22nd October 2015 – Focus Network is proudly partnering with the CIO Academy Asia for the 3rd Annual CIO Leaders Summit Singapore and has announced that Glen Francis will chair the two day Summit as the formal Master of Ceremonies, November 18 – 19 at the Resorts World, Sentosa.
This partnership will include CIO Academy Asia participation in the upcoming Singapore Summit as well as the 2016 Pacific Series Summit events held in Australia, Bali, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand.
“We’re thrilled to be working more closely with Glen and alongside the CIO Academy Asia for our Singapore Summit as well as our 2016 Pacific Series. As Master of Ceremonies for the 3rd Annual CIO Leaders Summit Singapore, Glen will provide a wealth of knowledge to the attending delegates and sponsors.” Tyron McGurgan, CEO Focus Network.
Glen Francis has over 20 years of technology experience and has served on a number of executive boards and forums. Glen enjoys creativity and innovation, and is well respected by his peers in the industry. He is the current President for IDeationEdgeAsia, President for CIO Academy Asia, Vice President for IT Management Association, he serves on two institutes of higher learning as their technology board adviser and he mentors several startup companies.
In his most recent appointment, Glen was the Group CIO for Global Logistic Properties Limited (“GLP”), responsible for Technology across the organization’s global operations across 76 cities. GLP is listed on the Singapore Exchange with a market capitalization of approximately US$10 billion. He joined GLP shortly after their listing in Singapore, and helped setup their technology platforms, security framework, data center, organizational, PMO, ITMO, and M&A requirements for expansion and joint ventures.
Before joining GLP, he was the Regional Head of IS, Asia Pacific for RS Components Pte Ltd (“RS”). He was part of the Global IS executive management team representing the Asia Pacific Business, reporting to Group Headquarters located in the United Kingdom. He was involved in the consolidation of the technology group regionally across Asia Pacific, and later globally with the UK operations. Glen was involved in helping to transform RS’s traditional business to one that is eCommerce.
Prior to RS, Glen worked at Aon as their Regional Director for Asia Pacific, leading the development of a newly formed corporate initiative called Revenue Engine. He has championed many transformational initiatives within the organization across different countries, functions and companies. He worked for the first 5 years as their head for eBusiness and IT in Asia Pacific before being promoted to Regional Director for Revenue Engine.
Glen also worked in Intel, Xircom leading their US$40 million digital transformation project. Prior to Intel, Glen worked in a startup for Pacific Internet, and he has helped in several other organizations.
Glen holds appointments on the following Boards
- President for IDeation Edge Asia (IDEA) www.ideationedgeasia.org
- President, CIO Academy Asia cioacademyasia.org
- Vice President for the IT Management Association (ITMA) www.itma.org.sg
- Information and Communications Technology Programme Advisory Committee for Singapore Institute of Management University www.sim.edu.sg
- School of Informatics & IT Advisory Committee for Temasek Polytechnic www.tp.edu.sg
- Workforce Development Agency’s (WDA) National Infocomm Competency Framework (NICF) Adoption Committee (2013) www.wda.gov.sg
CIO Academy Asia enables IT management gain relevant insights they need to excel and advance in their career. The institute is a platform where seasoned CIOs and experienced senior IT management executives impart their practical knowledge to guide learners on how they have navigated through complex issues and challenges within their industry. The learning is made relevant with experience practitioners giving their views on real-life industry collaborations. Their sharing and connection is invaluable, and can potentially help those who attend succeed in a fast changing business world driven by technology advancement. For more information, please visit: www.cioacademyasia.org
About Focus Network:
Focus Network organises business to business events across a range of industries throughout Asia Pacific. MCI brings senior decision makers together with suppliers and organises a series of roundtable discussions, face to face business meetings and keynote speaker sessions. These events give senior leaders of many industries the opportunity to learn about the latest technology and service offerings along with understanding and exchanging ideas with their peers on relevant industry topics through targeted workshops and sessions.
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