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15th Annual International Academy of CIO (IAC) Conference Date Announced for September 28-30, 2020 at George Mason University’s Arlington, VA Campus

Announced today, the 15th Annual International Academy of CIO (IAC) Conference is set for September 28-30, 2020 at George Mason University’s Arlington, VA Campus.

The IAC Annual Conference brings 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. The conferences are research to practice oriented in that the talks and presentations include both strategy and practice talks and presentations by government leaders, private sector executives and NGO leaders as well as research related talks by academics.

In addition, the conferences focus on major world challenges and opportunities where ICT has the potential to contribute including the two topics of ageing society and natural disasters. The conferences are well attended by speakers and participants from around the world and are highlighted by active host government support and engagement.

Previous conferences have been held at the following locations:

2019 – Taiwan

2018 – Astana, Kazakhstan

2017 – Moscow, Russia

2016 – Milan, Italy

2015 – Tokyo, Japan

2014 – Singapore

2013 – Beijing, China

2012 – Moscow, Russia

2011 – Manila, Philippines

2010 – Bandung, Indonesia

2009 – Bangkok, Thailand

2008 – Tokyo, Japan

2007 – Fairfax, Virginia

2006 – Tokyo, Japan.

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 over 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, please go to: www.iacio.org.

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Christina Batcheler

Christina Batcheler Program Operations & Public Relations Specialist Research Partnerships & Grants Initiative, School of Business Center for Assurance Research and Engineering (CARE), Volgenau School of Engineering George Mason University http://business.gmu.edu/partnerships-grants/ http://care.gmu.edu/ cbatchel@gmu.edu P: 703-993-3746 Cell: 703-868-2488 4400 University Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030 *For our latest news, please go to our blog at: http://business.gmu.edu/blog/tech/category/research/ *To receive our news via email periodically, please send your email to: cbatchel@gmu.edu. *Follow our tweets at: https://twitter.com/masoncyber *Join our Meetup Group for upcoming events at: https://www.meetup.com/Cybersecurity-Innovation-Forum/

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