Digital technologies are today’s most powerful drivers of change. DigitalxADB aims to raise awareness and build broad consensus within ADB to continue focusing on the digital opportunities that lie ahead in a world reshaped by COVID-19. This event is designed to help ADB’s people and partners learn more about the digital technologies that are being brought to the forefront of our operations, investments, and work.

DigitalxADB consists of four thematic tracks. They highlight different dimensions of the digital transformation currently undergoing both at the institutional and operational levels of ADB.

  • DigitalxInfrastructure
  • DigitalxWork
  • DigitalxGovernment
  • DigitalxEconomy

The event offers a rich portfolio of sessions, including:

  • High-level conversations to inform the future direction of the institutional and operational digital transformation of ADB
  • Discussions on ADB’s digital strategy and transformation agenda
  • Showcasing of ADB’s digital initiatives, highlighting the digital adaptations in design, delivery, and monitoring in operations
  • Experiential learning in new technology-based and data-driven solutions for ADB operations to reinforce the new digital and collaborative ways of working
  • Marketplace highlighting emerging technologies with strong potential to disrupt and contribute to ADB’s operations.


DigitalxADB aims to 

  • raise awareness and encourage participants to further integrate digital technologies into their work
  • build broad consensus to continue focusing on digital opportunities 

Target participants

  • ADB staff/contractors/consultants
  • External partners

Resource speakers

  • ADB senior management, including President Masatsugu Asakawa
  • Dave Wright, Chief Innovation Officer, ServiceNow
  • Todd McDonald, Co-Founder, Chief Product Officer, R3
  • Ramayya Krishnan, Dean and Professor of Management Science and Information Systems, Carnegie Mellon University 
  • Kate Wilson, CEO, Digital Impact Alliance, UN Foundation
  • Nicolas Betbeder-Matibet, President of the Asia Pacific and Japan Region, Software AG
  • Atsuko Okuda, Regional Director of the International Telecommunications Union, Asia Pacific Office
  • Katsumi Emura, Corporation Fellow (former CTO), NEC   
  • Saurabh Garg, CEO of Unique Identification Authority of India
  • Karl Mehta, Founder and CEO, EdCast
  • Florian Marcus, Digital Transformation Adviser, e-Estonia, Estonia
  • Theresa Mathawaphan, Chief Strategy Officer, National Innovation Agency, Thailand
  • And many more tech industry and thought leaders plus alternative voices

How to register

Go to DigitalXADB to register.



Event organizers / partners

  • Carolyn Dedolph Cabrera, Principal IT Specialist (Digital Adoption and Outreach), Information Technology Department 
  • Yoonee Jeong, Senior Digital Technology Specialist (Digital Connectivity), Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department 
  • Carmela Fernando-Villamar, Digital Technology Officer, Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department 
  • Angelique Menina, Senior Technical Writer, Information Technology Department 
  • Jason Lusk, Partnerships and Communications Manager, Private Sector Operations Department

Event Contact