Chief Technology Officer-as-a-Service (CTO-as-a-Service)



CTO-as-a-Service is an initiative under the SMEs Go Digital Programme developed by IMDA to help SMEs in Singapore identify and access the resources they need to digitally transform. It aims to help SMEs tap on the available support under the SMEs Go Digital programme more effectively.  CTO-as-a-Service includes quick access to digitalisation resources via a web application and a shared pool of digital consultants for SMEs that need in-depth digital advisory.

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First digital consultancy services is complimentary

The digital consultancy services are provided at no costs to eligible SMEs, for the first Digital Advisory service, followed by the first Project Management support.

Eligibility criteria

Any business entity that meets the following requirements will be eligible:

  • Registered and operating in Singapore;
  • Minimum of 30% local shareholding; 
  • Group sales turnover not more than S$100 million per annum, or group employment not more than 200 employees; and
  • Have not taken up any CTO-as-a-Service digital consultancy services previously.


Stone Forest helping Asia Excel to reduce order processing time across their eCommerce stores from three days to half an hour with the adoption of an omni-channel solution.



Digital Advisory 

CTOaaS Digital consulting

Work with you to assess your business needs and find suitable digital solution.

Digital needs analysis, digital solutions recommendations, basic cybersecurity, basic data usage, and protection advisory.


Project Management

CTOaaS Project Management

Help project manage the implementation of the digital solutions.

Project implementation plans, stakeholders accountability matrix,risk and issues advisory, and change management. 



Digital Consultants from Stone Forest can provide you with CTO-as-a-Service consultancy services to help you go digital

Our team of experienced Digitalisation2SMETM and PM2SMETM advisors are here to walk you through developing the right digital strategies to stay competitive today and beyond. We start by assessing where your business stands – and where it wants to go. Our methodical consulting helps you identify business needs that truly matter to your business. Whether you are looking at digitising data or digitalising processes or digital optimisation, we assist you to embrace the right digital solutions to enable value creation for your customers and stakeholders.


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Focus area of digital transformation for SMEs
Helping SMEs across industries transform to achieve their digital goals: 

  • Capitalise new technologies to create new business models and  revenue channels
  • Create connected and proactive digital experiences to accelerate sales and marketing 
  • Streamline and automate routine operations to maximise work efficiencies
  • Modernise IT infrastructure and move to the cloud to optimise IT spending (from Capital Expenditure on fixed assets to Operating Expenses)
  • Harness the power of data and artificial intelligence for informed decision making and data monetisation
  • Stay cyber secure and PDPA compliant as they transform 
  • Build internal digital talents and foster a digital culture

       And more…

Why Stone Forest

Simplify. Clarify. Advise.


Strong Support for Growing Businesses 

Strong Support for Growing Businesses

We have a strong track record of over 30 years in helping SMEs at every stage of their growth from Start Up to Build Up to Scale Up.

SME Mindset 

SME Mindset

We understand SME priorities and challenges and deliver cost-effective and sustainable digital strategies for innovation and growth.

Industry Specialist 

Industry Specialist

We have deep industry knowledge and operational insights for practical digitalisation and right technologies.