ConnectGov 2017

CIO Academy Asia kicked off its second annual ConnectGov Leader Summit 2017 in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia 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.

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INSPIRE Beyond SG50 features a collection of anecdotes by 55 CIOs and business leaders. The stories give a peek into how the CIO play an integral and pivotal role in helping businesses and organisations to meet challenges and realise their vision.

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CIO Causeway Connect (C³)

CIO Causeway Connect (C³) 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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The reThink CIO forum is CIO Academy Asia’s initiative to bring together some of the best minds to critically review, or rethink, the roles of a CIO in an organisation. CIOs 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.

CIO Causeway Connect (C³)

CIO Causeway Connect (C³) 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).

An Overview of Israel’s CyberSecurity Industry

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. The objective of the trip is for delegates to network with others on the trip, and connect with leading experts from government, corporations, incubators and universities in Israel. A total of 30 delegates from both private and public agencies from Singapore and the Philippines attended this first-of-its kind study trip.

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

February 2017 - 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.


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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.


Over 140 APAC CIOs, government and business leaders as well as partners shared their insights on leading in a disruptive world at the inaugural ConnectGov organised by CIO Academy Asia. 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.


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CIO Academy Asia’s business Value Management Workshop aims to give CIOs a deeper insight into how they can broaden their scope of influence by adopting new levers, roles and governance practices that go beyond purely technical capabilities with CIOs finding levers where IT and business units intersect.

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

30 March 2017 To understand the nuances and the imperatives of IT value management, CIO Academy Asia (CIOAA) conducted a half-day workshop on 30 March in Singapore. Data management and cloud solutions provider, NetApp, was the main partner for the workshop. Over 30 IT leaders participated in this workshop where they discussed and learnt about how they can highlight the value of IT to their stakeholders and deliver IT value to the business.

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.


Roundtable discussions gather CIOs, business leaders and thought leaders share their insights, knowledge and expertise with the wider community of IT professsionals and management executives in business, government and community organisations.

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Business Agility : Staying Ahead in today’s Digital Economy

20 July 2017 CIO Academy Asia (CIOAA), in association with IBM Singapore, organised a CIO Executive Briefing over lunch on 20 July at Hotel Marina Mandarin. More than 20 CIOs and IT leaders participated in this privately curated event to discuss new economic landscape and technologies that could help business become agile in the fast-changing and dynamic digital economy.

Reinventing the DNA of the Future Workplace

20 April 2017 Reinventing the DNA of the Future Workplace High interest was evident among the invited CIOs as they gathered for the recent morning breakfast meeting held at the ST. Regis Singapore, with energy levels carrying through the course of the presentations and lively Q&A.

Innovate and Transform your Business

5 April 2017 - Innovate and Transform your Business The luncheon talk kicked off with opening remarks from P. Ramakrishna (Rama), deputy CEO of CIO Academy Asia, who was the moderator for the session. Held at the Flutes restaurant, he set the tone for the topic on ‘Innovate and Transform your Business’ by defining the importance of innovation in today’s Digital Age where the pace of change for business has gone into hyper speed.


This series of roundtables is a platform created for C-level thought leaders helming senior executive positions from various tech domains. It will provide opportunity for them to share their insights on current trends and their leadership perspectives.

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In Conversation with: Dave Mahon (Chief Security Officer, CenturyLink)

28 July 2017 CIO Academy Asia held a private luncheon at Forlino Restaurant, together with CenturyLink. Dave Mahon, Chief Security Officer for CenturyLink, shared current best practices and new proactive strategies and policies to combat and withstand cyber-threats, with the rise of IoT and intelligent edge technologies, organisations are more vulnerable than ever to cyber-attacks.

In Conversation with: Sudheesh Nair (President, Nutanix)

7 June 2017 CIO Academy Asia held a private luncheon at Tippling Club, together with Nutanix. Sudheesh Nair, President of Nutanix. CIOs had an insightful roundtable discussion and Sudheesh shared his perspectives on the potential applications of cloud capabilities as game changing technologies mature. Teething issues in talent development and stakeholder management were also addressed during this power packed exchange.

