Join us at the 9th CIO Leaders Singapore Summit Be part of this years upcoming gathering where you will be able
to engage with the countries leading IT professionals on the
23rd June 2022, Grand Copthorne Waterfront, Singapore
Join us at the 9th CIO Leaders Singapore Summit Be part of this years upcoming gathering where you will be able
to engage with the countries leading IT professionals on the
23rd June 2022, Grand Copthorne Waterfront, Singapore
Summit Themes Key themes and topics are developed by our
standing committee and advisory board from
the country's most respected IT Leaders.
These will be addressed over the course
of the CIO Leaders Summit Singapore.








Cyber Security


Big Data


It as a Service





Join us at the 9th CIO Leaders
Singapore Summit


Join the gathering


The upcoming 9th CIO Leaders Singapore Summit 2022 will bring together over 150 of the country’s leading CIOs, Heads of IT, IT Directors and technology leaders on the 23rd June at the Grand Copthorne Waterfront, Singapore.

This years theme will be focused around ' Shifting from Information to innovation' where we will have over 20 presentations, workshops and roundtables taking place over the day.

Our attending audience will have the opportunity to personalise their own agenda and maximise their time out of the office by engaging in only the most relevant sessions for their business.

We also invite you along to our official networking drinks where you will have the opportunity to interact and catch up with your peers in a very relaxed setting.


Chris Bezuidenhout

Chris Bezuidenhout

Managing Director, CIB CIO APAC & Emerging Markets, Deutsche Bank AG

Steven Sim

Steven Sim

President, ISACA Singapore Chapter

Sandeep Gulati

Sandeep Gulati

Head of Analytics and Data Science, FairPrice group

Jia Yee Low

Jia Yee Low

Chief Technology Officer, Kenanga Investment Bank



The summit program is a draft and is subject to change.

Arrival & Registration


Welcome & Introduction

Tyron McGurgan, Chief Executive Officer, Focus Network


Master of Ceremonies – CIO Track

Christopher Tan, Institute of Systems Science, National University of Singapore


Christopher Tan

Christopher has over 25 years of experience in the ICT industry having spent much time in business development work. Currently, he is with the [...]

Opening Keynote Presentation – Enabling New Approaches to Organisational Digital Innovation in the Post-Pandemic Era

Chris Bezuidenhout, Managing Director, CIB CIO APAC & Emerging Markets, Deutsche Bank AG
As innovation becomes synonymous with disruption, IT leaders are distinctively set to evolve into innovation leaders. The need to building required competencies, skills to envision technology-driven business change and deliver on their commitments are essential.


Chris Bezuidenhout

I am an experienced CIO with a wealth of expertise in technology management, risk, finance and large-scale transformation for employers, [...]

Keynote Panel Discussion – Building a resilient and agile, data driven enterprise


Marcus Tan, Head of Cybersecurity Department, Institute for Infocomm Research, A*STAR
Daniel chu, Director of Sales Engineering, APAC, ExtraHop
Steven Sim, President, ISACA Singapore Chapter


Paolo Miranda, Vice President, (ISC)² Singapore


For today’s businesses, success means being data-driven. Generating value from vast amounts of data, engendering innovation and having agile and scalable business models necessitates the use of cloud technologies wherever possible. But adoption of new technologies creates risk which must be managed.

Cybersecurity postures need to be transformed to ensure that enterprises have visibility across expanded attack surfaces and are able to minimize the damage caused by breaches. This session will discuss accelerated adoption of new technologies as businesses rapidly digitalize, as well as the new cybersecurity risks that are created. We will also discuss the best ways to manage these risks to build resilience into your organisation.


Steven Sim

Steven Sim has worked for more than 24 years in the cybersecurity field with large end-user enterprises and critical infrastructures, undertaken [...]

Paolo Miranda

Paolo Miranda is the membership director of (ISC)² Singapore, lead faculty at NUS STMI, advisory board member of CIO Academy Asia and former [...]

Marcus Tan

Marcus is presently holding the appointment of Head of Cybersecurity Department at A*STAR’s Institute for Infocomm Research (I2R). He leads the [...]

Keynote Presentation – How to survive and thrive in an uncertain world as a business leader

Miao Song, Global Chief Information Officer, GLP
  • The world has been changing rapidly , this is what we have seen in the past two years.
  • There are a lot of uncertainties of the current business environment, such as political landscape, pandemic situation, etc.
  • It is important for the business leader to fully understand the global environment and the uncertainties when a business decision is made
  • The session will address the leadership skillsets , domain knowledge that are needed for the current and future business leaders
  • Will also talk about how business leaders should adjust in the dynamic post pandemic environment.


