Asia IoT Business Platform 2019: Driving digitalization

July 24, 2019

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The Asia IOT Business Platform held its 30th edition of their summit last July 24, 2019 at the Marriot Hotel Manila. This year’s theme was “Driving Digitalisation Ecosystems in ASEAN.” The summit brings together leaders in Internet of Things (IoT) and businesses engaged in its adoption. In the summit, discussions are focused on the deployment of IoT in different businesses in the region and how IoT solution providers can bridge the gap in their efforts toward digitalization.


In this year’s installment, our very own FPI president, Mr. Ariel Ong, was a speaker in the Smart Factory and Connected Supply Chain panel. The session’s talk centered on how Philippines is catching up to Industry 4.0 versus other ASEAN countries. Together with other speakers such as Mr. Rhett Ramos, Asia IT Director of Allegro MicroSystems, and Mr. Sherwin Nones, Head of Strategic Planning and Marketing of Integrated Micro-Electronics, Inc., Mr. Ong shared challenges that local manufacturers face when designing a digital strategy.



First Philec President, Mr. Ariel Ong, with other Panel Speakers

First Philec President, Mr. Ariel Ong, with the other Panel Speakers

Pictures courtesy of Asia IoT Business Platform Philippines


The Asia IoT Business Platform is a premier business program focused on telecommunications companies, government bodies and verticals industries since 2013. The aim of the program is to find solutions for the issues facing the adoption of IoT technology in the ASEAN region. The program attempts to help industry players get a better grasp of IoT adoption in their respective businesses and be a conduit for IoT solutions through known service providers.


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