Who we are.

Our history

Our people


History

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

CEO

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

Christopher Forno, CTO

CHRISTOPHER FORNO

CTO

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

Cooper McGuire, Advisor

Cooper McGuire

Advisor

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

Brian Johnson, Advisor

Brian Johnson

Advisor

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