Fourth Industrial Revolution


Smart Cities

About DSDF 2017

The Digital Strategies for Development Summit (DSDS) has become a venue for high-impact discussions on ICT for Development since 2014.

Now rebranded as Digital Strategies for Development Forum (DSDF), the event tackles country and sectoral/thematic development strategies towards Digital Economy in Asia and the Pacific.

DSDF 2017 will be held back-to-back with the 14th APT Telecommunication/ICT Development Forum (ADF-14) on September 5-6.

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  7 SEPTEMBER 2017

8:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m Registration
9:00 a.m.-9:15 a.m. Welcome Remarks
Mr. Stephen P. Groff
Vice President (Operations 2)
Asian Development Bank (ADB)
9:15 a.m.-9:45 a.m. Opening Address
Sec. Rodolfo Salalima
Secretary, Department of Information and Communications Technology
(DICT), Philippines

Ms. Areewan Haorangsi
Secretary General, Asia-Pacific Telecommunity (APT)
9:45 a.m.-10:15 a.m. Group Photo and Networking Break
10:15 a.m.- 10:45 a.m. The 4th INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION

Keynote Speech | “The Fourth Industrial Revolution:
Its Impact on Business, Society and Development”

The Fourth Industrial Revolution is already here. The way it disrupts society is happening at exponential rates, and its effects are felt across the globe. Still, not everyone recognizes it. The first keynote speech will highlight the impact of the 4th IR to different sectors – business, social, and development – and how further these will be shaped by this current revolution.

Mr. Sandeep Aneja
Managing Partner, Kaizen Private Equity
10:45 - 12:30 Plenary Session | “How Ready are We? Digital Strategies for the 4th IR”

Through vast technological innovations, what was once deemed futuristic is now reality. The 4th IR has permeated through all the sectors of society, and everyone now must make the most out of it. Stemming from the earlier keynote speech, this session will highlight various digital strategies employed in private and public spaces as the 4th IR happens.

Mr. Ramanathan Ramanan

Mission Director, Atal Innovation Mission
under the National Institution for Transforming India (NITI) Aayog

Mr. Shrikant Sinha
COO, National Association of Software and Services Companies
(NASSCOM) Foundation

Usec. Monchito Ibrahim
Undersecretary, Department of Information and Communication
Technology (DICT) Philippines.

Mr. Simon Gee
Managing Director, TechSoup Asia Pacific.

Mr. Rey Lugtu
Head, Global Solutions, Microsoft Philippines.

Ms. Shirin Hamid
Principal Director, Office of Information Systems of Technology (OIST)
Asian Development Bank (ADB)

MODERATOR: Mr. Sreenivas Narayanan
Managing Director, Asia Society for Social Improvement and Sustainable Transformation (ASSIST)
12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m. Lunch Break
1:30 p.m.-3:00 p.m. Plenary Session

ICT has far-reaching effects on education, both in formal and informal settings. The two presentations in this segment will examine transformation, trends, and implications of ICT in the whole learning system – from management to delivery of interventions.

“E-ducation: The Future of Education and Training”

Ms. Holly Clark

Educational Strategist, EdTechTeam

Ms. Srividya Maliwal
Chief Producer, Playware Studios.

Mr. Vincent Quah
Business Lead, Asia Pacific & Japan,
Global Public Sector, Amazon Web Services.

“Transformation of Education and Skills Development Preparing for the 4th Industrial Revolution Era”

Speaker: Dr. Peck Cho
Distinguished Professor, Dongguk University
Republic of Korea.

Moderator: Mr. Brajesh Panth
Technical Advisor, Education, Asian Development Bank
3:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m Networking Break
3:30 p.m.-5:00 a.m. Breakout Sessions

Despite challenges faced in the 4th IR, the world has been greatly renewed with numerous benefits that technology has offered. Beyond the challenges, these breakout sessions aim to tackle the opportunities through which ICT has been contributing to improved access to education, the delivery of quality learning and teaching, and overall education administration.

