ARTICLES 2017-11-15T16:21:03+00:00


Feel the pulse of technology, catch up with the latest developments of IT in Asia.


reThink CIO Jakarta post event report

1 February 2018 | Jakarta, Indonesia The rise of disruptive technologies has fundamentally changed how businesses compete. CIOs and technology leaders need to break away from traditions and status quos, and embrace new norms to help the business evolve. To discuss the pros and cons of this wave of transformation and what it entails, CIO Academy Asia brought together some of the best minds from the CIO and CXO community in the region to critically review, or rethink, the roles of a CIOs and technology leaders and re-evaluate the value they bring to their organisation from a business perspective. The programme, thematically headlined as Charting A New Course - rethinking your Strategies for the Digital Economy, featured some of the most dynamic local and regional practitioners, sharing real-life case studies, best practices, and fresh perspectives on managing the people, process and technology - for a successful transformation in the digital economy.

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.

In Conversation with: Jill Dyché (Vice President, SAS Best Practices)

2 November 2017 CIO Academy Asia hosted an Exclusive Breakfast Roundtable with Jill Dyché, an internationally recognised speaker, business advisor and author of the best-selling book - “The New IT: How Technology Leaders are Enabling Business Strategy in the Digital Age”, which features interviews with business leaders becoming technology change agents, at Artemis, together with SAS.

In Conversation with: Robert Lentz (Board Member, LogRhythm)

21 September 2017 CIO Academy Asia hosted an Exclusive Breakfast Roundtable with Robert Lentz, President & CEO of Cyber Security Strategies, Board Member of LogRhythm (Former CISO United States Dept of Defence) at Mandarin Oriental Singapore, together with LogRhythm

reThink CIO Forum Jakarta 2018

1 February 2018 – Jakarta - At the reThink CIO Forum, technology leaders will put their thinking caps and re-evaluate the value they bring to their organisation from a business perspective, coupled with the sharing of best practices and ideas amongst fellow professionals. The programme will focus on the 4 (four) main pillars of IT decision making: Leadership; Digital Strategy; Cybersecurity & Risk; and Talent.

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).



Tsunamic changes affecting the financial industry today

At the recent, FinTech Innovation Forum, organised by Questex, held at Mandarin Oriental on 12 October, our Deputy CEO Ramakrishna Purushotaman gave a keynote speech "From Disruptor to Enabler: Finance-as-a-Service".

Fostering a digital economy

This article is published by EnterpriseInnovation, March 21st 2017. Ramakrishna Purushotaman was formerly the Director of Industry Development at the Infocomm Development Authority [...]

Inspire Beyond SG50 is a book by CIOs, for CIOs

This article is published by Tech Goondu, November 8th 2016. When I heard that there will be a book written by chief [...]

Challenges for CIOs in digital transformation

An article was written about CIO Forum @ CommunicAsia by The Straits Times, 9 June 2016. SINGAPORE - Chief information officers (CIOs) must use business speak not [...]

Learning for a new age

CIO Academy Asia was mentioned in The Business Times, 26 October 2016. Senior officials from three Singapore-based tertiary institutions share their views on postgraduate education in [...]