Shirin Hamid
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Shirin Hamid

Principal Director (CIO), Office of information Systems and Technology
Shirin Hamid has more than 20 years of executive leadership in digital transformation and innovative use of information management and technologies for complex and large multinational and multi-dimensional organizations. As CIO of the ADB, Shirin is responsible for the Bank's digital strategies and transformation, its IT infrastructure, operations and talents spanning across more than 30 countries. Under Shirin’s leadership, the ADB was awarded the 2019 CIO 100 Award for its successful adoption of cloud solutions and innovative technologies for improving user experience, supporting a mobile workforce and enhancing organizational resiliency and IT security. Prior to the ADB, Shirin was the Chief Technology Officer of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in New York from 2005 to 2016. Before that, she was the General Manager of IS/IT of Singapore's conglomerate Keppel Corporation and concurrently, of its subsidiary Keppel Offshore & Marine. Shirin started her professional career as a consultant at Andersen Consulting/Accenture in Singapore and subsequently at Deloitte Consulting in Boston, USA. She holds a Master's degree in Business Systems Analysis and Design from City University, UK and a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science from Coventry University, UK. She currently lives in Manila in the Philippines with her husband and two kids. In 2014, Shirin was honored as a Top 100 Premier Global IT Leader by ComputerWorld.
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Wednesday, 30 October, 2019 10:15 AM|Wednesday, 30 October, 2019 11:00 AM
South East Asian Viewpoint: Financial Inclusion: Idea and Product Development Through Hackathons

Ideas are generated from many sources but few make it beyond powerpoint. Creating a safe-place to experiment, a sandbox to try things out and a support structure to believe in the possible is crucial to product development, attracting talent and changing the organinzations mindset. Join Ms. Shirin Hamid, Asian Development Bank, on how she's elevated the role IT to be the lifeblood of innovation and experimentation.

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