VML Qais has appointed Gary Teo as regional director of technology. Based in Singapore for the region, Teo reports directly to Tripti Lochan, CEO of VML Qais.
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 spent four years as an entrepreneur, growing a digital design thinking company from start-up to mid-size firm. He has led the implementation of numerous projects from large-scale digital web revamps, mobile automation solutions for enterprises to most recently, regional e-commerce roll outs for brands.
Commenting on the appointment, Tripti 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. ”
Added Teo, “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 fresh and creative perspective to problems in those domains.”