Professor (Practice)
Exec. Ed. (Senior Management Programme, INSEAD, 1992)
M.Sc. (Engineering, University of Birmingham)
B.Eng. (Civil Engineering, University of Applied Sciences)
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Research Areas

Research Interests

  • IT Strategy
  • Business/IT Alignment
  • Management of Emerging Technologies


Prof Alex Siow is currently Professor (Practice) in the School of Computing, NUS and concurrently Director of the Advanced Computing for Executives. 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. 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 board member of the Singapore University of Social Sciences. Currently, Alex is the Chairman of Toffs Technologies Pte Ltd and 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.

Current Projects

Selected Publications

Awards & Honours

  • Public Administration Medal (Bronze), 1993
  • Public Administration Medal (Silver), 2000
  • IT Leaders Award, 2002

Teaching (2021/2022)

  • IS5117: Electronic Government