60 Speakers


600 Participants


9 Breakout Sessions &
5 Streams

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In 2015, Digital Strategies for Development Summit brought together 600+ people from 25+ countries. Participants discovered new strategies, best practices, and exchanged ideas through several interactive and thought-provoking thematic areas. This year, DSDS becomes bigger and better as it launches the Innovative Strategies for Development Summit 2016 (ISDS 2016), designed to look at technology, particularly ICT, as an enabler for innovation and effecting developmental impact. ISDS 2016 will be global as it brings together a consortium of high level thinkers and leaders from various local, national and international key organizations. It aims to facilitate dynamic discussions, create connections, strengthen relations, and exchange knowledge on best practices in the use of ICT innovation in the context of Sustainable Development

Since the launch of the Global Goals (SDGs), all discourses on developmental issues are better shaped if aligned to these goals. ICT and ICT – led innovation can similarly have better purpose if the outcomes help achieve the SDGs, providing a uniform approach and objective. ISDS 2016 acknowledges this importance and seeks to gather a diverse set of stakeholders and participants to discuss, debate, and develop new strategies related to the use of technological innovations in several SDGs: Education, Employment and Entrepreneurship, Sustainable Agriculture, Universal Healthcare, Smart Cities, and Connectivity


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Education, Employment,
& Entrepreneurship

Smart Cities

Agriculture

Health Care

Connectivity
 
Tracks

Partnership

Policy and Skills

ICT Innovation Solution
Showcase

National and Local
Government

Private Sector

NGOs and Civil
Society Sector

National and Local
Academic Institutions

IT Development-Focused
Practitioners

Technology-Savvy and
Entrepreneurial Youth

Programme



 8 June 2016 | Wednesday


TIME DESCRIPTION
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Registration
9:00 AM - 9:20 AM National Anthem and Opening Performance
9:20 AM - 9:30 AM Welcome Remarks

Bambang Susantono
VP for Knowledge and Sustainable Development, Asian Development Bank (ADB)
9:30 AM - 9:40 AM Opening Address

Hon. Louis Napoleon Casambre
Undersecretary, DOST-ICTO
9:40 AM - 9:55 AM Keynote Address

Hon. Brahima Sanou
Director of the Telecommunication Development Bureau
International Telecommunication Union (ITU)
9:55 AM - 10:30 AM Coffee Break (Group Photo & Opening of Exhibition)
10:30 AM - 12:00 NN Setting the Context: Plenary Session

On 1 January 2016, the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development adopted by world leaders in September 2015 at an historic UN Summit officially came into force. The SDGs aim to end poverty, fight inequality, tackle climate change, and improve social and economic development, among others. ICT innovation proves to play a crucial role in tackling these issues on a more universal scale while ensuring sustainability in finding and implementing local solutions. This plenary will highlight the perspective of various stakeholders and how they see ICT innovation as an enabler in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. The 17 goals and 169 targets are set to be achieved in the next 15 years, how will ICT innovation contribute to this?


PANELIST
Bart W. Edes
Director of Poverty Reduction, Gender, and Social Development Division, Asian Development Bank (ADB)

Hon. Louis Napoleon Casambre
Undersecretary, DOST-ICTO

Ioane N. Koroivuki
Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, International Telecommunication Union (ITU)

Calum Chisholm, Country ManagerIntel Philippines

Lilia Guillermo
Deputy Commisioner- Information Systems Group, Bureau of Internal Revenue

MODERATOR:
Sreenivas Narayanan
Managing Director, ASSIST Asia

12:00 PM - 12:30 PM Special Keynote / Showcase

Beatrice G. Quimson
Deputy Executive Director, eSociety
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM Lunch
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM Plenary 1: Bridging the gap: Designing Education Models that can lead to Employment and/or Entrepreneurship

The global economic crisis and high rates of unemployment have exacerbated the challenges already prevalent in developing countries. This plenary shall discuss the potentials of ICT in reshaping key aspects of the education system, and shall provide a global discussion on various educational model benchmarks which leads to employment creation and entrepreneurial mindsets. It aims to accelerate the implementation of a new vision in education and call for a collaborative process to reorient educational policies, programs and practices in order for education leading to gainful employment and/or creating entrepreneurs who in turn will provide jobs.

