Registration Now Open: International Conference on Digital Transformation in Central Asia

Date: 01 July 2019
Other languages: Русский язык |

Hyatt Regency Bishkek Hotel, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
University of Central Asia campus, Naryn, Kyrgyzstan

October 4th-6th 2019

The University of Central Asia and the High Technology Park of the Kyrgyz Republic are pleased to announce that registration is now open for the first annual International Conference on Digital Transformation in Central Asia, to be held in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan from October 4th to 6th 2019.

There is no escaping the digital transformation taking place over the past three decades, and the growing sophistication of the cell phone is a constant reminder of this new reality. It impacts every aspect of our lives – at home and work. There is increasing recognition that technology can also level the playing field for emerging economies with their asymmetrical resources, as they vie for business in an ever-increasing global competition. With technology advancing at an unprecedented rate, how should Central Asia engage with this digital transformation?

The Conference will be an important gathering of Chief Information Officers and IT leaders in Central Asia. It will provide opportunities for technology professionals, government officials, educators, and researchers to meet and discuss the latest approaches to solving intriguing challenges in the fields of data collection and analysis, digitising government services, management (public and private), cyber security, and the increasing role of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) in education and research.

It will provide an opportunity for IT leaders to connect with over a hundred Chief Information Officers from within Central Asia and overseas, in both the government and private sectors. Besides providing an unprecedented opportunity for networking with the best minds in the business, the presence of representatives from companies such as Microsoft, Cisco, Oracle, and SAP, as well as Telecommunications, Mining, and Energy fields in Central Asia, provide a window into the depth of expected dialogue and discussion.


3 October 2019              Arrival of speakers and participants   
4 October 2019
              Opening Remarks
(Bishkek)                         Global Technology Trends
                                        Where the World is Heading in Terms of IT
                                        Emerging Technologies in the Education Sector
                                        Digital Transformation in Governmental Sector
                                        Digital Transformation Journey in Kyrgyz Republic
                                        How to Prepare for a Digital Journey?
                                        Entrepreneurship and Emerging Technologies
                                        The Ethics Behind Digital Lifestyle                                       

5 October 2019              Achieving Operational Excellence through Lean Thinking
(Bishkek)                         Digital Data and Analytics
                                        Data Privacy and GDPR
                                        Cyber Security
                                        Technology Leadership
                                        Role of CIO in the Digital Transformation
                                        CEO’s Expectations from CIOs and CDOs
6 October 2019              Travel from Bishkek to Naryn
(Naryn)                            Hackathon at Naryn Campus by High Tech Park
                                        Impact of High Technology Park in the Country
                                        Emerging Technologies in the Education Sector
                                        Student project presentations/results of Hackathon
                                        Musical event
                                        Travel from Naryn to Bishkek

A more detailed programme of the 3-day event, including side events, is available on the conference website.


The International Conference on Digital Transformation in Central Asia is open to Chief Information Officers, Chief Digital Officers, and IT leaders. The early bird conference fee is $200 without accommodation, and $600 with accommodation (at the Hyatt Regency Bishkek). This includes transport to and from UCA's campus in Naryn on the third day of the conference, but does not include travel cost to the conference. 

To register, or for further information on the conference speakers and programme, please visit:

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