Miao Song

Miao Song joined GLP on 22 June 2021 as Global Chief Information Officer and Executive Committee member. Prior to GLP, Miao was the Global [...]

Networking Break


Workshop 1 – CIO Track – Is your data holding your business to ransom?

Gary Hallam, Director of Channel Business, EMEA & APAC, Delphix

One of the main aims of a CIO or technology leader is to guide the technology organisation to deliver growth, digitalisation, and efficiency for the business.

Delivering on the promises of digitalisation, cloud dynamics and hyper-scale efficiency requires effective, efficient, and practical management of data. Data mastery underpins the performance of all other aspects of business success.

But data has proven to be one of the most difficult aspects of technology to manage. In large organisations, key business information can be locked within data that is siloed, sensitive, unwieldy and time bound.

This presentation looks at the need to focus on democratising and securing data and outlines pragmatic ways of getting control of business data so that you can accelerate innovation, improve security, increase reliability, streamline operations, and save costs.

We will look at how you can:

  • Simplify data access within multi-generational architectures
  • Deliver data at speed by changing the data delivery paradigm
  • Automate data delivery
  • Empower your practitioners by arming them with data and self-service controls

As one of our larger financial services customers enthused after unleashing their data: "We saw new amounts of automation, new levels of sharing, new reports being delivered, the velocity of the kind of things that people were trying to do with the data went through the roof; it sky-rocketed, the 6 weeks to deliver data turned to 2 days, the answers are there now, whereas before we waited 3 months, we can move forwards or fail fast, we now have amazing collaboration between developers, analysts and business teams."


Gary Hallam

Gary is currently the director for channel business at Delphix across APAC and EMEA. Working with customers and partners he helps them [...]

One-to-One Meetings 1


Workshop 1 – CISO Track – Securing Endpoints and Ensuring Compliance

Matthew Burns, Associate Vice President, BigFix, Asia Pacific & Japan, HCL BigFix

Enterprises are under increasing pressure to protect data from breaches in an aggressive attack environment. Security professionals must re-evaluate their security software to adjust for new threats and risk with an eye on reducing complexity. In this session, you will hear;

  • How are enterprises dealing with compliance challenges around distributed workforces?
  • What are the key trends around data breaches, and how can organizations defend against those risks?
  • How can organizations consolidate security toolkits and software?


Matthew Burns

Matthew Burns is responsible for customer satisfaction and solution responsibility for the BigFix business in the Asia Pacific and Japan. He has [...]

One-to-One Meetings 2


Workshop 2 – A live journey of business transformation made possible via disruptive cyber protection technologies.

Ken Soh, CIO and Director, e-Strategies, BH Global

This presentation will focus on:

  • The cultural and cyber security mandates for business resiliency in the new world norm.
  • Innovate or evaporate: why continuous disruptive innovations are so important today?
  • The critical success and failure factors for a transformative CISO to happen.


Ken Soh

Ken Soh holds concurrent appoints as Group CIO of mainboard listed BH Global Corporation Limited since Mar 2014 and as the founding CEO of the [...]

Roundtable discussion 1 – CIO Track – Innovation in Digital Transformation

Mustafa Sabuwala, Principal - Financial Services, HCL Technologies, Singapore

The world was already inexorably moving towards digital. Recent events have accelerated the digital journey and ushered us into the era of digital business – where every company must become an innovative technology company.

In this session, we will cover some examples of innovative use of technology by traditional enterprises to manage the challenges of digital disruption in areas of customer acquisition, servicing and workforce development.

We will also discuss how the technology organization can support innovation for business by identifying latest technology, vendor identification, people training, change management and productionizing new transformation experiments.

Discover key actionable insights from our journey and leverage them to supercharge your digital transformation journey.


Mustafa Sabuwala

Mustafa is the Principal for Financial Services in HCL Technologies, Singapore. He has worked in various capacities in Software Development, [...]

Roundtable discussion 2 – CISO Track – Emerging AppSec Trends in 2022 and Beyond

Randeep Chhabra, General Manager, AppScan, Asia Pacific & Japan, HCL Software AppScan

Today Enterprise Applications are one of the most valuable IT asset for organizations, as these applications run critical business processes, conduct transactions and deliver offerings.  These applications are being built at the speed of DevOps to address aggressive Time to Market and Agility requirements.  Prioritizing speed without security in app development can lead to an uptick in critical vulnerabilities with disastrous results. To avoid this, organizations must address security earlier in the software development life cycle. While the security technologies across networking and operations are more commonly implemented to high standards, we see unique challenges and trends faced by clients in implementing effective application security programs.

