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Government initiatives towards digital transformation under President Rodrigo Roa Duterte’s administration will take centerpiece at the National ICT Summit 2018 on 21-22 June 2018 at the SMX Convention Center, SM Lanang, Davao City.

President Duterte himself will grace the occasion and address around 700 delegations of government executives, ICT practitioners, academics, and the private sector in this year’s NICT Summit with the theme “Empowering the Filipino through Digital Transformation.” Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio, meanwhile, will welcome the delegates to Davao City.

Also serving as the culminating event of the tenth year celebration of the National ICT Month, the two-day Summit is set to showcase various government ICT projects that provide efficient services to Filipinos. This year’s National ICT Month carries the theme: “Thrive Through Disruption: Inclusion, Empowerment, Sustainability.”

The Summit includes plenary sessions on e-Government Master Plan (eGMP), digital cities, cybersecurity, and data privacy, among others. Consumer protection and digital inclusion, meanwhile, will be the topics to be discussed during the parallel tracks.

The NICT Summit is organized by the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT), in partnership with the Chief Information Officers Forum, Inc. (CIOF) and the CIOF Foundation, Inc. (CIOFF).

 

About NICT Summit – The National ICT Summit is an annual avenue for information sharing, presentation and discussion of programs, initiatives, policies, innovative paradigms and solutions, and resolution of ICT issues and concerns.

ABOUT CIOF and CIOFF – The Chief Information Officers Forum, Inc. (CIOF) is composed of incumbent government ICT executives and managers that promote the use of ICT for eGovernance The CIOF Foundation, Inc. is composed of incumbent and past CIO and head of ICT departments and offices in the government. It provides the structure and mechanism to support the CIOF, the DICT, and other government and private institution in accelerating the development, use, and promotion of ICT in the government.

ABOUT DICT – Established in 2016 through the signing of Republic Act 10844, the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) is the primary policy, planning, coordinating, implementing, and administrative entity of the Executive Branch of the government that plans, develops, and promotes the national ICT development agenda.