What is the China CIO Alliance?
The China CIO Alliance (CCA) is China’s exclusive and premier network for IT leaders. Founded in 2014, the China CIO Alliance (CCA) is an exclusive, invitation only professional community of chief information officers and senior IT leaders in leading corporations, academia, government and nonprofit organizations in China. As a collaborative and member driven community, the CCA is a powerful network of peers that was founded to promote professional advancement and knowledge sharing for IT professionals and their organizations operating in China.
CCA Mission and Objectives
The mission of the CCA is to foster collaboration and the exchange of best practices in a peer to peer environment with relevant content driven by its members. Key objectives of the CCA are to:
Board of Directors
Co-Founder & Co-Chair
Noel Law is a co-founder of the CCA. Noel has 29 years of experience in business strategy and technology solutions in North America, Europe and Asia. He is currently Head of Greater China for the Third Bridge Group and previously founder and Managing Director of OPO Global, an executive consultancy. Prior to that Noel served as Managing Director of Unisys China, and Regional CIO for Celanese. Noel had also founded his own software company and worked as IT solutions consultant.
As a volunteer Noel Co-chairs the China CIO Alliance, serve on AmCham IT committee and coaches young business executives on leadership and strategy issues.
Co-Founder & Co-Chair
Eric Dieny is a co-founder of the CCA. He was born in France and has been residing in Greater China since 1982.
Currently Eric is a Partner in the Shanghai office of DHR Global, a top 5 US executive search firm. His core activity is in Advanced Technology, Industrial and Private Equity. Prior to joining DHR DHR Global, Mr. Dieny was President and Principlal Owner of EMS Consulting, a boutique executive search firm with offices in China and Taiwan, for 10 years.
VP of Program
Seasoned IT professional with over 15 years working experience in Projects and Operations from the architectural stage to project delivery and operations of locations covering various countries in the APAC region. Proven track record of delivering high profile projects on time and in budget. A good mediator with excellent communication skills enabling relationships to be built, managed and developed quickly at all levels.
VP of Membership
VP of Partnership
VP of Leadership Development
Michael C. Fillios
Honorary Board Advisor
Michael Fillios is a global business technology executive with significant IT transformation, change leadership and operational experience. He is a twenty five veteran in industries spanning pharmaceutical, automotive, engineering, software and management consulting including 10 years at a startup software and consulting company focused on business technology management.
Michael is currently the Vice President, IT and Divisional CIO at Packard E/EA, Delphi’s largest division, based in Shanghai. As a member of the Divisional Executive Committee, he has global responsibility for all IT operations as well as for IT in the AP region as a member Asia Pacific Growth Board. Prior to his appointment as Division CIO, he led the Office of the CIO with responsibility for Strategy, Enterprise Architecture and IT Business Operations.
Honorary Board Advisor
Steffen Mueller-Urbaniak was named Director of IT Business Operations for the Americas for Ford in January 2011. He became the Director of Ford Asia Pacific IT since July 2014. In addition to overseeing IT in Asia, his responsibilities also include global IT strategy for Manufacturing in Ford.
Steffen was previously responsible for IT for Marketing, Sales & Service and Communications in the U.S. Prior to that he held various positions in IT and Product Development both in Europe and in the U.S. Through these varied experiences he has developed a broad understanding of Ford’s automotive business as well as the IT strategy and solutions that support it. His stated professional passion is to help improve the business by bringing people, technology and processes together.
Steffen holds a Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of Heidelberg, Germany. He joined Ford of Germany in 1989 as an IT system analyst supporting CAD and CAE. He relocated to the U.S in 1998 and lives in Shanghai, China since 2014.
Honorary Board Advisor
CIO, Global VP Information Technology at Iochpe-Maxion S. A.
In 1997 Esteban joined ZF Friedrichshafen AG and has since worked in International assignments specializing in IT strategic leadership issues worldwide. Previously based in Shanghai in ZF HQ as Regional CIO with responsibility over 108 ZF Legal Entities in the Asia Pacific Region.
Today he is the Global CIO for IOCHPE MAXION a global leader in Automotive Structural components and the World Largest Manufacturer of Steel and Aluminum Wheels.
