DTI Undersecretary Ponciano C. Manalo Jr. said as the Philippines is set to participate in Asia’s largest integrated information and communications technology (ICT) exhibit, the country will be able to showcase its position in high-value IT-BPM processing space which includes applications and software development, creative content and game development, and big data and business analytics.
The event is scheduled from June 17-20 at the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore. The representatives to the summit will be led by the Department of Science and Technology-Information and Communications Technology Office (DOST-ICT Office), the main agency for government-driven ICT efforts, as well as the Information Technology and Business Process Association of the Philippines (IBPAP), the main organization of the IT-BPM industry in the Philippines.
Some of the key segments that will be showcased in the event are information technology, cloud computing, mobile, wireless solutions, broadband, managed services, internet, IT-enabling services, data center, international gateway facility (IGF) services, contact center services, back office, data processing solutions, and employment screening services.
Meanwhile, DOST Undersecretary and ICT Office Executive Director Louis Napoleon C. Casambre said the DOST-ICT Office is continuously striving to enable local innovative ICT companies to become globally competitive and to make them more attractive to foreign investors. He added that through CommunicAsia 2014, he’s hoping that there would be more opportunities for the Philippines and that it would become a major ICT hub.
Manalo then noted that as the Philippines maintains its image as the leading e-services hub of Asia with its existing cyber parks and IT companies, it remains as a key outsourcing services provider for companies based in the US, Japan, and Europe.