Singapore Summit : CIO.Inc Business Transformation Conference
In-person Summit July 12, 2023
Cybersecurity leaders say Southeast Asia has become a hotbed for cybercrime activities. In 2022, the region has experienced an increase in DDoS attacks, ransomware attacks, attacks against industrial control systems (ICS), business email compromises, and phishing attacks — the list is endless. The region must take a collaborative defense approach to respond to this new threat environment. The challenge for enterprises has been to ascertain how much risk they are willing to accept to accomplish their mission. In the hybrid and interconnected world, the noticeable change has been changing consumption patterns of security technologies, which require new ways to deploy frameworks. The enterprise’s success will depend on its endurance to balance offense and defense to mitigate these threats using the right tools, technologies, and best practices. To gain insights into how to establish a secure ecosystem in this dynamic world, attend ISMG's cybersecurity summit and explore diverse cybersecurity trends from ransomware to supply chain attacks, infrastructure security to automotive cybersecurity, endpoint security featuring AI, connected devices’ challenges, critical infrastructure vulnerabilities, ICS risk, crypto challenges, extended detection and response, cyber insurance, and more. You can also earn your CPE credits by attending the summit. ISMG's agendas provide actionable education and exclusive networking opportunities with your peers and our subject matter expert speakers.
ISMG's agendas provide actionable education and exclusive networking opportunities with your peers and our subject matter expert speakers.
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Day 2: Business Transformation: How Cloud-Based Platforms Help in Gaining Business Agility

Business agility is one of the key drivers for cloud adoption since it enables organizations to be more responsive to change and supports faster business processes and drastically reduces the time-to-market. There is an unprecedented opportunity that lies ahead with cloud adoption. But how does business drive agility using the cloud?

The session will cover:

  • How businesses are using cloud infrastructure to boost innovation and productivity
  • What is the CEO’s take on cloud as the most viable option for technology at scale
  • How do cloud-based platforms enable faster business outcomes
  • 10:00 AM
  • 10:29 AM
Are CXOs Falling for Baits: The Economics of Cloud Computing

The value potential of cloud may be enormous, but only for companies that understand the economics of cloud well. While moving to cloud seems inevitable, organizations are stuck in the legacy world of on-premises infrastructure. The economic and financial models are grounded in decades of traditional IT practices that are based on “owning” IT instead of “consuming” it.
As a consequence, companies are developing business cases, negotiating contracts and making economic calculations that don’t take into account the different financial approaches and models that are specific to cloud. Not only is this resulting in value derived from the cloud falling short of expectations, but it is also, in some cases, threatening cloud programs, with some businesses even considering reversing course.

The session will cover:

  • Making a business case for cloud
  • Capital-expenditure economics versus operating-expenditure economics
  • Elasticity benefits of cloud versus the on-prem infrastructure
  • Migration of cloud workloads
  • 10:30 AM
  • 10:59 AM
Networking Break
  • 11:00 AM
  • 11:14 AM
Enterprise of the Future: Does Cloud Address Infrastructure Challenges Impeding Growth?

The business world is witnessing a massive shift toward digital infrastructure focused on cloud computing. Companies are trying to optimize their infrastructure to address the increased complexity, scalability and security issues, and cloud seems to be the most viable answer. Beyond just the recognized advantages of cloud, the coming years will see how capabilities are built to enable seamless collaboration, harnessing strength of the hybrid cloud and practical applications for the IoT, AI and blockchain.

The session will cover:

  • How differently are businesses thinking about growth
  • How technology is being considered to assist in achieving growth objectives
  • Where does cloud fit into the technology roadmap to overcome infrastructure roadblocks
  • What are some of the niche cloud use cases that are already part of the plan or will be in the future?
  • 11:15 AM
  • 11:44 AM
Regulatory and Security Readiness: How Are CXOs Addressing Multiple Challenges?

COVID-19 accelerated cloud adoption trends, which otherwise seem irreversible. With the normalization of remote work, companies are now tasked to support and provide critical services to their off-site workforce. While it gives a great deal of flexibility, it also widens the threat surface and enables cyberattackers to exploit systems. 

A survey suggests that 27% of organizations have experienced a security incident in their public cloud infrastructure within the last 12 months. Regulators are seeking to tighten the rules around data sovereignty and localization, thus posing challenges for many industries to move to the cloud. While cloud adoption is on the rise, it is not free from multiple challenges. How are CXOs dealing with those?

The session will cover:

  • Identity and access issues in cloud
  • Cloud misconfigurations and multi-cloud management 
  • Dealing with data sovereignty and localization issues
  • Privacy of customer data   

  • 11:45 AM
  • 12:14 PM
Economics of Cloud Technology

The value potential of cloud may be enormous, but only for companies that understand the economics of cloud well. While moving to cloud seems inevitable, organizations are stuck in the legacy world of on-premises infrastructure. The economic and financial models are grounded in decades of traditional IT practices that are based on “owning” IT instead of “consuming” it.

