PH Digicon 2021: PLDT Enterprise to lead 'revolution' for business transformation

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OVER a year and a half since the global health crisis, industries have stayed relentless in rethinking their operations to discover novel ways to sustain their business and thrive in this ongoing pandemic era.

Despite limited physical contact, reduced operations capacity and a perimeter-less environment, Filipino business owners have stayed resilient-exploring opportunities to evolve and survive the setbacks of the economic crisis.

PLDT Enterprise, the B2B arm of the country's largest fully integrated telecommunications provider PLDT, affirms its commitment to assisting businesses and organizations in making a positive impact on nation-building by enabling industries with the latest technologies and solutions to outlast this pandemic.

From extending comprehensive enterprise solutions and enabling digital transformation to initiating discussions that advance game-changing insights, PLDT Enterprise has been leading the movement to empower businesses in this ever-changing environment.

This year, the corporate business unit of the PLDT Group is paving the way for yet another "revolution" to encourage its stakeholders to boost productivity, improve efficiency, be more agile and be receptive to the opportunities presented by technological enablement.

Gearing for the "revolution"

With the emergence and prevalence of digital transformation, PLDT Enterprise established the Philippine Digital Convention (PH Digicon) in 2014 as a platform where global industry mavens, thought leaders and pioneers in technology come together to drive technological empowerment among enterprises across the country.

It features ground-breaking technology insights, exhibitions and live demonstrations from notable business influencers and experts from all over the world.

For this year's edition of the Philippine Digital Convention happening Oct. 6 to 8, PLDT Enterprise is preparing to equip its delegates with takeaways that will encourage them to explore the possibilities of the new world of business and embrace the revolutionary change needed to stay ahead in a dynamic business landscape.

With the theme "Revolution," the PH Digicon 2021 will provide a whole new level of digital immersion where delegates can discover how to reinvent the way they do things in this new world of business from the perspectives of industry and technology experts from the biggest brands around the world.

"Amid the rise of digital technologies, this year's PH Digicon intends to connect leaders in the industry with like-minded peers who are interested in propelling digital transformation and exploring ways on how it can give more value to their business," said Jovy Hernandez, ePLDT president and chief executive officer (CEO) and senior vice president (SVP) and head of PLDT and Smart Enterprise and International Business Groups.

"We want our attendees to learn about emerging technologies that will enable industries as they move to the next normal. We want them to see how they can get on top of their game by riding the wave of digital transformation," he added.

The event will also allow delegates to reach out to global leaders from across all industries to learn about the latest business models, trends and technologies in the market.

Likewise, it will prepare the delegates to revolutionize their organizations and embrace the evolution needed to stay ahead and thrive in this ever-changing business landscape.

"PLDT Enterprise hopes to support our delegates as they adopt solutions and technologies for their organizations. Through the PH Digicon 2021, we aim to promote further the role of digital transformation and what it means to be connected and digitally empowered to create more value for the customers," Hernandez added.

Revolutionary Discussions from Renowned Guests

The PH Digicon 2021 will feature a roster of formidable speakers and experts who will lead the discussions on what is happening as the world shifts to digital and what organizations could do to stay competitive and relevant in their respective industries.

There will be plenary sessions, roundtable discussions and tech leadership fora where delegates could get a valuable understanding of emerging technologies, business and industry trends and other relevant issues revolving around digital advancement.

Headlining this year's PH Digicon is award-winning Hollywood actress, film and TV producer and UN Messenger of Peace Charlize Theron as the celebrity speaker.

Theron will talk about her experiences in different facets of life, including relevant issues in the business industry such as women's empowerment in male-dominated industries, fostering gender equality and economic empowerment, among others.

Aside from Theron, the PH Digicon 2021 will also feature some business executives from international tech companies, including Yasuo Suzuki of NTT Global Data Center, John Harrington of Nokia, Dave West of Cisco, Nicholas Ma of Huawei, Deloitte director of research Duncan Stewart and Dustin Kehoe of Global Data Center, among many others.

Some prominent names from large local corporations will also be present, such as Golden ABC chairman and CEO Bernie Liu, Jollibee Group chief business officer Joseph Tanbuntiong and JG Summit Inc. president and CEO Lance Gokongwei.

They will join the lineup of distinguished PLDT executives who will also share their expertise during the convention, headed by PLDT chairman Manuel Pangilinan, PLDT Inc. and Smart Communications president and CEO Al Panlilio and ePLDT president and CEO and SVP and head of PLDT and Smart Enterprise and International Business Groups Jovy Hernandez. The event will be hosted and moderated by PLDT's FVP and head of corporate communications Cathy Yap-Yang.

"Our delegates should not miss the opportunity to learn firsthand from our high-level keynote presenters, global thought leaders and experts. This year's discussions are highly relevant in today's setting where digital transformation has become an integral part of the success of every organization," Hernandez said.

Joining the revolution

Only a few weeks before the PH Digicon, PLDT Enterprise invites business owners, key decision-makers of their respective organizations, company executives, aspiring innovators and other interested participants to join the revolution.

"We invite and encourage everyone to join us in this year's PH Digicon as we unravel valuable insights that could help you solve the changing needs of your stakeholders," Hernandez said.

"This event will allow our delegates to expand their horizons and understanding on how to be resilient against the difficulties we are facing today. There is no better way to defeat what's ahead of us than to arm ourselves with knowledge as we navigate all the uncertainties," the PLDT executive added.

The convention will feature comprehensive virtual event spaces such as a Virtual Lobby that offers a 360-degree view of the platform, an Exhibit Hall, a Networking Lounge and to cap off each day, there will also be Concert Grounds for music and other fun activities.

The PH Digicon 2021 is expected to attract over 10,000 international delegates, including C-level executives and key decision-makers across all industries.

Interested delegates can catch the event through the PH Digicon Platform. Registration is free and open to all until October 5, via the official website of PH Digicon 2021.

One can visit this link to register: phdigicon2021.com or this link to know more about PH Digicon 2021: pldtenterprise.com/phdigicon2021. (Sponsored Content)

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