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.

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.

Koh Kok Tian

Deputy CEO

Koh Kok Tian brings more than 20 years of executive and leadership experience in the Tech industry, helming various leadership roles.

He was most recently in charge of business development and strategic projects at Inchcape Singapore – a leading automotive distributor and retailer, where he focused on MaaS, TaaS (Mobile and Transport-as-a-Service) to Autonomous Vehicles initiatives.

Kok Tian also headed the Supply Chain Operations where he oversaw all aspects of the company’s Vertically Integrated Retailing Distribution Model. Prior to that he was the IT Director and a member of the Inchcape global team with responsibilities in Asia.

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.

Our Industry Council

From Left to Right:
Murari Kalyanaramani (Executive Director, Security Technology Services, Standard Chartered Bank), Derek Gooh (CISO, Ministry of National Development), Michael Henry (Global Head of Digital Experience, BHP Billiton), Arvind Mathur (Chief Information Technology Officer, Prudential Assurance Company Singapore), P. Ramakrishna (CEO, CIO Academy Asia), Koh Kok Tian (Deputy Chief Executive Officer, CIO Academy Asia), Industry Council Chairman : Sew Bun Foong (Deputy Chief Executive, GovTech), Radhey Shyam, (Head of Technology Transformation & Strategy, AIG Asia Pacific Insurance), Dhanasekhar Damodaram (GM, Service Management & CIO Asia, Westpac Group), Ratikant Sahu (Executive Director – Group Technology and Operation, United Overseas Bank Limited (UOB), Tony Lee, (VP, Group Business Solutions and Systems, CapitaLand Group)

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