Alliance of Tech Innovators for the Nation (ATIN), a multi-stakeholder coalition of tech industry players and advocates in the Philippines, seeks to harness the power of tech to promote inclusive growth and development.
Launched recently, ATIN hopes to fuse the efforts of the public and private sectors and maximize digitalization across industries. The group aims to participate in policymaking to ensure the growth of the digital economy.
“A collaborative effort between the public sector, business stakeholders, and small businesses will help to create a digital ecosystem that drives development, long-term employment, and inclusive growth in the country”, said Monchito Ibrahim, lead convenor of ATIN and former Undersecretary of the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT).
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ATIN has identified three actions that must be taken to improve the lives of everyday Filipinos in the digital economy:
1. enhance digital skills training and education
2. accelerate digital adoption and innovation
3. promote digital trade opportunities
David Almirol, undersecretary for E-Government at DICT supports the initiative. He was the founder and CEO of Multisys Technologies a software engineering solutions firm.
The group hopes to keep the conversation on innovations in the Philippines that will benefit businesses especially those that are in the e-commerce space.
“ATIN aims to contribute its expertise in the tech space to shape regulations and legislation for inclusive digital growth and development,” Ibrahim said.