ALL ARTICLES 2017-11-10T22:58:12+00:00


First 100G international research and education “backbone” network in Asia

NICT, NSCC and SingAREN, working together have completed a high-speed 100G international network linking Singapore, Hong Kong and Japan – infrastructure that will be the backbone of the North to South-East Asia network for international Research and Education Networks (RENs) in the region. This backbone will enable nodes in Singapore and Japan to become Asia’s global hubs for trans-continental R&E connectivity at the fastest ever speeds of 100G.

Transforming Your Business with Immersive Technology

29 November 2017 – CIO Academy Asia is honoured to have been a supporter of IMDA’s VR X Singapore Media Festival Ignite 2017. Together with technology partner, Forcepoint, CIO Academy Asia hosted a CIO Business Networking Lunch and brought together several keen CIOs from the business verticals beyond the entertainment and gaming industry.

The Festival of Disruptors

6 November 2017 CIO Academy Asia is pleased to support the Festival of Disruptors (FOD). The conference is about sharing inspiring stories from people and businesses that have changed the way things have been done before for positive impact.

Business Networking Session @ VR X SMF Ignite

29 November 2017 | Marina Bay Sands, Singapore CIO Academy Asia will be hosting an exclusive 2-hour business networking session for select group of CIOs, Head of IT and senior IT executives at VR X SMF Ignite, to provide opportunities for VR companies to meet enterprises and brands to explore how innovative media platforms such as VR can be used in the enterprise for training, productivity gains and brand awareness.

CIO Causeway Connect (C³) post event report

6-7 October 2017 | Penang, Malaysia An inaugural cross-border CIO exchange between Singapore and Malaysia, jointly organised by CIO Academy Asia and PIKOM CIO Chapter (Malaysia).

Building an Innovation Strategy for your Digital Enterprise | IT Innovation Management Workshop for CIOs

30 March 2017 A report on a half-day workshop on IT Value Management organised by CIO Academy Asia and sponsored by NetApp in Singapore in March 2017

CyberConnect 360 in partnership with WSJ Pro Cyber Security

12 September 2017 | Singapore – CyberConnect 360 is organized by Axis Innovation, Jubilee Capital, a Singapore based Venture Capital fund, and in partnership with the WSJ Pro Cyber Security, a leading publication on cyber news and research. The conference will offer a fresh and important perspective on cyber security through international speakers, cutting edge cyber startups, real workshops, and discussions on threats from both a technology and business angle. CyberConnect 360 will provide critical insights, practical tools, and valuable networking to handle future cyber threats and industry changes.

ConnectGov Leaders Summit 2017 post event report

6-7 July 2017 | Mongolia CIO Academy Asia held its second ConnectGov Leaders Summit in Mongolia hosting Asian CIOs and global business leaders from more than 10 countries to discuss ideas around the theme of “Effective Partnerships for the Digital Age”.

CIO Causeway Connect (C³)

6-7 October 2017 | Penang, Malaysia C³, to be held in Penang, is an inaugural cross-border CIO exchange between Singapore and Malaysia, jointly organised by CIO Academy Asia and PIKOM CIO Chapter (Malaysia).

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SiTF Intelligent Island book launch

On 13th June 2017, our Deputy CEO, P. Ramakrishna was at SITF's Intelligent Island Book launch talking about how he had been incubating the idea for [...]

In Conversation with: Diane Greene (Board member of Google, MIT, Alphabet, Intuit & Khan Academy)

15 June 2017 CIO Academy Asia, together with Google, held an exclusive dinner with a member of Google’s board of directors, Diane Greene and fellow C-level executives. Google also launched its Cloud Platform region in Singapore, the company’s first such initiative in Southeast Asia. Our Deputy CEO, P. Ramakrishna moderated a panel that included, Rick Harshman (Managing Director of APAC), Tariq Shaukat (President) and Diane Greene, Chief of Google Cloud.

Genghis Khan Challenge results

We recently held a contest targetted towards IT professionals in Asia where they had to answer one question. "How do we respond to jobs being replaced [...]

Rethink Cyber 2017

12 May 2017 CIO Academy Asia co-hosted the inaugural Rethink Cyber Singapore 2017, together with Team8, Temasek Holdings, Singtel and SGX. This exclusive event was part of a global series that gathers CISOs, CIOs, cyber innovators, policy makers and security officials to explore the rapidly evolving cyber technology arena.

Leading your Digital Transformation Journey | Government Leadership Forum 2017

3 May 2017 Government Leadership Forum As part of the CIO Forum 2017, CIO Academy Asia (CIOAA) together with VMware, co-hosted the Government Leadership Forum 2017 on 3 May 2017 at Sofitel Singapore Sentosa. The forum saw more than 25 Government CIOs and IT leaders taking part from all across ASEAN.

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ConnectGov Leader Summit 2017

July 2017 - ConnectGov Leader Summit is a platform where thought leaders, government CIOs and corporate tech experts come together to share key learnings and insights. Delegates will be transported to Mongolia, "The Land of Blue Sky“, to energise thinking process and make meaningful connections.

An Overview of Israel’s CyberSecurity Industry

13-16 March 2017 | Israel The reThink Cybersecurity Israel is an experiential learning trip organised by CIO Academy Asia for CISOs, CIOs and Heads of info-Security in public and private sectors.

Improving customer and stakeholder engagements

As the financial sector find new ways today to better serve the customers, one cannot ignore the fact that technology will continue to be the main driver. Quite often, the use of technology to solve a customer’s problem which may not been diagnosed properly, solutions are jumped into quickly without fully understanding the right problem. The ‘doing more with less’ mantra should be used as a guide as we leverage technology to solve customer’s day-to-day ‘right’ problems with simple easy-to-use engagement techniques with the financial institutions.

