Charles Anderson is one of Asia’s foremost technology industry visionaries and thought leaders. With a firm grasp on emerging technologies and market trends, Charles excels at sifting hype from reality, which has earned him the trust of influential decision-makers throughout the technology ecosystem. He maintains a pragmatic, vendor-agnostic approach, making him a highly-sought advisor to key players in the industry.
Charles’ unparalleled insights into IoT, Smart Cities, PropTech, Digital Transformation, and 5G have made him a prominent keynote speaker with over 200 global speaking engagements under his belt. He is the founder of Charles Reed Anderson & Associates and the managing partner of SparkLabs Connex. Charles has also served as the Senior Advisor for IoT at McKinsey & Company, the Podcast Host for TechBurst Asia, and an Advisory Board Member of GO SMART (Global Organization of Smart Cities). Charles is known for his ability to source innovation, identify strategic partnerships, develop value propositions, and create highly-effective go-to-market strategies for supply-side vendors. For demand-side enterprises, Charles helps evaluate vendor capabilities, de-mystify industry hype, and identify use cases that deliver real business value.
Charles earned his MBA in International Business at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University, and his B.Sc. in Finance (with a minor in Economics) at Northern Illinois University.