Dr.Toa Charm

Vice President (Innovation and Technology Application) and Founder and Co-Chairperson
FinTech SIG, Hong Kong Computer Society

Dr. Charm is a widely connected and reputable senior executive and information technology professional in Asia Pacific.  He has more than 25 years of management experience from leading multinational and Chinese companies in Asia Pacific.  Dr. Charm was Associate Partner of IBM GBS Greater China, Regional Head of BI Competence Centre for HSBC Asia Pacific, General Manager of Oracle (BI Division), Managing Director of Hyperion Greater China and General Manager of Kingdee Asia Pacific.  He specializes in business intelligence (BI) and big data, financial technology (FinTech), digital and internet+ transformation, strategy, business models innovation, customer experience and loyalty, and internationalization for emerging enterprises.

Dr. Charm actively contributes to the growth of business and IT industries in Asia Pacific.  He is Co-Chairperson (FinTech SIG), Chairperson (BI and Big Data SIG) and Vice President (Innovation & Technology Application) of Hong Kong Computer Society.  He has also been appointed as Advisor for Entrepreneurship Center of Hong Kong Cyberport, Mentor for Incubation Center of Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks, Advisor for Career Development of Hong Kong Hang Seng Management College, Advisor for Big Data Initiative of Malaysia’s Multimedia Development Corporation, and Advisor of Internet Finance for Taiwan’s Financial Research Development Fund Association.

Dr. Charm possesses Doctor of Business Administration, MBA and B.Sc. degree.  He completed senior executive programs from Harvard, MIT, UC-Berkeley and CEIBS.  Dr. Charm is a TDWI Certified BI Professional and completed a Big Data Certification Program of MIT.  He aims to publish a book on big data and another one on strategy in 2015.  Dr. Charm is also Adjunct Associate Professor of Institute for China Business, SPACE, University of Hong Kong and was the winner of  their “2015 Outstanding Teacher Award”.  He is also Adjunct Lecturer of Tsinghua University and Australia National University.