Globe warns vs online offers for SIM registration assistance

Globe cautions its customers against offers of SIM registration assistance online and advises them not to share personal information to protect their data security and privacy.

There are already reports of individuals taking advantage of the SIM registration requirement. They offer their services through social media either for free or for a fee and request the name, photo, valid ID, birthday, cell phone number, and address of SIM users.

Such personal information, when in the wrong hands, may be used to impersonate their owners, access their accounts, steal money, or other fraudulent activities. Identity thieves may also open accounts in another person’s name, run up debt, or commit crimes, causing damaged reputation and financial problems.

“We want to remind our customers to be wary of these types of offers and to only use official channels for their SIM registration,” said Irish Salandanan-Almeida, Globe’s Chief Privacy Officer. “Your personal information is valuable and we urge you to protect it from those who may want to use it for unlawful purposes.”

Instead of seeking help from unknown individuals, customers may register their SIMs for free at https://new.globe.com.ph/simreg. Registration through the GlobeOne app will also start later this month. They may also ask a trusted family member or friend for assistance.

Starting February 2023, Globe will also have assisted registration sites for senior citizens, persons with disabilities, pregnant women, and users of basic or feature phones. The list of Globe’s registration sites will be announced through our official websites in the coming weeks.

There are 87.9 million SIMs under the Globe network. So far, over 7 million have registered.

To make the SIM registration process accessible and convenient for all, the company is offering multiple channels for registration. Customers are encouraged to take advantage of these options and complete their SIM registration before the deadline on April 26, 2023, to avoid the risk of SIM deactivation.

The SIM Registration Act, which requires mobile phone users in the Philippines to register their SIMs with their service providers, is being implemented to address the growing problem of fraudulent activities enabled by anonymous SIM use.

To learn more about Globe, visit www.globe.com.ph.

 

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Fintech Alliance INDX Summit 2.0 reinforces digital transformation and inclusion

Fintech Alliance.PH in cooperation with Enderun Conferences recently hosted the second edition of the Inclusion and Digital Transformation (INDX) Summit last November 22-23, 2022 at the Enderun Tent in McKinley Hill, Taguig City.

“This monumental event is the gathering of the Philippines’ visionaries and trailblazers. The past two years have been golden for the fintech industry in the Philippines and throughout Southeast Asia. It is only fitting that we reflect on our successes and welcome promising years to come,” said Lito Villanueva, founding chairman of the FinTech Alliance.PH and the executive vice president and chief innovation and inclusion officer of RCBC.

 Statistical review

According to the Philippine Statistics Authority, the value of the digital economy in the Philippines increased by 7.8% and reached 1.87 trillion pesos in 2021. E-commerce erupted through the pandemic and continued to grow post-lockdown. Online selling transformed from being a side job to becoming a primary source of income. The main drivers of the digital economy, which contributed to 9.6% of the nation’s GDP in the same year, include digital infrastructure, e-commerce, and digital content.

BSP Governor Felipe Medalla stated that “to digitize more peer-to-business and business-to-business payments, the BSP collaborates with the payments industry to launch new innovative payment streams.”

For Finance Secretary Benjamin Diokno, “The COVID-19 pandemic has redefined what we considered to be ‘business as usual [and] it also presented an opportunity for economists around the world to quicken the pace towards a more digital economy. Although there are strides to adapt to the new normal, there is still much to be done before it can reach the goals.”

Philippines through digital transformation and inclusion

GCash President & CEO Martha Sazon said that “Digitalization or digital economy is a very complicated value chain. It starts from internet connectivity, device availability, and the various regulators around it, and into our space—fintech, e-commerce, and the various economic services. In the complete value chain, you have the government in every step. But you have different private sectors participating in it. While we may provide advanced technology, best practices from our partners, and execution, we need the partnership from the government to make it easy for us to participate and to increase the penetration.”

Indeed, as the Philippines transitions to a new digital economy, the government highly supports the fintech industry and is moving in a positive direction by imposing standards and regulations. During the speech of Senator Mark Villar at the INDX Summit, he stated that “[Although] the pandemic has revealed and brought urgency to necessary reforms in public health, social safety nets, disaster response, and rural development, among others, what reinforces all these reforms is the digital imperative. Going digital is the way and the key.”

“We are ready to support further innovations for the more efficient, convenient, and secured use of digital assets, as well as to legislate to ensure that digital transactions are duly protected. Our hopes for a more equitable and successful post-COVID society involve the establishment of crucial digital economy pillars such as robust digital infrastructure, digital skills, e-government, e-commerce, and an enabling legislative and regulatory environment,” said Senator Villar.

