Xergy hires CTO to guide Proteus remote working platform team

June 25, 2020

Xergy Group, June 25, 2020

Aberdeen tech firm Xergy has hired a respected digital specialist as chief technical officer (CTO) to lead its development team in Karachi.

Andrew Conway joins from Dundee-based digital consultancy Kolabo, where he was managing director having helped spin the firm out from Blue2 Digital.

Xergy’s Proteus V1.0 is a cloud-based platform which was designed to match energy sector jobs with suitable freelance professionals and enable remote working. The firm now aims to exploit demand from businesses in diverse industries.

Fittingly, Conway will remotely lead the Proteus development team in Karachi from his base in Broughty Ferry, Dundee. Working with chief executive Colin Manson, he will plan and implement strategies to further enhance the system which aims to save customers time, money and resources.

Conway is a graduate in Computer Games Technology from Abertay University who has worked on projects with SSE, Virgin Money, St Andrews Links, The Open (R&A), Dundee City Council, Rangers FC, and Dundee FC.

He said: “Since starting on the project, I have acted as a sort of ‘stand-in’ CTO for Xergy as we developed Proteus.

“This has included architecting the technical and functional aspects of the platform and then managing the development team in Karachi, holding in-depth deep dives on the functionality and regular troubleshooting sessions.

“With Xergy going from strength to strength, it was clear a full-time CTO was needed to support this growth. Following a successful fundraising exercise, interest in the platform was accelerated by the oil price crash and Covid-19 as businesses look to solutions which support and enhance remote working in the long-term. The opportunity to join full-time was one I couldn’t resist.”

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