Prof. Dr. Toshio Obi
President of International Academy of CIO (IAC)
Director of APEC e-Government Research Center
Director of Institute of e-Government, Waseda University.

Prof Obi also acts as a Co-Overseer for the APEC project on ICT Applications for People with Special Needs (Aging and Disabilities). He has worked for the UN Development Program and was a senior researcher in the Center of Japanese Economy and Business at Columbia University. Currently, he serves inseveral positions including: Special Envoy of ITU Secretary General Toure for Academia, Chair of ITU Asia and Pacific Center of Excellence Management Committee, Chair of UNESCO UNITWIN on disaster preparedness and many more. Prof Obi holds a PhD from Waseda University and a Masters degree from the Graduate School of Keio University.

Mr. Andrey Mukhanov
APEC TEL Working Group Chair
Adviser to the Minister of Telecom and Mass Communications of the Russian Federation

2009 ~ 2013:Director General, Department for International Cooperation of the Ministry of Telecom and Mass Communications of the Russian Federation.
2013 ~:Adviser to the Minister of Telecom and Mass Communications of the Russian Federation.
2015 ~: APEC TEL Working Group Chair.

Prof. Naoko Iwasaki
Associate Professor,
Executive Director of IAC Japan.

Prof. Iwasaki is an Associate Professor at Waseda University; Deputy Director, Institute of e-Government, Waseda University, Japan, Senior Researcher, APEC e-Government Research Center, Executive Director, International Academy of CIO Japan.

Mrs. Jantima Sirisaengtaksin
Vice President of IAC, Ministry of Finance, Thailand

Mrs. Jantima has been involved in using ICT for Tax administration since 1993, as a Director of Data Processing Division. In 1997, she was appointed as Director of the Tax Computerization Project. In 2004 she was promoted to be a Principle Advisor on Information and Communication Technology, Revenue Department, Ministry of Finance, Thailand.
Mrs. Jantima is a key person who led the Revenue Department (RD) to improve ICT development for better services to the community. The RD is recognized as the leading government agency in moving towards e-Government.
Mrs. Jantima's vision is to move the Revenue Department to be a leading government agency in the adoption of eGovernment Services.

Prof. Dr. Tomi Dahlberg
Professor of Information Systems Science, University of Turku, Finland

Tomi Dahlberg is the professor of Information Systems Science at University of Turku and one of the seven professor level members of Turku Information System Research Alliance (TISRA). He is responsible for the CIO curriculum at University of Turku and co-chairs the CIO Academic Learning Society Doctoral Program. He is the chairman of the selection committee for CIO of the Year in Finland and chairs the standardisation activities of IT Governance within the country. Dr. Dahlberg’s research interests include CIO profession, Inter-organisational IT governance especially in healthcare and public sector, IT outsourcing and cloud services as well as master and meta data management. Prior his return to academic career he worked in executive positions within software industry, derivatives markets, banking and telecom is currently a board professional.

Dr. Elena Bellio
Senior Researcher Bocconi University

Dr. Elena is Researcher at CERMES Bocconi (Centre for Research on Marketing & Services) - Milan - Italy.
Research activities, both in Italian and international contexts for consultancy and scientific publications. Projects focused mainly on the use of technology in service marketing.
Main Areas of interest: Customer Service Science in public services; Healthcare, Government and Non Profit Marketing; Green Marketing; Silver Marketing, E-Government; E-Health.

Mr. Jirapon Tubtimhin
Secretary General, IAC
Thammasat University

Jirapon Tubtimhin is Advisor to College of Innovation, Thammasat University. His previously notable career records include Senior Expert (e-Government), Director of the project, Government Information Technology Infrastructure (GITI) under National Electronics and Computer Technology Center (NECTEC), National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA), Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) and Director of Bureau of e-Government Development, Ministry of ICT (MICT), Thailand. In an international arena, Jirapon is Secretary General of International Academy of CIO (IAC) and he was ex-Project Overseers of several APECTEL Projects in the area of CIO and e-Government Development and IPAIT 2004 Committee Member on Substances.

Prof. Lim Swee Cheang
Vice President of IAC
Formal Director & CEO, Institute of Systems Science, National University of Singapore

Swee is an appointed Director of EZ-Link Board, a member of the Advisory Committees of Nanyang Polytechnic and Republic Polytechnic, and a member of the NSL Ltd (a listed company) Corporate Research and Development Advisory Panel.
Swee set up the e-Government Leadership Centre in partnership with Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) as well as the National Continuing Education and Training (CET) Centre funded by the Singapore Workforce Development Agency (WDA). Over 97,000 professionals and managers were trained in NUS-ISS since 1984. Swee was a former Board member of Land Transport Authority (LTA) and had served on various national committees such as the Singapore Government Economic Review Committee and the National Infocomm Media Masterplan 2025 Working Committee.

Prof. Dr. Francisco A. Magno
Vice President of IAC
Director, Jesse M. Robredo Institute of Governance

He is Vice-President of IAC. He is the Director of the Jesse M. Robredo Institute of Governance (formerly known as the La Salle Institute of Governance) of De La Salle University. He has conducted teaching and research in several universities, including Florida State University, University of Reading, Waseda University, Hiroshima University, University of Hawaii, and University of the Philippines. He sits in several governance boards, including the Steering Committee of the Philippine Open Government Partnership, the Multi-Sector Governance Advisory Council of the Governance Commission for Government-Owned and Controlled Corporations, the Board of Directors of the Local Governance Training Institutes-Philippine Network, the Board of Trustees of the Albert del Rosario Institute for Strategic and International Studies, and the Board of Trustees of the Jesse M. Robredo Good Governance Center in Naga City. He was the recipient of an Outstanding Young Scientist Award from the National Academy of Science and Technology of the Philippines in 2000. The Webometrics Ranking of 2015 listed him among the Top 150 Scientists based in Philippine institutions.

Dr. Zhou-Peng Liao
Taiwan e-Government Research Center

He is Assistant Professor, Dept. of Public Administration, National Open University Research Fellow, Taiwan e-Governance Research Center. He got Ph.D in Public Administration, National Chengchi University.
Dr. Zhou-Peng Liao is specialty of Bureaucratic politics and behavior, Public management, Policy Analysis, e-Governance.

Prof. Dr. Alexander Ryzhov
Head of the Chair, IT Business School,
Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration, Russia

Professor, Doctor of Sciences, Alexander P. Ryjov has more than 25 years of combined business, advanced research, and teaching experience. Alexander has a Ph.D. in Mathematics, D.Sc. in Engineering, and Executive MBA from Bled School of Management. He holds the title of Professor in Moscow State University (Mathematics), and in the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (high-tech business). He is also a member of two authorizing PhD boards, and has published over 80 scientific publications including 3 books and chapters in 8 books.

Prof. Dr. Hiroko Kudo
Professor of Public Policy and Public Management, Faculty of Law, Chuo University, Japan

Prof. Dr. Hiroko KUDO is Professor of public policy and public management at the Faculty of Law of Chuo University, Japan. She won the scholarship of Italian Government for the academic year 1992-1993 and spent a year at the Department of Regional Sciences, Milan Polytechnic. She earned PhD in public policy in 1998 (doctorate at the University of Venice). She taught at Aichi Shukutoku University (1995-1998) and Waseda University (1998-2005) as assistant professor and then associate professor, before assuming the current position in 2005. Since 2001, she has been visiting professor at University of Rome “La Sapienza”, Bocconi University, and University of Cagliari.

