Huawei Philippines held Tech Day 2021 on November 11, aiming to discover how pioneering enterprises are applying innovative ICT technologies to create digital infrastructures for the entry of the intelligent era.
While the pandemic has pushed the pause button, performance varies from company to company, industry to industry, and country to country.
One of the keys to thrive is by going digital. According to McKinsey, COVID-19 has caused digital transformation to jump ahead by 7 years globally and by a full 10 years in Asia Pacific.
In the face of an increasingly complex business environment, resilience has become an important development strategy for companies, and digital technology, is the key to building this resilience.
Todd Liu, Director of Enterprise Business Department from Huawei Philippines, said during his speech, “ As digital transformation enters a new phase, we will tackle three big changes. First, digital transformation will become central to office work. Second, production will go fully digital. Third, digital technologies will benefit more enterprises. In line with DICT’s national digital transformation strategy, this new phase of digital transformation will create new requirements and challenges to the digital infrastructure, which includes sensing, connectivity, storage, and computing, as well as foundational technologies and software ecosystems. We hope to dive deep with our customers and partners, to explore the Digital Infrastructures that are Powering a Digital Philippines.”
Huawei released the Intelligent World 2030 report early this September, which provided insights into ICT technology and application trends in the next decade, explaining how ICT technologies can solve critical problems and challenges of human development, and what new opportunities can be brought to organizations and individuals.
In the report, Huawei predicts that by 2030, global connections will reach 200 billion; and data generated annually will increase 23 times, reaching one yottabyte for the first time.
In a world where everything is sensed, connected, and intelligent, Huawei will continue to innovate together with partners for digital transformation journeys.
To align with this, many heavyweight guests were invited to speak at the event.
Dennis Omila, CIO of UnionBank of the Philippines, said that, “Union Bank of the Philippines has disrupted the traditional banking channels by re-imagining and re-engineering customer touchpoints.
With the recent groundbreaking of the UnionBank Innovation Campus, we have chosen to partner with Huawei to build a new generation innovation campus network system based on the SDN technical architecture deploying Huawei CloudEngine data switches and Huawei iMaster NCE intelligent network management and control system to implement intelligent network deployment, elastic scaling and agile service rollout.”
Dr. John Romagna, Executive Vice President for Systems and Information Technology from Luen Thai Holdings Limited, shared that “ Luen Thai is in the middle of a major industrial revolution 4.0 transformation of our information technology (IT) system – not only in digitalization and AI – but the complete transformation in the financial backbone of our multi-function, multi-location and multi-business group. We are happy to have chosen HUAWEI to embark on this cloud journey with us.”
As the Philippines moves towards economic recovery, this sharing of mind will bring great value to social development, especially for digital transformation and digital economy, thereby making organizations more versatile for an age of uncertainty.
To date, 267 Fortune Global 500 companies accelerate digital transformation together with Huawei. With almost 20 years of collaboration in the Philippines, Huawei is committed to be the preferred partner for digital transformation for all industries.
NBA hosts 1st Iconic Shots Challenge in PH
July 4, 2022 1:41 p.m.
The National Basketball Association (NBA) hosted the first “NBA Iconic Shots Challenge” on Saturday, June 25 and Sunday, June 26 at the Mega Fashion Hall activity center, SM Megamall in Mandaluyong City, Philippines.
The NBA Iconic Shots Challenge is an immersive basketball experience for fans to attempt select signature shots from the league’s landmark 75th Anniversary Season, which concluded with the Golden State Warriors winning their fourth NBA championship in eight years and seventh championship overall.
Simulating an authentic NBA arena atmosphere, the challenge took place on a half-court in front of a virtual audience displayed on a curved LED panel.
Each player had 60 seconds to score from five different spots on the court, ranging from four feet to 24 feet, and complete the shooting challenge in the following order: layup, floater, midrange jump shot and three-pointers from the wing and the top of the arc.
Each made basket had a corresponding prize from a selection of premium partner items, NBA Store gift vouchers and official NBA merchandise.
The on-ground activation will also feature a pop-up NBA Store and interactive booths from partners.
The NBA Iconic Shots Challenge is supported by official partners AXA Philippines, Energen Champion and Gatorade and official media partners Cignal, Globe, Smart, and PLDT. Official NBA merchandise are available through the NBA Store and NBAStore.com.ph, the official online NBA Store in the Philippines.
