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.

How Africa is preparing its youth for the future of work

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,...

The biggest data breaches in the Middle East

The biggest data breaches in the Middle East

Unlike other regions across the globe, where finance data is the main target for cyber attackers, the Middle East is witnessing a surge in political and strategic hacking. Here's a list with some of the most serious breaches from...

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)...

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