Security of Things Conference & Workshop at CommunicAsia 2017, Singapore

By Ewell Tan - IEEE APO Office, Singapore and Leo Hwa Chiang - IEEE APO Office, Singapore
Security of Things Conference & Workshop.

The CommunicAsia 2017 Summit once again dominated the arena, being the most highlighted information and communications technology (ICT) event on 23-25 May 2017, at the Singapore Marina Bay Sands Convention Centre. This summit gathered ICT stakeholders, regulators, authorities, telecommunication firms, enterprises, technology firms, analysts and industry experts. A total of 40,000 trade professionals attended the exhibitions and the conference tracks.

Hwa (Leo) Chiang, the Director of IEEE Asia Business Development, orchestrated and curated a “Security of Things” Conference & Workshop on behalf of the IEEE Communications Society. This three-day conference attracted more than 50 participants and was one of the most successful and popular tracks among all the seven conference sessions. We invited a total of 18 speakers and seven workshop presenters. They hailed from the Singapore Cyber Security Agency, Nomura Research Institute, Edith Cowan University (ECU), Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD), KPMG, etc.

In addition, also accepting an invitation was His Excellency, Mr. Mohamed Abulkheir, Egypt Ambassador to Singapore, who represents the United Nations Group of Government Experts (UNGGE) in Cyber Security to share the United Nations’ policy with regards to cyber threats.

In collaboration with IEEE Marketing, Sales and Design (MSD) and the IEEE authorized dealer, InfoHost, Ewell Tang, the Project Manager of IEEE Asia-Pacific Limited, provided support and assistance in managing the IEEE Communications Society exhibit booth, to promote IEEE Xplore Digital Library, IEEE and IEEE Communications Society membership.

It was a productive and successful event in which all colleagues from IEEE Asia-Pacific, IEEE MSD and InfoHost worked together to make happen.