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Global Advisory Board

Privacy-Enhancing Technology Summit Asia-Pacific Returns 2023
9-10 November, 2023
Grand Copthorne Waterfront, Singapore

Global Advisory Board

Author:

Chein Inn Lee

Deputy Director, Development of Data Driven Tech
IMDA

Ms Lee Chein Inn is the Deputy Director, Development of Data Driven Tech of IMDA. Ms Lee and her team focus on leveraging emergent data-driven tech to enable data flow amongst businesses in Singapore. Some of the efforts include PET Sandbox, Trusted Data Sharing Framework for businesses and partnering industry on projects to support B2B data collaboration.

Chein Inn Lee

Deputy Director, Development of Data Driven Tech
IMDA

Ms Lee Chein Inn is the Deputy Director, Development of Data Driven Tech of IMDA. Ms Lee and her team focus on leveraging emergent data-driven tech to enable data flow amongst businesses in Singapore. Some of the efforts include PET Sandbox, Trusted Data Sharing Framework for businesses and partnering industry on projects to support B2B data collaboration.

Author:

Dr. June Brawner

Senior Policy Adviser for Data and Digital Technologies
The Royal Society

Dr. June Brawner is a policy advisor at The Royal Society, the UK’s national academy of sciences. She leads the Society’s work on Privacy Enhancing Technologies (PETs) within the Data and AI policy team, which is developing policy and promoting debate that helps the UK safely and rapidly realise the growing benefits of data science and digital technologies.

June’s career in academic and policy research spans the US, UK, and Central / Eastern Europe, with a focus on environmental data for policymaking.  Prior to her current role she worked as a research consultant and has previously completed fellowships with the Fulbright Commission and Columbia University’s Council for European Studies.

As an anthropologist, June is especially interested in the ‘social life’ of data: the cultural and political factors that hinder or promote the equitable use of data for research, innovation, and decision-making. To this end, she sees upholding the right to privacy as a key technical and social challenge in using data for societal benefit.

Dr. June Brawner

Senior Policy Adviser for Data and Digital Technologies
The Royal Society

Dr. June Brawner is a policy advisor at The Royal Society, the UK’s national academy of sciences. She leads the Society’s work on Privacy Enhancing Technologies (PETs) within the Data and AI policy team, which is developing policy and promoting debate that helps the UK safely and rapidly realise the growing benefits of data science and digital technologies.

June’s career in academic and policy research spans the US, UK, and Central / Eastern Europe, with a focus on environmental data for policymaking.  Prior to her current role she worked as a research consultant and has previously completed fellowships with the Fulbright Commission and Columbia University’s Council for European Studies.

As an anthropologist, June is especially interested in the ‘social life’ of data: the cultural and political factors that hinder or promote the equitable use of data for research, innovation, and decision-making. To this end, she sees upholding the right to privacy as a key technical and social challenge in using data for societal benefit.

Author:

Nigel Smart

Professor
KU Leuven

Smart received a BSc degree in mathematics from the University of Reading in 1989 and his PhD degree from the University of Kent at Canterbury in 1992. Smart proceeded to work as a research fellow at the University of Kent, the Erasmus University Rotterdam, and Cardiff University until 1995. From 1995 to 1997, he was a lecturer at the University of Kent, and then spent three years at Hewlett-Packard from 1997 to 2000. From 2000 to 2017 he was at the University of Bristol, where he founded the cryptology research group. From 2018 he has been based in the COSIC group at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven.

Smart held a Royal Society Wolfson Merit Award (2008-2013), and two ERC Advanced Grant (2011-2016 and 2016-2021). He was a director of the International Association for Cryptologic Research (2012-2014), and was elected Vice President for the period 2014-2016. In 2016 he was named as a Fellow of the IACR.

Smart carries out research on a wide variety of topics in cryptography. Smart is known for his work in elliptic curve cryptography. He has also worked on pairing-based cryptography contributing a number of algorithms such as the SK-KEM and the Ate-pairing. His work with Gentry and Halevi on performing the first large calculation using Fully Homomorphic Encryption won the IBM Pat Goldberg Best Paper Award for 2012. In the last decade he has worked on making secure multiparty computation practical.

