Closing the CIO Leaders Summit, Changes in the Macro Landscape with the new Filipino Government

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Closing the CIO Leaders Summit Philippines, is Glen Francis, President of the CIO Academy Asia. Glen Francis is the Vice President, Head of Group IT (CIO) for Global Logistic Properties (GLP). He is responsible for IT across the group’s global operations. GLP is listed on the Singapore Exchange.

 

Glen engaged the audience with an interactive, workshop style presentation with the help of Rodell Garcia from Manila Water, Gigi Rapids from Ayala Corporation and Ferdinand Pollute from Energy Development Corporation.

 

Rodell A. Garcia, currently the Chief Technology Adviser and Group Director of Information Technology of Manila Water Company, Inc., has been in the IT industry for 40 years. He joined Manila Water in September, 2012 to oversee the the company’s IT transformation. Prior to this appointment, he was with Globe Telecom for 12 years, occupying positions as Chief Information Officer, Chief Technical Officer, and Head of IT Transformation. He also spent 22 years in the banking industry. Mr. Garcia graduated with a BS Math degree from the Ateneo de Manila University as a scholar of the National Science Development Board.

 

Ferdinand Poblete is a global IT executive, with over 30 years of diverse experience in cross-cultural markets across Asia, Europe, Middle East, Africa, Latin America and North America, in varying leadership positions with responsibilities covering IT infrastructure, manufacturing, sales & logistics systems, local & remote people management, strategic planning, business management, new business development, budgeting and cost control.

 

Panel Leads Discussion on The Journey to the Cloud

journeyThe 1st Annual CIO Leaders Summit Philippines hosted a panel discussion on The Journey to the Cloud. Moderated by Director, KMPG Philippines, Jillain Marcel Manrique, the panel spoke on topics such as Rethinking how we deliver functionality and infrastructure, Public verses Hybrid Cloud: Security and Cost, Converting infrastructure staff to Developers, Cloud trading and its Implications, The Impact of Regulatory and Compliance issues.

 

As the Panel continued, They discussed how organisation’s are transforming their business’ which involves re-developing their platform and rethinking how they build functionally as well as culture. A key component from this discussion is the transformation migrating its entire infrastructure to the Cloud.

 

The panel was joined by  SVP & Chief Information Officer at Maynilad Water Services, Inc Francisco Castillo. As a senior leader and also handles the IT Department and also the Automation and Instrumentation Depts. (plant systems), awarded ASEAN CIO year 2013 by IDG

 

Also going on the panel was Randy Sac, Head, Information Management & Technology from Light Rail Manila Corporation. Randy Sac is the Head of Information Management & Technology. Prior to joining LRMC, he was the Country Manager of Virtela Technology Services Inc., a Global Telecom Company offering Managed Network, Data Center, Security, IP Telephony and Cloud Servers. Randy has completed his degree in BS in Computer Engineering, strong in Systems Integration, Cloud Computing and IT Infrastructure.

 

Finally, Nilo Zantua, SVP and Chief Information Officer, Philam Life Insurance, going as the final panelist. Nilo Zantua is also a member of the Board for Philam Life Call Center Services, Inc. (PCCSI). Prior to joining Philam Life in 2012, Nilo was a senior IT executive in-charge of the Asian IT Operations and Infrastructure at Sun Life Financial. Prior to that stint, Nilo was the Regional IT Director for Shared Technology Services of Sun Life Financial, managing IT Operations, Data Center Information Security and Business Continuity in the region.

Caloi Santos, Chief Information Officer Philippines, Proctor and Gamble speaks on Finding the Sweet Spot

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Proctor and Gamble, Chief Information Officer, Caloi Santos spoke at the 1st Annual CIO Leaders Summit Philippines. Call delivered a thought-provoking presentation on Finding the Sweet Spot Between Positive User Experience and Cost-Savings. Call spoke on today’s practical tips in enabling CIO’s to find the right balance of delivering Positive User Experience against the constant battle on driving cost-savings. At the end of the Session, the Audience were able to leave with clear next steps in their own companies on how to solve this important issue for CIO’s.

 

Caloi Santos has more than 20 years of IT experience. He is currently the Philippine CIO of P&G Philippines in charge of the IT and Shared Services Strategy of the 2nd biggest P&G market in Asia Pacific. He is also concurrently the Asia Delivery Leader for all Projects in P&G in the following areas: Facilities & Real Estate, IT Network and Infrastructure, Employee Solution and Information Security. He continues to be active in the training area leveraging his experience in teaching both graduate and undergraduate degrees in DLSU. He is a Certified Information Security Auditor and passed both the Global Certification for Project Management and Certified Internal Auditor. He was also the 1st graduate of the Masters in Information Technology in the Philippines in 1997 graduating with Honors from DLSU.

Sandra Alarcon Lovenia, Ateneo De Manila University discusses Ateneo S.U.I.T.S Up (Journey towards a better Structure for the University’s I.T.)

