Seeding the Digital Ecosystem to Fuel the Philippine Renaissance, Part I
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A major part of the Philippine Government's job is to seed the fertile field upon which the Filipino people's talents can yield even more global success stories. The country's smashing success in ...

A major part of the Philippine Government's job is to seed the fertile field upon which the Filipino people's talents can yield even more global success stories. The country's smashing success in Global IT-BPO is the leading edge of a bigger success story still unfolding..



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  • Seeding the Digital Ecosystem to Fuel the Philippine Renaissance, Part IAlejandro P. Melchor IIIDeputy Executive Director for ICT Industry DevelopmentDepartment of Science & TechnologyInformation and Communications Technology Office
  • The Digital Ecosystem is the fertile environmentwhich enables our shared vision to become a reality Transparent, effective, accountable governance IT-BPO Hypergrowth Booming tourism industry Global Knowledge Professionals World renowned ICT-enabled creative industries Successful Filipino technopreneursCountryside development throughICT & BPO Global competitiveness Poverty reduction
  • Elements of a Digital Ecosystem to fuel the Philippine Renaissance 1- Supportive Policy, Legal & Investment Incentives 5- Startup culture & technology Framework business incubators 2- Universities networked together and focused on 6- Innovation clusters & developing Global Knowledge technology parks Professionals and doing R&D 3- R&D Institutes doing applied research, aimed at 7- Investment in Smarter Cities commercialization 4- Local & global collaboration Next and Knowledge Transfer 8- Pervasive ICT Wave Cities TM
  • A fully functional Digital Ecosystem facilitates technopreneurship, supports domestic small and micro enterprises, and draws out the potential of ICT to accelerate economic developmentScientists and researchers Technologists and Engineers translate new Technopreneurs, businessmenresearch nature and build a inventors use scientific technologies into new and marketers convert theknowledge base upon which knowledge to develop product and services. products and services into profitsnew technologies can be new technologies by selling in the marketinvented. Research Invent Commercialize Market Nature Science Technology Economy Utility Exist Discover Manipulate Embed Use Naturally Nature Nature Nature Nature An effective Digital Ecosystem will also enable our IT-BPO Industry to move up the value chain to high-growth segments such as Creative Processes Outsourcing, Applications Development and IT Outsourcing, and Engineering Services Outsourcing
  • The Europeans focused their Digital Ecosystem Initiative on supporting small & micro enterprises When yoked to an effective Digital Ecosystem, ICTs have an enormous power to enable technopreneurship and accelerate economic development.
  • The Europeans found that innovation clusters lead to global leadership in focus industriesThe European Cluster Observatory: Uppsala: An innovation cluster of over 60 biotech companies which makes Sweden aolvell.pdf global supplier for life science innovations. INNOVATION HOTBEDS: miljoer/vinnv%C3%A4xt/InnovationHotbeds.pdf
  • Metro Manila is home to world-class Cyberparks…Lowest rental rates in the region; dedicated IT parks right in the center of business districts METRO MANILA Ortigas Center, Eastwood City Cyberpark Mandaluyong City/Pasig City Quezon City Bonifacio Global City, Makati City Taguig City McKinley Hills Cyberpark Taguig City Glorietta 5 Northgate Cyberzone Makati City Muntinlupa City
  • …but we also need R&D innovation clustertechnoparks such as CleanTech Park, Singapore’s “Living Lab” for Smarter Cities R&D
  • CleanTech Park: an innovation cluster on green technologies for tropical Smarter Cities Singapore’s first eco-business park, built on a 50-hectare site next to Nanyang Technological University (NTU). Close proximity to NTU will enhance integration between academia, R&D institutes and the clean technology business industry—a clean tech innovation cluster.r.Par.59860.File.tmp/CleanTech%20Park%20Factsheet.pdf CleanTech Park will position Singapore as a global leader for green technology solutions for tropical Smarter Cities. Expected to contribute $3.4 Billion to Singapore’s GDP and create jobs for 18,000 by 2015.Advanced Environmental Biotechnology Centre, a partnershipbetween Nanyang Technological University and the University ofNew South Wales, will be an R&D center on water productionand water purification.
  • There is a global trend to develop Smarter Cities as the ultimate digital ecosystems Europe’s North Sea Region Programme:
  • Europe is developing an Innovation Network of Smarter Cities focused on excellence in delivery of e-government services FREE DOWNLOAD: %20Cities%20Project%20Guide.pdfPhilippine cities may consideremulating the European modeland specializing in different e-government services, thenexchanging best practicesamong themselves.
