Executive Director, MIT Hong Kong Innovation Node
Charleston worked in Canada, Silicon Valley, and Greater China for 25 years, holding executive positions in System Engineering, Product Management, and Sales & Marketing at VMware, Cisco Systems and Nortel Networks. He has strong interest in emerging technology and key market transition trends, such as Internet/Web, Cloud Computing, Mobility, IOT, Big Data, Artificial Intelligence, and new business models. Currently, he is a Member of the Board of Director, Hong Kong Cyberport Management Company. From 2011 to 2017, he was appointed by the Hong Kong SAR Government as Member of Digital 21 Strategy Advisory Committee. Charleston studied Management of Technology at the University of Waterloo in Canada where he received his PhD in Management Sciences in 1997. He also completed a Master degree in Investment Management at the HKUST in 2005.