Mr. Daniel CHUN
Founder, Art Group Limited
Daniel Chun is currently an investor / co-founder of Real Matter Technology Limited which is developing next generation De-centralized Identity / Verifiable Credential solution and is also an early investor in Art Group Limited which develops a platform called ARTRACX for tackling art provenance and authenticity with chipsets and blockchain. Daniel Chun is the former CEO at Remotec Technology Limited (which he held the position of CEO for last 6 years) before getting involved in trusted identity services.
At the Smart City Consortium (SCC), Daniel is currently volunteering and serving as the Vice-President, Council Member and also as the Chairman for the Research & Blueprint Committee (www.smartcity.org.hk). In addition, he also serves as the Executive Director for Smart City Academy (an affiliated training academy of SCC). In 2016 and 2020, Daniel led SCC in public engagement exercises before publishing a series of advisory reports for smart city blueprint in Hong Kong. Besides SCC and SCA, he is also a member of the Advisory Committee for Electronics and Electrical Appliance at HKTDC; Daniel also serves as the Vice-Chairman at the Hong Kong Electronics Technologies Association (www.hketa.org.hk) and as the President at The Entrepreneurs’ Network (www.Ten.org.hk) promoting electronics, technologies and entrepreneurship.
Daniel started off his career as a programmer at Hutchsion Mobile Data in 1990 and had help launched Hong Kong’s first mobile application and CompuServe HK. Since Hutchison, Daniel had been a business development professional in telecom and Internet businesses in Asia Pacific (Taiwan Mobile, Iridium, Wharf T&T). During the dotcom era, he became a resident-entrepreneur at a venture capital fund in Europe based in Malta. He later immigrated to Canada after 9/11 where he started up his own brick and mortar toy store. He subsequently sold the toy business in 2008 and joined a Canadian toy manufacturer and became involved in invention, licensing and product innovations.
Daniel is a Chartered Engineer, a Blue Ocean Strategy practitioner and had been an adjunct professor at HKUSPACE and at CityU Hong Kong. He is also a named inventor with a few patented inventions under his name. Daniel is currently a PhD (ABD) candidate at Universiti Sains Malaysia investigating leadership in smart city and he had received a degree in Master of Research in E-research and Technology-Enhanced Learning from Lancaster University, a MBA (Distinction) from Sunderland University, a Master in IT from Charles Sturt University and a B.Sc degree in computer science from Deakin University.
Daniel had published widely in leadership and technology journals and is a reviewer at International Journal of Organizational Analysis (IJOA).