Philippines Cloud and Data Centre Industry: Moving into 2022

[Online] Thurs, 18th Nov 2021, 10:00am – 11:30m (GMT +8)

As a country the Philippines is a market that cannot be ignored for it’s potential and the evident success of it’s already dominant cloud companies.

As a result, the Cloud Computing, Cybersecurity, and Datacenter landscape are all intensifying with new entrants keen to establish their foothold in the market. Market optimism is at an all-time high, a signal that the Cloud ecosystem is on the precipice of accelerated growth.

Notably there is evidence to back this optimism. The rising middle-class coupled with a local internet population of close to 70 million users indicates lasting growth in the Cloud sector. Individuals in the Philippines spend an average of 10 hours online (Source: Hootsuite, and WeareSocial Digital 2019 report), topping the global average. The pivot towards high speed connectivity promises to maximize this usage gap.

And with the Philippines’ economic growth rate of 6.8%, overtakes China’s growth rate of 6.7% as of 2019 (Source : Government of the Philippines), the economy could be a driving factor.

With the country expected to start recovering moving into 2022, how will this shape the already growing market? Will the re-opening of other sectors shift the focus of the economy? Or will the evident success of the Cloud & Data Centre Industry encourage further investment?

Want to know the answers to these questions and more? In this webinar session, we will be reflecting on how the PH Datacenter market has shifted in the past 18 months and what the future will look like in terms of investment trends, growth drivers, risks, and opportunities.

Join W.Media and international experts from across the PH and wider APAC IT communities on 18th November 2021 as we explore what 2022 will look like for the Philippines. Interested in speaking or sponsoring this event? Please contact and a member of our team will be in contact with you.

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Time (GMT+8)Topics
10:00Welcoming Address

Justin Heyes, Business Manager (SEA), W.Media
10:05Guest of Honour Opening Speech: Digital Transformation Trends in the Philippines: New Drivers for Digital Economy

Jose Arturo C. De Castro, Undersecretary, Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT)
10:15Panel Discussion: Growth Projection of Digital Infrastructure Landscape in the Philippines

The spike of Covid-19 has accelerated the digital transformation movement and made an impact on the economy globally. Most enterprises have stepped out from their comfort zone and adapt to the changing landscape and ensure business continuity. Also, there is an increasing demand for higher speed connectivity and improved digital capabilities, which urge the construction of hyperscalers in the Philippines. In this panel, we will discuss:
– The current trends/demands of DC industry in PH;
– DC demands drivers;
– Addressing the challenges of building DC- government regulations, lack of space, costs;
– Development in next 5 years

Rey Lugtu, Founder & CEO, Hungry Workhorse
Allen Guo, Alibaba Cloud Intelligence - Country Head of Philippines, Alibaba Cloud

Justin Heyes, Business Manager (SEA), W.Media
10:45Keynote: How Next-Gen Tech & Cloud Adoption Promotes Innovation

Raymund Ramos, Assistant Vice President - Business Transformation Officer, Metro Pacific Tollways Corporation
11:00Panel Discussion: Key Challenges in Cloud Consolidation and Migration

According to The Manila Times, the spending of public cloud in APAC countries is growing at a faster rate than in the US and Western Europe. Research shows the Philippines’s enterprise spending on cloud services is anticipated to grow from $1.8 billion in 2020 to $2.6 billion in 2024. With the rise of remote work, some enterprises have migrated their business systems to the cloud from an on-premise data center due to the high demand for business. In this panel, we will discuss:
– How cloud consolidation can lead to improved cost strategy, data security, and collaboration of tenants
– Challenges to migrate the business to the cloud from business strategy, security, costs, lack of skillsets point of view
– Best practices for cloud migration

Carlos Santos, Vice President Shared Services, JG Summit Holdings Inc.
Renne Barcelona, Head of IT, GUS Education Business Process Solutions and Services Philippines, Inc.
Johanna Yap-Mortel, Cloud Business Dept. Head, Integrated Computer Systems, Inc.

Sabarinathan Sampath, SVP & COO, ZNet Technologies
11:30Closing Remarks

Justin Heyes, Business Manager (SEA), W.Media

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