Alibaba uses cloud technology to reduce heatstroke risk during Tokyo 2020

An intelligent ear-worn device helps keep track of the body temperature and heart rate of the Olympic onsite staff in Tokyo.

Alibaba Group, the Worldwide TOP Partner of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), today announced a new cloud-based solution to help Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 onsite staff reduce the risk of getting heatstroke during the summer in Tokyo. Through an intelligent ear-worn device, the technology helps keep track of the body temperature and heart rate of…

Google, CANVAS launch Cebuano magazine to help fight misinformation

This National Language Month or Buwan ng Wika, Google and the Center for Art, New Ventures, and Sustainable Development (CANVAS) launched the Cebuano version of #YOUTHink magazine to highlight the importance of local language diversity in battling misinformation. #YOUTHink is a local youth-oriented magazine that aims to address misinformation through media and information literacy. Filled…

Globe shares how companies can tap data and analytics for business

Businesses will need to gather a lot of data and analytics, Globe Business Director Dennis Dumdumaya said during the 2021 Transformation Summit organized by the Cebu IT-BPM Organization or CIB.O. last July 12 to 15. Even before COVID-19 struck, Globe already positioned itself to move towards digitalization, he said. With the pandemic, it has accelerated…

IT-BPM cushioned impact of COVID-19 on PH economy

The 2021 Transformation Summit organized by the Cebu IT BPM Organization (CIB.O) showcased the strategies and actions taken by the IT/BPM industry to accelerate digital transformation and help thrive with the future especially with the COVID – 19 pandemic going on. The virtual summit took place from July 12 until July 15.

Innovation, ecosystem development to help boost growth of Cebu’s IT-BPM industry

Cebu’s main ICT organization CIB.O will embark on a simplified version of industry-government-academe collaboration or what is known as the “triple helix” approach to enable innovation and ecosystem development as a way of reversing the sluggish growth of the IT-BPM industry. Cebu IT/BPM Organization (CIB.O) President Pert Cabataña said the streamlined structure will focus on…

QBO Innovation Hub, Microsoft launch accelerator program for B2B Startups in the Philippines

Startups developing digital enterprise solutions are encouraged to apply now for limited slots in this innovative support program QBO Innovation Hub, the first public-private partnership platform for Filipino startups, recently partnered with Microsoft to launch a nationwide program designed to accelerate the growth of selected startups developing enterprise solutions.

Some industries more ready than others for digital transformation: Globe executive

TECHNOLOGY AT CORE. Globe Business Director Dennis Dumdumaya said the future enterprise are “organizations with technology at its core, enabling the transformation of people, products, and processes to serve customers better.”

Enterprises of the future will need to fully enable digitization but some industries are better prepared than others to achieve this, according to a telecommunications executive during the 2021 Transformation Summit organized by Cebu’s leading IT BPM organization. “We see the future enterprise as organizations with technology at its core, enabling the transformation of people,…

Smart’s 5G site in Argao enables mountain telemedicine, brings help and hope

PLDT wireless unit Smart Communications Inc. (Smart) has fired up more 5G sites across the country, underscoring the company’s leadership in providing nationwide connectivity, particularly 5G. With its fast-tracked rollout, more communities have also been reached by Smart 5G’s super-fast data service, which is now in more than 3,000 sites across the country. One of…

Plastic Credit Exchange, Microsoft partner to ensure transparent, reliable corporate sustainability with blockchain tech

Plastic Credit Exchange enables businesses worldwide to responsibly offset their plastic footprints through an integrated and innovative platform.

Philippine-based non-profit plastic offset program Plastic Credit Exchange (PCX) launches a Blockchain-protected credit registry developed by Microsoft. Plastic Credit Exchange (PCX), the first global non-profit plastic offset program, recently partnered with Microsoft to develop a blockchain-protected credit registry. The revamped credit registry will ensure the public and relevant stakeholders that all transactions within the Exchange…

IT/BPM industry to tap AI, new tech to deal with business challenges

WHAT’S NEXT FOR IT/BPM? 2021 Transformation Summit Chairman Darwin John Moises (left) talks about the upcoming conference that will tackle the next level for IT/BPM. With him are Cebu IT BPM Organization or CIB.O President Pert Cabataña, CIB.O Executive Director Buddy Villasis, and Globe Head of Sales VisMin Carlo Ortiz.

