Search
Close this search box.

We are creating some awesome events for you. Kindly bear with us.

Digital Business School Empowers SMEs in the Philippines

A multinational technology company has debuted its first-ever “Netpreneur” Training Programme in the Philippines with support from QBO Innovation Hub, the country’s​ first public-private partnership platform for local start-ups, and a regional venture capital firm’s Philippine Fund.

The “Netpreneur” Training Programme is designed to equip entrepreneurs and business leaders with tangible and actionable steps they can take to advance in the digital economy, based on the tech company’s entrepreneurship journey. It is part of the tech company’s wider initiative to promote inclusive development and empower entrepreneurs and businesses both large and small.

The tech company stated in reports that the acceleration of the digital economy because of the global pandemic is creating huge opportunities that may not be immediately recognisable. They are keen to demonstrate to small-medium enterprises (SMEs) and entrepreneurs how they can make full use of the digital ecosystem learnings and insights to spot and win these opportunities and to transform their businesses for long-term success in the digital economy.

The programme is designed as a combination of online and offline training modules. The online programme will be conducted via a series of virtual seminars, providing first-hand exposure to e-commerce and digital innovations, access to business leaders, as well as an opportunity to connect with like-minded, leading entrepreneurs in participants’ region, through exercises, interactive lectures, and dynamic discussions.

The sessions will cover China’s digital economic transformation, the tech company’s key learnings from its growth from a fledgeling start-up into a fully digital ecosystem, as well as practical advice to help businesses digitally transform their operations and confidently embrace global business opportunities. The programme will also host optional webinars focusing on industry trends and insights.

Participants who will join the online edition of the Philippine “Netpreneur” Training Programme will acquire:

  • An understanding of the development of the digital economy in China
  • Fundamentals of the role of new technology and digital economy in enabling national development
  • Key insights into the evolution of the tech company’s ecosystem including learnings and best practices through sharing sessions from its senior leaders
  • Insights into the most cutting-edge trends and practices in use within the growing digital economy in China
  • a deeper understanding of business frameworks and strategic patterns, and ways to create an environment to strengthen participants’ capacity to drive innovation and achieve greater results

Participants will be graded and quizzed every week, culminating in a final capstone assignment at the end of the programme. All participants who complete the course will be invited to join the tech company’s global initiatives community, where they will be able to receive access to additional content and activities post-programme such as webinars and newsletters.

Based on the outcome of the online participation and the assignments/project completions, outstanding performers will also be eligible to participate in offline immersion programmes at the company’s headquarters in Hangzhou, China once travel restrictions are lifted.

Meanwhile, the country’s innovation hub’s executive director said that the Philippines’ digital economy has been experiencing massive growth. Especially with the onset of the pandemic, digital transformation has become even more critical to the country’s economic resilience, recovery, and advancement. Small businesses, and especially innovative start-ups, play a key role and need further support. They added that they are thrilled to partner with the tech company as this initiative will empower local entrepreneurial talent and build a more dynamic start-up scene.

Experts say that access and exposure to operational best practices are vital for Filipino entrepreneurs to be competitive in a digital future. More importantly, the real value of this programme lies in how it highlights the role of leadership and vision in growing companies and communities.

PARTNER

Qlik’s vision is a data-literate world, where everyone can use data and analytics to improve decision-making and solve their most challenging problems. A private company, Qlik offers real-time data integration and analytics solutions, powered by Qlik Cloud, to close the gaps between data, insights and action. By transforming data into Active Intelligence, businesses can drive better decisions, improve revenue and profitability, and optimize customer relationships. Qlik serves more than 38,000 active customers in over 100 countries.

PARTNER

As a Titanium Black Partner of Dell Technologies, CTC Global Singapore boasts unparalleled access to resources.

Established in 1972, we bring 52 years of experience to the table, solidifying our position as a leading IT solutions provider in Singapore. With over 300 qualified IT professionals, we are dedicated to delivering integrated solutions that empower your organization in key areas such as Automation & AI, Cyber Security, App Modernization & Data Analytics, Enterprise Cloud Infrastructure, Workplace Modernization and Professional Services.

Renowned for our consulting expertise and delivering expert IT solutions, CTC Global Singapore has become the preferred IT outsourcing partner for businesses across Singapore.

PARTNER

Planview has one mission: to build the future of connected work. Our solutions enable organizations to connect the business from ideas to impact, empowering companies to accelerate the achievement of what matters most. Planview’s full spectrum of Portfolio Management and Work Management solutions creates an organizational focus on the strategic outcomes that matter and empowers teams to deliver their best work, no matter how they work. The comprehensive Planview platform and enterprise success model enables customers to deliver innovative, competitive products, services, and customer experiences. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, with locations around the world, Planview has more than 1,300 employees supporting 4,500 customers and 2.6 million users worldwide. For more information, visit www.planview.com.

SUPPORTING ORGANISATION

SIRIM is a premier industrial research and technology organisation in Malaysia, wholly-owned by the Minister​ of Finance Incorporated. With over forty years of experience and expertise, SIRIM is mandated as the machinery for research and technology development, and the national champion of quality. SIRIM has always played a major role in the development of the country’s private sector. By tapping into our expertise and knowledge base, we focus on developing new technologies and improvements in the manufacturing, technology and services sectors. We nurture Small Medium Enterprises (SME) growth with solutions for technology penetration and upgrading, making it an ideal technology partner for SMEs.

PARTNER

HashiCorp provides infrastructure automation software for multi-cloud environments, enabling enterprises to unlock a common cloud operating model to provision, secure, connect, and run any application on any infrastructure. HashiCorp tools allow organizations to deliver applications faster by helping enterprises transition from manual processes and ITIL practices to self-service automation and DevOps practices. 

PARTNER

IBM is a leading global hybrid cloud and AI, and consulting services provider, helping clients in more than 175 countries capitalize on insights from their data, streamline business processes, reduce costs and gain the competitive edge in their industries. Nearly 3,800 government and corporate entities in critical infrastructure areas such as financial services, telecommunications and healthcare rely on IBM’s hybrid cloud platform and Red Hat OpenShift to affect their digital transformations quickly, efficiently, and securely. IBM’s breakthrough innovations in AI, quantum computing, industry-specific cloud solutions and business services deliver open and flexible options to our clients. All of this is backed by IBM’s legendary commitment to trust, transparency, responsibility, inclusivity, and service. For more information, visit www.ibm.com