Singapore News 06 29 18
DICT Undersecretary Mon Ibrahim and the Philippine delegation warmly received the support of the Philippine Embassy in Singapore headed by Philippine Ambassador to Singapore Joseph Del Mar Yap, First Consul Gonarao Musor and DTI Singapore Commercial Counsellor Cynthia Ricafort during their visit at the Philippine Pavilion in ConnecTech Asia 2018 event held at Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Center in Singapore.

The Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) brought together Philippine companies namely PLDT Enterprise, Advanced World Solutions, Titanium Technologies and start-ups – Rumarocket, Mobile Optima, Snapcart, Payruler, HYBrain and MediAid to show the country’s expertise and capabilities in digital solutions and outsourcing, software development, automation technology, digital platform solutions, machine learning and artificial intelligence tools, and call center (BPO) services. 

To optimize the participation of the Philippine delegation at the event, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Singapore headed by Commercial Counsellor Cynthia Ricafort assisted in arranging the delegation’s business meetings with tech companies and business organizations from Singapore and Brunei. 

With government initiatives such the DTI’s Slingshot – a conference that brings together startups and DICT’s Philippine Roadmap for Digital Startups – a collaborative effort between private and public stakeholders, the local tech ecosystem is showing great potentials and paving strong opportunities for Filipino start-ups. 

ConnectTechAsia is the umbrella event of three communications and technology exhibitions: CommunicAsia, BroadcastAsia and NXTAsia where about 1,700 companies from 52 countries showed the latest trends in the telecoms, media and technology industry.♦

Date of release: 29 June 2018