It is important to meet the people who are judging nominations for CIO50 ASEAN. All nominations will be reviewed by this select judging panel, who will rate each section of the questionnaire in order to determine the final list. These responses will also form the basis of the profiles of 50 CIOs, which will be revealed in 2020. Let’s meet the judges.

Simon Piff

Vice President (Asia Pacific), IDC

Simon Piff is Vice President of Asia Pacific at IDC, based in Singapore. He advises both technology and business leaders, as well as IT suppliers on digital transformation, the CIO agenda and digital trust, as they relate to the ability of organisations to gain improved returns on their IT investments around hybrid cloud infrastructure, mobile productivity, the value of analytics and artificial intelligence (AI).

With a broad background across enterprise IT due to his experience over the years, from building an online business in Hong Kong in the 90's, to consulting in the early days of the internet (including designing ISP and intranet infrastructure) for Digital Equipment Corporation.

His years with Microsoft, whilst focused around Business Intelligence, exposed him to a range of application development, infrastructure and end user challenges and issues. At IDC, his portfolio has encompassed data management, hybrid multi-cloud architecture and more recently the coverage of blockchain technology and security has allowed him to focus on business issues and C-Suite needs and how these can support Digital Transformation initiatives.

Peter Nevin

CIO Executive Council Board

Peter Nevin was formerly the CIO of AUB Group, CIO of Geneva and is currently on the CIO Executive Council as director, board of advisors.

Peter has more than 30 years international experience bridging information technology, business strategy, change management, operations and executive leadership. He has held senior executive roles across both public and private sector organisations; from start-ups, SMEs to ASX listed corporations and multinationals.

He is recognised for possessing a rare talent for turning around failing operations, successfully integrating mergers and acquisitions and digitally transforming organisations to achieve international expansion and competitive advantage.

Nicola Dorling

CIO Executive Council Board

Nicola Dorling is CEO of ThinkTransformation, a Sydney-based strategy development and transformation specialist company. Prior to this, Nicola was global CTO of Cardno where she was responsible for developing a new digital strategy as a foundational element of the company’s future plans, whilst building, developing and standardising technology solutions and delivery across the global organisation.

Previously Nicola was the Digital Director of University of New South Wales (UNSW), driving alignment of the digital across all aspects of the university to drive improvements in student, academic and researcher experiences. Nicola has a strong finance and technology background and has held a number of roles from Head of Strategy, CFO, management Consulting and also Technology Director of Sydney Trains.

Nicola is also Chair of the Advisory Board of the CIO Executive Council and is passionate about enabling strategic change with leading edge technology application and using data to inform better customer experiences.

Tony Yortis

CIO Leader

Tony Yortis is a highly experienced C-level executive with over 25 years professional experience. He has delivered cultural transformations and has a track record of successfully leading organisations through large scale digital transformations, building new products and services and significantly improving overall organisational performance and profitable growth.

Tony has successfully implemented large business transformation change programs, ERP/CRM systems and digital capabilities that have transformed organisations, delivering revenue growth, improved operational performance and profitability.

Having held various senior global leadership roles in the engineering, industrial and professional services, health, public sector, fast-moving consumer goods, telecommunications and technology industries, Tony has developed multi-disciplinary skills

that have driven valued strategic and operational alignment of technology services and risk management.

Eva Wang

Former IT Director (Southeast Asia and Pacific) Adidas / CIO50 ASEAN 2019

Recognised during the inaugural CIO50 ASEAN in 2019, Eva Wang is an unconventional IT executive with demonstrated business strategy driven deliverables in sporting goods and consumer industry. Eva operates as a result-oriented executive with strong expertise in IT roadmap development, digital strategy implementation, business intelligence and multi-channel realisation.

Quinny Lei

Former Vice President of IT, AMOS Group / CIO50 ASEAN 2019

An esteemed IT professional, Quinny Lei has more than 20 years experience in international IT management, with roles ranging from Regional to Global Head of IT and most recently Vice President of Group IT at AMOS Group.

Quinny has a successful track record in managing large-scale IT contracts and projects for international businesses including BP, Western Digital, Lafarge, Wyeth Nutritionals, Fraser & Neave, RS Components, Donaldson Filtration and IMI Precision Engineering.

In 2019, Quinny was recognised as one of the top 50 senior technology executives driving business innovation, leadership and influencing rapid change during the inaugural CIO50 ASEAN.

Bridget Gray

Vice President of IT (Asia Pacific), Korn Ferry

Bridget Gray is Vice President IT of Korn Ferry, responsible for leading digital and technical transformation talent acquisition capabilities and solutions across Asia Pacific.

Bridget is passionate about supporting clients navigate the ever-evolving global technology and digital ecosystem and has spent the past two decades partnering with them to address their current and future talent requirements. Although her career has been varied in nature, technology has always been a central focus.

Prior to joining Korn Ferry, Bridget was in an executive role for 11 years at a global recruitment and outsourcing organisation where she launched the Asia Pacific business and held accountability for recruitment, executive search and offshore solutions. Prior to this, she led various talent businesses across APJ and Europe.

Bridget is also a Management Committee member of Females in IT and Telecoms, a well-established not-for-profit organisation in Australia. She is also an advisory board member for digital intelligence business Which-50.

Christopher Johnson

Head of Technology Operations, Charter Hall

Christopher Johnson has been working in the field of Information Technology for more than 25 years. He has industry experience in marketing, telecommunications, publishing, professional services, media and filmed entertainment.

Chris has held multiple “Chief Information Officer” and “Head of IT” roles throughout his career, and in his current position, he leads the Asia Pacific IT group for Hollywood’s largest film studio – the iconic, Twentieth Century Fox (A Walt Disney Company). Chris also holds multiple board positions in the not-for-profit space. Chris is also a CIO Executive Board Member.

David Robinson

Managing Director, &How Intelligence / CIO50 ASEAN 2019

David Robinson (Singapore), Managing Partner at &How Intelligence, Cloud & Cybersecurity Specialist, Keynote Speaker, Mentor & Advisor. David is an energetic, highly motivated, and skilled individual who brings a diverse range of managerial, consultative, and technical skills developed over the years in his various roles. David has worked in the financial, mining, state government, the federal government, and public sectors across Asia Pacific and the US.

James Henderson

Editorial Director (Asia Pacific), IDG Communications

As Editorial Director of Asia Pacific, James Henderson is responsible for developing the content, audience and partnership strategy of CIO, CSO and Channel publications across the region. James specialises in converting global technology trends into local insights, with a specific focus on ASEAN markets.

Andrea Benito

Editor of CIO Middle East

As Middle East editor based in Dubai, Andrea Benito complements the global brand and audience by proving localised content and insights. Andrea profiles CIOs and business technology leaders across Middle East, offering insights into business strategy, innovation and leadership. Prior to CIO, Andrea spent three years at IDG Spain, as Editor of Computerworld.

Divina Paredes

Former Editor of CIO New Zealand

Divina Paredes (@divinap) is a business technology writer based in Auckland, New Zealand. Divina has been covering the ICT sector for more than 20 years, most recently as Editor of CIO New Zealand.

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