I have an announcement to make. The region’s leading enterprise IT media company, Fairfax Business Media Asia (FBM Asia)–the publisher of MIS Asia–and customised research firm IDC Asia Pacific (IDC AP), have entered a strategic partnership to serve you, the senior information executives of Asia, better with two major platforms.
The first is a series of events under the banner of CIO Summit (formerly known as the MIS Asia IT Summit), which will first be held in Singapore in August, and subsequently in Malaysia in September, before it makes its way elsewhere across the region.
Starting with the 2012, its first, edition, the CIO Summit will be a conference unlike any other you have ever seen before in Asia.
You may have heard a lot of event organisers and lesser media houses talk about having conferences that host programmes specially designed to meet the information and professional networking needs of the most progressive and forward-thinking members of their readership and such.
But seriously, how many of these have you seen come true?
We at FBM Asia and IDC AP have taken steps to make sure we deliver on every single promise we make with this new programme.
Success has been hardwired into the programme: the agenda and theme of each CIO Summit will be drawn up in close consultation with a panel of Asia’s leading enterprise IT leaders. The members of this select panel of advisors will ultimately be the ones deciding on the content mix of each edition of the CIO Summit.
The second platform to come out of this partnership is the newly expanded IT Excellence Awards (ITX), an annual recognition programme–formerly known as the MIS Asia IT Excellence Awards–that honours the enterprise IT leaders who have made the greatest strategic and operational contributions to their respective business organisations. Also very noteworthy is the fact that the ITX 2012 sees the introduction of a new category–Emerging Technologies–which specifically seeks to reward bold deployment by early adopters of nascent or new technologies that have delivered top dollar returns.
That leads me to my last point here. We have begun the call for nominations for the brand new ITX 2012. Please make your way to www.cio-asia.com/microsites/cio/ciosummit2012/, download the form, fill it out and file it with us—to get due acknowledgement and recognition for the contributions you have made to your organisation.
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