During Philippine Development Foundation (PhilDev) IDEA Global Entrepreneurship Symposium held in Makati earlier today, Dado Banatao, PhilDev Foundation chair, shared/interesting insightsof what’s to come and expect as the Internet Of Things strenghtens digital infrastructure for the Philippines and technopreneurship community.
Alongside the panel are Steve Jang, Advisor & Investor, Uber, Hyperloop; Dr. Juan Paolo Hinestroza, Professor, Cornell University; Dr. Rey Banatao, Co-Founder, Entropy Resins, hosted by Tony Velasquez, the group discussed the state of quality of education as important to develop innovative solutions to the country’s problems.
Velasquez asks a very important question, if Filipinos can keep up with the pace or be left behind as the IOT soidifies. Dado explained that worldwide, including the Philippines, everyone is struggling to keep up with the pace in developing components. “It’s a technical challenge,” Dado mentioned. Actually it’s not the technology or system where Filipinos struggle. “Filipinos have the advantage in Mathematics and Science. It’s really about uncertain and unstructured data before we organise fundamentals of computer architecture,” he added.
Called to make a difference
Wth technology playing an increasingly important role in peole’s lives, scientists and engineers are challenged to continuosly develop products and services that address various social and environmental needs.
One innovation is engineer Aisa Mijeno’s Sustainable Alternative Lighting, or SALt. The company produces lamps that can provide efficient lighting with only a glass of water and two tablespoons of salt. These lamps are being eyed as an environmentally sound optionfor communities that still rely on kerosene lamps and candles.
Building effective networks
In promoting science-based entrepreneurship, the IDEA Entrepreneurship Symposium offers startups the opportunity to meet mentors so they can further develop their business.
The symposium ends by 3PM, today.
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