The Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT), represented by Acting Secretary Emmanuel Rey R. Caintic, received the Snowflake “Data for Good” Award 2021 on April 21, 2022 at Shangri-La, The Fort, Manila. The Department was commended for the successful rollout of its VaxCert PH program.

Caintic shared how the DICT collaborated with Snowflake and Intellection to implement the government’s mass vaccination program using data cloud and analytics.

“I’m all for democratizing the use of analytics. Each department should have a good appreciation of what analytics they need. I believe that the Department Heads should appreciate and go towards data-driven decision-making that analytics can provide,” DICT Secretary Caintic said in the event.

Through the collaboration with Snowflake and Intellect, vaccine records from 10,926 sites (LGUs, hospitals, and vaccine sites) have been documented in the Snowflake Cloud Data Platform. Snowflake also reported that 18,000 files are transferred daily in near real time. In addition, a total of 35,000 users daily are recorded in the VaxCert PH website (vaxcert.ph) and 2,500 users in the Vaccine Administration System (VAS).

The awarding ceremony was held during the “Data for Breakfast” event sponsored by Snowflake Inc. in partnership with Intellection. Due to health protocols in light of the pandemic, the awarding ceremony was moved to this year.

Snowflake Inc. is a cloud computing–based data warehousing company that offers cloud-based data storage and analytics services, generally termed “data warehouse-as-a-service”.

Intellection is a local analytics firm dedicated to helping organizations make better business decisions through advanced analytics.