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  • 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:

    • Provide a platform for peer IT executives in China to network with each other online and offline.
    • Organize online and face to face meetings and conferences for members to share expertise and best practices on relevant IT and business topics for companies operating in China.
    • Serve as a think tank and advisory board to technology startup and venture capital firms.
    • Foster the professional development of high-potential individuals who will be the leading CIOs of tomorrow.
  • Board of Directors

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    Jin Ren


    Ms. Jin Ren is a seasoned IT/Digital leader who has extensive international automotive experiences in both auto OEMs and auto suppliers. She is currently the Head of Product Creation & Industrial Digital and Innovation for Volvo Cars APAC. Over her four-years at Volvo Cars, she has greatly pushed forward the company’s digital transformation progress, data-driven business, and innovation to accelerate the company’s transformation to a software and mobility service company.
    Prior to Volvo Cars, Ms. Ren was the CIO of Johnson Controls (JCI) APAC. During her 11-years tenure, she had partnered closely with JCI’s large family of joint ventures, wholly owned entities, as well as entities via M&As, and led the successful implementation and deployment of many enterprise level IT systems and infrastructures and was instrumental to JCI’s fast growth in APAC.
    Prior to JCI, Ms. Ren worked in United States for more than 10 years, as an IT manager for Ford Motor Company and rotated in multiple departments, and as a senior consultant delivered the dealer connect system for Daimler Chrysler etc., through which she has gained a lot of business and IT experience in the automotive industry.
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    Noel Law

    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.

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    Eric Dieny

    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.

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    Joan Lin

    VP of Program

    Joan Lin works as Vice President IT, Asia-Pacific region in Trane Technologies since 2020. She is responsible for the Digitalization strategies, IT Operational leadership, and strategies Execution delivery across Trane Technologies Asia Pacific businesses. Joan sits in both Asia businesses and global IT executive team to influence & drive business value added digitalization and IT offering, she continuously develops her team to define, deliver appropriate technologies and world class services in the organization with the ultimate goal of enabling business growth and excellence.


    Before joining Trane Technologies, Joan had experience of serving in Kohler as Asia Pacific Senior IT Director, Asia Pacific IT director in Avery Dennison, and held Regional Business CIO role with various business units in Dupont and Eastman Kodak. Joan held various work experience and leadership positions in China, US and Canada. Joan has a track record of leading the transformation in M&A, divestiture, Digitalization, end-to-end processes and IT integration, IT value identification and delivery to business success, IT capability and organization build out, Digital Marketing capabilities build out, as well as CRM and ERP implementations etc.


    Joan holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science and EMBA from Washington University in St. Louis.

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    Susan Jin

    VP of Membership

    Susan Jin leads Adient IT in the Asia Pacific (APAC) region. Adient is the worldwide leader in automotive seating with unmatched global reach and scale.
    Susan is responsible for overall Adient IT management in APAC region, strategy to execution. Strong partnership with business leadership, support and enable business (wholly owned entities and Joint Ventures) in China, Japan, Korea, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, and India.
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    Remi Te

    VP of Partnership

    Remi Te is the CEO of Wegotec, a strategy consulting firm dedicated to helping organizations to leverage technologies to support their Business Growth and to improve their competitive advantage.
    Remi has spent over 15 years in IT Leadership positions and has been based in China since 2006. Over his stay in China, he has been known to build IT Organizations and driving Digital transformations across Asia-Pacific for multiple Business Units within Emerson Electric and Nidec Corporation. As the IT Business Partner, he acted as the main bridge between the technical and business communities to deliver competitive advantage from IT Investments.
    Aside from his current job. Remi is also active in the Tech community in Shanghai advising startups on their business models and their technologies. Remi holds a Computer Science Master's degree from Epitech and a Global Executive MBA degree from Ceibs.
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    Ercan Aydemir

    VP of Leadership Development

    Ercan is the head of IT and Business Solutions for Goodyear Asia Pacific.
    Seasoned IT professional with over 20 years of experience across multiple IT domains, he has had global responsibilities in Corporate, R&D, PMO and Infrastructure services.
    In addition to his IT responsibilities, Ercan leads the “beyond tires” mobility strategic efforts across the Asia region.
    Ercan has worked in China, Europe, and the USA.
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    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.

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    Steffen Mueller-Urbaniak

    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.

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    Esteban Remecz

    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.


  • Membership

    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.


    There are two classes of members:

    1. Full Members – Senior most IT leader in the region/country, e.g. CIO, Regional VP of IT, etc. for their organization either currently or within the past 5 years.
    2. Associate Members – Experienced IT professionals, e.g. IT Director or manager, etc. or those reporting directly to the CIO.


    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.


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  • Partners


    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.

    Partnership Categories:

    • Sponsoring Partner: Provides an opportunity for IT suppliers (consulting firms,  executive search firms, technology providers, etc.) to introduce their products, services or share their thought leadership at CCA events.
    • University Partner: Local or international academic universities and their faculty members to provide insights on relevant  IT and business research topics.
    • Government Partner: Contacts in Chinese Government that enable exchange on emerging topics like China regulations, policy and relevant government topics.
    • Venture Capitalists (VC): Enables VC firms to sponsor events and to connect CCA members with portfolio companies.
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    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.

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    Amazon Web Services

    About 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 in China

    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.

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    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. 

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    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. 

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

  • Contact Us

    If you are interested in learning more about our China CIO Alliance or Collaborating with us please send an email to: admin@chinacioalliance.org

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