30 July 2021

Rethinking Our
Digital Future

ABOUT

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.

STEERING COMMITTEE

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
CIO Workshop
Managing Director, Accenture

Jayson Goh

Managing Director
Airport Operations Management
Changi Airport Group

Yap Chee Yuen

Group Chief Information Officer
Surbana Jurong

Ivan Ng

Chief Technology Officer
City Developments Limited

Eugene Chang

Director, Operations Technology
Singapore Food Agency

Seah Thiam Siong

Vice President (Admin)
Ministry of Education

Kwan Weng Mun

Consultant
CADVision

Dr Kwong Yuk Wah

Adjunct Professor, School of Computing, National University Singapore

Eugene Lau

Head of Group Technology Services
OCBC Bank

CIO STORY

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.

AGENDA

09:00am

Registration

10:05am

Welcome Address

Gan Kok Boon
Managing Director, Accenture
Chairman for 34th CIO Workshop Steering Committee

10:10am

Opening Remarks

Alvin Tan
Group CIO, Ministry of Communications and Information and Cluster Director, GovTech
President of ITMA

10:15am

Fireside Chat

Minister Ong Ye Kung, Ministry of Health
Host: Ng Wee Wei, Country Managing Director for Singapore, Accenture

10:45am

Insights: Forging Ahead with 5G

Lawrence Ng
Regional Head of IT (SEA), PSA Corporation Limited

11:20am

Insights: Sustainability

Eric Lim
Chief Sustainability Officer, UOB

11:55pm

Insights: Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare

Professor Wong Tien Yin
Medical Director, Singapore National Eye Centre

12:30pm

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

13:05pm

Closing Remarks

13:10pm

End of Event

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.

SPEAKERS

Diana Ser
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
UOB

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.

Lawrence Ng
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
Accenture Singapore

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
Medical Director
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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CONTACT

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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.

Concurrently, Eric is also the Head of Group Finance, where he is responsible for the Bank’s core finance functions spanning financial strategy, capital management, regulatory and financial reporting, tax management, business finance and performance management.
Eric holds positions in other key UOB management committees, including Chairperson of the Group Sustainability Committee. He is also a member of the Asset and Liability Committee and the Management Committee, and holds directorships in UOB affiliated companies.

Prior to joining UOB, Eric was Managing Director and Head of Wholesale Banking Finance, Singapore and Southeast Asia for Standard Chartered Bank, responsible for driving the strategic partnership between the wholesale business and finance teams. During this time, Eric was responsible for the finance functions covering commercial banking, financial markets and investment banking.

Eric began his career with GE Capital where he took on various executive positions in the areas of financial planning and analysis, mergers and acquisitions, audit and controllership. He lived and worked in more than 20 countries, with particular focus in the USA and Japan during that time.
Eric holds a Bachelor of Accounting from the Nanyang Technological University and an Executive Master of Business Administration from the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University.

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. In this role, he was responsible for the overall development, provisioning and smooth delivery & execution of all ICT systems and functions in support of the various business units within Singapore Terminals.

Lawrence brings with him 20+ years of industry and management experience in Enterprise IT systems and ICT Infrastructure. Since joining PSA in 1996, he has taken up several roles within the organization and has established a good track record of successful large-scale project implementations, both locally and globally. Leveraging on his expertise and experience, he currently serves as a mentor in PSA UnboXed, the corporate venture capital arm of PSA International that seeks to invest in start-ups with innovations that bring strategic value to PSA. He is also on the board of directors of several PSA subsidiaries & joint venture companies – Portnet.com, CrimsonLogic & Beibu Gulf PSA Portnet.

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.

She is the recipient of the Asian Rising Star Lectureship, the Asian Chemical Congress (2019), Lectureship Awardee at the Chemical Society Japan Annual Meeting (2016), L’ORÉAL Singapore for Women in Science National Fellowship (2015), the Asian and Oceanian Photochemistry Association prize for Young Scientist (2014), Singapore National Research Foundation Fellowship (2012), Rubicon Fellowship by the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (2009), and IUPAC Young Chemist award (2009). Her research group focuses using nanotechnology for fundamental studies and applications in catalysis, sensing, and diagnosis. She is the co-founder of Silver Factory Technology.

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.


Prof Wong has published >1,300 peer-reviewed papers (h-index of 148, 2018 Highly Cited Researcher). He has given >400 invited named, plenary, and symposium lectures globally, and received >US$50 million in grant funding. He is a two-times recipient of the Singapore Translational Researcher (STaR) Award (2008 and 2014). He is a Board member of the International Council of Ophthalmology, the Academy of Medicine Singapore, the Singapore Medical Council, and the National Medical Research Council Singapore.

For his contributions, Prof Wong has been recognized with the Australian Commonwealth Health Minister’s Award, the Arnall Patz Medal from the Macula Society, the Alcon Research Institute Award and others. He has received the National Outstanding Clinician Scientist Award, the President’s Science Award (2010), and the President’s Science and Technology Award (2014), the highest awards for healthcare and scientific contribution in Singapore.

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