In addition to his three years at HP Laboratories, Smart was a founder of the startup Identum, which was bought by Trend Micro in 2008. In 2013 he formed, with Yehuda Lindell, Unbound Security, a company deploying products based on multi-party computations. He is also the co-founder, along with Kenny Paterson, of the Real World Cryptography conference series.

Nigel Smart

Professor
KU Leuven

Smart received a BSc degree in mathematics from the University of Reading in 1989 and his PhD degree from the University of Kent at Canterbury in 1992. Smart proceeded to work as a research fellow at the University of Kent, the Erasmus University Rotterdam, and Cardiff University until 1995. From 1995 to 1997, he was a lecturer at the University of Kent, and then spent three years at Hewlett-Packard from 1997 to 2000. From 2000 to 2017 he was at the University of Bristol, where he founded the cryptology research group. From 2018 he has been based in the COSIC group at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven.

Smart held a Royal Society Wolfson Merit Award (2008-2013), and two ERC Advanced Grant (2011-2016 and 2016-2021). He was a director of the International Association for Cryptologic Research (2012-2014), and was elected Vice President for the period 2014-2016. In 2016 he was named as a Fellow of the IACR.

Smart carries out research on a wide variety of topics in cryptography. Smart is known for his work in elliptic curve cryptography. He has also worked on pairing-based cryptography contributing a number of algorithms such as the SK-KEM and the Ate-pairing. His work with Gentry and Halevi on performing the first large calculation using Fully Homomorphic Encryption won the IBM Pat Goldberg Best Paper Award for 2012. In the last decade he has worked on making secure multiparty computation practical.

In addition to his three years at HP Laboratories, Smart was a founder of the startup Identum, which was bought by Trend Micro in 2008. In 2013 he formed, with Yehuda Lindell, Unbound Security, a company deploying products based on multi-party computations. He is also the co-founder, along with Kenny Paterson, of the Real World Cryptography conference series.

Author:

Adhiraj Saxena

Senior Lead for Privacy Enhancing Technology Industry Projects
IMDA

Adhiraj Saxena

Senior Lead for Privacy Enhancing Technology Industry Projects
IMDA

Author:

Tim Scott

Director, Privacy Enhancing Technology
Deloitte

Tim is a Director with Deloitte APAC’s Risk Advisory, leading the Privacy Enhancing Technology (“PET”) practice. He leads a cross disciplinary team that sits at the intersect of data science, data collaboration and data privacy. With a focus on helping his clients to understand, evaluate and implement PET’s. Specialising in fully homomorphic encryption, secure multi-party computation, synthetic data and zero-knowledge proof and their applicability in solving real world challenges. He has been actively involved in the PET’s community for the last 6 years and before joining Deloitte was Head of Strategic Engagements with an Australian listed start-up focused on the secure data collaboration space.

Tim Scott

Director, Privacy Enhancing Technology
Deloitte

Tim is a Director with Deloitte APAC’s Risk Advisory, leading the Privacy Enhancing Technology (“PET”) practice. He leads a cross disciplinary team that sits at the intersect of data science, data collaboration and data privacy. With a focus on helping his clients to understand, evaluate and implement PET’s. Specialising in fully homomorphic encryption, secure multi-party computation, synthetic data and zero-knowledge proof and their applicability in solving real world challenges. He has been actively involved in the PET’s community for the last 6 years and before joining Deloitte was Head of Strategic Engagements with an Australian listed start-up focused on the secure data collaboration space.

Author:

Odvar Bjerkolt

Principal Lawyer - Data & Digital Transformation
BT Group

Odvar Bjerkolt

Principal Lawyer - Data & Digital Transformation
BT Group

Author:

Asad Preuss-Dodhy

Principal Data Anonymisation and Privacy Technologies Expert
Roche Information Solutions

Asad Preuss-Dodhy

Principal Data Anonymisation and Privacy Technologies Expert
Roche Information Solutions

Author:

Wan Sie Lee

Director, Data Innovation and Protection Group
IMDA

Wan Sie Lee

Director, Data Innovation and Protection Group
IMDA

Author:

John Wei

Venture Investment Director
AMAT

John Wei is a venture investment director at Applied Ventures. He focuses on a range of deep tech areas and industry verticals, including advanced materials, semiconductor manufacturing and industrial & enterprise software. He also manages Applied Ventures’ investment activities in the Greater China region.

