Christopher Chew, CIPP/A, CIPM, FIP



Technical Leader - Security & Digital Trust



Chris is currently the Security Engineering Technical Leader of Cisco’s CXTO organization in APJC.


As a Security Leader at Cisco, he collaborates with global teams and partners to provide strategic guidance, technical advice, and thought leadership in Mobile 5G, Cloud Security, Enterprise Security Architecture, Managed Services, and domains of Digital Trust.


Chris has over two decades of experience in cybersecurity, data privacy, and digital transformation, leading the business, design and delivery of innovative and effective solutions for complex and diverse challenges in various industries.

He has held various business and technical leadership roles in Advertising & Media/Communications, Contact Centre/ Collaboration Technologies, Digital Identity, Strategy Management/Advisory Consulting, Cyber-Security, as well as GRC areas in regulated industries such as telecom-munications, cloud and financial services.

Chris is a Fellow of Information Privacy and a member of the Asia and Privacy Engineering Section Advisory Boards of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), where he contributes to the development and promotion of the fields of security & privacy engineering and technologies. He is passionate about advancing the privacy and security profession and empowering organizations and individuals to protect their data and assets in the information economy.

Chris is also a member of the International Information System Security Certification Consortium (ISC2), a certified PCI Professional with the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council (PCI SSC), a Member of the Open Worldwide Application Security Project® Foundation (OWASP), a Member of the Internet Society and its CyberSecurity, Online Safety & IoT Special Interest Groups, a Corporate Member with Messaging Malware Mobile Anti-Abuse Working Group (M3AAWG) and the Future of Privacy Forum, a global Privacy non-profit think-tank based out of Washington D.C., as well as being a Professional Member of the Singapore Computer Society (SCS).


Contributions by Christopher Chew

  • Outside IN views on India's Digital Personal Data Protection Act
    Speaker at IAPP Data Protection Intensive: UK 2024
  • Member of Asia Advisory Board 2024 - 2025
  • Outside IN views on Digital Personal Data Protection Act (DPDPA) 2023
    Speaker at Virtual Bangalore and Tokyo KnowledgeNet: 22 Sept. 2023
  • A Practitioner’s Perspective on Implementing Data Protection Management Tools
    Speaker at IAPP Asia Privacy Forum 2023
  • Operationalizing the Privacy-Security Program
    Speaker at Virtual UAE and Bangalore Joint KnowledgeNet: 27 January 2023
  • Member of Privacy Engineering Section Advisory Board 2023 - 2024
  • Member of Asia Advisory Board 2022 - 2023