At the recent Digital Disruption 2.0 Forum at Hilton Manila, the European Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines (ECCP) gathered stakeholders and decision-makers from the private and public sectors.
The Digital Disruption 2.0 was organised together with Quisumbing Torres Law Firm. Open forums on Digital Factory, E-Commerce, E-Health, EdTech, FinTech, Global and Local Digital Landscape, and Philippine Competitiveness were arranged.
With the theme, “Harnessing Digital Transformation in Driving Business Growth,” The Digital Disruption 2.0 Forum was organised to address the country’s digital transformation by accelerating innovation in the business sector.
The said forum covered initiatives that were essential for organisations to see and acknowledge the full potentials of digitalisation. It will catalyse the benefits that will impact the country’s economy as a whole.
In 2018, a joint study conducted by the International Data Corporation (IDC) and the World Bank revealed that approximately 40% of the country’s gross domestic products (GDP) would come from digital products or services by the year 2020.
ECCP president, Nabil Francis, included the data in his welcome remarks. He added:
“In providing a platform for business leaders, digital experts, policymakers, and academe to converge, we are confident that today’s discussions will help organizations be ready for digital impacts and bridge the gaps in digital skills.”
Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) Assistant Secretary for Administration, Ivin Ronald Alzona, said in his keynote speech:
“We encourage businesses to partner with digital workers and entrepreneurs to ensure that there is inclusive growth, not only in the countryside but also in the ICT sector.”
The forum was led by ECCP Executive Director Florian Gottein and welcomed more than 200 guests and speakers from various companies and associations such as the Philippine Economic Zone Authority, IT and Business Process Association of the Philippines, UnionBank of the Philippines, Digital Services Asia from Iron Mountain, Accenture Philippines, SAP Asia Pte Ltd and Lazada Philippines.