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DICT Leads the Philippines Delegation at CommunicAsia2017

The Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) will lead the Philippine delegation at the upcoming CommunicAsia2017–Asia’s largest industry event for ICT that will be held from May 23 to 25, 2017 in Singapore.

The Philippines Pavilion will house 10 Philippine companies, from startups to large corporations, operating in the information technology and business process management (IT-BPM), telecommunications, financial and transportation industries. In addition, the DICT will also be hosting a half-day seminar, on May 24 from 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM at Level Four, Marina Bay Sands, called ‘Philippines Connect’, which is aimed at addressing the upcoming changes and opportunities in the Philippine ICT industry.

The Philippines Pavilion will showcase the best of what the country has to offer and will include start-ups Taxumo and FAME Aviation App that will be featuring their latest innovations to help simplify financial transactions and make air, sea and land transportation safer. Meanwhile, Advanced World Systems, Alliance Software, Inc., Exist Software Labs, Inc., PLDT Enterprise, Red Core Solutions, Sutherland Global Services, THINKBIT Solutions and Xurpas Enterprise, Inc. will be promoting their latest products and service offerings.  

“The DICT has been actively working with different stakeholders to address the efficiency and speed of telecommunication services in the country while promoting the products and services that our local ICT and IT-BPM companies have to offer. The Philippines Pavilion at CommunicAsia2017 is a great opportunity for our companies to showcase their services and solutions to potential partners, clients and investors in the region and beyond. We are optimistic that our presence in this event will contribute to the success of the exhibitors’ businesses that, in return, will help drive the growth of the Philippine economy,” Usec. Monchito Ibrahim of the DICT said.

CommunicAsia2017 Summit will also see speakers and moderators from the Philippines including PLDT Chief Technology and Information Advisor, Joachim Horn and NSR Research Director, Jose Del Rosario.  BroadcastAsia2017 will see ABS-CBN Customer Relationship Management Division Head, Richmond Ezer Escolar speak at the conference and Filipino director Pedring Lopez will also talk about his latest movie Entity (Nilalang), at the Post Production Hub.

The creation of the DICT in June 2016 reinforces the Philippine government’s goal of improving the ICT sector in the country. In fact, in March 2017, the DICT received approval to establish a national broadband system as part of the Philippines’ ICT agenda to enhance infrastructure development for inclusive growth and people empowerment. The National Broadband Plan is focused on accelerating investments in the country, mobilizing and engaging public and private sectors, and connecting as well as increasing adoption and usage of technology tools and solutions across the Philippines.

CommunicAsia and EnterpriseIT Show Highlights

Recognising technology’s growing impact on the region’s economy, CommunicAsia and EnterpriseIT  brings together global ICT players providing the innovations that are enabling digital transformation of businesses and cities across Asia.

Spanning the whole fifth level of Marina Bay Sands, NXT@CommunicAsia is a Smart Cities showcase dedicated to future-ready solutions in Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, Cloud, IoT, Cybersecurity, Robotics and AR/VR. NXT will also feature Disrupt+, a brand new area dedicated to start-ups. The event’s first-ever Startup Alley will house more than 30 start-ups and SeedStarsWorld – the world’s biggest startup competition in the emerging markets will also make its debut at CommunicAsia, hosting the Singapore leg of their international competition.

More than 230 C-Suite and senior business leaders from top tech conglomerates will address key considerations and offer valuable insights on navigating today’s hyper-connected landscape at the CommunicAsia2017 Summit. Mr Rohit Talwar, CEO of Fast Future Research will deliver this year’s Visionary Address titled – Artificial Intelligence vs. Genuine Stupidity – Navigating Exponential Technologies to Create a Very Human Future.

Held annually, the year 2017 gathers 1,700 exhibitors from 58 countries and 38 international pavilions, including the Philippines that will present an ecosystem of the latest technologies and innovations companies and governments need to keep up with in this digital era. CommunicAsia and BroadcastAsia 2017 will span 65,000 sqm across Marina Bay Sands and Suntec Singapore, and is expected to receive 48,000 attendees.

BroadcastAsia Show Highlights

BroadcastAsia2017 will present an ecosystem of the latest end-to-end solutions as Asian broadcasters begin to transition to IP (Internet protocol) based systems, storytelling in VR gains traction, and OTT becomes mainstream.

In the next four years, the AR (Augmented Reality) and VR market is forecast to grow to US$80 billion. Keeping broadcasters and content creators in the region up-to-date with emerging technology in this space, 2017 will see the launch of the first-ever Virtual Reality Zone at BroadcastAsia.

The TV Everywhere! Zone is also back for a third showing with an even bigger exhibition of non-linear broadcasting solutions. The Cinematography/Film/Production Technology Zone and ProfessionalAudioTechnology, will continue to deliver the latest equipment and tools for content creators.

Beyond the exhibition, the BroadcastAsia2017 International Conference gathers top broadcast experts and industry influencers from Asia and beyond to discuss evolving industry trends, debate the best business and commercial strategies, and showcase breakthrough technologies. Key topics will include OTT 2.0, VR as the next game changer, optimising maximising experience on all screens, IP in broadcasting, UHD vs 1080p, and monetising data analytics among many others