Pindar Wong is an internet pioneer, who co-founded the first licensed Internet Service Provider in Hong Kong in 1993 and the ‘Belt and Road Blockchain’ Consortium in 2017. He is the Chairman of VeriFi (Hong Kong) Ltd, a discrete Internet Financial Infrastructure consultancy. In 2015, he helped organize Asia’s first Blockchainworkshops.org, Phase 1, 2 and 3 of ScalingBitcoin.org and sponsored the Hong Kong Bitcoin Roundtable. He serves on the Advisory Board of Coindesk, Chair of the Internet Society’s Blockchain Special Interest Group. Together with Dr. Shin’ichiro Matsuo, he is establishing the bsafe.network to promote applied academic research in blockchain technologies.
Pindar serves on the Hong Kong Government’s Committee on Innovation, Technology and Re-industrialisation as a Director of the Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute (ASTRI) and also serves on the Hong Kong Trade Development Council ICT Services advisory committee, the School of Engineering Advisory Committee HKUST, the Technical Advisory Board of the Packet Clearing House, Editorial Advisory Board of the Internet Protocol Journal, the steering committee of the Digital Asia Hub and HKITC Enterprise Support Scheme Assessment Panel.
Previously, he was the first Vice-Chairman of ICANN, Chairman of the Asia Pacific Internet Association, alternate Chairman of Asia Pacific Network Information Centre, Chairman of APRICOT, Commissioner on the Global Commission on Internet Governance , elected Trustee of the Internet Society and Chairman of the Creative Commons Hong Kong Preparatory Committee and Co-Public Lead. From 2010-2015 he served on the Digital 21 Strategy Advisory Committee of the Hong Kong Government and the Task Force on Industry Facilitation.