GROWTH & INVESTOR RELATIONS
In the fall of 2017, Tom left Bureau Veritas (BV) where he had been Head of Strategic Market Development, to start Virtual Control. In his role at BV, Tom interacted daily with the world’s largest technology, consumer product, and industrial companies. Prior to BV, Tom was the Head of Commercialization for an R&D start-up focused on IC controller chip design for advanced sensor networks. He has managed a 2,000-person contract manufacturing plant for medical devices in China, though most of his early career was spent at Li & Fung Ltd out of Hong Kong, China and South East Asia where he directly managed multiple business divisions over 7 years.
Originally from New York, Tom earned a diploma from Hong Kong International School, before graduating from University of Pennsylvania with a BA and attending Cornell University’s FALCON (Mandarin Language) Program.
CHIEF COGNITIVE OFFICER
A former Google software engineer of 7 years, Florian worked on the Search Quality team and the team that launched Google Photos. On the Photos team, Florian was focused on using machine intelligence to power features such as search for people, places and things; automatically generated movies; offline photos search; and suggested photo sharing.
Florian also co-founded an Internet advertising company called LinkLab.
Florian spent the first 6 years of his career at Oracle in Silicon Valley developing software and working on major solutions for healthcare. Florian holds a Bachelor and Masters in Computer Science from Cornell University
Tamas has spent most of his professional life solving complex problems for clients in the oil and gas industry delivering world class solutions in subsea robotics whilst driving programs to improve operational efficiency, reduce downtime and disrupt industry norms with digital innovation.
Over the past 16 years, he has held a number of key technical and commercial roles at Oceaneering before branching out to co-found Virtual Control in 2017 with old school friends Thomas and Florian.
During his time at Oceaneering he contributed to the success of the remotely operated vehicle (ROV) division in key technical roles ensuring quality delivery, startup excellence and operational improvements setting gold standards for uptime globally. Following this he provided commercial technical solutions support to a range of divisions within the company helping drive industry innovation merging solutions from robotics, survey, inspection, telecommunications and software divisions to disrupt the industry.
Born in Hong Kong, Tamas graduated from University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia with a BSc Hons in Spatial Information Systems and Physical Geography specialising in hyperspectral imaging and geographic information systems.
Sarah is a former Java engineer and integrations manager with a passion for efficient software design and seamless user experience. She has long found herself gravitating to roles and projects that fall neatly at the intersection of technology and business, starting her career as a Technology Consultant at EY, and progressing to more operational and product-focused roles at a B2B start-up, Yext, in New York City’s “Silicon Alley”.
Sarah moved from New York to Hong Kong in early 2019 to lead the development of Virtual Control’s enterprise platforms for industry. She manages a cross-functional product team and works closely with team members and partners around the globe to deliver integrated solutions for clients.
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