Women in IT Awards Asia 2019: shortlist revealed for inaugural awards
Information Age announces the shortlist for the 14 awards of the inaugural Women in IT Awards Asia 2019.
By: Bonhill Group plc
Coming to Singapore for the first time, the Women in IT Awards Asia 2019 aims to recognise the gender imbalance within the tech sector by showcasing the achievements of women in the sector and identifying new role models.
Through a series of 14 awards, ranging from CIO of the year through the Young Leader program, the Women in IT Awards Asia provides a platform to identify females at all levels achieving great things in Asia.
Joining as sponsors of the inaugural Women in IT Awards Asia are; BP, DiversityQ, FireEye and Hays. The event is supported by the Singapore Computer Society, and media partners such as; Codomo, Crib, She Loves Data, Singapore Council of Women's Organisation, Singapore Women in Science Network, Tech Ladies, Women Who Code, FESO Asia, PINC and Jumpstart Magazine.
This year's awards attracted over 250 nominations, which is deemed successful as an inaugural event in the Asian continent. The judges who decided on the winners based on these nominees include:
Christine Amour- Levar, founder and CEO — HER Planet Earth
Janet Ang, chairman, Institute of System Science (NUS)
Andrew Au, CEO and co-founder – AGDelta
Dr Yoke Sin Chong, chief (Enterprise Business Group) — StarHub
Audrey Kuah, managing director — Dentsu Aegis Network Global Data Innovation Centre
Howie Lau, chief industry development officer — IMDA
Jacqueline Poh, deputy secretary – Prime Minister's Office Strategy Group
Professor Lim Sun Sun, head of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences
Lim Khiang Tong, head Group Operations and Technology — OCBC Bank
Mark Wightman, partner APAC Wealth and Asset Management Advisory Leader — EY
Choy Peng Wu, chief technology officer, GIC
Jessie Jie Xia, managing director (Southeast Asia) — ThoughtWorks
Patricia Yim, general manager — IBM ASEAN
Peter Yuan, head of Technology (ASEAN) — Accenture
The shortlist has been announced for the inaugural Women in IT Awards Asia.
Dubbed the smart nation, Singapore is the ideal location to kick off the Women in IT Awards' first foray into Asia, but the event will move across the continent in the coming years.
More than 300 business and technology leaders will descend at the Shangri-La Hotel Singapore on May 29, 2019.
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