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Cloud Computing: NZ’s place in the world

Tuesday 4:40pm - 5:20pm, Keynote Presentation

We’ve all heard the rhetoric and complained about lag, but where does New Zealand really fit in the world of internet infrastructure and cloud readiness?

Singapore-based May-Ann Lim is the Executive Director of the Asia Cloud Computing Association, the organisation that produces the in-depth Cloud Readiness Index (CRI) for the Asia Pacific region. Now in its fourth iteration, the Index examines and ranks the international connectivity, broadband quality, cybersecurity approach, sustainability, governmental approach and much more for each of the 14 countries in the region, and compares these to a sample of countries from around the world.

So where does New Zealand stand and what can we do to improve things? And does our Government and the Ultrafast Broadband (UFB) project deserve bouquets or brickbats?

May-Ann will outline why “Cloud Readiness” is so important for the future economic growth of the region, explore New Zealand’s ranking in detail, and provide unique insight into the areas we can improve to help New Zealand get ahead of the rest of the world in cloud computing.

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May-Ann Lim

Executive Director, Asia Cloud Computing Association (Singapore)

May-Ann is concurrently the Executive Director of the Asia Cloud Computing Association (ACCA) and Managing Director of the technology research firm and think tank, TRPC Pte Ltd.

She has over a decade of experience in public policy, tech policy development, and government relations communications across the Asia Pacific, and has worked with many global, regional, and local organisations such as APEC, ASEAN, PECC, the ACCA, and the Asia Internet Coalition (AIC), on thought leadership development, government outreach and stakeholder engagement efforts.

Her career has spanned a number of global, regional and local institutions, including the World Bank, World Vision, the Singapore Institute of International Affairs (SIIA), and the Singapore Internet Project. Through the ACCA, she has worked in multiple markets lobbying for the acceleration of ICT and cloud industries, and other Internet adoption policies. She also serves as an Exco member for the Internet Society (ISOC) Singapore Chapter, and is co-convener of CSIS Pacific Forum’s Young Leaders’ Programme Singapore (YLP SG.)

Based in Singapore, May-Ann also lectures on Internet and ICT Policy in the Communications and New Media Department in the National University of Singapore (NUS).