Cheam Tat Inn
Managing Director, SAS Malaysia
Cheam has almost four decades of experience in sales, marketing and general management in the Information Technology and telecom industries.
Prior to SAS Malaysia, Cheam was the Managing Director of The Center of Applied Data Science (CADS), a one-stop platform and centre of excellence for Data Science focused on enabling Data-Driven organizations and empowering the next generation data professionals.
Prior to helming analytics companies, Cheam was the Managing Director of EMC Malaysia, a leading cloud computing, information management and security company which he and his team established as the undisputed market leader.
Just before heading EMC Malaysia, Cheam was the Group Chief Executive Officer for Dataprep Holdings Bhd, a pioneer IT company in Malaysia and the first to be listed on the Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange (Now known as Bursa Malaysia). During his tenure with Dataprep, he strengthened the financial position of the company and refocused its core business.
Prior to Dataprep, he has held key leadership positions with industry leading multinationals like Sun Microsystems, Nortel Networks, Compaq Computers, Digital Equipment Corporation and IBM.
He was the Managing Director of Sun Microsystems Malaysia (“Sun”) from 2003 for a period of more than 3 years where he was responsible for Sun regaining a substantial portion of its market share.
Prior to joining Sun, he was the Managing Director of Nortel Networks Malaysia. He was responsible for turning around the company and making Nortel one of the top players in the Telco industry in Malaysia.
Before joining Nortel Networks, he was the Asia Pacific President of Arcadian Wireless Inc, a Silicon valley startup that provides fixed wireless last mile solution for emerging markets and rural environments.
He was the Managing Director of Compaq Computer Corporation Malaysia in 1999 right after the merger of three major companies, namely Tandem, Digital and Compaq. He successfully managed Compaq through the post-merger integration.
Cheam started his career with IBM Malaysia where he held positions in systems engineering, sales, marketing and general management.
He holds a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from Henley Management College, UK.