As a consequence, companies are developing business cases, negotiating contracts and making economic calculations that don’t take into account the different financial approaches and models that are specific to cloud. Not only is this resulting in value derived from the cloud falling short of expectations, but it is also, in some cases, threatening cloud programs, with some businesses even considering reversing course.

The session will cover:

  • Making a business case for cloud
  • Capital-expenditure economics versus operating-expenditure economics
  • Elasticity benefits of cloud versus the on-prem infrastructure
  • Migration of cloud workloads

  • 12:15 PM
  • 12:44 PM
Lunch
  • 12:45 PM
  • 01:29 PM
Challenges of Shifting Paradigms: How to Plan Tech for the Future?

In the past two to three years, technology has impacted human lives in an unprecedented manner. From contactless transactions, digital supply chains, remote working and automation, technology has brought a myriad of opportunities for businesses to grow and adapt to the tectonic shifts that have taken place across domains. While this has created a wide array of operational possibilities for CTOs it has also posed challenges for even the most experienced and proficient of technology leaders. The changes have been massive and faster than anyone could have anticipated or prepared for. The key to success is how fast technology adapts to these changes and aligns itself to fulfil business objectives.

This session will cover:

  •  Replacing/upgrading legacy infrastructure with modern tools
  • Accounting for the uncertainty and the unknown: key changes on the mind of CIOs/CTOs to make the technology infrastructure more responsive, agile and secure
  • Take on automation and adoption of cloud solutions (like PaaS and SaaS) to counter the skills gap
  • How are CIOs/CTOs working with cloud service providers and cloud integrators for their unique needs to power the new workplace that is hybrid and agile

  • 01:30 PM
  • 01:59 PM
The Logical Approach to Data Architecture: Agility and Flexibility in times of Change

During times of crisis and uncertainty, organisations are even more pressured to take the right decisions fast. During “normal” times, there is often enough experience in the form of “gut feel” or past experience to navigate successfully. However, the last few years have confronted companies and societies in areas where those previous pointers are not applicable anymore. A data insight driven approach is therefore even more crucial for companies and organisations to react in such a fast changing environment. The Logical Approach for Data Architecture helps companies to integrate more data sources on-prem and in the cloud in a fast and agile way, assuring all available data can be taken into account for better insights and decision taking.

  • 02:00 PM
  • 02:29 PM

Cybersecurity leaders say Southeast Asia has become a hotbed for cybercrime activities. In 2022, the region has experienced an increase in DDoS attacks, ransomware attacks, attacks against industrial control systems (ICS), business email compromises, and phishing attacks — the list is endless. The region must take a collaborative defense approach to respond to this new threat environment. The challenge for enterprises has been to ascertain how much risk they are willing to accept to accomplish their mission. In the hybrid and interconnected world, the noticeable change has been changing consumption patterns of security technologies, which require new ways to deploy frameworks. The enterprise’s success will depend on its endurance to balance offense and defense to mitigate these threats using the right tools, technologies, and best practices. To gain insights into how to establish a secure ecosystem in this dynamic world, attend ISMG's cybersecurity summit and explore diverse cybersecurity trends from ransomware to supply chain attacks, infrastructure security to automotive cybersecurity, endpoint security featuring AI, connected devices’ challenges, critical infrastructure vulnerabilities, ICS risk, crypto challenges, extended detection and response, cyber insurance, and more. You can also earn your CPE credits by attending the summit. ISMG's agendas provide actionable education and exclusive networking opportunities with your peers and our subject matter expert speakers.
ISMG's agendas provide actionable education and exclusive networking opportunities with your peers and our subject matter expert speakers.

View Agenda
Day 2: Business Transformation: How Cloud-Based Platforms Help in Gaining Business Agility

Business agility is one of the key drivers for cloud adoption since it enables organizations to be more responsive to change and supports faster business processes and drastically reduces the time-to-market. There is an unprecedented opportunity that lies ahead with cloud adoption. But how does business drive agility using the cloud?

The session will cover:

  • How businesses are using cloud infrastructure to boost innovation and productivity
  • What is the CEO’s take on cloud as the most viable option for technology at scale
  • How do cloud-based platforms enable faster business outcomes
  • 10:00 AM
  • 10:29 AM
Are CXOs Falling for Baits: The Economics of Cloud Computing

The value potential of cloud may be enormous, but only for companies that understand the economics of cloud well. While moving to cloud seems inevitable, organizations are stuck in the legacy world of on-premises infrastructure. The economic and financial models are grounded in decades of traditional IT practices that are based on “owning” IT instead of “consuming” it.
As a consequence, companies are developing business cases, negotiating contracts and making economic calculations that don’t take into account the different financial approaches and models that are specific to cloud. Not only is this resulting in value derived from the cloud falling short of expectations, but it is also, in some cases, threatening cloud programs, with some businesses even considering reversing course.

