By Nate C. Barretto
The Czech Embassy in Manila will conduct on September 11 its first information technology (IT) conference at Makati Diamond Residence, aiming to bridge the link between the Czech Republic and the Philippines’ IT sectors.
Dubbed as “Czech Connect 2019,” the event brings to fore five Czech companies introducing their unique technology in the 21st century that aligns with the Fourth Industrial Revolution, a statement from the Czech Embassy said Monday, September 2. To be engaged in these discussions on digital transformation and global connectivity are Kentico Software, Y Soft, Avast by Kaizen Internetworking, Flowmon Networks, and Adastra Business Consulting (ABC).
Since the so-called Fourth Industrial Revolution is characterized by increased trend towards automation and data exchange, representatives from these companies will show how important it is to respond to the growing demand of increased global connectivity amid new technologies and innovation.
In Europe, the Czech Republic is recognized as one of the top locations for ICT investments, owing to its strong IT sector supported by a well-developed infrastructure and advanced technologies.
Local Czech IT companies that are renowned globally include GoodDAta, Y Soft, STRV and Seznam.cz. Apart from these, its products like antivirus software from Avast and AVG Technologies are recognized internationally.
“The Czech Republic also puts premium on its ICT sector by allotting a significant amount of its GDP to ICT expenditure,” the Embassy statement said. “International investors such as Skype, DHL, Tieto, Red Hat, SolarWinds, Oracle, and IBM have found the country not only an attractive area for investment but also a fruitful one,” it added.
The conference seeks to bring an opportunity for deeper cooperation between the Czech Republic and the Philippines as the world enters greater demand for connectivity.
For this reason, the event will include representatives of the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT), the IT & Business Process Association of the Philippines (IBPAP), and the Philippine IT sector to give updates on the current situation in the Philippines.