(CPV) - CIO Summit 2012 with the theme “Build vs. Buy and Scalability vs. Capability” took place in Hanoi on July 19. This event is organized by International Data Group (IDG) in conjunction with the CEO&CIO club.
“CIO ASEAN Awards” was first hold in 2005 based on the initiative of IDG Vietnam with the support from National Steering Committee on ICT - Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC), Ministry of Home Affairs and VCCI.
In its 7-year history, this prize has successfully honored 64 outstanding CIOs from 10 countries in ASEAN region. The evaluating council of this award includes prestigious IT professionals, representatives from authorities, leading IT companies, social organizations and the IT community.
The evaluation criteria this year are also updated in order to catch up with the enhancement of CIOs’ competences these days focusing on strategic vision, organizing skills, leadership skills, innovation and creativity. The highlight of this year award will be “Social development and community serve”. Therefore, candidates will be evaluated based on not only their impacts inside their organizations but also their contributions to the society.
The scope of this year ward has been expanded. Candidates will be divided into 2 groups public sector and business sector, in which each group has its own sub-groups. Public sector includes central and local levels while business sector will cover 7 main industries: banking, finance, insurance; IT and communication; health, education, research; services, commerce; production, transportation, logistics, energy, agriculture and others.
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88 nominations/applicants have been received since the award was launched with the highest number from Vietnam (50 nominations/applicants), followed by Cambodia and Thailand (8 nominations/applicants), Singapore (6 nominations/applicants), Indonesia (5 nominations/applicants) and the Philippines, Brunei, Laos (1 nominations/applicants each).
Finally, the evaluating council has chosen 16 outstanding candidates to receive the prize, in which 10 come from Vietnam.
List of Vietnamese officials: Tran Quoc Binh – Director of National Hospital of Traditional Medicine, Dang Kim Giao – Director of Information Center (Ministry of Construction), Nguyen Nam Hai – Director of Computer Center (Vietnam National University – Hanoi), Nguyen Minh Hong – Director of Department of Information and Communications of Quang Ninh province, Nguyen Quoc Khanh – CIO Maritime Bank, Quach Tuan Ngoc – Director of IT Department (Ministry of Education and Training), Ho Duc Phuoc – Chairman of the People's Committee of Nghe An province, Phu Quoc Si - CIO Big C Supermarket, Tran Thi Thai - Vice Chairwoman of the People's Committee of Dong Thap province, and Pham Cong Uan – Director of Credit Information Centre (State Bank of Vietnam).
This year’s program content consists of both keynote and in-depth discussion sessions in order to provide an open space dialogue between the CIOs, which is expected to help them gain a comprehensive and multidimensional point of view.
The summit will be started by a roundtable discussion named “CIO executive breakfast”. In keynotes session, there are 5 presentations of foreign leaders, experts from organizations/enterprises in ASEAN region.
In addition, there will be two in-depth discussion session covering the 2 topics: sharing practical experience obtained through the information technology projects, which have been made to develop the organization, by in-depth analysis of the most successful one and the impact of technology development on companies’ products and services, especially in banking and finance industry.
CIO Summit 2012 aims at maintaining the position as a pioneering and prestigious forum to help organizations, enterprises get the right perspective about the role and responsibility of CIOs. Furthermore, this year’s summit hopes to render a deep and comprehensive look on infrastructure for equipping modern technology in the context of IT booming now./.