PANELIST
Raman Nambiar
Director, Gerudio

Jonghwi Park
ICT in Education Specialist, UNESCO

Meriem Kellou
Head of Social Responsibility, Schneider Electric

Sylvia Garde
Senior Program Manager, FIT-ED

MODERATOR:
Brajesh Panth
Technical Advisor- Education, Asian Development Bank (ADB)

3:00 PM - 3:30 PM Coffee Break
3:30 PM - 4:45 PM Breakout 1A: ICT Enabled Education and Skills Development

This session will deliberate how innovative ICT solutions can be successfully brought to scale in order to bridge the knowledge divide and to build multiple lifelong learning pathways that span formal and informal systems and support the job-related skill development.

SPEAKERS:
Tania Rajadel
Education Specialist, Asian Development Bank (ADB)
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Ellen Alarilla
Head of Sustainability, Ericsson
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Elaine De Velez
CEO, FrontLearners
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FACILITATOR:
John Ruero
Philippine Society of
Information Technology Educators (PSITE)


Breakout 1B: getting into and growing in the World of Work

Providing a stable and productive employment system that will provide and retain job opportunities is a concern shared by governments around the world. This session shall discuss various model benchmarks to accelerate not only work opportunities but work retention.

SPEAKERS:
Jonghwi Park
ICT in Education Specialist, UNESCO
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Meriem Kellou
Head of Social Responsibility, Schneider Electric

Marlon Mina
Manager, Philippine, PCCI-HRDF
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FACILITATOR:
Sylvia Garde
Senior Program Manager, FIT-ED

Breakout 1C: The great alternative: How ICT can open the possibilities of Entrepreneurship

While research on the intersection of entrepreneurship and innovation, particularly in developing countries, is in the early stages, there is nonetheless a consensus that entrepreneurship encourages high levels of innovation. This session shall explore the context of ICT related strategies as an enabler to provide entrepreneurial mindsets and scale opportunities.

SPEAKERS:
Raman Nambiar
Director, Gerudio
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Jojo Flores
Founder, Launch Garage
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Ron Cirujano
Regional Marketing Consultant- South East Asia, Upwork
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FACILITATOR:
Giang Tran
Executive Director, LIN Center
6:00 PM - 6:30 PM Registration for Dinner
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM Welcome Dinner

 9 June 2016 | Thursday


TIME DESCRIPTION
8:30 AM - 9:00 AM Registration
9:00 AM - 9:20 AM Special Keynote / Showcase

Vicente Catudio Jr.
Digital Infrastructure and Advisor E-PESO
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9:20 AM - 10:30 AM Plenary 2: How ICT can drive Sustainable Agriculture and Rural Economic Development

Agriculture has undergone a change in the last couple of decades when the information age began to shape agricultural production and the way farming is done today. This process presents an enormous challenge for the stakeholders in agriculture, especially for smallholder farmers and family farms that play a crucial role in the sustainable use of rural resources. This panel shall examine ICT as a tool and various innovation strategies in order to strengthen the capacity of the rural poor and their organizations, improve equitable access to productive natural resources and technology, increase access to financial and insurance services and markets and foster Sustainable Agriculture

PANELIST:
Aristeo Portugal
Asst. FAO Representative of the Philippines, FAO

Piseth Try
Department Manager Animal Health and Crop Protection, Jebsen & Jessen

Mutsumi Sato
Manager of Global SI & Service Business Development Division, NEC

Ruel Amparo
CEO, Cropital

MODERATOR:
Niet Arceo
Division Chief of the Information Services Division, Agricultural Training Institute

10:30 AM - 10:45 AM Coffee Break
10:45 AM - 12:00 NN Breakout 2A: Access to Market and Finance for Agriculture

The telecommunications and microfinance industries have grown rapidly in recent years and are overcoming the traditional challenges of reaching rural and formerly underserved areas. This session shall introduce and examine specifically the business models and enabling factors that are making new sources of financing and income accessible in rural areas.

SPEAKERS:
Aristeo Portugal
Asst. FAO Representative of the Philippines, FAO Regional Office
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Marco Montemayor
Lead for Partnership Devt & Management, Grameen Foundation
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Noemi Beth Macario
Region 10 Coordinator, Agricultural Training Institute
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Ruel Amparo
CEO, Cropital
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Breakout 2B: Innovative Partnerships to Improve Productivity and Profits

Focuses on the role of partnerships between various sectors in promoting sustainable agricultural development, while also taking into account the importance of ICT. This track shall discuss in more detail how ICT innovations and public-private partnerships increase productivity and profits.

