reThink CIO Forum Bangkok 2018

reThink CIO Forum Bangkok
20 March 2018
Altitude at The Westin Grande Sukhumvit

CHARTING A NEW COURSE: Rethinking Your Strategies For The Digital Economy

The rise of disruptive technologies has fundamentally changed how businesses compete. CIOs and technology leaders find themselves in the hot-seat, they need to break away from traditions and status quos, and embrace new norms to help the business evolve. The external environment that influences how the technology leaders’ role is changing, forces them to challenge long-standing status quos and rethink strategies in managing an IT organisation of the future.

The reThink CIO Forum series is CIO Academy Asia’s initiative to bring together some of the best minds to critically review,  or rethink, the roles of a CIOs and technology leaders in an organisation. At this 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 full-day programme will feature discussions on the digital economy ecosystems, the ‘war’ of digital talent, as well as sessions dedicated to 3 (three) main pillars of IT decision making: 






Dr. Sak Segkhoonthod
Dr. Sak SegkhoonthodPresident and CEO, Electronic Goverment Agency (EGA)
Ted Suen
Ted SuenPresident - Hong Kong Computer Society / Head of IT, MTR Corporation Limited
Boonson Jenchaimahakoon
Boonson JenchaimahakoonSenior Vice President, IT, The Government Savings Bank
Voranuch Dejakaisaya
Voranuch Dejakaisaya CIO and COO, Bank of Ayudhya (Krungsri)
Dr. Annie Koh
Dr. Annie KohOffice of Business Devt, Singapore Management University / Board Member, Government Technology Agency of Singapore (GovTech)
Lee See Nee
Lee See NeeCIO, Flex, Malaysia
Supapan Mahasarakul
Supapan MahasarakulVice President, Corp Strategy, PTG Energy Public Company Limited
Dr. Nantawan Wongkachonkitti
Dr. Nantawan WongkachonkittiCIO, Student Loan Fund (SLF)
Chananyarak Phetcharat
Chananyarak PhetcharatManaging Director for Thailand and Indochina region, DHL
Ashish Oliver
Ashish OliverProject Manager, Toyota Daihatsu Engineering and Manufacturing
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Glen Francis
Glen FrancisPresident, CIO Academy Asia
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Clay Miller
Clay MillerAdvisor, CIO Academy Asia (Former Executive Advisor - IT Executive Programs, IDC Asia/Pacific and Executive Partner, Gartner)
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P. Ramakrishna
P. RamakrishnaDeputy CEO, CIO Academy Asia
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More speakers coming soon…


Day Programme
08:30 Registration Opens

09:00 Welcome Address by CIO Academy Asia

09:10 Keynote : Chart the Digital Journey and Thrive within the Digital Ecosystem

09:30 Keynote : Driving business agility

10:00 Panel Discussion :  Digital Economy Ecosystems at Work

10:40 Coffee/Tea Break

10:55 Keynote : Leveraging Game-changing Technologies to Reshape the Customer Experience

Digital Leaders today face unprecedented leadership challenges. They are expected to do more than just ‘keep the lights on’. Digital Leadership consists of a dynamic combination of mindset, behaviours and skills. What are the leadership traits and capabilities required for tech leaders to succeed?

11:15 reThink : LEADERSHIP | Keynote

11:30 reThink : LEADERSHIP | Panel Discussion

12:10 Lunch

Digital Marketing and Internet of Things (IoT) are some of the new buzzwords in the marketplace. How can business win using information & technology to raise its performance? Tech leaders will need to play an important role in deploying digital tools, drive efficiency and increase business gains by establishing programmes which create business value and competitive advantage.

13:15 reThink : DIGITAL STRATEGY | Keynote

13:30 reThink : DIGITAL STRATEGY | Panel Discussion

14:20 Keynote :  Embracing Enterprise Social Media – The Rules of Engagement

In this digital era, we can summon and exchange the world’s knowledge at the click of a button and yet, enterprises have never felt so vulnerable. How do tech leaders adopt a more proactive/offensive attitude to cyber-resilience? How do organisations mitigate cyber-risk and respond to real and emerging threats? How can enterprises continue to make the right amount of investments in cybersecurity tools/platforms and be better at operationalising the cybersecurity ROI?

14:40 reThink : CYBERSECURITY & RISK | Keynote

14:55 reThink : CYBERSECURITY & RISK | Panel Discussion

15:35 Coffee/Tea Break

15:50 Keynote : A CIO’s Digital Transformation Journey

16:10 Breakout Roundtable Topical Discussions

  1. Driving Digital Transformation
  2. Innovating to Survive and Compete
  3. Driving Business Agility
  4. Aligning IT to Business Value
  5. Making the Most of Your Cybersecurity Investments
  6. Aligning Your Cybersecurity Strategy to Your Business
  7. Developing a Data-driven Organisation

16:50 Summary and Closing Remarks

17:00 End of Forum


The Westin Grande Sukhumvit, Bangkok is a 5-star hotel conveniently located near to BTS Asok skytrain and MRT Sukhumvit underground stations. Well-positioned for the city’s cultural highlights, guests are never far from the city’s most vibrant shopping, nightlife and business addresses.


Highlights from our inaugural reThink Finance-as-a-Service held February 2017 in Singapore.

For more information on participating in this programme as a delegate, speaker or sponsor partner, please contact:

Tissie Adhistia, Director, Operations – E-mail:
David Chin, Head of Relations – E-mail:
Adeline Tay, Head of Relations – E-mail: