IAC 2021 Mini Conference, December 7th, 8th (Virtual)

IAC 2021 Mini Conference entitled, “COVID-19, Digital Resilience and Economic Recovery in the Age of AI, Robotics and 5G” is planned for December 7th & 8th, 2021. This is a virtual (online) event.


Tuesday, December 7, 2021

    • 7:30 AM – 10:30 AM  Eastern Time (US and Canada)
    • 9:30 PM – 12:30 AM  Japan Time (Tokyo)

Wednesday, December 8, 2021

    • 7:30 AM – 10:30 AM  Eastern Time (US and Canada)
    • 9:30 PM – 12:30 AM  Japan Time (Tokyo)


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.

See below for the full agenda.

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International Academy of CIO
Mini Conference
COVID-19, Digital Resilience and Economic Recovery in the Age of AI, Robotics and 5G 

December 7th and December 8th, 2021
7:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Washington Time
9:30 p.m. – 12:00 a.m. Tokyo Time 

Tuesday, December 7th 

7:30 a.m. – 7:40 a.m.           Welcome

7:40 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.           Opening Address

Jirapon Sunkpho, Ph.D., Vice Rector and CIO, Thammasat University, Thailand
Digital Innovation for Inclusiveness 

8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.           SESSION 1 — COVID-19 and the Way We Live and Work 

Samia Melhem, Lead Policy Specialist, Digital Development Global Practice, World Bank
Shaukat Ali Khan, Global CIO, Aga Khan University and Hospitals in Asia, Africa and United Kingdom
How COVID-19 and Technology Changed the Way We Work 

8:30 a.m.  – 9:30 a.m.          SESSION 2 — Digital Transformation

Oleg Petrov, Senior Digital Development Specialist, World Bank
Andrew Beklemishev, Vice President, CIS Region, IDC, Kazakhstan
Fengchun Yang, Ph.D., Director, Academy of eGovernment, Peking University, China
Pham Quoc Hoan, Deputy Director General,  National E-Authentication Centre, Ministry of Information and Communications of Vietnam
Digital Transformation in Vietnam 

Ken Wang, Deputy Director, National Development Council, Taiwan
Recent and Upcoming Digital Transformation Cases in Taiwan 

9:30 a.m.  – 10:25 a.m.          SESSION 3 — Health, Medicine and COVID-19 Response 

Luca Buccoliero, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Marketing, Bocconi University, Italy and
Elena Bellio, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Marketing, Bocconi University, Italy
COVID 19 and the Italian NHS: towards an “onlife” healthcare 

Naoko Mizukoshi, Founder and President, Leftright Law and IP, Japan
How Government and People used Apps and Digital Data to Deal with Covid-19 Issues in Japan 

Pierre El Haddad, Ph.D., Professor of Management, Saint Joseph University, Faculty of Business and Management;  Chair NODE Network of Organization Development, Lebanon
Institutionalizing Healthcare Response through Blockchain:  an Organizational Design Perspective 

Jim Sullivan, Director, Healthcare, Consultancy & Services Integration, Tata Consultancy Services, USA

10:25 a.m.                                 DAY 1 Closing 

Wednesday, December 8th 

7:30 a.m. – 7:40 a.m.               DAY 1 Recap 

7:40 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.               Opening Address 

Hong-Wei Jyan,   Director General, Department of Cyber Security,  Executive Yuan (Cabinet),  Taiwan (ROC)
COVID-19 Response and Cybersecurity Strategy in Taiwan 

8:00 a.m. – 8:15 a.m.                SESSION 4 — AI and ML 

Alexander RyzhovPh.D., Professor, Head of Chair, Russia Presidential Academy of Public Administration (RANEPA)
AI and ML in the Post COVID-19 Era:  Is It Time for a Shifting Paradigm 

8:15 a.m. – 8:40 a.m.                 SESSION 5 — Smart Cities and Energy 

Suhono Supangkat, Ph.D., Director of Smart Cities and Communities Innovation Centre, Institut Teknologi Bandung, Indonesia
The Role of Smart City in Climate Change Solution 

Naoko Iwasaki, Ph.D., Professor, Institute of e Government, Waseda University, Japan,
President of IAC Japan
Key success for Digital Silver City in Ageing Society  

Michael CurtisPh.D., Senior Fellow and Adjunct Professor, Center for Energy and Science Policy, George Mason University, USA
Digitalization of Energy in Developing Countries:  Why It Matters 

8:40  a.m. – 10:00  a.m.             SESSION 6 — COVID-19, Citizens, Society and Resilience

Hiroko Kudo, Ph.D., Professor Public Policy and Management, Chuo University, Japan
COVID-19 Outbreak as a Digital Laboratory and Citizen’s Co-Production – Considering Accountability and Trust 

Tomi Dahlberg, Ph.D., Professor, Information Technology,  University of Turku, Finland
COVID-19 and ICT Deployment and Management 

Sundar Balakrishna, Ph.D., Special Secretary, Department of Information Technology, Electronics, and Communications, Government of Andhra Pradesh, India
Narrowing the Digital Divide to Trigger Economic Recovery in the Indian State of Andhra Pradesh 

Voahangy Rakotonirina, Ph.D., Professor, Economics, Professor, University of Antananarivo, Madagascar
Madagascar and the COVID-19 Pandemic 

Hsin Chung Liao, Ph.D., Deputy Director of Taiwan E-governance Research Center, Taiwan
Smart Ageing Society 

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

10:00 a.m.                                       DAY 2 Closing


For more information, please contact J.P. Auffret