The CIO Club Series

An exclusive online roundtable for IT and Cybersecurity leaders in Singapore

January 27, 2021 | Wednesday | 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM SGT


Hosted by Cloudflare, this virtual event will explore how organisations can modernise their IT architecture and bring together how users connect, on-ramps for branch offices, secure connectivity for applications, and controlled access to SaaS into a single platform.


What is Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) and do you need it?

A new Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) framework is rapidly emerging to to replace traditional on premise architecture that can be costly, inflexible and less efficient. SASE enables a corporate network to focus on optimising the performance of the applications that their employees need and offers much greater agility in enabling businesses to respond to dynamic market forces.

During the business lockdowns of Covid-19, many cybersecurity corners had been cut in the haste to move to a work-from-home format company wide. These challenges must be addressed as a priority given that the situation has demonstrated the viability of hybrid working arrangements.

  • What is SASE and why do companies need it?
  • What are the current cybersecurity concerns of IT leaders? What are the main priorities in their plans for 2021?
  • How can CISOs and CIOs be better prepared for the ‘new normal’?


3:50 PM
Guest to check-in online


4:00 PM
Ortus Master of Ceremonies to make introductions


4:05 PM
Short introduction by Cloudflare


4:15 PM
Whiskey and chocolate tasting and Introduction of participants


4:45 PM
Discussion instigated by the moderator and continued by the group


5:30 PM
End of session