A vanguard is officially defined as “a group of people leading the way in new developments and ideas.” One can suggest, especially in this day and age, that a vanguard challenges the norm and relentlessly works for social change. A rebel with a good cause. And if that resonates with you, then join us at the Women@Work Accelerate, Create, Transform (ACT) in a Digital World summit on August 30, 2019, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Dusit Thani Manila.
Organized by the Women’s Business Council Philippines (WomenBizPH), the Women’s Business and Leadership Summit 2019 highlights various experts who create, capture, and deliver value through digital transformation. Women who have broken new grounds, defied cultural barriers and conquered summits never before reached. Much like a contemporary vanguard, they overcome every challenge that comes their way day by day. What makes Women@Work even more awesome is that it is a “not for women only” event, as both men and women participants are welcome to join!
Composed of the country’s top women business leaders and entrepreneurs, the WomenBizPH is the leading voice of women in commerce, inspiring and empowering women in the Philippines. Serving as the platform to discuss issues for women in business and possible government policies and solutions, WomenBizPH is the lead private-sector partner of the government, particularly the Department of Trade and Industry and the Philippine Commission on Women, and represents the Philippines in Apec and Asean events. (I am honored to be one of the founders, past chairman, president and current trustee of WomenBizPH.)
WomenBizPH has partnered with numerous companies such as Capital One, KPMG, Ortigas & Co., Posible (Phoenix Fuels), SGV & Co., TeamAsia, Dusit Thani Manila, HBC, DoubleDragon, UnionBank, CDO, P&A Grant Thornton, Waters Philippines, PNB, CMG, BDB Law, Accenture Philippines, Business Innovations Gateway Inc. (BIG), Wellmade, CCI France Philippines, GAIN, Spark! PH, La Camara, Philippine Daily Inquirer, The Philippine Star, Island Rose, and VMV Hypoallergenics to make the summit possible.
The five panels in Women@Work will pique and satisfy your interest, the speakers will cover a variety of topics about our current digital world. Kristine Romano, managing partner at McKinsey & Co. Philippines, is the keynote speaker.
The first panel focuses on customer experience-led digital transformation. Here, participants will learn about the important role and use of data to understand customer needs, wants and expectations. There will also be a discussion on how companies can leverage and access this knowledge for growth and sustainable success. Speakers for this panel include Catherine Candano, head of data platforms partnership in Google Asia Pacific; Gerry Dy, digital head of Security Bank; and Suzanne Lee, managing partner at Analytiks Inc. and CTO and CIO of Bridge Southeast Asia. Jonathan Joson, partner at Entropia CPR and Boozy.ph and cofounder of HairMNL, will be moderating the forum.
The second panel centers on rapid start-up and scale-up through digital. Participants who are fascinated with the inner workings of a start-up and their eventual scale-up in the industry will gain a lot of insights during this particular forum. The panelists will share case studies from different prominent companies. Albet Buddahim, CEO of Katapult Digital and chief marketing capability strategist of Mansmith and Fielders Inc., will be moderating. Featured speakers include Bhavna Suresh, CEO of Lamudi Philippines; Mia Bulatao, president and COO of QuadX Inc.; and Minette Navarrete, president of Kickstart Ventures.
Tackling the issue of capturing value through digital transformation, the third panel will look at fintech and blockchain technology. The panelists include Erica Valerio, chief business development officer of Satoshi Citadel Ventures Inc.; Fam Alonto, head of innovation at Insular Life Assurance Co. Ltd.; Linda Lan, VP of digital commerce at Oriente (Cashalo); and Yang Yang Zhang, cofounder of Philippine Digital Asset Exchange. Mench Dizon, founder of AskGina.ph, is the moderator.
As we delve deeper into the impact of digital transformation, we will see the smaller, yet vital details that go into it. In the fourth panel, knowledgeable speakers such as Ireen Catane, enterprise commercial director of Microsoft; Ambe Tierro, senior managing director and artificial intelligence (AI) delivery and capability lead at Accenture Technology; and Dannah Majarocon, managing director of Lalamove Philippines will discuss how to deliver value through digital tools and applications. Vince Rodriguez, category head for banking, financial services, insurance, and public sector at PLDT Enterprise, completes the panel as moderator.
Capping the Summit will be a special fireside chat between established leaders and next generation leaders in the digital field on the way forward for women leaders, their vision for shaping the world, their secrets to success, and advice on hurdling challenges and enabling women empowerment. Joining the conversation are Myla Villanueva, chairman of MDI Group and CEO of Novare Technologies Inc.; Maria Christina Coronel, president and CEO of Pointwest Technologies and concurrently president of the Health Information Management Association of the Philippines; Ana Maria Aboitiz-Delgado, head for consumer finance, chief customer experience officer and senior VP of UnionBank of the Philippines; and Kathleen Yu, founder and CEO of Rumarocket Inc. Ken Lingan, CEO of the Publicis Groupe Philippines, will moderate the panel.
Excited yet? Visit https://www.womenbiz.ph/summit2019/ to know more about the Women@Work summit and sign up today. Registration rates start at P5,000. We can’t wait to accelerate, create and transform with you!
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