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Saturday, March 31, 2018

HACK TO THE FUTURE TECH SUMMIT 2018 : A HUGE SUCCESS!


MyPhone’s collaboration with Brown and Proud and BBulletin for Hack to the Future Tech Summit 2018 last March 23 & 24 at Greensun – Hotel in Makati City was a huge success!

From left: VP of MyPhone, Kevin Tan | Atty. Elena Lim, Chairman Emeritus of Solid Group and David Lim— CEO, President and Founder of MyPhone and Brown & Proud

The year long preparation got finally concluded with more than 300 student’s delegates for day 1 and more than 500 delegates on the second day.

DAY 1 HIGHLIGHTS
Kevin Tan, the Vice President of MyPhone officially welcomed everyone which was subsequently followed by CEO, President and Founder of MyPhone and Brown&Proud, Mr. David Lim. He introduced “BARKO1000” by Brown & Proud, a project aiming to promote at least a thousand startups every year and help them reach the global market.

Day 1 was hosted by Inyi Yruma, Marketing Head of MyPhone and long-time MyPhone endorser and newly signed kapuso Devon Seron.

Atty. Elena Lim, Chairman Emeritus of Solid Group, Inc. shares her wisdom while encouraging the student delegates to be courageous and not be afraid to do things they think are right. 
Speakers were ABS-CBN No Ink’s Digital Content and Marketing specialist Arbie Belmote, and best-selling Filipino Author of the social serye book and movie “Vince and Kath” Queen Elly. While Jhonathan Howard talked about Artificial Intelligence (A.I.). 

A discussion and demonstration on “Robotics” by Warren Gonzaga and “Virtual Reality” by Christopher David of VR Philippines also excited the audience. Latest trends in technology such as artificial intelligence, virtual reality, digital marketing, animation, and film making were covered in the talks of the guest’s speakers. Simultaneously, there were workshops for film making, and a hackathon where students’ skills are pushed to the limit to create the best of the best, by using the most advanced technology on their fingertips. Kristine Ricafort (CEO and founder, Bbulletin) ends the day with a short but inspiring speech. "We are hacking our way to the future with how we think about ourselves and how we think about our community."

The food for the delegates was prepared by STI Caloocan Senior High School, HTTF partners with STI Caloocan in support for the government’s call to provide students with these kind of opportunities.

DAY 2 HIGHLIGHTS
Mr. Kevin Tan opened the program followed by Mr. Elmer Robles, the first speaker of the day who talked about “Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence”.

CEO, President and Founder of MyPhone and Brown&Proud, Mr. David Lim
Mr. David Lim, CEO, President and Founder of MyPhone and Brown&Proud also gave a talk  where he proudly showed a video of her mother ~Atty Elena Sen Lim in an interview with BBC which serves as his inspiration as he continue to offer innovation and value added services to Filipinos.  

“If there is one thing you can mortgage out of the Filipinos, it’s their creativity. We could not defeat our competitors with hardware, but we can fight them with HEARTWARE. It’s our time to invade the world with our creative products,” shared David Lim.

Atty. Elena Lim speaks up on stage and talk about humility, encouraging everyone to be brave in doing the things they think are right and could help the country, and to always have humility for every achieved goal.

Hosted by Inyi Yruma and DJ Chacha , day 2 got hyped- up with their live and funny tactics.

The topic of Digital Marketing and how to harness the power of Digital to benefit to the Community were discussed on the second day of the event. Successful Filipino business entrepreneurs such as Engr. Grace Nicolas, Founder of Tag Media, Mr. Robert Yupangco, President of Yupangco Holdings Corp., Dr. Elton See Tan, President of MTFI / E-hotels, Dean Jonathan Petalver of Brown&Proud Academy, Genesis Reonico of Digital Careers, Engr. Amelia S. Dean of Technology for Economic Development, Atty. Jocelle Batapa Sigue, Emmy Lou Versosa-Delfin of Startups, Laurene Tugaoen of SIPAG, Direk Alfredo Ongleo of Film Dream, Laurence Charles Salazar of NCCA’s Kultuora App and Kristine Ricafort of Bbulletin each had their own knowledge and wisdom to share.

Mr. Jay Jaboneta, the guy behind the yellow boat project and Chief Marketing officer of Chibot talked about “Experience Economy” and Elmer Robles, Phinclusion Inc.’s Chief Technology Officer discussed the disruptive “Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence”.

Lastly the most anticipated forum was discussed by Tintin Bersola-Babao, a respected TV Anchor and Celebrity Entrepreneur. She talked about success stories of an entrepreneur through social media.

MyPhone and Brown&Proud has partnered with Kristine Ricafort, CEO and Founder of BBulletin in fulfilling this project. MyPhone and Kristine has the same goals of helping and empowering Filipinos to have a better future through innovations in technologies. Bbulletin - an IT Enabled Bulletin Board, a Tech-platform that intends to bridge people and communities through technology and collaboration toward building a better community for a better future was also launched in the summit.

Among the sponsors who help made the event a huge success are :ZED, Smart, Talk n’ Text, HOOQ, SPEED magazine, David’s Salon, Ysa Skin and Body Experts, Aircast, ABS-CBN Publishing NoInk, GoWiFi, STI Caloocan, Zoomanity, ABS-CBN TV PLUS, Vitagreen-C. The event’s media partners are Village Pipol, Aircast, Group of Five Creative Concepts Inc., and Tag Media. The event’s community partners are TECH4ED, SIPAG, and Do It Right. The event’s school partners are The Polytechnic University of the Philippines, University of Santo Tomas, and the Brown&Proud Academy. The event’s collaborators are DEVCON, SEO Hacker, Systactics Pink, Film Dream, Indigitous, VR Philippines, CHIBOT.

Xoxo, 💋

Jaimie
xx THE MERMAID IN STILETTOS xx
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