NEC Philippines announced it successfully held an event to celebrate 20 years of presence and growth in the Philippines with a conference and exhibition themed “NECPH@20: Providing Breakthrough Technologies for a Breakout Economy” on 20 July 2016.
Held at the Makati Diamond Residences, 2F Legaspi Ballroom, Makati City, the event was opened by Mr. Tetsuro Akagi, Chief Executive Officer of NEC Asia Pacific and Senior Vice President of NEC Corporation, who delivered the welcome remarks. His Excellency Mr. Kazuhide Ishikawa, Ambassador of Japan to the Republic of the Philippines, then gave his congratulatory message to NEC Philippines on its contribution to the country’s technological advances in both the private and public sectors. This was followed by an insightful presentation by Mr. Jubert Alberto, Head of Operations, IDC Philippines, who spoke on the impact of disruptive technology on Philippine business and the economy.
The programme consisted of morning and afternoon conference sessions and an exhibition of NEC’s technology and solutions which ran concurrently. The conference sessions featured NEC’s thought leadership in topics such as big data, the Internet of Things (IoT), safer cities and social infrastructure solutions, as well as innovative offerings in enterprise solutions. The event attracted over 420 participants.
The exhibition featured solutions covering 8 industries: transportation, next generation retail, hospitality, telecommunications, smart enterprise, public safety, broadcast and healthcare. The range of breakthrough technologies demonstrated NEC’s contribution to the development of technology that improves the safety, security, equality and efficiency of society. In addition, participants also had a chance to have an in-depth look at utilizing NEC’s software-defined networking technology to create a robust and secure IT network.
“NEC Philippines’ 20th anniversary event provided an opportunity for us to express our thanks and gratitude to our customers and business partners for putting their trust in and working together with us in the Philippines for the past 20 years. Moving forward, we hope to collaborate even closer and explore opportunities where NEC can contribute to further advancement of the Filipino society with our advanced technologies and solutions,” said Agnes A. Gervacio, President, NEC Philippines.