Mr. Edwin Lau
Head of Division for Reform of the Public Sector,
Directorate for Public Governance and Territorial Development, OECD

Edwin Lau is Head of the Reform of the Public Sector Division in the OECD Public Governance and Territorial Development Directorate. His division helps countries improve the responsiveness of their governments and their relations with citizens and business through work on public sector innovation, e-government, open data, human resources management, and risk management. In particular, he oversees the statistical publication, Government at a Glance, and the Observatory for Public Sector Innovation (OPSI).
Lau established the Public Governance Review Programme in 2007, and worked closely with the Irish Prime Minister's Office, the Estonian Government Office (Chancellery), and the Finnish Ministry of Finance to deliver advice on public sector modernization to those countries.

Prof. Dr. Suhono Harso Supangkat
Vice President of IAC
Chair, Information Technology Research Group, Bandung Institute of Technology, Indonesia

Prior to his current position as Chair, Information Technology Research Group at Bandung Institute of Technology, Prof Suhono was the Chairman of the Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurships Development in 2010. Between 2007 and 2009, he was appointed as Special Advisor to the Minister of Communication and Information Technology, Republic of Indonesia. Prof Suhono was assigned as a Chairman of Business Incubator Center at ITB from 2003 to 2009. During 2002-2006, he was coordinator program on Graduate School of Information Technology in ITB. In 2000, he was assisting some Government activities and industries, especially on Regulations and IT Governance. He was secretary of Electrical Engineering Department Bandung Institute of Technology from 1998-2002.

Mr. Ashish Mukherjee
President IAC India Chapter

Mr. Ashish is in corporate sector for 47 years with German, USA & now Italian MNCs in CEO position. He is an engineer with managment education, attended Global Leadership Training programme in The Wharton Business School – USA. He regularly travels many countries across the Globe. He is experienced in building Organizations, Start ups.

Prof. Dr. Brabeck Zdenek
Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic

Dr. Zdenek BRABEC received the M.Sc. in 1984 and in 1993 the PhD. degrees in telecommunications engineering both from the Brno University of Technology (Czech Republic). Since 1985 he worked at this university for eight years as a lecturer and researcher in the field of measurement and diagnostics in telecommunications. Afterwards he held senior managerial positions for almost fifteen years in leading telecommunication companies in the Czech Republic. Among other he has been one of actors of changes of Czech incumbent operator from the technically oriented, geographically managed company into a market–oriented, line managed company. He had also founded his own company and had cooperated on optimization of telecommunications infrastructure and services of major Czech companies.

Ms. Joey Lam
Deputy Government CIO, Hong Kong SAR

Headed by the Government Chief Information Officer (GCIO), the Office of the Government Chief Information Officer (OGCIO) provides a focal point for the formulation and implementation of policies, strategies, programmes and initiatives under HKSAR Government's Digital 21 Strategy.
Miss Joey Lam, JP, is the Deputy Government Chief Information Officer (Policy and Community). She is responsible for the formulation of strategy and measures to facilitate the development of Hong Kong into a digital economy, promote digital inclusion and enhance the effectiveness of Government’s e-service to the public.

Prof. Dr. Luca Buccoliero
Professor SDA Bocconi and Bocconi University, Milan, Italy

Prof Luca is a lecturer at Bocconi University (Department of Marketing) and Senior Professor at SDA Bocconi Business School. He holds a PhD in Public Healthcare Management and is in charge of 'Citizens Lab' at CERMES Bocconi: creation and measurement of value for 'citizens-customers' through innovation. Awarded with the Bocconi University 2008 Research Excellence Prize, he was an exchange Researcher and Visiting Professor at Waseda University, Tokyo. His research areas include: e-Health and e-Government; Healthcare and Public Management; Innovation in Public Services and Citizen Relationship Management; Healthcare, Government and Non-Profit Marketing.


Mr. Colin MacDonald
Department of Internal Affairs, New Zealand

Colin MacDonald is Chief Executive, Secretary for Internal Affairs, Secretary for Local Government and Government Chief Information Officer.
Colin commenced the role on 16 April 2012. Before that, Colin was Chief Executive of Land Information New Zealand (LINZ) where he led the cross-government programme for data and information re-use and established LINZ as the leader of the geospatial sector.
Colin has more than 30 years experience in information technology and general management in both New Zealand and UK and was previously Deputy Commissioner Business Development and Systems at Inland Revenue and Chief Operating Officer for the ANZ Banking Group (NZ).


