Group Chief Information Officer, UCSI Group Holdings Sdn Bhd, Malaysia

Short Biography

JAMES THANG, Group CIO from UCSI, has 25 years of corporate experience in software development, digital transformation, digitalisation strategy, IT project and people management.

As a Group CIO of UCSI Group Holdings, he takes the lead of the entire UCSI Group & Subsidiaries on the Digital Transformation initiative. UCSIPAY, the cashless payment mobile apps solutions integrated with UCSI Auto Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) parking system and merchants/retails system for cashless payment solutions that support the SDGs initiative. Under his leadership and supervision, the in-house hardware and software team successfully implemented more than 40 in-house applications that automate all the business processes which reduce the wastage of time and paper and simplified and automated the business processes and approval workflow.

James is aware of the importance of the future digital roadmap toward the Hybrid workspace and Cloud initiative, as he continues to develop the sustainable future digital landscape for UCSI. He also plays an important role to engage with the Senior Management Team on the Cloud initiative and solutions, for e.g. the SaaS, PaaS and IaaS.

Prior to joining UCSI, he has many international career exposures in the Asia Pacific, China and Europe and within the multi-racial working environment, he has made various presentations to the board of directors and shareholders of MNCs and public listed companies.

His notable technical development background and hands-on experience have shaped him to wear C-Level hats particular as CEO, Group CIO, CTO and COO in several MNCs and public listed companies such as UCSI Group, Daimler Chrysler TSS, Time dotCom, Microsoft & etc.

Outside of work, he is a passionate Arowana fish community builder and hobbyist who have won several Arowana competitions in Malaysia and Indonesia.