Nation’s Leading Telecommunication PLDT, Microsoft , Samsung to Boost IT education,launches Digital Campus Suite

Rizal Ballroom ,Makati Shangri-La ,Ayala Avenue , Makati City- Philippines

press conference

The nation’s leading telecommunication and multi-media service provider Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company or PLDT , through its business unit PLDT SME Nation, had launched together with Global IT giant Microsoft -Philippines , a new service package called the Digital Campus Suite that will enable students, academe and even their parents access to online learning programs and to earn IT ( Information Technology ) certification for critical IT skills that are now in demand in today’s digitally driven business.

group photo

Through the Digital Campus Suite , schools and universities will have high -speed connectivity with PLDT myDSL Biz or iGate, an online access to training courses of the Microsoft IT Academy Program.

former Senator Ana Dominique ” Nikki ” Coseteng

The former congressman and senator has been running the Diliman Educational Corporation since 2006. She gamely pose for a few souvenir photos from freelance writers and bloggers. She is one of the distinguished guests invited to the event.

Mr. Ramon Isberto and Ms. Issa Litton- Garrido

Mr. Ramon Isberto heads the Public Affairs Group Head PLDT/Smart Communications while Ms. Issa Litton is a actress, television host . They were the host for the event.

thesis writing group

a short re-enactment of a classroom thesis writing group in which students and professor interact with the use of modern equipment .

University of the Philippines PEP Squad members

There was a short intermission number where UAAP cheer dance group UP Pep Squad and NU showcased their talent

National University and University of the Philippines

Mr. Manuel V. Pangilinan and executives unveiling its partners

PLDT is very active in partnering with schools and learning institutions to built their technology and connectivity resources in support of the education sector’s need to improve ICT learning among the students and its teaching staffs .

Website: http://www.pldt.com/

ICT Innovation Converge 2013 in Calamba, Laguna

2nd Floor Jollibee , Calamba Crossing, Calamba City – Laguna province, Philippines

I left our home somewhere in northern Metro Manila early dawn and took the first MRT trip at around 5:05 am bound for Buendia ( Senator Gil Puyat) station.  Then took a provincial bus going to Santa Cruz , traffic is not heavy  since it was early in the morning .  I finally arrived in SM -Calamba branch past 7:00 am and then walked for a few minutes towards the venue site.

Secretariat

I was warmly greeted by the event organizer , Mr. Mark Anthony Wagan and the rest of the secretariat .  They offered a breakfast meal and we talk for a couple of minutes . Slowly the participants appeared .   I was  worried that with such a wonderful list of topics and speakers,  the tendency of some registrants is to be late or did not physically attend the summit  !

Mr. Mark Anthony Wagan

After the brief introduction , the first speaker was formally introduced to the crowd.

Mr. Eusebio Barrun Jr.

Mr. Eusebio Barrun Jr. is the Mozilla -Philippines country manager from Calamba , Laguna . A Mozilla representative and a ReMo mentor.  He is a graduate of AB Communications from Aquinas University of Legazpi and is currently taking -up Masters in Information Technology Management. He is also a faculty in Colegio de San Juan de Letran in Calamba .

To summarized Mozilla ,The mission which is a non-profit Global organization , Public benefit while its Mission is Choice, Innovation and Participation. In fact there are at least 12 Mozilla country representative .

Mr. Joben Rara

Mr. Joben Rara is currently a technical evangelist at Microsoft promoting the development of modern applications on Window 8. He loves all kinds of technology. He is passionate about the open and standard based web , HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript . When he is not programming code, He is busy programming 3 kids and debugging his pizza and cookie making skills.

Mr. Jobe Rara with the participants 

He also told the crowd that the increasing number of Microsoft users from all parts of the world with 690 million users and still growing !

Mr. Arnie Locsin

Mr. Arnie Locsin introduce to the people the importance of CLOUD Computing – What is¬† the Cloud ? – An approach to computing that’s about internet scale¬† and connecting to a variety of devices and end points.

Mr. Randy B. Cabrero

Mr. Randy Cabrero is AVP Optimax Solution System Incorporated which manage groups of IT consultants on infrastructure, data base and Business productivity  .  He also talked on SMART homes and buildings. Energy saving techniques for companies and wide application.

Ms. Patricia Celis

Ms. Patricia B. Celis is the Business Development Manager of IPsystems, and has been in the internet security industry for 7 years. She discussed the Bitdefender anti-virus solution  and Deep Freeze reboot to restore software.

She also cited some Philippine schools and companies that have been partners with Bitdefender like Department of Health , Department of Justice, Technological Institute of the Philippines , Overseases Workers Welfare Administration , West Visayas State University , Asian Terminals Incorporated among others.

Bit Defender : http://www.bitdefender.com/

Mr. Paul Tan

Mr. Paul Tan is  system engineer, handling enterprise and commercial accounts with over 20 years in the ICT industry . He discussed the topic: Internet of Everything

Mr. Nikko Almazan

Mr. Nikko Almazan is a Academic Solution Specialist , He graduated from San Beda College -Alabang . He worked for Microsoft for about a year handling Education . He presented the CSR projects of Microsoft and GREEN technologies , Dreamspark Tools, Student Imagine Cup , Students Microsoft partnership program .

Mr. Paul Pajo

Mr. Paul Pajo is a Developer Evangelist of SMART Communication

Apptivism project

Apptivism-This isn’t traditional activism where you can see people carrying banners, posters and congregating in streets . ¬† This isn’t online Hacktivism, of the sort demonstrated by Anonymous. This is something else, passive online activism. Activism on the Internet, through your phone, or TV, or tablet, accessed by a Facebook application or You Tube¬† .¬† This is making a social change , such as netizens being active in helping other people in need .

In the era of social media, politics is a different form. Our information is now coming to us unfiltered and uncensored by any agenda, from dozens of sources, and we are actively encouraged to interact, to like or dislike, to shape the news and what comes next.

http://www.eventbrite.com/event/6425064541/efblike

ICT Innovation Converge 2013

ICT Innovation Converge 2013 is the collaboration of top-rated IT companies like Microsoft,Cisco,Smart Devnet,Mannasoft,Mozilla,Soft Micro Enterprises and IP Systems Inc. for the first time in Calamba City ,  Laguna  province to provide,educate and enhance IT enthusiasts and Business Owners their knowledge and skills about the newest trends and innovation created by these top icons of the industry.

Here is the link to register: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/6425064541/efblike

The event will be held tomorrow  at 2nd floor Jollibee crossing , Calamba in Laguna province  where industry practitioners, experts , social media groups will convene .

The sponsors of the event includes cisco, mannasoft, ipsystem incorporated.

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