A newsletter brought to you by the CDOIQ Asia-Pacific Symposium
For the past 16 years, the Annual CDOIQ Symposium ( was held on the MIT campus in Cambridge, Massachusetts USA, advancing knowledge in data leadership, and creating a better understanding into how firms can ensure quality in the data they collect, manage, and protect, and ensure quality in the use of the data and algorithms and programs developed which in turn will help Chief Data Officers create impactful value for business through trustworthy data.

On May 17 to 18, 2023, we are bringing the CDOIQ Symposium to Asia-Pacific ( for the first time, in collaboration with Nanyang Business School (NBS) in Nanyang Technological University (NTU) ( Singapore. It aims to bring together APAC data leaders in industries, government, and academia by facilitating thought-provoking conversations and collaboration on topics related to three major tracks:

Track 1: Data Strategy and Management
Track 2: Analytics and AI Value Creation
Track 3: Data Ecosystems and Platforms

The 1 ½ day programme with an expected target audience of 400 attendees comprises top leaders (C-level officers, CDOs, Presidents and Directors) who make critical decisions on the way their organizations collect, manage, and use data.
Featured Keynote Speakers:
Government and Academia
Assistant Chief Executive (Data Innovation and Protection Group), Infocomm Media Development Authority of Singapore (IMDA) and Deputy Commissioner, Personal Data Protection Commission (PDPC)
As Assistant Chief Executive (Data Innovation and Protection Group), Zee Kin oversees IMDA’s AI and Data Industry development strategy with the key responsibility in developing forward-thinking governance on AI and data in Singapore. He also spearheaded the development of Singapore’s Model AI Governance Framework, which won the UNITU WSIS Prize in 2019. He is currently a member of the OECD Network of Experts on AI (ONE AI), and was a member of the AI Group of Experts at the OECD (AIGO) which developed the OECD Principles on AI.
In his capacity as Deputy Commissioner of PDPC, Zee Kin oversees the development, administration and enforcement of the Personal Data Protection Act (2012). His key responsibilities include managing the formulation and implementation of policies relating to the protection of personal data, as well as the issuing of enforcement directions for organisational actions. As a well-regarded expert on data privacy issues, he has spearheaded various public and sector-specific activities to raise awareness and compliance in data protection, and is currently participating as an expert in the Global Partnership on AI (GPAI)’s Data Governance Working Group, which addresses data protection issues at the intersection of AI development and deployment.
Andrew is a Professor of Business Information Systems at UQ Business School. Andrew graduated from UQ's Commerce program in 1998 and worked for several years in IT risk management for one of the Big-4 accounting/consulting firms. He then moved to Georgia State University in Atlanta, USA, to complete his Ph.D., followed by seven years at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada, where he became a tenured Associate Professor. He returned to UQ in May 2012.

Andrew has taught information systems in undergraduate, graduate, and executive programs, in several counties. He has extensive experience in teaching IT governance and control, IT development, and digital health. He undertakes research in three areas. His first area focuses on how effectively organisations use IT. For example, he has been studying the effective use of electronic health records in health authorities. His second research area focused on improving methods to analyse and design IT systems. For example, he has examined ways to improve the specification of user requirements. His third research stream focuses on improving theories and methods used by researchers in the Information Systems discipline.
He has published in and served on the editorial boards of many journals in the Information Systems field. He has also served on the councils of the Association for Information Systems and the Academy of Management (OCIS/CTO Division). He is a Fellow of the Association of Information Systems and Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences of Australia. He is currently Editor-in-Chief of MIS Quarterly.  
About Singapore
Singapore is a sunny, tropical island in Southeast Asia, off the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula. Singapore is a city, a nation and a state. Singapore is known as a City in a Garden and nearly 50 percent of the island is green space. It is a thriving metropolis offering a world-class infrastructure, a fully integrated island-wide transport network, dynamic business environment, vibrant living spaces and a rich culture largely influenced by the four major communities in Singapore with each offering different perspective of life in Singapore in terms of culture, religion, food, language, and history. Singapore has a highly developed market economy, based historically on extended entrepôt trade. 

Amidst global economic headwinds, Singapore remains one of the world’s strongest economies. It is ranked 1st in the world in political and operational stability and 5th most competitive economy in the world.

Singapore is ranked 1st in the world in 2021 as the best global smart city. (Source: IMD-SUTD Smart City Index (SCI) 2021) Singapore’s Smart Nation drive harnesses advancements in digital technologies to create seamless, tech driven experiences, all with one key objective: to enable to success of its people and businesses in a digital world. Enterprises with capabilities in artificial intelligence (AI) and data analytics, cybersecurity and Internet of Things will be at the heart of Singapore Smart Nation’s digital transformation.  
Featured Sponsors - Imperva & Thoughtworks
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Privacy Data Protection Commission (PDPC) - Supporting Partner
The Privacy Data Protection Commission (PDPC) is a supporting partner of CDOIQ Asia Pacific Symposium

An initiative by the Asia Pacific Privacy Authorities (APPA), Privacy Awareness Week (PAW) is held annually by its members to promote awareness of privacy and personal data protection issues. CDOIQ Asia Pacific 2023 Symposium will be one of the featured events in conjunction with the Singapore PAW, led by the Personal Data Protection Commission (PDPC).
The PDPC is part of the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) and serves as Singapore’s main authority in matters relating to personal data protection and represents the Singapore Government internationally on data protection related issues.
The PDPC will continue to promote and regulate data protection, as the use of data becomes more pervasive. This will ensure that public confidence in the private sector’s use of personal data is safeguarded, even as companies increasingly leverage the data they collect as a source of competitive advantage.
About Nanyang Technological University Singapore
Young and research intensive, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) has 33,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students in engineering, business, science, humanities, arts, social sciences, education and medicine. Ranked among the world’s top universities, NTU is home to world-class institutes – the National Institute of Education, S Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Earth Observatory of Singapore, and Singapore Centre for Environmental Life Sciences Engineering.

Besides being reputed as one of the world’s most beautiful campuses, the NTU Smart Campus is a living testbed of tomorrow’s technologies and a model of sustainability, with 61 Green Mark Platinum awards for its building projects.In addition to its main campus in the western part of Singapore, NTU also has a medical campus in Novena, Singapore’s healthcare district.