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Mervyn Cheah

Head and Vice President, NEC Asia Pacific

Mr. Mervyn Cheah is currently the Head and Vice President of NEC Laboratories Singapore (NLS). He was previously the Senior Research Director of NLS. Prior to joining NEC APAC, Mr Cheah was serving ST Electronics as their CTO and also as their Head of R&D in software solutions. Mr Cheah served as the Track Chairman of the International Command and Control Research Technology Symposium (ICCRTS), an annual event sponsored by the US Department of Defense for 7 years. Mr Cheah currently sits on the Industry Advisory Board for Singapore Institute of Technology and Glasgow University. Mr Cheah is also a volunteer Mentor for the University of Western Australia new student graduates. Mr Cheah holds a Master of Science in Defence Electronics from Cranfield University, as well as First Class Honours in Computer Science from the University of Western Australia. He is currently steering NLS to create more new innovative solutions using NEC’s data analytics platform for smart cities by working closely with other NEC Laboratories, NEC Business Units and Country Affiliates, Government agencies, Industries, Universities and start-ups. NLS has worked closely with Public Transport Operators in Singapore, Ministry of Home Affairs, Surat City Police in India, Wellington City in New Zealand, Hospitals in Singapore in co-creating new innovative solutions towards safer and smarter city living.