Join the HCL Software AppScan roundtable session for a robust discussion on the following:

  • How are CISOs improving processes to integrate security into DevOps, and what challenges do they face?
  • What are the practices, techniques and strategies that can be used to achieve better application security?
  • What are the key trends for 2022 and beyond?


Randeep Chhabra

Randeep Chhabra leads the HCL AppScan business across Asia Pacific and Japan at HCL Software. Randeep has been actively working for more than a [...]

Roundtable discussion 3 – CIO Track – Driving Operational Success and Maximise Business Revenue Through Aligned Partnership

Adil Antia, SVP, Senior Partner – Technology & Solutions, FPT Asia Pacific
Jacky Koh, IT Director, KrisShop (a company of Singapore Airlines)

Technology has drastically evolved the way we do business and will continue to transform and expand its array. Staying on top of the technology trends will not only prevent opportunities lost but also bridge towards a seamless customer experience. Enterprises may engage a technology partner as part of their digital ecosystem - who co-creates optimal strategies and brings onboard the digital capital – for sustainable operations management.

Headquartered in Vietnam, FPT Software is the leading IT service providers, working with global enterprise to de-risk their digital transformation plans. Partnering with KrisShop (a company of Singapore Airlines), the session will elaborate a strategic collaboration that brings excellent digital experiences for operation and productivity growth.

Key Takeaways:
  • Insights to market trends that has accelerated need for innovation and transformation
  • Case Study of KrisShop:
    • Mind-set shift brought about by global supply chain disruption and the importance of digital capital
    • Thrive in the digital age through aligned partnership and win-win collaboration
    • Drive business values by becoming a consumer-centricity organization


Jacky Koh

Chief Technology Officer with 14+ years of executive-level experience identifying, qualifying, building and implementing enabling technologies. [...]

Adil Antia

Entrepreneurial executive with over 20 years of experience managing markets and business operations in IT & Consulting professional services. [...]

Roundtable discussion 4 – CISO Track – Has the Cyber Security Industry got it wrong when it comes to Data Security?

Reinhart Hansen, Director of Technology, Office of the CTO, Imperva

In this roundtable discussion we will challenge existing approaches and data security playbooks that security teams, CISO and security leaders keep investing in, yet seem to be largely ineffective.  So much has been invested in traditional data security and protection controls; Data Classification, DLP, Encryption, IAM, Data Masking and Tokenization. Yet this seems to fall short of being able to prevent the seemingly never-ending large-scale data loss events that we keep hearing and reading about in the media.

We will examine what data security leaders should be focusing on to modernise their data security programs and strategy so that they keep pace with the modern requirements for monitoring and securing data in their environments.

Topics/discussion points:

  • Why traditional data security controls have not kept pace with today’s demands.
  • With so many large-scale data breaches being reported, where was the SOC?
  • What data protection strategies can CISO’s adopt to help modernize their data security playbooks?
  • The need for AI, ML and behavior analytics in cybercrime detection, prevention, and investigation.


Reinhart Hansen

Reinhart is an experienced Information Technology and Cyber Security leader with over 25 years of experience.  His career is founded by a degree [...]

Networking Lunch


One-to-One Meetings 3


Workshop 3 – Modernize to maximum with cloud adoption in enterprise organization

Jia Yee Low, Chief Technology Officer, Kenanga Investment Bank

This presentation will focus on:

  • How organization transform from legacy to cloud adoption
  • How do we justify cloud adoption with business value


Jia Yee Low

CTO | Engineering | Enterprise Architecture | Digital Transformation | Microservices | Cloud | Data | Cyber Security  Technology enthusiast [...]

One-to-One Meetings 4


Workshop 4 – Risk, Visibility & Protection in a Distributed World

Justin Ong, APAC CISO, Panasonic Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd.

Cybersecurity attacks are like COVID-19, they are becoming much more sophisticated, asymptomatic, spreading like wildfire. However, unlike COVID-19 containment strategy, business cannot stay in isolation and adopt restriction.

In fact, business is expected to open up much more due to DX push as a surviving strategy to address COVID-19 impacts.

With connected world of DX, every business must address security risks beyond its own, to include remote working, IoT, Industrial 4.0 as well as customers, partners of its supply chain and value chain.

A complete relook for security management of total risks is required to protect, detect as well as respond effectively and timely.


Justin Ong

I have total 20 years of regional IT management experience with Panasonic Asia Pte. Ltd. covering APAC, providing shared services and innovative [...]

Keynote Presentation – Data Strategy: Approaches to Drive Cohesive Digital Transformation

Kshitij Mulay, Chief Information Officer - Global SK-II (Prestige Beauty), Procter & Gamble

This presentation will cover:

  • The why, what and how of successful digital transformation
  • Lessons learnt
  • Watchouts/pitfalls


Kshitij Mulay

Kshitij Mulay is a business impact driven technology executive with extensive experience in CIO and commercial IT leader roles across APAC in [...]

