ICTO to banner ?PH brand? at CommunicAsia

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If last year?s figures would be an indication of Communicasia2012?s success, it was able to attract more than 53,000 professional attendees from more than 100 countries and regions, of which 1,300 were Filipinos. Singapore Exhibition Services (SES), the event?s organizer, expects more participants this year, as it has been the trend year on year, with about 2000 companies participating, including those from the Philippines. Participants can anticipate witnessing developments in NextGen ?fiber,? mobiles applications and solutions, cloud computing, satellite communications, and over-the-top technology (OTT)?pertinent technologies expected to influence ICT in Asia and the rest of the world. To effectively highlight emerging technologies, three ?Techzones? have been designated to focus on ?Fibre? for NextGen Services, Cloud Services and Security, and M2M. The event will also offer forums and workshops that address issues and challenges for the ICT industry with spotlight on mobile-driven trends. Joining industry luminaries who will address attendees at CommunicAsia2012 is Filipino Ryan Julius A. Ba?ez, who serves as eHealth Systems Analyst for the National Telehealth Center. Ba?ez will be sharing the Philippine perspective on ?mHealth Opportunities and Challenges for Growth in Asia.? Speaking at a press briefing held in Makati City, ICTO-DOST deputy executive director Alejandro P. Melchor III said the Asean region has become the global focal point for growth and that the Philippines is poised to further expand its ICT industry, driven primarily by its talented people. MrMelchor emphasized that the Philippines should take advantage of the opportunities offered in Asia?s most distinguished ICT and media event to bolster the country?s global branding as the preferred destination for ICT outsourcing. He said that country is already the ?destination of choice for the world?s top locators that are on hyper-growth mode,? referring to the likes of IBM, HP, and Accenture. Aside from increasing its share of the $ 1.6 trillion global IT and engineering services outsourcing industry pie, Melchor said that Philippines is positioned to dominate four fast-emerging segments of ICT-BPO: healthcare information management, finance and accounting, HR, and creative processes. Based on projections by the KPMG Study and the forthcoming book ?ICT-BPO Industry Growth, Transformation and Impact: Challenges and Opportunities for the Philippines,? a P27.4-billion export revenue for IT-BPO can be achieved by the country in 2016. ]]>

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