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.
|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|
|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.