Mr Chan Cheow Hoe
Government CIO, Singapore

Mr Chan Cheow Hoe is the Government Chief Information Officer (CIO)/Assistant Chief Executive (Government Chief Information Office) of Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) since 1 April 2014. As the Government CIO, Cheow Hoe will oversee Singapore Government’s central information technology systems and infrastructure, and drive the development and delivery of innovative public services for citizens and businesses.
Cheow Hoe has more than two decades of extensive experience in senior management positions overseeing organisation wide IT development and systems. He also has a strong track record of leading IT professionals in global companies and large corporations, to deliver efficient and effective IT systems and solutions. His expertise includes leading organisations through transformational change and connecting IT to the needs of the organisation.
Cheow Hoe is a graduate of National University of Singapore, holding a Bachelor of Accountancy (Honours) as well as a master’s degree in business administration from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.


Prof. Dr. Jean-Pierre Auffret
Vice President of IAC
Chair, George Mason University, USA

J.P. Auffret is associate director of the Center for Assurance Research and Engineering in the Volgenau School of Engineering and director, research partnerships and grant initiatives in the School of Business at George Mason University. He was previously director of the executive degree programs in the George Mason School of Business including the MS in Technology Management, the MS in Management of Secure Information Systems, which is jointly offered by Mason's School of Management, Volgenau School of Engineering and School of Public Policy; and the Executive MBA.
He is also co-founder and vice president of the International Academy of CIO and has served on several recent Commonwealth of Virginia commissions including the Commonwealth of Virginia Health Information Technology Advisory Commission (HITAC) and the Electronic Medical Records Advisory Committee of the Virginia General Assembly’s Joint Commission on Technology and Science (JCOTS).
Auffret earned a B.S. degree from Duke University where he was an A.B. Duke Scholar, an M.B.A. from the University of Virginia and a Ph.D. in Physics from American University.


Dr. Sak Segkhoonthod
President and CEO of Electronic Government Agency (EGA)
Ministry of Information and Communication Technology (MICT)

Prior to his current tenure, Dr Sak was director at Government Information Technology Services and a special instructor in Data Communications of Telecommunication Engineering and Information Engineering at Suranaree University of Technology. From 1997 till 2000, Dr Sak was a researcher at NECTEC, and was involved in projects such as the Information Superhighway Testbed, the ThaiSARN Project, GINet Project and the Public Key Infrastructure Project. He also represented Thailand at Non Alliance Movement's ICT Meetings, Asia Pacific Telecommunication Meetings as well as Asia Pacific Advanced Network Meetings. Dr Sak holds a Ph.D in Electronics Systems Engineering from the University of Essex, in addition to his Master degree in Computer Studies.


Prof. Dr. Yang Fengchun
Vice President of IAC
Dean Academy of e-Government, Peking University
Associate Professor School of Government, Peking University

Prof. Yang is Government consultant
July1999-August 2000, Visiting Scholar, Centre for Public Policy, University of Melbourne, Australia January 2000, Academic visitor to Tokyo University, Meiji University, Okinawa University, Kyoto University, Japan, invited by Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs
November 1993-April 1994, Visiting Scholar, Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan, USA.


Prof. Dr. Tong-yi Huang
Director of Taiwan E-Governance Research Center

Professor Tong-Yi Huang received his Ph. D. from the Department of Government at the University of Texas at Austin and is currently director of the Taiwan E-Governance Research Center, a government-sponsored think tank in Taiwan. He is also chairperson of the Department of Public Administration at National Cheng-chi University. His major research areas include e-democracy, deliberative democracy and survey research methods. With his colleagues, Professor Huang conducted the first experiment of on-line consensus conference in Taiwan. In addition to teaching, research, and practice of various forms of deliberative democracy, Professor Huang is also on the advisory board of government agencies at central and local levels in Taiwan.