Corporate Profile

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The Asian-Oceanian Computing Industry Organization (ASOCIO) is an ICT Federation organized by ICT associations representing 24 economies throughout the Asia Pacific. ASOCIO was established in Tokyo, Japan in 1984 and it is the most time-honoured and active international ICT trade organization in Asia and Oceania. Its influence covers more than 10,000 ICT companies and represents approximately US$ 350 billion of ICT revenue in the region. ASOCIO’s objective is to promote, encourage and foster relationships and trade among its members, and to develop the computing industry in the region.

 

Presently, ASOCIO comprises of 24 members from Australia, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Lao PDR, Macao, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, New Zealand, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam. Today, ASOCIO’s members account for more than 10,000 ICT companies and represent approximately US$350 billion of ICT revenue in the region.

 

Under the ASOCIO umbrella, member economies are provided with an opportunity to collaborate amongst the member economies for growth.

 

ASOCIO organizes different core activities annually such as Digital Summit, Plenary Meeting, Multilateral Trade Visit and Smart City Summit in different member economies as well as produce an inaugural research report and ASOCIO ICT Excellence Awards. The summit is known as one of the region’s high-powered ICT forums, providing platforms for government and industry to exchange information and develop a closer relationship and most importantly, identify new business opportunities.

Vision
Catalyst of Asia Pacific Digital Transformation and Enablement
Mission

  1. Create and facilitate frameworks and platform for cross-border trade.
  2. Engage governments on the development of national digital agenda.
  3. Assist member economies to establish globally competitive ICT industry.
  4. Be the Voice of the ICT industry at international trade and technology fora.
  5. Facilitate implementation of standards and governance.
  6. Be the focal point on the state of the Digital Economy in the region.

Vision
Catalyst of Asia Pacific Digital Transformation and Enablement
Mission
1. Create and facilitate frameworks and platform for cross-border trade
2. Engage governments on the development of national digital agenda
3. Assist member economies to establish globally competitive ICT industry
4. Be the Voice of the ICT industry at international trade and technology fora
5. Facilitate implementation of standards and governance
6. Be the focal point on the state of the Digital Economy in the region.
Objective
  1. To promote, encourage, foster, develop and coordinate the interests of members of the organization in the computing services industry.
  2. To encourage its members to formulate, maintain and establish a code of conduct including standards of services and performance, as guidelines for compliance by the computing services industry.
  3. To promote the interests of the industry through the print media, exhibitions, competitions and public for as may be advantageous to the computing services industry.
  4. To formulate and propose model legislative or other such measures for the advancement of the interest of the computing services industry’s and the community.
  5. To mutually promote, encourage, foster and develop computing services and other ancillary and allied industries.
  6. To promote opportunities for the interchange of opinions on matters affecting the computing services industry, including cooperation with other organizations on matters of common interest.
  7. To prepare, edit, print, issue, acquire and circulate trade journals, directories, books, papers, periodicals, gazettes, circulars and other publications which have a bearing on the computing services industry or on any other business considered by the General Assembly of the organization to be allied, and to form libraries and collections of literature, and compile statistics and other information relating to the computing services industry.
  8. To confer, consult, maintain, contact and cooperate with any association, society or institution having objectives in whole or part similar to those of the organization.

Events

No. Event Name Date Country
1. Multilateral Trade Visit (MTV) 23 – 26 January 2018 Vientiane Capital, Lao PDR
2. Plenary Meeting 20 – 25 June 2018 Thimphu, Bhutan
3. Smart City Summit 17 – 20 September 2018 Hanoi, Vietnam
4. Digital Summit 6 – 9 November 2018 Tokyo, Japan

PAST Presidency / Chairman

Tenure President / Chairman Organisation
1984 – 1986 Late Ichiro Tanizawa JISA (Japan)
1987 – 1988 Kevin Morrisey ACS (Australia)
1989 – 1990 Y. T. Lee FKII (Korea)
1991 – 1992 Noel Hon SFCI (Singapore)
1993 – 1994 Richard Yin CISA (Taiwan)
1995 – 1996 Y. T. Lee FKII (Korea)
1997 – 1998 F. C. Kohli NASSCOM (India)
1999 – 2000 Neville Roach AIIA (Australia)
2001 – 2002 Harres Tan PIKOM (Malaysia)
2003 – 2004 Manoo Ordeedolchest ATCI (Thailand)
2005 – 2006 Wilson Tan SiTF (Singapore)
2007 – 2009 Ashank Desai NASSCOM (India)
2010 – 2012 Looi Kien Leong PIKOM (Malaysia)
2013 – 2014 Abdullah H. Kafi BCS (Bangladesh)
2015 – 2016 Bunrak Saraggananda ATCI (Thailand)
2017 – Present David Wong Nan Fay PIKOM (Malaysia)