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14th Annual IAC Conference, “Driving Digital Government Transformation by Innovative Technologies,” to be Held in Taiwan on September 25 -27, 2019, hosted by Taiwan National Development Council, Taiwan E-Governance Research Center and the International Academy of CIO

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The International Academy of CIO (IAC) announces the topic of “Driving Digital Government Transformation by Innovative Technologies,” for the 14th Annual IAC Conference to be held on September 25 -27, 2019 in Taipei, Taiwan, hosted by Taiwan National Development Council and Taiwan E-Governance Research Center.

The conference’s speakers will include Dr. Mei-ling Chen, Minister, National Development Council, Taiwan; Dr. Liang-Gee Chen, Minister, Ministry of Science and Technology, Taiwan; Dr. Yu-hsieh Sung, Deputy Secretary-General, Executive Yuan, Taiwan; and Professor Toshio Obi, Director, APEC eGovernment Research Center, Waseda University and others from Asia, Europe, Africa and the Americas.

Organizers of the conference believe the IAC Conference is being held at a time of great technology related opportunity and risk. Attending the conference will provide many opportunities in new product and services that enable greater access and speed in fields as diverse as government, healthcare, transportation and manufacturing and as part of broad visions such as Japan’s Society 5.0. And, there are risks including in the fields of cybersecurity and privacy and also digital divide.

As with previous International Academy of CIO (IAC) conferences, the Conference will address the potential and challenge of new technologies and applications to major world challenges such as ICT and natural disasters and major world trends including ageing society and urbanization. The IAC Conference continues to bring together government, private sector and academia participants to discuss and exchange ideas and best practices on ICT leadership and governance in light of rapidly changing technology.

For the conference Agenda and to Register, please go to:

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 about IAC, please go to:

For more information, please contact current IAC President, J.P. Auffret at