Charles is one of Asia’s leading technology industry innovators and thought leaders. He was also a Senior Advisor at McKinsey & Company for IoT and smart cities as well as a Visiting Scholar at the Stanford Center at the Global Incheon Campus. His in-depth knowledge of emerging technologies, combined with his understanding of the market demand, provides him with a unique ability to separate industry hype from reality.
His pragmatic, vendor-agnostic approach makes him a valued advisor to influential decision makers across the technology ecosystem.
On the supply side, vendors engage Charles to source innovation, identify strategic partnerships, develop their value proposition and create go-to-market strategies.
On the demand side, Charles is sought out by enterprise customers and governments to de-mystify industry hype, evaluate vendor capabilities and identify use cases that deliver tangible business value.
Charles is a prominent keynote speaker who has presented at over 250 industry events globally, where he shares his candid insights on IoT, Smart Cities, PropTech, Digital Transformation and 5G.