reThink CIO Forum Jakarta 2018

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 conference programme will focus on the 4 (four) main pillars of IT decision making, which will help technology leaders chart a new course and rethink their strategies for the digital economy:







Mary James
Mary JamesChief Information Officer, Bank Danamon
Deny Rahardjo
Deny RahardjoChief Information Officer , Asia Pulp and Paper
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Iwan Djuniardi
Iwan DjuniardiDirector Transformation Technology, Communication and Information, Directorate of General Tax
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Faisal Yahya
Faisal YahyaHead of IT - Cybersecurity and Insurance Enterprise Architect, IBS Insurance Broking Service
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Harwianto Tjhin
Harwianto TjhinGeneral Manager IT, Agung Sedayu Group
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Jean H. Reksodiputro
Jean H. ReksodiputroDirector, PEFINDO Credit Bureau
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Agus Wicaksono
Agus WicaksonoChairman, iCIO Community
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Arifa Febriyanti
Arifa FebriyantiHead of Ecosystem Partnership, XL Axiata, Indonesia
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Vira Shanty
Vira ShantyChief Data Officer, Lippo Digital Group
SetiajiHead, Jakarta Smart City, Jakarta Provincial Government
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Murari Kalyanaramani
Murari KalyanaramaniHead of Information Security, Standard Chartered Bank
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Baskara Rao
Baskara RaoChief Information Officer, APL
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Edy Susanto
Edy SusantoIT Director, HERO Group
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Ani Bhalekar
Ani BhalekarDirector, IoT & Mobility Practice Lead, SE Asia, Accenture
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Prof. Annie Koh
Prof. Annie KohVP, Office of Business Devt, Singapore Management University / Board Member, Government Technology Agency of Singapore (GovTech)
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Budiman Tsjin
Budiman TsjinSenior Manager Sales Engineering, ASEAN & Greater China RSA, A Dell Technologies Business
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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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S. Mahendran
S. MahendranAdvisor, CIO Academy Asia (Former Vice President & Chief Information Officer of ABB Singapore)
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P. Ramakrishna
P. RamakrishnaDeputy CEO, CIO Academy Asia
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Glen Francis
Glen FrancisPresident, CIO Academy Asia
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Day Programme
08:30 Registration 
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 growth through new technologies?  Think Security first!
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

11:15 reThink : LEADERSHIP
Panel Discussion

  • What are the leadership traits and capabilities required for tech leaders to succeed?
  • What is the strategic role expected of the CIO to become accepted as a valued contributor and a trusted member of the senior leadership team?
  • How to bring about and lead digital innovation within the organisation?

11:55 reThink : DIGITAL STRATEGY
Presentation & Panel Discussion

  • What infrastructure and technology foundation required for your organisation to move towards a digital business?
  • How to effectively harness the latest digital tools to improve efficiencies, decision making, and ultimately increase business gains?
  • How to deal with the increasing number of challenges such as economic condition, government regulations or policies?

13:05 Lunch
14:05 Keynote : Staying Ahead in the Digital Economy: Lippo Group’s Digital Journey

14:25 reThink : CYBERSECURITY & RISK
Presentation & Panel Discussion

  • How to adopt a more proactive/offensive attitude to cyber-resilience?
  • How to better 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?

15:20 reThink : TALENT
Presentation & Panel Discussion

  • What is the new tech talent you need to succeed in digital?
  • How to source, attract, develop and retain critical digital skills as we face the increasing problem of digital skills deficit across the economy?
  • How to leverage digital tools to create productive workplace environments and how to manage the transition?

16:15 Coffee/Tea Break
Keynote : The Future Role of the CIO

Roundtable Topical Discussions

  1. Driving Digital Transformation
  2. Innovating to Survive and Succeed
  3. Driving Business Agility
  4. Aligning IT to Business Value
  5. Achieving Cyber-resilience
  6. Developing a Data-driven Organisation

17:30 Summary and End of Forum

Evening Programme

18:30 Networking Dinner
20:30 Closing


Conveniently located in the heart of Jakarta’s vibrant Jalan Sudirman central business district, AYANA Midplaza JAKARTA is an urban sanctuary for your senses, where 21st-century amenities blend seamlessly with authentic Indonesian hospitality.







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: