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ACCA’s Upcoming Event

Registration: ACCA Roundtable Discussions in Jakarta, 9 Mar 2017

Enabling Free Flow of Data in the Digital Economy

Time: 1030am to 230pm

Venue: Pullman Jakarta Indonesia Thamrin CBD, Hesa Room, Level 3

The ACCA is organising a roundtable discussion in Jakarta on data flows, e-payments and fintechs that are known to spur innovation and efficiency in the digital economy.

Registration: FREE, please register here or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Agenda for 9 Mar, Thursday















Welcome address

Ms. Lim May-Ann, ACCA Executive Director


Opening Address


Keynote Address

Mr. Semuel Abrijani Pangerapan, Director General for Informatics Applications, KOMINFO, Indonesia


Roundtable 1: Data flow in the digital economy


Government Regulation no. 82 (GR82), announced in October 2012, is Indonesia’s draft regulation concerning electronic information and transactions. GR82 has caused concern among industry players, as it states all data centres used by public services and business disaster recovery operations are to be located in Indonesia for reasons of law enforcement, protection and national sovereignty. Currently, no detailed explanation is given on what constitutes “public services”, and how this regulation will be enforced and its impact towards cloud computing and data centre businesses. With the enormous value generated through cross-border data flow, how do private stakeholders manage vague restrictions yet seek growth and improved efficiency in the country? This roundtable will discuss the balancing act stakeholders assume to pursue economic and technological development while managing national concerns on data transmission. 


Roundtable discussion with associations and industry players

Format: 30 min panel session, with 15 minutes Q&A with the floor (4 panellists)





Keynote address

Dr. Muliaman D. Hadad, Commissioner, Chairman of the Board of Commissioners of the Financial Services Authority (OJK)




Roundtable 2: E-payments and fintech – How cloud computing and free flow of data facilitates the e-payments and fintech sector


The rapid use of fintech has made instant and secure transactions convenient, especially through mobile channels. 

With twice the number of unique mobile phone subscribers compared to bank account holders, e-payment companies have expanded their reach to under-served markets while greatly reducing transaction fees and overcoming stringent banking standards.

Fintech is the main driver of this innovation and companies are encouraged to provide financial services with cutting edge technologies, sidestepping the legacy cost structures and regulatory constraints of traditional banks. In November 2016, Indonesia drafted the electronic transfer process services regulation (No.18/40/PBI/2016), known as Indonesia’s “fintech regulation”. The objectives of this regulation is to regulate the emerging fintech and e-transactions in Indonesia. This roundtable will look at how this regulation, though in line with the government’s long term policy goal of promoting financial inclusion, affects the development of SMEs in this sector.


Roundtable discussion with associations and industry players

Format: 30 min panel session, with 15 minutes Q&A with the floor (4 panellists)


Closing Address:

ACCA Board Member




Note: This draft programme is subject to change.



The Asia Cloud Computing Association (ACCA), in partnership with member company PLDT, ePLDT, and PLDT Alpha, co-hosted an invitation-only Tech Brunch discussion, discussing issues around the Digital Transformation for Smarter Government. The event was held on 22 Nov 2016, 8am-12:30pm, at the New World Hotel Makati, and was attended by more than 70 delegates.



Details of the full programme can be found hereeventspage1 


2016 ACCA ROUNDTABLE ON SMART CITIES and smart logistics: HONG KONG (18 NOV 2016) 

The ACCA organized a roundtable discussion in Hong Kong in partnership with Equinix, to host discussion and meetings on Smart Cities, IoT and the logistics sector especially in the context of cloud applications. The event was held from 8.30am – 2pm at the Ritz Carlton Hong Kong, Elements, International Commerce Centre (ICC), 1 Austin Rd West, Hong Kong. The theme of the roundtable was: Will IoT Platforms Revolutionize Smart Cities and Smart Logistics?


Details of the full programme can be found hereeventspage2



The ACCA Q4 members and board meeting and AGM was held at Equnix’s APAC headquarters. The meetings provided an update on ACCA events and policy responses to cloud guidelines in the region. We elected the board and exco for 2017. The meetings also held discussions on the plan for the next year. There will be an exciting line up of activities and outputs for 2017!



The ACCA and the Futures Industry Association Japan (FIA Japan) co-hosted a discussion in Tokyo on 1 Nov 2016 regarding the Cloud Computing Services: Usage by the Financial Services Industry Business Models and Regulatory Approach. The evening’s discussion was in three parts: first, key regulatory updates from the US and from Asia Pacific, followed by a focus on Japan’s regulatory landscape most pertinent to Japan’s financial services industry (FSI), and finally, an open discussion on the business risks to FSIs moving to cloud, and the regulatory approaches which have been taken to manage both the risks as well as technology compliance requirements.

Details of the full programme can be found hereeventspage4 


Full ACCA Japan Addendum available here - in English and Japanese

ACCA FSI2016 AddendumUpdate final Cover


The full CRI Report in Japanese is available here




The ACCA launched its Data Analytics White Paper titled ‘Data Analytics to Bridge Knowledge Gaps: An ACCA White Paper on Supply and Demand for Big Data Analytics in Asia Pacific' on 13 October, 6-7pm, Lantern Bar, Fullerton Bay Hotel, Singapore. Mr Arun Sundar, Chairman of the ACCA Emerging Cloud Services Working Group, and Chief Strategy Officer, TrustSphere, provided highlights of the white paper. The white paper is one of ACCA’s unique outputs gathered through sentiments shared with the ACCA and it offers help to grow the number of data-driven businesses across the region. 


Details of the full programme can be found heredawp16 2 


Full Data Analytics White Paper available here

 Data analytics gap


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The use of cloud computing in healthcare has been core to a transformation of the healthcare industry. However, delivery of better patient management and care via electronic health records, personal wellness monitoring, and other cloud-enabled methods of patient care has raised concerns with regard to legal compliance and preserving the privacy of patients. Privacy, security, reliability, audit, limits on data use and data segregation are among the issues that surface when discussing cloud services for healthcare. To better understand these needs, and the opportunities for the adoption of cloud computing, the ACCA is bringing together in roundtable discussions experts from healthcare and cloud services to discuss the issues facing the Healthcare Industry that are perceived to be barriers to the adoption of cloud computing. Find a roundtable in your city to join today!


Jan 2016

Dec 2015

  • 8 Dec 2015 - Stacy Baird, Chairman of the ACCA Data Governance working group, explains why Hong Kong’s copyright bill is no threat to free speech. The proposed exceptions in Hong Kong’s copyright bill, taken together, unambiguously address all concerns related to protecting free speech. Read the full article in South China Morning Post

Nov 2015

Oct 2015

  • 29 Oct 2015 - Cloud Expo Asia 2015 - the ACCA hosted a panel titled "ACCA@5 – Asia Pacific’s Cloud Journey" in conjunction with our 5th anniversary. The panel looked back at 5 years of cloud developments and takes stock of how far the industry has come, and takes a look into what's next in store for the next 5 years of cloud computing in the region. [more]

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