Collaborating with Industry Events–IEEE Makes a Difference: IEEE Asia Pacific at 3rd INTERPOL World, Singapore

By Ewell Tan - Project Manager, IEEE Asia-Pacific Limited, Singapore

The third edition of INTERPOL World took place on 2–4 July 2019 at the Sands Expo & Convention Centre, Marina Bay Sands Singapore. Owned by INTERPOL and supported by Singapore’s Ministry of Home Affairs, IEEE is proud to be one of the supporting organizations for this event, with this year’s theme on “Engaging Co-creation to Prepare for Future Security Threats”. The technology revolution has resulted in many advantages; however, it has also created disruption and revealed vulnerabilities for criminal attacks. This event sets the stage for all stakeholders to co-create, exhibit capabilities, and share insights to shape the future security landscape.

Staff from IEEE Asia-Pacific took this opportunity to participate in the three-day trade exhibition at INTERPOL World, to showcase and promote IEEE membership benefits, the IEEE Xplore Digital Library, and uncover the products and services that IEEE can provide in today’s most relevant technical topics.

Director of Singapore Office, Leo Hwa Chiang received a token of appreciation at INTERPOL World 2019.

In addition, IEEE also collaborated with the RSA Conference 2019 Asia Pacific & Japan, which was held on 16-18 July 2019 in Singapore to organize a series of IEEE Seminars. Prof. Andrew Woodward, Executive Dean of Science from Edith Cowan University, was invited to conduct two workshops, namely “Aftermath Reporting – The What, Why, How, Who and When” and “Using Honeypots to Determine Who is Targeting SCADA and Control Systems”. The workshop was well attended by 199 participants with an interactive discussion.

Another hot topic, “Ethical Hacking”, presented by Prof. Paul Haskell-Dowland, the Associate Dean for Computing and Security, School of Science at Edith Cowan University, was very much of interest to the conference participants, attracting 285 participants to attend.

The presence of IEEE in these industry events brings value and creates awareness to the industry players, government agencies, private entities and organizations. IEEE offers ample opportunities to network and grow professionally through communities.