11 August 2023, Manila, Philippines – In a remarkable display of the power of partnerships, Digital Pilipinas has garnered overwhelming support from government partners, technologists, private sector leaders, and industry leaders for the upcoming Digital Pilipinas Festival and Philippine Fintech Festival Year 2. The highly anticipated event is scheduled to take place from November 21 to 24, 2023, in Manila.
The massive support showcases the steadfast commitment of Digital Pilipinas and its convenors to redefine the nation’s digital narrative by positioning itself as the new innovation hub in ASEAN.
Amor Maclang, convenor of Digital Pilipinas and the Philippine Fintech Festival and co-founder of One ASEAN Fintech Movement and GeiserMaclang, states, “We extend our heartfelt gratitude for the unwavering support that has transformed this platform into a thriving hub for collaboration among all stakeholders — from visionary innovators and dedicated entrepreneurs crafting impactful solutions, to forward-thinking venture capitalists and angel investors seeking visionary ideas and teams, and regulators shaping policies that foster innovation. Together, we solidify a robust foundation for our nation’s transformative digital journey.”
The special thanksgiving and partnership signing ceremony held recently at Caruso Ristorante Italiano were attended by a powerhouse cast of Digital Pilipinas convenors and partners including Manan Mehta, Senior Vice President of Collabera; Erika Dizon-Go, Senior Vice President and Director Fintech Business Group Head of Unionbank; Andrew Garcia, AVP Sales – Digital Services, Transaction Banking Center, also of Unionbank; Martin Penaflor, CEO for market research company Tangere; Gilbert Trinchera, Partner-Teochnology Consultant from KPMG Philippines; from Bayad, Lawrence Ferrer, the President and CEO and Dennis Gatuslao – Chief Commercial and Marketing Officer; Dr. Mike Vergara, CEO, of the health technology company LabX; from BPI, Atty. Christine Red-Allego, Asst. Vice-President, and Vega Postrano, Manager, Strategic Government Relations; Alexander Titov, Co-founder of Astrolabe; Tashfeen Suleman, Chief Executive Officer of CloudMEdx; Mark Anthony Sy Quimsiam, Country Manager of Jia; and Bobby Purugganan, Channel and Alliances Director (APAC) of CyberQ Group.
The Digital Pilipinas Festival and Philippine Fintech Festival Year 2, slated for November 21-24, 2023, at SMX Aura in BGC, will shine a spotlight on ASEAN as the next frontier for business, investment, and innovation. Themed “World Meet AiSEAN,” the festival will navigate groundbreaking technologies addressing real-world challenges, provide exclusive global learning programs and tech summits, and celebrate the Philippines and ASEAN’s world-class ideas and talent.
Festival highlights include the ASEAN Digital Economies Summit, the Global Investments Forum, the first ever ASEAN meet for the Women Economic Forum, a Tech Career Expo, Masterclasses on Frontier Technologies to which class and even festival attendees will be awarded with certificates from the Global FinTech Institute (GFI) which is the most internationally recognized certification that allows you to build your digital footprint and unlock credit for your ventures, and celebrating the Voice of the Digital Filipinos and the Digital Pilipinas Awards which celebrates trailblazers and honors visionaries and innovators shaping the Philippines’ future.
“We express our profound gratitude for the ongoing outpouring of support, “says Maclang. “This is just the start of a series of celebrations dedicated to our valued partners. As we embark on this journey, we extend an open invitation to other organizations, communities, and companies eager to join hands in this dynamic Digital Pilipinas movement.
About Digital Pilinas
Digital Pilipinas, now the largest private sector-led movement for creating an innovation and technology ecosystem in the country that is actively engaged in a global digital technology through its domestic and international trajectories.
To know more about Digital Pilipinas and the Digital Pilipinas Festival and Philippine Fintech Festival Year 2, please visit https://digitalpilipinas.ph
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