APAC Volunteer Leadership
CSA APAC Research Advisor
Dr Ryan Ko is a Senior Lecturer with the Computer Science department and leader of the Cyber Security Lab in the University of Waikato, New Zealand. His main research focus is in the areas of Cyber Security, Cloud Data Provenance and Cloud Computing Security and Trust. Prior to joining the faculty, he was a lead computer scientist with Hewlett-Packard (HP) Labs’ Cloud and Security Lab and achieved first-in-the-world scientific breakthroughs in the area of cloud data provenance.
Recipient of the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) Ron Knode Service Award, he is active as Research Advisor for CSA Asia Pacific, and serves as chair and board member of several cyber security industry consortia and chapters. He is also the co-founder and co-chair of the CSA Cloud Data Governance Working Group, the first CSA research group led by a chapter in Asia Pacific. He holds a B.Eng (Hons.) (Computer Engineering) and Ph.D. from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, and is a member of the IEEE and ACM.
CSA APAC Head of Marketing (South and East Asia regions)
Ms Stephanie Chan is CSA APAC Head of Marketing for the South and East regions. She has an over 24 years of sales, marketing, and management experience in networking, communications and security industries. She has vast experience managing global marketing channels in networking and major equipment sales in Telecom business.
She is currently President of Phitech Corporation, a global ICT distribution and professional services firm. Before Phitech, Stephanie was the Chairman/ President/CEO of Amigo Communications (stock listing number 6241, A public company in Taiwan stock market exchange) that she co-founded, where the principal products were ADSL and Wireless Routers. Her major customers are Motorola, Netopia, and Bell South where the company generated US$66 millions in revenue a year. In 2008, Stephanie sold Amigo to E-Top Networks. Before Amigo, she worked for CNet Technology, a well-known networking company as the Director of Sales and Marketing where Stephanie helped the company successfully went Public (stock listing number 5306) in 1996.
Stephanie is born in Taiwan and received a BS Degree in Business Management from Ming Chuan University of Taiwan
CSA APAC Head of Marketing (ANZ and SE Asia regions)
Hong Sin is a veteran in the IT industry with over 24 years of experience. She founded the first value added reseller (VAR) in ASEAN, Quantiq International and has been in senior management positions before with Amnet Technology, NetWitness and most recently E-Guardian where she is the Managing Director tasked with shaping the company’s distribution business in ASEAN.
Besides appointed as the CSA APAC Head of Marketing for ANZ and Southeast Asia regions, she is also active in the Southeast Asia ICT community in various roles over the last decade, namely ASEAN CIO Forum and CIO16 Association (Thailand).
Hong Sin came from a family of entrepreneurship and high-spirited liveliness with traditional business in steel, oil and gas. Her late father was the President of Chinese Geylang Club in his early days. Her mother was a loving housewife who is supportive to her husband and a caring mother to her seven children. Hong Sin enjoys culinary pursuits and spends her free time cooking for her 2 children, a teenage son that just entered Singapore National Service and a teenage daughter.