputation as a technology industry thought leader.

Marc Einstein | Advisor

Marc is an established and respected technology thought leader, with global experience. Marc lives and works in Tokyo, having also worked in Singapore, Hong Kong and the United States. 

He has over 15 years of information technology, telecommunications and digital media research and advisory experience.

Marc has recently been advising clients on the impact of 5G as well as the opportunities that 5G technology will bring. He has extended this research into the commercial opportunities that 6G will bring. Increasingly, Marc’s work has involved analysing the risks associated with high speed networks.

Marc is the author of a book entitled “Tech Native Companies: Seven Strategies to Survive the Digital Age.” 

Rubyni Karun | Commercial Advisor

 

Based in Singapore, Rubyni Karun is the CEO at XfinitySG and has 15 years of research and advisory experience across all major industries. She has worked with leading regional organisations, developing unparalleled commercial relationships and developing organisation from within. Rubyni built her career at Euromonitor International and Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific, while also advising MNCs and SMEs in the APAC region.

With the combination of consulting tools and research methodologies, she is able to assess best practices at both a strategic and operational level. In recent years, digital risk has become a priority of many of Rubyni's clients, enabling her to focus on this dynamic topic.

Malcolm Norquoy | Commercial Advisor

Malcom has over 30 years of experience in the IT and telecommunications industry — covering the United States, Europe and for the last 22 years, APAC — working with government and commercial organisations across most industries. His roles have been regional and include general management, sales leadership and market growth for the likes of HP, IBM, Ericsson and Cognizant. 

Malcolm has been, and continues to be, a leader in, and strong advocate for cybersecurity by driving awareness and the implementation of standards and compliance. He has personally built, grown and led go-to-market cybersecurity practices in multiple MNCs.