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IAC 2021 Mini Conference "COVID-19, Digital Resilience and Economic Recovery in the Age of AI, Robotics and 5G"

DATE: December 7th & 8th, 2021 (Virtual)


  • December 7, 2021 AT 7:30 AM - 1030 AM - Eastern Time (US and Canada)
  • 8:30 PM - 11:30 PM TOKYO TIME
  • December 8, 2021 AT 7:30 AM - 10:30 AM - Eastern Time (US and Canada)
  • 8:30 PM - 11:30 PM TOKYO TIME

The International Academy of CIO (IAC) 2021 Mini Conference is set for December 7th & 8th, 2021 with timely topics featuring COVID-19, Digital Resilience and Economic Recovery in the Age of AI, Robotics and 5G.

The mini conference will explore technology and country responses to COVID-19, the subsequent and ongoing economic recovery and current industry and supply chain challenges.

The mini conference will also consider new opportunities arising from the development of AI, Robotics and 5G in light of COVID-19 and the economic recovery.

The IAC 2021 Mini Conference brings together government, private sector and academia speakers and participants.

Speakers include:

Hong-Wei Jyan, Director General, Department of Cyber Security, Executive Yuan (Cabinet), Taiwan (ROC)

Hiroko Kudo, Ph.D., Professor Public Policy and Management, Chuo University, Japan

Alexander Ryzhov, Ph.D., Professor, Head of Chair, Russia Presidential Academy of Public Administration (RANEPA)

Naoko Iwasaki, Ph.D., Professor, Institute of eGovernment, Waseda University, Japan

Luca Buccoliero, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Marketing, Bocconi University, Italy

Elena Bellio, Ph.D. Professor, Department of Marketing, Bocconi University, Italy

Suhono Supangkat, Ph.D., Director of Smart Cities and Communities Innovation Centre, Institut Teknologi Bandung, Indonesia

Andrew Beklemishev, Vice President – Central Asia, IDC, Kazakhstan

Jirapon Sunkpho, Ph.D., Vice Rector and CIO, Thammasat University, Thailand

Fengchun Yang, Ph.D., Director, Academy of eGovernment, Peking University, China

Sundar Balakrishna, Ph.D., Special Secretary, Department of Information Technology, Electronics, and Communications, Government of Andhra Pradesh, India

Voahangy Rakotonirina, Ph.D., Professor, Economics, Professor, University of Antananarivo, Madagascar

Kenneth Wang, Director, National Development Council, Taiwan

Serge Adouaka, Director, Technology and ICT Leadership Accelerator, Central African Republic

Naoko Mizukoshio, Founder and President, Leftright Law and IP

Shaukat Ali Khan, CIO, Aga Khan University and Hospitals, Pakistan

Tomi Dahlberg, Professor, Information Technology, University of Turku, Finland

Pierre El Haddad, Professor, Management, St. Joseph University, Lebanon

J.P. Auffret, Ph.D., George Mason University, President, International Academy of CIO, USA

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About the International Academy of CIO (IAC):

The IAC or International Academy of CIO was founded in 2006 in Japan by co-founders including Japan, USA, Indonesia, Philippines, Switzerland and Thailand. The IAC members, partnerships and alliances now span all regions with economies such as China, Cambodia, Netherlands, India, Korea, Laos, Hong Kong, Macao, Peru, Singapore, South Africa, Nigeria, Taiwan, United Kingdom, Vietnam, Italy, Russia, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan. The IAC has active participation from more than 50 countries and partners with NGOs and multilateral organizations including APEC, OECD and ITU.

The IAC promotes and facilitates CIO and IT Executive leadership education and education standards; government CIO and IT governance policies and institution building related to CIOs and CIO Councils; and application and innovation of ICT such as mobile, IoT and blockchain in areas including ICT and ageing society, smart cities, and ICT and natural disasters.

The IAC publishes the annual Waseda University – IAC Digital Government Rankings now in its 14th year and the Journal of CIO and Digital Innovation. The IAC also partners with IOS Press on a Global E-Governance book series. In education, the IAC accredits CIO master’s degree programs and provides CIO certificates to graduates as well as directly partnering on training through the Asia CIO University Network on topics including CIO and data science. The IAC hosts an annual conference and partners on conferences and workshops with governments and NGOs such as APECTEL, OECD and U.N. For more information, please go to:

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Organizer Center for Assurance Research & Engineering (CARE) at the Volgenau School of Engineering

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Center for Assurance Research and Engineering (CARE) is a research center focusing on cybersecurity, housed in the Volgenau School of Engineering, George Mason University. CARE's research has the following unique approaches:

• Research to Practice Orientation - We transform our research into innovative technology and policy solutions to increase security in real-world settings including through research spinoffs and corporate startups.

•Multi-disciplinary Approach - Cybersecurity is multidisciplinary by nature and CARE expertise and approach to cybersecurity challenges spans technology, business and governance and policy.

• Wide Ranging Perspective - With engagement at the city and county level and internationally with governments, companies and universities in Asia, Europe, Africa and South America, CARE has perspectives and insights into cybersecurity issues in widely varying contexts and circumstances.

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