Experts call on SMEs to digitalize to survive rapidly changing digital landscape
Marje Pelayo • November 14, 2019 • 348
MANILA, Philippines — Digital transformation is simply an inevitable consequence of human curiosity and ingenuity. The digital landscape is rapidly changing and businesses should keep up with it in order to survive.
IT consulting firm GEP Solutions recognizes the need for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in the Philippines to digitally transform and innovate to make their products easily accessible to consumers.
However, limited funding causes SMEs to hesitate and defer automation, said Singapore-based digital transformation strategist Lorenz Buizon.
“Dito sa Pilipinas, way behind tayo sa technology. Maraming maliliit na company dito hindi sila nakakasabay sa digitalization. Iyong malalaking company sila ang mas lalong umaasenso,” he said.
“The problem is wala kasing masyadong budget ang maliliit na company para mag-implement ng mga technologies para mag-digitally transform sila,” he added.
The event, “Rocket Boosting your Businesses through Digital Transformation” held at Luxent Hotel in Quezon City on Monday (November 11), gathered experts in the field to share their insights and views on the current trends and challenges that small and big businesses are facing in this digital age.
Singapore-based digital transformation influencer Andrew Chow said businesses need to network with solutions providers in order to cope up with digital disruptions and survive strong competitions in the global economic arena.
“It’s always good to know other partners to collaborate and come up with better solutions. So, collaboration is a new competition,” he stressed.
To help, a total of P1.8 million worth of solutions package was given to SMEs who joined the event with the hope that more opportunities for digitalization will further open for startup companies in the Philippines.
“Sana magamit nila ito, iyong mga natutunan nila, sa business nila para lumawak pa [at dumami] ang gumagawa ng digital transformation,” said Nicolae Steven Gonzalez, President of Rotary Club of Commonwealth.
The said solutions packages will be provided by GEP Solutions.
Since digitalization is the current trend, Buizon said, it is but inevitable for businesses to adopt.
“Iyong transactions nila dapat online na. Ngayon, kung ikaw, company, na maliit kang company, wala ka pang online presence, masyado ka pang manual ang method mo, mapapag-iwanan ka,” he said.
“Iyon kasi ang talagang trend ng market. If you don’t digitalize, mamamatay ang business mo,” he concluded.
Proventa International successfully concluded its second Digital Transformation Strategy Meeting on November 22 at the Marriott Grand Ballroom in Manila.
The conference opened with a keynote presentation by Department of Information and Communications Technology Undersecretary Monchito Ibrahim who talked about Philippine digital strategy.
The event’s sessions were categorized into six areas of digitization: big data + analytics, artificial intelligence + machine learning, internet of things, cloud + mobile technologies, DevOps and cyber-security.
Proventa’s unique format allowed delegates to select the sessions they were interested in and enabled them to participate in interactive and insightful roundtable discussions facilitated by business leaders and industry experts who shared their expertise and experience with digitization.
After the strategy meeting, more networking opportunities followed over a round of drinks where delegates were able to discuss freely with their peers and the who’s who in the industry.
MANILA, Philippines — The landscape of digital media is on the rise, with over 50 hours of daily internet usage revealed within the Asia Pacific’s most active netizens; these including Thailand, Vietnam, and the Philippines. As we continue to witness the emergence of cloud, mobile, and IoT technology, it’s time for our businesses to ride the wave.
On the 22nd of November, 2018, Proventa International will be having its second Digital Transformation Strategy Meeting in the Marriott Grand Ballroom of Manila, Philippines.
Business leaders and industry experts on big data and analytics, artificial intelligence, IoT, cloud and mobile technologies, and DevOps, are invited to share their knowledge on reshaping businesses with the trends of digitization. Attendees will learn the ways in which these new digital tools can enhance the customer experience, productivity, revenue and security for prominent industries such as retail, banking, and healthcare.
Organizations are also encouraged to come together and discuss strategic priorities regarding this modern business evolution. The event will provide interactive and informal roundtable discussions, in which participants can engage in a one-hour dialogue with some of the industry’s most qualified professionals.
These sessions are limited in number, granting each participant the equal opportunity to share their queries and ideas.
Furthermore, individuals can also develop their industry knowledge on a more personal level; through one-on-one meetings with the solution provider of their choice.
Attendees will additionally have the chance to grow their professional network and create lasting business connections through both casual and formal networking opportunities.
The business environment is indeed evolving, and it is Proventa International’s strong belief that no company should be left behind in this digital transformation.
Social media platforms are increasingly used as a highly effective marketing strategy, reaching more consumers than ever before. AI has provided more personalized consumer experiences through identifying one’s specific preferences on products and services. With home automation systems like Amazon Echo on the rise, the Internet of Things have evidently paved the way for a more electronically interconnected future.
As an organization that aims to bring solutions, maximize growth, and enhance performances among businesses big and small, Proventa hopes to equip corporations with the ability to embrace these exciting changes.
Don’t miss out; enter the new era with Proventa International’s Digital Transformation Strategy Meeting, 2018.
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