Director, Computancy Limited
Founding Chairman, Internet Society Hong Kong
Chairman, The Professional Commons
Honouary President, Hong Kong Information Technology Federation
Member of the Election Committee, IT Subsector.
Charles Mok is a director of Computancy Limited, a leading new media and Internet consulting company. Previously, Charles was the Deputy Managing Director and a co-founder of HKNet Company Limited, one of Hong Kong’s earliest Internet service providers, and successfully put the company in the leading edge in the Internet service providers sector in the region. HKNet was acquired by NTT Communications of Japan in 1999, and a director of Cloud Valley Networks (Hong Kong) and Hong Kong Skycloud Technology, leaders in cloud computing in Hong Kong and China from 2010 to 2011.
Charles 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 Founding Chairman and Executive Committee Member of Internet Society Hong Kong (ISOC-HK), Honorary President of the Hong Kong Information Technology Federation (HKITF). He was also a past chairman and a co-founder of the Hong Kong Internet Service Providers Association (HKISPA), and a founding member of the organizing committee of Creative Commons Hong Kong, and the former Vice Chairman of the Digital Information and Telecommunications Committee of the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce, and the former chairman of the Health Information Technology Special Interest Division of the Hong Kong Computer Society.
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, Charles 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. Charles was elected as a member of the First (1998), Second (2000) , Third (2006) and Fourth (2011) Election Committees in the IT Subsector.
In the area of domain name administration, Charles was a former director of Hong Kong Domain Name Registration Company Limited (HKDNR) and Hong Kong Internet Registration Corporation (HKIRC), the country-code top-level domain name (ccTLD) registry for Hong Kong (.hk). Internationally, he was a member of the Policy Advisory Board of dotMobi, the generic top-level domain (gTLD) of .mobi.
At the international level of Internet governance, Charles is the Chair of the Asian, Australiasian and Pacific Islands Regional At-Large Organization (APRALO) of Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). He was also an Ambassador of the Internet Society for the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (2007), and a Returning Ambassador for the IGF in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt (2009).
Charles 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".
Charles also writes extensively on technology, management and public policy, currently appearing in the Hong Kong Economic Journal (Internet Edition) and Apple Daily, and previously in The Sun, as well as CUP and HiTech magazines, etc. He has been also an active blogger since 2004. In 2008 he published his first Chinese book, entitled "Hong Kong 2.0."
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