Aboitiz Data Innovation (ADI) establishes Advisory Board to drive data science and AI solutions in Southeast Asia

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Aboitiz Data Innovation (ADI) has officially announced the formation of its highly esteemed Advisory Board, marking a significant milestone in the company’s quest to become a prominent provider of Data Science and AI (DSAI) solutions and advisory services in the Southeast Asia region. Comprising a distinguished panel of business and technical experts, the Advisory Board will play a pivotal role in providing strategic guidance and support to ADI’s leadership team as they continue to solidify their position in the ever-evolving field of data-driven technology.

The Advisory Board includes prominent figures in the business and tech sectors, namely Sabin M. Aboitiz, Kay Firth-Butterfield, Ana Aboitiz Delgado, and Maureen DeRooij. Their collective wealth of experience and diverse expertise ensures ADI receives comprehensive and well-rounded advice, steering the company on a trajectory of growth and success.

Dr. David R. Hardoon, ADI’s Chief Executive Officer, expressed his gratitude and excitement about the formation of the Advisory Board. “It is a true honor and privilege to have a group of esteemed business leaders and technical experts involved in ADI’s journey,” he remarked. “Our goal is to provide transformative AI consulting and sustainable data-driven solutions to businesses across diverse sectors. With the support of our advisory board, we will continue building on our mission of operationalizing DSAI across key verticals and becoming a conduit for DSAI use cases in Southeast Asia and beyond.”

Each member of the Advisory Board brings unique perspectives and accomplishments to the table. Sabin M. Aboitiz, President and CEO of the Aboitiz Group, oversees various verticals, including banking, infrastructure, and power. Maureen DeRooij, CEO of The Executive Forum Singapore, is known for facilitating engaging discussions on geopolitical and economic developments for senior regional leaders and non-executive directors.

Kay Firth-Butterfield, the Executive Director for the World Economic Forum’s Center for Trustworthy Technology, is recognized globally for her expertise in AI governance and her commitment to promoting responsible and ethical AI practices. Ana Aboitiz Delgado, at the forefront of Union Bank of the Philippines’ digitalization efforts, serves as Institutional Bank Head and Chief Customer Experience Officer & Digital Channel Officer.

Kay Firth-Butterfield expressed enthusiasm about her new role on ADI’s Advisory Board, saying, “The rapid development and deployment of AI across industries calls for the prioritization of responsible and ethical AI practices. I am excited to join ADI’s advisory board and work alongside a team that shares this commitment. By advancing the responsible use of AI, we can unlock its full potential to drive innovation in businesses, create value, and improve the lives of people.”

As Southeast Asian businesses and governments increasingly recognize digital innovation as a catalyst for economic growth, ADI leverages its expertise in AI and various domains to empower organizations in operationalizing DSAI. The Advisory Board will ensure that ADI’s practices remain robust, responsible, and aligned with the needs of the enterprises and communities it serves.

ADI’s tried and tested DSAI frameworks and capabilities are set to showcase the transformative potential of these technologies, benefiting businesses and communities throughout the region. With the support and guidance of its distinguished Advisory Board, ADI is poised to make positive contributions to the advancement and success of all stakeholders involved in this dynamic and evolving field of data science and AI.

(The article was originally published on CIO World Asia.)