4A. Teaching Teachers: Preparing Trainers for ICT in education

The vitality of teachers in education process cannot be overstated. Hence, in the context of ICT in education, the capacity of trainers also need to be given as much attention as the students who will be the end-recipients. This session will look at how the teachers and trainers can fully be prepared to harvest the benefits ICT has instore for the education sector.

Dr. Jonghwi Park

Programme Specialist, Educational Innovation and Skills Development, United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)

Ms. Holly Clark
Educational Strategist, EdTech Team

Mr. Sungsup Ra
Director, South Asia Department (SARD) Human and Social
Development Division (SAHS), Asian Development Bank (ADB).

Moderator: Mr. John Ruero, President
Philippine Society for IT Educators (PSITE).

4B. Beyond the Books: e-Learning Contents and Digital Technologies at Classrooms

With everything going digital, it is imperative that society pays attention to the utilization of digital education contents and teaching methods. With so many resources available in the palm of our hands, this session will study trends on digital classroom tools that are meant to facilitate more efficient and more engaging learning processes.

Dr. Shanti Divaharan

Associate Dean, Pedagogical Development and Innovations
National Institute of Education, Singapore.

Mr. Rabi Karmacharya
Executive Director, Open Learning Exchange (OLE) Nepal.

Ms. Srividya Maliwal
Chief Producer, Playware Studios.

Ms. Ayako Inagaki
Director, Southeast Asia Department (SERD) Human and Social Development Division (SEHS), Asian Development Bank.

Moderator: Ms. Natalie Jorge
Executive Director, Bato Balani Foundation.

4C. Localized ICT4E: Integrating ICT in Education Sector Development Program

This session features case studies on the roles and methods that ICT has played in various national government educational reform programs – in both the traditional classroom-oriented setting, and in non-classroom set-up and vocational education. Learn how these countries managed to apply ICT in its local education context.

Dir. Aida Yuvienco

Director for Information and Communications Technology Service
Department of Education (DepEd), Philippines.

Ministry of Education, Nepal

Dr. Dae Joon Hwang
Professor, Sungkyunkwan University, Republic of Korea.

Ms. Rie Hiraoka
Director, Central and West Asia Department (CWRD)
Social Sectors Division (CWSS), Asian Development Bank.

Moderator: Ms. Lovelaine Basillote
Executive Director, Philippine Business for Education (PBed)

6:00 p.m., onwards Welcome Dinner hosted by DICT Philippines (by invitation only)

  8 SEPTEMBER 2017

Special Session on High-Level Technology Round-table Discussion
8:00 a.m.-09:00 a.m Registration
9:00 a.m.-9:30 a.m. Introductory Session
Insightful Video on “4th Industrial Revolution“
9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Roundtable Discussion on High-Level Technologies—Implication
for Development

Advanced technologies, more than ever, are crucial in various development interventions. The input speech in this session will analyze how the adoption of high level technologies can help to address Development challenges. It will be followed by a panel discussion among sector representatives to talk about challenges and opportunities that high-level technology may present in their respective industries.

Keynote Speech by Mr. Ramanathan Ramanan
Mission Director, Atal Innovation Mission under the National Institution for Transforming India (NITI) Aayog.

Roundtable Discussion

Mr. Bambang Susantono

Vice President for Knowledge Management, Asian Development Bank

Mr. Ramanathan Ramanan
Mission Director Atal Innovation Mission under the National Institution for Transforming India (NITI) Aayog.

Ms. Holly Clark
Educational Strategist, EdTechTeam

Mr. Jeffrey Tung
Head of R&M, Singapore & Southeast Asia, 3M.

Mr. Vincent Quah
Business Lead, Asia Pacific & Japan,
Global Public Sector, Amazon Web Services.

