March 25, 2014 Leave a comment
Twenty years ago, on March 29, 1994, the Philippines was first directly connected to the Internet.
Yes, it was 20 years ago that a Philippine educational network called PhilNet connected to the Internet, paving the way for the establishment commercial ISPs and the widespread use of the Internet in the Philippines today, including an entire digital industry.
To commemorate this occasion, a series of events have been organized to give focus to the historical event. The anniversary is called “20.PH.NET” which refers to the “20th Anniversary of Philippine Internet.”
Various groups and communities around the Philippines are encouraged to organize their own events commemorating the anniversary in order to spread awareness of the milestone and encourage reflection on the state of the Internet in the Philippines today and where it should be going.
SMART DevNet is contributing by organizing an event to be held on the afternoon of March 29 to be targeted at the developer and startup community. The event is called “20.PH.NET & Beyond” and will focus on the Internet trends of TODAY that point towards the FUTURE.
This will be held at the JUMP Experience Center at the 4th level of SM Megamall from 1-4 PM on March 29, 2014.
Somewhat modeled after TED Talks, the event will include talks on the future of technology by various internet companies. We have invited some our technology partners to give their view on the future of various industries that have benefited from the internet. These range from online real estate, cloud computing, data security, transportation systems, to operating systems.
The target audience is our developer community and tech enthusiasts in general.
The event will be free of charge but attendance will require registration via Eventbrite. (http://20PHNET.eventbrite.com)
See you there! #20PHNET
Program Details: 20PHNET & BEYOND
12:30 – 1:15
Jim Ayson (Smart DevNet)
John Dang (ZipMatch)
The Future of Online Realty Services: 1:30-1:50
Milo Pacamarra (Trend Micro)
The Future of Internet Security: 1:50-2:10
Markku Lepisto (Amazon Web Services)
The Future of Cloud: 2:10-2:30
Douglas Ma (Uber)
Technology and its Impact on Transportation: 2:30-2:50
Edison Tan (Microsoft)
The Future of Operating Systems: 2:50-3:10
Wrap-up, Refreshments, Networking: 3:10-4:00