SPEAKERS:
Christian Besler
Chief Digital Officer, Ayala Health

Lalaine Alfaro
Project Manager, Project ADEPT/ ASSIST Asia

Mariella Castillo
Health Specialist, UNICEF

FACILITATOR:
Sylvia Garde
Senior Program Manager, FIT-ED
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM Lunch Break
1:15 PM - 1:45 PM Special Keynote / Showcase

Many Pinol
Secretary, Department of Agriculture
Beatrice G. Quimson
Deputy Executive Director, eSociety
1:45 PM - 3:15 PM Plenary 3: ICT as an enabler to provide Universal Healthcare

Information and communication technology (ICT) is continuously being used to enhance healthcare services and information. However, when countries do not fully harness the benefits of ICT, inefficiencies proliferate and some of the most basic building blocks of healthcare become extremely difficult to put in place, at both the individual and population level. This plenary shall highlight the effective adaption of ICT in the healthcare system, and how it can contribute to sustainable development. Taking into account the general conceptions of ICT in healthcare and its aspects of implementation such as its challenges and key factors and thoroughly discuss the role of international organizations in promoting UHC.

PANELIST:
Christian Besler
Chief Digital Officer, Ayala Health

Esther Go
President, Medilink
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Mariella Castillo
Health Specialist, UNICEF
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Vera Siesjo
Country Director, ACCESS Health
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MODERATOR:
Susann Roth
Senior Social Development Specialist, Asian Development Bank (ADB)
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3:15 PM - 3:30 PM Coffee Break
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM Breakout 3a: Financing Models including Health Insurance

The health system is haunted by challenges of accessibility and affordability. Despite impressive gains in many health indicators, recent evidence has raised concerns regarding the utilization, quality and equity of healthcare. This session shall give a detailed background and discuss steps in gaining access to various insurance services and financing models in the health sector.

SPEAKERS:
Vera Siesjo
Country Director, ACCESS Health
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Esther Go
President, Medilink
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Eduard Banson
Asian Development Bank (ADB)
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FACILITATOR:
Jerome Montemayor
OIC Director & Program Director, IIRR


Breakout 3B: ICT Innovations in Healthcare

The wider use of ICT in healthcare is a basic condition for the development, implementation and further generation of innovative health care technologies. Therefore social capacity, knowledge and acceptance to utilize eHealth technologies among citizens and medical professionals need to be recognized. This session shall specifically address the contribution of science, technology and innovation to universal healthcare.

SPEAKERS:
Christian Besler
Chief Digital Officer, Ayala Health

Lalaine Alfaro
Project Manager, Project ADEPT/ ASSIST Asia
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Mariella Castillo
Health Specialist, UNICEF
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FACILITATOR:
Jasmine Villegas
Chief Operating Officer, Civika Institute


Breakout 3C: Innovative Partnerships to promote last mile beneficiaries

The ways in which partnerships play a role in and their importance to the development of different aspects of healthcare are discussed. It will highlight how digital technologies can best be utilized to improve communication gaps regarding healthcare not only between providers and receivers, but also among different sectors.

SPEAKERS:
Margarita Zarraga - Castro
Assistant Professor, University of Massachusetts Medical School
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Sheena Cases
Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability, Learning Officer, Mood Warriors and Phoenixes (MWAPh) - Save the Children
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Abram Abanil
Regional Monitoring & Evaluation Coordination, GIZ
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FACILITATOR:
Angelo Ramos
Executive Director, Molave Foundation

 10 June 2016 | Friday


TIME DESCRIPTION
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Registration
9:00 AM - 9:20 AM Special Keynote / Showcase

Efraine Laureano
Chief of Party for USAID, LAWIN Project (B+Wiser)
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9:20 AM - 10:30 AM Plenary 4: smart Technologies and smarter societies: Using Technology for smart Cities, Towns and Villages

Decision-makers are facing the need to rethink and redefine the way in which infrastructure is built, services are offered, citizens are engaged, the local economy is developed and systems linked, with the aim of transforming cities into more sustainable and robust living environments. The panel shall explore best practices and lessons learned across a broad range of smart technology projects in transport, water & energy, security, and citizen services to showcase effective solutions and possible adoptions within for the local sector. The plenary shall also divulge on how effective partnership can play a role in enabling effective citybusiness dialogues, and sustainable urban infrastructure.