Conclusion

The INDX Summit 2.0 was capped by the Fintech Alliance Ambassador’s Gala, which brought together key heads of missions and other international development agencies as well as regional and global partners.

Albay Second District Representative Joey Salceda, who is also the committee chair for Ways and Mean said, “Digital financial technology must be trustworthy. With more digitalization of finance comes the digitalization of the most predatory practices in the sector, and its underground mutations. Technology can do so much, but its aim must be to create value and virtue in society.”

Fintech Alliance proponents with Albay Representative Joey Salceda.

Several pioneering initiatives have also been launched during the first FinTech Alliance Ambassadors Gala. These include the first off-campus Fintech and Regulatory Innovations Technology Program in the ASEAN region by the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance by the Judge Business School of the University of Cambridge in partnership with the Mapua University and the FinTech Alliance; the launching of the BSP Governor Nestor A. Espenilla, Jr. FinTech and Inclusive Finance Grants Matching Program; and the collaboration with the Ant Group’s 10 x 1000 Tech for Inclusion. The event also saw the oath-taking of additional members of the Board of Trustees as well as incoming new members.

 

Featured photo:

(From left to right:) Mags Fetalino, Fintech Alliance Trustee, Head of Alternative Finance of UBX; Martha Borja, Fintech Alliance Trustee, MD of Grab Finance;  Edison Tsai, Fintech Alliance Chairman of Strategic Partnerships, MD of Seedin; Khalid Alhajeri, UAE Representative; Tull Traisorat, Thai Ambassador; Angelito Villanueva, Chairman of Fintech Alliance, EVP and Chief Innovation and Inclusion Officer of RCBC;  Titanilla Toth, Hungary Ambassador; Gerard Ho, Singapore Ambassador; New Zealand Ambassador; Israel Ambassador; Victor Aliwalas, Fintech Alliance Trustee, CEO of Multisys Corp; Allen Guo, Fintech Alliance Trustee, Country Manager of Alibaba Cloud; Ida Tiongson, Fintech Alliance Trustee, Chairwoman of Prulife UK; Christina Stieber, Commercial Counselor of Austrian Embassy.

 

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With 5G and 4L, Will A Driverless Port Far Away?

During the Christmas season, dispatching different goods and commodities from all over the world on time for a port is always important. At the end of last year, port congestion caused severe disruptions in global supply chains, and most stores were out of stock during Black Friday and Christmas, the peak selling season.

To experience fewer dilemmas like this, the innovation case from Tianjin Port might help.

Tianjin Port is one of the world’s largest ports. It has a 300000-ton-class wharf with a channel depth of -22 meters. It has 192 berths of various types and 128 berths above the 10,000-ton-class.

By the end of 2021, the port’s cargo throughput reached 435 million tons, ranking ninth in the world, while the container throughput exceeded 18.35 million TEUs, ranking the eighth port in the world.

The cost of manual operations at this scale is exuberant, both in terms of money and efficiency.

A typical port usually deals with vessel arrivals and departures, shoreside operations, horizontal transport, yard operations, manual tractor-trailer transport, and gate operations.

One of the key steps in port digitalization is automating horizontal transport, that is, handling cargo within the port.

The Smart Port Solution uses the latest tech — intelligent twins, autonomous driving, 5G, cloud computing, and IoT — to create a better connected, smarter, and more autonomous system.

This smart terminal was built by Tianjin Port Group (TPG), together with Huawei and other partners, as part of its efforts to build a smart and green port.

One of the key innovative applications to address this is Huawei’s self-developed, truly AI-based intelligent horizontal transportation system, which has achieved a series of “world firsts”: Large-scale commercial use of ultra-L4 driverless, the world’s first “5G+BeiDou” integration of ubiquitous intelligence, the world’s first self-sufficiency in green electricity and zero carbon emission, etc. This achievement provides a blueprint for other parts of the world to build intelligent and low-carbon ports.

The results speak for themselves. On the port’s visitor platform at the container terminal at Section C of Tianjin Port, container cranes operate automatically and unmanned electric container trucks come and go. At the port, remotely controlled quay cranes stably pick up containers that are loaded with cargo from cargo ships and load these containers onto unmanned electric container trucks. Under the guidance of the BeiDou navigation satellite system, the container trucks go to the automatic locking/unlocking stations, according to the optimal driving route calculated in real-time, to unlock the containers, and then drive to the container yard. The whole process is completed in one go.

