Monthly Archives: March 2016

ISOC.SG attends IoT Asia 2016

Our External Liaison Officer / Immediate Past President Harish Pillay represented ISOC.SG at IoT Asia 2016

This year’s IoTAsia was all about closing the gap between the vision and the implementation. This IoTAsia Associations Round Table brought together 18 organizations from Singapore, EU, Japan and Taiwan to exchange ideas on how to promote innovation and collaboration across the various associations and societies to spur the adoption of IoT solutions. Discussions narrowed around standards (eg, the Singapore Standard SS584 Multi Tier Cloud Security ( and the other standards around IoT that has been developed by the Singapore IT Standards Committee ( These standards if widely adopted across countries will help increase industry and product innovation.

About the event

Since 2014, IoT Asia has been a key industry platform for governments, industry and technology leaders to foster closer partnerships and in turn create opportunities for the public and private sectors to embrace the Internet of Things. There were focused conference tracks on Smart Cities, IoT Data Analytics, Design Applications, Wearables and Industrial IoT. The event was organised by SIAA and SingEx Exhibitions.

Vote Harish Pillay for Internet Society Board of Trustees

We’re very proud that our immediate past president (2013-2015) Harish Pillay has been nominated for the Internet Society Board of Trustees, and we encourage you to vote for him when voting starts on 21 March 2016.

Click here for the voting process

Mr Belmont Lay, Mr Harish Pillay, Mr Nicholas Aaron Khoo

Harish Pillay (centre) in action at our workshop on ‘Are You Charlie’

Harish is now in charge of External Engagements for our Chapter. He has an illustrious history of commitment to technology in Singapore

  • Fellow of the Singapore Computer Society since 2005
  • Council of Outstanding Early Career Engineers by the College of Engineering, Oregon State University
  • Red Hat Asia Pacific in Singapore since 2003

“He has been a long time proponent of the use and expansion of the Internet and the technology behind it. His initial experience with the Internet, then known as ARPAnet, was when he was in graduate school in 1985 in Oregon State University. His MSEE thesis centered around the creation of a TCP/IP stack for the then MS OS/2 operating system ( He was one of the main organizers of the inaugural APRICOT conference in 1996 held in Singapore.”

We fully support Harish and hope you will too.