Held from November 9 to 11, 2018, the CXO Innovation Summit was staged at the luxurious Shangri-La’s Mactan Resort and Spa in Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu. Prominent distributor of up-to-date gadgets and devices MSI-ECS spearheaded the three-day event, which gathered the finest key players in technology, cybersecurity, and business enterprise.
Attendees were comprised of executives from MSI-ECS headed by its very own President and CEO Mr. Jimmy Go, local and foreign delegates, and selected members of the press. While exhibitors, sponsors, presenters, and speakers were from among the leading global tech industries – Aruba, Cisco, Dell EMC, Fortinet, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Hitachi Vantara, Hortonworks, Huawei, IBM, Juniper, Lenovo Data Center Group, Micro Focus, Microsoft, Oracle, Pivotal, Schneider Electric, Trend Micro, and VMWare.
With the theme “Into the Next Wave of Digital Transformation,” the CXO Innovation Summit 2018 had the goal of promulgating ways on how to adapt to digitalization and technological innovation as these are becoming rampant in this fast-paced modern world.
The topics primarily focused on Artificial Intelligence, Blockchains, Cloud Infrastructure, Crypto-Currency Malware, Data Center, Internet of Things, Machine Learning, Network Security, Smart Cities, and a whole lot more.
Jay Tuseth, Chief Strategy Officer of Dell EMC Asia Pacific Japan, on transforming the workforce using highly advanced technologies
Speakers and presenters who happen to be solution experts and tech evangelists had deciphered ways and imparted cutting-edge security solutions that would move workloads and leverage data into more useful information. They also put emphasis on the involvement of state-of-the-art technologies, intelligent machines, and advanced analytics, which transpire as crucial resolutions.
In 2020, a predicted 20 billion devices will be hooked to the Internet of Things (IoT), the network of physical devices and objects that employ sensors and application protocol interface (API), which enable them to connect, collect and exchange data over the Internet. That stated, digitalization and technological innovation have greatly affected not only the corporate leaders, namely Chief Technology Officers (CTOs), Chief Information Officers (CIOs), and Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs), but all individuals in general.
As digitalization and technological innovation are becoming more and more visible with every day that progresses, the role of corporate leaders and individuals adjusts along with the challenges and threats brought about by digital transformation. Their task is no longer limited to planning and execution, but expands to monitoring ICT expenses, controlling cost, and capitalizing on data.
Along with digital transformation are obstacles that continue to arise. Cybersecurtiy attacks are underway, but efficient preventive measures are still on hand. Customer security responsibility is an absolute must here. To endure shortfalls, workers must be trained about cybersecurity while businesses must transform their security posture to prevent massive breaches and acquire advanced strategies that would generate full visibility on all devices and networks, as well as rapid responses to likely threats.
ICT transformation enables digital transformation. Thus, breakthrough innovation is necessitated in order to deliver utmost performance, continuous progress, and at the same time resolute security.
The summit was basically a reminder of how things are accelerating in the ICT industry. And the only way to survive is to grow with innovation. Being a process-driven phenomenon, change is inevitable and so is digital transformation. For anyone not to be left behind, a series of know-hows must be greatly considered. Apparently, whoever moves the fastest will have the most advantage. As innovation keeps on progressing, and so must every individual, worker, and business.