Prior to joining Applied, John was a key member of the SABIC Ventures investment team, where he led multiple investments in advanced materials, energy, sustainability, manufacturing and agriculture space in North America, Europe and Greater China.

Earlier in his career, John held various commercial and technical roles at The Linde Group and General Electric with experiences mostly in the petrochemical, power generation, alternative energy and oil & gas industries.

John has a Bachelor degree from Tsinghua University and a PhD from Rutgers University, both in Chemical Engineering. While at Rutgers, he also earned a Master's degree in Computer Science. In addition, John holds an MBA degree from UCLA with a focus in Finance and Entrepreneurship.

John Wei

Venture Investment Director
AMAT

John Wei is a venture investment director at Applied Ventures. He focuses on a range of deep tech areas and industry verticals, including advanced materials, semiconductor manufacturing and industrial & enterprise software. He also manages Applied Ventures’ investment activities in the Greater China region.

Prior to joining Applied, John was a key member of the SABIC Ventures investment team, where he led multiple investments in advanced materials, energy, sustainability, manufacturing and agriculture space in North America, Europe and Greater China.

Earlier in his career, John held various commercial and technical roles at The Linde Group and General Electric with experiences mostly in the petrochemical, power generation, alternative energy and oil & gas industries.

John has a Bachelor degree from Tsinghua University and a PhD from Rutgers University, both in Chemical Engineering. While at Rutgers, he also earned a Master's degree in Computer Science. In addition, John holds an MBA degree from UCLA with a focus in Finance and Entrepreneurship.

Author:

Anthony TA

Project Director & Innovation Watch Leader
Société Générale CIB

Anthony is leading the Blockchain, DLT and Privacy Enhancing Technologies innovation at SG.

He started as Pan European Equity Sales Trader in 2001 at SG Singapore and pursued his career with SG in the UK, Hong Kong, and France.

Since 2018, he joined the innovation department of SGCIB as a Project Director/Innovation & Watch Leader and is focusing on all technologies that enable, enhance and preserve data privacy throughout its lifecycle.

Anthony TA

Project Director & Innovation Watch Leader
Société Générale CIB

Anthony is leading the Blockchain, DLT and Privacy Enhancing Technologies innovation at SG.

He started as Pan European Equity Sales Trader in 2001 at SG Singapore and pursued his career with SG in the UK, Hong Kong, and France.

Since 2018, he joined the innovation department of SGCIB as a Project Director/Innovation & Watch Leader and is focusing on all technologies that enable, enhance and preserve data privacy throughout its lifecycle.

Author:

Bilal Husein

Data Analyst
Roche

Doing science, selling science.

Go-to expert within Roche Pharmaceuticals when in need for inspiration on data solutions for real problems.

I bring a touch of marketing to the pragmatic field of data science - then put together teams of scientists, analysts & engineers to deliver products.

I believe in making data science self-service on the long run.

Bilal Husein

Data Analyst
Roche

Doing science, selling science.

Go-to expert within Roche Pharmaceuticals when in need for inspiration on data solutions for real problems.

I bring a touch of marketing to the pragmatic field of data science - then put together teams of scientists, analysts & engineers to deliver products.

I believe in making data science self-service on the long run.

Author:

Alex Taylor

Global Head of Emerging Technology
QBE Ventures

Alex is the Global Head of Emerging Technology of QBE Ventures, the venture investment and development arm of QBE Insurance. Alex and the team invest in, build alongside and partner with early-stage technology companies that have the potential to reshape the insurance industry.

Alex is an innovation and disruption specialist and futurist, helping established companies to see where the threats lie, and how they can play in the same field and with the same tools as the disrupters – and has spoken before a wide range of audiences on the Horizon 1 to Horizon 3 innovation and disruption journey, and how to navigate the bridge between.


