Country Lead, Policy and Government Affairs (Southeast Asia)
PSN3 : The ITU: Discovering a New Relevance in a Multi-Stakeholder World - The Lessons of WCIT 2012
Friday, 22 November 2013 15:15 - 16:45
Mr. Lih Shiun is Google’s country lead for public policy and government affairs in Southeast Asia, responsible for Singapore, Malaysia, the Philippines, Brunei and ASEAN affairs. In his role, he manages the company’s relations with the governments in these countries and works on projects to advance the positive and enabling role that technology plays in various sectors of the economy and society. He is also passionate about innovation and often collaborates with the local industry and nonprofit sectors to develop projects to grow the capabilities of local entrepreneurs and creators, as well as to promote the greater use of technology to solve social challenges. Lih Shiun's key interest lies in the area where new technologies and business models interact with existing regulation, and examining how regulation should corresponding evolve to promote economic and social development.
Prior to Google, he spent 7 years in the Singapore government where he worked on formulating policies and strategies for a range of sectors, from the media and infocomm sectors to the creative industries, and on issues such as intellectual property, content regulation and data protection.