The intelligent and digital transformation of the port has led to tangible benefits. Previously, transporting containers to container yards within ports requires a large number of container trucks. Using human drivers is very costly. Tianjin Port currently has 76 container trucks. To ensure 24/7 operations, each container truck needs three drivers working in three shifts every day. The port needs 60% fewer staff than before.

In addition, it is exhausting for truck drivers to drive on fixed routes in three shifts, posing an obvious safety hazard. Now, Drivers (who are in high demand) operate trucks remotely and no longer have to face dangerous unhealthy working conditions. And each container now consumes 20% less energy, and cranes are 20% more efficient on average, with each crane operating 39 container units per hour.

The terminal of Section C in the Beijiang Port Area of Tianjin Port is the first smart terminal of its kind to deploy an intelligent horizontal transport system. Looking ahead, Huawei will continue working with partners to deploy and replicate this experience in more ports, building smart ports together.

 

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Globe Innovation Fest 2022: Showcasing many firsts that make every day better

Globe, the most reliable mobile network in the Philippines, continues to bring many firsts that help make every day better for every Filipino.

To showcase the different ways that Globe uplifts lives, the company brought together a series of exciting announcements and previews from its different businesses and partner brands through the Globe Innovation Fest (GIF) 2022.

GIF highlights stories and platforms that allow Globe customers to experience compassion as well as life-enhancing experiences, everyday acts of kindness and generosity, and enabling programs to help them grow, learn, and thrive.

“Globe is dedicated to improving the lives of Filipinos by giving them the latest innovations, products, and solutions to address their pain points. Our customers have access to a rich ecosystem of services across health, finance, education, e-commerce, and entertainment, among others.  Through all of these digital solutions, we aim to deliver the kind of service and care that our customers can count on,” said Globe Group President and CEO Ernest Cu.

During the hybrid event held via Globe Virtual Hangouts Metaverse, Globe introduced upcoming events and offers that customers will surely enjoy in the coming months.

World-class entertainment

 At the GIF, Globe shared news on several events that will bring exciting entertainment experiences to Filipinos.

Globe is thrilled to be the first telco operator to offer special packages for customers in the Philippines to enjoy the popular streaming service, Disney+. Finally, Filipinos can enjoy the incredible collection of general entertainment content on Disney+ from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic, and Star, starting November 17, 2022. Download the GlobeOne app to learn more and avail.

Also on the streaming front, Erben Pilapil-Tuazon, Portfolio Director at Globe’s Get Entertained Tribe, announced Globe’s partnership with Tap Digital Media Ventures Corp (TapDMV) for the Philippine broadcast of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 on TapGO TV Pay Per View, happening this November and December. TapDMV is the Exclusive Philippine Licensee of FIFA to stream the event.

With the partnership, Globe customers and GCash users can get an All-Access pass to the World Cup via TapGo TV pay-per-view at P1,999, with a P100 rebate.

Globe also prepared an exciting lineup of concerts and activities that customers will surely enjoy as on-ground events see a comeback.

Denisse Arao, Globe’s Strategic Sponsorships and Partnerships Manager, announced the highly-anticipated return of Korean pop supergroup BLACKPINK, who will be here on March 25 and 26, 2023 for the Manila leg of their Born Pink World Tour. Globe users should stay tuned for exclusive offers, early access, merch giveaways, and unique on-ground experiences.

Also coming to thrill their Filipino fans are Thailand’s biggest stars Bright (Vachirawit Chivaaree), Win (Metawin Opas-iamkajorn), Dew Jirawat, and Nani Harunkit. The boys will hold a November 19 concert and also appear in an exclusive event for Globe customers on November 20, said Globe Prepaid Brand Manager Jam Ng.

Tuazon, meanwhile, drummed up excitement for the Head in the Clouds Festival— the largest Asian-centric festival in America— which will be held for the first time in the Philippines on December 9 and 10, 2022, focusing on the brightest Filipino talents. Globe customers stand to win tickets through various raffle promos.

And for the Bonifacio Global City’s annual Holiday Celebration, Globe will be holding activities for its customers at the Serenade Concert at the 5th Ave., BGC every Saturday from November 26 until December 17.  The concert will feature artists Zack Tabudlo, Unique, Adie and OPM icon Jose Mari Chan, the voice behind the country’s most popular holiday music staples.

