Session 1: Cloud security: Will it ever be ready/secure?

Moderator

Mr. Yao Sing Tao (Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore)

Abstract

Cloud security has recently hit the news headline with numerous incidents involving stolen data, etc...  Yet, it is inevitable that businesses will create their presence in the Cloud and more and more information are going to be stored in the cloud. Is it safer for an organisation to host their data in the Cloud then within their organisation ? What are some of the challenging issues that needs to be addressed ?  How can some of the concerns of the end users be managed ?

Speakers’ Bio

Dr. Ryan Ko is a computer scientist and senior lecturer (equiv. to Associate Professor in N. American system) with the Computer Science department in the University of Waikato, New Zealand. He heads Waikato’s cyber security programme, serves as the Research Adviser for Cloud Security Alliance’s Asia Pacific Region, and is also an International Faculty Member at the Idaho State University’s National Information Assurance Training and Education Center (NIATEC). Founder/ co-chair of the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA)’s Cloud Vulnerabilities working group and Cloud Data Governance working group, he is deeply interested in the research of Cloud data provenance, Cloud computing security, revolutionary cyber security techniques, applied cryptography and exploratory visualisations of Big Data.

Dr. Siani Pearson is a Principal Research Scientist in the Security and Cloud Lab at Hewlett-Packard Laboratories. She leads several research projects in the area of data protection including being scientific co-ordinator of a major European research project on Accountability for the Cloud (A4Cloud). She is Vice President of the UK Chapter of the Cloud Security Alliance and a Fellow of the British Computer Society. She is also a member of  the HP Privacy and Data Protection Board; IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing Editorial Board; UK IEC subcommittee on data principles; the advisory boards of several universities and EU projects. 

Mr. Erick Stephens is the Chief Technology Officer – APAC at Microsoft.  He is responsible for external outreach and engagement with technology policy elites, leading academics and government decision makers in South Asia and Pacific (APAC). He is also the National Technology Officer who is responsible for advancing Microsoft's Technology Policy agenda with governments and academic elites around the world. The community focuses on the following key areas of technology policy: Security, Privacy, Economic Development, Interoperability and Open Standards, and Technical Computing. He is the co-founder of a number of companies. 

 

Session 2: How open source software can support enterprises in developing private, community, hybrid and public clouds?

Moderator

Dr. Hing Yan Lee (Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore)

Abstract

Join us to explore with several industry experts and practitioners on their take on how appropriate open source software can support enterprises in developing private, community, hybrid and public clouds.  Are they adequately robust, compared to those built using proprietary software?  Is cost the primary motivation?  Is there any compromise on quality?  Come prepared to ask several experts on their views.

Speakers’ Bio

Mr. Harish Pillay has been in the FOSS world since the early 1990s. He founded the Linux Users' Group (Singapore) in 1993 and continues to be involved with open source and open standards work. He is currently with Red Hat leading the group that engages with the global open source community to ensure that innovation and collaboration happens across the community and the enterprise. Harish holds a MSEE and BSCS both from Oregon State University. In 2005 he was inducted into the Council of Outstanding Early Career Engineers by College of Engineering, Oregon State University.

Raju Chellam is Head of Cloud & Big Data Practice (Healthcare & Government) for Dell’s South Asia region. He is a Member of the National Cloud Computing Advisory Council at the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA), Hon Chair of the Cloud Outage Incidence Response Working Group (IDA), and Hon Secretary of the Cloud & Big Data Chapter at Singapore IT Federation.  He was Hon Past President of the Business Continuity Group at the Singapore Computer Society

Darwin Gosal is the head of IT of Yale-NUS College where his project includes architecting a hybrid cloud infrastructure on “Software Defined Data Centre” architecture. His seven years experience in IT operation and management has earned him recognition of “Laureate Medal of Computerworld Honors Program.” He is also the founder of CryoWerx, a startup that builds cloud-connected smart-refrigerator.  Prior to his career in IT, he was an academic researcher in the field of Quantum Computing, in which he authored four publications in the topic of quantum entanglement and quantum cryptography. He has a Bachelor in Physics and Mathematics from the National University of Singapore and currently holds ITIL and Scrum-Master certifications.