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Globe aims to connect businesses in an ‘ecosystem of partnerships’ for a greater shared future

Return of the 2022 Corporate Innovation Forum Heralds the Company’s First On-Site Event Since the Pandemic

MANILA, Philippines — For the first time since the pandemic, leading digital solutions platform Globe hosted a face-to-face event, the flagship of Globe Business Business Innovation Forumwho highlighted how businesses should move forward and be connected to ecosystems towards a better normal.

The event, themed “Techography: Charting Our Greater Shared Future,” brought together more than 450 attendees at Shangri-La Fort in May, including industry experts, global corporate partners and business leaders.

Raymond Policarpio, vice president of product management and marketing at Globe Business, Enterprise Group, explained how the pandemic has “opened up a greater opportunity to help businesses exist in synergy in an ever-changing business landscape.”

“We can achieve greater things if we work together in ecosystems for the greater good of all, driven by constant collaborations,” Policarpio said, noting that business models can change and innovations must ultimately adapt.

Swan Sit, an international marketing expert, investor, speaker and advisor who served as keynote speaker, said so.

“If the pandemic has taught us anything, it’s that we need collaboration to get there together. A supply chain is a chain for a reason. There can’t be just one company doing the heavy lifting. Businesses cannot survive in this new world without collaboration,” she said.

“Techography’s name and mission is exactly what the world needs right now, which is to help businesses navigate technology on a global scale,” Sit added.

As such, Globe Business aims to equip companies with innovative tools giving them access to an ecosystem of partnerships, tools that will prepare them and their communities to switch quickly and seamlessly to a digital economy.

Developed in-house with the help of renowned technology partners, some of Globe Business’ technology solutions include:

  • Software-defined networks. Currently, there is equipment at both Globe and customer premises, with fiber in between. But now Globe adds a layer of software that can be controlled and managed by customers. Currently, they can’t see the internal parts of the network, but in the future, they will have visibility into the parts of the network that are relevant to their business.
  • Expansion and improvement of ICT products. Globe Business has three ICT companies that are growing at an accelerated rate due to high demand. They are: Cascadeo, a world-class managed cloud services company; Third Pillar, a systems and business integration firm; and Yondu, designed for software and application development. All of these companies are poised to provide software-based business solutions that enable enterprises to adopt technology ecosystems.
  • Build extensive cybersecurity facilities. Now more than ever, businesses and customers are more aware of protection, which is why Globe has invested in partnerships with major vendors to bring vastly improved cybersecurity to its customers, especially with the rise of agreements hybrid work.
  • Better services through higher bandwidth availability. In a bid to make internet connectivity available across the Philippines, Globe continues to roll out its 5G network, closing the first quarter of 2022 with 380 new builds.

“The Globe Group has brought together very advanced technical capabilities within the network, and at the center of all these developments are its partner companies and customers. We looked at their needs and built solutions from there,” Policarpio explained.

Whatever the stage of the digital transformation of companies, Globe Business will meet their needs.

So what does the future hold for businesses as they digitally transform? Policarpio replied, “Business leaders need to make sure they keep up with the changing times. We may hesitate to move forward, but it is much more precarious to be left behind. Opportunities await those who bravely take the leap to overcome a pre-pandemic mindset.

Globe supports the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, in particular SDG 9, which highlights the role of infrastructure and innovation as key drivers of economic growth and development. Globe is committed to the 10 principles of the United Nations Global Compact and the 10 United Nations SDGs.

Learn more about Globe Business at globe.com.ph/business/company.