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RSA Conference 2018 Asia-Pacific & Japan Announces Keynote Stage Line-up


Evolving government regulations, new privacy laws and C-suite
concerns take center stage as sixth regional event's keynote stage
line-up sees public-sector representation and voices

, the world's leading information security conferences and
expositions, today announced its line-up of keynote speakers for RSA
Conference 2018 Asia-Pacific & Japan (APJ). The Conference keynotes will
be opened by Mr. Ng Hoo Ming, Deputy Chief Executive (Operations), Cyber
Security Agency of Singapore (CSA). His speech is titled "Now Matters:
Of Data Governance, Cybersecurity, and Regulation".

As the Conference adopts a focus on evolving government regulations,
privacy laws and regional C-suite concerns, Narelle Devine, CISO,
Australian Government Department of Human Services, and Dr. Tobias
Feakin, Australian Ambassador for Cyber Affairs, will join Mr. Ng Hoo
Ming to provide perspectives from the public sector. A Global View on
GDPR will also be discussed in a panel featuring the International
Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), Accenture, AON and TrustArc.

The Hugh Thompson Show will be a highlight on the Conference keynote
stage. RSA Conference Program Chair Hugh Thompson will feature special
guests Sophia, the social humanoid robot, and Mahmood Sharif, a computer
security and artificial intelligence researcher and expert, who will
discuss the role of cybersecurity in the application of artificial
intelligence and its potential to revolutionize business.

"With dynamic and fast-developing economies that are poised to lead
global growth, Asia is characterized by its accelerating connectivity
and innovative use of technology, making it a prime target for
cyber-attacks. Increasingly, cybersecurity conversations are not just
for CIOs, CISOs and IT managers. The rest of the C-suite, government
officials and citizens need to come together to strengthen APJ's
cybersecurity posture," said Linda Gray Martin, Director & General
Manager, RSA Conference.

"The keynote speaker line-up we've assembled will bring deep insights
and expertise on regulation and privacy, as well as emerging security
topics around artificial intelligence and critical national
infrastructure, among others. We are honored and excited to have the
brightest minds in cybersecurity join us for three days of
knowledge-sharing, learning and engaging discussions to inspire the
region to take effective action."

RSA Conference 2018 Asia-Pacific & Japan (APJ) begins Wednesday, 25
July, and runs through Friday, 27 July, at the Marina Bay Sands
Convention Center in Singapore.

Keynote speakers and sessions include:

  • Mr.
    Ng Hoo Ming
    , Deputy Chief Executive (Operations), CSA | Now
    Matters: Of Data Governance, Cybersecurity, and Regulation

    the Conference, Mr. Ng Hoo Ming will outline how cyber threats are
    real and threaten data, which is the lifeblood of many business
    operations, digital economies, and smart nations. He will discuss data
    governance, cybersecurity, and regulation. Mr. Ng leads the National
    Cyber Security Center within the CSA, which was established in 2015
    under the Singapore Prime Minister's office to coordinate all
    cybersecurity matters.
  • Rohit
    , President, RSA | Cybersecurity Silver Linings
    Ghai is President of RSA, a Dell Technologies business. He is
    responsible for delivering RSA's Business-Driven Security™ solutions
    to help global companies manage digital risk. Ghai has run software
    and SaaS organizations focused on cybersecurity and information
    management in highly regulated markets.
  • Diana
    , Cybersecurity Field CTO, Microsoft | Harnessing the
    Law of Data Gravity: Cyber-Defense for the Hybrid Cloud

    Kelley is the Cybersecurity Field CTO at Microsoft, where she provides
    guidance to C-level executives at large, global companies. Kelley is a
    Faculty Member with IANS Research, an Industry Mentor at the
    CyberSecurity Factory, and a Guest Lecturer at Boston College's Master
    of Science in Cybersecurity program.
  • Neil
    , Director, Global Security Solutions, Telstra | A
    "Cyber Secure" Nation

    Neil Campbell is Director, Global
    Security Solutions at Telstra. He is responsible for driving Telstra's
    security strategy across the markets that Telstra operates in across
    the world. Campbell has spent more than 25 years specializing in
    cybersecurity. He spent nine years in the Australian Federal Police,
    with most of his police service in the AFP's Computer Crime Team.
  • Tobias
    , Australian Ambassador of Cyber Affairs, Department
    of Foreign Affairs and Trade

    Tobias Feakin is Australia's
    inaugural Ambassador for Cyber Affairs. He leads Australia's
    whole-of-government international engagement to advance and protect
    Australia's national security, foreign policy, economic and trade, and
    development interests in the internet and in cyberspace. Feakin was a
    member of the Independent Panel of Experts that supported the
    Australian Cyber Security Review to produce Australia's 2016 Cyber
    Security Strategy. He was the Director of National Security Programs
    at the Australian Strategic Policy Institute from 2012 to 2016 and
    established the Institute's International Cyber Policy Center.
  • Narelle
    , CISO, Australian Government Department of Human
    Services | Outside the Box – Redefining the Workforce to Defeat the
    Cyber Adversary

    After 23 years serving with the Royal
    Australian Navy, in 2016, Narelle Devine was appointed Chief
    Information Security Officer for the Australian Government Department
    of Human Services. The department delivers essential welfare and
    health services payments and her team protects the $290 billion in
    payments the department makes each year, as well as the personal and
    financial records of 26 million Australians.
  • GDPR:
    A Global View

    With the GDPR now in operation,
    organizations around the world are grappling to find the right mix of
    risk management and smart data practices. Moderated by J
    Trevor Hughes
    , President and CEO of International
    Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP)
    , the panel brings
    together leading voices on privacy. Panelists Alexandra
    , Senior Legal Counsel, Ethics and Compliance –
    Data Privacy, Accenture
    ; Tharishini
    , APAC Privacy Director, AON; and Hilary
    , General Counsel and Chief Data Governance Officer,
    , will discuss the far-reaching impact of GDPR regulations
    on the regional community and what to expect in the years ahead.
  • The
    Hugh Thompson Show: Artificial Intelligence APJ Style

    intelligence, robots and automation are redefining business in
    unprecedented ways, with application in the APJ region leading the way
    in innovative and exciting ways. Is it a help or a hindrance? Promise
    or peril? Friend or foe? Or maybe a little bit of all, depending on
    how and why it is applied, who is applying it, and the ultimate end
    goals. Dr.
    Hugh Thompson
    , world-renowned application security expert
    and RSA Conference Program Committee Chair
    , together with special
    guests Sophia,
    Hanson Robotics' most advanced human-like robot
    , and Mahmood
    , a researcher with CyLab Security and Privacy
    Institute and doctoral student at Carnegie Mellon University
    , will
    explore with fun, fear and fascination the many layers of artificial
    intelligence and the role of cybersecurity in its application and
    potential to revolutionize global business.

Additional keynote speakers include:

  • Kevin
    , Vice President of Strategy and Design, IBM
    Security | Our Biggest Bet Yet
  • Sumedh
    , Chief Product Officer, Qualys | Transparent
    Orchestration: The Visibility to Act at the Moment of Truth
  • Abdallah
    , General Manager, Security, Asia, DXC Technology |
    Security Maturity Drives Growth and Innovation
  • Amit
    , Executive Vice President, Cloud Platform, Oracle
    Corporation | The Impact of Autonomous Security in Today's Threat

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