Charles is one of Asia’s leading technology industry innovators and thought leaders. 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 200 industry events globally, where he shares his candid insights on IoT, Smart Cities, PropTech, Digital Transformation and 5G.
Charles is the host of the TechBurst Asia podcast, a Senior Advisor to McKinsey & Company on IoT and sits on the Advisory Boards of technology start-ups and the GO SMART (Global Organisation of Smart Cities) initiative.