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Sandra Alarcon Lovenia, Director, IT Resource Management Officer for Ateneo De Manila University, spoke on Ateneo S.U.I.T.s up (Journey towards a better Structure for the University’s I.T.), at the 1st Annual CIO Leaders Summit Philippines. Sandra engaged the audience with her presentation especially with Ateneo’s de Manila’s journey from having decentralised management of IT, towards formation of a central IT organisation for the University.

 

During the session, Sandra discussed Decentralised IT Management in the university until 2011, University Strategic IT plan and the Central IT Organisation and ending with Challenges encountered with the new IT Organisation and Future plans for the University.

 

 

 

Panel Leads Discussion on Cyber Security Disruption: Are You Ready?

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The 1st Annual CIO Leaders Summit Philippines hosted a panel discussion on Cyber Security Disruption: Are You Ready?

Moderated by KMPG Philippines’s Director, Jillain Marcel Manrique, with Alvin Aquino, Head of IT from ANZ Global Services & Operations (Manila) Inc. and Nilo S. Cruz, First Vice President & Chief Information Officer from The Development Bank of the Philippines sitting on the panel.

The Panel is discussing companies around the globe rushing to prepare for hostile cyber threats that can severely damage operations and generate unexpected costs – Preparation is key!

Together the panel discussed topics on how to prepare for cyber emergencies and how do security management rules of yesterday still hold good or is there disruption occurring?

 

Larry Matias Opens the 1st Annual CIO Leaders Summit in Philippines

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The 1st Annual CIO Leaders Summit Philippines, was opened by the Larry Matias of the Starbucks, Philippines. Larry  is the very first Chief Information Officer for Starbucks Philippines. In 2015, after 5 years in Jollibee Foods Corporation as its global CIO, Mr. Matias decided to pursue a Singapore-based advisory assignment as part of the world’s leading information technology research and advisory company, but was instead convinced to stay in the Philippines by Starbucks.

Larry’s digitalisation and innovation efforts have been recognised by the industry as a board member of SAP Asia Pacific Innovation Board in 2015, as a Top 100 honouree by MIS Asia in 2012, and then again as a 2014 Top 100 honouree, this time by CIO Asia. His career spans over 32 years across various industries i.e. food, pharmaceutical, distribution, retail, telecommunications, mobile commerce and IT/electronics; and has direct extensive experience in establishing shared services, ERP and platforms migration, M&A operational integration, setting up of new sites, multi-cultural organization management and integrating outsource partners regionally or locally.

Opening the Annual CIO Leaders Summit Philippines, Larry spoke on Making Sense of Digital Transformation. Larry spoke on the digital age being upon us and it is unavoidable and understanding what digital business is all about. He spoke about ways to go about it and how it is a daunting task for those CIO’s charged with leading our companies’ through their own digital transformation.

 

Larry’s session shed light on the subject of digital strategies, how to cut through the jargon and providing a practical framework towards developing and implementing a companies’ digital business strategy.

CIO Leaders Summit Philippines 2016, July 13

24th March 2016 – Media Corp International is proud to announce the CIO Leaders Summit Philippines, which will take place on July 13th in Manila.

The Summit is invitation only and intended for Asia Pacific’s senior IT leaders to gather together over two days and interact as one over a range of important issues they currently face. The one- to-one meetings with leading supplier companies will also provide a wealth of knowledge and opportunities for all attending delegates, while the informal networking opportunities, gala dinners and leisure activities create a unique interactive forum.

Our advisory council and organising committee is made up of some of the region’s most respected IT leaders who have created the most relevant and topical agenda for our attending audience. They have invited leading international and local experts to provide sessions on site, allowing all attendees the opportunity to be educated and presented by front-line executives that compress years of meaningful experience into a systematic, well organised learning program.

“On behalf of the entire organising committee, we hope you will join us for what promises to be a compelling series.” Tyron McGurgan, CEO, Media Corp International.

The CIO Leaders Summit Philippines is a part of the much admired CIO Leaders Pacific Series, presenting a unique lead-gen and networking opportunity for CIO’s, Heads of IT and the most innovative solution providers that the industry has to offer.

CIO LEADERS PACIFIC SERIES 2016:

CIO Leaders Malaysia – 1st – 2nd June, Kuala Lumpur
CIO Leaders Hong Kong – 22nd – 23rd June, Hong Kong 
CIO Leaders Philippines – 13th July, Manilla
CIO Leaders Indonesia – 26th July, Jakarta
FSI Leaders Australia – 14th – 15th September, Australia
CIO Leaders Thailand – 28th September, Bangkok
CIO Leaders Singapore – 16th – 17th November, Singapore

About Media Corp International:
Media Corp International organises business to business events across a range of industries throughout Asia Pacific. MCI brings senior decision makers together with suppliers and organises a series of roundtable discussions, face to face business meetings and keynote speaker sessions. These events give senior leaders of many industries the opportunity to learn about the latest technology and service offerings along with understanding and exchanging ideas with their peers on relevant industry topics through targeted workshops and sessions.

