Government and industry leaders from the Philippines and Singapore launched a movement on July 22, 2021, called ‘Digital Pilipinas: a Closer Look at the Philippine Sandbox’ which aimed at influencing change through technology and innovation on a local and global scale.

Digital Pilipinas, the movement, has a 12-point agenda to provide solutions to overcome challenges within the Philippine industry and economic ecosystem, and introduces a method to leverage on ICT-driven opportunities. The 12-point agenda covers FINTECH, GOVTECH, and REGTECH; PROPTECH; DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION; OVERSEAS FILIPINO BANKING; FUTURE OF MOBILITY; INSURETECH; E-COMMERCE; CYBERSECURITY; INTERNET OF ENERGY; FUTURE OF EDUCATION; DIGITAL CITIES; and GAMING.

Digital Pilipinas Convenor and GeiserMaclang Marketing Communications, Inc. Co-Founder Amor Maclang said during her welcome remarks, “Innovations are being spearheaded in the sandbox of Asia. We need to do more than just raise our innovation quotient as a country and as a people to remain competitive. More importantly, we need to demand a technology and innovation quotient from our future leaders.

The Digital Pilipinas movement is a multi-month series of events that will culminate on November 11-12, 2021, at the World FinTech Festival Philippines, which will bring together the country’s top tech leaders to share their insights on trends and how organizations can become stronger in the new normal.

Conferences, forums, and other initiatives addressing the 12-point agenda will take place over several months to support the movement and materialize the vision for a digitally empowered Philippines.