Meanwhile, 0917 Lifestyle was relaunched as a gadgets and apparel brand focusing on bridging everyone’s online and offline life. With their new pop up store along High Street in BGC, everything on 0917’s online platforms can now be seen and experienced firsthand, according to Gladys Rojas, 0917 Lifestyle Head.

 Product offers and innovations

 Globe also provides hope, growth, and enjoyment with new innovations that keep life moving forward.

 Anne David, Globe Business Integrated Marketing Head, talked about Globe for Education’s search for Heroes of Learning, an initiative to honor those who have championed learning despite the everyday challenges they have faced through the use of technology.

Globe also partnered with Google Philippines to upskill Filipinos by providing scholarships through Google Career Certificates, a program where Globe Prepaid and TM customers may receive access to IT certificate courses.

Moriah Ganzon, Globe At Home Postpaid Marketing Lead for Online Channel, meanwhile, shared Globe’s pioneering avenue for connectivity, TMBayan Fiber WiFi, a prepaid WiFi service that aims to deliver reliable and affordable fiber connectivity in communities across the country for as low as P50 unlimited for 3 days.

Globe At Home is also set to become among the first in Southeast Asia to offer Fiber-To-The-Room (FTTR) technology, providing extremely fast and ultra seamless WiFi connection with a speed and coverage 10 times the traditional WiFi network and capacity to handle up to 128 device connections. Existing Globe At Home customers may simply add this to their bill. With GFiber Unli plans boosted by FTTR, the digital experience at home will reach a whole new level.

On the other hand, Anna Baldos, Globe Prepaid Portfolio Head, shared how the new Go+ promos further help Gen Zs own their future with its freebie offerings. Go+ enables customers to pursue their passions with an additional 8GB for their favorite apps and sites. Plus, it also allows them to get their new essentials online with exclusive lifestyle vouchers from e-commerce apps.

As Globe continues to make industry-leading ventures, Globe Prepaid talked about Virtual Hangouts Metaverse. The platform offers first-in-the-country metaverse and hybrid experiences for passion-driven Gen Zs to enhance their tech engagement and give them valuable learning opportunities to turn their passions into professions.

At the same time, Globe again paves the way for Filipinos to live a life without boundaries with immersive experiences through innovations in Web3 and the metaverse. It has partnered with MetaverseGo for exclusive access to Metaverse and redemption of GUDI squad NFTs with Globe Rewards points so the community can experience the new virtual space first.

Gaming for Globe ranges from casual to committed. Globe GoGAMES is a fun and simple way for customers to earn rewards points by playing hyper-casual games on the GlobeOne App.

During a Fireside Chat with Jed Reyes-Cuerva, Portfolio Manager for Games and Esports, Globe also recently participated as the main presenter of the Electronic Sports and Gaming Summit (ESGS), the country’s premier gaming convention which made a comeback as an in-person event this year.

The Globe of Good ecosystem provides nutrition, upskilling, livelihood, and education to those in need and gives customers a chance to help. Through the Hapag Movement, for instance, customers can donate Rewards points or GCash to provide food and livelihood support for those suffering from involuntary hunger.

Customers can also unlock rewarding experiences that will allow them to make the most of their every day, with the GlobeOne App.

To learn more about Globe, visit www.globe.com.ph.

 

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SeedIn Technology Makes Financing Accessible for Everybody

SeedIn Technology is a mobile app, a web-based investment platform that matches Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) with potential investors from around the world.  As the only SEC-licensed P2B SME Crowdlending platform in the country, this easy-to-use app has taken the finance world by storm, making financing and investment accessible for everybody.  The model has been widely successful and SeedIn Technology is now one of the biggest P2B (person to business) crowdfunding platforms in the region, having put over US $200 million into SMEs across Southeast Asia in 4 countries (Philippines, Taiwan, Singapore, and Cambodia).

 SeedIn was brought to the Philippines by Edison Tsai, Anson Uy, and Dexter Tiu, successful entrepreneurs in the Information Technology, Finance, and Energy space.  They were looking for the next big thing and saw the potential in SeedIn’s financially inclusive model, along with the benefits it would give to both SMEs and investors in the country. They tirelessly worked to bring the brand into the country, eventually launching operations in 2017, and forged strategic partnerships with banks like Unionbank, fintech organizations such as FintechAlliance.ph and Fintech Philippines, and other government institutions and payment gateways in the country.

