Senior Advisor, Huawei International

John Yong is is senior advisor of Singapore Institute of Technology, and senior advisor and board member to several MNCs, public and social enterprises, such Huawei International, Utimaco (Germany), SATA Health (Singapore), Singapore Pool (Singapore), and IDG Consulting (Vietnam).
He is the former Group Director of Infocomm Security Group, Government Chief Information Security Officer, 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 years career to this field, both in the public and private sectors. He started his career with the Ministry of Defence before joining the then National Computer Board (NCB) 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 Senior Fellowship of Singapore Computer Society, and also received International Data Group (IDG ASEAN) Chief Security Officer (CSO) Awards and honoured as one of the most outstanding Chief Security Officers in 2013.