Charleston Sin

Executive Director, MIT Hong Kong Innovation Node




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As Executive Director of the MIT Hong Kong Innovation Node, Charleston Sin leads the effort to organize, champion, and advocate for innovation between Hong Kong and the Greater Bay Area. As a 25-year veteran of the Information technology and telecommunications industry, he now unites his passion for education with innovation & technology, encouraging disruptive application of new technology in the local community and beyond.

Prior to joining MIT, Sin held executive positions in Research & Development, Product Management, and Sales & Marketing at VMware, Cisco, and Nortel in North America, Asia Pacific/Japan, and Greater China. His primary interests lie in key market transition trends, including Cloud Computing, Mobility, IOT, Big Data, AI/ML, and new business models.

Sin received his PhD in Management Sciences at the The University of Waterloo in 1997. He also holds a master’s degree in Investment Management at the HKUST in 2005, as well as a bachelor’s and master’s degree in Operational Research from the University of Manitoba. He was also appointed by the Hong Kong SAR Government as to the Digital 21 Strategy Advisory Committee, 2011-2017.

The MIT Inclusive Innovation Challenge to become Economic Prosperity Challenge in 2020