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Dr. Hing-Yan Lee

Executive Vice President of Government Affairs, CSA

Dr. Hing Yan Lee serves as the Executive Vice President of Asia Pacific (APAC) for Cloud Security Alliance. Dr. Lee has over 30 years of ICT working experience in both the public and private sectors. In the recent 9+ years, he was Director of National Cloud Computing Office at Infocomm Development Authority, where he was responsible for, inter alia, developing the cloud ecosystem, promoting cloud adoption by government agencies and private enterprises, and building a trusted environment (which included developing Multi-Tier Cloud Security standards and Cloud Outage Incident Response guidelines).

He was previously Deputy Director of National Grid Office at Agency for Science, Technology & Research, Principal Scientist at Institute for Infocomm Research, Director of Knowledge Lab and Deputy Director of Japan-Singapore Artificial Intelligence Centre at Kent Ridge Digital Labs as well as Deputy Director at Information Technology Institute (applied R&D arm of National Computer Board). He oversaw and managed industry collaborations and applied R&D in machine language translation, spoken language dialogue, expert systems, knowledge discovery, data mining, data visualization, and other knowledge-driven efforts.

Hing Yan co-founded two high-tech startups. He was an adjunct associate professor at National University of Singapore, served on School of Digital Media & Infocomm Technology Advisory Committee at Singapore Polytechnic, Engineering Accreditation Board team member, co-chair of National Infocomm Competency Framework Technical Committee on Cloud Computing, member of Cloud Computing Standards Coordinating Task Force of Singapore Infocomm Standards Committee, member of NatSteel Corporate R&D Advisory Panel, an advisor/member to Singapore National Archives Board, and Australia-Singapore Joint ICT Council. Hing Yan is a Fellow and VP of the Cloud Chapter in the Singapore Computer Society.

He graduated from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with PhD and MS degrees in Computer Science. He obtained a BSc (Eng.) with 1st Class Honours in Computing and MSc in Management Science from Imperial College London.