Various stakeholders in the IT-BPM industry will discuss strategies for the big leap forward under a global pandemic with its far-reaching impact on lives and businesses during the Transformation Summit 2021 scheduled from July 12 to 15.

Organized by Cebu’s main IT-BPM organization Cib.O, the four-day virtual event will feature local, national, and international speakers tackling such topics as industry updates and world market trends, local and national economic forecasts, as well as research developments on AI, IoT, Blockchain, Robotics, and Virtual Reality.

“It is a different world. It is different because of the monumental changes caused by the pandemic. And yet it is also different because we now see things differently. We see the world around us with a new set of eyes,” said Cib.O Chair Francis Monera.

He added that corporate transformations planned for years took place in just a few months amid a pandemic, citing that concepts previously unfamiliar to the general public like remote work, heading to the Cloud, contactless payments have now become part of their daily interactions whether for work, education, and even play.

The Transformation Summit 2021 is in line with Cib.O’s goal to develop the strengths and sustain the growth of Cebu’s IT/BPM industry and make it a top choice for higher value services.

Transformation Summit 2021 speakers

Lined up for the event are talks by industry experts on a host of crucial topics, including:

  • Innovation & Ecosystem Development: The Way Forward by Cib.O President Pert P. Cabataña
  • Update on Philippine IT/BPM Industry by IBPAP President and CEO Rey Untal
  • World Market trends in IT/BPM Industry, NASSCOM Development Plan, and Possibilities for Collaboration by Wipro Philippines, Inc. Country Manager Aseem Roy
  • Developments in NASSCOM Research on AI, IoT, Blockchain, Robotics, and Virtual Reality by Research Head Achyuta Ghosh, named among India’s Top 40 Data Scientists
  • Data Science and AI for IT BPM applications by Dr. Erika Fille T. Legara, Asian Institute of Management Associate Professor
  • The Digital BPO by Microsoft Philippines Country General Manager Andres Ortola

Dr. Alvin P. Ang, Ateneo Center for Economic Research and Development Economics Department Director, will talk about the status of the Philippine economy while NEDA 7 Assistant Regional Director Dr. Dolores J. Molintas will tackle the local condition.

More than AI, IoT, Blockchain, Robotics, and Virtual Reality, Ghosh will share how India developed its IT/BPM industry, about eight times bigger than that of the Philippines, to pivot to high-value services resulting in bigger revenues.

Microsoft’s Digital BPO will expound on the IT and outsourcing company of the future, as the industry adapts to pandemic restrictions with AI and digital workforce options.

Also planned are sessions on the Future of the Office by Sykes Philippines, R&D Offshoring for Hi-tech Industries by Lexmark, Data Security, Mental Health, and Health and Hygiene.

Way forward for IT/BPM industry

The year 2021, for Cib.O, will be one that marked the forging ahead to the next level play of Cebu’s IT/BPM industry, according to Cabataña

“We look forward to growing as an organization, as we embark on this new chapter in the Cebu IT/BPM industry. This is the phase where we are to work more strongly together as a team,” he added.

Transformation Summit 2021 Chair DJ Moises pointed out that with COVID-19 transforming lives around the world, Cebu’s IT/BPM industry needs to come up with strategies to stay ahead.

What capability building and developing services are required moving forward? How can we better collaborate as a sector along with our key stakeholders? Moises said these will be among the questions tackled during the virtual Transformation Summit 2021.

“Join us at the 2021 Transformation Summit and together take the lead in the Next Level Play,” he added. works with the top brands in the country to reach out to the Cebu market. For inquiries, please send an email to [email protected].