Who we are.

Our history

Our people


The Singapore Data Company was founded by a number of former employees of Zalora (now Global Fashion Group), a multinational online retailer. It was set up to meet demand for help with data science work in particular, an area where Zalora had been a pioneer in the region.

From the outset, the company did not limit itself to consulting. For example, an early research project led to a machine vision-based automated crawling system that is currently under discussions for licensing with a number of retailers in the region.

As incoming projects diversified, we shifted focus from just data to the entire engineering ecosystem, which led to starting work on OptiDB, a means for users to build complex applications visually, without any technical knowledge, and on a sound technical basis already suitable for the large scale we have observed in some of our clients.

Our people

Corentin Roux dit Buisson, CEO

Corentin Roux dit Buisson


Former VP BI, ZALORA Group
Built data science and BI
Market risk, FX at Louis Dreyfus
$50bn revenue, 40+ countries
Engineering, Cambridge University
Statistical learning, data modelling

Christopher Forno, CTO



Former Head of Engineering, ZALORA Group
Scaled ops to 9 countries with 100+ servers
Former Senior Engineer, DeviantArt
Alexa Top 100, team of 7
Private equity, hardware, language learning
Databases, global scale systems, security, AI

Cooper McGuire, Advisor

Cooper McGuire


COO and CFO at Skin Inc; CEO Golden Spike
Investor and executive, tech startups
Former COO, Ensogo Group
Former co-founder and CFO, ZALORA Group
from year 1 to acquisition
Goldman Sachs, NYC

Brian Johnson, Advisor

Brian Johnson


F&B entrepreneur
Gold medallist Australian Food Awards
Advisor to CFOs
inc. Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Westpac, IRESS
Special projects (e.g. de-merger)
Former Director, Goldman Sachs
Started NYC pre-IPO, 10+ years