For further information, please contact:

Jennifer Hoch
Marketing Manager
Media Corp International
Suite 2, Level 2,
2-10 Loftus Street
Sydney, NSW 2000

Email: jennifer@mediacorpinternational.com

Introducing a new look for the CIO Leaders Summit Philippines

We are thrilled to share our new logo and brand with you. It signifies a bold new direction for us and we are excited to be rolling this out for the CIO Leaders Pacific Series 2016.

We are the same Summit that you know; same people, same values, now with a new look.

About the rebrand
Our new identity satisfies the existing expectation of what we stand for, simultaneously moving the brand forward with a new look and a new message to remind our valued clients, what we’re about. “Smarter Conversations” reflects upon the level of discussions taking place on-site at the CIO Leaders Summit, with C-Level CIO decision makers as well as the cutting-egde and innovative solution providers from across the industry.

The new logo mark reflects the “Smarter Conversations” tag-line, utilizing the combination of a speech bubble and arrow to reflect the growth and productivity that comes as a result from the CIO Leaders Summit.

“We wanted to move away from the cookie-cutter approach of our old branding to something that was meaningful, fresh and relevant and communicated who we are as a brand and what we stand for.”

The new design features a new colour palette, graphics and marketing materials in sync with the new brand identity.

 

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Keynote Panel Discussion to Highlight Digital Transformation

5th November 2015 – Media Corp International has announced the Keynote Panel Discussion, “Digital Transformation” to take place on Day 1 at the upcoming CIO Leaders Summit Singapore, November 18 – 19, Resorts World, Sentosa.

This expert panel will come together to reassess their business models, operating structures and strategy in order to future proof their business model and drive digital transformation. Basker Rangachari, Global Head of Brand & Retail Marketing, Standard Chartered will moderate this panel that will be provided by panelists, Malikkhan Kotadia, Snr Vice President Global Digital Engagement, Citi Bank Paul De Bruijn, Head of Transformation Services, AIG Insurance and Gowthaman Manickam, AMEA Practice Head, IT Solutions, BT Global Services, BT Singapore. The panel will include key takeaways that include:

  • Developing an effective response strategy for your business: fostering innovation, speed to market, flexibility, customer engagement and organisational effectiveness
  • Short term and long term response strategies: channel driven solutions and organisational change
  • Overcoming reluctance and driving transformation: topdown vs. collaborative change
  • “The Biggest Risk to your Business is No Action” – how inaction and delay will impact revenue, market share and the longevity of enterprise

“Our advisory committee has stressed the pertinence of a discussion on Digital Transformation for the upcoming CIO Leaders Summit Singapore, which will play a major overlying theme at during the event. We’re looking forward to this panel that will offer a raw format Q&A between our expert panelists who will provide their highly esteemed insight.” Tyron McGurgan, CEO Media Corp International.

About Media Corp International:
Media Corp International organises business to business events across a range of industries throughout Asia Pacific. MCI brings senior decision makers together with suppliers and organises a series of roundtable discussions, face to face business meetings and keynote speaker sessions. These events give senior leaders of many industries the opportunity to learn about the latest technology and service offerings along with understanding and exchanging ideas with their peers on relevant industry topics through targeted workshops and sessions.

For further information, please contact:

Jennifer Hoch
Marketing Manager
Media Corp International
Suite 2, Level 2,
2-10 Loftus Street
Sydney, NSW 2000

Email: jennifer@mediacorpinternational.com

Media Corp International is Proud to Support the Global CIO Leadership Trek

26th October 2015 – Media Corp International is proudly supporting the Global CIO Leadership Trek, taking place in 2016 from August 19 to August 28, Kilimanjaro, Tanzania.

The Global CIO Leadership Trek, brought to you by CIO Academy Asia presents an opportunity for like-minded peers from across the globe to challenge themselves while raising funds for building a kindergarten in Bhutan.

If you wish to participate in this venture, please register your interest here.

About CIO Academy Asia: CIO Academy Asia enables IT management gain relevant insights they need to excel and advance in their career. The institute is a platform where seasoned CIOs and experienced senior IT management executives impart their practical knowledge to guide learners on how they have navigated through complex issues and challenges within their industry. The learning is made relevant with experience practitioners giving their views on real-life industry collaborations. Their sharing and connection is invaluable, and can potentially help those who attend succeed in a fast changing business world driven by technology advancement.

About Media Corp International:
Media Corp International organises business to business events across a range of industries throughout Asia Pacific. MCI brings senior decision makers together with suppliers and organises a series of roundtable discussions, face to face business meetings and keynote speaker sessions. These events give senior leaders of many industries the opportunity to learn about the latest technology and service offerings along with understanding and exchanging ideas with their peers on relevant industry topics through targeted workshops and sessions.

For further information, please contact:

Jennifer Hoch
Marketing Manager
Media Corp International
Suite 2, Level 2,
2-10 Loftus Street
Sydney, NSW 2000

Email: jennifer@mediacorpinternational.com

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