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GovWare 2024 Call for Speakers

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Be the Voice That Drives Cyber Leadership Forward!

GovWare invites you to join us as we empower cyber leadership among international top executives and cyber practitioners from the public and private sectors. Together, we will examine the intricacies of securing dynamic digital roadmaps, focusing on identity, trust, and resilience in today's ever-evolving cybersecurity landscape.

As the catalyst where cyber truly means business, GovWare takes the conversations beyond tech-centric discussions and delves deep into the real-world implications of cybersecurity for businesses. Our esteemed alumni of international speakers include industry experts, government officials, top corporate executives, and academia.

The GovWare 2024 Call for Speakers closed on 3 June with yet another round of stellar submissions! Stay tuned for more updates on our speaker lineup.

If you are interested in stepping into the spotlight alongside global thought leaders and speaking at future GovWare events, drop us a note so that we can keep you in the loop!

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Securing Dynamic Digital Roadmaps: Relooking Signposts in Identity, Trust, and Resilience

The interconnection between AI and cybersecurity, together with developments in other tech verticals, have blurred lines with astounding speed. Both have overlapping aspects such as data and privacy, and both have been said to be an important base for the successful implementation of the other. Labels may be meaningless but, in this environment, many have pondered the vision of an all-encompassing framework that can best serve the process of what falls under the digitisation umbrella.

The implications can be profound in many areas. Weaponisation of tech and norms of behaviour among nation-states is one. Competition in development pathways for innovation and capacity building is another. Collaboration and competition in AI and cybersecurity-centric domains against the backdrop of big tech pervasiveness will grow in complexity. In managing all these, the evolution of C-suite and other leadership roles in technology and organisations can be bewildering in speed and impact of change.

Within cybersecurity itself, norms, boundaries, and the ecosystem continue to see seismic changes. Attack surfaces and threat landscape features shift on what seems a daily basis. Endpoint definition, the need to include a bewildering array of device devices and third-party products are just some of the challenges that continue to evolve and alter the fundamental demands of a holistic cybersecurity posture. Is this an evolutionary or revolutionary journey, and what is the likely outcome within the context of enabling the transformation journey of organisations?

GovWare will explore the bread-and-butter issues of current cybersecurity challenges and address how fundamentals can be adapted and transformed to help chart the digital future.

For programme or speaker related enquiries, please contact [email protected].

Key Focus Areas

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Cybersecurity Considerations in a Converged Digital Reality

Cybersecurity Considerations in a Converged Digital Reality

  • Customer Protection by Design – Regulatory, Policy and Technical Engineering Perspectives 
  • Digital Trust and Trust Technologies
  • Governance and Assurance in AI
  • Privacy Enhancing Technologies
  • Recent Developments in ML / AI Engines
  • Trusted Digital ID for Web 2.0 / 3.0 Applications
Cybersecurity Environment

Cybersecurity Environment

  • Advanced Identity and Access Management 

  • Cloud Native Security / Cloud-Enabled Cybersecurity 

  • Cybersecurity and Digital Transformation  

  • Data Privacy and Analytics 

  • Distributed Security in General and IoT Environments / Internet of Things 

  • Elements in API Security and Ecosystem


Emerging / Developing Technology for Cybersecurity

Emerging / Developing Technology for Cybersecurity

  • Quantum Computing and its Impact on Trust and Security Infrastructure
Operational Considerations

Operational Considerations

  • Cyber Threat Landscape & Intelligence 

  • Cybersecurity Ops Centre: Methodologies & Operations  

  • Darkweb, Cybercrime, Cyberwarfare 

  • Data Governance / Sovereignty and Management / Regulatory Compliance 

  • Developments in the Zero Trust Environment 

  • Endpoint Security / Mobile Security / Network Security 

  • Enterprise Security and Data Protection: Trends & Technologies 

  • Incident Response, Investigations, Forensics, and Recovery in IT and OT Environments

  • Integrating AI for OT Automation and Cybersecurity within OT Infrastructure

  • Managed Services: Considerations for Advanced Threat Intelligence, Incident Response and Detection

  • Operational Technology Threat and Vulnerabilities Landscape

  • OT Threat Intelligence: Strategies for Effective Collection, Analysis and Dissemination

