APJ smartCIO

Welcome to our ninth edition of smartCIO 
our e-magazine covering the latest technology and leadership insights across the Asia Pacific and Japan region.

In this issue, we speak with technology leaders to understand how they partner across the organisation to achieve meaningful innovation.

smartCIO 9th Edition

Stories in this issue.


The five Cs of an innovative CIO.

For May Yap, Senior VP and Global CIO at Jabil, driving business innovation and smart technology in the company comes down to a simple philosophy. She calls “the Five Cs.”


Constructing customer-first tech experiences.

In the hands-on business of plumbing and bathroom supplies, Reece’s CTO Marcos Kurowski aims to supply construction workers and customers with the right digital tools.


Incremental or radical, innovation in any form is a must.

Dr. Deny Rahardjo, Group Chief Information and Digital Officer and Sime Darby Berhad on staying relevant in your industry and IT having a seat at the decision-making table to drive innovation.


How AI and ML are powering the future of work.

Sayan Chakraborty, Co-President at Workday, discusses how AI and ML have become embedded into the core of the organisation’s platform.


How CIOs might frame the new age of uncertainty.

Martin Veitch, Former Editorial Director, IDG Connect, on the CIO’s need to adopt a boxer’s stance to address risks and opportunities. Innovation comes naturally to those who are prepared.


Taking a people-first approach to transformation.

Nole Walkingshaw, Chief Innovation Officer at Salt Lake City Corp., believes people, not technology, should come first when organisations embark on a digital transformation journey.

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Previous Issues

Missed our previous issues of smartCIO? You can find all past issues below:



smartCIO 8th Edition

8th Edition: The Art of Collaboration

smartCIO 7th Edition

7th Edition: Creating an Adaptable IT Architecture

smartCIO 6th Edition

6th Edition: Technology and Business Culture

smartCIO 5th Edition

5th Edition: Bridging the Acceleration Gap

smartCIO 4th Edition

4th Edition: Digital Agility in Action

smartCIO 3rd Edition

3rd Edition: The CIO Mission - Driving Transformational Agility

smartCIO 2nd Edition

2nd Edition: How Digital Transformation Is Shaping Industries

smartCIO 1st Edition

1st Edition: A CIO Reborn