CHARLES REED ANDERSON (CRA) is a globally-recognized IoT, Smart Cities, PropTech & Connectivity (e.g. LPWAN, eSIM, 5G) industry thought leader who has presented at over 200 industry events. His company, Charles Reed Anderson & Associates, provides technology- and vendor-agnostic advice to governments, enterprises and technology vendors on how to successfully navigate the increasingly complex technology solution ecosystem.
With nearly 30 years’ experience, Charles’ in-depth knowledge of the capabilities and limitations of emerging technologies and solution vendors, combined with his understanding of the market demand, allows him to separate industry hype from reality.
Prior to starting his own Technology Advisory Services firm, Charles led the Telecoms, Mobility & IoT practices for IDC Asia/Pacific and has worked for leading global operators including BT Global Services, Vodafone and O2.
Charles is also the host of the TechBurst Asia podcast, a Senior Advisor to McKinsey & Company on IoT and sits on the Advisory Board of the GO SMART (Global Organization of Smart Cities) initiative.