Cristina Lago

Editor

Cristina Lago is Editor at CIO UK, having previously worked in the ASEAN, Middle East and Africa editions of CIO.com. 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.

Top 10 Smart Cities in ASEAN

Top 10 Smart Cities in ASEAN

Our list of the top 10 smart cities in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).

Innovation at scale could be hampered by digital skills shortage in Southeast Asia, IDC research shows

Innovation at scale could be hampered by digital skills shortage in Southeast Asia, IDC research shows

A global skills deficit presents an important hurdle for enterprises aspiring to scale digital initiatives.

Top financial services CIOs in ASEAN
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Top financial services CIOs in ASEAN

Meet here 10 of the best IT executives across Southeast Asia.

CIOs in ASEAN: Salary expectations and job descriptions
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CIOs in ASEAN: Salary expectations and job descriptions

Chief Information Officers play an essential role within an organisation. Here we detail their responsibilities and salary in Southeast Asian countries.

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...

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

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.

5 steps to success for a new CIO

5 steps to success for a new CIO

As a newly appointed CIO, you won't lack of challenges ahead of you. Here CIO UK offer some tips to stay on top of the game and ensure an effective development in your role

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.

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