Planting the Seed for SMEs

SeedIn Technology has democratized the world of finance through crowdfunding and by tapping into SMEs—a sector that is often overlooked by banks due to their heavy risk portfolios or low credit scores.  The company’s crowdfunding model has found a decentralized solution to financing. While banks are financially centralized, SeedIn pulls together the resources of tens of thousands of investors who use their app.  Tsai calls SeedIn “The People’s Bank.”  As a result, many struggling businesses are now able to gain access to credit and continue to thrive and be part of the comeback economy.

SeedIn Technology Executive Director Edison Tsai.

The process of becoming a borrower on SeedIn’s website is easy. SMEs simply need to register as Ïssuer” and make a “Loan Request” once their profile has been approved. SeedIn then contacts the Issuer and performs the necessary due diligence by analyzing the company’s financials and business plans to come up with a Credit Score.  Once the project is approved, it will go live and be displayed in the marketplace on the app, where it becomes available to SeedIn investors around the world.  The investors then select the project and their desired investment amount.  With SeedIn’s platform, the possibilities for SMEs and investors are endless.

Financial Inclusion

SeedIn makes financing more inclusive by allowing anybody to be an investor.  With a minimum per investment amount of only Php 1,000 and an average of 10% per annum returns, investments now become accessible to anyone 18 and above with a Philippine bank account or e-wallet.  The process is easy: download the app on Google or Apple store, upload your ID and fill up required fields, and complete the eKYC process within 10-15 minutes. Now the fun begins, and you are introduced to the fascinating and prosperous world of finance.  SeedIn provides investors with the profile of the SMEs they are investing in and pertinent loan information such as interest rate, tenure, and repayment method. tenure, interest rate.

 

Tsai believes that what they are doing will have a positive social and economic impact on the country.  “It is really about connecting people and allowing them to invest in an easy, convenient way,” he says. “We are not lending [to the big conglomerates] because they do not need us.  We are thinking about the other 99%. That is our mission—our social purpose.”  The company encourages “social lending” and “ïmpact investment” by ways of providing local businesses with accessible decentralized capital to help them grow and prosper.

Serve the Deserving

Having operated in the Philippines for five years, SeedIn Technology has continued to serve Filipino SMEs, and retail and institutional investors.  Today they have served hundreds of businesses and over 80,000 investors across 80 countries around the world.  As one of the largest P2B SME crowdfunding platforms in Asia, SeedIn plans to further educate SMEs and investors on alternative financing and investment by expanding to other regions in the near future.

 

For more information, please go to Seedin’s social media or visit https://www.seedinph.tech

 

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Filipino delegates joined Huawei AP Seeds for the Future, starting an inspired digital journey

Huawei launched Asia Pacific Seeds for the Future 2022 last Friday (August 19). The program will bring together 120 outstanding students from 16 countries across the Asia Pacific region for a 9-day digital boot camp in Thailand, including 10 students from the Philippines. From August 19 to 27, ten Filipino delegates who are ready to demonstrate their talent and abilities will join the journey this year.

The opening ceremony was attended by both local government officials and representatives of multiple international organizations. They highlighted multi-party collaboration’s important role in creating a solid foundation for the region’s digital talent ecosystem.

Secretary-General of ASEAN, H.E. Dato Lim Jock Hoi stressed that digital talent will be the driving force in the construction of a Digital ASEAN: “The private sector can play a pioneering role in realizing this vision. In this regard, I commend Huawei Asia Pacific’s initiative: Seeds for the Future Program. This project underscores the long-term commitment of Huawei to collaborate and prepare the ASEAN youth for the changing world of work and industry demands. I hope that such efforts could also be extended to the other ASEAN Member States.”

Executive Director of ASEAN Foundation, Dr. Ms. Yang Mee Eng said: “The growth of ASEAN Digital Economy is entirely dependent on the capability of the region’s young people to participate in it. To nurture a generation of digitally savvy and innovative problem solvers, it is pivotal for stakeholders of ASEAN to create a robust learning ecosystem that allows our youth to advance their digital skills.”

Director for the ICT Industry Development Bureau of DICT in the Philippines, Ms. Emmy Lou V. Delfin delivered her message, “Thank you to Huawei for this partnership with the DICT in developing Filipino youth to become entrepreneurs through ICT. Huawei Seeds for the Future program is so timely and relevant especially for our college students. Getting the right skills and training builds for a brighter future. Just as your tagline says – inspiring talents to shape the future.”

The participants will get immersed in technologies and cross-cultural experiences, and propose technical solutions to address social problems through Tech4Good projects. 56 of the 120 participants this year are women, making the 2022 cohort the most gender-balanced in the region since the program was initiated.

