TECHONOMY Forum | Free Tech Event on July 7
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What is TECHONOMY Forum?


The digital and tech age has placed tremendous challenge to companies and organizations to keep up with technological advancements that can spell the difference in business continuity and organizational development . With the rapid changes in technology, a tech-forward Philippines and tech-proficient and efficient enterprises have become imperatives. Technology in business, government and the academe is the “new normal”.


With high demand for insights on technology and its effective utilization towards achievement of business and organizational goals, the country’s top tech professionals and  brands will gather on July 7, 2017 at the Maybank Performing Arts Theater in Bonifacio Global City to present and  discuss  the impact of technology in the academe, government and business enterprises.


The Technonomy Forum is the country’s first-ever forum that delves into the key roles of technology in the economy. It is co-presented by Acer Philippines and Microsoft Philippines.


The forum will gather the country’s top executives and leaders in businesses, the academe, and government institutions to present and exchange  ideas on  Cloud Technology, Business Optimization, FinTech, Tech Marketing, Cyber Security, and the National Broadband policy, among others.


Imparting excellent insights are Mavrick Shih of BYOC Smart Products, Jomari Mercado of Microsoft PH, John Rubio of Mynt, Dr. Donald Lim of Dentsu Aegis Network, Galvin Ngo of Woohoo Learning Lab, David Tapang of Microsoft PH, Carlo Ople of PLDT, and Sec. Rodolfo Salalima of DICT.



July 7, 2017

8:00am – 1:00pm

(Morning Session)


1:30pm – 5:00pm

(Afternoon Session)


Globe Auditorium

Maybank Performing Arts Theater

Bonifacio Global City, Taguig


The Morning Session is exclusive to executives and professionals from business and private enterprises including SMEs

The Afternoon Session is exclusive to officials and professionals from the government sector and the acadame.


Mr. Patrick Liao

Associate VP

Acer Cloud Technology Inc.

Mr. Jose Modesto M. Rubio

President and CEO


Mr. Jomari Mercado

National Technology Officer

Microsoft Philippines

Mr. Dan Meyer

Founder & President

Decision Marketing, Analytics, and Intelligence Philippines (DMAIPH)

Dr. Donald Patrick Lim
Country CEO, Dentsu Aegis Network Philippines


8:00 AM




9:00 AM

Prayer | National Anthem



9:05 AM

Opening Remarks

Mr. Manuel Wong, Managing Director, Acer Philippines



9:15 AM

Cloud Revolution: Digital Transformation in Business Enterprise

Mr. Patrick Liao, Associate VP, Acer Cloud Technology Inc.


Cloud technology has become a necessary business tool for the digital transformation needs of multi-million businesses. Large-scale enterprises located in multiple locations have constant need for technology solutions that will help collate, store and transfer data internally and externally.


Mr. Liao will help participants understand how to navigate and solve complex corporate issues in digital transformation, especially involving Big Data through cloud technology.


He will showcase how Acer Being Signage solution cuts down on operational costs yet allows for managing big deployments and scalable campaigns.



9:45 AM

The Future of Money: The Emergence of FinTech in the Philippines

Mr. John Rubio, President & CEO, Mynt


FinTech is now being embraced in the Philippines and businesses need to understand how it can help executives move foward with their business plans by tapping the huge potential of FinTech. Mr. Rubio will discuss how FinTech is revolutionizing business transactions between companies and their consumers. On top of this, he will showcase the innate “inclusivity” of FinTech by tapping the huge potential of the “unbanked” sectors in the Philippines.


10:30 AM

The Digital Age: Optimizing Enterprise Through Technology

Mr. Jomari Mercado, National Technology Officer, Microsoft PH


Tech-proofing business enteprises is no longer just a luxury that should be implemented by large-cap companies. We now live in an era that necessitates investments in technology to survive. Mr. Mercado will educate participants on  the benefits of equipping and upgrading businesses with appropriate tech programs and interfaces, ultimately optimizing the productivity and efficiency of the value chain.


