Monday, November 07, 2011

Charles Mok's bio

Charles Mok is the director of Cloud Valley Networks (Hong Kong) and Hong Kong Skycloud Technology, leaders of the
executive director of Computancy Limited, a leading new media and Internet consulting company. Previously, Mr Mok was the Deputy Managing Director and a co-founder of HKNet Company Limited, one of Hong Kong’s earliest Internet service providers, that was acquired by NTT Communications of Japan in 1999.

Mr Charles Mok is the Chairman of The Professional Commons, the first cross-sector professional think tank focusing on issues of public interest in Hong Kong. He is also the Chairman of Internet Society, Hong Kong (ISOC-HK), Honorary President of the Hong Kong Information Technology Federation (HKITF), chairman of the Health Information Technology Special Interest Division of the Hong Kong Computer Society, and a committee member of Engineers Without Borders (EWB). He was also a past chairman and a co-founder of the Hong Kong Internet Service Providers Association (HKISPA).

Mr Mok is a member of several key Hong Kong government statutory bodies or advisory committees, including the Consultation Panel of the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority and CreateSmart Initiative Vetting Committee. Previously, Mr Mok was a part-time member of the Central Policy Unit, and a member of the Hospital Authority, Consumer Council, Digital 21 Strategy Advisory Committee, Transport Advisory Committee, Committee on Economic Development and Economic Cooperation with the Mainland of the Commission on Strategic Development, and Trade and Industry Advisory Board. Mr Mok was elected as a member of the First (1998), Second (2000) and Third (2005) Election Committees in the IT Subsector.

Mr. Mok graduated from Purdue University in the United States with Bachelor of Science in Computer and Electrical Engineering and Master of Science in Electrical Engineering, and worked in the United States with SunSoft Inc. and Digital Equipment Corporation. In 1999, he was awarded as one of Hong Kong’s "Ten Outstanding Young Digi Persons”. He also writes extensively on technology, management and public policy, appearing regularly in the Hong Kong Economic Journal and Apple Daily. He is also an active blogger since 2004. In 2008 he published his first Chinese book, entitled “Hong Kong 2.0.”



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