Professor Alex SIOW
Prof Alex Siow is currently Professor (Practice) in the School of Computing, NUS and concurrently Director of the Strategic Technology Management Institute (STMI).
Prior to the current appointment, Prof Alex was the Managing Director, Health & Public Service at Accenture Pte Ltd. Alex started his career as a Structural Engineer in the Housing & Development Board in 1981 and rose through the ranks to become the Chief Information Officer in 1989. In 2003, Alex joined the private sector and became the Senior Vice-President in StarHub Ltd. From 2005 to 2008, Alex was the Head, Business Markets where he was responsible for Enterprise Sales. From 2008 to 2011, Alex was the CIO of StarHub and from 2011 to 2012, Alex was 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. He was the President of ITMA from 1995 to 1999. He was the first President of the Singapore Chapter of the Project Management Institute and served from 2001 to 2012. From 2001 to 2005, Alex was the Chairman of the e-Learning Chapter of SiTF. He was the Secretary General of the South East Asian Computer Confederation from 2001 to 2002 and the Assistant Secretary General of the Asian ICT Confederation from 2002 to 2005.
Alex is a Board member of Temasek Polytechnic and a member of the Edusave Advisory Committee. He is also a member of the Board of Trustees of the SIM University. In the past, he held various board member positions in e-Cop Pte Ltd, National Computer Board, Certis Cisco Pte Ltd, Cleantech Pte Ltd, Science Centre Board and National Infocomm Competency Centre.
In the community, Alex was the Chairman of the Aljunied Kembangan Citizen’s Consultative Committee and member of the Aljunied Town Council. He is currently a deputy registrar of Marriage with the Registry of Marriage.
Prof Alex has won many awards and accolades. He was conferred the Public Administration Medal (Bronze) in 1993 and (Silver) in 2000. In 2002, he was conferred the IT Leader Award by the Singapore Computer Society. In 2009, he won the CIO of the Year and CIO of the CIOs Award by Hitachi Data System.
Keith Barrett Carter
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Keith Carter’s mission is to “Help others succeed.” through his lecturing, writing, inventing, and mentoring. He also delivers results by leading several Big Data projects in retail, fintech, supply chain, and education. Personally, he leads a men’s bible study and with his wife a family bible study.
He asks, “Why do people with good facts, make bad decisions?”
He is an associate professor at the NUS School of Computing, where he has two mandates: teaching and consulting. He has a passion for engaging and inspiring students to achieve more. He teaches Supply Chain Visualization, and Purchasing and Materials Management and connects students with companies at all levels to bring the theory to life in the business world.
He consults senior business leaders on strategy, actionable intelligence, design thinking, and human capital. He is consultant to the president of Hong Leong Finance, the managing director of Bollore, Non-Exec Director of Datarama a Fintech startup, past Principal Advisor to KPMG and past Non-Exec Director of Mentorica (a mobile Big Data solution provider).
He is invited to speak around the world including prestigious venues TEDx, Gartner, IBM, KPMG, SingHealth, Media & Infocomm Development Authority, Financial Times, The Economist and more.
From 1999 to 2012 Keith worked for the Estee Lauder Companies, Global Supply Chain Center of Excellence, tasked to lead the strategic changes to supply chain to improve the overall performance of the company. Keith established and led Global Supply Chain initiatives: Supply Chain Intelligence, Knowledge Management, Transformation Governance, and Data Management. All to achieve end-to-end supply chain visibility.
From 1995 to 1998 Keith Carter worked as a consultant for Andersen Consulting in New York, now Accenture. His clients included: Goldman Sachs, St Paul Reinsurance, NY State, and Smith Barney.
Keith holds an MBA from Cornell University and a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic and is certified in procurement and counter-terrorism.