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DAY 1

October 6, 2021

10:00AM - 08:00PM

On the first day of the convention, the delegates were welcomed in an interactive virtual platform where they would discover groundbreaking opportunities to reach greater heights in their respective industries during the digital event.

PLENARY SESSION

Featured power panelists of the REVOLUTION: Philippine Digital Convention 2021 Day 1 Plenary Session imparted significant insights and takeaways on embracing revolutionary technology as a means to thrive and serve the shifting needs of their customers in the post-pandemic world.

TECH LEADERSHIP FORUMS

The Day 1 Tech Leadership Forums zeroed in on the latest Internet of Things platform of PLDT and Smart and the solutions for the retail and business outsourcing industry.

OPENING PLENARY SESSION
BE THE REVOLUTION

ePLDT President & CEO and SVP & Head of PLDT and Smart Enterprise and International Business Groups Jovy Hernandez officially opens the #PHDigicon2021 and provides an in-depth view on this year’s theme – REVOLUTION

REVOLUTIONARY TECHNOLOGY | PANEL DISCUSSION

#PHDigicon2021’s power panel on revolutionary tech features Nokia’s John Harrington, Huawei's Nicholas Ma, MPIC Group’s Manuel V. Pangilinan, NTT Global Data Center’s Yasuo Suzuki, and Cisco’s Dave West

REVOLUTION WITH A MISSION

Academy award-winning actress and United Nations Messenger of Peace Charlize Theron joins Cathy Yap-Yang for a fireside chat to discuss the different sides and role she has embraced

TECH LEADERSHIP FORUM
TRACK 1
BUILDING A SMARTER FUTURE WITH IOT

Synchronizing digital and physical systems to transform enterprises building a smarter future with technology focusing on automation and optimization through Internet of Things.

TRACK 1: SHAPING THE FOUNDATIONS OF IOT

PLDT Enterprise VP & Head for Enterprise Innovations & IoT Business Melvin Jeffrey Chan discusses the vision, technology, and applications toward a connected future with 5G and Internet of Things

TRACK 1: REINVENTING ELECTRONICS WITH IOT

Ionics-EMS Inc COO Jay Chavez shares their IoT journey and how it helped them revolutionize their manufacturing process.

TRACK 1: DISCOVER A NEW DIMENSION OF POSSIBILITIES WITH IOT

PLDT Enterprise VP & Head of Wireless Marketing Chet Alviz highlights the capabilities of Smart in connecting people, places, and things with the newest technology – Smart Internet of Things Platform.

TRACK 1: BUILDING A SMARTER FUTURE WITH IOT SPEAKERS’ DISCUSSION

PLDT Enterprise’s Chet Alviz and Melvin Chan along with Ionics’ Jay Chavez address questions from the delegates about 5G technology and the future with IOT

TRACK 1: BUILDING A SMARTER FUTURE WITH IOT PANEL DISCUSSION PART 1

Nokia’s Keerthi Dashnamurth and PLDT Enterprise’s Dennis Magbatoc take the on-screen stage for a panel discussion focusing on IOT’s importance to industries

TRACK 1: BUILDING A SMARTER FUTURE WITH IOT PANEL DISCUSSION PART 2

Fiberhome’s Grant Li, Netfoundry’s Phillip Griffiths, and Micro Focus’ Steve Hewett join the panel discussion and highlights how technology enables the Smarter Future of companies

TRACK 2
RETAIL REBOOT: BUILDING AN ALL-NEW DIGITAL IN-STORE EXPERIENCE

Learn how the adoption of an omnichannel business model can gear your businesses to stay ahead in this digitized business landscape.

TRACK 2: MARKET INSIGHT, OMNI CHANNEL, AI, AND AMBIANCE COMMERCE CYBERSECURITY

GlobalData Head of Thematic Research Cyrus Mewawalla highlights relevant data and insights for the retail industry and details how technology can help retailers and food manufacturers achieve sustainability goals

TRACK 2: ANYTIME, ANYWHERE RETAIL

Grab Philippines Country Operations Head Ronald Roda discusses how Grab coped since the pandemic and the key takeaways that the company had in order to pivot during challenging times

TRACK 2: SOLUTIONS PRESENTATION

ePLDT Industry Consultant for Retail Jerry Dy zeroes in on how the pandemic brought in years of change in the way all companies across sectors & regions do business.

TRACK 2: RETAIL REBOOT SPEAKERS’ DISCUSSION

GlobalData’s Cyrus Mewawalla, Grab’s Ronald Roda, and Alibaba’s Allen Guo gather for the Q&A portion of the session to address the questions of PH Digicon 2021 delegates

TRACK 2: RETAIL REBOOT PANEL DISCUSSION PART 1

Fortinet’s Ching Ping Wong, Samsung’s Nathalie Duchemin, and PLDT Enterprise’s Jerry Dy talk about the latest technologies that companies are integrating for the retail sector of the business

TRACK 2: RETAIL REBOOT PANEL DISCUSSION PART 2

Cisco’s Karrie Ilagan, Micro Focus’ Jonathan Ho, and PLDT Enterprise’s Anthony Fernandez delve into the data security aspect of retailers and how they can ensure the seamless experience of their customers.

TRACK 3
BUSINESS OUTSOURCING IN REBOUND

Learn how BPO companies and third-party service providers coped and thrived with the changing work conditions.

TRACK 3: THE DIGITAL WORKPLACE OF TOMORROW

GlobalData Service Director for Asia Pacific Dustin Kehoe emphasizes how technology improves employee-centric KPIs and experience that will lead to better customer feedback.

TRACK 3: HUMAN + TECH PARTNERSHIP IN THE HYPER-DIGITAL ERA

TaskUs Inc. CIO Curt Gooden details their company’s commitment to the best technology with human intelligence and complexity, and how they put it into practice amid the pandemic.

TRACK 3: 2021 AND BEYOND NEW WAYS OF LIVING

PLDT Enterprise VP & CRM Head Luigi Casas highlights not just new ways of working but new ways of living & experiencing work outside of the regular office or cubicle.

TRACK 3: BUSINESS OUTSOURCING IN REBOUND SPEAKERS’ DISCUSSION

GlobalData’s Dustin Kehoe and TaskUs Inc.’s Amit Jha address the questions from the delegates and discuss insights and experiences of their organizations.

TRACK 3: BUSINESS OUTSOURCING IN REBOUND PANEL DISCUSSION PART 1

Soprano Design’s Kristine Espiritu, Gur Lavi’s Erwin Co discusses the importance of employee engagement and how technology bridges the connection of the company to its employees.

TRACK 3: BUSINESS OUTSOURCING IN REBOUND PANEL DISCUSSION PART 2

NetFoundry’s Michael Kochanik and PLDT Enterprise’s Luigi Casas delves into the shift in the BPO industry and the digital transformation enabling this shift.

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