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Ms Wu Choy Peng

IT Leader of the Year, 2012

Choy Peng is the Group Chief Information Officer for Neptune Orient Lines (NOL), a global container shipping and logistics company. A visionary leader who anticipates business needs and consistently aligns IT with business goals, Choy Peng's leadership has brought about the implementation of many projects that epitomize industry-leading innovation. In 2011, she was named "CIO Of The Year" by IDC Asia Pacific for her outstanding leadership and innovative ability to implement technologies that provide a competitive advantage in this hyper-growth, hyper-competitive market.

At NOL, Choy Peng is credited with streamlining the IT organisation, and advocating an agile and responsive IT culture. Choy Peng has also been instrumental in architecting NOL's overarching IT plan to transform the business through a Replacement and Modernisation of Legacy Systems (REMODEL) program. REMODEL represents a vision to build a solid business-IT foundation and deliver new capabilities for growth, industry leadership and competitive advantage.

Choy Peng is a firm believer in enhancing professional development and enabling the IT organisation to achieve its full potential. She has been an active supporter of Singapore's National Infocomm Competency Framework, steering NOL to become a pioneer as well as a leading adopter of Workforce Skills Qualifications, a nation-wide initiative that trains, develops, assesses and recognises individuals for their competencies.

Prior to joining NOL, Choy Peng worked for 19 years with the Singapore Government in a wide variety of IT management roles. This included six years as the Government CIO when she was with the Infocomm Development Authority (IDA), where she led a team of 650 IT professionals in managing the IT needs of government agencies. Most notably at IDA, Choy Peng spearheaded the e-government programme that earned Singapore multiple international awards for being one of the first countries in the world to deliver the majority of government services electronically.

Choy Peng established a robust IT governance structure and framework that put the Singapore Government at the forefront as an effective user of IT. She was the technical advisor on IT policies, service-wide technical architecture and standards, and service-wide shared systems and infrastructure.

In 2010, Choy Peng was named a Fellow of the Singapore Computer Society. She led the editorial team for the COMIT Book of Knowledge, and the revised CITPM Book of Knowledge. Choy Peng was previously President of the Information Technology Managers Association from 2006 to 2009. She had also served on the boards of the Central Provident Fund Board and the National Library Board. She is currently a board member of the Institute of Systems Science and IDA International.

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