Chief Scientist & Chief Advisor for Digital Economy, State Government of Sarawak, Malaysia

Professor Jugdutt (Jack) Singh is acknowledged as one of Australia’s leading ICT researchers and administrators. Professor Jack has considerable experience in leading research centres that work collaboratively with industry and government to drive practical solutions.

Prior to his appointment as Chief Scientist and Chief Advisor for the Digital Economy with the State Government of Sarawak, he was the Director of Research at the University of Tasmania, he will guide the expansion of Sense-T’s industry focused research activities and build sustainable partnerships with national and international research organisations.

Professor Singh joins Sense-T from NICTA, where he was the Director of NICTA Victoria, responsible for bringing together top Victorian researchers in ICT with industry and government as part of NICTA’s national contribution to solving big issues.

Prior to joining NICTA, Professor Singh was Research Professor Micro/Nanotechnology and Director of the Centre for Technology Infusion at La Trobe University, which focused on strategic and translational research related to ICT.

He is also a member of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe’s Transport Expert Group.

Professor Singh is recognised for his leadership in translational research and development, innovation, technology transfer and commercialisation in partnership with industry, governments and other universities across transport, food and agriculture, healthcare, defence, energy and environment sectors.