30 July 2021
In a world where COVID-19 has changed business as we know it, adapting to a digital-first way of working is no longer a good-to-have, but a must-have.
Business as usual is not quite so usual these days. But with new challenges, come new opportunities to continually transform and succeed – and it is all happening digitally. What this requires is a shift in mindset, as well as the ability, and agility, to utilise new technologies to build a digital future that will enable us to adapt and thrive no matter what changes might come.
This year’s workshop will explore how digital innovation can enable sustainability, public health and infrastructure to be future-proof. Our speakers will discuss how technology contributes to the sustainable development of business and society.
For the first time ever, the workshop will be fully virtual and will be hosted on a dedicated platform that will bring you the full experience.
Our Steering Committee comprises of ITMA representatives and other prominent IT leaders from both private and public sector organisations.
These individuals establish the focus of the workshop, pinpoint issues to address and invite visionaries and industry leaders to speak on these subjects.
Gan Kok Boon
Chairman, Steering Committee
Managing Director, Accenture
Airport Operations Management
Changi Airport Group
Yap Chee Yuen
Group Chief Information Officer
Chief Technology Officer
City Developments Limited
Director, Operations Technology
Singapore Food Agency
Seah Thiam Siong
Vice President (Admin)
Ministry of Education
Kwan Weng Mun
Dr Kwong Yuk Wah
Adjunct Professor, School of Computing, National University Singapore
Head of Group Technology Services
The CIO Workshop was created and piloted by Accenture USA in 1986. In 1988, Accenture Singapore brought the CIO Workshop to Singapore for the first time and jointly organized it in partnership with the Information Technology Management Association (ITMA). The ITMA was previously known as the Data Processing Management Association of Singapore. After more than two decades, Accenture has not only established deep expertise and experience working with CIOs, but has also developed a long-standing relationship with the ITMA in Singapore. The CIO Workshop has since become the longest-running annual forum where CIOs share best practices and discuss prevailing IT management issues. It is the only IT forum with a 30-year heritage.
In 2000, the bar was raised when the CIO Workshop took on a dual location format. Since then, delegates have had the opportunity to travel, learn from and network with their peers from another Asian city during the second leg of the workshop. Past destinations have included Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Taipei, Hong Kong, Seoul, Tokyo and, most recently, Shanghai. Today, the CIO Workshop has become the de-facto forum for CIOs of large private and public organizations in Singapore. Delegates return annually to the event to benefit from the rich content and valuable peer networking opportunities.
Gan Kok Boon
Managing Director, Accenture
Chairman for 34th CIO Workshop Steering Committee
Group CIO, Ministry of Communications and Information and Cluster Director, GovTech
President of ITMA
Minister Ong Ye Kung, Ministry of Health
Host: Ng Wee Wei, Country Managing Director for Singapore, Accenture
Insights: Forging Ahead with 5G
Regional Head of IT (SEA), PSA Corporation Limited
Chief Sustainability Officer, UOB
Insights: Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare
Professor Wong Tien Yin
Medical Director, Singapore National Eye Centre
Insights: Science behind Technology in Healthcare
Associate Professor Ling Xing Yi
Head of Division of Chemistry and Biological Chemistry, NTU Co-founder, Silver Factory Technology
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GUEST OF HONOUR
Ong Ye Kung
Minister for Health
Ong Ye Kung is the Minister for Health. He was elected Member of Parliament for Sembawang Group Representation Constituency (GRC) in September 2015, and was re-elected in July 2020 in Sembawang GRC.
He had held the positions of Minister for Transport, Minister for Education, Second Minister for Defence and board member of the Monetary Authority of Singapore. He is also the Chairman of the Chinese Development Assistance Council.
Prior to joining politics, he held various positions in Government, including Chief Executive Officer of the Singapore Workforce Development Agency, and Deputy Chief Negotiator for the US-Singapore Free Trade Agreement. He served several years in the Labour Movement, as the Deputy Secretary-General of the National Trades Union Congress, and spent some time in the private sector, as the Director of Group Strategy at Keppel Corporation.
Host for 34th CIO Workshop 2021
Diana Ser is a trailblazer in Singapore’s media industry, having spent over two decades telling stories and engaging audiences across platforms including print, television and radio. The past year has seen her interviewing Ministers on Covid-19 and tackling on-ground issues at hawker centres to working and studying at home on CNA’s Talking Point. She also kickstarted #ShowWeCare to raise money for the National Council of Social Service’s Invictus Fund, to help deliver critical services to vulnerable groups in the community during the circuit breaker period.
Eric Lim Jin Huei
Chief Sustainability Officer and Head of Group Finance
Mr Eric Lim is the Chief Sustainability Officer at UOB. He leads a dedicated corporate sustainability office that is focused on achieving the Bank's sustainability objectives of helping businesses to advance responsibly, steering consumer wealth to sustainable investments and fostering social inclusiveness and environmental well-being.
Regional Head of IT (SEA)
PSA Corporation Limited
Lawrence heads the Regional IT (South East Asia) team in PSA. In addition to overseeing the smooth fulfilment of IT services to PSA’s SEA business units, he is also responsible for the smooth provision of common infrastructure services (network, data centre & cybersecurity) for PSA Singapore Terminals. Prior to this appointment, Lawrence was heading up the Infocomm Technology (ICT) Division at PSA Singapore Terminals, the flagship terminal of PSA International.
Xing Yi Ling
Head of Division
Division of Chemistry and Biological Chemistry
Nanyang Technological University
Xing Yi Ling received her Ph.D. degree in Chemistry from University of Twente, the Netherlands in 2009. She then did a postdoctoral research at the University of California, Berkeley between 2009 -2011 under the Rubicon Fellowship from the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research. Xing Yi Ling joined Chemistry and Biological Chemistry division at Nanyang Technological University in 2011, where she was promoted to associate professor in 2016.
Ng Wee Wei
Country Managing Director
Ng Wee Wei is the country managing director for Accenture in Singapore. Based in Singapore, Wee Wei joined Accenture in 1995 and became a managing director in 2007. For over 25 years, she has been responsible for delivering large-scale IT initiatives across many government functions and ministries—supporting their drive to innovate and improve public service delivery through digitalisation. Wee Wei’s current role involves advising government leaders on critical steps that need to be taken to govern in the New. Her areas of expertise include Government-as-a-Platform initiatives, digital citizen services and future of work, with a focus on the shifting role of government and human-machine interaction.
Wong Tien Yin
Singapore National Eye Centre
Prof Wong completed medical school at the National University of Singapore (NUS). He obtained a MPH and PhD from the Johns Hopkins University, USA and received his clinical residency training in ophthalmology at the Singapore National Eye Centre (SNEC). Prof Wong is currently the Medical Director of the SNEC, and was previously Chair of the Department of Ophthalmology at NUS and Chair of the University of Melbourne, Australia.
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