Call for Speakers

in 146 days

GovWare 2024

event starts

15 Oct 2024

event ends

17 Oct 2024


Sands Expo & Convention Centre Singapore



The interconnection between AI and cybersecurity, together with developments in other tech verticals, have blurred lines with astounding speed. Both have overlapping aspects such as data and privacy, and both have been said to be an important base for the successful implementation of the other. Labels may be meaningless but, in this environment, many have pondered the vision of an all-encompassing framework that can best serve the process of what falls under the digitisation umbrella.

The implications can be profound in many areas. Weaponisation of tech and norms of behaviour among nation-states is one. Competition in development pathways for innovation and capacity building is another. Collaboration and competition in AI and cybersecurity-centric domains against the backdrop of big tech pervasiveness will grow in complexity. In managing all these, the evolution of C-suite and other leadership roles in technology and organisations can be bewildering in speed and impact of change.

Within cybersecurity itself, norms, boundaries, and the ecosystem continue to see seismic changes. Attack surfaces and threat landscape features shift on what seems a daily basis. Endpoint definition, the need to include a bewildering array of device devices and third-party products are just some of the challenges that continue to evolve and alter the fundamental demands of a holistic cybersecurity posture. Is this an evolutionary or revolutionary journey, and what is the likely outcome within the context of enabling the transformation journey of organisations?

GovWare will explore the bread-and-butter issues of current cybersecurity challenges and address how fundamentals can be adapted and transformed to help chart the digital future.


All submissions must indicate at least one of the topics from the Focus Areas below:

Cybersecurity Considerations in a Converged Digital Reality

  • Customer Protection by Design – Regulatory, Policy and Technical Engineering Perspectives
  • Digital Trust and Trust Technologies
  • Governance and Assurance in AI
  • Privacy Enhancing Technologies
  • Recent Developments in ML / AI Engines
  • Trusted Digital ID for Web 2.0 / 3.0 Applications

Cybersecurity Environment

  • Advanced Identity and Access Management
  • Cloud Native Security / Cloud-Enabled Cybersecurity
  • Cybersecurity and Digital Transformation
  • Data Privacy and Analytics
  • Distributed Security in General and IoT Environments / Internet of Things
  • Elements in API Security and Ecosystem

Emerging / Developing Technology for Cybersecurity

  • Quantum Computing and its Impact on Trust and Security Infrastructure

Operational Considerations

  • Cyber Threat Landscape & Intelligence
  • Cybersecurity Ops Centre: Methodologies & Operations
  • Darkweb, Cybercrime, Cyberwarfare
  • Data Governance / Sovereignty and Management / Regulatory Compliance
  • Developments in the Zero Trust Environment
  • Endpoint Security / Mobile Security / Network Security
  • Enterprise Security and Data Protection: Trends & Technologies
  • Incident Response, Investigations, Forensics, and Recovery in IT and OT Environments
  • Integrating AI for OT Automation and Cybersecurity within OT Infrastructure
  • Managed Services: Considerations for Advanced Threat Intelligence, Incident Response and Detection
  • Operational Technology Threat and Vulnerabilities Landscape
  • OT Threat Intelligence: Strategies for Effective Collection, Analysis and Dissemination
  • Security by Design: Risk Assessment, Avoidance and Mitigation

Thought Leadership and Strategy in Cybersecurity

  • Cybersecurity Risk Management / Risk-based Frameworks
  • Developing the Cybersecurity Ecosystem, Talent Pipeline and Professionalism
  • Development of a Cybersecurity Ecosystem through Public and Private Partnerships
  • Organisational Cybersecurity Culture – The Role of Leadership and Management

open, 13 days left
Call for Speakers
Call opens at 12:00 AM

19 Apr 2024

Call closes at 11:59 PM

03 Jun 2024

Call closes in Malay Peninsula Standard Time (UTC+08:00) timezone.
Closing time in your timezone () is .

Event Format

GovWare 2024 will be an in-person event with an exhibition complemented by a conference.

Important Dates

Call for Speakers Opens: 19 April 2024

Call for Speakers Closes: 3 June 2024

Notification to Applicants: From 24 June 2024

Submission of Presentation Materials: By 13 September 2024

Session Type

Each session is 30 minutes, inclusive of Q&A.

Official Terms and Submission Process & Requirements

1. GovWare 2024 does not accept product or vendor-related sales pitches.

2. Speakers who have been shortlisted, or a representative from the same organisation of similar or higher designation, should not deliver presentations on a similar or related topic at regional events in the months leading up to GovWare 2024. This guideline aims to ensure diversity in presentations and prevent over-representation of certain topics within the region.

3. Submissions that highlight emerging technologies, frameworks, methodologies, vulnerabilities, exploits, etc. are strongly encouraged and will be given priority.

4. Each submission must include:

  • Synopsis (not exceeding 1000 characters, includes spacing) providing key ideas and takeaways;
  • Speaker's biography (not exceeding 1000 characters, includes spacings);
  • Speaker’s most recent high resolution photograph in 1000x1000 pixels and aspect ratio of 1:1 (square-sized). View Speakers best practices for photo submission guidelines; and
  • Focus Area (see Focus Areas section for the list of available topics).

5. Applicants will receive an email notification upon each successful submission. An acceptance or rejection email notification will be sent to applicants from 18 June 2024, after the review period.

6. Applicants will be contacted if there are any questions about their submission(s).

7. The Programme Committee reserves all rights to reject submission(s) not adhering to the above terms.

8. The Programme Committee will try its best to accommodate your preferred speaking slots.

9. The Programme Committee reserves the right to change or modify its Terms and Conditions, dates and/or content of this invitation at any time without prior notice.

For programme or speaker related enquiries, please contact

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Thank you.

The GovWare Programme Team

Information is accurate as published and may be subject to changes.

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