PANELIST:
Sang Baek Chris Kang
Director, Department of Global Cooperation, Korea Local Information Research & Development
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Mayor Oscar Moreno
Mayor of Cagayan de Oro
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Alexandra Linden
Cluster Coordinator, CDIA
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Charles Ty
Business Development Manager, Intel, Ph
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George Su
Country Manager, ASUS Philippines
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MODERATOR:
Sreenivas Narayanan
Managing Director, ASSIST Asia

10:30 AM - 10:45 AM Coffee Break
10:45 AM - 12:00 PM Plenary 5: Connectivity

Connectivity and open Internet is and will continue to be an essential tool in facilitating the implementation of all SDG goals, as well as a key means to leverage the ingenuity, collaboration and partnerships needed to make them a reality. This panel shall examine the types, quality, and extent of connectivity in being the underpinning platform for the growth of ICTs and for an emerging digital economy by exploring its two main components: accessibility and affordability.

PANELIST:
Sione Veikoso
President, PITA
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Yeong Ro Lee
Executive Researcher, NISA
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Byungki Oh
Vice-President, Global Business Group, Korea Telecom
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Raj Singh
Regional Director Asia-Pacific, Internet Society

Natasha Beschorner
Senior ICT Policy Specialist, World Bank Singapore
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MODERATOR:
Siope Vakataki ‘Ofa
Economic Affairs Officer, UNESCAP
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12:00 NN - 1:00 PM Lunch Break
1:00 PM - 1:20 PM Special Keynote / Showcase

Nygiel Armada
Chief of Party of Ecofish Project, USAID
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1:20 PM - 2:40 PM Closing Session: Connecting the Dots

This session is designed to ignite the connections established between sectors wherein technology can be used to foster Sustainable development.
It also hopes to understand whether these technological innovations can be a crosscutting solution to the problems being faced in the fields of Education, Employment and Entrepreneurship, Sustainable Agriculture, Universal Healthcare, Smart Cities, DRRM and Climate change, and Connectivity.

PANELIST:
Bettina Quimson
Deputy Executive Director, DOST-ICTO, eSociety

Seok Yong Yoon
Senior Public Management Officer, Asian Development Bank (ADB)

Calum Chisolm
Country Manager, Intel Philippines

MODERATOR:
Sreenivas Narayanan
Managing Director, ASSIST Asia

2:40 PM - 3:00 PM Official Closing

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Bambang Susantono
VP for Knowledge and Sustainable Development
Asian Development Bank (ADB)

Mr. Bambang Susantono is the Vice-President for Knowledge Management and Sustainable Development of the Asian Development Bank (ADB). He is responsible for management of ADB’s Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department, Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department, and Department of External Relations. Prior to this, Mr. Susantono was the Vice-Minister of Indonesia’s Ministry of Transportation and Deputy Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development.

He has extensive experience providing policy advice to government, private sector organizations and international institutions. He chaired several research institutes and taught in universities. He was also Commissioner for airline, port, telecommunications and media companies.

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Sec. Mario Montejo
Secretary
Department of Science and Technology (DOST)

Secretary Mario Montejo, a mechanical engineer by profession and an innovator, believes that the use of science and technology is always a sound development model for the improvement of the individual and society in terms of improved processes, products and services.

With his substantial background in engineering design and innovation spanning more than 20 years, he was selected as the 2014 UP Alumni Association (UPAA) Most Distinguished Alumnus and the 2011 Distinguished Alumnus in Science and Technology. In 2010, the UP College of Engineering named him one of the "100 Outstanding Alumni Engineers of the Century" during the centennial celebration of the University of the Philippines. Before joining the government service, Secretary Montejo was president of several engineering-related firms along with the more recent ecotourismrelated company. His motto, "Local technology works!" affirms a belief in the creativity of Filipinos particularly the Philippine scientific community.

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Hon. Brahima Sanou
Director of the Telecommunication Development Bureau
International Telecommunication Union (ITU)

Mr. Brahima Sanou has been Director of the ITU Telecommunication Development Bureau (BDT) since January 2011, following his election at the Plenipotentiary Conference in Guadalajara, Mexico, in October 2010. Mr. Sanou was elected, on 24 October 2014, to a second four-year term as BDT Director, Mr. Sanou is committed to promoting ICT as a major driving force for sustainable socio-economic development, bringing the unprecedented benefits of next-generation networks and services to remote and rural regions, least developed countries and persons with special needs in particular.

He has placed particular emphasis on the mobilization of resources and knowledge-sharing through the forging of collaborative, cross-sector multi-stakeholder partnerships. Key elements include the m-Powering Development Initiative to deliver improved services such as healthcare, education and business over mobile platforms; the Smart Sustainable Development Model initiative, focused on optimizing resources for sustainable development and disaster management; and the ITU Academy, offering an integrated online resource for the provision of ICT education and training opportunities.