The session will cover:

  • Making a business case for cloud
  • Capital-expenditure economics versus operating-expenditure economics
  • Elasticity benefits of cloud versus the on-prem infrastructure
  • Migration of cloud workloads
  • 10:30 AM
  • 10:59 AM
Networking Break
  • 11:00 AM
  • 11:14 AM
Enterprise of the Future: Does Cloud Address Infrastructure Challenges Impeding Growth?

The business world is witnessing a massive shift toward digital infrastructure focused on cloud computing. Companies are trying to optimize their infrastructure to address the increased complexity, scalability and security issues, and cloud seems to be the most viable answer. Beyond just the recognized advantages of cloud, the coming years will see how capabilities are built to enable seamless collaboration, harnessing strength of the hybrid cloud and practical applications for the IoT, AI and blockchain.

The session will cover:

  • How differently are businesses thinking about growth
  • How technology is being considered to assist in achieving growth objectives
  • Where does cloud fit into the technology roadmap to overcome infrastructure roadblocks
  • What are some of the niche cloud use cases that are already part of the plan or will be in the future?
  • 11:15 AM
  • 11:44 AM
Regulatory and Security Readiness: How Are CXOs Addressing Multiple Challenges?

COVID-19 accelerated cloud adoption trends, which otherwise seem irreversible. With the normalization of remote work, companies are now tasked to support and provide critical services to their off-site workforce. While it gives a great deal of flexibility, it also widens the threat surface and enables cyberattackers to exploit systems. 

A survey suggests that 27% of organizations have experienced a security incident in their public cloud infrastructure within the last 12 months. Regulators are seeking to tighten the rules around data sovereignty and localization, thus posing challenges for many industries to move to the cloud. While cloud adoption is on the rise, it is not free from multiple challenges. How are CXOs dealing with those?

The session will cover:

  • Identity and access issues in cloud
  • Cloud misconfigurations and multi-cloud management 
  • Dealing with data sovereignty and localization issues
  • Privacy of customer data   

  • 11:45 AM
  • 12:14 PM
Economics of Cloud Technology

The value potential of cloud may be enormous, but only for companies that understand the economics of cloud well. While moving to cloud seems inevitable, organizations are stuck in the legacy world of on-premises infrastructure. The economic and financial models are grounded in decades of traditional IT practices that are based on “owning” IT instead of “consuming” it.

As a consequence, companies are developing business cases, negotiating contracts and making economic calculations that don’t take into account the different financial approaches and models that are specific to cloud. Not only is this resulting in value derived from the cloud falling short of expectations, but it is also, in some cases, threatening cloud programs, with some businesses even considering reversing course.

The session will cover:

  • Making a business case for cloud
  • Capital-expenditure economics versus operating-expenditure economics
  • Elasticity benefits of cloud versus the on-prem infrastructure
  • Migration of cloud workloads

  • 12:15 PM
  • 12:44 PM
Lunch
  • 12:45 PM
  • 01:29 PM
Challenges of Shifting Paradigms: How to Plan Tech for the Future?

In the past two to three years, technology has impacted human lives in an unprecedented manner. From contactless transactions, digital supply chains, remote working and automation, technology has brought a myriad of opportunities for businesses to grow and adapt to the tectonic shifts that have taken place across domains. While this has created a wide array of operational possibilities for CTOs it has also posed challenges for even the most experienced and proficient of technology leaders. The changes have been massive and faster than anyone could have anticipated or prepared for. The key to success is how fast technology adapts to these changes and aligns itself to fulfil business objectives.

This session will cover:

  •  Replacing/upgrading legacy infrastructure with modern tools
  • Accounting for the uncertainty and the unknown: key changes on the mind of CIOs/CTOs to make the technology infrastructure more responsive, agile and secure
  • Take on automation and adoption of cloud solutions (like PaaS and SaaS) to counter the skills gap
  • How are CIOs/CTOs working with cloud service providers and cloud integrators for their unique needs to power the new workplace that is hybrid and agile

  • 01:30 PM
  • 01:59 PM
The Logical Approach to Data Architecture: Agility and Flexibility in times of Change

During times of crisis and uncertainty, organisations are even more pressured to take the right decisions fast. During “normal” times, there is often enough experience in the form of “gut feel” or past experience to navigate successfully. However, the last few years have confronted companies and societies in areas where those previous pointers are not applicable anymore. A data insight driven approach is therefore even more crucial for companies and organisations to react in such a fast changing environment. The Logical Approach for Data Architecture helps companies to integrate more data sources on-prem and in the cloud in a fast and agile way, assuring all available data can be taken into account for better insights and decision taking.

  • 02:00 PM
  • 02:29 PM

Speaker Interviews

July 12, 2023

Singapore Summit : CIO.Inc Business Transformation Conference