Mr. Desmond Tay co-founded vCargo Cloud (VCC) in 2013 and was subsequently appointed its CEO. A visionary technopreneur, he leads VCC to be one of the fastest growing local companies on a global stage, establishing VCC’s footprint in South East Asia, China, Central Asia, Russia, and Africa. Prior to this, he was Managing Director at Visiflex Pte. Ltd. and BizLabs Pte. Ltd., where he played an instrumental role in driving strategic business plans and partnerships. His previous appointments include Director of Technology at Genii Incorporated Pte. Ltd. and Vice President of Technology at 3rd Frontier Pte. Ltd. A technologist, Mr. Tay started his career as a software engineer at CrimsonLogic Pte. Ltd. and Advanced Systems Automation Ltd.
As an industry veteran, Mr. Tay provides leadership and direction in driving the evolution of trade facilitation and cargo community platforms. He also pioneered the implementation of the e-freight solution for Singapore. A pragmatic architect, Mr. Tay leads the industry in adopting innovative technologies, including the implementation of the world’s first electronic Certificate of Origin solution using Blockchain.
Mr. Tay is a member of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) Digital Economy Task Force. Mr Tay graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Open University, UK, and a Diploma in Electrical Engineering from Ngee Ann Polytechnic.