Landbank exec is lone Pinoy among top Asean CIO awardees

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Photo credit: From the Facebook page of Alan Bornas Photo credit: From the Facebook page of Alan Bornas[/caption] Alan Bornas, Landbank?s senior vice president and head of the technology management group, was the only Filipino in this year?s batch of awardees at the 10th Asean CIO/CSO Summits and Awards held in Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam. Bornas, who has been with Landbank for decades, has a computer science degree from the University of the Philippines. He also attended the Michael G. Foster School of Business at the University of Washington. According to a report by Hanoi-based publication Biz Hub, Bornas is one of five international CIOs who won the prize. The others are Benedict Tan Wee Bor, CIO of Singapore Health Services; Catherine Goh, IT director of the National Kidney Foundation; Kingkeo Vangkaneng, deputy general director of the Lao Telecommunication Company; and Rosina Howe ?Teo, director of IT and chief innovation officer of Singapore’s Land Transport Authority (LTA). The three Asean CSO awardees are Amirudin Bin Abdul Wahab, CEO of CyberSecurity Malaysia; Tran Thi Kim Phuong, editor-in-chief of An Toan Thong Tin (Information Security) Magazine; and Vo Anh Trung, deputy general director of the department of financial informatics and statistics of the finance ministry. The event, the report said, was organized by the International Data Group (IDG) in collaboration with the ministries of national defence, information and communications and public security, besides science and technology, and the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee. The awards aim to honor outstanding individuals who are in charge of information management and security to ensure business continuity, minimize business risks and maximize business opportunities in the enterprises, and government and civic organizations, the report added. ]]>

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