Thomas was the CEO of Virtual Control, which he co-founded in 2017 – a Hong Kong based startup with the mission to solve real world problems in the supply chain and compliance world by integrating AI and machine learning applications seamlessly into existing workflows. In Q1 2022, Virtual Control’s test lab business was acquired by Agilent Technologies, a market leading manufacturer of laboratory test equipment, and where Thomas currently serves as the Associate Vice President, Analytical AI/Machine Learning. Agilent provides a unique platform to launch new AI solutions that will interact with a wide spectrum of industries from biotech, life sciences, and pharma to oil & gas, specialty chemicals, and even cannabis and environmental testing. Prior to founding Virtual Control, Thomas was the Head of Strategic Market Development for Bureau Veritas, Consumer Products & Automotive Division based in Hong Kong and has spent most of his career working in Asia in various roles with a focus on commercialization. Thomas got his start in supply chain and factory management and has worked with products in range from furniture and home décor, to motorized medical products and read out integrated circuits for the US Army. Although born in New York City, Thomas grew up in Hong Kong before getting his BA from the University of Pennsylvania. Thomas has recently moved to Austin, TX and is excited to be part of the Texas startup community!