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.

Middle East oil and gas CIOs confront digital transformation hurdles

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

Emirates NBD CIO speaks out on how to attract and retain tech talent

Emirates NBD CIO speaks out on how to attract and retain tech talent

Miguel Rio Tinto, Group Chief Information Officer at Emirates NBD bank, discusses with CIO Middle East why tech professionals are opting for Silicon Valley instead of Wall Street

Singapore CIOs worry: Is IT becoming too complex to handle?

Singapore CIOs worry: Is IT becoming too complex to handle?

The 2019-20 Global CIO report, released on September 19, found that 84 percent of CIOs think that it could soon become extremely difficult to manage IT efficiently as complexity continues to grow

Why Southeast Asia is the new Mecca for data centres

Why Southeast Asia is the new Mecca for data centres

Solid IT infrastructure, server market and uninterruptible power supplies are making ASEAN countries an attractive market for regional and international companies to relocate their data centres.

How Africa is preparing its youth for the future of work

How Africa is preparing its youth for the future of work

Soaring youth unemployment poses one of the most important challenges for today’s economies, both in developed and developing countries.

Why the future of Africa’s energy industry is green

Why the future of Africa’s energy industry is green

Despite the growing dependence on fossil fuels for power generation, renewable technology initiatives are gaining strength across sub-Saharan countries.

The culture of outsourcing in Africa

The culture of outsourcing in Africa

Fast-growing economies, developing IT infrastructure and cheap labour is luring multinationals and big companies to outsource their BPO and ITO services to sub-Saharan countries.

How digital banking is boosting financial inclusion in Africa

How digital banking is boosting financial inclusion in Africa

After the success of mobile money solutions in countries with large unbanked populations, mainstream banks are focusing on developing digital banking initiatives across Sub-Saharan Africa.

Inside Singapore’s National Digital Identity programme

Inside Singapore’s National Digital Identity programme

Quek Sin Kwok, Senior Director of Singapore’s National Digital Identity programme, speaks about the upcoming digital scheme and the lessons learnt from UK Verify's system.

How to find and implement emerging technologies as a CIO

How to find and implement emerging technologies as a CIO

Emerging technologies can be beneficial to your organisation but which one should you look for?

Petrofac steps towards digital transformation

Petrofac steps towards digital transformation

Despite being a technology-heavy sector - as well as the biggest in terms of monetary value – oil and gas remains a very traditional trade. According to Fady Sleiman, Chief Digital Officer (CDO) at oilfield services giant Petrofac,...

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