2020 CIO50 ASEAN awards: Nominations are now open

The deadline to nominate yourself or someone else, at no cost, is 2 October 2020.

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CIO ASEAN is proud to launch the second running of the CIO50 ASEAN awards, recognising the top 50 senior technology executives driving innovation, strengthening resiliency and influencing rapid change. Reflective of IDG’s increasing commitment to the region, CIO50 ASEAN is aligned to a global awards program and viewed as a mark of excellence within the enterprise.

In 2020, CIO50 ASEAN 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 in Southeast Asia:

  • Under the innovation pillar, the nomination will describe the technology innovations introduced over the past two years that have changed the way the business operates.
  • 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.
  • Under the resiliency pillar, CIOs will be recognised for ensuring continuity of operations and systems during the early phase of the COVID-19 pandemic, before kick-starting efforts to reposition for growth during such a challenging and unpredictable period.

The role of technology leaders—whether CIO, CTO, CSO or CDO—continues to change at pace, driven by the emergence of new technologies and business models. CIO50 ASEAN will capture this change through highlighting the innovative work of individuals and organisations across the region.

Whether a small project or large company-wide initiative, entrants are encouraged to document the positive impact of technology and the business benefits of disruptive thinking. Use the CIO50 ASEAN submission form to enter at no charge. To understand better the characteristics of winning organizations, read the 2019 CIO50 ASEAN winner profiles.

CIO50 ASEAN awards entry criteria

The 2020 CIO50 ASEAN awards are open to the top technology leader within an organisation, the person who has overall responsibility and control of the IT vision and direction of the company. This C-level executive will provide innovation, leadership and resiliency within their organisation, while also being at the forefront of decision-making and strategic change. Entrants from both CIO50 ASEAN winners in 2019 and new entrants are welcome and encouraged.

Specifically, the 2020 CIO50 ASEAN questionnaire seeks to determine:

  • The technology innovations that have changed how an organisation operates.
  • Why the innovations are unique in the marketplace.
  • The efforts to ensure business resiliency during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • How the C-level executive collaborates and influences the organisation and its leadership team.
  • The role technology plays in helping the organisation achieve its objectives.

Nominations are now open and run until Friday, 2 October 2020. Submissions are free to enter and can be self-nominated or nominated on behalf of someone else, with all entries set to be reviewed by a select and independent CIO50 ASEAN judging panel, which will rate each section of the questionnaire to determine the final list.

Submissions will also form the basis of written profiles of all 50 technology leaders. This year will also see the introduction of three individual awards, acknowledging CIO excellence across innovation, leadership and resiliency.

The more powerful nominations will be the ones that can provide real-world examples of where technology and digital chiefs are successfully providing value to their organisations, driving innovation, and leading their teams.

The word count for responses to questions under each of the three pillars—innovation, leadership and resiliency—should be no more than 800 words per section (2,400 words in total for all pillars).

The 2020 CIO50 ASEAN winners will be unveiled during a virtually hosted celebration ceremony on Thursday 3 December hosted virtually, alongside dedicated editorial streams deep-diving into CIO next steps as Southeast Asia repositions for growth.

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