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Dr Toa Charm
Dr. Toa Charm Managing Partner, Big Data Elite Asia Founder & Chairperson, BI and Big Data SIG, Hong Kong Computer Society Dr. Charm is an experienced and reputable business leader and information technology professional in Asia Pacific. He has gained more than 25 years of management experience from leading multinational and Chinese companies in Asia. 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) and Hyperion Greater China, and General Manager of Kingdee Asia Pacific, and Executive of Jardine Pacific. He specializes in big data, fintech, strategy, customer experience, innovation, business transformation and internationalization for emerging enterprises. Dr. Charm’s vision is to leverage on innovative strategies and technologies to transform traditional enterprises for their sustainable growth, revolutionize Asian cities to become data-driven Smart City, and nurture startups to transform innovation into profitable business by providing them consultancy and training services. He currently acts as strategy advisor for a number of companies and his executive students in traditional industries and fast-growing big data and fintech companies in Greater China and Asia. Dr. Charm completed senior executive programs from Harvard, MIT, UC-Berkeley and CEIBS. He is a TDWI Certified BI Professional and completed a Big Data Certification Program of MIT. Dr. Charm has also been appointed as adjunct associate professor for MBA/MBA /M.Sc. and executive education programs of leading universities in Asia Pacific including University of Hong Kong, Tsinghua University in Beijing, Chinese University of Hong Kong and Peter F. Drucker Academy.