Charles Reed Anderson

Charles Reed Anderson is a globally-recognized IoT industry thought leader who has presented at nearly 200 industry events over the past six years. He is renowned for his thought-provoking presentations that not only deliver insights based on the latest trends, but also provide guidance to both technical- and business-minded audiences on how to avoid the potential pitfalls of IoT solution deployment.

Charles has over 25 years’ experience in Asia, Europe and the US advising technology vendors, enterprise customers and government organizations on how to leverage emerging technologies and solutions to drive business and digital transformation initiatives.

Prior to starting his own IoT Advisory Services firm, Charles led the Telecoms, Mobility & IoT practices for IDC Asia/Pacific and has worked for leading global operators including BT, Vodafone, and O2.

Charles sits on the advisory boards of IoT start-ups, industry associations and event organizations and is a co-founder of #HeForShe Singapore.


IoT Now: What’s Hot, What’s Not & What’s Next

Charles will look across the IoT Ecosystem to identify which markets, technologies and solutions are driving the industry forward, which are failing to meet expectations, and which will rise to prominence over the coming 12 – 24 months. Topics covered included:

  1. The Rise of IoT in China
  2. Taipei’s Smart City Strategy – How to Deliver a citizen-centric Smart City
  3. The SIM Revolution – How eSIMs & Virtual SIMs will drive evolutionary and revolutionary business models

IoT in Asia – The Calm Before the Storm

The size and scale of the IoT opportunity in Asia Pacific is staggering. Not only is it home to 4.5 Billion people, but it also has an emerging middle class of nearly 1 Billion people. Why is this important? Because it means that opportunities abound. In Asia, we are not just leveraging the latest technologies and solutions to progress the advanced markets like Japan, Korea and Singapore, we also leverage proven technologies and solutions to help countries in emerging markets digitize their society and reach their full potential.

In this presentation we:

  • examine the latest industry trends to describe both the opportunities and challenges the IoT ecosystem faces when engaging with the region’s IoT decision makers,
  • explain how new business, operational and financial models are required to drive IoT adoption, and
  • provide “best practice” examples of how innovative, cross-industry collaborations can deliver digital transformation and business value.

A Creative Approach to Digital Transformation

How creativity and collaboration are the keys to driving successful business and digital transformation.


Charles has been very observant with the trends of international IoT industries, and that makes the conversation with him full of precious knowledge and great insights. We are glad that he has paid attention on the efforts and development of smart city work in Taipei City and given us not only positive comments but also significant advices. Charles is a great ambassador who employs his witty sense of humour when delivering his pointed views to IoT, mobility and digital fields.
~ Charles Lin, Deputy Mayor, Taipei City, Taiwan

It is always amazing to listen to the countless examples of applications and solutions Charles has picked up through his interactions with the IoT industry’s movers and shakers. Especially impressive is his ability to crystallise large amounts of information into actionable insights for the benefit of his clients. If you need somebody to make sense of the IoT, Charles is your guy.
~Thomas JakobRegional President Asia PacificBosch Software Innovations

Charles and I have worked together in two capacities, the first being an adviser to me regarding IOT and the second as a keynote speaker at events that Samsung facilitates. Charles is without a doubt the go to guy for IoT. His knowledge and understanding is second to none. He’s an excellent public speaker also and a great guy to top it off.
~ Verdon Kelliher, Director of Strategic Innovation, Samsung

Charles brings a refreshing perspective to the world of IoT and is not taken in by the hype. He is often a contrarian and in a market driven by hype, this is stimulating. Charles presents his findings with detailed quantitative research and knowledge that goes beyond your typical analyst. His understanding of the market from “sensors to platforms” is unparalleled in the analyst world. Charles would be my “go to” guy for market perspectives on IoT.
~ Saj Kumar, Head of IoT & Digital Transformation, SAP Asia

It is rare to come across an IoT “thought leader” who not only understands the latest technology trends and their impact on the global and Asian markets, but also has the ability to explain them in a simple and powerful way. Charles’ pragmatic approach to explaining how the latest IoT trends and technologies will impact the business and operating models of companies across the IoT ecosystem allows him to deliver realistic, actionable insights to his audiences. Charles is without a doubt the best IoT keynote speaker in the market.
~ Silvia Yu, CEO, Red Peak Asia

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