Asian-Oceanian Computing Industry Organization

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ASOCIO
Industry Information Technology
Founded 1984
Headquarters Tokyo, Japan
Website http://www.asocio.org

The Asian-Oceanian Computing Industry Organization (ASOCIO) is a grouping of ICT industry associations representing the Asian-Oceania region. Established in 1984 in Tokyo, Japan, ASOCIO’s objective is to develop the computing society and industry across the Asia Oceania region domain by promoting trade as well as fostering relationships between its member economies. ASOCIO has created links between ICT companies and the industry’s growth in member economies.

ASOCIO represents the interests of 22 economies, comprising members from Australia, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Macao, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, New Zealand, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam. There are also seven guest members from USA, United Kingdom, Canada, Spain, Russia, France, and Kenya.

As of 23 May 2013, ASOCIO is chaired by Abdullah H. Kafi, who represents Bangladesh on behalf of BCS.

Mission and vision[edit]

ASOCIO was formed with the mission of serving the ICT industry in the region and enhancing its global competitiveness. ASOCIO’s major objectives are as follows:

1. Promotion and development of the interests of member economies within the computing services industry and other ancillary and allied industries and to encourage member economies to formulate, maintain and establish a code of conduct including standards of services and performance, as guidelines for compliance

2. To promote the interests of the industry through the print media (trade journals, directories, books, papers, periodicals, gazettes, circulars and other publications), exhibitions and competitions.

3. To formulate and propose model legislative or other such measures for the advancement of the computing services industry and the community and to promote opportunities for the interchange of opinions on various matters.

4. To confer, consult, maintain, contact and cooperate with any association, society or institution having objectives in whole or part similar to those of the organization.

ASOCIO presidency[edit]

Tenure President Organisation
1984 - 1986 Ichiro Tanizawa JISA (Japan)
1987 - 1988 Y. T. Lee FKII (Korea)
1991 - 1992 Noel Hon SFCI (Singapore)
1993 - 1994 Richard Yin CISA (Taiwan)
1995 - 1996 Y. T. Lee FKII (Korea)
1997 - 1998 F. C. Kohli NASSCOM (India)
1999 - 2000 Neville Roach AIIA (Australia)
2001 - 2002 Kevin Morrisey ACS (Australia)
2001 - 2002 Harres Tan PIKOM (Malaysia)
2003 - 2004 Manoo Ordeedolchest ATCI (Thailand)
2005 - 2006 Wilson Tan SiTF (Singapore)
2007 - 2009 Ashank Desai NASSCOM (India)
2010 - 2012 Looi Kien Leong PIKOM (Malaysia)
2013-Present Abdullah H. Kafi BCS (Bangladesh)

Chronology of member expansion[edit]

Year Country Organisation
1984 Japan JISA
Australia AIIA
South Korea FKII
Taiwan CISA
New Zealand ITANZ (NZSA 2009)
1985 Singapore SiTF
1988 Malaysia PIKOM
1989 Thailand ATCI
1990 India NASCCOM
1993 Indonesia ASPILUKI (FTII 2009)
1994 Mongolia MIDAS/MONITA
1995 Bangladesh BCS
1996 Nepal CAN
1997 Sri Lanka FITIS
1998 Myanmar MCF
2000 Philippines ITFP (BPAP 2007)
2001 Vietnam VINASA
2002 Hong Kong ISIA
2003 Pakistan PASHA
2005 Laos LICA
2008 Cambodia ICT-CAM
2010 Macao CCM

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