TBA, Manila

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Event Date Wed Jul 22 HKT - Thu Jul 23 HKT (over 2 years ago)
In your timezone (EST): Wed Jul 22 5:00am - Thu Jul 23 5:00am
Location TBA
Region APAC

One of Asia’s fastest growing economies, the Philippines is becoming an emerging tech ecosystem in the region. The country’s economic growth is expected to remain stable and robust, maintaining between 7% – 8% for the next 3 years as a result of strong public investments.

Initiatives to develop the digital infrastructure of the country includes a USD$26 million plan to provide free WiFi in public spaces and educational institute and a further USD$4 million to improve internet quality and speed. These initiatives will be implemented by the Department of Information and Communications Technology. The country will also be introducing a 3rd major telecom company to improve telecommunications services by increasing the competition.

Another key area in the initiative is smart cities. As an essential component in digital economies, smart cities incorporate sustainable growth and technological integration into a country as well as giving substantial economic boost. The Philippines have planned for multiple projects to be launched over the next decade with prominent ones such as the New Manila Bay City of Pearl and New Clark City being core developments. New Clark City alone is set to contribute an additional USD$31 billion to the country’s GDP.


2019 Past Speakers

Eliseo Mijares Rio Jr
Undersecretary, Department of Information and Communication Technology (DICT)

Monchito Ibrahim
Former Undersecretary, Department of Information and Communication Technology (DICT)

Emmy Lou Delfin
Director, ICT Industry Benchmarking and Promotions, Department of Information and Communication Technology (DICT)

Ivin Ronald D.M. Alzona
Assistant Secretary for Regional Operations and Countryside and ICT Developments, Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT)

Engr. Jose Carlos P. Reyes
Director of Cybersecurity Bureau, Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT)

Mgen. Benito Antonio T De Leon
Head, Public Safety & Security Command Center, Davao City

Danilo Delapuz Lim
Chairman, Metropolitan Manila Development Authority

Reuel M. Oliver
Executive Director, Naga City Investment Board Information Technology Officer & Acting Metro PESO Manager, City Government of Naga

Gavin D. Barfield
Chief Technology Advisor, Meralco

Emmanuel C Portugal
Chief Digital Transformation Officer, Energy Development Corp

Tenzin Dolma Norbhu
Head of Connectivity and Access Policy for Asia Pacific, Facebook

Edgar O. Chua
Chairman, Makati Business Club

Rey Untal
President and CEO, IT and Business Process Association of the Philippines (IBPAP)

Ariel Ong
President, First Philippine Electric Corporation

Vivencio Dizon
President and CEO, Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA)

Dr. Francisco "Kiko" Castillo
Senior Vice President - CIO, Maynilad Water Services

Dr. Supakorn Siddhichai
Executive Vice President, Digital Economy Promotion Agency (DEPA), Thailand

Pia Bernadette Roman Tayag
Managing Director, Inclusive Finance Advocacy Office

Kaspar Situmorang
EVP Digital Banking, Bank Rakyat Indonesia

Sherwin Nones
Head of Strategic Planning & Marketing, Integrated Micro-Electronics, Inc. (IMI)

Christine Yong
Head of Innovation, Tenaga Nasional Berhad

Mark Bantigue
Vice President, Head of E-commerce, Security Bank Corporation

Gladys Nalda
President and CEO, Menlo Renewable Energy Corporation

Ernesto O. Silvano, Jr.
Head of Total Electrification and Renewable Energy Department, National Electrification Administration

Henry Rhoel R. Aguda
Senior Executive Vice President, Chief Technology and Operations Officer and Chief Transformation Officer, UnionBank of the Philippines

Victor Y. Tria
Head, PLDT Enterprise, PLDT

Jonathan Bates
Head of GrabPay Philippines, GrabPay

Rhett Ramos
Asia IT Director, Allegro MicroSystems

Alfee Lee
Head of Strategic Offering, Fujitsu

Jesus C. Romero
COO, Converge ICT Solutions

David Honorio Lim III
CEO, Calibr8

Martin Yates
Chief Technology Officer, Digital Cities and National ICT Planning Architecture, Global Digital Cities Office, Dell Technologies

Patrick Conway
Business Development Director, Critical Application Connectivity Products, Virtual Access - N'osairis

Alvin Cheang
Senior Manager, Head of Integrated Solution, Asia, IT & Edge Infrastructure (ITEI), Vertiv

Lim Soon Chia
Director of Cybersecurity Engineering Centre, Cyber Security Agency of Singapore (CSA)

Nilo T Bugtai
Chairman & Professor of Department of Manufacturing Engineering and Management, De La Salle University

Anna Liza F Bonagua
Director, Bureau of Local Government Development, Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG)

Sponsors & Partners

2020 Sponsors



• Dell Technologies
• Intel

• Calibr8 Systems

• N'osairis
• Fujitsu

• Vertiv

• Converge

• Taiwan Excellence

• SG Tech

• Accton
• Apacer
• Aver
• ICP Das
• iEi
• IoT Workz
• Opsolutions
• Suites
• Wisx
• Robustel

• Asia Blockchain Review
• NFC Forum
• Open Connectivity