Vice President (Digital Transformation) & Chief Digital Officer, Singapore Institute of Technology
Dr Kwong Yuk Wah is Vice President (Digital Transformation) and Chief Digital Officer at the Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT). She leads and drives digital transformation and data management at the University.
Dr Kwong brings with her extensive experience in conceptualising, implementing and managing large-scale transformation projects involving multiple stakeholders. Her experience spans across the public, private and people sectors, with stints in various agencies and companies such as the National Trades Union Congress (NTUC), Singapore Airlines, Ministry of Finance (MOF), and then Infocomm Development Authority. She also conducts lectures at the National University of Singapore’s School of Computing and the Nanyang Technological University’s School of Computer Science and Engineering as an Adjunct Professor.
She has played a significant role in major IT initiatives, including Singapore Government’s Civil Service Computerisation Programme and various e-Government initiatives. Under her leadership, NTUC clinched the National Infocomm Awards (NIA) 2014 for the Most Innovative Use of Infocomm Technology in the private sector, which is the highest accolade for infocomm innovation in Singapore.
Her many achievements include being recognised in the inaugural Singapore 100 Women In Tech (2020) list by Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) and the Singapore Computer Society (SCS). She was awarded the ASEAN CIO Award 2015, and was also celebrated in the inaugural CIO50 in ASEAN 2019 list as one of the top 50 senior technology executives driving innovation and influencing rapid change in the region.
Dr Kwong is a Fellow Member of SCS and currently sits on the Board of the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, the Infocomm Technology Projects Advisory Panel (Public Sector) of MOF, and the AI Ethics & Governance Evaluation Board of SCS.
She received her Doctor of Business Administration degree from the University of Newcastle, Australia in 2008.