  • Security by Design: Risk Assessment, Avoidance and Mitigation 


Thought Leadership and Strategy in Cybersecurity

Thought Leadership and Strategy in Cybersecurity

  • Cybersecurity Risk Management / Risk-based Frameworks 

  • Developing the Cybersecurity Ecosystem, Talent Pipeline and Professionalism

  • Development of a Cybersecurity Ecosystem through Public and Private Partnerships

  • Organisational Cybersecurity Culture – The Role of Leadership and Management 

Important Dates

Call for Speakers Opens

19 April 2024

Call for Speakers Closes

3 June 2024

Notification to Applicants

From 24 June 2024

Submission of Presentation Materials

By 13 September 2024


What Inspires the Voices at GovWare

Roll Call on Some of Our Esteemed Speaker Alumni


A Peek into GovWare 2023 Participants

  • Chief Information Security Officer, AIA | Singapore
  • Chief Information Security Officer, AboitizPower | Philippines
  • Chief Information Security Officer, Attorney-General’s Chambers | Singapore
  • Head of Security Governance, Risk and Control, Bukalapak | Singapore
  • Director, Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) | United States
  • Group Chief Transformation Officer, CGS-CIMB Securities (Singapore) Pte Ltd | Singapore
  • Chief Information Security Officer, Changi Airport Group (CAG) | Singapore
  • Global Head of Cyber Security Services, | Singapore
  • Chief Information Officer, Cyber Security Brunei | Brunei
  • Chief Executive Officer, CyberSecurity Malaysia (CSM) | Malaysia
  • Director, Cyber Threat Intelligence Department, Digital & Intelligence Service, SAF | Singapore
  • Chief Digital Officer, Defence Science Organisation (DSO) National Laboratories | Singapore
  • Undersecretary for Peace and Order, Department of the Interior and Local Government | Philippines
  • Managing Director and Chief Information Security Officer, Development Bank of Singapore (DBS) | Singapore
  • Group CISO, Digital Nasional Berhad | Malaysia


  • Head of Security and IT Operations, DoctorAnywhere | Singapore
  • Ambassador, Embassy of Qatar in Singapore | Qatar
  • Deputy Chief Executive, Energy Market Authority (EMA) | Singapore
  • Head of R&D, Foundation CR14 | Estonia
  • Managing Director, Government Affairs, FedEx Corporation | Singapore
  • Regional Head Information Security Risk, First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB) | Singapore
  • Co-Founder and Managing Director, ForgePoint Capital | United States
  • Chief Information Security Officer, GCash | Philippines
  • Group CISO, GoTo: Gojek+Tokopedia | Singapore
  • Ministry CISO, Government Technology Agency (GovTech) | Singapore
  • Head of Information Security, Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing (HKEX) | Hong Kong
  • Chief Information Security Officer, CISO & Governance, Home Team Science and Technology Agency (HTX) | Singapore
  • Chief Corporate Officer, IHH Healthcare Singapore | Singapore
  • Vice President, Head of CyberSecurity Operations, Lazada | Singapore
  • Assistant Vice President, Bank Mandiri | Indonesia
  • Executive Vice President, Chief Security Officer, Mastercard | United States


  • Chief Digitalisation Officer, Ministry of Defence (MINDEF) | Singapore
  • Undersecretary of State, Ministry of Justice | Cambodia
  • Deputy Chief, ASEAN Division, International Relations Department, Ministry of Public Security | Lao People’s Democratic Republic
  • Chief Executive Officer, Mount Elizabeth Hospital | Singapore
  • Executive Director, IT Risk Management & Security, JCAP, MSD | Singapore
  • Head of Criminal Investigation, Myanmar Police Force | Myanmar
  • Group Head of Information Security & Digital Risk Management (ISDRM), OCBC | Singapore
  • Director of Cyber Security Oversight, PayPal | Singapore
  • VP and Head of Emerging Technologies and Innovations Division, Philippine National Bank | Philippines
  • Vice President (Infrastructure and Service Management), SBS Transit Ltd | Singapore
  • Vice President Cybersecurity, Schwarz Group | Germany
  • Chief, Data Center Management Section, State Railway of Thailand | Thailand
  • Director, Cyber Defense Group - Policy, Risk Management & Capability Development, Synapxe | Singapore
  • Cyber Technology & Strategy, Cybersecurity, Temasek | Singapore



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