Professor Alex Siow

Professor in the School of Computing at National University of Singapore

Prof Alex Siow is currently Professor (Practice) in the department of Information Systems and Analytics of the School of Computing at National University of Singapore and a teaching staff in the Advanced Computing for Executives.

Prof Alex was the Managing Director, Health & Public Service at Accenture. He started his career as a Structural Engineer in the HDB in 1981 and was appointed the Chief Information Officer in 1989. In 2003, Alex joined the private sector and became the Senior Vice-President in StarHub Ltd. He held various portfolios including Head, Business Market, CIO and Head, Enterprise Risk Management.

Prof Alex was very active in the IT Community.  He was the President of the Singapore Computer Society from 1997 to 2001 and the President of IT Management Association from 1995 to 1999. He was the first President of the Singapore Chapter of the Project Management Institute and served from 2001 to 2012. He is also currently the Chairman of the Cloud Security Alliance Singapore Chapter.

Prof Alex is currently Chairman of Toffs Technologies Pte Ltd, an independent director of Tee International Ltd, a member of the Board of Trustees of Singapore University of Social Sciences, a Director of Thy Hua Kwan Moral Charities and a Director of the Ang Mo Kio Thye Hua Kwan Hospital. He is also Executive Chairman of DART Consulting and Training Pte Ltd, Director of Red Alpha Pte Ltd and a Director of 4P Consulting Pte Ltd. He is a strategic advisor to Nityo Infotech, ChiefDX, Alibaba Cloud, U3 Infotech and Arista Networks.

Prof Alex holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Civil Engineering from University of Applied Science, Stuttgart, a Master of Science in Construction Management from the University of Birmingham and attended the Senior Management Programme at INSEAD.

Prof Alex’s book “Leading with IT: Lessons from Singapore’s first CIO”, was published in Feb 2021.

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