Mr. Sandeep Aneja
Managing Partner, Kaizen Private Equity.
11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Lunch Break
1:30 p.m.-3:00 p.m. Breakout Sessions

The next breakout sessions will take a closer look at how ICT can affect certain smart city components, and how it aims to empower organizations to utilize these tools for the improvement of their business and the industry as a whole.

6A. What Makes Urban Transportation System Smart?

What makes up an intelligent transport system (ITS)? This breakout session breaks down important components of the transportation systems of the future – particularly cloud-based services and e-payment services, which are being steadily adopted for their convenience and simplicity.

Mr. Bryan Wong

Public Sector Lead – ASEAN, Amazon Web Services

Mr. Silvester Prakasam
Director, Fare System, Land Transport Authority, Singapore

Mr. Shigetoshi Tamoto
Senior Vice President, ITS Japan

Ms. Anna Charlotte Schou-Zibell
Technical Advisor, Finance, Asian Development Bank

Moderator: Mr. Akihiko Katayama
Director, Strategy and Emerging Technology, PwC Hong Kong

6B. 5G, IoTs, and Sensor Networks: The Bloodstream of Smart Cities

This breakout session takes the participants through an analysis of the importance of broadband internet, 5G, IoTs and sensor networks in a true smart city. It will analyze how different components of a smart city function and stay connected anytime, anywhere.

Mr. Emanuela Lecchi

Head of Public Policy, APAC, GSMA

Mr. Duncan Macintosh
CEO & Executive Director, APNIC Foundation

Mr. Dai Young Jung
Assistant Director, Busan Metropolitan City

Mr. Seok Yong “SY” Yoon
Senior Public Management Specialist, Sustainable Development and Climate Change (SDCC) Thematic Advisory Service Cluster (SDTC), Asian Development Bank

Moderator: Mr. Guillaume Mascot
Head of Government Relations & APJ India, NOKIA

6C. Plugged-in: Building Out Electric Vehicles and Charging Infrastructures

The adoption of electric vehicles is slowly changing the direction of population mobility. With the transport sector contributing to a sizeable percentage of greenhouse gas emission, the switch to renewable sources of energy and electricity production has been the go-to response to sustainable transportation solutions. The session will present the current technologies being applied on electric vehicles and charging infrastructure, and how these have been working in advanced cities in different parts of the globe.

Mr. Terence Siew

Regional Manager, Asia, Greenlots

Mr. Rommel Juan, President
Electric Vehicles Association of the Philippines

Mr. Anthony Agoncillo
EV Project Manager, Meralco

Mr. Yongping Zhai
Technical Advisor, Energy, Asian Development Bank

Moderator: Ms. Danielle Guillen
Transportation policy and planning expert, Ateneo Institute of Sustainability
3:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Networking Break
3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Closing Plenary | “Networks for Networks: The Role of Stakeholders and the Need for Integration, Collaboration, and Cooperation”

The last session ties together all the information from the two-day Forum by putting at the fore ways on how the attendees can work together and maximize the opportunities for collaboration. Through the panelists, the delegates will be urged to go beyond the conventional partnership ideas. Instead, they will be led to forge smart partnerships for a smarter future.

Mr. Ramanathan Ramanan

Mission Director, Atal Innovation Mission under the National Institution for Transforming India (NITI) Aayog.

Ms. Holly Clark
Educational Strategist, EdTechTeam

Mr. Akihiko Katayama
Director, PwC Hong Kong

Usec. Monchito Ibrahim
Undersecretary, DICT Philippines

Mr. Gil-Hong Kim
Senior Director concurrently Chief Sector Officer, Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department (SDCC) Sector Advisory Service Cluster (SDSC), Asian Development Bank (ADB)

Moderator: Mr. Sreenivas Narayanan
Managing Director, Asia Society for Social Improvement and Sustainable Transformation (ASSIST)
16:30 – 16:45 Closing Remarks


Delegates from all over the region


International ICT and sectoral thought leaders and speakers


Interactive streams to discover new strategies and exchange ideas

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For more information and partnership opportunities,
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(+632) 403 8668 local 539