About The 2nd ANNUAL CDOIQ-APAC Symposium

For the past 17 years, the Annual CDOIQ Symposium (https://cdoiq2023.org/) was previously 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 24, 2024, we are bringing again the CDOIQ Symposium to Asia-Pacific (https://cdoiq-apac.org/), in collaboration with Nanyang Business School (NBS) in Nanyang Technological University (NTU) (www.ntu.edu.sg) 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 two major themes:
Theme 1: Data Strategy and Management
Theme 2: Analytics and AI Value Creation
The 1 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.

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.

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.

About Nanyang Business School in NTU Singapore

Consistently ranked among the world’s best business schools, Nanyang Business School (NBS) is one of the most established, comprehensive providers of business and management education in the Asia-Pacific region. As a premier business school within a leading technological university, we draw on the best of Asia and the West to inspire innovation, leadership, and transformation through cutting-edge research, sustainable innovation, and holistic education. NBS also has 11 research centres that bring together leading academics and industry experts to develop cutting-edge research that is impactful and relevant to the latest industry needs. For more information, visit www.ntu.edu.sg/business


What a remarkable symposium it was on the 17th and 18th of May 2023 at Nanyang Business School, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. We registered 527 participants (21% C-Suite level) from 297 organizations across 29 industry sectors and 29 countries. We heard from 4 keynote speakers, 29 track speakers and 8 panellists. Industry leaders engaged us in 8 booths during breaks and lunch. It was a great step to activate and energize the data and analytics community in Asia-Pacific. Thank you for coming, contributing, and giving feedback/suggestions.
Here are some common feedback from attendees:
  • The speakers humanised and gave clear examples of implementing AI so that gave me more context rather than viewing AI as a “concept”.
  • The speakers communicated well and clearly. Their expertise was convincing and helped to enhance my understanding about AI.
  • With every emerging technology, it is absolutely necessary to bring the academia, industry, and government together to discuss opportunities and challenges, thereby creating synergies for better and more ethical outcomes.
  • Being able to network with people and to understand various data strategies was useful.

About Privacy Awareness Week

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.
The Privacy Data Protection Commission (PDPC) is a supporting partner of CDOIQ Asia Pacific Symposium.