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Governance & Risk Track


Thomas Kok,


Thomas has more than 28 years of experience in IT, and is currently the Head of Group Technology Information & Cyber Risk (TICR) for the OCBC Group, where he is responsible for driving group-wide risk governance and risk management activities relating to technology, information and cyber risk.  Prior to his current role, he has served in leadership positions in DBS Group, Credit Suisse AG, UOB Group and Citibank relating to the professions of IT Risk Management, Information Security, BCM and IT Management.  In 2018, he was recognised by the industry organisation (Institute of Banking & Finance) as IBF Fellow (Risk Management).

Thomas contributes to the development of cross-sectoral professionalism by participating in various committees and working groups.  He often shares his insights at conferences and seminars to help elevate the competencies of professionals.  He holds an MBA from NUS Business School, an honours degree in computer science, and industry certifications include CISM, CRISC and CITBCM.

AI Risk Management & Governance

1620hrs - 1650hrs


While the pandemic has accelerated digital services to help customers and organisations connect during this crisis, the relentless research and application of Artificial Intelligence, as well as the democratisation of sophisticated AI models and platforms will enable adoption of AI in a big way.

However, it is apparent that the governance, risk, security and assurance professionals of many organisations are still trying to catch up with their data science and AI professionals in terms of how they might manage and govern AI adoption.

In this session, Thomas will put forth that managing AI is the next lap in managing I&T (information and technology) risks.  He would dissect the nature of AI risks, and how we mi

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