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DICT completes Philippine Delegation for ConnectTechAsia 2018

The Department of Information and Communication Technology gathers some of PH's leading tech start-ups to form the PH Delegation for ConnectTechAsia 2018.
DICT completes Philippine Delegation for ConnectTechAsia 2018
DICT completes Philippine Delegation for ConnectTechAsia 2018

ConnecTechAsia is the region's latest mega tech event that will hold it's very first event on June 26th to June 28, 2018 in Singapore. The Philippine Pavilion will house 10 local companies including 7 start-ups to show the latest tech offerings, solutions and services the Philippibes has to offer.

QBO Innovation Hub and PwC Philippines conducted the 2017 Philippine Start-Up Survey which showed that 61% of the 106 CEOs of start-ups are planning to enter new regions outside the Philippines. That is why ConnectTechAsia is a key events for tech-related start-ups since it can be the perfect place for them to venture into the regional and international scene. In this event key players in telecoms, media and technology come together to talk about innovations in digital transformation of businesses and cities across Asia.

Here are the participating Philippine start-up companies

  • HYBrain
  • Kollab Guru Group Inc.
  • MediAid
  • MobileOptima Inc.
  • Payruler
  • Rumarocket Limited Inc.
  • Snapcart

ConnectTechAsia is the combination of the long-running events CommunicAsia, BroadcastAsia and the newly launched NXTAsia. CommunicAsia and BroadcastAsia have served the telco and broadcast media sectors for nearly 40 years while NXTAsia built upon this and presented the emerging tech in the digital age.

ConnectTechAsia is expecting 1,700 companies from 52 countries and regions to show what's new in the telecoms, media and technology industry. 

Here are some of the key speakers:
  • Derek Wang, Chief Cloud Architect, Alibaba
  • Richard Harshman, Managing Director - Asia Pacific, Google Cloud
  • Amy Wu, Chief Financial Officer – APAC, Discovery Inc.
  • Tony Zameczkowski, Vice President - Business Development Asia, Netflix
  • PetrPeterka, Chief Technology Officer,Verimatrix
  • Rene Werner, Chief Customer Service & Customer Experience Officer, CelcomAxiataBerhad
  • Jonas Engwall,Head of Asia,iFlix
  • Ian Yip, Chief Technology Officer - Asia Pacific, McAfee
  • Bill Chang,  Chief Executive Officer  - Group Enterprise ,Singtel
  • Dr. GuoFeng, CTO (Enterprise IoT), Enterprise Business Group, Huawei

The Philippines will be represented by Bettina Quimson, Digital Leader and Evangelist of the Philippine Government, Leah Camilla R. Besa-Jimenez, Chief Data Privacy Officer of PLDT.
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