PROXOR - Authentic Examinationsᵀᴹ -
a Spinoff of Carnegie Mellon University and a Subsidiary of XUP Ltd

Proxor - Authentic Examinationsᵀᴹ provides assessment ratings of software development skills, initially in Java and C, using technology and methodology developed in collaboration with Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) and funded by a USD2.9Million grant from World Bank. Created and designed by renowned Computer Science Professors at CMU, Proxor is the industry leader in the rating and certification of software developers. Authentic Examinationsᵀᴹ is the only method that accurately measures the examinees' ability to program realistic problems in a professional environment. Examinees are put in the role of professional software developers, and required to complete real software development tasks in a live programming environment.

The examination is efficient, automated, scalable, secure and effective in assessing the skill level of the examinee. Proxor Exam tests and rates the individuals’ skills rather than just knowledge. Employers of in-house developers, educational institutions, IT societies, and government organizations can effectively assess and then efficiently develop training plans to improve the skills of software developers. Although what people know is important, what counts in the workplace is what they can do.

Since software drives innovation and productivity across virtually every industry, accurately assessing software skills, target training programs to further develop capabilities and matching job requirements to skill levels will provide our clients with a competitive advantage.

In 2014 Linkedin/PWC estimated USD130Billion of lost productivity due to inability to match the right talent with the right opportunity. Since people create software, the better the people, the better the products, resulting in improved performance, greater customer satisfaction and higher profits.

By year end 2016, Proxor has signed client agreements with institutions and distributors in over 20 cities/countries. Proxor was acquired by XUP Ltd in Nov 2016 which has enabled it to further expand its global presence and enhance capabilities such as customizing predictive analytics solutions for clients.

Meet The Team

A diverse combination of background, expertise and creative minds make up the Proxor management and advisory teams.

Roger Garfield

Henry M. Hon

Chairman & CEO

Seasoned Business Executive with unique combination of Fortune 500 and small-cap expertise. Presented with the prestigious Oracle Eco-Enterprise Innovation Award. Orchestrated the successful IPO of China's largest automobile internet advertising company on the NYSE. Recognising the potential game & life changing Proxor technology, Henry co-founded XUP Limited to market the Proxor solutions globally. Named as the companys’ Chairman and CEO in October 2016.

Roger Garfield

Dr. Philip Miller

Founder & Chief Developer

Dr. Miller headed the undergraduate program at Carnegie Mellon University Computer Science department since 1979. He pioneered the development of authentic examinations with approx 1,000 students per year since 2014.

Roger Garfield

Robert H. Kim

Managing Director, Asia Pac

Extensive strategy & business development experience across digital media/tech ecosystem. McKinsey & Co., MTV Asia, entrepreneur, Singapore Government.

Roger Garfield

Dr. Roger Dannenberg

Chief Scientist

Current Professor of Computer Science, Art and Music at Carnegie Mellon University. He is internationally known for his research in computer music, and has over 150 publications in books, conferences, and journals.

Roger Garfield

Derric Cheung

Chief Operating Officer

Business executive successfully negotiated and implemented large scale global projects across US, Europe, SE Asia and Australia, with Disney, Hong Kong Jockey Club, and Telstra.

Roger Garfield

Randal Bryant

Chairman of Academic Advisory Board

Randal E. Bryant is a University Professor in the Computer Science Department at Carnegie Mellon University. He served as Dean of the School of Computer Science from 2004 to 2014.

He served as advisor on the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) for the White House from 2014-2015

Dr. Bryant's research focuses on methods for formally verifying digital hardware and certain forms of software. He authored some of the most-cited papers in all of computer science.

Roger Garfield

Dennis Smith

Advisory Board

Partner since 2010 with Orion Partners, a leading multi-strategy alternative asset management firm based in Hong Kong with ~US$1 billion in assets under management.

He has lived and worked in Asia since 1976.

Over the course of his career, Dennis has founded three successful businesses tied to Asia.

Roger Garfield

Clifford Tse

Advisory Board

Clifford has over 20 years of international consultancy and management experience in the healthcare and technology industry and has extensive working experience in the North Americas, Europe and Asia and is currently the CEO & Founder of Mobigator.

Clifford graduated from MIT with MSc and BSc degrees in Cognitive Science, Computer Science, and Electrical Engineering. Clifford also pursued post-grad studies in Bioinformatics and Clinical Research Informatics at Stanford.