PH ?Internet of Everything? consortium elects board of directors

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The Philippine Internet of Everything Consortium (PIoEC) recently announced its new board members.

The PIoEC board will be responsible in formulating policy decisions and operational oversight for the consortium.

The PIoEC is the first alliance in the Philippines of a select group of industry leaders and technical partners who have come together to advocate and champion rapidly growing machine-to-machine (M2M) solutions, and its eventual evolution into the ?Internet of Everything.?

The Philippine Internet of Everything Consortium (PIoEC) newly elected chairman Dan Lachica (second from right) and vice chairman Jovy Hernandez (third from right) join hands with the elected founding board members and Smart representatives
The Philippine Internet of Everything Consortium (PIoEC) newly elected chairman Dan Lachica (second from right) and vice chairman Jovy Hernandez (third from right) join hands with the elected founding board members and Smart representatives

It counts among its founding members PLDT-Smart, Air21, Banco de Oro (BDO), Concepcion Carrier Air Conditioning Company, Cisco, Cormant Technologies, Department of Science and Technology (DOST), Duty Free Philippines, eScience, Far Eastern University, IBM Philippines, Infosys, MasterCard, Meralco, Novare Technologies, Philippine Franchise Association, Samsung Electronics, Semiconductor and Electronics Industries in the Philippines Foundation, Inc. (SEIPI), Tech Mahindra, University of the Philippines, Voyager Innovations, and Wipro.

SEIPI president Dan Lachica, who was elected to serve as chairman, said ?We, as a group, are at the forefront of many initiatives that will help Philippine enterprises prepare for IoE. This is an exciting time to oversee the organization’s strategic activities.?

Lachica will be joined on the board by Jovy Hernandez, PLDT first vice president, who will serve as vice chairman.

The other elected members of the PIoEC board were Gilbert Ramos, BDO consumer lending group-merchant acquiring services vice president, Cormant Technologies CEO Ian Wilson, Dr. Engr. Bartosz Wojszczyk, Meralco strategy and innovation head, Sean Byrne Concepcion-Carrier Air Conditioning ICT director, Dr. Jaime Caro, UP professor of computer science, and Louie Casta?eda Cisco Philippines country manager, and Ricky Dagelet, eScience CEO.

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