MyPhone Philippines, together with Brown & Proud and BBulletin held a press conference at the MyPhone Loft in Green Sun Makati last December 7th to introduce its dream project, The Business Tech Summit on January 18 – 19, 2018 with the theme “Hack to the Future: Collaborate for a Better Future”.
(L-R: Director Cedric Hornedo – Marketing Communications Director of Brown&Proud, Mr. Beda Manalac – Vice President of Solid Group Inc., Ms. Kristine Ricafort – CEO/Founder of BBulletin, Ms. Hope Zambrano – FilmDreams and Mr. Inyi Yruma – Digital Marketing Head of MyPhone) Photo by: Wil Magsino of VillagePipol.com
Metro Manila, NCR (December 2017) — In an effort to provide the Filipino youth with the right technological tools and knowledge to design world-class products and services, MyPhone announces the commencement of TechSummit 2018 on January 18 – 19, 2017, at the Green Sun Hotel, 2285 Don Chino Roces Avenue Extension, Makati City.
Along with event partners, Brown & Proud and Bbulletin, MyPhone chose Filipino-centric theme for its 2018 Business Tech Summit, “Hack to the Future: Collaborate for a Better Future.”
“We want to showcase the beauty and elegance of the Philippines, including its products, cultures, heritage, even the local brands here, the food, as well as the fiestas and festivities that we enjoy. We are a country rich in culture and heritage that when creatively expressed, can be truly spectacular and world-class. ” said Beda Manalac, Vice President of Solid Group Inc,. “[Through the TechSummit 2018], we also aim to foster a collaborative environment among barangays, non-profit organizations, universities and academe communities, government agencies, and the Filipino citizens.”
Mr. Beda Manalac also shares an inspiring story about Solid Group, Inc. the mother company of MyPhone and Brown&Proud. “The story of the Solid Group started decades back. It was after the World War 2 when a lady from Tacloban made a living out of reading and acting comics to people who weren’t able to read. From that little money she was able to go to Manila and start a new life.
Fast forward to 2017, the young lady then, Elena Lim, is now the founder of group of companies who brought in and built several known brands in the country.
While striving to build the now 70 year-old Solid Group, Mrs. Lim’s formula to to success is to carefully study every business she’s going into. This she wants to partake to every starting Filipino entrepreneurs, and this is the very foundation of the BROWN&PROUD Movement.”
A recent study from the World Economic Forum (WEF) for the Global Information Technology Report finds that the Philippines continues to show improvements in terms of leveraging the benefits of information and communications technologies (ICT) since 2014 until present.
Of the different indicators WEF used in their report, the Philippines showed significant performance in terms of quality of management schools, quality of educational system, adult literacy rate, use of virtual social networks, capacity for innovation, and impact of ICTs on new organizational models.
“Filipino youth are generally technologically-inclined. Just imagine how many hours we spend every day on our mobile phones, on Google, YouTube, and all those social media sites. The interest is already there. We just need to educate and direct them towards the better use of information and technology in realizing their dreams,” said Kristine Ricafort, Founder/CEO of Bbulletin, an IT Enabled Bulletin Board, a Tech-platform that intends to bridge people and communities through technology and collaboration. “How we can harness the power of technology to better communicate and effectively disseminate information with authentic and timely contents is one of the things we want to impart to the summit delegates.”
“The world is changing fast and you need to keep up in order to survive, at-least. What we need is a community, a venue to share, collaborate and help each other stand and face the inevitable. The BUSINESS TECH SUMMIT is that place. The venue that will help our countrymen adapt, understand and embrace the evolution.” Said Cedric Horndeo, Director of Brown & Proud, a brainchild of MySolid Technologies, a Global Filipino movement that prides itself by offering a unique platform, a portal where the people can express their creativity and entrepreneurial skills, and benefit from it financially.
Hackathon and Short Film Competition will be steered by Indigitous Philippines and The Film Dream during the event and will be judged by industry leaders.
“Through the power of inspiring stories and films, The Film Dream Community believes in our Filipino youth’s values, creativity and innovation as key contribution to building our nation as one community. We are committed to be a partner in community building through each and every Filipino youth and the realization of their film dreams.” said Hope of The Film Dream
Other sponsors of the event include Green Sun Hotel (a hotel and events venue place in the beautiful and modern city of Makati), Soma Bistro, and VitaGreen-C (premium quality alkaline vitamin C supplement that’s 100% plant based).
The TechSummit is also supported by Tech4ed – DICT (Technology for Education, to gain Employment, train Entrepreneurs towards Economic Development), DevCon (Developers Connect), SEO – Hacker (is all about providing the world with the latest information in the SEO industry) and Syntactics PINK (Promoting Innovation and Networking Knowledge for Women).
About MyPhone, Brown&Proud and Solid Group Inc.
MyPhone is the first Filipino mobile phone brand that offers dual-SIM mobility in the country. It has always been a pioneer in bringing various technological developments that are heavy on nationalistic themes and pro-Filipino features.
About MyPhone Tech Summit 2018:
The MyPhone Tech Summit 2018 celebrates the Filipino pride and excellence in information technology, encouraging the Filipino youth and communities to join and participate the 2-day event which will talk about the latest trends and developments in the IT industry. It will be held on January 18 – 19, 2018, from 8:00 am to 7:00 pm, at the Green Sun Hotel, 2285 Don Chino Roces Avenue Extension, Makati City.
Delegates may now reserve Ticket’s for the summit:
Early Bird Rate: (Deadline: December 22)
Student Delegate Fee: Php 250
Community Delegate Fee: Php 500
Student Delegate Fee: Php 500
Community Delegate Fee: Php 1000
Links to Register: