Inclusive Innovation Conference 2017

Background

Aligned with the President’s Zero+10-Point socioeconomic agenda, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) is implementing a new industrial policy towards achieving inclusive and sustainable growth that generates more opportunities for employment and entrepreneurship in the country. Our goal is to develop innovation-driven, infrastructure-enabled, import-/export-competitive, and inclusive Philippine industries characterized by deep participation, particularly by small and medium enterprises, in regional and global production networks and global value chains.

A number of initiatives and programs are being carried out as part of the government’s Comprehensive National Industrial Strategy (CNIS). These include the Industry Roadmapping Project, Manufacturing Resurgence Program, and Roadmap Localization. In November 2016, DTI held the first Manufacturing Summit, which brought together various stakeholders from the government and the private sector across the country and discussed potential policy directions to harness the full potential of the manufacturing industry.

Among the proposed priority recommendations resulting from the Manufacturing Summit is to “foster a dynamic innovation ecosystem of government, academic, and industry stakeholders” and to “promote collaborative agreements between industry, government, and the academe to encourage partnerships in support of advanced manufacturing.”

Sustaining its efforts to push further the resurgence of Philippine manufacturing, DTI will gather once more stakeholders from government, industry, and the academe to focus on how to establish an inclusive innovation ecosystem in the country, taking into consideration disruptive technologies in the Fourth Industrial Revolution, the innovation landscape in the world, and the challenges we face in promoting innovation in manufacturing, agri-based, and services industries.

About the Conference

The Inclusive Innovation Conference 2017 aims to bring together stakeholders from the public and private sectors to better understand how to maximize the opportunities in the Fourth Industrial Revolution and consider ways to address the challenges for innovation in the country. Specifically, the conference will serve as a venue to exchange ideas on possible ways forward to foster innovation among our firms and industries, develop our human resource, and enhance industry-academe collaboration.

The conference will include an overview of Industry 4.0 and its drivers; the state of industry innovation in the country; discussions on prerequisites for innovation; and presentations on innovation experience in other countries. The conference will end with a dialogue on establishing Inclusive Innovation Center(s) in the Philippines.

Participants to the conference will include representatives from national government agencies and local government units, industry associations and private firms, and the academic community from all over the country.

PROGRAM

DAY 1 

8:00 AM – Registration

9:00-9:40 AM – SESSION 1:  Opening Session

Welcome Remarks             

Dr. Ceferino RodolfoUndersecretary, Department of Trade and Industry

Dr. Susan BremsMission Director, USAID Philippines

Keynote Address on Inclusive Innovation by Secretary Ramon LopezDepartment of Trade and Industry

9:40-12:30 PM – SESSION 2: Innovation in Today’s World  

Understanding INDUSTRY 4.0 by Dr. Alpesh Patel, Director, McKinsey Innovation Campus

Data Science by Dr. Erika Fille LegaraScientist, Institute of High Performance Computing, A*STAR Singapore

The Future of Robotics, Intelligent Machines and Learning by Dr. Shankar Sastry, Dean of Engineering, University of California, Berkeley

Applications of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning by Dr. Jin Kim, Chief Data Science Officer, Wave Computing

Solutions for Cyber-Security by Dr. Chris NicolChief Technology Officer, Wave Computing

1:30 PM – Keynote Remarks on Innovation and Intellectual Property by Mario MatusDeputy Director-General, World Intellectual Property Organization

1:50-4:10 PM – SESSION 3: Innovation in the Philippines: Industry Perspectives

Innovation for Industry Development by Dr. Rafaelita AldabaAssistant Secretary, Department of Trade and Industry

An Assessment of Industry Innovation in the Philippines by Molly DixDirector for Strategy and Innovation, RTI International

Response from Industry by Arthur Tan, President & CEO, AC Industrial

Response from Industry by Jonathan De Luzuriaga, President, Philippine Software Industry Association

4:10-4:40 PM – SESSION 4:  Closing Session for Day 1

Remarks from Undersecretary Denis VillorenteDepartment of Information and Communications Technology

Remarks from Secretary Fortunato de la PeñaDepartment of Science and Technology

End of Day 1

 

DAY 2 

8:00 AM – Registration

8:50-9:20 AM – SESSION 5: Opening Session 

Highlights of Day 1

Keynote Remarks on Human Capital Development and Innovation

Dr. Patricia Licuanan, Chairperson, Commission on Higher Education

9:20-10:40 AM – SESSION 6: Academe-Industry Linkages for Innovation

Why Universities Should Work With Industry by Dr. William Padolina, Academician

Industry-Academe Councils by Dr. Chito Salazar, Jr.President, Philippine Business for Education

A New Framework for Academe-Industry Linkages-University of Science & Technology of Southern Philippines by Dr. Ricardo RotorasPresident, Philippine Association of State Universities & Colleges

10:40-12:00 NN – SESSION 7: Prerequisites for Innovation

Designing Curriculum for AI by Dr. Costas SpanosDirector, CITRIS and the Banatao Institute

Challenges for Innovation – View from the Academe by Dr. Reynaldo VeaPresident  & CEO, Mapua University

Challenges for Innovation – An Industry Perspective by Dr. Dan LachicaPresident, Semiconductor and Electronics Industries in the Philippines, Inc.

1:30 PM – Keynote Remarks on Innovation for Entrepreneurship by Ms. Doris Magsaysay Ho, President and CEO, A. Magsaysay, Inc. 

1:50 PM – Keynote Remarks on Innovation and Industry Competitiveness by Mr. Jaime Augusto Zobel de AyalaChairman and CEO, Ayala Corporation 

2:10-3:30 PM – SESSION 8: Innovation Experience Across the World

Innovation & Entrepreneurship by Dr. Ikhlaq Sidhu, Faculty Director and Founder, Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology, UC Berkeley

Innovation for Industry: CITRIS and the Banatao Institute by Dr. Costas SpanosDirector, CITRIS and the Banatao Institute

StartUps and the Internet of Things in Japan by Yusuke Nakabayashi, Consultant, Nomura Research Institute

3:30-4:30 PM – SESSION 9: Moving Forward on Innovation in the Philippines

Signing of Memorandum of Understanding between DTI and DOST

Dialogue on Establishing the Inclusive Innovation Center(s) in the Philippines 

DTI Secretary Ramon Lopez, DOST Secretary Fortunato de la Peña, CHED Chair Patricia Licuanan, DICT Undersecretary Denis Villorente, PhilDev Chairman Dado Banatao | Moderated by Dr. Richard Abendan, USAID STRIDE

4:30 PM – SESSION 10: Closing Session

Remarks by Dado BanataoChairman, Philippine Development Foundation

End of Day 2