MATI, Davao Oriental -- In a bid to foster the development of the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) sector, the local government unit of Mati City has begun its initial steps in creating an ICT Council.
The first symposium on private-public partnership in ICT was held on October 31, 2019 at the Davao Oriental State University as a means to promote information technology and innovation in Mati City and its neighboring municipalities in Davao Oriental
Spearheaded by Mati Councilor Cheeno Miguel Almario, who is the city council ICT committee chairman, the symposium tackled the significance of creating an ICT Council that will serve as a hub and a platform in facilitating information exchange about local technical talents and technology resources and infrastructure Mati can offer to potential investors, private and public sectors and to the locals.
Almario signified full support to the creation of the proposed council as it will pave the way for the realization of Mati as a Smart City, creating a technology ecosystem that will make Mati competitive with other developed and big cities in the Philippines – a part of the 10-point agenda of the Mati LGU under the leadership of Mayor Michelle Rabat.
Second District Davao Oriental Representative Mayo Almario appreciated the inputs conveyed during the convention.
Participants coming from government and private offices, the academe, and other interested partners such as Tesda, DTI, DOST, DOrSU, BPI, Globe Telecom, Mati Resort Owners, Mati Chamber of Commerce, Christian Academy, Candor and IT students and faculty of DOrSU among others attended the event and expressed support to the initiative.
Don Almario, the keynote speaker, is currently the IT Governance Director in one of the big insurance companies in the US. He shared his experience and expertise in the different facets of Information Technology (IT), and how local resources and talents can be leveraged for Mati to be recognized as one of the technology solution providers for Philippine and international organizations. (PR)