- June 5, 2023
VSTECS Phils., Inc., a leading ICT distributor in the country, successfully held the CXO Innovation Summit 2022 at the Shangri-La Resort Boracay from November 22 to 25. The annual tech conference has returned to a face-to-face setup this year following the virtual forums in 2020 and 2021.
With the theme “Modernization in the Era of Digital Economy,” this year’s summit saw industry leaders and digital transformation experts from the world’s biggest tech brands leading the discussions on the future of digital business.
The event kicked off with opening remarks from President and CEO Jimmy Go. In his speech, Go highlighted the significant role that technology played during the past two years.
“IT modernization underpins the success of all enterprises. At the height of the pandemic, technology has been pivotal to keeping businesses agile, staying connected with colleagues, friends, and family, enabling online education, supporting remote work, and enabling companies to work digitally,” he said.
He also emphasized the importance of modernization and digitization in a post-COVID world, and how VSTECS helps in businesses’ transformation. “We have brought to Boracay all of the top experts in the ICT industry, both from the mentor and the users. This is to help you in modernizing your digital transformation.”
Over 450 attendees joined this year’s CXO Innovation Summit to network with peers, share experiences, and enhance their organization’s digital transformation strategies. Participants include key IT decision-makers and other C-level officers in their respective companies.
Delegates got to listen to leading ICT experts and gain insights on the best practices relevant to the current business landscape.
The keynote speakers include Arnie Alvarez (CTO & IT Director for Enterprise Business Group, Huawei Philippines), Rajesh Patil (Head of Territory and Channel Sales Digital Media, Adobe Southeast Asia), Ronnie Latinazo (Country General Manager, Dell Technologies), Dennis Sze (Head of Sales, Yugabyte SEA), Gabriel David (Trusted Solutions Adviser, Lenovo), Maricel Fernandez (Country Technical Sales Leader, IBM Philippines), Joel Josol (Presales Manager & Enterprise Architect, HPE Philippines), and Vett Watson (Modern Work & Security Business Lead, Microsoft Philippines).
VSTECS Phils, Inc. also facilitated a panel discussion where attendees were able to ask questions and discuss ideas with the keynote speakers.
Meanwhile, the breakout sessions on the third day of the summit allowed attendees to have a more intimate interaction with participating vendors and their digital solutions. Additionally, participants were able to visit the many exhibit booths set up at the venue during the three-day event.
Some of the participating brands at the CXO Innovation Summit 2022 were Adobe, APC Schneider Electric, Aruba, Cisco, Dell Technologies, Fortinet, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Huawei, IBM, Lenovo, Microsoft, Oracle, Trend Micro, VMware, and Yugabyte, among others.
Words and photos Pat Calica