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E=Mbracing Cognitive Capabilities
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ConnectGov Leaders Summit is the marquee event where discerning thought-leaders, government and private sector CIOs, CISOs, business leaders and corporate tech experts gather to learn, establish new personal connections, and exchange fresh perspectives. Our objective is to deliver quality and highly-interactive engagements on key current topics and leading-edge tech issues, so that participants may expect not only actionable insights and but also opportunities to establish new contacts with peers from around the world.

The Summit will gather tech practitioners and the best minds within our community to actively engage and collaborate towards driving some of the key ideas and initiatives on government and industry transformation. By enabling these conversations, we hope to provide delegates with a basis for establishing greater understanding along with tangible action plans to help navigate challenges in this Digital Age.

ESTONIA : Where old world charm melds perfectly with brave new advances of the digital frontier

ConnectGov Leaders Summit 2018 will take us to Estonia, a country named ‘the most advanced digital society in the world’ by Wired in 2016 and where delegates will re-energise their thinking and make new meaningful connections.

The capital Tallinn with its extraordinary Old Town is the birthplace of many digital innovations – a place that aptly captures the spirit of our Summit which is all about empowering digital leaders in bringing their organisations to greater heights in the age of disruption.

With strong support from Estonia’s Government CIO Office and the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications, ConnectGov Leaders Summit 2018 promises to be bigger and better than ever!

What’s new in 2018?

  • Stronger delegate participation from around Asia
  • More peer-to-peer exchanges on challenges and best-practices
  • More networking opportunities with specially-planned social activities
  • Experiential learning and visits to tech reference sites

FEATURED DISTINGUISHED SPEAKERS

Siim Sikkut
Government CIO of Estonia

Lim Bee Kwan
Assistant Chief Executive, Governance & Cyber Security, Government Technology Agency of Singapore (GovTech)

Dr. Sak Segkhoonthod
President and CEO, Digital Government Development Agency (Public Organization) (DGA)

Dr Suhazimah Dzazali
Government CIO, Malaysia / Deputy Director General, Malaysia Administrative Modernisation and Management Planning Unit (MAMPU), Prime Minister’s Department

Shirin Hamid
Principal Director (CIO), Asian Development Bank (ADB)

Dr David Hardoon
Chief Data Officer, Data Analytics Group, Monetary Authority of Singapore

Marten Kaevats
National Digital Advisor, Government Office of Estonia

Wu Choy Peng
Chief Technology Officer, GIC

Boonson Jenchaimahakoon
First Senior Executive Vice President (IT Group), The Government Savings Bank

Tinku Gupta
Executive Vice President, Head of Technology, Singapore Exchange

Margus Mägi
Head of Strategic Partnerships, Omniva (Former Digital Policy Adviser for EU Secretariat Government Office of Estonia)

Pauline Tan
Senior Vice President, Technology, SATS

Dr Sami Ben Jamaa
Global Chief Information Officer, JERA Co. Inc. (Japan)

Martin Ruubel
President, Guardtime

Arvind Mathur
Chief Information & Digital Officer, Prudential Assurance Singapore

Karoli Hindriks
CEO & Founder, Jobbatical

Ramesh Narayanaswamy
Group Chief Information & Operations Officer, CIMB Group Holdings Bhd (Malaysia)

Gregor Hohpe
Technical Director, Office of the CTO, Google

Iwan Djuniardi
Director Transformation Technology, Communication and Information, Directorate of General Tax

Surachai Chatchalermpun
Chief Information Security Officer, Krung Thai Bank

Sunny Lee
Vice President (Administration), City University of Hong Kong

Gregory Sim
Executive Director, Regional Head of Information and Cyber Security, Standard Chartered Bank

Sekar Jaganathan
Chief Information Officer, Rakuten Trade Sdn Bhd

Gaurav Sachdeva
Chief Product Officer, Singapore Press Holdings

Dirk-Peter van Leeuwen
Senior Vice President and General Manager for Asia Pacific, Red Hat

Soh Siew Choo
Managing Director, Group Head of Consumer Banking and Big Data/AI Technology, DBS Bank

Tim Synan
Head of Google Cloud, SE Asia, Google

Julian Quinn
Regional Vice President, Qlik

Ilias Chantzos
Senior Director EMEA and APJ, Global CIP and Privacy Advisor Government Affairs, Symantec

Dan Bogdanov
Head of Privacy Technologies Department, Cybernetica

Kaidi Ruusalepp
Founder & CEO, Funderbeam

Ramon Karingal
Chief InfoSec & Risk Advocate, Asia Pacific and Japan, RSA

Jeffrey Kok
VP, Solution Engineers, Asia Pacific and Japan CyberArk

Annie Koh
Vice President, Office of Business Development, Singapore Management University / Board Member, Government Technology Agency of Singapore (GovTech)

