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reThink CIO Forum Bangkok
20 March 2018
Altitude at The Westin Grande Sukhumvit

CHARTING A NEW COURSE: 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 programme will feature discussions on the digital economy ecosystems, the ‘war’ of digital talent, as well as sessions dedicated to 3 (three) main pillars of IT decision making: [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][vc_column_text]


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[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/6″][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/6″][vc_single_image image=”18717″ img_size=”medium”][vc_column_text]Dr. Sak Segkhoonthod
President and CEO, Electronic Goverment Agency (EGA)[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/6″][vc_single_image image=”18716″ img_size=”medium”][vc_column_text]Ted Suen
President – Hong Kong Computer Society / Head of IT, MTR Corporation Limited[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/6″][vc_single_image image=”18715″ img_size=”medium”][vc_column_text]Boonson Jenchaimahakoon
First Senior Executive Vice President (Information Technology Group), The Government Savings Bank[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/6″][vc_single_image image=”18714″ img_size=”medium”][vc_column_text]Voranuch Dejakaisaya
CIO and COO, Bank of Ayudhya (Krungsri)[/vc_column_text][ultimate_modal modal_title=”BIO” modal_on=”text” read_text=”Click for bio” overlay_bg_opacity=”80″ txt_color=”#222222″]Voranuch Dejakaisaya
Chief Information and Operations Officer (or CIOO), Bank of Ayudhya or Krungsri Bank

After 10 years of service in the Krungsri bank as CIO leading the Information Technology Group, Voranuch was appointed to be CIOO since January 2017;  which extended her responsibility to also look after the Operations Group.

With strategic shareholders from MUFG,  Japan’s largest bank and one of world’s largest financial institution, Krungsri is currently the 5th largest bank in Thailand and has been very successful in acquiring other finance and banking business. Hence, the IT landscape is very complicated due to the many acquisitions along the Bank’s journey. So, there are big challenges for her to break the brick and mortar in order to deal with digital disruption with speed.[/ultimate_modal][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/6″][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/6″][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/6″][vc_single_image image=”18723″ img_size=”medium”][vc_column_text]Gregor Hohpe
Technical Director, Office of the CTO, Google[/vc_column_text][ultimate_modal modal_title=”BIO” modal_on=”text” read_text=”Click for bio” overlay_bg_opacity=”80″ txt_color=”#222222″]Gregor Hohpe
Technical Director, Office of the CTO, Google Cloud

As technical director in the office of the CTO, Gregor draws on broad technical expertise in distributed systems and cloud computing as well as a diverse IT background that includes professional services, internet computing, and enterprise IT. By translating the “big picture” view across organization, software delivery, and infrastructure into a sustainable architecture strategy, he ensures that enterprises achieve the maximum benefit of a cloud-based operations model.

Before re-joining Google, Gregor held a position as Chief Architect at Allianz SE, one of world’s largest insurance companies. Reporting to the IT division’s CEO, he drove Allianz’ digital transformation by evolving corporate IT from mere cost center to an innovation driver that unlocks new business opportunities. After establishing an architecture function and governance model that accelerated software delivery while reducing complexity and operational expenses, he led the architectural authority of a global data center consolidation and initiated and delivered a comprehensive on-premise cloud platform.

During his seven years as Staff Software Engineer at Google, Gregor was instrumental in refactoring the AdWords Front-end system, developing comprehensive onboarding training, and optimizing Mobile Ads delivery in Mountain View and Tokyo. A project he initiated and led in Tokyo tracked mobile ads to physical in-store conversions using NFC technology. Before Google, Gregor held positions as practice lead and senior manager at ThoughtWorks, Deloitte, and American Management Systems where he developed solutions for customers ranging from public sector to energy and financial services.

