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What Hercules taught me about IT Management | Prof. Alex Siow | TEDxNewton

Hercules, in Greek mythology, used his hard skills and soft skills to perform his Labours. There are many similarities between Hercules’ Labours and the task of the IT leader. This talk used six of Hercules’ tasks to illustrate the principles of IT Leadership. Prof Alex Siow is Professor (Practice) in the department of Information Systems and Analytics of the School of Computing, NUS since 2015.

Alex started as a Structural Engineer in the HDB in 1981 and appointed the CIO in 1989. In 2003, he was SVP in StarHub, where he was Head, Business Markets and CIO. In 2012, he joined Accenture as a Managing Director.

Alex is currently in a number of boards, including Toffs Technologies, DART Consulting, Red Alpha, Temasek Polytechnic, SUSS and THK Hospital.

Alex’s book “Leading with IT: Lessons from Singapore’s first CIO” was published in Feb 2021. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx

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