Seminar Fellows

Detailed Biography


Japan

Yusuke Kaneko

Deputy Director, Computer Communications Division Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, Japan
Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, Japan

Yusuke Kaneko is Deputy Director, Computer Communications Division, Telecommunications Bureau, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications(MIC), and has been with MIC since 2008. He is responsible for Internet Governance issues. His experience also includes advanced uses of ICT.

Yusuke Yabushita

Assistant Director, International Policy Division, Global ICT Strategy Bureau
Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, Japan

Yusuke Yabushita is Assistant Director, International Policy Division, Global ICT Strategy Bureau, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications(MIC) and has been with MIC since 2012. He is responsible for international issues including information and communications technology and digital economy. His experiences at MIC include child online protection and policy evaluation.

Yukiko Tsuchiya

Assistant Director, International Policy Division, Global ICT Strategy Bureau
Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, Japan

Yukiko Tsuchiya is Assistant Director, International Policy Division, Global ICT Strategy Bureau, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications(MIC), and has been at MIC since 2016. She is responsible for international issues including information and communications technology, International Internet-related Public Policy Issues and WSIS (World Summit on the Information Society) related issues.

Rika Tsunoda

Official, Computer Communication Division, Telecommunications Business
Department, Telecommunications Bureau Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, Japan

Ms. Tsunoda has been handling Internet Governance issues and telecommunication policies in Computer Communication Division in the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications(MIC). Ms. Tsunoda has been with MIC since 2014. Her experience also includes researching international Internet-related public policies in the International Economic Division.

Hideki Yazawa

Deputy Director, International Trade Division
Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA)

Hideki Yazawa is Deputy Director of International Trade of Division for Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Mofa) of Japan. Before he was assigned to the Budget Affairs Division of Mofa, Office of Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary in Cabinet Secretariat, Delegation of Japan to the OECD in Paris.

Nozomi Maruyama

Assistant Director, Information Economy Division
Commerce and Information Policy Bureau Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry(METI), Japan

Nozomi Maruyama is the Assistant Director of the Information Economy Division at the Commerce and Information Policy Bureau for the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI). Having just joined METI in August of 2016, she is responsible for issues relating to frontier technology (such as IoT, AI and block chain) and personal information protection law.

Daisuke Uchimura

Manager, Corporate Strategy Plannning Department
NTT Corporation

Daisuke Uchimura has been with NTT West since 2008. Upon entering the company, he worked at the Consumer Marketing Strategy Department before switching to the Consumer Development Department. As of April of this year, he has transferred to NTT, where he works as a manager in the Corporate Strategy Planning Department.

Korea

YongSeok Oh

Manager, Location Information Team
Korea Internet & Security Agency (KISA)

Mr. Yong Seok Oh currently works at the Korea Internet and Security Agency’s Location Information Team. Prior to his current position, he was a Common Criteria Evaluator (2001-2008), a researcher on the Information Security Strategy Planning Team (2008-2-11), and manager of the Information Privacy Policy Planning Team (2012-2015) and Internet and Security Industry Policy Planning Team (2015). Mr. Oh received his B.S. and M.A. in Computer Science from Sogang University.

United States

Andrew Flavin

Policy Advisor, Office of Digital Services Industries
US Department of Commerce

Andrew Flavin is a Policy Advisor in the Office of Digital Services Industries at the U.S. Department of Commerce. In this position, he covers policy issues related to the digital economy in Asia and Latin America including cross-border data flows and privacy. He received his Masters in Public Policy from the University of Maryland with a concentration in international economic policy and his BA in economics and international relations from Wheaton College.

Jennifer Steffensen

Foreign Affairs Officer, Office of International Communications and Information Policy (CIP)
US Department of State

Jennifer Steffensen is a Foreign Affairs Officer in the State Department’s Office of International Communications and Information Policy, where she covers digital economy policy issues for China and Southeast Asia. Previously Jennifer has worked at the U.S. Mission to UNESCO in Paris and the Office of Multilateral Affairs at the State Department’s East Asia and Pacific Affairs Bureau.

Prior to joining government, Jennifer worked as a broadcast journalist at China Radio International in Beijing and a media relations assistant at the American Anthropological Association. Jennifer holds a M.S. in foreign service from Georgetown University and a B.A. in history from the College of William and Mary.

China

Ying Lei

Deputy Director, Division of Administration Affairs
Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT)

Ying Lei works at the Division of Administration Affairs at the Bureau of Telecommunication Administration of MIIT. She engaged in the management of the national telecommunication and Internet market from 2001 to 2010.

Dr. Xiyu Lu

Researcher
Internet Society of China

Dr. Xiyu Lu is in the Research Department of the Internet Society of China. He graduated with a doctoral degree from the Department of Electronic Engineering at Tsinghua University. He has extensive research experience in wireless body area networks and wireless sensor networks. His research fields include studies on internet development, digital economy, and industry internet.

Hong Kong

Catherine Ching

Legal Counsel
Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Personal Data (PCPD)

Catherine Ching joined the Office of the Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data Hong Kong (“PCPD”) as a legal counsel in 2010. She provides legal support to the PCPD in respect of compliance investigations and projects implementation. She also handles administrative appeals against PCPD’s decisions and reviews applications under the legal assistance scheme administered by PCPD. Ms. Ching had participated in the review of the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance (Cap 486 of the Laws of Hong Kong) in 2012, resulting in, among other amendments, more stringent control over the use of personal data in direct marketing activities. She is one of the key members of the editorial team for the latest publication of PCPD, entitled “Personal Data (Privacy) Law in Hong Kong – A Practical Guide on Compliance”.

Ms. Ching obtained her Bachelor of Laws Degree (LLB) from the University of Hong Kong. Prior to joining the PCPD, she worked as an in-house legal counsel at a telecommunication company.

Indonesia

Aries Kusdaryono

Deputy Director, IT Security
Ministry of Communications and Information (MCI)

Biography Pending

Vietnam

Tran Minh Tuan

Assoc. Prof. Ph.D, College of Technology,Hanoi National University
Vice President of National Institute of Information and Communications Strategy,Ministry of Information and Communications of Vietnam

Vice President Tran Minh Tuan was born in Hanoi – Vietnam in 1970. He received his B.E degree and M.E degree in Satellite Communications from the Moscow Institute of Technology in Russia in 1994 and 1995, respectively. In 2004, he received a Ph.D in antenna and radiowave propagation from Hanoi University of Technology, Vietnam. From 2012, he is an Associate Professor at the College of Technology, Hanoi National University.

Tuan is currently the Vice President of the National Institute of Information and Communications Strategy at the Ministry of Information and Communications of Vietnam. His current research interests include: master plans, strategies, telecommunication policy, ICT, Internet media and digital economy development and radio/television broadcasting/propagation etc., in Vietnam.

Malaysia

Siti Dinar Othman

Head of Risk Asessment Unit
Department of Personal Data Protection, Malaysia

A Masters holder in Science and Technology Policy Studies from the University of Malaya, Malaysia, Siti Dinar Othman started her career with the Malaysian civil service in 2005 as an Administrative and Diplomatic Officer. Her work experiences include being the Assistant Secretary (2005-2009) and Principal Assistant Secretary (2010-2012) in the area of management and services at the Public Services Commission of Malaysia. Currently, she heads the Risk Assessment Unit under the Enforcement Division at the Department of Personal Data Protection Malaysia.