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Shixing Yan
Director, Corporate Labs & Product Development at NCS Group

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Dr. Yan Shi Xing is Director of Corporate Labs at NCS Group, a leading information and communications technology (ICT) and communications engineering services provider across the Asia-Pacific region. Dr. Yan leads the advanced research group in NCS and Singtel Cognitive and Artificial Intelligence Lab to develop intellectual property in emerging technologies to expand NCS/Singtel product range and capabilities.

Dr. Yan has nearly 20 years of experience in R&D and providing technical leadership in both technology MNC and Internet startup where he worked on Artificial Intelligence, Cloud Computing, and Big Data Analytics. Prior to joining NCS, Dr. Yan was the founding CTO and Executive Director of iGola, a travel technology company providing travelers around the world with travel intelligence. Previously, he was Research Director of HP Labs Singapore, the innovation engine for HP in the Asia-Pacific and Japan region. He also set up HP's first R&D facility in Hong Kong and was Director and Principal Investigator of HP-ASTRI Information Technology Research Centre, Hong Kong.

Dr. Yan is an Adjunct Associate Professor at the School of Computer Science and Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. Dr. Yan is a senior member of IEEE, a member of the United Nations ESCAP Sustainable Business Network (ESBN), and a member of the working group on provision, interoperability and use of cloud services for the Hong Kong Government.