David is the Senior Advisor for Data and Artificial Intelligence at UnionBank Philippines. Concurrently David is an external advisor to Singapore’s Corrupt Investigation Practices Bureau (CPIB) in the capacity of Senior Advisor (Artificial Intelligence) and to Singapore’s Central Provident Fund Board (CPF) in the capacity of Senior Advisor (Data Science). At the Montary Authority of Singapore (MAS), David was formerly the 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 (Artificial Intelligence) reporting to Deputy Managing Director for Markets and Development. Within these roles, he led the development of the AI strategy both for MAS and Singapore’s financial sector, and he drove efforts to promote opening cross-border data flows.
David has extensive exposure and experience in both industry and academia and he has consistently applied advanced technology with an analytical mindset to shape and deliver innovation. 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 a First Class Honors BSc. in Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence. Out in the “field”, David is more likely to consider himself a data artist instead of a pure data scientist.