11:15 AM

Future of Enterprise: Shaping Businesses Through Data Analytics

Mr. Dan Meyer, Founder and President, Decision Marketing, Analytics, and Intelligence Philippines (DMAIPH)


Making strategic and data-driven decisions for enterprise has become a non-negotiable in today’s tech-advanced industries. Dan will aim to equip enterprises with the fundamentals of data analysis and share insights on properly harnessing big data analysis in every organization’s day to day operations.


12:00 PM

TechMarketing: Brand Conversations with Millenials and Gen Z

Dr. Donald Lim, CEO, Dentsu Aegis Network


Marketing to today’s digital savvy consumers requires deeper understanding of their zero moments of truth and the entire consumer journey. Older marketing toolkits are giving way to tech-informed loyalty-building strategies to reach and understand new behaviors towards products and brands. Dr. Lim will discuss how marketers can engage the Millenials and Gen Z to continue to keep and expand consumer base.


12:50 PM



Mr. Roger Wu

Pan Asia Pacific Business Development

Acer Cloud Technology

Mr. Galvin Ngo


Woohoo Learning Lab

Mr. David Tapang

Education Lead

Microsoft Philippines

Mr. Carlo Ople

Vice-President for Digital Marketing

PLDT Enterprise

Atty. Rodolfo Salalima


Department of Information Communication and Technology (DICT)


1:30 PM




2:00 PM

Prayer | National Anthem



2:05 PM

Opening Remarks



2:15 PM

Cloud Revolution: Shape the Next Generation with Educational Technology

Mr. Roger Wu, Pan Asia Pacific Business Development, Acer Cloud Technology


Artificial intelligence and robots could displace many workers in nearly future. The knowledge and skills taught in schools are mismatched between training and the real world in the future. Mr. Wu will walk through participants from the education challenges in the cloud era to how Acer CloudProfessor can incubate the future for our next generation.



2:45 PM

Digital Revolution: The Importance of Technology Integration in K-12 Classrooms

Mr. Galvin Ngo, CEO, Woohoo Learning Lab


Education technology is no longer just a buzzword but a reality that must be embraced by educators in the country. The widespread availability of technology and devices has produced tech-savvy students that must be matched by the academe; hence some schools have already adopted the use of personal devices as a teaching tool. Mr. Ngo will discuss how to integrate technology in schools to improve learning abilities and capacities in classrooms



3:30 PM

The Digital Age: Improving Operational Efficiency for Gov’t And Schools Of The Future

Mr. David Tapang, Education Lead, Microsoft Philippines


Excellent service delivery is the profound goal of any government agency and educational institution. Hence, a great many continue to find ways to improve how they can better their performance to deliver quality service to their constituents and stakeholders. Mr. Tapang will present in his talk how technology can further help leaders in the government and the academic sectors in improving service delivery.


4:15 PM

Digital Thoughts: Technology and Social Media for Government and The Academe

Mr. Carlo Ople, VP for Digital Marketing Strategy, PLDT Enterprise


The omnipresence of  social media in the lives of Filipinos is truly remarkable. The amount of time and resources devoted to social media consumption are truly remarkable. And the government and the academe are not spared from it positive and negative impacts. Mr. Ople will share to participants how social media can be better used by government agencies and academic institutions in their ultimate goal of service delivery.



5:00 PM

Avoiding Meltdowns: Shielding the Philippines Gov’t and Schools from Cyberattacks

Sec. Rodolfo Salalima, DICT (Invited)


With global economies increasingly being interlinked and connected through tech platforms, data integrity and security are growing concerns. Huge investments are being poured in to establish security systems that will help prevent hacking and other forms of cyberattacks. Secretary Salalima or his representative will discuss government plans and programs in securing government systems vital to national and economic security.


5:45 PM


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Event Secretariat

For inquiries, please contact Ms. Abby Enriquez at:

+63 917 536.1354