2nd Philippine Impact Sourcing Conference (PISCON)

Aiming to ensure the Filipino workforce is future-ready, the 2nd Philippine Impact Sourcing Conference (PISCON) will highlight various opportunities brought by the Rural Impact Sourcing program on May 3 and 4 at Waterfront Hotel, Cebu City.

With its theme “Bringing the Future of Work Opportunities to the Countryside Through Rural Impact Sourcing,” the second edition of PISCON will be a combination of celebrating the success stories of RIS, and sharing of plans for the program’s sustainability amidst the challenges brought by automation.

The two-day conference will present the challenges of the Future of Work, and how the RIS program poses opportunities to respond to those, evident on many success stories to be shared by MSME owners and LGU partners. The 2017 RIS technical training scholars will also share the spotlight as they will share their respective journeys as online freelancers and rural BPO owners.

An initiative of the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT), RIS is a technical training program that promotes ICT-enabled jobs as a high value economic activity in rural communities which are not yet ready to host Information Technology – Business Process Management (IT-BPM) operations.

“Rural Impact Sourcing equips Filipinos with the skills they need in the future, and ensures that ICT serves as a catalyst for continuous job creation regardless of where they are located and their social status,” shares DICT Undersecretary Monchito B. Ibrahim, who will deliver the 2017 report of the RIS program in the event.

Topics on trends in online freelancing industry, freelancers training, and professionalizing RIS ecosystem will also be discussed, among others, in the conference.

PISCON is organized by the DICT, in partnership with the National ICT Confederation of the Philippines (NICP) and the Digital Career Advocates of the Philippines (DCAP).

About DICT – The Department of Information and Communications Technology is the Philippine Government’s lead agency on ICT related matters. Its primary thrusts are in the ICT Industry Development, eGovernment, ICT policy development, Internet for all and Cybersecurity.

About NICP – NICP is an organization which continues to be the champion in providing the direction for the ICT industry in the countryside, and is committed to continue to strengthen and nurture its ICT Councils as they seek to develop their business ecosystems to become attractive to potential ICT investment/locators and encourage local IT-BPM entrepreneurs.

About DCAP – DCAP is an association established to promote the growth of the Online Outsourcing Industry and advocate for the welfare of online workers in the Philippines.