Gregor is widely known as co-author of the seminal book “Enterprise Integration Patterns”, which provides design guidance for asynchronous messaging solutions and forms the base vocabulary for most modern ESB (Enterprise Service Bus) products. He summarized his experience transforming enterprises in the book “37 Things One Architect Knows About IT Transformation” and is an active member of the IEEE Software advisory board. His articles have been featured in “Best Software Writing” by Joel Spolsky and “97 Things Every Software Architect Should Know”. As frequent speaker at conferences around the globe, he is known for his ability to convey complex topics in an engaging and approachable form without compromising technical detail.

He holds a Master’s Degree in Computer Science and a Master’s Degree in Engineering Management, both from Stanford University. During weekends he likes to enjoy the outdoors while having his legs strapped to a mountain bike or snowboard.[/ultimate_modal][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/6″][vc_single_image image=”18722″ img_size=”medium”][vc_column_text]Supparat Sivapetchranat Singhara Na Ayutthaya
General Manager, CTO, True IDC[/vc_column_text][ultimate_modal modal_title=”BIO” modal_on=”text” read_text=”Click for bio” overlay_bg_opacity=”80″ txt_color=”#222222″]Supparat Sivapetchranat Singhara Na Ayutthaya
General Manager, CTO, True IDC

Supparat holds 2 positions at True Internet Data Center as General Manager and the Chief Technology & Operations Officer. Accountabilities include overall company’s strategy, sales, marketing, business development, product management, data center operations and technology operations, help desk and service management for True IDC.

Prior to True IDC, Supparat was the Global Head of Technology Delivery at Thomson Reuters and accountable for running an international team across the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Hong Kong, Japan and Thailand.[/ultimate_modal][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/6″][vc_single_image image=”18721″ img_size=”medium”][vc_column_text]Supapan Mahasarakul
Assistant Director of Corporate Strategy and Transformation, PTG Energy[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/6″][vc_single_image image=”18720″ img_size=”medium”][vc_column_text]Dr. Nantawan Wongkachonkitti
CIO, Student Loan Fund (SLF)[/vc_column_text][ultimate_modal modal_title=”BIO” modal_on=”text” read_text=”Click for bio” overlay_bg_opacity=”80″ txt_color=”#222222″]Dr. Nantawan Wongkachonkitti
CIO, Student Loan Fund (SLF)

Dr. Nantawan Wongkachonkitti is currently Office of The Student Loans Fund in Thailand’s CIO and Deputy Manager.  In this position, she oversees an information technology (IT) portfolio of over 200 billion baht and over 5 million customers.  She provides executive leadership on IT Operation, Policy and information governance.  She also was selected in 2012 to serve as Cloud Security Alliance, Thailand Chapter’s Secretary and in 2016 to serve as ASEAN Chief Information Officer Association’s Secretary.

Prior to Deputy Manager and CIO, Nantawan has served as Vice-President of Innovation Department and Network/Operations Department of Electronic Government Agency of Thailand for 7 years.  She served as the day-to-day lead for coordinating and managing the various functions regarding IT Innovation, Government Cloud, Government Open Data, Government Big Data Analytics, Information management, information assurance, Government Data Center, and Government Information Network.

Nantawan has held several leadership roles in the Information Technology and Communications of U.S. Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA) for more than 15 years with the experience in the planning, development, delivery and monitoring of technical solutions that address the needs of customers in support of their missions around the world.[/ultimate_modal][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/6″][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/6″][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/6″][vc_single_image image=”18728″ img_size=”medium”][vc_column_text]Chananyarak Phetcharat
CEO, DHL Thailand and Indochina[/vc_column_text][ultimate_modal modal_title=”BIO” modal_on=”text” read_text=”Click for bio” overlay_bg_opacity=”80″ txt_color=”#222222″]Chananyarak Phetcharat (K.Tai)
Chief Executive Officer, DHL Express Thailand

Chananyarak Phetcharat (K.Tai), a CEO of DHL Express Thailand, a leading global logistics company. She has more than 25 years of leadership experience with an amazing track record on financial result and people platform.  It’s very rare to have a woman CEO leading global multi-billion dollars corporation from key industries: IT Information Technology, Consumer & Distribution, Telecom and Logistics.

