The heat is on and the summer is in full blast as we head on to the month of May! And the better way to enjoy the season is to enjoy the sun, the sand, and the sea! It’s also a time to still acquire knowledge and learn new skills.
We too in the business community had a great experience as we learned emerging trends together with solid business values amidst a beautiful setting. PLDT made digital waves as they launched their Tech Island 2.0 recently in Subic last April 15 & 16. PLDT, which is one of our valued partners in empowering SMEs, made sure that the second wave is bigger and better for digital surfers!
More than 300 entrepreneurs and business leaders and about two thousand techies and geeks joined the two day-conference opened by PLDT’s First Vice President and Head of SME Business Kat Luna-Abelarde.
Polly Nazareno, PLDT Group president and CEO, despite having the digital age for quite some time now, there are still a lot of ‘digital migrants’, those who are still acquiring skills in the digital age, who need to learn more about the borderless world of digital.
For Eric Alberto, PLDT Executive Vice President and ePLDT President and CEO, shared that with the power of PLDT, the leading digital dependable partner of many SMEs, businesses can definitely level up as they can also provide them with premier cloud storage and M2M solutions.
Innovator of social media and journalism, Maria Ressa shared that with the advent of digital technology, the consumers of news and public affairs can also become producers as they can easily share news and information through the help of the internet.
His Eminence Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle also graced the conference to provide his wisdom on what makes a Transformational Leader.
The knowledge-filled sessions also included a forum with MVP Bossing and Golden ABC’s President and CEO Bernie Liu, Digital5 and TV5 Head of Sports coach Chot Reyes, and PLDT Communications and Energy Ventures, Inc. President and CEO and SMART Communication’s Chief Wireless Adviser Doy Vea, which was moderated by Atty. Mike Toledo, head of MVP Group Media Bureau. They have shared their insights on how Filipino SMEs can conquer the world with their high-quality products and services through the help of digital strategies.
The second day provided several break-out sessions that empowered a lot of business owners and IT practitioners on how they can master the digital wave and lead breakthrough programs.
Digital will be the new platform for innovation and creativity. We must all ride the digital wave and surf through the wonders of digital era!
Tourism, faith and technology: Robert Garcia, Chair of Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority; Polly Nazareno, President and CEO of PLDT Group; Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle; Eric Alberto, Executive Vice President and Head of Enterprise and International and Carrier Business of PLDT Group; and Kat Luna-Abelarde, First Vice President and Head of SME Business of PLDT Group.
Innovator of journalism and social media, Maria Ressa shares the personal story of Rappler and how it surpassed barriers of traditional media presentation.
MVP Bossing and Golden ABC’s President and CEO Bernie Liu, Digital5 and TV5 Head of Sports coach Chot Reyes, PLDT Communications and Energy Ventures, Inc. President and CEO and SMART Communication’s Chief Wireless Adviser Doy Vea, and Atty. Mike Toledo, head of MVP Group Media Bureau all agreed that there is no template to success in business.
Albert Yao and Myrna Yao of Richprime Global.
Bossings Nelson Par and Siu Ping Par of PR Gaz Haus.
Bossing Les Reyes of Reyes Haircutters, Bossing Rey Lapid of R. Lapid’s Chicharon and Barbecue, and Ramon Lopez of Go Negosyo.
Bossings Louie and Dulzzi Gutierrez of Silverworks with Bossing Genevieve Ledesma-Tan of Southville International School.
Earl Valencia, co-founder and president of Ideaspace Foundation shares tips for start-ups.
PLDT SME Nation Assistant Vice President and Head of Marketing, Amil Azurin.
PLDT Vice President and Head of Enterprise Subsidiaries at ABM Global Solutions Inc. Luigi Lopa, PLDT-SMART Foundation President Esther Santos, PLDT First Vice President and Head of Enterprise International and Carrier Business Revenue and Operations Support Cesar Enriquez, and Delnet Philippines President and CEO Klaas Oreel.