Global Tech Webinar – Philippines
Meet our Speakers
Senior Trade and Investment Commissioner
Christopher Lim is the Senior Trade and Investment Commissioner at the Australian Embassy in Manila. He brings a wealth of skills in international diplomacy, trade facilitation and strategic analysis, having served as the Australian Consul-General in Chengdu from 2017 to 2020 as well as postings at Australian missions in Beijing, Washington and Singapore.
He is committed to realising the full potential of the relationship between Australia and the Philippines by expanding productive trade and investment. Christopher is passionate about lifting the profile of Australia in the Philippines and that of the Philippines in Australia.
Prior to joining the Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade), Christopher worked at the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet.
Randall C. Antonio
Ernst & Young
Randall C. Antonio (RCA) is a Consulting Principal under the Business Transformation and Innovation domain.
Randall has over 25 years of C-level experience. He has served as Group Chief Transformation Officer, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, among other roles, for local and international corporations.
He spent the first half of his career in the United States working for a Fortune 200 company. He is adept at driving and implementing digital transformation, disruptive technologies, applied automation, and quality management systems.
Boston Consulting Group
Over the past 18 years, Anthony has served fixed and mobile telecom operators across Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. Among other topics, his extensive telecom experience has covered growth strategy, M&A, network sharing, efficiency transformation, customer experience, and pricing.
Anthony leads BCG’s Learning & Development activities for Asia-Pacific.
Data Analytics Ventures
Jojo is the Chief Executive Officer of the JG Digital Equity Ventures Inc (JGDEV) and the CEO of the Data Analytics Venture Inc (DAVI). Both companies are digital subsidiaries of the JG Summit Holdings – one of the largest conglomerates in the Philippines.
JGDEV deploys capital to early-stage start-ups and successful portfolio companies raising funding at later stages. The company focuses on investing in technology platforms that power future industries such as digital health, data, and logistics. Jojo is the President and Co-CEO of GoTyme, the Gokongwei and Tyme Digital Bank.
Jojo was formerly CEO of Wing, a pioneering Mobile Finance institution. He is an experienced mobile money and mobile payments chief executive and has extensive Mobile and Digital Financial Services (DFS) experience in emerging markets.
Undersecretary of the Department of Trade and Industry-Competitiveness and Innovation Group (DTI-CIG)
Since 2019, Rafaelita has served as Undersecretary of the Department of Trade and Industry- Competitiveness and Innovation Group (DTI-CIG). She was Assistant Secretary of the DTI-Industry Development and Trade Policy Group from 2014 till early 2019. Prior to her DTI appointment, she worked as Senior Research Fellow and Vice-President of the Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS). She has extensive research experience on development issues with focus on industrial policy, regional economic integration, international trade, foreign direct investment, competition policy, and small and medium enterprises.
PHILIPPINES: RIDING THE DIGITAL REVOLUTION
With a population of 110 million at an average age of 23, the Philippines is well endowed with a young, digitally savvy population. The average Filipino spends more than 10 hours a day online, more than any other country.
It is no wonder that the Philippines is going through a radical digital transformation. The pandemic has fast-tracked digitalisation in the economy, which was growing strongly for 21 consecutive years prior to 2020.
The Philippines’ internet economy is expected to grow by 30 percent annually to reach US$ 28 billion by 2025.
Now is the time to look at the Philippines
• Major economic reforms to boost competitiveness have been legislated, including relaxing restrictions on foreign investment.
• The Philippine government is working to upgrade communications infrastructure for greater connectivity.
• The country’s U$30 billion annual remittance from Filipinos working overseas and the business process outsource industry provide significant opportunities for digitalisation.
• Digital technologies are being adopted through the National ID roll-out, National Broadband and Cybersecurity plans and Cloud First Policy Through the National ID roll-out, National Broadband and Cybersecurity plans and Cloud First Policy.
Join this Global Tech Series Webinar on the Philippines
• Hear about digitalisation opportunities in finance, logistics and manufacturing
• Understand the pain points in the transformation journey and opportunities to unlock the country’s digital potential.
• Know why there has been unprecedented growth in digital payments and e-commerce
Thank you to our partners – Austrade