We are honored to get the support of all the Singaporean institutions below for the France-Singapore Innovation Days: 

The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA)

Speakers: Mr. Augustine CHIEW, Senior Deputy Director, Capability Development & International Partnerships Division, International Cooperation & Partnerships Department, Ministry of Home Affairs. Mr. David LIM, Senior Assistant Director (Capability Development) Capability Development & International Partnerships Directorate, ICPD Ministry of Home Affairs.

Mr. Augustine Chiew is a Senior Superintendent of Police with the Singapore Police Force. Mr. Chiew was the first Commanding Officer of Pasir Ris Neighbourhood Police Centre, oversaw counter terrorism aspects in public transport, border control and emergency preparedness and MHA’s crisis management centre. Mr. Chiew is actively involved in international cooperation work and participated in several Interpol projects. In 2009, he organised the 78th Interpol General Assembly in Singapore which was attended by more than 1000 international participants, including 60 ministerial delegates. Mr. Chiew is currently the Senior Deputy Director of the Capability Development & International Partnerships and the Safety and Security Industry Programme Office (a joint programme office with the EDB). SSIPO is responsible for developing Singapore into a global safety & security hub by attracting leading global companies to invest in a R&D presence in Singapore while partnering the Singapore government agencies to test-bed and develop cutting edge safety & security solutions.

Mr. David Lim is the Senior Assistant Director of the Ministry of Home Affairs Capability Development & International Partnerships Directorate, which is part of the International Cooperation and Partnerships Division. The Directorate oversees the growth of the Singapore security industry ecosystem and is part of the joint office, Safety & Security Industry Programme Office (SSIPO) with the Economic Development Board. His team drives the growth of the Urban Safety and Security solutions and the Maritime and Supply Chain security solutions, in collaboration with the industry and security agencies in the Singapore government. Mr. Lim is currently embarking on a safe city systemic testbed initiative which involves the fusion of sensors from multiple agencies. The initiative will collaborate with the industry to research innovative solutions to enhance productivity and operational efficiency of the participating government agencies.



Speaker: Julia VIEDMA, Director, International Partnership and Development, Interpol.

Mrs. Julia Viedma hosts the post of Director, International Partnership and Development at the Interpol, being responsible for enhancing Interpol’s global partnerships in order to increase visibility and strategic presence of Interpol at international level and to secure sustainable external funding and resources to support Interpol’s priorities and operational activities. She joined Interpol’s General Secretariat in 1998 after serving 10 years in the Spanish National Police, with a professional background as investigator and manager in counter terrorism, drugs and organized crime units.  Since September 2012, she also leads the Interpol Global Complex for Innovation Transition Support Office in Singapore as first physical step in the development of the Interpol Global Complex for Innovation to be opened in 2014.


The Economic Development Board (EDB)

Speakers: Ms. Kelly LAI, Senior Officer, Europe Desk. Ms. Carol CHONG, Head Logistics, Head Europe Desk.

Ms. Kelly Lai is a Senior Officer with the Economic Development Board (EDB)’s Human Capital Division, which oversees manpower and capability initiatives that support EDB’s industry development efforts. Concurrently, she is a member of EDB’s Europe Desk. Prior to joining the organisation in 2010, she obtained a Masters in International and Development Economics from Yale University.    


Ms. Carol Chong was appointed Head of EDB’s Logistics division on 1st October 2010. She also took on subsequent appointments to head up EDB’s Professional Services division and the Europe desk office.Prior to her current appointment, Carol was the Centre Director for EDB’s Benelux office. She was based in London for over three years and was leading the investment promotion work in the Benelux region. Prior to this, Carol was the Assistant Head of the Logistics cluster, in which she made significant contributions to EDB’s efforts to develop Singapore’s Logistics industry. She was overseeing the investment promotion of European and Asian logistics accounts. Before joining EDB in August 2004, Carol held business development positions at Hewlett Packard Asia Pacific office and SIA Engineering Company. Carol graduated from The National University of Singapore with a Masters in Industrial Engineering and a Bachelor in Electrical Engineering (Honors).

The Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA)

Speaker: Mr. John YONG, Director (Infocomm Security & Assurance Division), Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore.

Mr. John Yong holds a Master in Computer Science from the University of Salford, United Kingdom. He is a seasoned infocomm security professional who has dedicated his 31-year career to this field, both in the public and private sectors. He started his career with MINDEF Military’s Security Department before joining NCB in 1991 heading the IT Security Department. Thereafter, he moved to the private sector and worked in companies such as NCS, Michelin, TrustAsia, and Symantec. Prior to joining IDA, he was with the Philippines Long Distance Limited Group of Companies as Chief Security Advisor.


The Singapore Infocomm Technology Federation (SITF)

Speaker:  Dr. Teow Hin NGAIR, Founder & CEO, SecureAge Technology Pte Ltd.

PhD in Computer science (Univ. of Pennsylvania, USA), MSc in Computer Science (NUS), MA & BA in Mathematics (Cambridge, UK), Dr. Teow Hin Ngair spent 13 years as a researcher at Kent Ridge Digital Labs (KRDL, now known as I2R). As a Senior Member of Research Staff, he was engaged in R&D works and innovative commercial product development on information security, multi-lingual computing and Artificial Intelligence. He founded SecureAge Technology in 2003 to create and commercialize innovative data security solutions. The company focuses on offering seamless email, data encryption and storage technologies to provide a complete data protection strategy for both large and small organizations. These solutions are now successfully deployed by various governments and large enterprises in the Asia Pacific region. He is currently Chairman of Security & Governance Chapter (SGC) chapter of SiTF, and Adjunct Professor at the School of Computing, National University of Singapore.



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