Closing Keynote Panel Presentation – Reducing Cybersecurity Complexity with Defence in Depth


Paulus Susanto, Head of IT - Singapore, Fullerton Health


Paolo Miranda, Vice President, (ISC)² Singapore


Today's Security Operations Centres (SOCs) are being overwhelmed as attack surfaces grow and the number of cybersecurity tools used increases complexity. Too many alerts, skills shortages and not enough automation is causing alert fatigue which can be very dangerous. In fact, Veqtor8 research, reveals that more than half of APAC enterprises are managing over 50 separate cybersecurity tools at the same time.

This panel will discuss how today's enterprises can reduce cybersecurity complexity and build defence in depth which can ensure that if one control fails, another control will detect and respond to an attack.


Paolo Miranda

Paolo Miranda is the membership director of (ISC)² Singapore, lead faculty at NUS STMI, advisory board member of CIO Academy Asia and former [...]

Paulus Susanto

Paulus is currently heading the Singapore IT Team at Fullerton Health Group. Prior to the work in healthcare, he was working in insurance [...]

Networking Drinks




We invite only the leading international and local experts to provide sessions on site, this allows for attendees to be taught by front-line executives that compress years of meaningful experience into a systematic, well organised learning program.


Keeping in line with the main goal of the event in achieving new relationships, we provide a huge amount of networking opportunities for attendees through breakfast, luncheons, cocktails and informal introductions.


Allowing both buyers and sellers the opportunity to engage with one another onsite in a series of prearranged business meetings. These provide both parties a great opportunity to build new relationships by interacting face to face.


Being able to experience different sessions is what makes this event unique; whether you are looking to attend an interactive workshop, roundtable, 1-1 meeting or panel discussion.


Interact and relax amongst your peers at the Networking lunch where you will have the opportunity to be part of the entertainment.


The summit is personalised for YOU, this means that what is important to your business is important to us. We create personalised itineraries around sessions you want to attend, allowing for your time to be spent wisely while out of the office.




Should you wish to attend this years upcoming 9th CIO Leaders Summit Singapore on the 23rd of June 2022, please purchase your tickets below

1 Ticket

USD $1990

  • Access to onsite mobile APP
  • Meals and refreshments
  • Access to all presentation sessions
    and roundtable discussions
  • Access to all presentation
    slides and photos
Group Ticket (2 - 4)

USD $1790

  • Access to onsite mobile APP
  • Meals and refreshments
  • Access to all presentation sessions
    and roundtable discussions
  • Access to all presentation
    slides and photos

USD $1470

  • Access to onsite mobile APP
  • Meals and refreshments
  • Access to all presentation sessions
    and roundtable discussions
  • Access to all presentation
    slides and photos


Trends in Cybersecurity – Andrew Milroy

Andrew Milroy, Founder, Veqtor8 APAC organisations are increasingly vulnerable to cybersecurity attacks. As digital transformation […]

Data Strategy: Approaches to Drive Cohesive Digital Transformation – Kshitij Mulay

Kshitij Mulay, Chief Information Officer – Global SK-II (Prestige Beauty), Procter & Gamble This presentation covered: The why, what […]

Risk, Visibility & Protection in a Distributed World – Justin Ong

Justin Ong, APAC CISO, Panasonic Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd. Cybersecurity attacks are like COVID-19, they are becoming much more […]

Modernize to maximum with cloud adoption in enterprise organization – Jia Yee Low

Jia Yee Low, Chief Technology Officer, Kenanga Investment Bank This presentation focused on: How organizations transform from legacy to […]

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Interact and engage with some of the strongest and most powerful brands from across Singapore.

'This Summit gave me direct contact with some of the key presenters and vendors. There is a good balance between keynotes, panel discussions and one to one meetings. It was not overloaded, giving ample opportunity to spend time networking.'



'My favourite thing about this event was the balanced mix of events – speakers, panels, one to ones and think tanks. The topics were interesting and the speakers great. The one on ones provided a pulse on what is happening in the space. And finally I thoroughly enjoyed the networking opportunities with my CIO peers.'



'This event was excellent! We all enjoyed getting to network with one another and meeting one to one with vendors. I found many of the keynote topics interesting and valuable also as they provided me with insightful information on applying technologies to address challenges.'



“This is one of the better events that I've been to in terms of the content. There's been a good amount of challenge sharing and practical examples that I was able to connect to. I've had conversations that I will follow up on and have already scheduled a catch up for next week from one of my one to one meetings.”









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