METRO CLARK. No less than 22 high-profile speakers shall headline the 1st Luzon ICT Conference (LUZONCON 2016). The veritable who’s who in Philippine ICT shall converge upon Metro Clark and more specifically Angeles City on April 11 and 12, 2016 for the first ever Luzon ICT Conference.
Such an event is not set to happen again for Pampanga for at least a decade. Why so? Luzon is home to some 30 ICT Councils who are constantly vying to host such a prestigious event. Indeed, to play host to a Luzon-wide gathering of the best minds in ICT can propel a city (or a province’s) stature in the national albeit global ICT scene. Thus, the next Luzon summits will be moving from province to province, true to the vision of ushering global ICT investments into the countrysides as the next viable ICT investment destinations outside Metro Manila.
Metro Clark, a recognized Center of Excellence in ICT investments has undoubtedly led the race since its inception in 2009. Metro Clark ICT Council Executive Director, incorporator and founding father Ervyn Rivera proudly says: “Metro Clark has a profound and critical responsibility to support and advocate ICT development among its neighboring cities and provinces. 10 years ago, ICT was not even recognized as a “business” category. Today, it leads the Region in employment generation and is the standard in industrial relations. ICT is the present and the future. We should all embrace its presence and the vast opportunity it presents. Without a tinge of a doubt, ICT is the future of the Philippines. And we are proud to be at the very helm of this journey.”
We are all ICT, whether you are a student, studying Computer Programming, or an employee using E-mail daily, a parent Googleing a kitchen recipe, or just browsing through your friends’ Facebook timelines. We are all ICT. And we have a choice: to embrace this reality or to fall into the abyss of mediocrity and insignificance. The Philippines, whether we accept it or not, is among the ICT capitals of the world. We should all work to sustain and improve this status. This requires the whole nation’s concern and participation.
Bring ICT to the countrysides and you will bring the Philippines to the world.
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By: Celine Rivera