She is an international Thai leader, delivering a remarkable result.  She has built a long-term sustainable people’s platform for 21st century leaders. Under her leadership, DHL has won Best Employer awards for leaders and Employee Engagement not on Thailand but also the Asean and a global stage.[/ultimate_modal][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/6″][vc_single_image image=”18727″ img_size=”medium”][vc_column_text]Ashish Oliver
Project Manager, Toyota Daihatsu Engineering and Manufacturing[/vc_column_text][ultimate_modal modal_title=”BIO” modal_on=”text” read_text=”Click for bio” overlay_bg_opacity=”80″ txt_color=”#222222″]Ashish Oliver
Project Manager, Toyota Daihatsu Engineering and Manufacturing

Ashish Oliver is on three-year deputation from Toyota Australia responsible for developing architecture and innovation capabilities at the Asia Pacific Headquarters of Toyota in Bangkok.

He has over 18 years of experience in the IT industry from development, support to IT Architecture. For the last 12 years he has been responsible for developing and setting IT solutions and roadmaps in companies like Royal Mail in the UK, AXA, Fosters and Toyota in Australia.”[/ultimate_modal][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/6″][vc_single_image image=”18726″ img_size=”medium”][vc_column_text]Dr. Rom Hiranpruk
Senior Advisor, Thailand Information Security Association (TISA)[/vc_column_text][ultimate_modal modal_title=”BIO” modal_on=”text” read_text=”Click for bio” overlay_bg_opacity=”80″ txt_color=”#222222″]Dr. Rom Hiranpruk
Senior Advisor, Thailand Information Security Association (TISA)

Dr. Rom taught graduate and undergraduate classes in computer science in the U.S. during 1980’s and in Thailand during 1990’s. He served on advisory panels on IT and computing for government and private sector organizations. Since 1990 he was on the computer science and IT curriculum committees for many universities.

In December 1999, he was named “IT Person of the Year” by the Nation newspaper for his work in software industry promotion as the founding director of Software Park Thailand. Since then, his work includes formation of regional science parks for the National Science and Technology Development Agency, founding member of the local Software Process Improvement Network, founding chairman of the Thai chapter of International Association of Software Architects, Advisor to the Association of Thai ICT Industry, President of Thailand Info Security Assn.

In 2007, he was selected to be the first Director of the Office of Knowledge Management and Development under the Office of the Prime Minister. For 7 months from June 2010, he advised the Minister of MICT on National Broadband Policy, Cyber Security, and formations of new E-government and Electronic Transaction agencies. In 2011, he was selected as a candidate to be in the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission and was a member on NBTC’s Broadcasting Master Plan drafting committee.

In 2012, he was chosen to be a member in the Payment Systems Committee of the Bank of Thailand. In 2013, he was elected the Vice President of Thailand IT Architects Association. In 2014, he was selected as a Board member of the Broadcasting and Telecommunications Research and Development Fund for the Public Interest. In 2017 he was selected to be a member of the Electronic Transaction Committee of the DEMS Ministry.[/ultimate_modal][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/6″][vc_single_image image=”18725″ img_size=”medium”][vc_column_text]Matthew Johnston
Area Vice President, ASEAN & Korea, Commvault[/vc_column_text][ultimate_modal modal_title=”BIO” modal_on=”text” read_text=”Click for bio” overlay_bg_opacity=”80″ txt_color=”#222222″]Matthew Johnston
Area Vice President, ASEAN & Korea

Based in Singapore, Matthew Johnston is Commvault’s Area Vice President for ASEAN and Korea. He leads a team of passionate and highly-experienced professionals that help companies turn their data into a powerful strategic asset. He is also responsible for the organization’s overall business strategy and growth in the region. In this position, Matthew’s key focus is to expand Commvault’s market share and nurture business development in new markets. Through his efforts to increase Commvault’s customer base and build executive engagement across the region, Matthew has broadened its partner ecosystem and driven sustainability for the business.

