Dr Toa CHARM is the Chief Public Mission Officer (“CPMO”) the Hong Kong Cyberport Management Company Limited. He helps develop the company’s strategic direction and drives Cyberport’s public mission-related programs with the goal of inspiring the next generation, nurturing entrepreneurial spirit and helping local start-ups go global. Before Dr Charm joined Cyberport, he held senior management and consulting positions from leading multinational and Chinese companies in Asia Pacific in the past 25 years including IBM, Oracle, HSBC and Kingdee.
Dr Charm has been actively contributing to the ICT industry development and community affairs in Hong Kong and Asia Pacific. He serves in a number of advisory boards in ICT industry, universities, startup communities and NGOs including Hong Kong Computer Society, Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce, Tung Wah Hospital Group, City University of Hong Kong and Hong Kong Trade Development Council. Dr Charm specializes in AI, big data, FinTech, digital strategy, business models innovation, growth and internationalization for emerging companies. He often shares his experience with corporate leaders, digital entrepreneurs and students. Dr. Charm is often invited as judge and assessor for ICT and innovation awards in Hong Kong and Asia Pacific.
Dr Charm holds a Doctor of Business Administration degree, a Master’s degree in Business Administration and a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science. He also completed management programs from Harvard, UC-Berkeley and CEIBS. Dr Charm is a TDWI Certified BI Professional and has completed a Big Data and AI Certification Program from MIT.