William Liu
Chairman and Managing Partner, Stream Global

Khor Chern Chuen
Managing Director, Singapore, SAP Asia

Sheena Chin
Country Manager, Singapore, Veritas

Koo Juan Huat
Chief Technology Officer, Cisco Singapore

Glen Francis
Chief Technology Officer, Singapore Press Holdings

Koh Kok Tian
Senior Advisor, CIO Academy Asia

S Mahendran
Advisor, CIO Academy Asia (Former Vice President & Chief Information Officer of ABB Singapore)

P. Ramakrishna
Chief Executive Officer, CIO Academy Asia

PROGRAMME OVERVIEW

Day 0
Sunday, 29 July | Arrive in Tallinn

  • Arrive at Tallinn Airport
  • Transfer to Hilton Tallinn Park Hotel (Official Venue/Accommodation)
  • Welcome Cocktail at the Hotel

Day 1
Monday, 30 July | Tallinn/ Countryside

  • Summit Programme – Day 1 (Full day)
  • Evening Tour of Old Town, Tallinn

Day 2
Tuesday, 31 July | Tallinn

  • Summit Programme – Day 2 (1/2 day)
  • Experiential Learning Visits to Estonian technology innovation centres and showrooms
  • Dinner Reception

Day 3
Wednesday, 1 August | Depart from Tallinn

  • Farewell breakfast
  • Transfer to Airport

Overall Programme and activities are subject to further update as the event draws nearer. Conference programme will be shared in due course.

SUMMIT PROGRAMME

Day 1
Monday, 30 July | Hilton Tallinn Park Ballroom

08:30am | Welcome Address

  • P. Ramakrishna, CEO, CIO Academy Asia

08:35am |  Opening Remarks by Guest of Honour 

  • Urve Palo, Minister of Entrepreneurship and Information Technology of the Republic of Estonia

08:45am | Summit Introduction // E-MC2

  • P. Ramakrishna, CEO, CIO Academy Asia

09:00am | KEYNOTE // Plugging into the Cognitive World!

  • Gregor Hohpe, Technical Director, Office of the CTO, Google

SESSION 1 // Gunning for Exponential Gains – Is AI the Answer?
09:30am | QUICK-FIRE DIALOGUE : 

  • Julian Quinn, Regional Vice President, APAC, Qlik
  • P. Ramakrishna, CEO, CIO Academy Asia

PANEL DISCUSSION : 

  • Siim Sikkut, Government CIO of Estonia
  • Soh Siew Choo, MD, Group Head of Consumer Banking and Big Data/AI Technology, DBS Bank
  • Gregor Hohpe, Technical Director, Office of the CTO, Google
  • Julian Quinn, Regional Vice President, APAC, Qlik
  • Moderated by :  P. Ramakrishna, CEO, CIO Academy Asia

10:20am Break

SESSION 2 // Embracing the Next-Gen Whole Government Approach
10:35am KEYNOTE 1 :

  • Lim Bee Kwan, Assistant Chief Executive, GovTech Singapore

KEYNOTE 2 :

  • Siim Sikkut, Government CIO of Estonia

PANEL DISCUSSION :

  • Lim Bee Kwan, Assistant Chief Executive, GovTech Singapore
  • Siim Sikkut, Government CIO of Estonia

  • Dr. Sak Segkhoonthod, President and CEO, DGA Thailand

  • Iwan Djuniardi, CIO, Directorate General of Tax (DGT), Ministry of Finance of Indonesia

  • Ilias Chantzos, Senior Director EMEA and APJ, Global CIP and Privacy Advisor Government Affairs, Symantec
  • Moderated by : Dr. Annie Koh, Vice President, Office of Business Dev’t, Singapore Management University / Board Member, GovTech Singapore

11:50am KEYNOTE // Upping the Ante on Connectivity

  • Koo Juan Huat, CTO, Cisco Singapore

SESSION 3 // Narrowing the cognitive capability gap through collaborations
12:20pm PANEL DISCUSSION

  • Tinku Gupta, EVP, Head of Technology, SGX
  • Boonson Jenchaimahakoon, First Senior EVP (IT Group), The Government Savings Bank
  • Sekar Jaganathan, CIO, Rakuten Trade
  • Koo Juan Huat, CTO, Cisco Singapore
  • Moderated by : Koh Kok Tian, Senior Advisor, CIO Academy Asia

01:00pm Lunch
02:00pm KEYNOTE // Contextualising the “Business” of Security – Safeguarding the Digital Frontier