ConnectGov Leaders Summit 2016

24-27 July 2016 | Thimpu, Bhutan – CIO Academy Asia kicked off the inaugural ConnectGov Leader Summit 2016 in Bhutan in high gear with an invigorating line-up of speakers and in the company of over 140 esteemed Asia Pac CIOs, government and business leaders as well as partners.

Driving and Communicating IT value by CIOs – IT Value Management Workshop

30 March 2017 A report on a half-day workshop on IT Value Management organised by CIO Academy Asia and sponsored by NetApp in Singapore in March 2017

reThink Finance-as-a-Service 2017 post event report

23 February 2017 | Singapore A half a day forum spent with thought-provoking keynotes, panel sessions and insightful peer-to-peer discussions on the rise of disruptive game-changers in financial technology. The forum brought together the best minds from the financial tech domain to critically review, or rethink, the roles of a CIO in an organisation, and how these leaders should respond to the challenges and manage what's coming.

Cybercrime will follow the money trail in the FinTech space

With CIO Academy Asia's reThink CIO Forum: Finance-as-a-Service just two days away, we bring to you this exclusive interview with Pee-Beng Ong, the Vice President and [...]

We are well on our way into the era of AI and ML

Leading up to CIO Academy Asia's reThink CIO Forum: Finance-as-a-Service, we interview Deepak Ramanathan, CTO, SAS Asia Pacific on how cognitive computing (AI and Machine Learning) is [...]

Introducing our speakers for reThink CIO Finance-as-a-Service forum

Much has been said about how technology is disrupting financial services, but what does it mean to you and your organisation? Here are some of [...]

IoT Asia 2017

Asia’s leading and award-winning event returns on 29 and 30 March 2017 with a 5,000 sqm exhibition featuring 8 thematic zones and a brand new conference programme focusing on innovation and value generation.

Local hero Schooling at Rio and the Tech Buzz

It’s truly an exciting time for sports and tech! For the first time at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio, VR technology was introduced and [...]

Explore the Opportunities presented by Blockchain Technology

16 November 2016 CIO Academy Asia is happy to have partnered with ANZ and Telstra to conduct an insightful awareness workshop on blockchain, held at the newly launched ANZ BlueSpace Innovation Studio.

Closing the chasm between business and IT – IT Value Management Workshop

1 September 2016 CIOs from Singapore gathered at the pristine yacht Club on Keppel Bay for a workshop on managing value in IT. Burning questions like how IT and business should adopt a collaborative approach, grow mutual understanding and navigate shortening business cycles were also discussed.

reThink CIO: Finance-as-a-Service, Singapore

23 February 2017 | Singapore – Much has been said about how financial technology is disrupting financial services, but what does it mean to you and your business? Join us for insightful discussions on how you can chart a new course by optimising business of technology in the financial services, leveraging FinTech.

reThink Cybersecurity Israel

March 2017 - CIO Academy Asia’s inaugural Experiential learning trip for CIOs, CISOs, Heads of IT and Info-security executives.

IT Value Management Workshop (Thailand)

22 March 2016 IT Value Management is not only a leadership challenge, but an opportunity to improve. — CIOs gathered at the workshop series in Bangkok to discover how they can implement and improve value management to make better decisions.

IT Value Management Workshop (Philippines)

14 April 2016 IT can be transformed from a cost to a value centre, evolving to be a strategic partner to the business. CIOs in Manila gathered at the workshop to discuss these issues and more.

10 game changers that are shaping the future of humanity

This article was first published in the SID Directors’ Bulletin Q3/2016 issue. 10 game changers that are shaping the future of [...]

SG’s 4-decade Tech runway will propel our Smart Nation initiative! (Part 2)

Photo (above): Rama as a consultant with the local industry development team in Bhutan. As planned, this is the second installment of my article tilted [...]

SG’s 4-decade Tech runway will propel our Smart Nation initiative! (Part 1)

From intelligence to smartness! Photo (above): Early days of our Smart Nation journey – Sg Tech leaders with our PM during a visit to Hungary in [...]

What goes into the making of the ‘DNA of Disruption’?

Phil Gray, Global Head of The eXellerator, Standard Chartered Bank, demystified the process of unleashing disruption in a large banking organisation at ConnectGov2016 Phil Gray, [...]

The wave of disruption spares no one, it’s time to get your surfboards ready!

Digital disruption is the top trending topic in business today. Chief information officers (CIOs) thrust into the limelight as they oversee technology in their organisations, [...]

Apps, Drones, Robots and Big Data – Leveraging new technologies to build Smart Cities

At the ConnectGov 2016 summit, held in Thimpu, Bhutan on 25-26 July, a powerful panel of experts and CIOs discussed ways to increase the value [...]

Rethinking Cybersecurity – Fighting the Invisible Beast

During the ConnectGov Leader Summit held in Bhutan earlier this year, a panel of CIOs and technology partners came together to discuss pertinent issues in [...]

Closing the chasm between business and I.T.

How CIOs can pave the way in enabling business value —  better, faster and smarter way! In many organisations, IT has been, and still [...]

Driving Digital Innovation: Perspectives from Asian CIOs

1 June 2016 Driving Digital Innovation: Perspectives from Asian CIOs Digital tsunami, agile development, container technology, value-based productivity, design thinking, partner ecosystem—these were some of [...]