The CIO50 will be judged on three core pillars of Innovation; Leadership and Resiliency, honouring transformational, inspiring and enduring CIOs at both in-country and regional levels within Southeast Asia.

Under the Innovation pillar, the nomination will describe the technology innovation/s introduced over the past two years that have changed the way the business operates.

Meanwhile under the Leadership pillar, the nomination will describe the ways in which the technology leader has collaborated and influenced the organisation and its leadership team.

Specific to Resiliency, this new criteria has been introduced in recognition of the CIOs that ensured continuity of operations and systems during the early phase of Covid-19, before kick-starting efforts to reposition for growth during such a challenging and unpredictable period.