  • Ramon Karingal, Chief InfoSec & Risk Advocate APJ, RSA

SESSION 4 // Navigating New Uncertainties in Risk and Security
02:30pm QUICKFIRE DIALOGUE

  • Jeffrey Kok, Vice President, Solution Engineers, APJ, CyberArk;
  • P. Ramakrishna, CEO, CIO Academy Asia

PANEL DISCUSSION :

  • Surachai Chatchalermpun, CISO, Krungthai Bank
  • Gregory Sim, Executive Director, Group Information Security, Standard Chartered Bank
  • Jeffrey Kok, Vice President, Solution Engineers, APJ, CyberArk
  • George Lee, Senior Director- Asia Pacific and Japan, RSA, Dell Technologies
  • Moderated by : Mahendran, Senior Advisor, CIO Academy Asia

SESSION 5 // Shaping Up for a Data-Driven Economy
03:20pm QUICK-FIRE DIALOGUE

  • Sheena Chin, Country Manager, Singapore, Veritas
  • P. Ramakrishna, CEO, CIO Academy Asia

PANEL DISCUSSION:

  • Dr. David Hardoon, Chief Data Officer, MAS
  • Wu Choy Peng, Chief Technology Officer, GIC
  • Margus Mägi, Head of Strategic Partnerships, Omniva
  • Sheena Chin, Country Manager, Singapore, Veritas
  • Moderated by : Sunny Lee, Vice-President (Administration), City University of Hong Kong

04:10pm Break
04:30pm BREAKOUT ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSIONS
Theme : 1) Business Agility  2) Security & risk Management  3) Innovation & Design  4) Data Analytics

05:20pm Day 1 Summit Closing Remarks
05:30pm End of Day 1 Summit Programme
06:00pm – 08:00pm Evening Tour of Old Town, Tallinn


Day 2
Tuesday, 31 July | Hilton Tallinn Park Ballroom

08:00am Opening Remarks
08:05am KEYNOTE // Fostering Innovation in the Cognitive Age

  • Ilias Chantzos, Senior Director EMEA and APJ, Global CIP and Privacy Advisor Government Affairs, Symantec

SESSION 6 // Recalibrating Strategy & Decision Making for a Cognitive Age
08:25am QUICK-FIRE DIALOGUE 

  • Khor Chern Chuen, Managing Director Singapore, SAP Asia
  • P. Ramakrishna, CEO, CIO Academy Asia

PANEL DISCUSSION : 

  • Shirin Hamid, Principal Director/ CIO, Asian Development Bank
  • Sami Ben Jamaa, Global CIO,  JERA
  • Pauline Tan, SVP, Technology, SATS
  • Khor Chern Chuen, Managing Director Singapore, SAP Asia
  • Moderated by : P. Ramakrishna, CEO, CIO Academy Asia

09:15am Break

SESSION 7 // Shaping Strategic Priorities in this fast-changing Tech Landscape
09:25am QUICK-FIRE DIALOGUE :

  • Dirk-Peter van Leeuwen, SVP & General Manager, APAC, Red Hat;
  • S. Mahendran, Senior Advisor, CIO Academy Asia

PANEL DISCUSSION : 

  • Dr Suhazimah Dzazali, Government CIO of Malaysia / Deputy Director General (ICT), MAMPU
  • Ramesh Narayanaswamy, Group CIO & COO, CIMB Group
  • Gaurav Sachdeva, Chief Product Officer, Singapore Press Holdings
  • Dirk-Peter van Leeuwen, SVP & General Manager, APAC, Red Hat
  • Moderated by : Shirin Hamid, Principal Director/ CIO, Asian Development Bank

SESSION 8 // Perspectives from Estonian Industry Leaders
10:15am PANEL DISCUSSION :

  • Marten Kaevats, National Digital Advisor, Government Office of Estonia
  • Martin Ruubel, President, Guardtime
  • Kaidi Ruusalepp, Founder and CEO,  Funderbeam
  • Dan Bogdanov, Head of Privacy Technologies Dept,Cybernetica
  • Karoli Hindriks, CEO and Founder, Jobbatical
  • Moderated by : P. Ramakrishna, CEO, CIO Academy Asia

10:55am  Closing Remarks
11:00am  Lunch
12:00pm – 06:30pm Experiential Learning Visits to Estonian technology innovation centres, leading start-ups and showrooms
07:30pm – 10:30pm Tour of the Seaplane Harbour (Estonian Maritime Museum) and followed by Gala Dinner reception

Overall Programme and activities are subject to further update as the event draws nearer. Conference programme will be shared in due course.

PLACES OF INTEREST

e-Estonia showroom – https://e-estonia.com/showroom/

The e-Estonia showroom is a Tallinn-based executive briefing center and an innovation hub designed to experience the e-State of mind. It showcases e-Estonia success story, its developments, benefits & challenges, cyber security & safety as well as current projects & vision of e-Estonia.