As the technology lead on a number of AI/ML investments in VC and CVC environments, Alex has lived the challenge of applying machine learning and related technologies in highly regulated environments - from visual and voice analytics, customer sentiment platforms and IoT to the challenges of vehicular automation.
Before joining QBE, Alex was the Director of Emerging and Innovation Technology and also Entrepreneur in Residence at IAG. In his role at IAG, Alex led an insurance industry forum to enable the use of privacy-preserving technologies to reduce the opportunity for insurance fraud whilst retaining individual’s privacy and data rights.
About QBE

Alex Taylor

Global Head of Emerging Technology
QBE Ventures

Alex is the Global Head of Emerging Technology of QBE Ventures, the venture investment and development arm of QBE Insurance. Alex and the team invest in, build alongside and partner with early-stage technology companies that have the potential to reshape the insurance industry.

Alex is an innovation and disruption specialist and futurist, helping established companies to see where the threats lie, and how they can play in the same field and with the same tools as the disrupters – and has spoken before a wide range of audiences on the Horizon 1 to Horizon 3 innovation and disruption journey, and how to navigate the bridge between.


As the technology lead on a number of AI/ML investments in VC and CVC environments, Alex has lived the challenge of applying machine learning and related technologies in highly regulated environments - from visual and voice analytics, customer sentiment platforms and IoT to the challenges of vehicular automation.
Before joining QBE, Alex was the Director of Emerging and Innovation Technology and also Entrepreneur in Residence at IAG. In his role at IAG, Alex led an insurance industry forum to enable the use of privacy-preserving technologies to reduce the opportunity for insurance fraud whilst retaining individual’s privacy and data rights.
About QBE

Author:

Dr. Dalia Khader

Information Security Manager and Divisional CISO
Swiss Life Global Solutions

Dr. Dalia Khader, a CISSP, GSEC,GCCC is currently the divisional CISO in Swiss Life Global Solution, based in Luxembourg. She has over 15 years of experience in the field of Cybersecurity. Dalia started her career in academia where she did extensive research in Modern Cryptography. After finishing her doctorate degree in University of Bath, Dalia worked as a research associate in University of Luxembourg and as a Security Architect in a telecom service provider. Throughout those years she has continuously volunteered to teach university level courses and have given specialized trainings. Her background in academia and industry helped her obtain strong theoretical and practical background in the field of cyber security. Her goal is to make complex cyber security concepts in the reach of everyone.

Dr. Dalia Khader

Information Security Manager and Divisional CISO
Swiss Life Global Solutions

Dr. Dalia Khader, a CISSP, GSEC,GCCC is currently the divisional CISO in Swiss Life Global Solution, based in Luxembourg. She has over 15 years of experience in the field of Cybersecurity. Dalia started her career in academia where she did extensive research in Modern Cryptography. After finishing her doctorate degree in University of Bath, Dalia worked as a research associate in University of Luxembourg and as a Security Architect in a telecom service provider. Throughout those years she has continuously volunteered to teach university level courses and have given specialized trainings. Her background in academia and industry helped her obtain strong theoretical and practical background in the field of cyber security. Her goal is to make complex cyber security concepts in the reach of everyone.

Author:

Annette Ryan

Deputy Director of the Partnership, Policy and Analysis
FINTRAC

Annette Ryan is the Deputy Director of the Partnership, Policy and Analysis sector of FINTRAC. In this role, she is responsible for advancing the current and forward policy and research agenda of the Centre.  She brings strategic cohesion to domestic and international partnerships, with private and public sector thought leaders, to ensure that advice to counter illicit finance is practical, effective and respectful of privacy and citizen rights.

 

Previously as Associate Assistant Deputy Minister of the Financial Sector Policy Branch, at Finance Canada, she led policy development on federal financial sector policy issues including financial innovation, cross-border trade in financial services, cyber security and anti-money laundering and anti-terrorist financing. Annette has served as Chief Economist at Industry Canada. In her previous experience with federal and provincial central agencies, she led policy analysis on varied economic and social policy issues -- including fiscal federalism, labour markets, government expenditure and taxation.

