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With a focus on local telecommunication companies and verticals, Asia IoT Business Platform is a premier business event crafted by the industry for the industry, with the aim of addressing key issues facing the adoption of IoT technologies in Southeast Asia.
The program is dedicated to not only the education of stakeholders on the latest IoT developments in the local ASEAN markets, but also to the facilitation of business networking for international IoT solution providers with relevant prospective clients and partners in the local ASEAN markets.
Since its inception in 2013, the event has secured strong support from local governments and telecommunication companies alike. The 2017 series of events will focus more on the challenges and pain points that local enterprises face in adopting and deploying IoT technologies in their businesses.
The Philippines’ economy has shown impressive growth rates – averaging 5 per cent over the past 10 years. The ICT industry in the Philippines is also expected to grow substantially to reach US$ 50 billion. In the enterprise sector, research firm, IDC, expects ICT spending to be heavily impacted by mobility, cloud, big data analytics, and social businesses.
The government has also pursued digital projects to ensure a more competitive Philippines. Smarter Philippines was launched by the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) in 2013 with the aim of driving economic growth using technology. As part of the program, DOST’s secretary, Mario Montejo, announced Cauayan to be the first of 144 cities in the Philippines to become a ‘smarter city’. DOST also rolled out a free public Wi-Fi project that provides connectivity to over 1500 sites across the country.
Building on the positive steps taken on connectivity and network systems, a new National Broadband Plan was formulated in July 2016 to accelerate broadband deployment, which will provide the platform for IoT connectivity.
The upcoming Asia IoT Business Platform in the Philippines will explore the latest IoT developments in the country and understand the needs of enterprise buyers and partners in deploying IoT in their businesses. This is a dynamic industry program that should not be missed if you want to understand more about enterprise digital transformation and IoT in the Philippines, understand businesses’ needs and challenges in adopting IoT, and establish important connections that will benefit you and your organisation in many ways.