Pangasinan Digital Life ICT Congress 2011

The latest breakthroughs in information technology, the newest gadgets in the market, IT solutions and processes will be showcased in the five-day Pangasinan Digital Life ICT Congress 2011 set from Nov. 21 to 26.

The five-day day congress, to be held at the Pangasinan Training and Development Center here, is another brainchild of Governor Amado Espino Jr. which aims to position Pangasinan as the first digital province in Northern Luzon.

Vanjie Padilla, Social Media strategist and congress moderator, expects a huge number of participants, especially students and young professionals.

Padilla said the project will ground-break the province’s digital strategies that will commence in 2012, such as provision of Wi-Fi (wireless fidelity) in all towns, tele-medicine or online consultation, and online emergency response system.

The launching of the “Libreng Konsultasyong Legal sa Barangay” project will serve as one of the highlights of the Congress’ opening program, with PAO Regional Director for Regional Office 1 presenting the project synopsis.

With various topics to be tackled per day, Day 1 (November 21) set for high school students will deal on “technology and the government”. Day 2 (Nov. 22) will cater to college students enrolled in medical courses.

Day 3 (Nov. 23) is concentrated on “technology and the media;” while Day 4 (Nov. 24), entitled “Geek Girls and Guys Bootcamp” is for the web enthusiasts, like programmers, developers, and designers, among others.

Day 5 (Nov. 25), on the other hand, will be exclusively for the “technopreneurs” or the business sector with business and marketing thru social media as main topics.

Speakers of the Congress include Carlo Ople, Social Media manager of TV 5; JV Rufino, head of Inquirer Digital; Coy Caballes, Social Media manager of Globe Telecom; Vince Golangco, Video Online publisher; Col. Gilbert Sosa, CIDG officer; Leo Querubin, CEO of Media Gateway; Sonnie Santos, Cyber Wellness Advocate; Gary Viray, search engine master; Janet Toral, technopreneur; Jam Mayer, Virtual Events Maven; Jinky Umali, web developer and designer; Azrael Coladilla, blogger; Noemi Dado, emerging media blogger and citizen journalist; and Roy Aguila, Multiply Online Merchant.

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