Data Protection Officer Masterclass

Demonstrating Accountability Amid New Data Protection Laws and Enforcements

  • Duration

    1 day (12 June 2019)

  • Course Fee

    (as low as S$56.80* after maximum funding)

  • Ideal For

    Professionals with regional data protection responsibilities or those seeking to gain an understanding of data protection and its legal requirements. More specifically for roles such as Data Protection Officer, Privacy Officer, Legal/ Compliance Officer, Security Officer and Business Continuity Manager.

    Professionals with experience in data protection work


Held in conjunction with the Data Protection World Forum, SMU Academy in collaboration with Straits Interactive, is organising a one-day Data Protection Officer Masterclass, to bring together relevant field experts from across the globe for an engaging and thought-provoking session.

At the masterclass, participants will be exposed to practical topics shared by various data protection regulators, privacy experts and DPOs who have operationalised compliance from various industry sectors including those who have experienced a data and privacy breach. With the recent data and privacy breaches as well as new data protection laws in the ASEAN region, this masterclass will share operational challenges, best practices, new technologies, lessons learned from privacy breaches and strategies to demonstrate accountability to both regulators and stakeholders.

Singapore Citizens and Singapore Permanent Residents who register for the masterclass will get up to 90% subsidy (funded by SSG) on the ticket price.

Data Protection World Forum Singapore 2019

What’s more, ticket holders of this masterclass will have access to the Data Protection World Forum for free.

Seats are limited. Register now!



Professionals with experience in data protection work.


At the end of the Masterclass, participants will be able to

  • enhance the competencies of local data protection and compliance officers including how to effectively assess risks as well as how to implement and sustain their data protection management programme.
  • update participants on new developments relating to data protection in the region
  • promote best practices and sharing with DPOs of other ASEAN countries


12 June 2019, Wednesday

Time Event
09:00 – 09:10 Opening Remarks

Data Protection World Forum Singapore (Day 2)

09:10 – 09:40 Rise of the DPO & the Road Ahead
09:40 – 10:10 Implementing your Data Protection Management Programme: Critical Success factors and Common Mistakes
10:10 – 10:40 Break: Refreshments & Networking
10:40 – 11:25 PDPA Governance: Hot Buttons to Convince Management and the Board
11:25 – 12:05 Data Protection Management Programme Frontline Services: Challenges, Risks and Recommendation
12:05 – 13:05 Lunch: Food, Refreshments & Networking
13:05 – 13:35 Data Protection Management Programme: Challenges, Risks and Recommendations in a Regulated Industry
13:35 – 14:05 Data Protection Management Programme in Non-Profit and Educational Sector- Challenges, Risks and Recommendations
14:05 – 14:35 Break: Refreshment & Networking
14:35 – 15:05 Demonstrating Accountability – A Regulator’s Perspective
15:05 – 15:50 Aftermath of a Breach: Insights and Lessons Learned
15:50 – 16:45 Enhancing the Competencies of DPO & Competency Roadmap
16:45 End of Masterclass


Access to the Data Protection World Forum is complimentary to Data Protection Officer Masterclass ticket holders.

For Singapore Citizens/ Singapore Permanent Residents Fee payable after 70% SSG Funding S$256.80
For Singapore Citizens aged 40 and above Fee payable after 70% SSG Funding and 20% SkillsFuture Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy S$96.80
For Singapore Citizens aged 35 and above (13 years and above for persons with disabilities) earning a monthly income of not more than S$2,000 Fee payable after 70% SSG Funding and 25% Workfare Training Support Scheme S$56.80
For SMEs supporting their employees who are Singapore Citizens/ Singapore Permanent Residents Fee payable after 70% SSG Funding and 20% Enhanced Training Support for SMEs S$96.80
Full Fee   S$856

All fees quoted are inclusive of GST.


Abdul Hamid Abdullah
Executive Advisor (Risk Management,
Audit and Regulatory Technology)
Straits Interactive Pte Ltd

Alvin Toh
Chief Marketing Officer
Straits Interactive Pte Ltd

Ann Tan
Director, Compliance and Data Protection Officer

Bill Chua
Board, Singapore Institute of Directors
Singapore Institute of Directors

David Chow
Managing Director
Knowledge Tree

Francis Acero
Head of Investigations
National Privacy Commission

Jason Tan
Head Operations
Personal Data Protection Commission

Jay C Gomez
AVP & Head – Information Security, Data Protection Officer
ABS-CBN Corporation

Jenny Lim
Executive Director
JonDavidson & Associates LLP

John Bello
Associate General Counsel Asia
EGS Leyte

Kevin Shepherdson
Chief Executive Officer
Straits Interactive Pte Ltd

Kim Teo
CEO Boardroom

Paul Lee
IT Operations Manager
Marlborough College Malaysia

Richard Eu
Eu Yan Sang International

Sebastian Phua
Financial Lines Manager
Delta Insurance

Tan Bien Kiat
Titan Capital

William Hioe
Head of Regional Consulting
Straits Interactive Pte Ltd