Martin Ng

A keynote presenter in data visualization, Martin has over a decade of teaching experience in data analytics and design thinking.

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“Data insights inform but it’s the data stories we tell that inspire.”

As an educator and trainer, Martin loves working with learners to address business challenges using their newly acquired data skills.

Martin is an educator and trainer with more than a decade of experience, having lectured at SIM Global Education and Singapore Polytechnic in various data-related topics. As a data practitioner, Martin was involved with analyzing the Graduate Employment Survey results, presenting important insights to senior management for close to 10 years. He brings a teacher’s mentality into the classroom by adopting a nurturing style while recognizing that people learn best while having fun.

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Professional Experience

Martin has held the following positions

  • Master Facilitator and Asia Managing Director, StoryIQ
  • Senior lecturer in Data Analytics, Singapore Polytechnic
  • Adjunct lecturer in Data Analytics, Singapore Institute of Management Global Education
  • Trainer in Data Analytics, General Assembly
  • Lead consultant, Graduate Employment Survey
  • Director of Training, ClayOPS Pte Ltd
  • Founder of the Data Storytelling (Singapore) Meetup group


  • Master of Business Administration, Business Administration, Manchester Business School
  • Advanced Certificate in Learning and Performance (ACLP)

Martin’s Recent Keynote and Conference Talks

  • The Art of Data Storytelling, Private event for Lazada, 2023
  • The Art of Data Storytelling, PwC, 2021
  • Weaving your Data Story Together With a Compelling Narrative, Keynote, VizCon 2020
  • The Art of Data Storytelling, Private event for BNY Mellon
  • The Art of Data Storytelling, KPMG

Interview with Martin

I prefer to nurture and tease out responses from the learners because it is so much more powerful to see them have the “Aha!” moment!
Engagement comes in the form of everyone in the room sharing what they know. The energy in the room is highest when people start bringing their experience and real-world challenges to be discussed. 
As a former lecturer, knowing how to work the room is important and making sure everyone feels comfortable sharing and discussing in a space where there is no such thing as a bad idea!
The beauty of virtual trainings is having the ability to have learners from various parts of the world come together and embark on rich cross-border discussions.
Personally, I love in-person trainings because we can simply walk up to a learner and talk to them about their challenges from work or even see their examples of bad charts!
It’s hard to pick a favorite because as a trainer, it’s not just about the content but more of the learners response to that content. If I had to pick one, it would be Data Storytelling for Business because I get the most “Aha!” reactions from learners in this course.
Family, cars, and home entertainment (in that order).

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