His duties include:
- Corporate IT Definition, Development and Deployment (IT DDD) as well as Corporate IT Governance to support IOCHPE-MAXION’s Global Digitalization Strategy focusing on IoT in industry 4.0 leveraging on new and existing Best Practices for the Automotive Industry.
- Leading the Due Diligence Process for the strategic acquisitions and Mergers as well as establishing the Integration Process to obtain aggregate value and competitive advantages through ICT.
CCA is primarily intended for Chief Information Officers, Chief Technology Officers, and/or their senior level direct reports. All applications are reviewed for acceptance. Total membership is targeted to be two-thirds IT executives and senior practitioners, and one-third academicians and senior professionals from consulting firms and other service organizations in the information systems field.
As of September 2017, the CCA has 78 members from 65 companies in different industries.
CLASSES OF MEMBERS:
There are two classes of members:
APPLICATION FOR MEMBERSHIP:
New members have to be nominated by a current member in good membership standing.
Nomination for membership shall be submitted to the VP of Membership and its committee for review. The Membership Committee will recommend qualified applicants to the CCA Board for approval to become an Alliance member.
CURRENT MEMBERSHIP COMPANIES:
CCA takes pride to be a member-driven organization independent of any vendor or political influence. However in any healthy ecosystem, partnerships are an essential component. Members of the CCA rely on partners to stay abreast of the latest thinking in best practices and technologies, connect with people outside of their usual network, and identify suitable suppliers to help them with critical projects. In order to stay vendor neutral, we have created a targeted and flexible approach to engage our partners across a wide range of categories. These include IT professional service providers, research analysts and thought leaders from business consultancies, venture capitalists, and subject matter experts from academia. Interaction with our partner community occurs in several different ways including intimate round table discussions, webcasts and events in both online and offline formats.
Objective of Partnership Engagement:
To form partnership with external partners that bring valuable insight to the CCA on the topics that are relevant for our members. This enables our partners and members to engage with each other on the latest industry insights, market trends, and to share best practices based on the combined vast experiences.
Capgemini is a global leader in partnering with companies to transform and manage their business by harnessing the power of technology. The Group is guided everyday by its purpose of unleashing human energy through technology for an inclusive and sustainable future. It is a responsible and diverse organization of 290,000 team members in nearly 50 countries. With its strong 50 year heritage and deep industry expertise, Capgemini is trusted by its clients to address the entire breadth of their business needs, from strategy and design to operations, fueled by the fast evolving and innovative world of cloud, data, AI, connectivity, software, digital engineering and platforms. The Group reported in 2020 global revenues of €16 billion.
Amazon Web Services
For almost 15 years, Amazon Web Services has been the world’s most comprehensive and broadly adopted cloud offering. Amazon Web Services has been continually expanding its services to support virtually any cloud workload, and it now has more than 200 fully featured services for compute, storage, databases, networking, analytics, machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT), mobile, security, hybrid, virtual and augmented reality (VR and AR), media, and application development, deployment, and management from 81 Availability Zones (AZs) within 25 geographic regions, with announced plans for 21 more Availability Zones and seven more Amazon Web Services regions. Millions of customers—including the fastest-growing startups, largest enterprises, and leading government agencies—trust Amazon Web Services to power their infrastructure, become more agile, and lower costs.
Amazon Web Services came to China in 2013, and has been relentlessly investing and expanding our infrastructure and business since then. Amazon Web Services launched its China (Beijing) Region (operated by Sinnet) in September 2016 and its China (Ningxia) Region (operated by NWCD) in December 2017. In 2019, Amazon Web Services added a new region in Hong Kong, making China the only country with three Amazon Web Services regions aside from the U.S. Amazon Web Services has also established an AI lab in Shanghai and two IoT labs in Shenzhen and Taipei.HAND Enterprise Solutions Company Ltd. (Shenzhen:300170) is the leading enterprise IT solutions provider. HAND has dedicated business focus on digitalization and innovation, like Cloud Helios (travel management application) and Going link (supplier relationship management). Also investment in artificial intelligence (Lecida)，Robotic process automation and business application on top of multiple Cloud services.
Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) is the worldwide technology leader that has been making the Internet work since 1984. Our people, products and partners help society securely connect and seize tomorrow's digital opportunity today. We build bridges between hope and possibility.
As one of the most successful corporations in the United States, Cisco was founded by two professors at Stanford University in 1984. Cisco manufactured the world’s first router in 1986, which allowed different types of networks to be connected reliably and ushered in a revolution in communications. Over the past 30+ years, Cisco has become synonymous with “Internet”, “network application”, “productivity” or similar terms. Cisco is a market leader in every sector where it operates.
Cisco’s revenue was $49.3 billion in FY20, compared to just $69 million in 1990, the year of its Initial Public Offering (IPO). The company now has over 70,000 employees around the world. Cisco ranked #211 on the 2020 Fortune Global 500 list, and was named the #1 Best Place to Work in the World by Great Place to Work in 2020.
On April 20, 1994, China gained full access for the first time to the worldwide web through its partnership with Cisco, embarking on the new age of the Internet. For 25 years, Cisco has continued to introduce advanced technologies, innovative concepts, and global best practices into China, contributing to the formation and development of China’s Internet industry. In providing sophisticated information technologies and solutions to China, Cisco has been leading the way in expanding the ICT industry, creating new business models, and enabling the modernization of other industries.
Cisco strives to be the trusted partner for China in the digital era. We are very pleased to see that our strategy has been closely aligned with the national agenda and government initiatives such as Internet+, Great Bay Initiative and the Belt & Road initiative. These national priorities have provided a powerful boost to China’s economic growth, creating opportunities for digital transformation in various industries, and delivering benefits to citizens.
To enable this, Cisco is working closely with the Chinese government, customers, partners, and academia to accelerate China’s digital transformation.
NTT Ltd. is a leading, global technology services company. We’re here to enable the connected future. Through the work we do with our clients and in our communities, we find ways that technology can make a positive impact. We call it technology for good. To help our clients achieve their digital transformation goals, we use our global capabilities, expertise, and full-stack technology services delivered through our integrated services platform. As their long-term strategic partner, we help them enhance customer and employee experience, transform their cloud strategy, modernize their networks and strengthen their cybersecurity. And across their transformation priorities, we automate their business processes and IT, drawing insights and analytics from their core business data. Together we do great things. We’re proud to be part of the global holding company under NTT, called NTT Incorporated (Inc.) Jun Sawada, current President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for NTT, is also the CEO of NTT Inc.
Deloitte Consulting is the world's largest management consulting firm and one of the top consulting firms in China. We have over 3,400 bilingual consulting talents located in 16 cities in Great China including Beijing, Chengdu, Chongqing, Dalian, Hangzhou, Harbin, Hong Kong, Jinan, Macaw, Nanjing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Shenyang, Tianjin, Taipei, Zhengzhou. Leveraging the abundant resources in Deloitte Global network and based on its in-depth local knowledge and well-established experience, Deloitte Consulting China provides customized one-stop management consulting services covering the whole business value chain to the large and medium-sized SOEs, multinational companies and private businesses in the Greater China region, continuously creating value for the clients and winning their trust.
Convertlab is the first native marketing cloud in China. Convertlab bridges the gap between data and growth through a one-stop marketing cloud service that makes marketing simple and makes growth natural. Convertlab creates professional, smart, and agile products that directly connect enterprises with consumers, refining management capabilities and improving marketing efficiency. Convertlab provides long-term services to over 300companies across a variety of industries, including retail, large chains, finance companies, and FMCG.
Covisint is the connected company — we securely connect ecosystems of people, systems and things to enable new service off erings, opti mize operati ons, develop new business models and ultimately enable the connected economy. Today, we support more than 2,000 organizati ons and connect to more than 212,000 business partners and customers worldwide.In Asia Pacific, Covisint is providing the connectivity solutions that enable collaboration to optimizing the manufacture-supplier relationship. It is fundamentally about sharing trusted product and systems information to the right people without losing visibility and control. The Covisint Platform can help to enable leading innovation in Supply Chain Management leveraging core identity, messaging and IoT services.
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