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The World CIO 200 Roadshow 2020 sweeps through APAC region

After touring Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Kuwait, the World CIO 200 Roadshow 2020 moved to the APAC region. This edition of the roadshow unfolded on December 3 in a virtual convention and brought together digital leaders in the region. It was organised by the Global CIO Forum and supported by IMDA and Rosettanet Singapore GS1 digital standard consortium. Event partners were Lingaro, C2FO and Techneplus. Also supporting the event were  SealNet, Global eTrade Services, Seeburger, OpenText and Intelizest.

About the APAC edition

The opening note was by Malavika Shanker, President GEC Media Group, who welcomed the CIO community across the APAC region. She handed the stage over to Manoj Saxena, Chairman, RosettaNet Singapore GS1 digital standards consortium. He is also a member of the Global Advisory Board, Global CIO Forum. Saxena presented the CIO Research Insights 2020, which is a part of Global CIO Forum’s continued efforts to reinforce the vision of One industry, One Voice. This research has a technology 360-degree approach. Outcomes are key as they will bring leaders together to create industry framework. The research will help the industry and technology leaders to assess the level of maturity and readiness on where they stand, the risks of being left behind and guide them build a customer centric roadmap specific to their industry and geography to stay competitive. The research outcomes will be used to deliver actionable programs by technology thought-leaders and consortiums globally through webinars, round-table discussions, training programs, etc.

Next up was Loh Sin Yong, Director, Trade Sectoral Transformation Group Infocomm Media Development Authority. He talked on the topic of Trade – Adapting to Present and Future Challenges, by IMDA. He discussed cross border issues, digital standards, new technologies that are prevailing, blockchain as a trusted service, and how governments are playing part in creating standards.

The next presentation was by Bhaskar Vetrimani, Head, Business Development, APAC, Lingaro, a disruptive innovator in data and analytics, and a professional services company helping clients succeed in the data-driven world.

Dr Sanjay Tyagi, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, Government Of India then delivered a keynote on Startup Ecosystem and STPI Focus in India; contribution to India’s digital push in terms of supporting startup ecosystem and establishing centre of excellence in fintech in a collaborative environment at Chennai.

Up next was Saket Sarda, Head Enterprise Sales, C2FO, who took up the topic of Digital Working Capital Transformation: Unlocking value and insights of your Supply Chain. C2FO is the world’s largest marketplace for working capital and works with more than 250 enterprise corporates worldwide.

The presentations gave way to an engrossing panel discussion on the topic of Digital Trends in Trade and Sustainability Financing. It was moderated by Manoj Saxena, Chairman, RosettaNet Singapore GS1 digital standards consortium. Panellists included Dr Sekar, Jaganathan, Director, Digital Strategy, Kenanga Investment Bank; Ashokraj, Vadivelu, CEO, Intelizest Consulting; Matthew Burns, Senior Business Development Manager, Seeburger; and Nishchay Chadha, CEO, Ace Recycling.

After the panel discussion, Manju Jalali, VP and CIO IMIT, GLOBALFOUNDRIES presented a case study on digital twins, a success story. How planning and adaptability helps in managing crisis like Covid pandemic and safeguard business processes.

This was followed by a panel discussion on Cross Border Supply Chain, Logistics and Digital Standards. It was moderated by Manoj Saxena. Panellists included Nithyanandan, Anthony, Chief Solutions Officer, SealNet;  Thirumal Raj, C, Group IT Director, Elite Digital Logistics; NG Chee Keong, Vice President, GeTS Asia; and Vinay Sharma, Group IT Director, Gulftainer.

After the panel discussion, Winnie Rebancos, Chief Information Officer, Coca-Cola Beverages Philippines, presented her case study on success story of employee engagement and a culture of empathy and well- being. This way gave to an engaging panel discussion on Leadership, Culture and New Ways of Working. It was moderated by Malavika Shanker and panellists included Juliana Chua, Regional Director and Head, Digital Transformation, Essilor; Nirupam Das, Director Global Digital Transformation, Liberty Insurance; Ramesh Munamarty, Group CIO, NTUC Enterprise; and Anil Menon, General Manager IT Innovation, Tata Starbucks. The panel discussion concluded with a rapid fire round.

And the winners are

The final highlight of the APAC session was the CIO 200 Country Awards, given to CIOs who have been the catalyst in bringing about change in this challenging year. The winners also received blockchain certificates.

