Cristina Lago

Online Editor

Cristina Lago is Online Editor of CIO ASEAN and CIO Middle East. She holds a degree in Hebrew and Israeli Studies from SOAS, University of London, and before joining IDG she worked in the arts and charity sector, where she developed a strong interest in digital transformation. Cristina is particularly keen on cybersecurity, the ethical implications of AI and the societal impact of emerging technologies.

The biggest data breaches in the Middle East

Singapore and Malaysia smart city projects among IDC's SCAPA winners

Singapore and Malaysia smart city projects among IDC's SCAPA winners

Smart city projects from Singapore and Malaysia have been recognised as ‘outstanding’ at the recent IDC Annual 2019 Smart City Asia/Pacific Awards (SCAPA).

Cloud computing in the Middle East: The next big tech market?

Cloud computing in the Middle East: The next big tech market?

Although still in its early stages, recent developments such as the opening of data centres and optimistic spending forecasts might soon be turning the tide of cloud computing growth in the MENA region.

How to implement a successful cybersecurity plan

How to implement a successful cybersecurity plan

How to implement a successful cybersecurity plan

Top government CIOs in Southeast Asia

Top government CIOs in Southeast Asia

The CIO role is more important than ever, as lines between technology and business become blurred. Here we have gathered the profiles of five top CIOs within the government sector in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)...

The talent crunch: What are the most in-demand skills in the Middle East?

The talent crunch: What are the most in-demand skills in the Middle East?

The swift pace at which modern technologies and business models are evolving, matched by an inadequate access to education for great sectors of the population, is causing a talent and skills crunch in economies and organisations...

CIOs in the Middle East: Job description and salary expectations

CIOs in the Middle East: Job description and salary expectations

As digital transformation and the Fourth Industrial Revolution continue to reshape the global economy, CIOs and IT leaders across the Middle East are coming under mounting pressure to recalibrate their organisations and drive...

Top 10 Smart Cities in ASEAN

Top 10 Smart Cities in ASEAN

List of the top 10 smart cities in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), including Phuket, Mandalay, Singapore, Hanoi, Jakarta, New Clark City, Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok, Makassar and Danang.

Here's how Middle East startups are bringing innovation to blockchain

Here's how Middle East startups are bringing innovation to blockchain

Although the adoption of blockchain across the Middle East is still in its early stages, startups across the region are beginning to explore the potential that it can bring to industries such as transport, healthtech or gaming.

How 9 Middle Eastern countries are jump-starting blockchain development

How 9 Middle Eastern countries are jump-starting blockchain development

Across the Middle East, industries as different as finance, education or healthcare are now considering the advantages that the versatility, security and transparency of blockchain can offer businesses and the public sector.

How UCARE.AI is making healthcare more efficient with AI

How UCARE.AI is making healthcare more efficient with AI

Neal Liu, CTO and co-founder of the Singaporean startup, explains how UCARE.AI’s solution is helping Parkway Pantai group improve its bill estimates by 60% using artificial intelligence.

The state of cloud computing in Southeast Asia

The state of cloud computing in Southeast Asia

Cloud computing (or simply ‘the cloud’) has now long been established as a core technology that signals a shift from the traditional, legacy way of operating - and it’s still growing. Here we review the state of cloud computing across...

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