May-Ann Lim

May-Ann is the Director of the Fair Tech Institute at technology consultancy firm Access Partnership, and is concurrently the Emeritus Director of the Asia Cloud Computing Association (ACCA).

The Metaversality Index 2022

The Metaversality Index 2022

The metaverse has been defined as the convergence of our physical and digital lives to create a virtual community where...

15 Nov 2022 Metaverse Policy Lab
Access Alert | China’s World Internet Conference 2022

Access Alert | China’s World Internet Conference 2022

China held its annual World Internet Conference 2022 (WIC 2022 / 世界互联网大会) in Wuzhen between 9-11 Nov 2022, with the...

14 Nov 2022 Opinion
Metaverse Dialogue: Reflection 2022

Metaverse Dialogue: Reflection 2022

Watch Metaverse Dialogue: Reflection 2022 Access Partnership launched the Metaverse Policy Lab (MPL) in February 2022 to merge our experience...

9 Nov 2022 Metaverse Policy Lab
Accelerating Digital Transformation Policy in Japan, United Kingdom, Singapore, and Asia-Pacific

Accelerating Digital Transformation Policy in Japan, United Kingdom, Singapore, and Asia-Pacific

Overview On 21 July 2022, Access Partnership held a webinar on accelerating digital transformation policy in Japan, UK, Singapore, and...

27 Jul 2022 Opinion
Access Alert | Japan Establishes Stablecoin Cryptocurrency Regulation

Access Alert | Japan Establishes Stablecoin Cryptocurrency Regulation

Japan’s parliament has passed a bill to regulate stablecoin cryptocurrencies. The “Bill to partially revise the Act on Fund Settlement...

23 Jun 2022 Opinion
Access Alert | Metaverse, Web3, and Gaming: Valve’s Steam Deck Allows Side-Loading

Access Alert | Metaverse, Web3, and Gaming: Valve’s Steam Deck Allows Side-Loading

One of the newest entries to the game console offerings available is Valve’s Steam Deck, introduced in Feb 2022. Joining...

23 Jun 2022 Metaverse Policy Lab Opinion
Access Alert | Japan Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC) Proposes ISMAP for Low-Impact Use of SaaS cloud services in government information systems

Access Alert | Japan Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC) Proposes ISMAP for Low-Impact Use of SaaS cloud services in government information systems

The Japanese government has a current framework for the Security Evaluation System for Government Information Systems (ISMAP), required for all...

23 Jun 2022 Opinion
Access Partnership’s Fair Tech Institute and Metaverse Policy Lab host The Metaverse Dialogue

Access Partnership’s Fair Tech Institute and Metaverse Policy Lab host The Metaverse Dialogue

Watch The Metaverse Dialogue – An Exploratory Primer here. More than 120 discussants participated in the inaugural Metaverse Dialogue on...

8 Jun 2022 Metaverse Policy Lab
Lim May-Ann spoke at the Global Digital Development Forum 2022

Lim May-Ann spoke at the Global Digital Development Forum 2022

The director of the Fair Tech Institute, Lim May-Ann, spoke at the Global Digital Development Forum 2022 (GDDF 2022) on...

16 May 2022 Opinion
Access Alert | Singapore first in the world to establish Cybersecurity Licensing Scheme for Service Providers

Access Alert | Singapore first in the world to establish Cybersecurity Licensing Scheme for Service Providers

In a move widely telegraphed and consulted with the industry, the Singapore Cybersecurity Agency (CSA) has established a licensing scheme...

14 Apr 2022 Opinion
Access Alert | Singapore’s GovWallet Strengthens Public Sector Disbursements

Access Alert | Singapore’s GovWallet Strengthens Public Sector Disbursements

Singapore’s Government Technology Agency (GovTech) has launched a government e-money wallet, GovWallet, which allows the country’s public sector to disburse...

25 Mar 2022 Opinion
Access Alert | Vietnam’s Ministry of Information and Communication Releases Draft Circular proposing Security Requirements for their Information System

Access Alert | Vietnam’s Ministry of Information and Communication Releases Draft Circular proposing Security Requirements for their Information System

Following Data Classification Levels, Vietnam has released draft circular for comments, proposing security requirements for different levels of data, per...

17 Mar 2022 Opinion
Access Alert | E-Identity Accounts: A Milestone in Digital Identity Implementation in Vietnam

Access Alert | E-Identity Accounts: A Milestone in Digital Identity Implementation in Vietnam

Vietnam’s Ministry of Public Security (MPS) has announced that it will provide a safe and secure e-identity account for all...

3 Mar 2022 Opinion
Tech for Impact | Cloud Computing: The Future of E-Government or Data Risk?

Tech for Impact | Cloud Computing: The Future of E-Government or Data Risk?

In a recent interview with Tech for Impact, Access Partnership’s Lim May-Ann discusses how governments that are serious about digital...

17 Aug 2021 Press
Cloud Computing as a Key Enabler for Tech Start-Ups Across Asia and the Pacific

Cloud Computing as a Key Enabler for Tech Start-Ups Across Asia and the Pacific

Access Partnership’s Director for Asia & US, May-Ann Lim recently co-authored a report on how cloud computing will play a...

16 Jul 2021 Reports
Cloud Computing as a Key Enabler for Digital Government across Asia and the Pacific

Cloud Computing as a Key Enabler for Digital Government across Asia and the Pacific

Access Partnership’s Director for Asia & US, May-Ann Lim has co-authored the following report analysing how many e-government capabilities, digital...

16 Jun 2021 Reports