Robots and artificial intelligence or AI are not stealing jobs from humans. Rather, these new technologies “allow humans to be human and that is to think,” said Darwin John Moises, Chairman of the 2021 Transformation Summit. New technologies will be at the core of “The Next-Level Play,” which is the theme of this year’s summit…

Infinix celebrates Super Brand Days on Shopee from June 15-18

Enjoy early bird discount on in-demand HOT 10S & up to P1,000 off on popular Infinix products Global smartphone brand Infinix has teamed up with Shopee to offer amazing deals exclusively on the ecommerce platform as part of its Super Brand Days from June 15-18, 2021. Infinix will start selling its eagerly anticipated HOT 10S,…

Best budget gaming smartphone Infinix HOT 10S on sale in Shopee

Infinix recently launched the highly anticipated Hot 10S in the Philippines, available from P5,490 on Shopee beginning June 15, 2021. It is powered by the excellent MediaTek Helio G85 gaming chipset, a smooth and highly responsive 6.82” HD+ display with 90Hz refresh rate and 180Hz touch sampling rate, a 48MP triple HD camera with AI…

GCash and AirAsia partnership lets you fly, shop and pay safely

As the effects of the pandemic ease and the government relaxes community quarantine restrictions to allow Filipinos to travel more, GCash, the country’s no. 1 mobile wallet app, and AirAsia, the world’s best low-cost airline and Asean’s growing superapp, has announced their exciting and timely partnership to deliver safety and convenience to travelers when paying…

DOH Data Collect Dashboards enables real-time monitoring of nationwide COVID-19 response

With the rising number of COVID-19 cases that nearly doubled from the previous year, the Philippine Department of Health (DOH), recently upgraded their “DOH Data Collect (DDC) Dashboards” to give timely information of various metrics like bed capacities and service availability, COVID-19 commodities and supplies, and the vaccine administration program to the Local Government Units…

Inspiring ways Filipino families are winning at home thanks to the internet

There is no other tool out there that has helped Filipinos continue with their lives better than the internet. Even under strict quarantine rules, most are able to still work, study, stay in touch with family and friends, and even enjoy their favorite fast food and restaurant meals all thanks to the internet.

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Transformation Summit 2021 to tackle Next Level Play for IT/BPM

Various stakeholders in the IT-BPM industry will discuss strategies for the big leap forward under a global pandemic with its far-reaching impact on lives and businesses during the Transformation Summit 2021 scheduled from July 12 to 15. Organized by Cebu’s main IT-BPM organization Cib.O, the four-day virtual event will feature local, national, and international speakers…

Over 150,000 people in the Philippines acquire digital skills during COVID-19

Microsoft and LinkedIn launch next stage to help job seekers and employers move to a skills-based economy Microsoft Corp. recently announced it has helped over 30 million people in 249 countries and territories gain access to digital skills, of which over 150,000 are from the Philippines. This tops its initial goal of 25 million last…

Globe At Home helps improve Filipino homes amid adversities

Do you still remember the first few weeks and months that followed after the government announced the lockdown restrictions following the spread of Covid-19 in the country? What were the biggest challenges that you had to deal with after being forced to turn your home from a space of healing and rest into your office,…

Cebu Archdiocese ties up with Smart, InnoPub for historic exhibit

A chronicle of the richness of the Archdiocese of Cebu’s historical patrimony, the Panaw sa Pagtuo: The Journey of Faith at 500 Years of Christianity Travelling Exhibit is set to be launched on April 11, at SM City Cebu Northwing. One of the major activities in Cebu to celebrate the fifth centenary of Christianity in…