The CIOAA Community

CIO Academy Asia brings together a community of technology and business leaders from across Asia. We actively engage our community in thought leadership programmes and initiatives to create mindshare, share global best practices, lessons learnt and highlight use cases that will enable better outcomes for digital transformation for organisations from different industries.

Our Mission


CIO Academy Asia helps leaders succeed in a fast changing world driven by technological advancements.

We create engaging platforms for leaders to open their minds, share insights and catalyse new digital initiatives with the wider community.

CIO Academy Asia Team

The CIO Academy Asia Team comprises of experienced practitioners with diverse backgrounds in academia, event management and digital marketing. The team also believes in working with the younger millennials to tap their creative expertise and perspectives. We work hard and play hard.

P. Ramakrishna


Ramakrishna (Rama) has been involved with the tech domain for the last 35 years.

Rama was formerly with Singapore’s Infocomm Development Authority (now IMDA and GovTech), his last held position was Director of Industry Development, responsible for national level initiatives to develop the tech industry ecosystem. He left in 2015 and became an advisor for several foreign countries to help develop their national tech masterplans.

In 2016, Rama joined CIO Academy Asia and is currently the Chief Executive Officer.

Rama is also the co-author of the book titled ‘Intelligent Island: The Untold Story of Singapore’s Tech Journey’ which chronicles the development of Singapore’s tech industry over the last 3 decades.

David Chin

Deputy CEO

David Chin is currently Deputy CEO at CIO Academy Asia. In David’s past roles in the company, he has strengthened partnerships with technology companies in South East Asia (SEA) and played a key role in growing CIO Academy Asia’s vibrant community of C-level technology leaders in SEA.

David leads new digital and thought leadership initiatives at CIO Academy, he currently plays an active role in the ASEAN Digital Transformation Council and CIO Academy’s annual flagship programmes, such as ConnectGov Leaders’ Summit.

David brings with him a diverse portfolio of experiences in B2B Tech Go-to-Market strategy, C-level programmes and omni-channel technology B2B marketing.

Our Advisors



Mr William Liu or Bill as he is known, currently serves as the Chairman and Managing Partner of Stream Global Pte Ltd, a venture catalyst in the ICT and IDM space.



Professor Annie Koh is Vice President of Business Development, V3 Group Professor of Family Entrepreneurship, Professor of Finance (Practice) at Singapore Management University (SMU).



Gerard Chai is a Senior Client Partner and the Managing Director of Korn/Ferry’s Singapore office.  He is a member of the Firm’s Global Technology Market.



Mahendran is the former Vice President & Chief Information Officer of ABB Singapore. Working with the Executive team, Mahendran provide technical leadership, vision and experience.



Raju Chellam is a Member of the Singapore NCCAC (National Cloud Computing Advisory Council) under IMDA & Deputy Chair of the COIR (Cloud Outage Incident Response) Group under ITSC (IT Standards Committee).



Grace Chng is a veteran tech writer and observer based in Singapore. She has wide experience setting up and managing editorial teams in Singapore and in the Asia-Pacific.

CIO Academy Asia also works with many other CIO and Business advisors for various initiatives. We’d like to thank all who have supported us in many ways.

Our Strategic Partners

Organisations We’ve Worked With