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“We have been helping companies in strategic business technology management to ensure their technology initiatives are aligned to their business goals and maximize their benefits over cost.”

Hello. I am Thomas Cheah, the Principal CTO-for-hire of Procto. I am an experienced senior technologist who has strong business sense and entrepreneur spirit. I am able to listen, analyze, enlighten and communicate technical value to partners, customers, management, to use technology to solve business problem, and grow business.

Together with my associates, we are a team with deep understanding of technology, strong business acumen, and passionate in problem solving.

We have been the CTO of many companies (with primary focus on small medium businesses and startups), supporting them in strategic business technology management to ensure their technology initiatives are aligned to their business goals and maximize their benefits over cost.

We have also been the CTO and co-founder of many technology startups, providing our expertise not only in developing the product, but also in minimizing product market risk through rapid prototyping, minimum-viable-product design, agile development, and leveraging on other cost or time saving technology shortcuts.

How do CTO add value to my company?

Our Innovation Leadership

Scaling Malaysian SMEs @ SME CEO Forum 2016, Kuala Lumpur
The Privilege of Technology to SMEs @ SME Magazine – December 2016 Issue
Corporate Innovation Panel @ Baustein Innovation Summit 2015, Shanghai
Mentor @ MSC Market Validation Workshop, Cyberjaya
Ebook as Marketing Tool @ Sungate, Taiwan
Pitch Like Silicon Valley Startup @ Investor Readiness Workshop 2015
Mentor @ Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2013, Kuala Lumpur
Change the World with B2B Startups @ IBM, Kuala Lumpur
The Rise of China’s Mobile Innovation Machine @ GSMA, Kuala Lumpur
HR Innovation Mastermind Panel @ SMETalent 2013, Kuala Lumpur
How large companies & start-ups can work together for innovation, growth, and talent @ Cyberjaya
How can Thai corporations innovate like Silicon Valley @ Software Park, Thailand
How to Validate Your Business Ideas without Technical Skills @ MaGIC Startup Academy 2014, Cyberjaya

Who are your customers?

“Thomas is an excellent CTO. He really knows his stuff when it comes to technological innovation. He was able to take our idea and turn it into reality. His strengths in understanding the customer needs, project management experience and knowledge ensure that we delivered the software solution on time, to spec and within budget. His clear and thoughtful analysis was exceptional as was the final solution.”

- Richard Reynolds, Group Director – Procurement, WorleyParsons, UAE.

“Thomas has worked with us on launching our corporate innovation advisory services in Malaysia, Singapore and China. In addition to their strong technical background, Thomas and his team have great analytical skills, superb storyteller with excellent copywriting and design skills.”

- Volker Heistermann, Managing Director, Yushan Ventures, Taiwan.

“Thomas organizes his thoughts logically, and explains to me about the usage of technology very clearly. His recommendation of doing market validation and his expertise in MVP development had indeed helped me in minimizing the risks of building my early stage startup. His strong business acumen and the ability to identify the cost implications of each possible options is a major difference in working with programmers / developers.”

- Niki Ng, Chief Executive Officer, EziAssure, Malaysia.

“I admire Thomas’ ability to drill down to the core of the issue, a trait which I haven’t seen in many other tech professionals. It makes you feel “This was so easy, why didn’t I think of this before.” He is also an expert in Lean Startup methodology. Thomas’ keen sense of business had provided me the right perspective and saved a lot of time and made me feel comfortable even though I have no background in technology.”

- Aaditya Swaroop, Chief Executive Officer, My Amazing City, London.