MEET DR. TOM TAN
As the lead mentor, Dr Tom has more than 35 years of working experience and more than 15 years of training and coaching experience. He has led teams in leadership and organizational transformation as well as change management as a result of digitization of organisations and have led both local and foreign staff through his exposure working in Malaysia, Thailand and China. He understands both technology as well as business and is able to synthesize the impact of technology in today’s business. In addition to training corporates, he has also taught thousands of students at the undergraduate and post-graduate level in areas such as strategy management, human resource, information management, marketing, international business, project management. As part of his 35 years, he has been involved in corporate training, coaching and lecturing for more than 15 years and has developed key programs that are fundamental to organisational development in the areas of system thinking, e-commerce, e-business as well as IT and business strategies and has trained organisations like MAGIC, SME Corp, Greenpacket, MYNIC, XL Axiata Indonesia, MDEC, Columbia Hospital, Telekom Malaysia and many others.
His experiences has led him to be selected as a business coach for the Malaysian Innovation Foundation as well as the United Nations Capital Development Fund where he coaches grass roots entrepreneurs on the commercialisation of their products. He is also selected as a coach by MDEC for JETRO (Japan External Trade Organisation) and is one of three people selected by British Computer Society and working with MDEC to be an external assessor for Computational Thinking. He completed his Doctorate of Business Administration from University of Newcastle, Australia specialising in online consumer behaviour in 2010 and holds a Certification on ‘Case Study Teaching Method’ taught by Harvard Business School and organized by Harvard Business Publishing and Indian Institute of Management. He is also a Certified GrowthX Instructor, Certified ExO Consultant, Certified ExO Trainer and Certified Game Thinking Coach with all certification from Silicon Valley, USA.
Dr Tom also currently acts as the Academic Advisor for SME Association Academy as well as plays an advisory role for SEATECH Ventures Corp, a company listed on the OTC market in the USA.