Many of the biggest technology players in the industry recently banded together in the name of innovation at the first annual Innovation Festival 2022 organized by Union Bank of the Philippines (UnionBank). The event took place on September 7 to 9 at the newly inaugurated UnionBank Innovation Campus (UBIC) in San Pedro City, Laguna.
The companies who supported the Bank as Platinum Sponsors were Huawei, Cloudera, Globe Business, TIM Corp., eCloudvalley, VMware, Questronix Corp., BlueVoyant, Palo Alto Networks, Integrated Computer Systems Inc., Via Appia PH, Twilio, and METACO.
Salesforce joined as a Gold Sponsor; while Pointwest, Converge ICT, PDAX, and Blancco participated as Silver Sponsors. Meanwhile, XLOG, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), Synetcom, and PLDT were tapped as Special Partners for the three-day event.
The said partners led informative and timely discussions on various issues and trends affecting the technology and tech-adjacent industries during the Innovation Festival. At the Sponsors’ Tent, they also welcomed guests who toured their respective booths, giving updates and freebies that attendees really enjoyed.
The wide range of topics presented included embracing a new era of customer understanding for financial services (Salesforce); DNS Security (Synetcom); the power of low code technology (Via Appia); tapping into new markets for assets (METACO); demystifying data mesh, data lakehouse and data fabric (Cloudera); enabling digital transformation (Twilio); data center security modernization (VMWare); business transformation through cloud technology (eCloudvalley); governance, compliance and shifting left through automation (Questronix); cloud technology (TIM Corp); open banking (Integrated Computer Systems); creating new frameworks on economic recovery amid the pandemic (Google) and the UBIC as a Smart Campus and how such accelerates digital transformation (Huawei).
Put together by UnionBank to celebrate Filipino ingenuity and talent, the UB Innovation Festival 2022 channeled the Bank’s belief that co-creation is an important driver of innovation. Allowing various teams and providers to collaborate and come up with solutions can help address the many pain points that Filipinos encounter in their day-to-day lives.
UnionBank is grateful to all those who contributed to the success of its Innovation Festival 2022. Around 3,000 people were estimated to have gathered during the three-day affair. The Bank is looking forward to next year’s edition of the festival.