Stepping into the New Economy post COVID-19

The COVID19 plague has accelerated 10 key tech trends which include but is not limited to digital payments, telehealth and robotics. Technology has also been instrumental in reducing the spread of the virus while helping businesses stay open. Helping societies stay resilient in the current pandemic, technology will most likely augment any impact or threat that may happen in the future, that is if we are to learn from our mistakes.

Because of COVID-19, what started as “Nice to Have”, has now transitioned to “Must Have”. The technological trends we see are the following.

PABC discusses AANZFTA opportunities, key Philippine Ambassadors in attendance

According to Philippine Ambassador to Australia Hellen de la Vega together with her fellow diplomats, the countries of Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea are organising a trade and tourism mission to the Philippines in year 2020. Represented by these diplomats, the Filipino communities residing in Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea are keen to do business in 2020, thus are seeking for the support of the PABC and other local chambers.

Furthering inclusive business through the Municipality of Bacolod-Kalawi

The objective of this meeting was to explore possibilities on how the Municipality of Bacolod-Kalawi and the OLLI Consulting Group can collaborate, with the hopes of a synergy between the public and private sector on furthering inclusive business across Mindanao. A meeting participated by: OLLI Consulting Group’s Principal and President Atty. Leo Dominguez, together with Government-Industry Alignment Consultant Stephen Araneta, General Manager of Lanao del Sur Electric Cooperative Nordjiana L. Dipatuan-Ducol, and Kince Alhansah Panondiongan.

SEM Scribe joins Women Who Tech Challenge in Paris, France, Cyprio wins grand prize

Supported by the Office of the Mayor of Paris, JLABS, and Techstars, ten of the best early stage women-led health tech startups pitched their startups on 7 October at Hotel de Ville Paris, France for this year’s Women Startup Challenge Europe HealthTech. These 10 finalists are some of the biggest innovators working to solve global health problems. Here’s a quick recap of the finalists.