Welcome to Procto
Hello, I am Thomas Cheah, your CTO-for-hire at Procto. CTO helps innovate your business model through strategic technology management so that you get 80% of the benefit for 20% of the cost.
If you have innovative ideas but do not the technical expertise, CTO is your partner to validate and build your digital business models.
Constant business innovation is increasingly important in today’s business environment so that your business is prepare for rapid change of customer behavior, rising cost, and globalization in order to stay ahead (or away) of competition.
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Explore how a CTO can help you in the following situation:
CTO works with:
To validate their innovative ideas and build their product with the least time and cost through technology shortcuts.
To solve their business challenges and grow their business through strategic technology planning and implementation.
To perform technical due diligence and justify business potential on their planned technology investment.
Or if you have been meeting with some technology specialists lately, here are some questions that can help you on interviewing and finding right technology specialists.
“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.
“I hired Thomas in early 2012 to work with me to develop a business plan and also design a prototype of the business. Thomas impressed me on many aspects – he’s fairly balanced in terms of his appreciation of business principles, entrepreneurship and having a pragmatic view of developing startup ideas and prototypes. This is in addition to the fact that he has the necessary CTO chops and can command and manage a tech team.”
- Hanson Toh, Chief Executive Officer, Stone Soup Technologies Sdn. Bhd., Malaysia.
“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.
“I have worked with Thomas for many years in his capacity as CTO at Objective World. He has displayed a unique combination of technical skill and business acumen that has always impressed me and resulted in happy repeat clients and opened doors to many opportunities. I look forward to many more years of his insight.”
- Peter Key, Chief Executive Officer, Objective World Sdn. Bhd., Malaysia.
“What impressed us most about Thomas was his ability to quickly and acutely synthesize business needs and technology constraints into a concrete product. His grasp of the technologies and an appreciation for the benefits each technology could deliver was chief among his valuable contributions. He met ridiculous demands with aplomb.”
- Barton Satchwill, Product Development Manager, Net-Linx Asia Pacific, Malaysia.
“Out of our misfortune from horrifying experience with an outsourced developer, I had the chance to talk to Thomas. Instead of jumping to solutions, he asked good probing questions to fact find, and put understanding our business requirements & objectives first. He is passionate about sharing. Thomas manages to put on his business consultant hat nicely with tech hat. A good CTO material.”
- Melinda Yeoh, Chief Executive Officer, Coconect Sdn. Bhd., Malaysia.
“Thomas plays an excellent role of a CTO. Business owners and technology professionals can sometimes speak a different languages and become confused. Thomas forms the bridge between CEOs and their technical team. He understands both sides very well. This is key to the success in any technological development, be it as simple as building a website, or as complex as building a new software.”
- Maresa Ng, Chief Executive Officer, Spark Activators Sdn. Bhd., Malaysia.
“The research project that Thomas worked on requires him to understand various research and development aspects of which many of these sub-problems were no ones that Thomas had prior exposure to and it required him to learn many of the things from researchers at the lab who had such expertise. Despite the short time, he did create a successful application which is convincing as to the feasibility.”
- Dr. Ravi Kothari, Manager, IBM Research Lab, India.