Country Name Country Designation Award Category
Singapore Arul Jesuvivek Chinnappan UBS AG Director LEGEND
India Harmit Singh Malhotra ARG OUTLIER MEDIA GM – IT & Information Security MASTERS
Singapore Ramesh Munamarty NTUC Enterprise Group CIO LEGEND
India Nikhil Kumar Nigam Amity Education Group Associate Director – Technologies LEGEND
India Makarand Sawant Deepak Fertilisers And Petrochemicals Corporation Limited Senior General Manager – IT LEGEND
India Srinivasan Mahalingam Matrimony.com Limited Head of Information Security and Assurance LEADER
Vietnam Tran Viet Hoan ASIAN DRAGON VIETNAM CIO | Independent IT Thought Leader | Keynote Speaker | CEO LEGEND
India Anand Sinha OCS Group India CIO & Director IT LEGEND
India Anand Sinha OCS Group India CIO & Director IT LEGEND
Singapore Randall Choh Park Hotel Group Group IT Director LEADER
India SHANKAR SUNNATHI GUIDEHOUSE INDIA PRIVATE LIMITED CIO LEGEND
India Tejas Shah Axis Finance IT Infrastructure Lead MASTERS
India Viren Italiya The Adinath CoOp Bank Ltd IT Head NEXT-GEN
India Mihir Bhavsar IndoStar Capital Finance Ltd VP Head IT LEGEND
India Srinivasarao Muppaneni Telangana State Cooperative Apex Bank Group CIO LEGEND
India Jitendra Panchal Central Depository Services India Ltd Vice President LEGEND
India Ashish Mathur ValueFirst Digital SVP MASTERS
India Deepak Kalambkar Safexpay AVP Infrastructure & CSO LEGEND
India Kanti Kumar NTF India Pvt. Ltd. GM IT Corp. LEGEND
India Arvind Kumar Genisys Group GM – IT MASTERS
India Arvind Kumar Genisys Group GM – IT MASTERS
India Anil Menon Tata Starbucks Pvt Ltd General Manager IT Innovation MASTERS
Singapore Arivuvel Ramu TONIK Bank Group CTO MASTERS
India Chandran R Bahwan Cybertek Ltd CIO LEGEND
India Ashish Khanna Oberoi Hotels and Resorts Deputy Vice President – IT MASTERS
Malaysia M Umapathy Sivan TELEKOM MALAYSIA BERHAD Chief Information Officer NEXT-GEN
India Keyur Desai Essar CIO – Essar Ports & Shipping, Head InfoSecurity – Essar Group MASTERS
India Hegde Subbarao Deshpande Foundation Chief Technology Officer LEGEND
Thailand Jana Bulkin integrationWorks Asia Bangkok LEGEND
Malaysia Saiful Bakhtiar Osman Malaysian Aviation Commission Head, ICT LEGEND
India Dipesh Thakar Meril Life Science Group CIO LEGEND
India VIKAS GUPTA H-ENERGY, HIRANANDANI GROUP CIO MASTERS
India Shalabh Garg Religare Enterprises LImited Vice President MASTERS
India Prakash Kumar BMW Group India Head IT LEGEND
India Bhaskar Rao Vasai Vikas Sahakari Bank Ltd. Asst. General Manager-I.T. LEGEND
India D VIJAY KUMAR THE AKSHAYAPATRA FOUNDATION DIRECTOR – IT LEGEND
India Satyanarayana Kasturi Ashok Piramal Group Group IT Head LEGEND
Hong Kong Ashley Galina Dudarenok Alarice Founder of Alarice & ChoZan | China Marketing Expert | LinkedIn Top Voice 2019 | Global Speaker | 3x Bestselling Author LEADER
India Chetan Trivedi Hindustan Zinc Ltd Chief Information Officer LEGEND
Singapore Nirupam Das Liberty Mutual Director Global Digital Transformation MASTERS
Singapore Hau Jie Shoon GeTS Asia Pte Ltd Chief Technology Officer MASTERS
Hong Kong Matthew Chan Crypto.com CIO MASTERS
Singapore Sadiq Rowther LEVI STRAUSS Asia Pacific CIO, Vice President IT LEGEND
India Shailesh Pachori Euclid Infotech Limited AVP Technology and Director LEGEND
Phillipines Ganapathy Subramaniyan Shanmugavelu Everise CIO LEGEND
Phillipines Ujjal Ghatak Atlantic, Gulf & Pacific Company (AG&P) Manila Inc. Global CIO LEGEND
India VS Srirangarajan Grasim Industries Ltd CIO – Pulp and Fibre Business LEGEND
Singapore Shashank Singh Validus Capital Group CTO LEGEND
India Subhash Shelke Essar Group Group CIO LEGEND
India Pragnesh Mistry RPG Enterprises Limited – RPG Group Manager Group IT and Head IT RPG Enterprises LEGEND
India Parveen Kumar Sharma The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India CTO & Consultant – IT LEGEND
Phillipines Joseph Ian Tongson Clairemont Ferrond Systems Technologies CIO / Director MASTERS
Hong Kong Sanjay Agrawal Avery Dennison Vice President LEGEND
India Satish Papnoi Sarla Holdings Pvt. Ltd CTO LEGEND
India Chirag Boonlia Embassy Group Group CTO MASTERS
Vietnam Khuong Tran TTCSugar CIO MASTERS
Malaysia Nithyanandan, Anthony SealNet Sdn Bhd Chief Solutions Officer LEGEND
Phillipines Winnie Rebancos Coca-Cola Beverages Philippines, Inc. Chief Information Officer LEGEND
India Neeraj Gargi Researchbytes Corporate Services Pvt. Ltd Director LEGEND
Hong Kong Thilak, Raj CCAT Ltd Director LEGEND
India Selestin Thomas Nissan Digital Head – Digital Technology and IT Infra LEGEND
Singapore Sei Wee, Kek IoTalents Pte Ltd CEO / CIO MASTERS
India Ramkumar Mohan Air Works India Engineering Pvt Ltd CIO LEGEND
Singapore Thirumal Raj, C Elite Digital Logistics Group IT Director LEGEND
Malaysia Nilesh Timbadia Port of Tanjung Pelepas CIO LEGEND
Singapore Raghavan, Vasudevan QT&T Consulting (Asia) Pte Ltd Founder and CEO LEGEND
Phillipines Rogelio “Nooky”, Umali Jr FWD Life Insurance Corporation Chief Technology Officer LEGEND
Singapore Ragahavan, Vasudevan QT&T consulting ( Asia ) Pte Ltd Founder and CEO LEGEND
Malaysia Dr Sekar, Jaganathan Kenanga Investment Bank Director – Digital Strategy LEGEND
Singapore Manju, Jalali GLOBALFOUNDRIES VP & CIO IMIT LEGEND
Indonesia Sipriyanto Supriyanto PT. Pegadaian (Persero) SVP Strategic, Architecture, Planning LEGEND
Singapore Ashokraj, Vadivelu Intelizest Consulting Pte Ltd CEO LEGEND
India Vinay, Wandrekar Novartis Healthcare Pvt. Ltd. Business Information Security Expert LEGEND
India Roman Rafiq IGT Solutions VP – Global IT & Security MASTERS
Singapore Suresh, Subramaniam Yusen Logistics CIO LEGEND
Singapore Juliana, Chua Essilor Regional Director and Head, Digital Transformation MASTERS
Hong Kong Eddie, Chow InnoVi Limited Mr. MASTERS
India Amit Bhatia Jaquar Group Chief Information officer MASTERS
Phillipines Alex Ustaris Hijo Group of Companies CIO, CTO and Head of Shared Services Center LEGEND
Malaysia Setiaji, Setiaji West Java Provincial Goverment Head of ICT Agency LEGEND
India Sourav Sinha IndiGo Airlines Chief Information Officer LEGEND
India Mukesh Mehta Batlivala & Karani Securities India Ltd CTO – CISO LEGEND
India Sanjay Nagpal TV Today Network Ltd. Head – Technology LEGEND
Singapore Manoj Saxena RosettaNet Singapore GS1 digital standards consortium Chairman LEGEND
India Abhishek, Agarwal Energy Efficiency Services Limited Head – IT / Chief General Manager LEGEND
India Arun, Attri Wonder Cement Limited Vice President-IT LEGEND