In Conversation with: Andy Grolnick (President & CEO, LogRhythm)

28 March 2017 CIO Academy Asia held a private luncheon at Alma Restaurant, together with LogRhythm. It was indeed a pleasure moderating the luncheon talk with LogRhythm's CEO Andy Grolnick


Cybersecurity has become a top-of-mind concern for many IT leaders, especially for CISOs, with the rapid increase in malicious attacks. The cybersecurity workshops serve to enable CISOs and CIOs share knowledge in adopting cybersecurity best practices.

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Cyber Resiliency Roundtable in Hong Kong – Alvin Rodrigues, Fortinet

11 November 2016 - CIO Academy Asia and Fortinet hosted a select group of CIOs and CISOs at the W Hotel in Hong Kong on 11th November 2016, for the last leg of the Cyber-resilience roundtable series.

Cyber Resiliency Roundtable in Singapore – Paul Hadjy, Grab

27 October 2016 - CIO Academy Asia hosted a luncheon event on 27 October at the St Regis Hotel about Cyber-resilience with #Fortinet. Passionate views were exchanged about the recent DDOS attack and the lessons we can learn from this saga. Big takeaways on convincing the C-level executives about investing in cybersecurity solutions based on business portfolio risks and the importance of having an info security education framework not only organisation-wide but also on a national level.

Cyber Resiliency Roundtable in Jakarta – Agus Wicaksono, Chevron Indonesia & Setiaji, Jakarta Provincial Government

6 October 2016 - CIO Academy Asia together with Fortinet had a dinner discussion at Raffles Jakarta on 'How CyberResilient are we?' with several C-level executives in Jakarta. Candid views were shared about the existing cybersecurity threat landscape and how organisations should prepare themselves from being attacked. It was unanimously agreed that our defence posture should be driven by our business needs and not from a technology angle. Other issues like cybersecurity policies and frameworks were also discussed. Fortunate to have speakers Pak Setiaji (Head Jakarta Smart City), Pak Agus (GM, IT Chevron) and Alvin (Fortinet, Chief Security Strategist, APAC) to share their insights.

Cyber Resiliency Roundtable in Philippines – Allan S. Cabanlong, Philippine National Police, Nilo Cruz, Development Bank of the Philippines & Regilito Tamayo, Bureau of the Treasury

31 August 2016 - A select group of CIOs and CISOs gathered in Manila on 31 August 2016 for the first leg of the Cyber-resilience roundtable series hosted by CIO Academy Asia and partnered with Fortinet. Major Allan Cabanlong, Chief, Regional Information Technology Management Office 1 of PNP, kicked start the session by sharing interesting perspectives on his proposal on Cyber Security for the Philippines Government.vv


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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.

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

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.

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.


CIO Care is an effective channel for the CIO community and tech partners to make a difference to various youth committee groups, social enterprises and voluntary welfare organisations across the region.

Mercy Relief: When Disaster Strikes

A typhoon. An earthquake. A volcano eruption. In the aftermath of a disasters, aid workers often bear the responsibility of saving lives and alleviating the suffering of survivors. But what really, goes on behind-the-scenes? How [...]

TechMavericks Talkshow | Turning Buzz into Business!

May 2017 - Adding "Like", "Comment" and "Share" functions to digital touchpoints have become bread and butter for business executives, but few have yet to harness the power of social media. Find out from the experts on how you can turn your ideas into viral posts on social media!

Storage 101X : An Introduction to Data Storage and Management Technologies MOOC

If you are a student in Information Technology or an IT professional seeking a career in the storage industry, then Storage101x is a great foundational course to start learning about enterprise storage. In this course you¹ll learn about the different types of enterprise storage systems and storage networking technologies. You also learn the basic concepts of business continuity, storage security, and storage management.