DICT introduces PH delegation for ConnecTechAsia 2018
MANILA, Philippines - In a press briefing held Wednesday, May 30, at the Makati Shangri-La Hotel, the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) gathered the Philippine delegation to ConnecTechAsia 2018, a trade event that highlights technological advancements in communication, broadcast, and business enterprise.
The delegation is comprised of 10 companies, 7 of which are startups and 3 are BPOs. They are all going to be housed in the Philippine pavilion during the event in Singapore, to behld from June 26 to 28.
“The Philippine government recognizes the impact of new and emerging technologies in today’s business models and in the way companies operate and communicate with customers. We are excited to bring forth the Philippine delegation to ConnecTechAsia 2018, which will allow them to showcase local innovations that highlight the country’s efforts to move towards becoming a world-class digital economy in the future,” said DICT undersecretary Monchito Ibrahim.
The DICT introduced some of companies they selected by inviting the founders to talk about their innovations and services.
First to take the floor was Teresa Condicion, co-founder of Snapcart, a mobile app that rewards people with cash-back rebates for taking a photo of their grocery receipt. The app uses machine learning to scan the items on the receipt which is then analyzed, compiled, and sold to consumer goods companies as market research data.
She was followed by Kathleen Yu, CEO of Rumarocket, an artificial intelligence tool that uses data from tests, interviews, and application forms among others to help companies get the best people in job positions. Yu said the tool is focused on talent and attitude above everything else which gives even those without college degrees equal opportunity to be considered by companies.
Lastly, Rio Ilao from Mobile Optima Inc. talked about Tarkie, a mobile app designed to help improve productivity of field employees by logging activities, tracking expenses, and capturing inventory all in one device. Data captured is then shared straight to the head office with the inclusion of secure photos and GPS tags.
All three said they look to attract foreign clients, and hope the services they offer get recognized outside of the country.
The other startup companies joining them at ConnecTechAsia 2018 include HYBrain, Kollab Guru Group Inc., MediAid, Payruler, and Advanced World Solutions Inc. (AWS). The 3 BPOs are Advance World Solutions, Magellan Solutions, and Titanium Technologies. – Rappler.com
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