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SiTF Intelligent Island book launch

On 13th June 2017, our Deputy CEO, P. Ramakrishna was at SITF's Intelligent Island Book launch talking about how he had been incubating the idea for [...]

Genghis Khan Challenge results

We recently held a contest targetted towards IT professionals in Asia where they had to answer one question. "How do we respond to jobs being replaced [...]

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An Overview of Israel’s CyberSecurity Industry

The reThink Cybersecurity Israel is an experiential learning trip organised by CIO Academy Asia for CISOs, CIOs and Heads of info-Security in public and private sectors. The objective of the trip is for delegates to network with others on the trip, and connect with leading experts from government, corporations, incubators and universities in Israel. A total of 30 delegates from both private and public agencies from Singapore and the Philippines attended this first-of-its kind study trip.

Driving and Communicating IT value by CIOs – IT Value Management Workshop

30 March 2017 To understand the nuances and the imperatives of IT value management, CIO Academy Asia (CIOAA) conducted a half-day workshop on 30 March in Singapore. Data management and cloud solutions provider, NetApp, was the main partner for the workshop. Over 30 IT leaders participated in this workshop where they discussed and learnt about how they can highlight the value of IT to their stakeholders and deliver IT value to the business.

Improving customer and stakeholder engagements

As the financial sector find new ways today to better serve the customers, one cannot ignore the fact that technology will continue to be the main driver. Quite often, the use of technology to solve a customer’s problem which may not been diagnosed properly, solutions are jumped into quickly without fully understanding the right problem. The ‘doing more with less’ mantra should be used as a guide as we leverage technology to solve customer’s day-to-day ‘right’ problems with simple easy-to-use engagement techniques with the financial institutions.


Over 140 APAC CIOs, government and business leaders as well as partners shared their insights on leading in a disruptive world at the inaugural ConnectGov organised by CIO Academy Asia. CIO Academy Asia kicked off the inaugural ConnectGov Leader Summit 2016 in Bhutan in high gear with an invigorating line-up of speakers and in the company of over 140 esteemed Asia Pac CIOs, government and business leaders as well as partners.

Cybercrime will follow the money trail in the FinTech space

With CIO Academy Asia's reThink CIO Forum: Finance-as-a-Service just two days away, we bring to you this exclusive interview with Pee-Beng Ong, the Vice President and [...]

We are well on our way into the era of AI and ML

Leading up to CIO Academy Asia's reThink CIO Forum: Finance-as-a-Service, we interview Deepak Ramanathan, CTO, SAS Asia Pacific on how cognitive computing (AI and Machine Learning) is [...]

Introducing our speakers for reThink CIO Finance-as-a-Service forum

Much has been said about how technology is disrupting financial services, but what does it mean to you and your organisation? Here are some of [...]

IoT Asia 2017

Asia’s leading and award-winning event returns on 29 and 30 March 2017 with a 5,000 sqm exhibition featuring 8 thematic zones and a brand new conference programme focusing on innovation and value generation.

Local hero Schooling at Rio and the Tech Buzz

It’s truly an exciting time for sports and tech! For the first time at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio, VR technology was introduced and [...]

Explore the Opportunities presented by Blockchain Technology

16 November 2016 CIO Academy Asia is happy to have partnered with ANZ and Telstra to conduct an insightful awareness workshop on blockchain, held at the newly launched ANZ BlueSpace Innovation Studio.

Closing the chasm between business and IT – IT Value Management Workshop

1 September 2016 CIOs from Singapore gathered at the pristine yacht Club on Keppel Bay for a workshop on managing value in IT. Burning questions like how IT and business should adopt a collaborative approach, grow mutual understanding and navigate shortening business cycles were also discussed.

reThink CIO: Finance-as-a-Service, Singapore

February 2017 - Much has been said about how financial technology is disrupting financial services, but what does it mean to you and your business? Join us for insightful discussions on how you can chart a new course by optimising business of technology in the financial services, leveraging FinTech.

reThink Cybersecurity Israel

March 2017 - CIO Academy Asia’s inaugural Experiential learning trip for CIOs, CISOs, Heads of IT and Info-security executives.

IT Value Management Workshop (Thailand)

22 March 2016 IT Value Management is not only a leadership challenge, but an opportunity to improve. — CIOs gathered at the workshop series in Bangkok to discover how they can implement and improve value management to make better decisions.

IT Value Management Workshop (Philippines)

14 April 2016 IT can be transformed from a cost to a value centre, evolving to be a strategic partner to the business. CIOs in Manila gathered at the workshop to discuss these issues and more.

10 game changers that are shaping the future of humanity

This article was first published in the SID Directors’ Bulletin Q3/2016 issue. 10 game changers that are shaping the future of [...]

SG’s 4-decade Tech runway will propel our Smart Nation initiative! (Part 2)

Photo (above): Rama as a consultant with the local industry development team in Bhutan. As planned, this is the second installment of my article tilted [...]

SG’s 4-decade Tech runway will propel our Smart Nation initiative! (Part 1)

From intelligence to smartness! Photo (above): Early days of our Smart Nation journey – Sg Tech leaders with our PM during a visit to Hungary in [...]

What goes into the making of the ‘DNA of Disruption’?

Phil Gray, Global Head of The eXellerator, Standard Chartered Bank, demystified the process of unleashing disruption in a large banking organisation at ConnectGov2016 Phil Gray, [...]

The wave of disruption spares no one, it’s time to get your surfboards ready!

Digital disruption is the top trending topic in business today. Chief information officers (CIOs) thrust into the limelight as they oversee technology in their organisations, [...]

Apps, Drones, Robots and Big Data – Leveraging new technologies to build Smart Cities

At the ConnectGov 2016 summit, held in Thimpu, Bhutan on 25-26 July, a powerful panel of experts and CIOs discussed ways to increase the value [...]

Rethinking Cybersecurity – Fighting the Invisible Beast

During the ConnectGov Leader Summit held in Bhutan earlier this year, a panel of CIOs and technology partners came together to discuss pertinent issues in [...]

Closing the chasm between business and I.T.

How CIOs can pave the way in enabling business value —  better, faster and smarter way! In many organisations, IT has been, and still [...]

Driving Digital Innovation: Perspectives from Asian CIOs

1 June 2016 Driving Digital Innovation: Perspectives from Asian CIOs Digital tsunami, agile development, container technology, value-based productivity, design thinking, partner ecosystem—these were some of [...]