  • Smarter Cities are booming in Asia…In China, as many as 18 cities have announced smart cities plans Nanjing was the first Chinese city to be designated as a “Renowned Chinese Software City.” Its software sector posted 40% growth from January to May 2012
  • India plans to spend $130 billion on creating Smart Cities
  • More and more countries are investing inmaster-planning Smarter Cities from ground up Putrajaya, Malaysia New Songdo City, South King Abdullah Economic City, Korea Saudi Arabia Wuxi Huishan, China Dubai Central, UAR Living PlanIT Valley, Portugal
  • The Anatomy of a Smarter CityDownload the Smart City Infographic:
  • Even countries are now branding themselves as “Smarter” or “Intelligent” Malta: The Smart Island National IT StrategySingapore’s Intelligent Nation 2015 i-Taiwan: Intelligent Taiwan
  • The “Smart City” as a brand is an investment magnet In response to Singapore’s iN2015 Masterplan, tech giant IBM announced a $38M investment in an Asia Pacific cloud computing data center total-108-billion-by-2020/19541
  • Smarter Philippines: leveraging scientific research, technology-driveninnovation, Filipino creativity and digital communications for a vibrant domesticknowledge economy and competitiveness in the global knowledge economy 1- Smarter Government 4- Smarter Transportation -- iGov and Green Technology -- eLGU -- Eco-Jeep (DOST NCRP) -- Community e-Centers -- UP Monorail (DOST MIRD) -- National Information Infra -- CIO Forum & gCIO Training 2- Smarter Education 5- Smarter Healthcare -- Developing the 21st Century (PCHRD) & Nutrition (FNRI) Global Knowledge Professional -- Phil Health Research Registry -- Industry-driven curriculum -- Public health surveillance & -- Computer Gaming for health intelligence systems Leadership Development -- Sulong Pinoy anti-malnutrition -- Analytics & research innovation -- Nutritious brown rice3- Smarter Industry 7- Smarter Cities 6- Smarter Disaster-- Global Leadership in IT-BPO -- Digital Ecosystem Mitigation-- $50 B ICT Industry -- Smarter Local Government Svcs -- Project Noah (DOST-PAGASA)-- ICT-Enabled Creative Arts -- Smarter Buildings -- Earthquake & Tsunami Early-- Smarter Agribusiness -- Smarter Energy & Utilities Warning (DOST- PHIVOLCS)-- Smarter Manufacturing -- Smarter Public Safety -- 3D LIDAR Mapping (DOST & UP Geodetic Engineering)
  • Recommendations for the Way Forward• Put attention on building out the major components of the Digital Ecosystem to realize the power of ICT.• Innovation clusters at R&D-focused techno-parks will accelerate local technopreneurship, our domestic ICT industry, and engineering services.• Jump on the Smarter Cities bandwagon to accelerate countryside development and draw in investments all around the archipelago.• Get the international donor agencies involved in funding Smarter Cities Projects. They know from experience this framework works.• In particular, test the waters for donor agency funding for e- Government projects based on the Smarter Government Services framework.
  • Printed Resources on Smarter CitiesIntelligent Cities: Innovation, Knowledge Beyond Smart Cities: How Cities The Smart Growth ManualSystems and Digital Spaces Network, Learn and Innovate By Andres DuanyBy Nicos Komninos By Tim Campbell
  • Thank You Social media for knowledge dissemination: Presentations posted on Facebook: • Seven Global Shifts: Trends and Opportunities in ICT & BPO • The Next Wave Cities Program: Get Ready for the Next Wave of Growth and Investment • The DOST ICT Office’s Initiatives for the ICT & BPO Industry • Computer Gaming for Leadership Developmentbudmelchor@yahoo.comDepartment of Science and Technology-Information and Communications Technology Office
  • “Smarter Philippines” is the brainchild of Science & Technology Secretary Mario G. Montejo Sec. Montejo is an inventor, a trained engineer, and a successful businessman who knows how to commercialize scientific inventions. A member of the Top 100 Graduates of the University of the Philippines College of Engineering, his vision is to create a vibrant domestic knowledge economy in which Filipino technology companies and Filipino technopreneurs deliver indigenous technologies to solve the problems that beset ordinary Filipinos. iGov, the central program under “Smarter Government,” is the brainchild of the DOST Information & Communications Technology Office’s Executive Director Louis Casambre. His focus is all-out support for President Aquino’s promise of a transparent, equitable and effective government service, through ICT.