Tripti Lochan, CEO, VML Qais has announced the appointment of Gary Teo as Regional Director of Technology. Based in Singapore for the region, Teo will report to Lochan.
In this newly-created role, Teo will lead and develop VML Qais’ regional technology practice. This includes an expansion of the agency’s technology portfolio, with special emphasis on enhancing brands’ online and mobile commerce capabilities as they become an increasing part of marketing strategy.
Teo has over a decade of experience in the digital space. Before returning from Silicon Valley, he had studied at Stanford and worked at a start-up. He spent four years as an entrepreneur, growing a digital design thinking company from start-up to mid-size firm. Teo has led the implementation of numerous projects – from large-scale digital web revamps, mobile automation solutions for enterprises to most recently, regional e-commerce rollouts for brands.
Commenting on Teo’s appointment, Lochan said, “As our digital and real worlds seamlessly merge into one experience, technology is becoming a key cornerstone of marketing. And the fun is in innovating, in coming up with new ways of looking at the same problem. Gary as the leader of our Technology Practice is perfect – an entrepreneur who has solid technology experience in the marketing space.”
On his new role, Teo said, “Digital is and will always be in my blood. I enjoy learning from the various industries that my work has exposed me to and embrace the opportunity to apply a freshand creative perspective to problems in those domains. Work is a lifestyle in my opinion and as such, it is imperative that I work with and for motivated and intelligent minds creating solutions that we pride ourselves in.”