The Estonian Prime Minister’s Office – https://riigikantselei.ee/en/prime-ministers-office

Stenbock House is the seat of Government sessions and is where the Prime Minister and Government Office work daily.  The eastern wing of the 1st floor houses the Prime Minister’s office, a recreation room, a representative hall and a meeting room. If time permits, a short visit to the Prime Minister’s Office will be arranged where guests will be hosted by a senior Government representative for a briefing and a tour of the historical building

Guardtime: Enterprise Blockchain – https://guardtime.com/

Guardtime is the world’s largest blockchain platform company by revenue, headcount and actual customer deployments.  It was founded in 2007 in Estonia and is headquartered in Amsterdam. Guardtime’s digital signature technology, designed to prevent electronic data being tampered with, was produced by Estonian computer scientists led by Ahto Buldas.  The firm employs a team of over 150 cryptographers,  developers and security architects, with decades of experience defending networks from nation-state attack.

Over the last decade the company have built a technology platform called KSI that allows to tackle hard problems in security, supply chain, compliance and networking. GuardTime’s service is helping businesses across multiple industries, including financial services, government, telecommunications and healthcare, strengthening control and reducing costs.

Omnivahttps://www.omniva.ee/

Omniva is the biggest e-commerce solutions provider in the Baltics. Be it postal business, parcel business, international logistics, e-payments or info-logistics, its all done by Omniva. It is the key partner for the Estonian government operating in the real-time economy. With the help of Omniva, data is delivered digitally end-to-end and cross-border, enabling convenient and cost-effective business administration. Trends in information logistics are gearing up towards atomisation and global procuring. The next decade will bring a dramatic change in business models and services delivery, where Omniva is poised to offer. Omniva will welcome you to their new logistics hub where they will show you what the modern world demands from an old-school postal company.

TransferWise  – https://transferwise.com

TransferWise is an Estonian developed and UK-based peer-to-peer money transfer service launched in January 2011 by Kristo Käärmann and Taavet Hinrikus with headquarters in London and offices in a number of cities including Tallinn, New York and Singapore.

The service was started as a method for sending money from country to country more efficiently.  It banishes hidden fees and offers near-market rates coupled with a transaction fee. Money is sent near-instantly when sender and recipient are both in supported markets, but for others it can take a few working days to process.

Pipedrive   – https://www.pipedrive.com

Pipedrive is a sales management tool designed to help sales teams manage intricate or lengthy sales processes. Back in 2010, two of the co-founders, both seasoned sales managers, realised that the CRM landscape was populated by software designed to please the top brass while ignoring the needs of the people doing the actual selling. So they partnered with talented developers to create a CRM that puts the needs of salespeople first. Grounded in the philosophy of activity-based selling, the result is Pipedrive, a tool now used by over 75,000 companies around the world. With offices in Tallinn and Tartu, Estonia; New York City, New York; Lisbon, Portugal and London, United Kingdom, the company has raised $80 million from Atomico, Bessemer Venture Partners, Rembrandt Venture Partners, Paua Ventures and others.

Seaplane Harbour (Estonian Maritime Museum)

The Gala Dinner reception will be held at the most exciting maritime museum in Europe. About 200 authentic items are on display at the historical seaplane hangar: a submarine called Lembit, a century-old icebreaker Suur Tõll, a seaplane called Short 184, remains of the oldest ship found in Estonia, and much more.

Old Town of Tallinn

The best preserved medieval city in Northern Europe boasting Gothic spires, winding cobblestone streets and enchanting architecture. Unlike many other capital cities in Europe, Tallinn has managed to wholly preserve its structure of medieval and Hanseatic origin. Due to its exceptionally intact 13th century city plan, the Old Town was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997, joining the ranks of the world’s most recognised landmarks.

ACCOMMODATION

Set in the heart of Estonia’s capital city, Hilton Tallinn Park is located on the eastern side of quiet and recently renovated Politseiaed Park. This Tallinn hotel also provides convenient access to Tallinn Airport within ten minutes’ drive. Take in wonderful views of Tallinn Harbour and the enchanting Old Town from the hotel, and enjoy walking proximity to Medieval Old Town with its shops, restaurants and popular Tallinn attractions, as well as many businesses and corporate offices in the area.

http://www3.hilton.com/en/hotels/estonia/hilton-tallinn-park-TLLHIHI/index.html

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

Tissie Adhistia, Director, Operations – E-mail: tissie@cioacademyasia.org
David Chin, Head of Relations – E-mail: david@cioacademyasia.org
Adeline Tay, Head of Relations – E-mail: adeline@cioacademyasia.org