MTECH 2018 Highlights A New Wave of Disruption

Carmel Miguel
Bringing importance to what technology can do, Meralco recently hosted its annual Meralco Technology and Innovation Summit (MTECH) which highlighted a new wave of disruption for this year.

MTECH 2018 Highlights A New Wave of Disruption
MTECH 2018 Highlights A New Wave of Disruption

Since being launched in 2015, MTECH has been aiming to provide an avenue for Meralco employees and industry stakeholders to be exposed to new technologies related to utilities, and to share Meralco’s vision on providing innovative solutions for a better future.

This year’s participants for MTECH mainly talked about emerging technologies like Blockchain, IoT, Edge Computing, Virtual Reality, Robotics, and Artificial Intelligence, which all garnered interest in the tech scene because of opportunities anchored on the said innovations.

MTECH 2018 hosted more than 2,000 participants emerging from the electric distribution industry, business and corporate partners, government and academe, media representatives, and leading experts in Information Technology and Operational Technology.

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On the first day, the summit opened the exhibit at the Lopez Building Lobby. The technology showcase throughout the three-day summit equipped participants with a better understanding and appreciation of the power industry by bringing together different technology vendors from around the world to present their latest products and services.

Exhibitors included Meralco and its subsidiaries Customer Frontline Solutions, Radius, and MServ, as well as Nokia, Delnet, Trends, Schneider Electric, Pazifik Power Inc., Nuvve, NTT Data, Microsoft, Indra, Dimension Data, Amazon Web Services (AWS), SAP, Vobling, VMWare, Cisco-Fujitsu, CapGemini, Itron, NEC-Juniper, OneCommerce, Teltrends, Intellismart, Intel-Calbr8, and Voyager.

Aside from informational talks and exhibits, MTECH 2018 also saw the FORGE 2018 competition, which tested participants’ skill and decision-making when encountered with cyber-attacks based on real business scenarios.

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