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Publication : Malaya Business Insight
Date : Wednesday, April 5, 2017
Author:  RAYMOND G .B. TRIBDINO
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Department of Information and Communication Technology (DICT) Secretary Rodolfo Salalima is confident that collaboration with local government units and the technology sector will driver inclusive growth and create higher value services.

"The DICT is already training out-of-school youth in rural areas in collaboration with local government and members o f the National IC T conference. We’ve noted that once these residents learn to apply technology, they use the knowledge to start and som etim es augm ent their bu sin ess,” Salalima said in his speech.

In the next six years, companies in the information technology and business process management (ITBPM) industry are expected to expand operations in key growth areas and complex services like animation, game development, and health informatics, as part of the IT-BPM Roadmap 2022.

With the blueprint, the IT-BPM industry hopes to generate US$40 billion in revenues by 2022 and surpass all other sectors as the biggest revenue source for the country. While this industry movement will send trem ors throughout sectors, business and government alike are optimistic that the disruption will help carry out the decentralization strategy of the IT-BPM sector.

Journalism advisor and professor Jeremiah Opiniano said “there will be freshmen from all courses — including journalism” once the majority of the senior high school students graduate and enter the school system in 2018-2019. “Do not be worried, dear alumni and friends,” he said

In the southern part of Metro Manila, in San Beda College Ala- bang Muntinlupa, the same sce­ nario has pushed the college to offer only B.S. Education for the past two years, again, as a result of the low number of enrollees thanks to the Grades 11 and 12 implementation and transition period.

“I mean, it’s not the students’ fault that their choice [of course] is not available,” said Cecile De Leon*, a mother of a senior high school student in a school in the south of the metropolis, told BusinessWorld in a phone inter­ view on Feb. 16. She was worried that her daughter, Pilar*, will not be in school this year.

The IT and Business Process Association of the Philippines or IBPAP is organizing the 2nd IT-BPM Summit on Cyber Security this coming March 29, 2017, at the Marriott Hotel, Pasay City.

With the theme “Enhancing Capabilities to Combat Evolving Cyber Threats,” this year’s Summit brings together the experts and top practitioners in the fields of advanced security automation, threat intelligence, and security analytics solutions to demonstrate how available tools, technologies, processes and policy frameworks can be implemented to reduce risk and significantly improve cyber security in the IT-BPM industry. Focus is being given on meeting the critical need to protect the integrity of IT infrastructures, and of data being kept and processed in the Philippines. The Summit will focus on these concerns and on the prevalent and emerging best practices that are being deployed to combat cyber threats.

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Cyber security is a shared responsibility, according to the FBI legal attache of US embassy in Manila, Lamont Siller. Assisting him in the formation last year of a Joint Cyber Security Working Group is FBI Steven Merrill.

The IT and Business Process Association of the Philippines or IBPAP is organizing the 2nd IT-BPM Summit on Cyber Security this coming March 29 at the Marriott Hotel, Pasay City.

With the theme "Enhancing Capabilities to Combat Evolving Cyber Threats/' this year's summit brings together the experts and top practitioners in the fields of advanced security automation, threat intelligence, and security analytics solutions to demonstrate how available tools, technologies, processes and policy frameworks can be implemented to reduce risk and significantly improve cyber security in the IT-BPM industry.