During the pandemic, Jason Chiu led the development of several digital platforms to help contain COVID-19 and build community resilience. Through collaboration with leading global academic and technology institutions, his team developed solutions to scale to other parts of the world.
A serial technology entrepreneur and experienced Innovation & Technology (I&T) practitioner, Chiu is passionate about building disruptive deep technology platforms for people and the environment, working alongside founders and enterprise leaders for mutual growth and supporting translational research, scalable digitalization and ESG programs for positive impact. He has co-founded or served as angel investor and mentor for tech startups in Hong Kong, China, South Korea, Silicon Valley and Nordic countries.
Having taken Cherrypicks, the tech startup he founded in 2000 in Hong Kong, from cradle to M&A exit and through the thick and thin of entrepreneurship, Chiu continues to lead the company and support parent company, NetDragon, Cherrypicks’ majority owner.
Cherrypicks is a global leader in mobile-first user experience (UX), cloud computing and blockchain platforms. Cherrypicks provides solutions for blockchain/NFT/web3.0, location intelligence as a service (LIaaS), online merge offline (OMO) behavioral loyalty, smart contract/digital asset and eWallet/eCommerce.
Cherrypicks’ goal is to make cities smarter and more resilient with the best UX and has become an iconic technology solutions provider in Hong Kong. Many popular mobile apps of household brands, large-scale platform solutions and digital transformation projects in the city were designed and built by Cherrypicks.
The early entrepreneurial journey of Chiu and Cherrypicks was featured as a Harvard Business School Case. Chiu was awarded the Young Industrialist of Hong Kong 2014 by the Federation of Hong Kong Industries and named Outstanding IT Person of the Year 2014 by eZone. Prior to founding Cherrypicks, Chiu was a Director for Global High Tech and Telecom Strategy Practice at Deloitte Consulting in Toronto and Hong Kong.
Chiu earned a bachelor’s degree in electrical and computer engineering with a minor in management science from the University of Waterloo, Canada.