Matthew has held several leadership roles with a proven track record in managing enterprise software organisations across Asia Pacific and Japan. Previously with Dell, Matthew is armed with extensive experience in solving customers’ most difficult problems and engaging enterprises at all levels of the business. He also held leadership and product management positions in Quest Software (acquired by Dell), and practiced manager and solution lead roles at Dimension Data in the past.

During his free time, Matthew also coaches a junior rugby team in Singapore on the weekends. He holds a Bachelor of Built Environment, Industrial Design from Queensland University of Technology.[/ultimate_modal][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/6″][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/6″][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/6″][vc_single_image image=”18732″ img_size=”medium”][vc_column_text]Surachai Chatchalermpun
Chief Information Security Officer, Krung Thai Bank[/vc_column_text][ultimate_modal modal_title=”BIO” modal_on=”text” read_text=”Click for bio” overlay_bg_opacity=”80″ txt_color=”#222222″]Surachai Chatchalermpun
Chief Information Security Officer of Krung Thai Bank (KTB)

K. Surachai holds a First class honors in Bachelor’s degree of Computer Engineering from King Mongkut University Technology of Thonburi in 2007. He got “Team work Excellence Award” of PTT ICT Solutions: Best Employee of 2009 and got award from (ISC)2Asia-Pacific ISLA (Information Security Leadership Award) in 2011.

Currently, Surachai is the Chief Information Security Officer of Krung Thai Bank (KTB), leading an IT security team responsible for App penetration testing, IT security compliance, security solution architect, security awareness and UAM.  Prior to joining KTB, Surachai was the Regional IT Security Manager and Head of IT Security at Maybank Kim Eng Securities (Thailand) responsible for all spectrum of the company’s IT Security.

Surachai is a member of TISA, Thailand Information Security Association, and leads TISA Volunteers to collaborate setting up “TISA-Pro Talk” seminar for security professional to share their experiences and social networking across industries such as Telecommunication, Bank, Hospital, University and etc.[/ultimate_modal][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/6″][vc_single_image image=”18731″ img_size=”medium”][vc_column_text]Sonia Wedrychowicz
Managing Director, Head of Consumer Banking, Technology Singapore, Group Technology & Operations, DBS Bank[/vc_column_text][ultimate_modal modal_title=”BIO” modal_on=”text” read_text=”Click for bio” overlay_bg_opacity=”80″ txt_color=”#222222″]Sonia Wedrychowicz
Managing Director, Head of Consumer Banking Technology Singapore Group Technology & Operations
DBS Bank

Sonia Wedrychowicz-Horbatowska joined DBS Bank in February 2015 as Managing Director of the Digital Bank division. She brings over 20 years consumer and commercial banking experience. In September 2016, she was promoted to Singapore CBG Technology Head, responsible for Consumer Bank Singapore Technology delivery and API Strategy.

Wedrychowicz is the former Country Head of Consumer Bank at Standard Chartered in Malaysia. Prior to that, she spent 18 years in Citibank in various roles across Consumer bank & GTS. In the last 6 years, she was Deputy CEO of Citibank in Poland.

[/ultimate_modal][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/6″][vc_single_image image=”18730″ img_size=”medium”][vc_column_text]Sam Loke
Managing Director, Pan Asia Logistics Thailand[/vc_column_text][ultimate_modal modal_title=”BIO” modal_on=”text” read_text=”Click for bio” overlay_bg_opacity=”80″ txt_color=”#222222″]Sam Loke
Managing Director, Pan Asia Logistics Thailand

Sam Loke is Managing Director for Pan Asia Logistics Thailand, with over 22 years of experiences in Contract Logistics and Cross-border freight operations across Asia Pacific.

