Group Chief Digital Strategy Officer and Chief Data Officer, Division of Digital Strategy, SingHealth
• Speaker, Artificial Intelligence Symposium, 17 Sep 2021
Mr Benedict Tan is the Group Chief Digital Strategy Officer (GCDSO) and Chief Data Officer (CDO) for SingHealth.
As GCDSO, Mr Tan’s role is to enable and guide Sing
Health in leveraging digital capabilities to improve services and patients’ digital experience. Mr Tan oversees the Division of Digital Strategy, which comprises the Office of Academic Informatics (OAI), Office of Insights and Analytics (OIA), Office of Cyber and Information Security (OCIS), and Office of Data and Digital Governance (ODDG). He is responsible for critical functions such as IT delivery and support, cybersecurity, analytics and data governance.
He is also SingHealth’s CDO, overseeing a range of data-related functions such as data strategy, data management and promoting the use of data as a strategic asset.
With 28 years of experience in the specialised healthcare-IT industry, spanning both private and public institutions such as Ministry of Health, National Computer Board, SAP and SingHealth, Mr Tan has implemented many large-scale IT and process reengineering projects such as the Civil Service Medical Claims Reengineering initiative, SGH Bed Management and SingHealth Electronic Medical Records (EMR).
Mr Tan holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Information Technology degree from the National University of Singapore, a Master in Business Administration and Graduate Diploma in Healthcare Management & Leadership from Singapore Management University. In 2014, he was recognised as one of the most outstanding CIOs in the ASEAN region by the International Data Group (IDG).