Event At A Glance

In the era of Industry 4.0, IT & Information Security is crucial to the sustainable development of enterprises and organizations. To build-up and function IT solutions serving tens of millions of users with increasingly optimal user experience; to leverage IT system in public services; and to sustain the information security system for seamless operation of Government organizations, civic organizations and businesses; the strategic vision and management roles of IT and Information Security leaders are vital.

For that reason, The ASEAN CIO|CSO Awards, annually organized since 2005, looks for and honors outstanding individuals in the ASEAN who achieve distinguished performance in leadership of IT and Information Security, contributing to the enterprise/organization and the community in an effective manner. With 12 consecutive years of successful organization, Asean CIO|CSO Awards Ceremony has become an important annual event gathering most brilliant and representative CIOs, CEOs from governmental organizations, civil organizations and enterprises in the ASEAN. Besides, the event is an opportunity for IT & Information Security leaders community to share and update on the latest development of IT and Information Security in Vietnam and Southeast Asia, and share the new aspects in their vision and their responsibilities for technology and business issues.

The ASEAN CIO|CSO Awards 2017 Press Conference & Awards Ceremony will honour 26 CIOs and CSOs from Vietnam and ASEAN region, including 9 CIOs of Government Sector from 4 Ministries, 3 Local Departments, 1 People’s Committee (of Da Nang City), and 1 Committee (Financial Supervisory Information Center); 5 CIOs of Enterprise Sector from 2 state owned enterprises, 2 private enterprises, 1 foreign-invested enterprise; 5 CIOs of Foreign Sector from 4 Financial and Banking enterprises and 1 Telecommunication enterprise (further information attached).

Board of Judges (BoJ) of ASEAN CIO|CSO Awards 2017 comprises 16 senior ICT leaders from National Committee on IT Application, The Office of Vietnam Central Party Committee, Ministry of Finance, General Department of Logistics & Technology – Ministry of Public Security, Vietnam Government Information Security Committee, high-profile leaders of multinational and Vietnamese ICT enterprises, etc. The evaluation process goes through following phases: nomination/ application, verification, face-to-face interview, and two evaluation meetings of BoJ.

The evaluation of potential candidates is based on separated evaluation criteria for CIOs and CSOs and marked in 3 levels: Excellent (3 points), Good (2 points), and Average (1 points). The final grading is the average of all marked criteria after BoJ Evaluation Meeting. Awards Winners are individuals with the highest score (high to low) according to the award structure (up to 20 CIOs and 10 CSOs). Evaluation criteria for CIOs are: Scale of Organization, Candidate’s qualification and experience, Highlight projects, Social responsibility. The criteria for CSOs are: Scale of Organization, Candidate’s qualification and experience, Positive impact on activities of organization, Information security performances and consequences, and Social responsibility.

ASEAN CIO|CSO Awards 2017 acknowledges the improvement and development on planning, building up strategies, strategic vision, implementing and improving information security in order to ensure information and data protection as well as the working process in organization and leadership rather than being a basic technology-oriented Award. Besides, BoJ highly appreciates the innovation, improvement of candidates which bring real benefits to their organizations.

Important milestones of ASEAN CIO|CSO Awards 2017:

+ For Board of Judges:

April 4th, 2017

1st  Meeting of BoJ

May 18th, 2017

Meeting of Government Committee and Enterprise Committee

June 23rd, 2017

Meeting of Foreign Committee

August 22nd, 2017

2nd  Meeting of BoJ

October 6th, 2017

ASEAN CIO|CSO Awarding Ceremony and Gala Dinner

 + For applicants:

April 4th, 2017 – July 4th, 2017

Receiving and collecting Nomination letter form

August 4th, 2017

Deadline for Application Form

October 6th, 2017

ASEAN CIO|CSO Awarding Ceremony and Gala Dinner