Thriving in Uncertainty – How CIOs are Innovating to Drive Digital Agility


With uncertainty as the norm, organisations are shifting digital transformation (DX) priorities to be more resilient against future disruptions and capture the next phase of growth.

To stay competitive and succeed, whether it’s flexing an existing muscle or learning new behaviours, organisations must be highly adaptive in the way they plan and operate. As the demand and focus on technology increase to enable business modernisation and ensure business continuity, the role of the CIO has itself undergone somewhat of a the transformation from what was once an operational role concerning various aspects of IT to a transformational role of innovators on top management.

It’s our pleasure to invite you to the CIO Roundtable on October 27, 2022, to join Workday and IT leaders from leading organisations in Malaysia in a moderated discussion to share insights on:


11:00 - 11:15 AM

Registration and Networking

11:15 - 11:20 AM

Welcome by EDX host and Workday Introduction

11:20 - 11:40 AM

Technology Update by Workday Damian Leach, Chief Technology Officer, Asia Pacific and Japan, Workday

11:40 - 12:20 PM

Networking Lunch

12:20 - 13:20 PM

Design Thinking: delegate insights sharing + roundtable discussion Damian Leach, Chief Technology Officer, Asia Pacific, and Japan, Workday and Wong Pei Woan, Head of Solutions (HCM), Asia, Workday

13:20 - 13:30 PM

Wrap up and highlights on what had been discussed Damian Leach, Chief Technology Officer, Asia Pacific and Japan, Workday and Wong Pei Woan, Head of Solutions (HCM), Asia, Workday

13:30 PM




Interactive and relaxed setting. Forge and strengthen strategic relationships


Collaborate on emerging markets, businesses, concepts, strategies and trends


Get involved and share ideas, innovation experiences, insights, best practices


Learn about successful case studies and latest trends from leading thought leaders and technology providers



Chief Technology Officer, Asia Pacific and Japan

Damian started his career in London as a developer, then led a consultancy practice across Asia and Europe. Damian also lived and worked in Australia as the Head of Expert Engineering APJ for American Express before moving his family to Singapore. Prior to joining Workday as the Chief Technology Officer APJ, Damian worked in Standard Chartered Bank as the global Head of Collaboration and Communications Technology managing the design, build, run lifecycle of applications globally. Damian has an international EMBA specializing in Entrepreneurial leadership and Asian Business Management, the overseas segments were in both Wharton and UC Berkeley HaaS.


Head of Solutions (HCM), Asia

Armed with a Computer Science degree, Pei Woan was passionate about coding and planning to settle in a programming role upon graduation. Her first job landed her in the HR world at a large conglomerate and since then, she has never looked back. For almost 20 years, Pei Woan built her career deep in the discipline of HR and Technology recommending and managing transformation projects across organisations.

Pei Woan currently manages a team of HR and IT solution consultants at Workday for Asia. She constantly sets internal benchmarks in employee engagement that includes employee health, well-being and diversity. As part of her leadership portfolio, she also chairs the Field Innovation Champions team for Customer Experience across the Asia Pacific and Japan.

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