 

Before joining the public service, Annette conducted research on innovation and corporate performance at the Institute for Fiscal Studies in London, U.K. She holds a Masters degree in Economics from Oxford University, which she attended as a Rhodes Scholar, and a Bachelor degree in Mathematics from Acadia University.

Annette Ryan

Deputy Director of the Partnership, Policy and Analysis
FINTRAC

Annette Ryan is the Deputy Director of the Partnership, Policy and Analysis sector of FINTRAC. In this role, she is responsible for advancing the current and forward policy and research agenda of the Centre.  She brings strategic cohesion to domestic and international partnerships, with private and public sector thought leaders, to ensure that advice to counter illicit finance is practical, effective and respectful of privacy and citizen rights.

 

Previously as Associate Assistant Deputy Minister of the Financial Sector Policy Branch, at Finance Canada, she led policy development on federal financial sector policy issues including financial innovation, cross-border trade in financial services, cyber security and anti-money laundering and anti-terrorist financing. Annette has served as Chief Economist at Industry Canada. In her previous experience with federal and provincial central agencies, she led policy analysis on varied economic and social policy issues -- including fiscal federalism, labour markets, government expenditure and taxation.

 

Before joining the public service, Annette conducted research on innovation and corporate performance at the Institute for Fiscal Studies in London, U.K. She holds a Masters degree in Economics from Oxford University, which she attended as a Rhodes Scholar, and a Bachelor degree in Mathematics from Acadia University.

Author:

Dr. Walden “Wally” Rhines

President & CEO
Cornami

WALDEN C. RHINES is President & CEO of Cornami. He is also CEO Emeritus of Mentor, a Siemens business, focusing on external communications and customer relations. He was previously CEO of Mentor Graphics for 23 years and Chairman of the Board for 17 years. During his tenure at Mentor, revenue nearly quadrupled and market value of the company increased 10X.

Prior to joining Mentor Graphics, Dr. Rhines was Executive Vice President, Semiconductor Group, responsible for TI’s worldwide semiconductor business. During his 21 years at TI, he was President of the Data Systems Group and held numerous other semiconductor executive management positions.

Dr. Rhines has served on the boards of Cirrus Logic, QORVO, TriQuint Semiconductor, Global Logic and as Chairman of the Electronic Design Automation Consortium (five two-year terms) and is currently a director. He is also a board member of the Semiconductor Research Corporation and First Growth Children & Family Charities. He is a Lifetime Fellow of the IEEE and has served on the Board of Trustees of Lewis and Clark College, the National Advisory Board of the University of Michigan and Industrial Committees advising Stanford University and the University of Florida.

Dr. Rhines holds a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering from the University of Michigan, a Master of Science and PhD in materials science and engineering from Stanford University, a master of Business Administration from Southern Methodist University and Honorary Doctor of Technology degrees from the University of Florida and Nottingham Trent University.

Dr. Walden “Wally” Rhines

President & CEO
Cornami

WALDEN C. RHINES is President & CEO of Cornami. He is also CEO Emeritus of Mentor, a Siemens business, focusing on external communications and customer relations. He was previously CEO of Mentor Graphics for 23 years and Chairman of the Board for 17 years. During his tenure at Mentor, revenue nearly quadrupled and market value of the company increased 10X.

Prior to joining Mentor Graphics, Dr. Rhines was Executive Vice President, Semiconductor Group, responsible for TI’s worldwide semiconductor business. During his 21 years at TI, he was President of the Data Systems Group and held numerous other semiconductor executive management positions.

Dr. Rhines has served on the boards of Cirrus Logic, QORVO, TriQuint Semiconductor, Global Logic and as Chairman of the Electronic Design Automation Consortium (five two-year terms) and is currently a director. He is also a board member of the Semiconductor Research Corporation and First Growth Children & Family Charities. He is a Lifetime Fellow of the IEEE and has served on the Board of Trustees of Lewis and Clark College, the National Advisory Board of the University of Michigan and Industrial Committees advising Stanford University and the University of Florida.

