Digital Innovation Summit to Highlight Cebu Business Month

Cebu Business Month

CEBU CITY – A digital innovation summit will highlight the celebration of Cebu Business Month (CBM) 2017, according to the Cebu Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCCI).

Melanie Ng, president of CCCI, the largest business organization in Central Visayas, said the Cebu Digital Innovation Summit will highlight the month-long CBM in June as Cebu is already primed to be the center of digital innovation in the country.

The digital innovation summit will feature the major innovative ideas, technologies and practices that prepare businesses to the next level. The summit carries the theme “Step Up Cebu”, which means Stepping Up Technology, Entrepreneurship and Productivity for the Upliftment of Cebu.

Ng said Cebu has a lot of talents and opportunities in the ICT world that could be tapped to bring businesses to the next level.

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She added that Cebu Business Month 2017 aims to inspire, promote and grow Cebu business by gathering various stakeholders to events related to tourism, information and communications technology-business process management (ICT-BPM), entrepreneurship and creative industries.

Cebu Digital Innovation Summit chairman Christian Paro-an he has invited stakeholders from the industry, ICT-BPM, LGUs, and NGOs to network, interact and collaborate for the continuous growth and development of the digital industry.

The two-day event will bring together local, national, and foreign experts to discuss opportunities and challenges, developments and trends, as well as its impact on the ICT-BPM industry, particularly on micro, small and medium-scale enterprises.

Innovation Council of Cebu

Meanwhile, the newly elected officers of the Innovation Council of Cebu (ICC) are set to be inducted in June in time for the celebration of the Cebu Business Month.

The ICC was formed by CCCI in collaboration with the Department of Trade and Industry 7. The council will support the innovation industry of Cebu, according to Ng.

The idea was to gather all ICT players together, considering that the industry is an economic driver of Cebu, Ng added. Around 20 local ICT players, representing different industry sub-sectors, formed the ICC’s executive board. –

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