The 7th edition of Asia IoT Business Platform: IoT Philippines this month will see key policy makers, government officials, telecommunication operators, solution providers and local enterprises gather to explore the latest Internet of Things (IoT) technologies for business productivity, share case studies of IoT implementation and establish partner relationships via business matchmaking.


Being held for the second time in Manila, it is endorsed by the Information and Communications Technology Office (ICTO) of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) in the Philippines. The conference and exhibition will be held on 23 & 24 May 2016 at the Manila Marriott Hotel.

Hon. Undersecretary Louis Casambre, the Executive Director of DOST-ICTO will be giving the government keynote address on IoT in building a Smart Digital Nation, followed by Carolynn Ann C. Reyes, Assistant Commissioner of the Bureau of Internal Revenue on IoT in Nation Building.

According to JD Montelibano, the Head of Business Applications from the IT Enabled Services Group of Globe Telecom, IoT will enable Philippine companies to be more competitive in a global level. Besides being able to monitor and manage different assets across the organization, companies will be able to capture rich data that allows them to understand customer trends, anticipate problems beforehand, and improve process and operations efficiency.

“IoT has huge opportunities and unlimited use case that are relevant to the Philippine market. What solution providers must do is to understand pain points and problems in a local micro level. They also need to have platforms that are inter-operable with other systems to drive seamless integration through readily available APIs,” he added.
During the 2-day conference, there will be a focus on IoT developments within the following industries:

1. Manufacturing & Industrial IoT (IIoT)
2. Transport and Logistics.
3. Smart Cities
4. Healthcare
5. Banking and Finance 

Over 300 C-level participants will discover the immense potential of IoT and gain invaluable insights on how to leverage the growing network of technology embedded machines for businesses operations.
The conference is chaired by Microsoft, which sees IoT opportunities existing in public sectors such as next generation cities and public safety, retail to enhance buying experience of consumers, telcos and utilities to further enhance ability to service customers and prevent service outages, and manufacturing to enhance operations, increase throughput and prevent failures in the manufacturing line.

“More and more, we’re seeing IoT become part of the fabric of business, helping converge an organization’s assets, data and processes with people and business systems. Today, this intersection is allowing enterprises to uncover new opportunities, create new business models and transform their operations – to become truly digital businesses. We look forward to having great conversations with organizations of all sectors to discover how IoT can help them!” said Herns Hermida, Cloud and Enterprise Business Group Lead of Microsoft.
According to Frost & Sullivan, Philippine spending in IoT is forecasted to grow from US$ 55.1M in 2014 to US$ 766.8M in 2020. With a focus on educating end users on IoT adoption, Asia IoT Business Platform will be bringing in case studies across verticals from local and abroad for the benefit of attending seniors executives from the ICT and operational divisions. The city of Yokohama, DHL, Honda Motors, Nestlé, Telenor Connexion, M-PESA have been invited to share their success stories and challenges on IoT implementation projects.

Registered participants include senior executives from the Philippines Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA), Clark Development Corporation, the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA), Procter & Gamble, Ayala Land, SM Prime Holdings, Inc., Resorts World Manila, etc.
To kick-start the conference agenda, an IoT Leaders Panel will take place on the 23th of May to discuss market trends and outlook of IoT in the Philippines. The panel is formed by representatives from ICTO-DOST, Globe Telecom, Maynilad Water Services, Bureau of Internal Revenue, with Microsoft as the panel moderator.

Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) is the Smart City Sponsor and will be hosting a panel discussion on the Philippine Approach to SMART Cities on 24th May. Panellists include Evelyn Nacario, Head of Metro Cebu Development and Coordinating Board (MCDCB), Arnel Paciano Casanova, President & CEO of Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) and Marthyn Cuan, Head of Digital Transformation of the Manila Electric Company (Meralco).

In addition to Globe Telecom, Smart Communications and Microsoft, other sponsors and exhibitors include Nosairis, Qlue, Dell, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), Intel®, ADLINK, Blue Wireless, Third Pillar, Eastern Telecommunications, Truphone and Stash.
Country manager of Intel, Calum Chisholm, will be hosting a luncheon to explore partnerships with local companies and empower them to grow IoT solutions in Philippines. The U.S. Department of Commerce will also be hosting a networking reception for exhibiting U.S companies.

Supporting partners of Asia IoT Business Platform include InfoComm Technology Association of the Philippines (ITAP), Semiconductor and Electronics Industries in the Philippines Foundation (SEIPI), Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA), American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham), Open Connectivity Foundation (OCF), German-Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (AHK Philippinen), Spanish Chamber of Commerce (La Cámara). Member companies are entitled to concessionary rates to participate at the conference and exhibition.

About The Asia IoT Business Platform
With a focus on local telecommunication companies and verticals, the Asia IoT Business Platform is an educational platform crafted by the industry, for the industry, with the aim of addressing key issues facing the adoption of IoT technologies in the ASEAN region. We drive enterprises to understand and learn about the adoption of IoT technologies for their business.

Since its inception in 2013, the Asia IoT Business Platform has secured strong support from local governments and telecommunication companies for the past 6 editions. 
The 7th edition of Asia IoT Business Platform: IoT Philippines will continue to explore opportunities and challenges within enterprise IoT, while providing ample networking and business matchmaking opportunities for IoT stakeholders. This is the second year running that the event will be held at Manila Marriott Hotel and will take place on 23-24 May 2016, followed by IoT Thailand (26-27 May). View past editions here.
Upcoming conferences - Asia IoT Business Platform 2016 Series:

7th edition of Asia IoT Business Platform: Manila, Philippines; May 23-24, 2016
8th edition of Asia IoT Business Platform: Bangkok, Thailand; May 26-27, 2016
9th edition of Asia IoT Business Platform: Jakarta, Indonesia; August 15-16, 2016
10th edition of Asia IoT Business Platform: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; August 18-19, 2016

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About Industry Platform Pte Ltd
Industry Platform Pte Ltd is a Singapore incorporated firm focused on the global telecommunications sector. We are Southeast Asia's leading organizer of Machine-to-Machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) conferences and exhibitions. We work with local and global businesses, as well as public sector bodies and associations who are looking to expand their reach in Asian markets. We provide the best platforms for industry professionals to network and shape developments.

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