Jason Tamara Widjaja

Director of Artificial Intelligence and Responsible AI Lead - MSD, Singapore Tech Center

Jason believes in working towards a better world through data and AI. A multi-disciplinary technology leader, Jason leads large and diverse artificial intelligence teams focused on AI technologies and products, including NLP, chatbots and virtual assistants, computer vision and machine learning. The team also includes an AI ethics and governance group focused on embedding the responsible use of AI in the company.
A recognized thought leader, Jason has spoken in major international conferences and has been featured in the Business Times, TODAY and the Sydney Morning Herald. He actively contributes to multiple national initiatives including Singapore’s skills framework for data careers, Singapore’s AI Governance Framework, and is an author for Singapore’s AI Ethics Body of Knowledge. Jason also serves as the Vice President of the AI & Robotics Chapter of the Singapore Computer Society.
Jason spent half his career in Australia before relocating back to Singapore in 2016. Since then, he has been active in the local start-up ecosystem, as a co-founder of Lauretta.io with his brother Galvin, and a mentor to AI startups in partnership with local venture capital firms in Singapore, and as the vice president of the AI & Robotics chapter of the Singapore Computer Society.
Jason was on the Melbourne Business School Dean’s List for his MBA in 2010 and graduated from the same university with a second master’s in Business Analytics in 2015. He also holds a bachelor’s degree in Computing from the National University of Singapore and a first-class honours’ in Business Information Systems and Human Resources Management from Middlesex University. In 2022, Jason was one of only three professionals to attain the highest level of the Certified AI Ethics and Governance (Expert) professional accreditation.
In his free time, Jason enjoys reading, PC gaming and giving back by advocating for ethical AI and diversity in tech. Online, Jason enjoys writing on Medium and Quora, where he is an awarded top writer with over 1,000 answers in Data Science, Analytics and Artificial Intelligence.