Lee Hickin

Lee Hickin

Lee has over 30 years’ experience in the technology industry, having been in technical sales, business development roles and most recently as the CTO for Microsoft ANZ.

Lee has worked across the UK, Asia, and Australia, before joining Microsoft, Lee led the Internet of Things team for Amazon Web Services in Asia Pacific. Earlier in his career, he was a CISSP security architect with RSA Security and worked at both Tivoli and IBM.

His work today spans Asia engaging with Government, regulators, policy makers and think tanks on strengthening the understanding of Artificial Intelligence, Large Language models & Machine Learning technology and the responsible ways in which it can be governed and operated.

He has supported Governments around the world as an independent contributor; being a member of the Singapore AI-Verify committee and a founding member of the NSW AI Advisory Committee. In addition, Lee has supported the Australian Federal Government’s AI Action plan and the National Quantum Strategy working directly with the Department of Industry and the Office of the Chief Scientist. He continues to work in collaboration with the National AI Centre in the Responsible AI Think Tank.

Lee believes in the potential of technology to help build a brighter and more inclusive future and is a regular speaker on innovation and Artificial Intelligence.

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