|PLDT SME Nation Hosts First Ever Tech Island Event at Pico de Loro|
Last November 17, Smart Enterprise, PLDT SME Nation and Sun Business in partnership with ePLDT and ABM Global Solutions have brought the greatest and brightest minds in the tech industry with the first ever PLDT Tech Island Event.
The event was held at Pico de Loro, one of the prominent private resorts in the Philippines, and attended by more 700 participants. Most of them came from the Small and Medium Enterprise businesses.
|Tech Island Opening Ceremony|
Seasoned and veteran entrepreneur as well as those that are starting up their trade immerse themselves in an inspiring talks headed by Gary Whitehill, the founder and CEO of Entrepreneur Week, and Paul Pajo, the developer evangelist of Smart Communications.
|Gary Whitehill, Founder and CEO of Entrepreneur Week|
Gary talked and shared his own experiences as well as his expertise gained from traveling more than 40 countries around the world. He discussed that success can be capitalized on any opportunity at hyper-speed by implementing programs that uses global best practices. He also stressed that entrepreneurs and businessmen alike deserve a more effective and efficient processes that bring competitiveness on both individuals and the business.
|Paul Pajo of Ideaspace|
Meanwhile, Paul discussed the 4C - Curating Collaborative Collisions Consciously which focuses on social physics and group intelligence that brings fortunate discoveries into an already excellent work.
Apart from the Inspiration Sessions, there are also three Breakout Sessions - the Creative Collaborative, Disaster Defiance and Seamless Processes Integration, all of which are solutions offered by PLDT SME Nation.
|Breakout Session - Creative Collaborative|
Creative Collaborative features high-speed broadband service of PLDT for SMEs, the MyDSL Biz, up to 15Mbps and comes with freebies such as Microsoft software, Samsung gadget and/or Cisco equipment. This allows businesses to reduce costs by utilizing modern communications tools such as email and social networking sites.
|Breakout Session - Disaster Defiance|
Meanwhile, the Disaster Defiance is all about averting and preventing unwanted occurrence in your business. PLDT offers Cloud Infrastructure that lowers the operating cost and most importantly eliminates the capital expenditure. There is no need to pay for hardware, utilities and maintenance plus it comes with powerful software solutions from Asigra, Symantec and IPC.
|Breakout Session - Seamless Process Integration|
On the other hand, the Seamless Process Integration is a new module, hardware or a set of applications added to existing system resulting in a better output without any negative impact. PLDT together with SAP, SalesForce and Me Pay, offers different solutions such as Customer Relationship Management and Inventory Management System to name a few.
|Beach Party at Pico de Loro|
After the inspiration and breakout sessions, a beach party followed wherein there are free-flowing foods and drinks as well as awesome gadget raffles.
The PLDT Tech Island will now be an annual event and if you want to get invited in the future, you better join their mailing list found at www.pldtsme-nation.com.ph/techisland. To know more information you can visit http://www.pldtsme-nation.com.ph, http://pldtalpha.com and http://sunbusiness.com.ph. For more updates follow PLDT SME Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/PLDTSMENation and their Twitter account at https://twitter.com/pldtsmenation.