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.

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.

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,...

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).

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)...

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...

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.

How the National Theatre is fostering collaboration across teams

How the National Theatre is fostering collaboration across teams

George Tunnicliffe, Head of IT Operations at the National Theatre, credits collaboration between his department and the rest of the organisation for the reduction in ticket incidents

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...

PacificLight Head of IT tackles transformation

PacificLight Head of IT tackles transformation

Stephen Lo, Head of IT at PacificLight, talks about the transformation that the company carried out to get ready for the liberalisation of Singapore's consumer electricity market in April 2018

What CIOs can learn from startups

What CIOs can learn from startups

As startups continue to dominate the digital landscape, what lessons can today’s CIO learn from these emerging companies?

The state of digital banking in ASEAN

The state of digital banking in ASEAN

Digital banking is offering a wide variety of opportunities to the challenges faced by the unbanked population in the region and to meet the demands of the millennial generation

What's the state of healthtech in Southeast Asia?

What's the state of healthtech in Southeast Asia?

The Asian healthtech industry closed 2018 with a record-breaking US$6.3 billion in funding, making it the second-largest digital health ecosystem in the world, surpassed only by the US

CISO Tips: How CISOs can reduce risk

CISO Tips: How CISOs can reduce risk

Today cybersecurity is an integral part of any business. Here we have 5 essential tips that CISOs can use to reduce risk from a leading cybersecurity expert in the ASEAN region

What does the future CIO role look like?

What does the future CIO role look like?

In this piece we explore the skills that CIOs should consider when going through transformation journeys and looking at the future challenges of their job.

Beyonics CIO on digital transformation in the manufacturing industry

Beyonics CIO on digital transformation in the manufacturing industry

The speed in which technology is evolving today and the imperative to meet customer satisfaction have made businesses across different industries to embrace with open arms digital transformation (DX).

CIO discusses what ASEAN firms can do to improve cybersecurity

CIO discusses what ASEAN firms can do to improve cybersecurity

With nearly two decades of experience in the field, Faisal Yahya believes that when it comes to cybersecurity initiatives, there is “always room for improvement in each and everyone” even among the “best prepared countries and...

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