Huawei Seeds representatives from AP countries.

Asia Pacific Seeds for the future 2022 is not only about knowledge learning but also about how to transform ideas into initiatives and projects that will provide a decent, quality, and happy life for all. Deputy Minister of Education of Thailand Khunying Kalaya Sophonpanich agreed that “The Seeds for the Future program is important for students interested in ICT and digital technologies as it fills the gap between theory and practice. The Ministry of Education envisions a greater focus on morals and ethics, whereas education should also emphasize digital skills. This is regarded as the most significant development in the Thai education sector; boosting the quality of education, in all forms, to advance education to a global level.”

President of Huawei Asia Pacific Mr. Simon Lin reiterated Huawei’s commitment to talent development: “The ‘seeds’ represent hope, passion, and future. As the corporate-level flagship CSR project with the longest history, this program has been brought to nearly 140 countries and regions, reaching over 12,000 students from 500 universities. The ‘Seeds’ have grown to a global ‘forest’.” “Digitalization is the driving force for our future. Talent is the key to digital transformation and sustainable growth. We deeply believe that the young generation will grow as the constructors of Asia Pacific when pursuing their tech dreams,” Simon Lin added.
The opening ceremony ended with 16 Seeds representatives performing the song “Dream it Possible” together in their languages.

From today, they would embark on a cultural and digital journey filled with site visits including the United Nations Regional Hub in Bangkok, the Metaverse Expo, and the Grand Palace in Bangkok. At the same time, the participants will be provided training in cutting-edge technologies like 5G, AI, and cloud computing from industry-leading experts.
During the digital camp, the participants will be expected to team up and create a “Tech4Good” pitch where they will share their visions for a better digital world. The winning teams will be given a place in an accelerator camp in Singapore that will be held from August 29 to September 4. This camp will allow them to meet top-notch entrepreneurs and investors and further develop their initiatives and bring their ideas to the market.

Seeds for the Future is Huawei’s flagship Corporate Social Responsibility program that brings together young talent from top universities around the world. Huawei Philippines launched the program in 2015 to inspire ICT talent and encourage them to tackle social challenges with digital solutions. As of the end of 2021, the program had been reaching over 200 students from over 30 universities in the country.

For more information, please visit Huawei online at www.huawei.com or follow:
https://www.facebook.com/HuaweiTechPH

Featured photo: Mr. Simon Lin, President of Huawei Asia Pacific

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Globe and Ortigas Malls partner to digitally transform properties

With a common goal to bring about technological development in the real estate sector, a strategic business partnership between Globe Telecom and Ortigas Malls is well underway. The ICT solutions provider and telecommunications giant commits itself to enabling the pioneering Philippine real estate company, along with its many commercial properties, through inclusive connectivity, digital innovations, and sustainability efforts.

Globe came into this year-long tie-up to redefine every Ortigas Malls’ customer experience, provide them with products relevant to their daily lives, and offer them online and onsite solutions—all to augment Ortigas Malls and Ortigas Community Card memberships by 2024.

“Our partnership with Ortigas Malls is focused on contributing to community building and helping the Philippine economy gain momentum towards the ‘Better Normal.’ Together with Ortigas Malls, we want to be able to provide every Filipino with digital solutions and services to help them regain their footing, be it in their personal lives or their careers, and to also ensure that all our endeavors are aligned with our sustainability programs,” said Raymond Policarpio, Vice President for Product Management and Marketing at Globe Business, Enterprise Group.

Exclusive Promos for Ortigas Community Cardholders

To enhance the club members’ customer experience, Globe will provide Ortigas Community Cardholders with premier GPlan mobile postpaid deals that aim to give them more value for their money. Customers will also be able to receive exclusive discounts on Globe At Home broadband products, so they can enjoy dynamic internet bundles, stronger connections, and even free internet speed boosts.

Easy and Convenient Transactions through GCash

 In partnership with Ortigas Malls, cash-in machines will be deployed across various malls so that customers can easily add funds to their GCash wallets. These cash-in machines will double as e-loading and bill payment stations to diversify customers’ options for convenient transactions. Customers can also enjoy cashless QR payments through GCash Scan-to-Pay when they shop and dine in Ortigas Malls establishments. On top of all that, they can look forward to in-mall events and promos that GCash and the Ortigas Malls will launch together.