Relocated to Thailand over 11 years ago, Sam held the role of Country Manager for YCH Thailand, and successfully droved the expansion into new industry verticals and turnaround its profitability. He joined DHL Supply Chain (DSC) in 2011, initially holding the role as Senior Director Transport & Distribution, and later assumed the strategic role of Senior Director Business Development & Solutions Design.

In late 2014, Sam was invited to pilot DHL eCommerce Startup in Thailand, which was the pilot template for Asia Pacific. Sam was instrumental in building the newly formed DHL division from ground zero right to the successful market launch in Jan 2016.

Sam is also an active contributor to the eCommerce start-up and logistics scene, serving as consultant and supporting incubators for potential start-ups.[/ultimate_modal][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/6″][vc_single_image image=”18729″ img_size=”medium”][vc_column_text]Brandon Tan
Principal Security Consultant & Office of the CISO, South East Asia, Forcepoint[/vc_column_text][ultimate_modal modal_title=”BIO” modal_on=”text” read_text=”Click for bio” overlay_bg_opacity=”80″ txt_color=”#222222″]

Brandon Tan
Principal Security Consultant &
Office of the CISO, South East Asia, Forcepoint

Brandon Tan is the Principal Security Consultant for South East Asia in Forcepoint.

Brandon has more than 10 years of experience in performing advanced security solutions across various industries, and supported many organizations in South East Asia region.

He joined Forcepoint, the leader in IT Security in combating advanced threats e.g. advanced persistent threats (APT), leading a team of highly skilled consultants in offering recommendations and solutions to strengthen the security posture of various organizations.

Brandon brings along with him more than 10 years of IT security consulting experience with in depth technical knowledge on a diverse range of IT security solutions specializing in data, network and content security. Brandon has also been actively involved in some of the largest deployment of security solutions in the region and the investigation of a few high profile breaches and data theft with various organization over the recent years.

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Country Sales Manager, Thailand, Forcepoint[/vc_column_text][ultimate_modal modal_title=”BIO” modal_on=”text” read_text=”Click for bio” overlay_bg_opacity=”80″ txt_color=”#222222″]Chatkul Sopanangkul
Country Sales Manager, Thailand, Forcepoint

Chatkul Sopanangkul is Forcepoint’s Country Sales Manager for Thailand. He has more than 14 years of experience in IT network and security business at vendor as well as security system integrator and value added distributor environments. Chatkul has proven track record of business development, channel development and management and enterprise value selling in the Thailand market.

Prior to joining Forcepoint (earlier known as Raytheon|Websense), Chatkul was spearheading business development at Avnet Technology Solutions where he was responsible for overall company revenue including network security, unified communications and storage business unit. Chatkul started his career at ACA Pacific, a leading security system integration company, where he was responsible for growing channel focus and revenue for the ACA security product.

Chatkul holds a master’s degree in business administration from National Institute of Development Administration, Thailand.[/ultimate_modal][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/6″][vc_single_image image=”18736″ img_size=”medium”][vc_column_text]Annie Koh
Office of Business Devt, Singapore Management University / Board Member, Government Technology Agency of Singapore (GovTech)[/vc_column_text][ultimate_modal modal_title=”BIO” modal_on=”text” read_text=”Click for bio” overlay_bg_opacity=”80″ txt_color=”#222222″]Annie Koh
Office of Business Devt, Singapore Management University / Board Member, Government Technology Agency of Singapore (GovTech)

Annie Koh is Vice President for Office of Business Development, Singapore Management University (SMU). A Practice Professor of Finance, Annie also holds the position of Academic Director for two university level institutes – the Business Families Institute (BFI) and International Trading Institute (ITI). Her previous portfolio includes positions as Associate Dean, Lee Kong Chian School of Business and Dean, Office of Executive & Professional Education.

