Media Release

KMC, Angat hold ‘IT Girls: Women in Tech’ event

  • KMC and brought together five of the top female entrepreneurs and pioneers in the technology sector to empower, encourage, and educate fellow women on how to impact their respective organizations on a larger scale.

KMC and envisioned a local labor force that is capable of performing beyond the standards of today. In line with that vision, both companies collaborated to create the “Hotspot.” This new undertaking is a series of pocket events that will help upskill Filipino tech enthusiasts and professionals, allowing them to hone their skills in an increasingly tech-driven workforce.

Prospective attendees will receive exclusive insights and advice from industry experts and updates on the latest tech trends while networking with peers, helping them forge stronger connections in the local tech landscape.

“We’re enthusiastic about helping professionals become more competitive, and I’m certain that future Hotspot events will become indispensable learning tools for local professionals,” said Riccardo Corsini, VP, Marketing, KMC.

The theme “IT Girls: Women in Tech” was chosen as the first of the Hotspot series.

Today, more and more female professionals have executive, senior management, and senior operations positions. Shawn Yao, a producer at Bloomberg TV Philippines, hosted Women in Tech and led the way for the rest of the presenters, talking about how women have always been competitive and that the digital age has given them more opportunities to grow and set themselves apart.

The first presenter was Ida Tiongson, president, Opal Portfolio Investments. Tiongson discussed in detail the state and future of the Finance Tech landscape. The second speaker was Anj Vera, CEO, Talentview, showcased the “evolution of work” and how much professionals and talent engagement has changed over the years, even using office space layouts as an example.

Shumate Royo, managing director for Devcon Ph, talked about how diverse technology is these days, discussing the cloud, artificial intelligence, and other groundbreaking advancements. The last speaker, Arianne David who co-founded (now Carousell) discussed the challenges of owning a startup and enumerated the first steps of the journey to scaling up.