Chief Public Mission Officer, Cyberport Hong Kong
Former Executive of IBM, HSBC, Oracle, and Kingdee Software
Dr. Toa Charm joined Cyberport Hong Kong as the Chief Public Mission Officer in June 2016. As the CPMO of Cyberport, Dr. Charm reports to the CEO of Cyberport and serves as a strategic partner in developing strategies and related initiatives to deliver Cyberport’s public mission.
With more than 25 years in leadership positions, and extensive experience of FinTech, big data, business intelligence and enterprise solutions, Dr. Charm brings with him a wealth of experience from private consultancy, public administration and the academic sector. He has built strong connections with the tech industry and served on a number of advisory boards at universities, start-up communities, NGOs and other trade organisations, including Hong Kong Computer Society, Tung Wah Hospital Group, City University of Hong Kong and Hong Kong Trade Development Council. He is an Executive Committee member and Vice President (Innovation and Technology Application) of Hong Kong Computer Society, founder and Chairperson of Business Intelligence and Big Data, and founder and Chairperson of the FinTech SIG of Hong Kong Computer Society. Dr. Charm has also served in various capacities in widely-recognised tech industry players, such as being an Associate Partner of IBM Global Business Services Greater China, General Manager of Oracle, General Manager of Kingdee, and regional Head of the BI Competence Centre for HSBC Asia Pacific.
Dr. Charm holds a Doctor of Business Administration degree from City University of Hong Kong, a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Iowa and a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Minnesota State University.