DICT Holds NICT Summit 2019, Revs Up Gov’t’s Digital Transformation Initiative

Media Release:

WITH digital transformation (DX) taking hold of government agencies and business organizations, the Department of Information and Communication Technology (DICT) is holding a two-day summit today, June 25, and tomorrow, June 26.

It’s called the National Information and Communications Technology (NICT) Summit 2019 in Cubao, Quezon City, during which a battery of speakers will discuss the government’s recent efforts in leveling up the country’s digital transformation (DX).

The DICT is leading the conduct of the summit in cooperation with the Chief Information Officers’ Forum, Inc. (CIOF) and the CIOF Foundation, Inc. (CIOFF).

Under the able leadership of Acting Secretary Eliseo M. Rio, Jr., the DICT expects some 500 government executives, ICT managers and practitioners, local government officials, and academe members for a lively discussion and sharing of ideas.

They will be discussing topics revolving around the theme “Accelerating Government’s Digital Transformation” with the event touted as the “biggest gathering of Philippine government movers in the field of ICT.”

The event will also tackle local challenges of government data integrity and reliability for mobile services involving payments, civil registries, education, elections, passports, and other front line services.

In relation with this, the culminating event of the National ICT Month celebration will be held at Novotel Manila, Quezon City, after a successful run last year in Davao City with President Rodrigo Duterte as guest-of-honor.

This year’s plenary sessions will feature topics such as data-driven social services and emerging technologies while parallel tracks will engage conversations on digitization in government and local government unit (LGU) digital transformation, among others, with industry partners. (SDN)

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