Dr. Hing-Yan LEE

Dr. Hing Yan Lee

Executive Vice President, APAC, Cloud Security Alliance

Dr. Hing-Yan LEE has over 30 years of ICT working experience in both the public and private sectors. For 9+ years, he was Director of the National Cloud Computing Office at Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore, where he was responsible for the national program for, inter alia, developing the cloud ecosystem, promoting cloud adoption by government agencies and private enterprises, and building a trusted environment (which included developing the Multi-Tier Cloud Security standards and Cloud Outage Incident Response guidelines).
Hing-Yan co-founded two high-tech companies and is an advisor for a fintech startup. He was an adjunct associate professor at the National University of Singapore, served on the School of Digital Media & Infocomm Technology Advisory Committee at the Singapore Polytechnic, Engineering Accreditation Board team member, co-chair of the National Infocomm Competency Framework Technical Committee on Cloud Computing as well as member of the Cloud Computing Standards Coordinating Task Force of the Singapore Infocomm Standards Committee. He was also a member of the NatSteel Corporate R&D Advisory Panel, an advisor/member to the Singapore National Archives Board, and the Australia-Singapore Joint ICT Council. Hing-Yan is a Fellow of the Singapore Computer Society.
He obtained a BSc (Engineering) with 1st Class Honours in Computing and MSc in Management Science from Imperial College London. He also received MS and PhD degrees in Computer Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His research interests include software engineering, data visualisation, artificial intelligence, grid computing and cloud computing.

Building a secured cloud ecosystem in digital transformation era and regional countries’ best practices

The Cloud Computing paradigm shift brings about disruptive changes to the traditional business models in the IT sector. Developing an ecosystem where end user demand is met by Cloud Service Providers, in partnership with telcos and technology companies, need to be complemented by incubation and innovation centres that provide opportunities to undertake trials and pilots in order to lower the cost and barriers of entry to cloud adoption. Of the building blocks that provide a strong foundation of such an ecosystem, security has been the topmost concern cited by IT managers when they consider cloud adoption. Cloud security guidelines and standards are key to building a trusted environment for cloud deployment. Training of IT professionals is important to ensure that they take advantage of this new paradigm of computing