A notable conference speaker, panel moderator and commentator, Annie serves on a number of councils, advisory boards and steering committees of regional and local corporate, government and academic institutions. She is a member of the World Economic Forum (WEF) Global Future Council on Regional Governance and is a board member of Family Firm Institute, Inc. Prof. Koh chairs the finance and investment committee on the board of GovTech Singapore, and serves on Singapore’s Central Provident Fund Board. She is also an independent director of k1 Ventures Ltd, and lead ID of Health Management International Ltd (HMI). Her appointment as a member of SkillsFuture HR Sectoral Tripartite Committee, HR Certification Taskforce, MOE-SSG Skills Development Council and Asian Bond Fund 2 Supervisory Committee of the Monetary Authority of Singapore, is testament to her strong linkages to businesses, governments and society.

A Fulbright scholar, Annie earned her PhD in International Finance from Stern School of Business, New York University in 1988. Her research interests are in Family Office and Family Business, Investor Behaviour, Alternate Investments and Enterprise Risk Management. She co-authored Financial Management: Theory and Practice, An Asia Edition (2014), and Financing Internationalisation – Growth Strategies for Successful Companies (2004). She is also author of a number of Asian family business cases and survey reports.

Annie is a recipient of the prestigious Singapore Public Administration Medal, Bronze and Silver in 2010 and 2016 respectively for her contribution to education and public sector.[/ultimate_modal][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/6″][vc_single_image image=”18735″ img_size=”medium”][vc_column_text]Clay Miller
Advisor, CIO Academy Asia (Former Executive Advisor – IT Executive Programs, IDC Asia/Pacific and Executive Partner, Gartner)[/vc_column_text][ultimate_modal modal_title=”BIO” modal_on=”text” read_text=”Click for bio” overlay_bg_opacity=”80″ txt_color=”#222222″]Clay Miller
Advisor, CIO Academy Asia (Former Executive Advisor – IT Executive Programs, IDC Asia/Pacific and Executive Partner, Gartner)

Clay Miller is a Senior Executive Advisor with CIO Academy Asia and works with C-Level and IT Executives throughout the Asia Pacific region. Providing advice and guidance on diverse topics including; digital transformation, business and IT strategies, supply chain systems, IT organizational and HR topics, and enterprise technology enablement. With over 30 years of industry experience, Clay has worked in high tech, semiconductors, and oil & gas, bringing to clients a breadth of experience in various technology and senior executive leadership roles.

Clay was most recently an Executive Advisor for IDC for 18 months, and prior to that with Gartner Executive Programs for 3 years. Clay has also worked as a CIO and CHRO, for Kulicke & Soffa, Lattice Semiconductor, Paradigm Geophysical, AMD, Motorola, and IBM.

Clay is based in both Thailand and Singapore, and is a trusted partner to C-Level Executives from Global 500 and government organizations.[/ultimate_modal][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/6″][vc_single_image image=”18734″ img_size=”medium”][vc_column_text]P. Ramakrishna
Deputy CEO, CIO Academy Asia[/vc_column_text][ultimate_modal modal_title=”BIO” modal_on=”text” read_text=”Click for bio” overlay_bg_opacity=”80″ txt_color=”#222222″]P. Ramakrishna
Deputy CEO, CIO Academy Asia

Ramakrishna (Rama) has been involved with the ICT domain for the public sector for more than 30 years. Rama was formerly with Singapore’s Infocomm Development Authority (now IMDA and GovTech), his last held position was Director of IDA’s Industry Development, responsible for national level initiatives to develop the ICT industry ecosystem. He has provided advisory services to develop ICT masterplans for foreign governments in several countries.

Rama is the Deputy CEO for CIO Academy Asia, building communities and sharing insights with tech and business leaders. As part of his role at CIO Academy, he has hosted many distinguished C-level leaders from global technology companies.

