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Dr. Yale Li

Yale Li was a Microsoft’s Principal Security Architect responsible for data security, applications development security, and emerging market security in SAFE-T (Security Accelerator for Emerging Technologies) team. Yale was Graduate Education Partner at the Center of Information Assurance and Cyber Security at the University of Washington, and CEO’s Advisor of multiple Microsoft partner companies. As a security professional, Yale worked on corporate security strategy, security aspects of emerging technologies such as cloud computing, mobile computing and big data, and emerging markets such as China. In his 14 years at Microsoft, Yale served as Windows source code manager, Tools development lead, and Web Platform chief engineer and other various positions in a number of Microsoft divisions. He completed secure cloud adoption, Windows engineering excellence, shared source delivery, He came to Microsoft from IBM in Canada where he was the Chief Technology Architect.

Yale Li has been volunteering for the CSA since 2010. He is Chairman of CSA Greater China Region and its Security Coordinating Body. Previously, he served as the Chief Strategy Ambassador and Strategy Advisor for CSA Global, CISO Submit Program Committee Member for CSA APAC, Board Member & Research Director for CSA Seattle Chapter, and Lead/Member for several CSA Workgroups. He is one of the earliest CCSK credential holders. Yale is a global security thought leader in both industry and academia. With a focus on European governments and telecommunications companies, he has provided technical leadership at Huawei in China since late 2014 as the Chief Cyber Security Expert (VP Level) to cover cyber security evaluation, international CSO, cloud computing and CEO advisory roles.

Yale is Senior Fellow & Adjunct Professor at Xi’an Jiaotong University and a Visiting Professor at Nanjing University of Telecommunications & Posts. He was also Ph.D. Supervisor at the University of Washington, Honorary Professor at Peking University, and a Visiting Scholar at Beihang University. He was the ICCSM Programme Chairman, RecordsInTheCloud.Org Collaborator, and advisor/speaker for several government agencies and labs such as US NISTand China CEPREI Certification Body. Yale had background in Physics as a research assistant to CERN’s Nobel Prize and Rutherford Medal laureates. He has also authored several books and many articles and large number of enterprise software development, deployment, and management.