Dr. Rhines holds a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering from the University of Michigan, a Master of Science and PhD in materials science and engineering from Stanford University, a master of Business Administration from Southern Methodist University and Honorary Doctor of Technology degrees from the University of Florida and Nottingham Trent University.

Author:

Ellison Anne Williams

Founder & CEO
Enveil

Ellison Anne Williams is the Founder and CEO of Enveil, the pioneering Privacy Enhancing Technology company protecting Data in Use. Building on more than a decade of experience leading avant-garde efforts in the areas of large-scale analytics, information security, computer network exploitation, and network modeling, Ellison Anne founded the startup in 2016 to protect sensitive data while it's being used or processed – the 'holy grail' of data encryption. Powered by homomorphic encryption, Enveil’s award-winning ZeroReveal® solutions provide Trusted Compute in Untrusted Locations™, enabling previously impossible business functionalities for intelligence-led decision making.

Leveraging her deep technical background and a passion for evangelizing the impact of disruptive technologies, Ellison Anne has helped define and advance the Data in Use security space and cultivated Enveil’s capabilities into category-defining solutions that enable secure search, analytics, sharing, and collaboration. In addition to her ongoing contributions as a cybersecurity mentor and thought leader, Ellison Anne has been recognized as an SC Media Reboot Leadership Innovator Award winner, a Woman to Watch in Security, and a CyberScoop Leet List Honoree. She started her career at the U.S. National Security Agency and holds a Ph.D. in Mathematics (Algebraic Combinatorics), a M.S. in Mathematics (Set Theoretic Topology), and a M.S. in Computer Science (Machine Learning).

Ellison Anne Williams

Founder & CEO
Enveil

Ellison Anne Williams is the Founder and CEO of Enveil, the pioneering Privacy Enhancing Technology company protecting Data in Use. Building on more than a decade of experience leading avant-garde efforts in the areas of large-scale analytics, information security, computer network exploitation, and network modeling, Ellison Anne founded the startup in 2016 to protect sensitive data while it's being used or processed – the 'holy grail' of data encryption. Powered by homomorphic encryption, Enveil’s award-winning ZeroReveal® solutions provide Trusted Compute in Untrusted Locations™, enabling previously impossible business functionalities for intelligence-led decision making.

Leveraging her deep technical background and a passion for evangelizing the impact of disruptive technologies, Ellison Anne has helped define and advance the Data in Use security space and cultivated Enveil’s capabilities into category-defining solutions that enable secure search, analytics, sharing, and collaboration. In addition to her ongoing contributions as a cybersecurity mentor and thought leader, Ellison Anne has been recognized as an SC Media Reboot Leadership Innovator Award winner, a Woman to Watch in Security, and a CyberScoop Leet List Honoree. She started her career at the U.S. National Security Agency and holds a Ph.D. in Mathematics (Algebraic Combinatorics), a M.S. in Mathematics (Set Theoretic Topology), and a M.S. in Computer Science (Machine Learning).

Author:

David Silva

Chief Technology Officer
Algemetric

David William Silva is the Chief Technology Officer at Algemetric. He is responsible for translating business strategies and objectives into efficient, user-friendly, secure, and privacy-preserving data-centric solutions to enable organizations to extract maximum value from data correctly. David started his career as a Software Engineer focused on web services and agile software development. This experience led him to be involved with several projects, from startups to government and large corporations in many different fields. After 17 years of conducting R&D in Brazil, David moved to the US to engage in scientific research applied to a global industry of security and privacy, which has been his focus for the past seven years. David leads the technical operation at Algemetric.

David Silva

Chief Technology Officer
Algemetric

David William Silva is the Chief Technology Officer at Algemetric. He is responsible for translating business strategies and objectives into efficient, user-friendly, secure, and privacy-preserving data-centric solutions to enable organizations to extract maximum value from data correctly. David started his career as a Software Engineer focused on web services and agile software development. This experience led him to be involved with several projects, from startups to government and large corporations in many different fields. After 17 years of conducting R&D in Brazil, David moved to the US to engage in scientific research applied to a global industry of security and privacy, which has been his focus for the past seven years. David leads the technical operation at Algemetric.

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