About Dr. Toa CHARM

Dr. Toa CHARM 湛家揚博士

  • Founder & Chairman, Dr. Charm & Company
  • Chairman, OpenCertHub
  •  Associate Professor, CUHK Business School
  • Director, Tech Venture Launch Program, CUHK Business School and University of Chicago Polsky
  • Principal Advisor of  A Number of Elite Start-ups in Asia 
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Industry Experience

  • Expertise: FinTech, AI/Big Data, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Digital Strategy, Leadership and Transformation
  • Over 30 years of management, marketing, entrepreneurship, consulting and executive education experience in innovation and technology industry; Held senior management positions in leading multinational, Hong Kong and mainland enterprises incl. HSBC, IBM, Oracle, Kingdee and Jardine
  • Former Chief Public Mission Officer of Cyberport Hong Kong; Established a world-leading digital tech ecosystem for Hong Kong Cyberport with 1,200+ digital companies from 30+ countries where 300+ are FinTech & InsurTech companies and at least 3 are unicorns
  • Charm is the Chairman of OpenCertHub www.opencerthub.com – a globally recognized platform to authenticate AI/Big Data talents in open sources environment. He also chairs, advises and invests in a few elite AI/Big Data, FinTech and eCommerce start-ups in Asia
  • Charm is also an associate professor in the CUHK Business School where he cultivates the next generation of digital leaders and entrepreneurs. He has been actively advising enterprises for digital transformation and cultivating start-ups in Hong Kong and Asia.  Dr. Charm often deliver training and workshops to large corporations and SMEs in Asia.  He also teaches MBA and eMBA classes.
  • Advisory Board: Hong Kong Institute of Bankers, Hong Kong Retail Management Association, Hong Kong Consumer Council, Hong Kong GS1, Hong Kong ASTRI, CityU, HKTDC, HKGCC, Greater Bay Area Trade and Economy Association, Dongguan High-Tech Industry Association, Taipei Foundation of Finance, Malaysia MDEC, Macao SAR Government Talents Development Committee; Macao UST; Founding Chairperson of FinTech SIG; Founding Chairperson of Big Data SIG; Former Vice President & Exco; Hong Kong Computer Society
  • Head Judge of 2019-20 Hong Kong ICT Awards – FinTech Award; Judge of 2018-19 MIT Tech Review Innovators Under 35 APAC; Judge 2018 HSBC x HKET Innovative Business Award; TechCrunch China
  • Principal Mentor of Federation of Hong Kong Industry and HSBC Accelerator; Mentor: 2019 PingAn Cloud Accelerator, Hong Kong Science & Technology Park Accelerator, University of Chicago Global EMBA Entrepreneurship Program, B4B Challenge
  • Received 2019 College of Business Distinguished Alumni Award from City University of Hong Kong; 2018 Outstanding Doctor of Business Administration Alumni Award from City University of Hong Kong & 2015 Best Teacher Award from Institute for China Business, SPACE, University of Hong Kong
  • Active in online and offline media; Speaker in local and international conferences; Host digital related programmes on major media, such as, TVB, RTHK, Metro Finance
  • Qualification: DBA, MBA and B.Sc.; Completed senior executive programs from Harvard, MIT, UC-Berkeley and CEIBS; MIT Big Data/AI Certification programme & TDWI Certified BI Professional