MILO, DepEd celebrate kids’ success thru 1st-ever Palarong Pambahay virtual sports competition
Beloved nutritious beverage brand MILO® Philippines and the Department of Education (DepEd) celebrated the recent success of its inaugural MILO-DepEd Palarong Pambahay.
The joint effort was the first-of-its-kind inter-sport, inter-school virtual competition held on a nationwide scale.
The 2-day live broadcast saw more than 700 participating schools and featured over 2,000 aspiring student athletes who showcased their skills and competed with pride for themselves and their school in front of 1.5 million-plus online viewers.
“It is our great pleasure to partner with MILO® Philippines for the first-ever MILO-DepEd Palarong Pambahay competition. Even though the pandemic has hindered most of our on-ground activities, our organization, as well as coaches, teachers, and parents, have worked tremendously hard to make this event a reality. This is quite a milestone and integral proof that nothing can stop the Filipino champion spirit and our winning culture of Bayanihan,” said DepEd Undersecretary Tonisito M.C. Umali, Esq.
This groundbreaking online sports event opened doors for young athletes who showed their determination as they trained and competed from their homes, as well as their parent coaches who helped guide them along the way to overcome the many challenges of staying indoors.
“Nakita natin ang pagpupursige ng mga atleta at mga magulang na sumali sa Palarong Pambahay, dahil hindi nila hinayaang maging hadlang ang pandemya,” said Carlo Sampan, MILO® Sports Executive.
MILO-DepEd Palarong Pambahay is just the latest of many creative and innovative programs now available from MILO® Philippines designed to provide kids with an outlet to stay physically active and teach them the important values learned from sports such as discipline, respect, and determination.
“Taekwondo helps me build my self-confidence so that I can attain success through hard-work and determination,” said Justin Apura who hails from the University of San Agustin, Iloilo. Apura won gold in Taekwondo and has been competing in local and international competitions since he was 6 years old.
Jennie Villanueva, whose son Marvi Marcelo competed in Athletics, also shared: “Andun yung pag-strive niya na gawin niya yung best niya sa isang bagay para kahit hindi siya manalo, alam niyang nagawa niya yung best niya.”
Faced with a new reality and challenges, MILO® Philippines and DepEd has proven to parents across the country that there are opportunities to adapt and continue their child’s Champion journey at home.
As schools and sports venues start to open up again, MILO® Philippines is excited to welcome back kids to continue to their Champion journeys in the upcoming MILO® Summer Sports Clinics. For more details on how to join, please visit the official MILO® Philippines website.
Niantic, NBA, NBPA team up for NBA All-World
June 29, 2022 7:31 p.m.
NEW YORK — Niantic announced a partnership with the National Basketball Association and the National Basketball Players Association to create an original augmented reality mobile game: NBA All-World.
NBA All-World is a first-of-its-kind game that will place NBA fans into the real-world metaverse.
NBA All-World is a free-to-play officially licensed geolocation basketball game where players can find, challenge, and compete against today’s NBA ballers in their neighborhoods, then recruit them to their team before proving themselves on the court.
“NBA All-World represents an industry first in sports games, as an original, real-world AR game that will appeal to casual and core NBA fans alike,” said Marcus Matthews, Senior Producer at Niantic.
“We’re creating and designing a game that empowers players to represent where they’re from and showcase the culture of their neighborhood.”
“Through our partnership with Niantic, NBA All-World will provide fans across the globe the opportunity to fully immerse themselves into the energy and excitement of the NBA,” said Matt Holt, Head of Consumer Products at the NBA.
“Evident in the name of the game itself, we look forward to engaging with our fans around the world through this captivating experience.”
“NBA-All World gives us the opportunity to bring NBA players into Niantic’s real-world metaverse, opening up paths for fans to interact with them in a new way,” said Josh Goodstadt, EVP of Licensing for THINK450, the innovation engine of the NBPA.
“Niantic has proven experience building games that encourage engagement in local communities, and having our players integrated into NBA All-World adds to that immersion.”
Additionally, NBA All-World will embrace the fashion of the NBA, with users having the ability to outfit players in the game with custom apparel.
Players can sign-up to be notified when NBA All-World is available in their country by visiting NBAAll-World.com.
Those who sign up will be able to experience an exclusive All-World AR web experience and be the first to be notified about securing their codename for global launch.