Microsoft Philippines to conduct 2-month nationwide road show | Inquirer Technology

Microsoft Philippines to conduct 2-month nationwide road show

By: - NewsLab Lead / @MSantosINQ
/ 04:04 PM September 05, 2012

Ford Philippines President Randy Krieger, far left, Taguig 2nd district Representative Freddie Tinga, second from left, Microsoft Philippines managing director Karrie Capellan-Ilagan, second from right, and Green Future Innovations Inc AVP Leo Tolentino, far right, during the unveiling of the official roadshow vehicle.

MANILA, Philippines—Microsoft Philippines is set to conduct its first ever nationwide technology roadshow that aims to inspire Filipinos and businesses nationwide to use technologies that can improve their productivity.

The 15-city, two month long roadshow will highlight some of the most fascinating innovations in the country with the hope of inspiring and driving entrepreneurs and businesses in using technology to become more efficient, Karrie Capellan-Ilagan, Microsoft Philippines managing director said during the launch.


“Microsoft’s I.T.: It’s More Fun in the Philippines campaign is in line with our plan to increase our focus on empowering Filipino-owned businesses and helping them achieve global competitiveness throughout productivity solutions and continuous innovations,” she said.

Among the technology innovations Microsoft will showcase are the “Rapid Signal Electronics in General Santos, an innovation that transmits signals through wireless technology to make machines work, Taxi ATM Card Terminals in Davao, the country’s first cashless mode of transportation payment, CEPALCO Solar Power Plant in Cagayan de Oro, a power plant that has 6,500 solar panels set on two hectares of land, and Automated Rain Gauges in Iloilo, a real-time data weather system that helps forecast strong rains and flash floods”


In addition to businesses, Microsoft Philippines will also go to its partner schools and universities around the country to inform them about technological solutions that can improve their educational systems.

“We will also go around schools to show these institutions how they can optimize technology to help in their operations,” Capellan-Ilagan said.

Taguig Representative Freddie Tinga expressed his support and commended Microsoft Philippine’s campaign to improve communities and businesses throughout the country.

“This campaign is about highlighting and increasing productivity through the use of technology; the productivity of the individual … and also the collaborative productivity of communities such as businesses and educational institutions,” Tinga said.

Three of Microsoft Philippine’s “Most Valuable Professional” will be going on the tour in a brand-new Ford 2013 Ranger, the official vehicle of the roadshow. Ford partnered with Microsoft in the development of their Ford Sync software for cars that enables it to connect to smartphones and make calls.

They are Eufer Pasion, John Erwin Magno, and Elczar Adamo. The three are “considered as the best and brightest from technology communities around the Philippines and will actively share their technical expertise with the different communities they will visit.”

The road tour will begin in General Santos City on September 10 and will travel to several cities in the Visayas region before finishing at major cities in Luzon including in the National Capital Region.

“At Microsoft Philippines, our desire to empower others with technology has always centered on how it can enrich people’s lives, build businesses, and further improve our country”

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