With the imminent implementation of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) by end 2015, this year’s Asian-Oceanian Computing Industry Organization (ASOCIO) PIKOM ICT Leadership Summit 2015 addresses the challenge of how the ICT sector should play a more active role in AEC’s overarching objective of transforming the ASEAN region into a ‘single production and market base’ for the world, which will in turn spillover to offer tremendous opportunities for the local ICT industry.
|(L-R)Stan Singh, C.S. Chin, Cheah & Eric Wong Announcing the ASOCIO PIKOM ICT Leadership Summit|
Hosted by PIKOM, the ASOCIO PIKOM ICT Leadership Summit 2015 is a C-level thought leadership event that is specially designed to cover the highest leadership trends and insights with the intent to spur innovation and adoption of new technologies and business models to drive ICT growth in the region. Themed “Reinventing Leadership in the Digital Age”, 2015’s summit will be held in conjunction with several other keynote events, notably the MSC Malaysia APICTA Awards ceremony and gala night.
Currently, ASOCIO represents over 10,000 ICT companies that generated a total revenue of over US$350 billion. ASOCIO PIKOM ICT Leadership Summit 2015 expects to see participation from over 500 C-Level executives and government officials from 24 Asian and Oceanian economies.
Key speakers who have confirmed for the event include Tan Sri Dr Lin See Yan (former Deputy Governor of Bank Negara), Tan Sri Munir Majid (Asean Business Advisory Council – Malaysia chairman), Goh Peng Ooi (founder of Silverlake), Ivan Teh (founder of Fusionex) and Fredrik Haren, author of the Ideas Book.
ASEAN’s ICT industry currently employs some 11.7 million people, contributing over US$32 billion (or over 3%) of the region’s GDP. This number is poised to grow significantly after AEC policy and program implementation formally takes shape by 31st December 2015 – giving rise to new opportunities in digital business trends that will drive ICT adoption in the region.