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Endorsed by the Information and Communications Technology Office (ICTO) of the Department of Science and Technology in the Philippines, the Asia IoT Business Platform: IoT Philippines will bring together policy makers, telcos and solution providers to educate local enterprises on adoption of Internet of Things (IoT) for business transformation and growth.

The Philippines recently posted a GDP growth of 6.3%, as well as a sustained IT spending growth of 10.1%. At the 3rd edition of Asia IoT Business Platform in 2015, Gil B. Genio, COO of Globe Telecom Inc. pointed out that the Internet of Things’s potential is substantially driven by the Technology, Media, and Telecommunications (TMT) sectors, while mobile network operators (MNOs) will continue to be relevant with their existing network customer base, sales channels, billing and support systems.

With Internet of Things spending in the Philippines forecasted to grow from US$ 55.1M in 2014 to US$ 766.8M in 2020, the Asia IoT Business Platform will see over 300 representatives of local end users across major verticals attending the conference and exhibitions. With 89% participation of local companies in 2015, the attendees of Asia IoT Business Platform are made up of key executives from the IT and operational divisions who are actively exploring technology solutions to drive business efficiencies, improve services and ensure security.

This year, the 2-day conference will feature sessions including Market trends and outlook, Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), Transport and Logistics, Smart City, Big Data, Cloud, Security, Healthcare, Banking and Finance. The agenda is being advised by top professionals from Globe Telecom, the InfoComm Technology Association of the Philippines (ITAP), Maynilad Water Services, Manila Electric Company, Smart Communications and the Semiconductor and Electronics Industries in the Philippines Foundation (SEIPI). Over 20 speakers from the IoT community including government officials, telcos, solution providers and end users will share their experience and insights on Internet of Things strategy implementation and transformation of business models. Case studies from each verticals will be discussed for the benefit of end users attending.

Hon. Undersecretary Louis Casambre, the Executive Director of the ICTO and Carolynn Ann C. Reyes, Assistant Commissioner of the Bureau of Internal Revenue will be giving the opening addresses on IoT in building a smart digital nation, followed by a telco keynote address by Michael Sy, the Head Products & Services of Globe IT Enabled Services Group. Globe is the Platinum Sponsor of Asia IoT Business Platform: IoT Philippines.

The conference is chaired by Microsoft, with presentations by the city of Yokohama, DHL, Honda Motors, PLDT, Nestle, Telenor Connexion, M-PESA. The exhibition will see latest technologies and innovative solutions showcased by companies including Dell, Nosairis, Qlue, ADLINK.

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