Director of NextID™
Colin is an entrepreneur based in Singapore, who has built businesses across Southeast Asia and Europe. Beginning with e-commerce and online music startups in the dotcom era, he moved on to co-found i-POP, a regional mobile media company that was eventually acquired by a public-listed corporation in London, in 2012. Now, as a Director of NextID™, he is fully committed to bringing blockchain technology to the market with ‘use cases’ that matter.
He is an Internet and digital industry veteran, currently holding the honorary position as Chair Emeritus of the Mobile Ecosystem Forum (MEF) Asia, and he is a regular judge for the GSMA’s annual Global Mobile Awards (the Glomo’s) held in Barcelona – as well as for the World Communication Awards (by TotalTele) which is run each year in London.
Academically-speaking, Colin first attained a ‘BA Hons in Publishing and English’ from Oxford Brookes University UK; but more recently completed the renowned ‘Blockchain Strategy’ course at Saïd Business School, Oxford University. Additionally, he attained online qualifications in ‘Bitcoin and Cryptocurrencies’ and ‘Blockchain Technology’ from UC Berkeley, California. He also achieved a ‘Statement of Accomplishment’ by completing the ‘Venture Deals’ course run by the Kauffman Fellows in Palo Alto (Spring 2019).
Favorite quote: “Speak what we feel, not what we ought to say.” —Edgar, in King Lear, William Shakespeare