10th NCIP Summit to converge top ICT players

NAGA CITY --- All systems go for the premier and much-awaited National ICT Summit in Naga City on November 22-24, 2018 at the Avenue Plaza Hotel. Spearheaded by the National Confederation of ICT Councils of the Philippines (NICP), in partnership with the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT). This annual event is being hosted this year by the ICT@Bicol_Metro Naga Council, Inc. and the City Government of Naga. This event will gather the country’s dynamic ICT community – leaders of industry, government, academe and organizations working together driving innovation, investments and opportunities in the countrysides. The 10th NICP National ICT Summit will showcase five game changing plenaries, high-impact breakout sessions on cyber security, and Start-Ups, including IT-BPM Tech Exhibits and Job Fair. Series of Networking and Business Matching opportunities will be part of the program. The 10th NICP National ICT summit will incorporate the main components: A conference on digital research and innovation policies, inclusive of topics and discussions involving the IT-BPM industry, Talent Development, the Innovation Ecosystem and Disruptive Technologies in the field of ICT. An exhibition of sponsors and innovation projects in the field of ICT, a series of networking and business matching sessions and fellowship activities, an innovation and start-up area to showcase the different innovative collaboration of the Industrial, Academe and Government sectors. The plenary sessions will give the participants the opportunity to get into discussions with industry and Government leaders and experts on the different topics discussed by the speakers. The theme of this conference is “ A DECADE OF INCLUSIVE COUNTRYSIDE DEVELOPMENT: Managing Digital Transformation Driven by Disruptive Technologies.” It showcases NICP’s ten (10) years as a champion for ICT Countryside Development. It will encapsulate a decade of creating strategies and transforming Philippine cities and provinces into digital hubs for employment, investments, and entrepreneurial opportunities. E. Daniel de Leon, Summit Chairman, confirmed that the event will feature credible speakers with solid track records. Among them are: Her Excellency, Vice-President Maria Leonor G. Robredo, to expound on the Digital Caravan: Transforming Cities through Best Practices in eGovernance, Secretary of the Department of Trade and Industry, Hon. Ramon Lopez , on Developing a Robust ICT Ecosystem for Countryside Development, Chairman of the Commission on Higher Education, Hon. Prospero E. De Vera III, on Gearing Up for the Future of Work: Moving Towards to the 4th Industrial Revolution, Philippine Leader, of IBM Client Innovation Center, Mr. Arnuj Malhotra to talk on “Achieving Inclusive Growth Through Digital Transformation”. Secretary Christopher Lawrence T. Go will deliver the Keynote Address, Followed by messages from DICT Secretary Eliseo Rio and NICP President Dr. Antonio del Carmen. De Leon said, Naga City, being the region’s center of business, finance, education, religion and culture, was chosen as the host for this year’s conference. Naga, since the start of city competitiveness rankings in 2013, has consistently been among the Most Competitive Component Cities in the Philippines, and is the most economically –dynamic among component cities. In fact, City Government of Naga is a trailblazer in the use of ICT to improve governance. It is a UN Cyber City Awardee for Asia and the Pacific, and a UN Public Service Awardee for Local eGovernment. Recently in the 1st Digital Cities Award at NICP and DICT, Naga City won 1st Place in the Best in eGoverment Itn-Openability award for cities, with its ALISTOSERBISTO APP (ASAP), Naga for two consecutive times have been in the Top 10 Must Have Cities. Recently, in the 1st Digital Cities Award, Naga City won 1st Place in the Best in eGov Government Inter-Operability Award for Cities, with its ALISTO SERBISYO APP (ASAP). Naga City has been in the Top 10 Next Wave Cities for a number of years. Truly, great achievements that every Nagueno should be proud of, by way of supporting this year’s 10th NICP National ICT Summit here in Naga. De Leon, further stressed that there are ten (10) reasons why you should attend the 10th NICP Summit in Naga City. These are: • Game changing topics impacting on industry, government, and the academe • Credible speakers with solid track records, impeccable credentials and profound experience • Ideal exposure, networking and fellowship with industry, academic, and government leaders • Get to know and associate with ICT champions of various disciplines, generations and orientations • Witness and learn from the success stories and exemplary practices of professionals, institutions and agencies. • Feel the pulsating enthusiasm, passion, and commitment of ICT champions and advocates in the dynamic plenaries and open fora. • Be in the Vortex of change in the new millennium of the 4th industrial revolution, in a disruptive environment. • Future-proof your careers, institutions and agencies as we venture into a fast-changing and highly competitive world. • Convergence of ICT champions driving inclusive growth and sustainable development in the countryside. Be in the right place at the right time, for the right reason, be in Naga City. It will incorporate registration fee of Php 3,000 for NICP Members; Php 3,300 for Non-NICP Members, will be charged to cover partially the event costs, lunch, snacks, summit kit, and certificates. Early registrants (to register on or before October 22, 2018) will be charged Php 2,700 for NICP Members; Php 3,000 for Non-NICP Members while walk-ins will be charged Php 3,300 for NICP Members; Php 3,500 for Non-NICP Members. For details and confirmation, you may contact the Summit Event Secretariat at Worldtech Resources Institute, WRI Corporate Center, Concepcion Grande, Naga City, tel. nos. (054) 4728733 ( look for Jen or Daniel), email at summit.nicp@gmail.com, mobile numbers: 09267377572. For Metro Manila residents, you can also contact the NICP at (02) 8430603 or through Mr. AJ Araneta at +639498516564 or through Mr. Dan De Leon at +639064559690, or via email at aj@nicp.org.ph.