Rama is also the co-author of the recently published ‘Intelligent Island: The Untold Story of Singapore’s Tech Journey’ which chronicles the development of Singapore’s tech industry.[/ultimate_modal][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/6″][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/6″][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/6″][vc_single_image image=”18738″ img_size=”medium”][vc_column_text]Glen Francis
President, CIO Academy Asia[/vc_column_text][ultimate_modal modal_title=”BIO” modal_on=”text” read_text=”Click for bio” overlay_bg_opacity=”80″ txt_color=”#222222″]Glen Francis
President, CIO Academy Asia

Glen Francis has over 20 years of technology experience and has served on some executive boards and forums. Glen enjoys creativity and innovation and is well respected by his peers in the industry. He has the practical experience having served as the group and regional Chief Information Officer for listed companies, on non-profit associations as the Vice President for IT Management Association and President for IDeationEdgeAsia, on institutes of higher learning as their technology board adviser, and as a mentor for several startup companies.[/ultimate_modal][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/6″][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/6″][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/6″][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/6″][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]


Day Programme
08:30 Registration Opens

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 Agility

10:00 Panel Discussion :  Digital Economy Ecosystems at Work

Moderator : Clay Miller, Senior Executive Advisor, CIO Academy Asia

10:40 Coffee/Tea Break

10:55 Keynote : Leveraging Game-changing Technologies to Reshape the Customer Experience

Digital Leaders today face unprecedented leadership challenges. They are expected to do more than just ‘keep the lights on’. Digital Leadership consists of a dynamic combination of mindset, behaviours and skills. What are the leadership traits and capabilities required for tech leaders to succeed?
11:15 reThink : LEADERSHIP | Keynote

11:30 reThink : LEADERSHIP | Panel Discussion

Moderator: Dr. Annie Koh, VP, Office of Business Devt, Singapore Management University /
Board Member, Government Technology Agency of Singapore (GovTech)

12:10 Lunch

Digital Marketing and Internet of Things (IoT) are some of the new buzzwords in the marketplace. How can business win using information & technology to raise its performance? Tech leaders will need to play an important role in deploying digital tools, drive efficiency and increase business gains by establishing programmes which create business value and competitive advantage.
13:15  Return to ‘Altitude’ @25th Floor, for the afternoon half of the Forum

13:30 reThink : DIGITAL STRATEGY | Panel Discussion

Moderator: Clay Miller, Senior Executive Advisor, CIO Academy Asia

14:20 Keynote :  A CIO’s Digital Transformation Journey

In this digital era, we can summon and exchange the world’s knowledge at the click of a button and yet, enterprises have never felt so vulnerable. How do tech leaders adopt a more proactive/offensive attitude to cyber-resilience? How do organisations 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?
14:40 reThink : CYBERSECURITY & RISK | Keynote

14:55 reThink : CYBERSECURITY & RISK | Panel Discussion

Moderator: Dr. Nantawan Wongkachonkitti, CIO, Student Loan Fund; and Secretary, Cloud Security Alliance (CSA), Thailand Chapter

15:35 Coffee/Tea Break

15:50 Keynote : Leveraging Technology to Drive Business Results in Logisitics 

16:10 Breakout Roundtable Topical Discussions

  1. Driving Digital Transformation While Securing Your Business
  2. Aligning IT to Business Value
  3. Innovating to Survive and Succeed
  4. Achieving Cyber-resilience Against Today’s Fast-changing Threat Landscape
  5. Driving Digital Transformation
  6. Driving Business Agility
  7. Developing a Data-driven Organisation
  8. Driving Digital Transformation

17:00 Summary and Closing Remarks

17:30 – 19:00 Networking Cocktail and Prize Draw



The Westin Grande Sukhumvit, Bangkok is a 5-star hotel conveniently located near to BTS Asok skytrain and MRT Sukhumvit underground stations. Well-positioned for the city’s cultural highlights, guests are never far from the city’s most vibrant shopping, nightlife and business addresses.







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


Spark (formerly CIO Academy Asia) brings together a community of technology and business leaders from across Asia.