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CIB.O's 2021 Transformation Summit to Tackle Industry’s Next-Level Play

What’s in store for Cebu’s IT/BPM industry? What’s the next stage of our Transformation? How can we better collaborate as a sector along with our key stakeholders?

The 2021 Transformation Summit scheduled from July 12 to 15 will serve as a platform for key stakeholders in the IT/BPM industry to discuss strategies for the big leap forward under a global pandemic with its far-reaching impact on lives and businesses.

COVID-19 has upended businesses the world over, accelerating digital transformation. Changes projected to happen in years took place in a matter of months as quarantine restrictions forced people to tap technology and do things from home: work, study, and even shop. Companies have been forced to quickly adapt to a changed world in order to stay relevant.

Amid all the uncertainties brought about by the pandemic, this much is clear: it will no longer be business as usual. What served companies well in the past may not be enough to help it thrive now and in the future.

World Market Trends, Innovation and Ecosystem Development, Artificial intelligence, Big Data, Health and Hygiene, Economic Forecast, Digital Education, and a changed work arrangement are some of the key challenges in today’s business environment. How do we thrive in these new realities? How do we synergize to make the big leap forward? Industry experts are scheduled to discuss these issues during the 2021 Transformation Summit.

At the Summit, a memorandum of understanding among the local government units, the academe, and industry will be held. This collaboration is called the Triple helix – a close bond that will serve as foundation as a resilient Cebu moves ahead in a changed world.

Get ready for the next level play.

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The Program

DAY 1 - JULY 12


10:30 AM

Opening Ceremonies

Welcome Address


10:40 AM

National Economic Forecast

Dr. Alvin P. Ang

Professor, Department of Economics

Ateneo de Manila University


11:00 AM

Market trends in the IT/BPM Industry - Why should investors come to Cebu?

Mr. Aseem Roy

Country Manager

Wipro Philippines, Inc.


11:20 AM

Data Science and AI for IT/BPM applications

Dr. Erika Fille T. Legara

Aboitiz Chair in Data Science
Associate Professor, Asian Institute of Management
Outstanding Young S
cientist Awardee


11:40 AM

The Future by Globe

Mr. Dennis Dumdumaya

Segment Portfolio Head (Director), Enterprise Business
Globe Business


12:00 PM

Panel Discussion with Day 1 Speakers


12:30 PM

Closing

DAY 2 - JULY 13


10:30 AM

Opening Ceremonies

Welcome Address


10:40 AM

Update on Philippine IT/BPM Industry

Mr. Rey Untal

President & CEO

IBPAP


11:00 AM

Next Level Discussion on Health & Hygiene

(What's next after vaccination?)

Dr. Jondi Flavier
Chairman, CMEN
TV Host, Clinica Flavier at OnePH/TV5


11:20 AM

How a Cebu-Educated Cebuana Reached The Top of the Data Science World

Ms. Lory Nunez

Senior Data Scientist

Women in Technology & Data Awards 2021: Data Science Professional of the Year


11:40 AM

The Thriving Gig Economy

Ms. Fleire Castro

Founder, Content Dash
Managing Founder, Third Team Media

Stevie Awardee for Women in Business


12:00 PM

Panel Discussion with Day 2 Speakers


12:30 PM

Closing

DAY 3 - JULY 14


10:30 AM

Opening Ceremonies

Welcome Address


10:40 AM

Local Economic Forecast

Dr. Dolores J. Molintas

Assistant Regional Director

NEDA RO7


11:00 AM

The Digital BPO

Mr. Enzo Tañedo

SMB Customer Program Manager

Microsoft Philippines


11:20 AM

How to build a High Value Add Tech Industry

Mr. Achyuta Ghosh

Research Head

India’s Top 40 Data Scientist

NASSCOM


11:40 AM

The Future by Converge

Mr. Jesus "Boboy" Romero

COO

Converge ICT Solutions Inc.


12:00 PM

Panel Discussion with Day 3 Speakers


12:30 PM Closing

The Speakers

Professor, Department of Economics

Ateneo de Manila University

President & CEO

IT & Business Process Association of the Philippines (IBPAP)

Assistant Regional Director

National Economic and Development Authority RO7

President

Cebu IT BPM.Organization

Country Manager

WIPRO Philippines, Inc.

Chairman, CMEN

Clinika Flavier

SMB Customer Program Manager
Microsoft Philippines

Sr. Director, District Operations
SYKES Asia, Inc.

Aboitiz Chair in Data Science
Associate Professor

Asian Institute of Management

Senior Data Scientist

Women in Technology & Data Awards 2021: Data Science Professional of the Year

Research Head

National Association of Software and Service Companies (NASSCOM)

Director, Asia Software Products

Lexmark International

Segment Portfolio Head (Director), Enterprise Business

Globe Business

Founder, Content Dash
Managing Founder, Third Team Media

Stevie Awardee for Women in Business

Chief Operating Officer

Converge ICT Solutions Inc.

Security Lead

Security Lead, Accenture Advance Technology Centers in the Philippines


The ORGANIZER

Francis O. Monera

Chairman, CIB.O

"Corporate transformations planned for years took place in just a few months amid a pandemic. Remote work, heading to the Cloud, contactless payment - concepts unfamiliar to the general public before the pandemic are now part of our daily interactions whether for work, education, and even play.

It is a different world. It is different because of the monumental changes caused by the pandemic. And yet it is also different because we now see things differently. We see the world around us with a new set of eyes.

CIB.O seeks to make Cebu a choice IT/BPM location for higher value services. Our mission is to develop the strengths of Cebu and sustain the growth of its IT/BPM industry.

How we embody the CIB.O vision and move forward with our mission have changed. The challenges that lay ahead are numerous and daunting. And yet amid all these and the changes that we have to navigate, one thing remains the same: we all need to work together."

Pert Cabataña

President, CIB.O

"Transformation Summit 2021 : Next Level Play

The year 2021, for CIB.O, is one that marks our forging ahead to the Next Level Play.

We have a new President, a new Executive Director, some new Trustees and Secretariat staff, as well as new members. We look forward to growing as an organization, as we embark on this new chapter in the Cebu IT BPM industry.

This is the phase where we are to work more strongly together as a team ready to confront the big challenge of overcoming the Tyranny of the S Curve. The Next Level Play will see us introduce more S Curves: i.e. More Innovation and More Business and Industrial Ecosystem Development. The Next Level Play will see us “volt in” to achieve a much stronger “Triple Helix” formation with the Industry, Academe, and Government in active collaboration.

Join us in this exciting journey of bringing CIB.O and Cebu to greater heights of business, industrial, and economic achievement."

DJ Moises

Chairman, 2021 Transformation Summit

"The Information Technology and Business Process Management or IT BPM industry has long been regarded as a major contributor to the Philippine economy, second only to remittances brought in via migration. The country has the world’s largest concentration of contact center workers. Thus, the sector impacts the country’s economic and geopolitical interests.

COVID-19 is also transforming lives around the world. Whether it is the wearing of masks, physical distancing, moving towards digital delivery, artificial intelligence, and data science, the way the world does business is changing at every level. How can the IT BPM sector stay ahead of the transformation? What capability building and developing services are required moving forward? How can we better collaborate as a sector along with our key stakeholders?

Join us at the 2021 Transformation Summit and together lead the next level play."