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Tony Yao

Global Information Security and Risk Officer, Associate Director,

Novartis Institutes of BioMedical Research (NIBR)

With more than 20 years’ experience in IT, 15 of which in IT security space, Tony Yao has been working for world-renowned companies including IBM, CSC, HP, Kodak and Novartis, with increasing responsibilities. Tony has deep understanding of information security, risk management, audit and compliance, especially in Asia Pacific region, with rich industrial exposure such as manufacturing, telecom, energy and pharmaceutical. Tony is currently the associate director of information security and risk management of Novartis R&D function in China, as well as in Emeryville site in California, the U.S.