Dr. Lee Hing Yan
Executive Vice President, APAC | Cloud Security Alliance (CSA)
Hing Yan LEE is Executive Vice President, APAC at the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA). He has over 30 years of ICT working experience in both the public and private sectors. He was global director of the CSA STAR program for 6 months in 2017. Prior to that, he was Director of National Cloud Computing Office at the Infocomm Development Authority (IDA) for 9+ years, 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 (MTCS) standards and Cloud Outage Incident Response guidelines).
He was previously Deputy Director of National Grid Office at the Agency for Science, Technology & Research (A*STAR), Principal Scientist at the Institute for Infocomm Research, Director of Knowledge Lab and Deputy Director of Japan-Singapore Artificial Intelligence Centre at the Kent Ridge Digital Labs as well as Deputy Director at Information Technology Institute (the applied R&D arm of the 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 companies in 2000 and is a technology advisor to a fintech start-up. 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 (2014), co-chair of the National Infocomm Competency Framework Technical Committee on Cloud Computing as well as a member of the Cloud Computing Standards Coordinating Task Force of the Singapore Infocomm Standards Committee (ITSC). 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 and former VP of the Cloud Chapter in Singapore Computer Society. He is active in the ITSC working group on MTCS revision, and SingAREN Lightwave Internet Exchange (SLIX 2.0) Steering Committee. He has also undertaken consultancy and research reviews for the governments of Finland, Israel, Malaysia and Singapore as well as cloud service providers.
He graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with PhD and MS degrees in Computer Science. He previously studied at Imperial College London in the UK where he obtained a BSc (Eng.) with 1st Class Honours in Computing and MSc in Management Science.