Free Internet Connectivity with Globe GoWiFi

 Another feature that is set to enhance the customers’ mall journey is the installation of free GoWiFi in the common areas of Ortigas Malls. GoWiFi gives the public access to up to 60 minutes of free internet per mobile device every day. This service is available in Greenhills Mall, Tiendesitas, Capitol Commons and Estancia Mall; and Industria Mall.

Responsible Electronic Waste Recycling Initiatives with Globe E-Waste Zero (EWZ) Program

Last but not the least, Globe and Ortigas Malls’ partnership envisions the entire Ortigas community going green through responsible electronic waste (e-waste) management. Community members can request door-to-door hauling of bulky and multiple bulky e-wastes by filling out a form on the Globe website: www.globe.com.ph/about-us/sustainability/environment.

Shortly, select Ortigas Malls and establishments will be equipped to make life easier for consumers. “We are truly excited about this monumental partnership with Globe. And there are so many surprises in store for all our mall-goers and Ortigas Community Cardholders—all anchored on digital solutions and sustainability initiatives that the entire Ortigas community can look forward to and participate in,” shared Arch. Renee C. Bacani, Vice President of Ortigas Malls.

Globe strongly supports the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, particularly UN SDG No. 9, which highlights the roles of infrastructure and innovation as crucial drivers of economic growth and development, and UN SDG No. 12, which promotes responsible consumption and production to achieve economic growth and sustainable development while reducing our environmental impact. Globe is committed to upholding the 10 United Nations Global Compact principles and 10 UN SDGs.

In the photo from left to right: Don Rae, Senior Advisor for Globe Business, Enterprise Group, and Arch. Renee Bacani, Vice President of Ortigas Malls

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Huawei: Digital Innovation Never Stop for a Greener Intelligent World

Shenzhen, China –  Huawei plans to boost investment in innovation to build new products and to enhance and accelerate new technologies. The company held its 19th annual Global Analyst Summit in Shenzhen from April 26 to 27.

For more than 30 years, Huawei has been innovating nonstop to create value for our customers and society. Innovation has become a core part of Huawei’s DNA. Despite considerable operational challenges over the past few years, we have continued to steadily increase our investment in R&D. For nearly a decade, our strategy has been to re-invest at least 10% of our annual revenue back into R&D. Last year, we invested 22%. Huawei’s Rotating Chairman Ken Hu said during the event.

He went on to discuss the specific initiatives that Huawei is working on to realize its vision for the future. “We are currently focusing on three areas: strengthening our approach to innovation, equipping all industries with the tools and knowledge they need to go digital, and helping build a low-carbon world.”

According to him, Huawei sees two major trends: all industries are going digital, and the world is setting its sights on low-carbon development. “Needless to say, no organizations these days are asking themselves whether or not they ought to go digital. They’re more concerned about how to go digital and how to do it well.” Said Hu.

In Huawei’s view, the ICT and finance industries were first-movers, so their transformation goes deep – down to their core production systems. Industries like electric power, fuel, and manufacturing are using digital technology to solve production challenges, whereas the digital journey of industries like real estate, construction, and agriculture has only just begun. Because these industries are at different stages of the transformation process, they naturally have different concerns.

For the past 10 years, we’ve been going through our digital transformation. We’ve gained a lot of valuable experience along the way, Hu said.

Huawei is taking active steps to boost its business resilience and ensure steady development. “We have to keep the ball rolling through nonstop innovation, creating value for customers and society,” said Ken Hu. “We look forward to working more closely with our customers and partners to build a greener intelligent world.”

Featured photo: Ken Hu, Huawei’s Rotating Chairman, speaking at HAS 2022

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Huawei: Attracting world-class talent with world-class challenges

Shenzhen, China — Huawei kicked off its 19th annual Global Analyst Summit in Shenzhen. Huawei’s Rotating Chairman Ken Hu said that the company will continue to boost investment in innovation to build new products and enhance and accelerate new technologies.

“At Huawei, when we talk about innovation, the first thing we think is people. We hope to attract world-class talent with world-class challenges, and work together to push the limits of science and technology,” said Hu, referring to the Top Minds recruitment program that the company launched on its website.

“We don’t care where you’re from, where you graduated, or what you studied,” he continued. “As long as you have a dream for the future and believe you can make it happen, we want you to come and join us. We provide world-class challenges, a powerful platform, and all the resources you need to explore the unknown.”

Huawei is taking active steps to boost its business resilience and ensure steady development. “We have to keep the ball rolling through nonstop innovation, creating value for customers and society,” said Ken Hu. “We look forward to working more closely with our customers and partners to build a greener intelligent world.”

