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National ICT Summit to showcase Philippine Government's ICT projects and digital transformation

An announcement made by the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) highlighted on the National ICT Summit that will serve as the culminating activity of the 2018 National ICT Month. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte will be gracing the 2-day event in Davao. Around 700 delegations are expected to arrive and participate in the summit.

The National ICT (NICT) Summit will showcase the government initiatives towards digital transformation under President Rodrigo Roa Duterte’s administration. It is held at the SMX Convention Centre, SM Lanang, Davao City on 21 to 22 June 2018.

None other than President Duterte, himself, will grace the event that is expecting around 700 delegations from different fields. Government executives, ICT practitioners, academics, and the private sector will be in attendance for this year’s NICT Summit with the theme “Empowering the Filipino through Digital Transformation.”

The NICT Summit is an annual avenue for information sharing, presentation and discussion of programs, initiatives, policies, innovative paradigms and solutions, and resolution of ICT issues and concerns.

The two-day summit will serve as the culminating event of the 10th year celebration of the National ICT Month.  With the theme, “Thrive Through Disruption: Inclusion, Empowerment, Sustainability”, the 2018 National ICT Month will be culminated by the summit. The summit will highlight the various government ICT projects that provide efficient services to Filipinos.

The program includes plenary sessions on e-Government Master Plan (eGMP), digital cities, cybersecurity, and data privacy, among other notable topics. Parallel tracks are also in the program, which will be discussing topics concerning consumer protection and digital inclusion.

The E- Government Master Plan (EGMP) is a blueprint for the integration of ICTs for the whole of government. It builds on past plans while incorporating current aspirations to create a vision for the future.

The plan recognises that the issue of interoperability and harmonisation is not solely a technical problem, but also includes many organisational concerns that need to be overcome. Addressing this, the plan also describes the systems of governance such as institutions, agencies, processes, resources and policies that need to be strengthened to make its implementation possible and sustainable.

The NICT Summit is organised by the DICT, in partnership with the Chief Information Officers Forum, Inc. (CIOF) and the CIOF Foundation, Inc. (CIOFF).

The Chief Information Officers Forum, Inc. (CIOF) is composed of incumbent government ICT executives and managers that promote the use of ICT for e-Governance.

The CIOF Foundation, Inc. is composed of incumbent and past CIO and head of ICT departments and offices in the government. It provides the structure and mechanism to support the CIOF, the DICT, and other government and private institution in accelerating the development, use, and promotion of ICT in the government.

An earlier announcement on the 2018 National ICT Month celebrates the Philippines as a thriving nation. The DICT is showcasing all of the government’s efforts during the month-long celebration. It also highlighted the line up of events available for the people to learn from and participate in.

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