Programme descriptions

ConnectGov Leaders Summit 2020
ConnectGov Leaders Summit is an annual gathering of senior technology practitioners and leaders in government and the private sector from Asia. Combined with an experiential learning and cultural immersion at a specific country of interest, the 4-day programme delivers highly-interactive engagements on key current topics and leading-edge tech issues as well as memorable social activities.

GameChanger Forum series
The Forum brings together tech luminaries from the government, enterprises and technology companies to discuss new digital imperatives that will be a turning point for bigger things to come. The Forum also discusses the changing roles of CIO/tech leaders and the leadership competencies required to stay ahead. The Forum also serves as a platform to share key findings from our annual Tech Trends and Priorities Survey, which will offer insights into the tech priorities and directions for the South-East-Asian region for the following 1-2 years.

Thought Leadership Forum – E.g CyberResilience, Agility, Data
The Thought Leadership Forum series is CIOAA’s regional initiative to focus practitioners’ perspectives on the critical digital leadership competencies that define a modern-day technology leader. The four key competencies – Agility, Cyber Resilience, Innovation & Design and Data Analytics – shape the strategic priorities that guide digital transformation in organisations today. Each forum programme features keynote sharing, panel discussions and breakout roundtable discussions focusing on the respective digital leadership competency.

Tech Study Trip to Israel
Israel, whose pipeline of deep tech talent belies its relatively small population, continues to create new innovations that are central to the information technology community today.

CIOAA’s 5-day study trip programme to Israel provides the opportunity to learn about the latest cybersecurity R&D developments from Israel’s leading cybersecurity firms; visit the government agencies driving the innovation agenda for the country’s innovation and digitalisation efforts; and meet Israeli enterprises at the frontiers of the technology world. From start-ups to big companies, participants will have the chance to meet leading AI and Big Data & Analytics enterprises in Israel.

#hashtech is one of CIOAA’s executive engagement series which brings together some of the most forward-looking C-level practitioners and industry experts who are prepared to push the boundaries in leveraging technologies to help transform their businesses. The gathering creates a platform for leaders to open their minds and share ‘no-holds-barred’ ideas and alternative points of view about cutting-edge technologies and use-cases which will change mind-sets and catalyse new innovative ideas. The programme may also be augmented with experiential visits to relevant innovation labs / centres.

Executive Roundtables
This 2-hour intimate gathering of tech leaders provides the best setting for peer-to-peer discussion and sharing of experience. Our moderator together with partner’s key representative will shape the conversation around a specific topic, share use-cases, deep-dive into issues, and explore viable solutions to common challenges.

Executive Briefings
Involving a larger group this format provides a more structured engagement trough a combination of short presentations, panel discussions and interactive Q&A. Guest CIOs or tech leaders speakers may be invited to share practitioners’ view of the topic.

Deep-dive workshops with case studies from practitioners
Presentations and panel sessions can be integrated with hands-on activities conducted by third-party certified trainer and/or learning visits to leading technology innovation centres. This will provide a more educational and experiential session for the participants. This can also be done in conjunction with partners’ events.