Dr. David R. Hardoon

Dr. David R. Hardoon is the Chief Executive Officer of Aboitiz Data Innovation. He wears several other hats within the Aboitiz Group serving as the Group’s Chief Data and Innovation Officer, Chief Data and AI Officer of Union Bank of the Philippines, and Chief Data Officer of UnionDigital Bank.

Concurrently, David is an external advisor to Singapore’s Corrupt Investigation Practices Bureau (CPIB) in the capacity of Senior Advisor for Artificial Intelligence and to Singapore’s Central Provident Fund Board (CPF) in the capacity of Senior Advisor for Data Science.

Prior to his current roles, David was Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) first appointed Chief Data Officer and Head of Data Analytics Group reporting to the agency Deputy Managing Director for Financial Supervision and subsequently Special Advisor for Artificial Intelligence reporting to Deputy Managing Director for Markets and Development. In these roles, he led the development of the AI strategy both for MAS and Singapore’s financial sector as well as driving efforts in promoting open cross-border data flows.

David holds a PhD in Computer Science in the field of Machine Learning from the University of Southampton and graduated from Royal Holloway, University of London with First Class Honors B.Sc. in Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence.

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