Muhammad Neil El Himam

Director for ICT Infrastructure / Indonesian Agency for Creative Economy

Muhammad Neil El Himam works for the Indonesia Agency for Creative Economy (BEKRAF) as the Director for ICT Infrastructure. He is responsible for ensuring access to ICT infrastructure for the 16 creative economy subsectors in Indonesia, including IT applications. His tasks include coordinating with other ministries responsible for providing ICT infrastructure, local government and creative communities needing access to ICT infrastructure.

Prior to working at BEKRAF, Neil was the Deputy Director for Investigation and Law Enforcement at the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology, Republic of Indonesia, responsible for investigating cybercrimes and enforcing government IT regulations based on the Electronic Information and Transaction (EIT) Law No.11 year 2008. In 2015 Neil helped to establish the Indonesian Digital Forensics Association and sits as a member of the expert panel. Neil is active member in the national Technical Committee on IT standardisation since 2011.

Neil was involved in the development of several government regulations pertaining to electronic information and transaction, Internet domain name, e-commerce, e-money, data centre, and information security. Neil has been also active as an expert in several United Nation and other International meetings such as UNCITRAL Working Group meeting on Online Dispute Resolution (ODR), UNODC Open-ended intergovernmental expert group meeting to conduct a comprehensive study of the problem of cybercrime, ITU-T Global Standard Initiative meetings on Internet of Things (IoT), and ICANN meetings.