Aligned with the President’s Zero+10-Point socioeconomic agenda, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) is implementing a new industrial policy towards achieving inclusive and sustainable growth that generates more opportunities for employment and entrepreneurship in the country. Our goal is to develop innovation-driven, infrastructure-enabled, import-/export-competitive, and inclusive Philippine industries characterized by deep participation, particularly by small and medium enterprises, in regional and global production networks and global value chains.
A number of initiatives and programs are being carried out as part of the government’s Comprehensive National Industrial Strategy (CNIS). These include the Industry Roadmapping Project, Manufacturing Resurgence Program, and Roadmap Localization. In November 2016, DTI held the first Manufacturing Summit, which brought together various stakeholders from the government and the private sector across the country and discussed potential policy directions to harness the full potential of the manufacturing industry.
Among the proposed priority recommendations resulting from the Manufacturing Summit is to “foster a dynamic innovation ecosystem of government, academic, and industry stakeholders” and to “promote collaborative agreements between industry, government, and the academe to encourage partnerships in support of advanced manufacturing.”
Sustaining its efforts to push further the resurgence of Philippine manufacturing, DTI will gather once more stakeholders from government, industry, and the academe to focus on how to establish an inclusive innovation ecosystem in the country, taking into consideration disruptive technologies in the Fourth Industrial Revolution, the innovation landscape in the world, and the challenges we face in promoting innovation in manufacturing, agri-based, and services industries.
About the Conference
The Inclusive Innovation Conference 2017 aims to bring together stakeholders from the public and private sectors to better understand how to maximize the opportunities in the Fourth Industrial Revolution and consider ways to address the challenges for innovation in the country. Specifically, the conference will serve as a venue to exchange ideas on possible ways forward to foster innovation among our firms and industries, develop our human resource, and enhance industry-academe collaboration.
The conference will include an overview of Industry 4.0 and its drivers; the state of industry innovation in the country; discussions on prerequisites for innovation; and presentations on innovation experience in other countries. The conference will end with a dialogue on establishing Inclusive Innovation Center(s) in the Philippines.
Participants to the conference will include representatives from national government agencies and local government units, industry associations and private firms, and the academic community from all over the country.
8:00 AM – Registration
9:00-9:40 AM – SESSION 1: Opening Session
Dr. Ceferino Rodolfo, Undersecretary, Department of Trade and Industry
Dr. Susan Brems, Mission Director, USAID Philippines
Keynote Address on Inclusive Innovation by Secretary Ramon Lopez, Department of Trade and Industry
9:40-12:30 PM – SESSION 2: Innovation in Today’s World
Understanding INDUSTRY 4.0 by Dr. Alpesh Patel, Director, McKinsey Innovation Campus
Data Science by Dr. Erika Fille Legara, Scientist, Institute of High Performance Computing, A*STAR Singapore
The Future of Robotics, Intelligent Machines and Learning by Dr. Shankar Sastry, Dean of Engineering, University of California, Berkeley
Applications of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning by Dr. Jin Kim, Chief Data Science Officer, Wave Computing
Solutions for Cyber-Security by Dr. Chris Nicol, Chief Technology Officer, Wave Computing
1:30 PM – Keynote Remarks on Innovation and Intellectual Property by Mario Matus, Deputy Director-General, World Intellectual Property Organization
1:50-4:10 PM – SESSION 3: Innovation in the Philippines: Industry Perspectives
Innovation for Industry Development by Dr. Rafaelita Aldaba, Assistant Secretary, Department of Trade and Industry
An Assessment of Industry Innovation in the Philippines by Molly Dix, Director for Strategy and Innovation, RTI International
Response from Industry by Arthur Tan, President & CEO, AC Industrial
Response from Industry by Jonathan De Luzuriaga, President, Philippine Software Industry Association
4:10-4:40 PM – SESSION 4: Closing Session for Day 1
Remarks from Undersecretary Denis Villorente, Department of Information and Communications Technology
Remarks from Secretary Fortunato de la Peña, Department of Science and Technology
End of Day 1
8:00 AM – Registration
8:50-9:20 AM – SESSION 5: Opening Session
Highlights of Day 1
Dr. Patricia Licuanan, Chairperson, Commission on Higher Education
9:20-10:40 AM – SESSION 6: Academe-Industry Linkages for Innovation
Industry-Academe Councils by Dr. Chito Salazar, Jr., President, Philippine Business for Education
A New Framework for Academe-Industry Linkages-University of Science & Technology of Southern Philippines by Dr. Ricardo Rotoras, President, Philippine Association of State Universities & Colleges
10:40-12:00 NN – SESSION 7: Prerequisites for Innovation
Designing Curriculum for AI by Dr. Costas Spanos, Director, CITRIS and the Banatao Institute
Challenges for Innovation – View from the Academe by Dr. Reynaldo Vea, President & CEO, Mapua University
Challenges for Innovation – An Industry Perspective by Dr. Dan Lachica, President, Semiconductor and Electronics Industries in the Philippines, Inc.
1:30 PM – Keynote Remarks on Innovation for Entrepreneurship by Ms. Doris Magsaysay Ho, President and CEO, A. Magsaysay, Inc.
1:50 PM – Keynote Remarks on Innovation and Industry Competitiveness by Mr. Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala, Chairman and CEO, Ayala Corporation
2:10-3:30 PM – SESSION 8: Innovation Experience Across the World
Innovation & Entrepreneurship by Dr. Ikhlaq Sidhu, Faculty Director and Founder, Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology, UC Berkeley
Innovation for Industry: CITRIS and the Banatao Institute by Dr. Costas Spanos, Director, CITRIS and the Banatao Institute
StartUps and the Internet of Things in Japan by Yusuke Nakabayashi, Consultant, Nomura Research Institute
3:30-4:30 PM – SESSION 9: Moving Forward on Innovation in the Philippines
Signing of Memorandum of Understanding between DTI and DOST
Dialogue on Establishing the Inclusive Innovation Center(s) in the Philippines
DTI Secretary Ramon Lopez, DOST Secretary Fortunato de la Peña, CHED Chair Patricia Licuanan, DICT Undersecretary Denis Villorente, PhilDev Chairman Dado Banatao | Moderated by Dr. Richard Abendan, USAID STRIDE
4:30 PM – SESSION 10: Closing Session
Remarks by Dado Banatao, Chairman, Philippine Development Foundation
End of Day 2