About CIO 200 Summit

Established in 2017, The CIO 200 Summit is a multi-country CIO felicitation ceremony that recognises achievements of digital leaders. The CIO 200 Awards are not a competition but a celebration of the amazing lives of CIOs and their game-changing careers.

The 2019 edition of the event toured 15 countries and gathered over 3000+ delegates over a span of three months. Key stakeholders tabled roadmaps for strategic decision making and identified yardsticks that are the key drivers of growth in the digital world. The World CIO 200 Summit 2019 concluded over December 09-10 with a gala event at the Double Tree Hilton in Ras Al Khaimah. The highlights from the 2019 edition can be seen here.

About Global CIO Forum

The role of a CIO is one of the most critical one in today’s business and industry. Today, CIOs hold the future of innovation, productivity and competitiveness in their hands. At the Global CIO Forum, we not only provide our members with an exchange forum for best IT leadership strategies and practices to enhance business results, but we are also developing a strong voice to ensure that CIOs are represented at key industry and government decision tables. In other words: Integrate. Influence. Impact.

The Global CIO Forum’s mission is to represents IT Executives and CIOs globally. Currently working in META region and with expansion plans globally, the Global CIO Forum is a non-profit community of CIOs and IT leaders whose mission is to facilitate networking, sharing of best practices and executive development, and to collaborate on issues faced by the CIOs and IT executives.

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