The Government- Academe- Industry Network (GAIN) will be holding its 2nd National Convention with the theme: “The 4th Industrial Revolution: Preparing The Philippines for the Jobs of the Future” on February 8, 2019, at the Dusit Thani Hotel, Makati City, Metro Manila.  Red Cloud Interactive will be one of its official media partners.

2nd GAIN National Convention

What is the 2nd GAIN Convention?

The Government-Academe-Industry Network (GAIN) is a synergy of initiative and the collaboration of leaders in government, education, and businesses to ensure the global competitiveness of the Philippine graduates and workforce, especially in the fields of discipline that require
compliance with international standards.

The 1st GAIN National Convention held last February 2018 was a sold-out success with over 350 attendees from the largest government, academic, and industry institutions, highlighting the importance of setting standards for English Proficiency in the Philippines to retain the country’s global competitiveness.

This year, the National Convention will focus on how Artificial Intelligence and Technological Innovations affect our country’s future as it reshapes the landscape of business and education, highlighting the need to identify and develop processes to adapt to digital trends and promote re-skilling to stay relevant in the digital era.

Conference Topics

There will be 10 Sessions for the 2nd Gain Convention as follows:

Session 1: Jobs of the Future
Speaker: Christopher Monterola, PhD. – Professor Department of Analytics, Information, and Operations Head, School of Innovation, Technology, and Entrepreneurship for the Asian Institute of Management

Session 2: AI Friend or Foe: Are the Philippine Graduates Ready?
Speaker: Mr. Joey Gurango, Founder and Chairman of Gurango Software

Session 3: Accenture’s Innovation Labs
Speaker: Ms. Ambe Tierro, Senior Managing Director – Global Artificial Intelligence Capability

Session 4: Panel Discussion – Ensuring a Globally Competitive Workforce

  • Dr. Nilo Rosas – President of New Era University
  • Mr. Gerry Sanvictores – Chairman and President of Quantum Group Philippines
  • Dr. Raymundo Arcega – President of ALCUCOA / Executive Vice President of University of Makati

Session 5: ASEAN Qualification Reference Framework: Promoting and Encouraging Education and Learner Mobility
Speaker: Hon. Irene M. Isaac* – Former Director General, Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA)

Session 6: Philippine Qualifications Framework: How do we compare to other countries?
Speaker: Dr. Conrado Inigo – Chairman of PACUCOA/VPAA of LPU Manila

Session 7: Fireside Chat on Turbocharging the Philippine Qualifications Framework

  • Hon. Rosanna A. Urdaneta* – Deputy Director General for Policies and Planning , TESDA
  • Dr. Conrado Inigo – Chairman of PACUCOA/VPAA of LPU Manila
  • Dr. Reynaldo Vea – President of Mapua University*

Session 8: Fostering the Best Talents through IBM Pathways in Technology Early College High Schools (P-TECH)
Speaker: Ms. Agnes Africa – Country Manager, Marketing & Communications, Corporate Citizenship & Corporate Affairs at IBM Philippines, Inc.

Session 9: The Start-up Economy: Using Technology for Inclusive Growth
Speaker: Ms. Dianne Eustaqio, Managing Director, Ideaspace

Session 10: Best of the Best in Robotics: Inspiring the Youth to Compete Globally
Speaker: Ms. Mylene Abiva, Ambassador of World Robot Olympiad/President of FELTA Multimedia Inc.

How to Join the 2nd GAIN Convention

If you are interested to be part of the 2nd GAIN Convention or want to know more you can contact them at the following:

  • Office Address: Government – Academe Industry Inc., Unit 2504, 25th Floor, AXA Life Centre, Sen. Gil Puyat Ave., Makati City, Metro Manila. Philippines 1227
  • Telephone Number/s: (02) 895 – 9944 | (02) 896 – 5808
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