Alagu Karuppiah

Head of Information Technology and Digital Transformation Department; Diners Club Singapore


Alagu has a periscope vision in strategically leading and developing the technology division to benefit the business, digitally transforming the organization and enabling business through cyber security.


He brings over 18 years of experience in retail banking, digital banking, EMV, payments, information security and specialize in cyber security, technology risk & compliance. Prior to becoming Head of Information Technology at DinersClub, Alagu worked at NETS, BPC, MasterCard & Silicomp (now Orange Business Services). 


He has the credit of spearheading many complex multimillion dollar information security & retail banking projects, completing them with success and within budget. As of now he is charting the digital journey for Diners with cyber security, agility in vision with a view to establish AI chat bots, digital wallet and disruptive payments. 


Outside of work, he can be found in the library or at the rifle club or on a long drive into the neighboring country. He is an internationally renowned speaker and is often invited to speak at forums and conferences on technology, risk & cyber security related subjects. Alagu has a Master's Degree in Computer Applications from the University of Madras and Executive Master of Business Administration from National University of Singapore. For comments and discussions he can be reached at