Dr. Zhou Hong, President of Huawei’s Institute of Strategic Research, said that “everything we imagine today is very likely to be too conservative – too little – for tomorrow. We have to meet the future with bold hypotheses and a bold vision, and throw caution to the wind as we push to break through bottlenecks in theory and technology. This is the only way forward.” He outlined ten challenges that Huawei hopes to address moving forward.

Two scientific questions:

  •  How do machines perceive the world, and can we build models that teach machines how to understand the world?
  • How can we better understand the physiological mechanisms of the human body, including how the eight systems of the bodywork, as well as human intent and intelligence?

Eight tech challenges:

  •  New sensing and control capabilities, e.g., brain-computer interfaces, muscle-computer interfaces, 3D displays, virtual touch, virtual smell, and virtual taste
  • Real-time, unobtrusive blood pressure, blood sugar, and heart monitoring, and strong AI-assisted discoveries in chemical pharmaceuticals, biopharmaceuticals, and vaccines
  • Application-centric, efficient, automated, and intelligent software for greater value and a better experience
  • Reaching and circumventing Shannon’s limit to enable efficient, high-performance connectivity both regionally and globally
  • Adaptive and efficient computing models, non-Von Neumann architectures, unconventional components, and explainable and debuggable AI
  • Inventing new molecules, catalysts, and components with intelligent computing
  • Developing new processes that surpass CMOS, cost less, and are more efficient
  • Safe, efficient energy conversion and storage, as well as on-demand services

Huawei said, most Asia Pacific countries have very clear and forward-looking digital strategies. As the Asia Pacific region goes digital, a skilled ICT workforce will be critical. The region has a unique advantage in this area because it has a younger population than the US or Europe. Accelerating the development of ICT talent in the region will require concerted efforts from governments, businesses, and people from all walks of life.

In the Philippines, Huawei also had several programs for cultivating the local ICT talents, such as ICT Academy, and Seeds for the Future, which covered the Philippines for years, and benefited over 9000 ICT students, according to Daniel Guo, the Vice President of Huawei Philippines.

Featured photo: Huawei’s Rotating Chairman Ken Hu

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Go on virtual Visita Iglesia this season of Lent

The season of Lent is a time for Catholic devotees to reflect and strengthen their faith. Part of this season’s tradition is the Visita Iglesia, where the faithful visit and pray in at least seven different churches.

In this digital age, physically visiting churches is not the only option. Globe At Home offers the virtual Visita Iglesia, where customers can easily participate in the annual religious tradition and even do the Lenten devotion Stations of the Cross, pray with the congregation, and attend masses in the comfort and safety of their homes.

Being a trusted partner of Filipino families, Globe At Home ensures families have a strong and reliable internet connection and sulit offers to participate in Holy Week activities.

With Globe At Home’s HomeSHARE, prepaid subscribers don’t have to choose between loading their mobile phones or home prepaid WiFi, since it allows family members to share data allocation wherever they may be and can be used when they are outside the house.

Customers can subscribe to just one HomeSHARE promo and share it with up to three other Globe Prepaid, Globe MyFi, TM, Postpaid, Platinum, or Home Prepaid WiFi users.

Parents can always check on the kids at home through Viber or Messenger while on physical Visita Iglesia, while Lolo and Lola can watch online Masses and Lenten programs at home.

“At Globe, our customers are always our priority. We care about you and your family’s needs. We want a better world for all where everyone is connected to the Internet to help with their needs, be it for mental or spiritual activities.  And with HomeShare, we make sure that lahat sabay-sabay may internet connection whether at home or on the go, lahat tayo haharapin ang mundo!” said Barbie Dapul, Globe At Home VP for Marketing.

To enjoy HomeSHARE, register via the New GlobeOne app, GCash, or through authorized AutoLoadMAX retailers. For more information, visit www.globe.com.ph/help/broadband/prepaid-wifi/homeshare.html.

On the other hand, Globe At Home Postpaid subscribers can also enjoy fiber-strong, family strong connection with GFiber UNLI, available on plan 1599 with speeds of up to 50Mbps and comes with free speed boost to 100Mbps for 3 months. For more information, visit https://www.globe.com.ph/broadband.html.

Globe supports the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, particularly UN SDG No. 9, highlighting the roles of infrastructure and innovation as crucial drivers of economic growth and development. It is committed to upholding the UN Global Compact principles and contributing to 10 UN SDGs.

To know more about Globe, visit www.globe.com.ph.

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