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Bart Edes
Director of Poverty Reduction, Gender, and Social Development Division
Asian Development Bank (ADB)

Bart W. Edes is Director of the Asian Development Bank’s (ADB's) Poverty Reduction, Social Development, and Governance Division, and Chairman of ADB's Social Development and Poverty Community of Practice.

Mr. Edes manages a division providing quality assurance, policy guidance, and technical advice to ADB operations in the following areas: civil society engagement; education and skills development; anti-corruption, governance and public management; health and communicable diseases; ICT for development; inclusive business; the Millennium Development Goals and Post- 2015 development agenda; poverty and social analysis; social dimensions of climate change; and social protection and labor in developing Asia and the Pacific. The division also generates and shares knowledge and good practice, mobilizes resources, forges partnerships, and undertakes pilot projects.He has a Master’s Degree in Public Policy from the University of Michigan, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Government from Georgetown University.

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Hon. Louis Napoleon C. Casambre
Undersecretary
Department of Science and Technology (DOST-ICTO)

Usec. Casambre's entire professional life has been spent in the Information Technology industry, having 36 years of experience in Electronics and IT. He began his IT career while a junior in college as a consultant of C.I.S., the IT arm of Meralco, and was tasked to design firmware for the Apple II. After graduating from the University of the Philippines with a degree in Electrical Engineering, he began his professional IT career with the then newly formed Microelectronics Division of the Advanced Science and Technology Institute (ASTI).

He then went on to work with various companies in the private sector, his last stint being the Division Director of ROHM LSI Design Philippines, a wholly owned subsidiary of ROHM Semiconductor of Japan, one of the top semiconductor companies around the world.Now returning to a government position as the Executive Director of the ICT Office of the Department of Science and Technology, one of his goals is to make significant contributions to improve the lives of Filipinos through the use of ICTs as catalyst in socio-economic development.

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Ioane N. Koroivuki
Regional Office for Asia and the
Pacific International Telecommunication Union

With more than 30 years' experience in the telecommunications and ICT industry, Ioane has worked in various facets of telecommunications in the areas of voice, data and internet including satellite and submarine cable transmission systems. A graduate of Coventry University, United Kingdom with an MSc in Telecommunications, Mr. Koroivuki has had various management appointments including a secondment to establish the Pacific Islands Telecommunications Association (PITA), the Pacific regional body managing the telecommunication interests of its member states.

He was Network Operations Manager, ascending to the role of Manager Network and Technology and finally Chief Executive Officer of Fiji International Telecommunications Limited.In 2014, assumed the role of Regional Director for the ITU Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific in Bangkok, Thailand where he continues to work closely with government, industry and academia in addressing the developmental and related needs of members in the region.

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Calum Chisholm
Country Manager
Intel Microelectronics Philippines, Inc.

Calum Chisholm is responsible for Intel's sales and marketing operations in the Philippines. He currently leads the company's efforts in growing the Philippine market, and engages partners, customers, press and consumers to strengthen Intel's market position and technology leadership. Despite his sales and marketing role, Chisholm is deeply involved in Intel’s corporate social responsibility initiatives, especially on education and technology enablement. After Typhoon Haiyan, Chisholm personally visited Tanauan, Leyte to frontline the reconstruction project of the Sto. Nino Elementary School, a project spearheaded by the Intel Foundation.

Chisholm joined Intel Corporation as Product Marketing Engineer in 1996, and has since worked across Europe, Africa and Asia on the OEM business. For 4 years, he served as an Intel Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) Regional Marketing Development Manager for Asia and drove business and growth with Acer in the APJ region through joint initiatives and unique marketing practices. He also spent a year as an Intel OEM Global Marketing Manager. In this role, he was responsible for creating and driving breakthrough marketing strategies that highlight Intel’s technology and brand value within OEM solutions.Calum

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Sreenivas Narayanan
Founder and Managing Director
Asia Society for Social Improvement and Sustainable Transformation (ASSIST Asia)

Sreenivas Narayanan is the founder and Managing Director of ASSIST Asia, an innovative and self-sustaining non-profit focused on project management and capacity-building. Sreenivas leads a dynamic and dedicated team that has transformed ASSIST into an innovative NGO, currently managing over 50 developmental projects across 13 countries through its offices in the Philippines, Vietnam and India. As head of ASSIST, Sreenivas is set to grow the organization further and promote its social mission using its core philosophy of "Partnering for Progress."Some of the key organizations he has worked with for development projects include the DEG, GIZ, ADB, IFC, World Bank, UNIDO and UNEP.

