Cristina Lago

Online Editor

Cristina Lago is Online Editor of CIO ASEAN, CIO Africa, 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.

CIOs in ASEAN: Salary expectations & job description

How 9 Middle Eastern countries are jump-starting blockchain development

How 9 Middle Eastern countries are jump-starting blockchain development

As blockchain continues to develop, more and more governments in the MENA region are taking on the technology to address national issues ranging central banking to humanitarian aid

The biggest data breaches in Southeast Asia
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The biggest data breaches in Southeast Asia

Major data breaches in Southeast Asian countries evidence the region's weaknesses in the areas of cybersecurity and data protection. Here we have compiled the biggest data breaches in recent years - and expert advice on how to avoid...

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

While the Middle East cloud computing market is still in a nascent stage, recent data centre openings and government-supported projects are making the cloud a viable option for many enterprises.

How is AI benefiting industries throughout Southeast Asia?
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How is AI benefiting industries throughout Southeast Asia?

Although still lagging behind the main global AI hubs, businesses in ASEAN countries have begun experimenting with the possibilities that artificial intelligence can bring the workforce.

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

Innovative blockchain startups paving the way to applications for a variety of industrial sectors and vertical markets including insurance, finance, digital content, gaming and more.

How CIOs in Southeast Asia can close the tech skills gap
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How CIOs in Southeast Asia can close the tech skills gap

Businesses in Southeast Asia must adapt to overcome a technology talent deficit in the next decade.

SE Asian CIOs should prioritise trust in 2020

SE Asian CIOs should prioritise trust in 2020

2020 will be a year of people management for CIOs, according to the latest forecast by American research company Forrester.

Q&A: How ADNOC aims to lead digital transformation for oil and gas

Q&A: How ADNOC aims to lead digital transformation for oil and gas

ADNOC's SVP Digital, Abdul Nasser al Mughairbi, speaks about the implementation of blockchain across the organisation and on the challenges of retaining talent.

How CIOs can help drive smart city networks in ASEAN

How CIOs can help drive smart city networks in ASEAN

The rapid urbanisation of Southeast Asian cities is driving smart city initiatives – and providing new challenges for CIOs

Middle East oil and gas CIOs confront digital transformation hurdles

Middle East oil and gas CIOs confront digital transformation hurdles

The Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (ADIPEC) spotlights cultural challenges to innovation and management of change processes.

Top 10 blockchain startups in Southeast Asia

Top 10 blockchain startups in Southeast Asia

Listicle with 10 of the most innovative startups in the Southeast Asian region

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