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Governance & Risk Track


Security Governance in Healthcare
1400hrs - 1430hrs

​John Yong,


Mr John Yong is Board member/Adjunct Professor/Advocate/Consultant/Advisor/Senior fellow to many enterprises, universities, associations and social enterprises, in Singapore, and the region.

He is a former Group Director, Infocomm Security Group, formerly known as Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) currently known as GovTech. John holds a Masters in Computer Science from the University of Salford, United Kingdom. He is a seasoned infocomm security professional who has dedicated his 40 year career to this field, both in the public and private sectors. He started his career with the Ministry of Defence since 1979, before joining the then National Computer Board in 1991 to head its IT Security Department. Thereafter, he moved to the private sector and worked for a number of Multi-National Corporations in various management and consulting roles. Prior to joining IDA, he served as Chief Security Advisor to a major Southeast Asian telecommunications group.


In recognition of his achievements and contributions, John received the International Data Group (IDG) ASEAN Chief Security Officer (CSO) Awards and honoured as one of the most outstanding Chief Security Officers in 2013.


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