Apart from his development projects, he also works closely with major private sectors like Bayer, Nestle, HOLCIM, and PUMA.Sreeni is a Chemical Engineer by training and holds an MBA from the Asian Institute of Management. He also has additional professional qualifications from both Japan and Germany.

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Bettina G. Quimson
Deputy Executive Director of e-Society Office
DOST-ICTO

Beatrice is the Deputy Executive Director of e-Society Office under the Department of Science and Technology – Information and Communications Office (DOST-ICTO).

She started her own home-grown solution specializing in Time & Attendance, Human Resource Management, and Employee self-service Portal and Payroll equivalent to that of SAP, Oracle, and Peoplesoft but at affordable prices.

From 2006-2013, Beatrice was a board member of the Philippine Software Industry Association (PSIA) where she headed the Government Relations Committee. She was also a board member of KLIK, an organization which focuses on Technology for Education, and an executive member of the National Information and Communications Advisory Committee of the government. She served as an IT resource person for the Congress, the Senate, and the Committee on Elections Advisory Council. Bettina

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Raman Nambiar
Director
Gerudio

Mr Raman Nambiar is Gerudio's CEO and a member of the Company’s Board of Directors. Gerudio assists in establishing and operating technology schools globally.

Raman has a career spanning education, executive recruitment and technology in a wide variety of industries including hospitality, security, health & safety and business administration. He lives between Australia and the USA and is passionate about opening and expanding the access to technology education world-wide. He obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from the University of South Australia.

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Dr. Jonghwi Park
ICT in Education Specialist
United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)

Ms Jonghwi Park leads the regional programme on ICT in Education at UNESCO Asia Pacific Regional Bureau for Education, supporting 46 Member States of the region. Her team at UNESCO Bangkok focuses on policy-level supports for Member States, including ICT national policy reviews, ICT in education master plan development and regional comparative research on the current issues.

She is also specialized in designing and implementing various capacity building modules for teachers and teacher educators to facilitate the effective ICT-pedagogy integration. Prior to joining UNESCO, she had worked as e-Learning Designer in South Korea. She obtained her Master’s degree in Educational Technology from Hanyang University, Korea and her PhD in Learning Sciences from McGill University, Canada.

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Meriem Kellou
Head of Social Responsibility
Schneider Electric

Currently working in Vietnam for Schneider Electric, a world leader in Energy Management, she is in charge of the CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) in the country. She has chosen to work for this company because it's a leader in Sustainability in the world and she has been given the tools and resources to make a real and long-lasting social impact in Vietnam.

Prior to this position, Meriem Kellou was the representative in Paris of an international Institute of technology located in Burkina Faso, in Western Africa. She was proudly contributing at her own level to the economic development of Western Africa through high-quality Education.

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Sylvia Garde
Senior Program Manager
FIT-ED

Ms. Sylvia Garde provides project development, management and coordination of Intel Philippines Education CSR for FIT-ED. This includes the global Intel Teach Program for in and pre service educators, the Intel Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics Program, the Intel Science and Engineering Fair Program, Intel Easy Steps and Digital Inclusion Program and the Intel Innovation Program.

She is also currently the Training Delivery Component Lead for the Technology-Supported Teacher Professional Development Program for K-3 Teachers - a project made possible through the support of the Philippine-American Fund of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and in partnership with the Department of Education.

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Brajesh Panth
Technical Advisor- Education
Asian Development Bank (ADB)

Mr. Brajesh Panth is the Technical Advisor for Education at the Asian Development Bank (ADB). He provides technical leadership to the education sector group (ESG) in ADB, leads the preparation of the ESG work plan and facilitates collaboration across sector and technical groups in ADB. He has over 25 years of experience in the education sector including sector assessment, project processing, implementation, evaluation, and policy dialogue, covering all levels—primary, secondary, technical and vocational education and training (TVET), and higher education. He holds a doctorate in education administration, planning and social policy from Harvard Graduate School of Education. He worked with the World Bank as senior education specialist before joining ADB in 2001.

He has worked in Central Asia, South Asia, China, Ghana, Malawi and the United States. Besides coordinating several publications in ADB, Mr. Panth has made several presentations in different fora and contributed to policy analysis, policy dialogue and analytical work pertaining to sector wide approaches, basic and secondary education, TVET, higher education, decentralized social services, education reform, results based financing and monitoring, development partner cooperation, and regional cooperation. Brajesh

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