TM Forum CEO Nik Willetts Keynotes Globe Innovation Forum
Globe Chief Information Officer Pebbles Sy-Manalang emphasized the company is keen on creating a culture of continuous innovation from within as this translates to strategies on how to best serve customers in today’s fast-changing digital world. “The ongoing digital revolution redefines how we provide relevant products and services that will allow our customers to harness existing technologies to their own advantage. And the challenge is to constantly reinvent ourselves so we can continue living up to our mission of creating wonderful experiences for people,” she said.
Globe Innovation Month also featured Mindbrew Sessions, a series of talks to keep Globe employees abreast with disruptive technologies delivered by thought leaders that shape today’s digital landscape. These thought leaders include Innovantage CEO Gian De La Rama, Ericsson Business Development Head Edwin Ubalde, Zalora CEO Paulo Campos, Grab PH Country Manager Brian Cu, Mynt CEO John Rubio, GXI CEO Abet Tinio, and Virtualahan beneficiary Gerry Gelle.
In addition, the event also served as the launching pad of several interactive prototypes thru its Hack for a Nation, a 24-hour hackathon aimed at building mobile and web applications that would support nation building initiatives from a telco-oriented approach. Team OhMyGenie, composed of Jomar Luguit, Christopher Fernandez, and Rodrigo Aquino, Jr., bested over 40 other contenders and took home the grand prize of P75,000 plus mentorship from Globe Telecom for developing a cloud-based platform that lets users outsource everyday task while at the same time providing job opportunities.