Life (and work) in the time of Covid-19

This week has shown us a spike in the number of local cases of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) in Metro Manila, prompting President Rodrigo Duterte to cancel classes in all levels in the metropolis this week. Already, a lot of companies are implementing work from home arrangements, and utilizing available technology capabilities to minimize … Read moreLife (and work) in the time of Covid-19

Creating transformational leaders

They say it takes a village to raise a child. A critical part of this though is the school institution and the education system that would help build the foundation of values or the moral compass that will chart the path of a child’s future. The Benedictine education that the St. Scholastica’s College of Manila … Read moreCreating transformational leaders

Disaster preparedness needs more preparation

The Philippines gets on average about 20 tropical cyclones a year. This means that about 20 typhoons enter the Philippine area of responsibility annually. The country is also earthquake-prone and while we do experience quakes every day, most of these are not felt. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) reports that there are … Read moreDisaster preparedness needs more preparation

Strategy in the digital age

We engage a lot of companies, both local and otherwise, in helping them craft their strategy. Given the many changes happening in the market, both from traditional and digital, it is imperative that companies have the flexibility and agility to act (and react) so they can serve these changing buying and purchasing behaviors. To do … Read moreStrategy in the digital age

IR 4.0: The challenge of being myopic

I have written a number of articles relating to Industry 4.0 and how the Philippines can take advantage of this especially in certain industries where automation will be relevant. In particular, I shared the drivers of Industry 4.0 and also wrote about the readiness (if at all) of the country in terms of adopting technologies, … Read moreIR 4.0: The challenge of being myopic

A tale of two countries: PH and Vietnam

The rise of e-commerce in the country has disrupted many businesses, especially those in the brick-and-mortar space. It continues to do so, with Forever 21 as the latest casualty. More and more Filipinos go online to buy to address convenience and ease which many of us prefer to pay a premium. In the region, we … Read moreA tale of two countries: PH and Vietnam

The golden age of PH infrastructure

The Philippines is indeed in the golden age of its development. Never before have we seen massive initiatives across the entire country to build the infrastructure necessary to progress as a nation. Our DPWH (Department of Public Works and Highways) and DoTr (Department of Transportation) are both in high momentum given the all-out support coming … Read moreThe golden age of PH infrastructure

Digital transformation for SMEs

Digital disruption is coming for SMEs as highlighted in the recent article of Entrepreneur Media published last June. Through the survey conducted, three key areas are mentioned as critical action items for SME owners to look into. These are customer experience, processes and employee engagement. Last Saturday was the launch of Eagle Broadcasting Corporation’s Open … Read moreDigital transformation for SMEs

Drivers of Industry 4.0

Bangkok, Thailand: The country hosted last week ProPak Asia, deemed as the largest and biggest processing and packaging event in the region. The three-day international trade show covered several areas including food and beverage, pharmaceutical, printing, among other things. In fact, our very own DTI was also there to help promote the Philippine version of … Read moreDrivers of Industry 4.0