Report of the Conference on Digital Strategies in Asian Countries


 December 13, 2023


 AB Room, 7th Floor, Japan Computer Information Service Employee’s Pension Fund (JJK), Tokyo

Event Results

With the restrictions on COVID-19 greatly eased, Center of the International Cooperation for Computerization (CICC) invited keypersons in digital strategies from ASEAN and South Asian governments and other organizations to Japan after four year’s web-based conference. The nine participating countries were Brunei, Cambodia, Lao, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. At the conference, representatives from each country gave presentations on their country's digital strategies, followed by a lively Q&A session and exchange of opinions. We would like to thank all conference participants as well as the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), ASEAN-Japan Centre and the Institute of Digital Government, Waseda University for their support. In addition, this conference was subsidized by JKA through its promotion funds from KEIRIN RACE. We appreciate JKA’s support.

The conference opened with opening remarks by Takahito Tokita, President, CICC, followed by guest address by Mr. Ryota Ishibashi, Deputy Director, IT Industry Division, Commerce and Information Policy Bureau, METI.

Representatives from nine Asian countries introduced their countries' digital strategies, including policies for social and economic digitization and the status of related projects, with an eye toward the with-corona and post-corona worlds, and provided a meaningful exchange of information and opinions with the participants on the current status and initiatives in their countries.

In this invitation program, representatives of each country visited METI, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) and Major IT companies to exchange opinions and observe their facilities, thereby promoting mutual understanding and strengthening personal networks.

Please see below for the conference program and presentation materials.
* Materials with permission are posted. Please click on the country name.


10:05 - 10:35
Opening Address
 Mr. Takahito Tokita
 President of Center of the International Cooperation for Computerization (CICC)

Guest Speech
 Mr. Ryota Ishibashi
 Deputy Director, IT Industry Division
 Commerce and Information Policy Bureau
 Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan

10:35 - 12:15  Digital Strategies in Asian Countries

 Mr. Mohammad Ammar Izzuddin bin Awg Rosli
 Cloud Infrastructure Manager
 Operations and Infrastructure Division

 Mr. Koh Chun Hock
 Chief Digitalization Officer
 Digitalization Division

 E-Government National Centre (EGNC)
 Prime Minister’s Office

 Mr. Mao Neang
 Undersecretary of State
 Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications (MPTC)

Lao P.D.R 
 Ms. Kittisack Pasomsouk
 Deputy Director, Management and Coordination Division
 Digital Government Center
 Ministry of Technology and Communications (MTC)

 Mr. Min Zeyar Hlaing
 Myanmar Computer Federation (MCF)

12:15 - 13:45 Networking Lunch

13:45 - 16:05  Digital Strategies in Asian Countries

 Mr.Lok Raj Sharma
 Director, e-Government Division
 Department of Information Technology (DoIT)
 Ministry of Communication and Information Technology

 Mr. Syed Jawad Ali Sherazi
 Director General – International Co-ordination
 Ministry of Information Technology and Telecommunication (MoITT)

 Ms. Cheng Shi Min
 Senior Manager
 International Relations, Policy and Strategy
 Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA)

 1.Singapore Digital Economy report:
 2.IMDA Annual Report 2022/2023:

15:00 - 15:20  Coffee Break

 Dr. Pathomdanai Ponjan
 Senior Policy and Plan Analyst
 Strategy and Plan Bureau
 Ministry of Digital Economy and Society (MDES)

 Mr. Nguyen Huy Khang
 Deputy Head of Division
 General Office
 Vietnam Digital Transformation Authority
 Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC)

16:10 - 16:15
Closing Address
 Mr. Koichiro Urabe
 Executive Director
 Center of the International Cooperation for Computerization (CICC)

Conference Scene