DTI holds mo­bile apps Pitch Party

Daily Tribune (Philippines) - - WAR ON COVID -

Cu­rated con­tact trac­ing ap­pli­ca­tions will take cen­ter stage in an on­line Pitch Party stream­ing on 25 Septem­ber 2020 at 2:00 in the af­ter­noon via Zoom and Face­book Live.

The project is a joint en­deavor of the Depart­ment of Trade and In­dus­try (DTI), Depart­ment of Science and Tech­nol­ogy (DoST), Depart­ment of In­for­ma­tion and Com­mu­ni­ca­tions Tech­nol­ogy (DICT), Star­tupIs­landPH, The Com­pany, lo­cal gov­ern­ment unit of Du­maguete, Philip­pine Cham­ber of Com­merce and In­dus­try (PCCI)-Visayas, the var­i­ous Cham­bers in Re­gion 7 and the Ro­tary.

DTI R7 As­sis­tant Re­gional Di­rec­tor Maria Elena Ar­bon said that this we­bi­nar is the se­cond of three on­line events un­der DTI’s Ready to Re­cover (R2R) ban­ner.

The on­line Pitch Party, Ar­bon noted, brings to­gether pre­sen­ters of con­tact trac­ing ap­pli­ca­tions to de­liver a short and con­cise busi­ness pitch to de­scribe their com­pa­nies and their mo­bile ap­pli­ca­tions in a man­ner eas­ily un­der­stood by the gen­eral pub­lic, as well as cap­ture the at­ten­tion of the busi­ness com­mu­nity.

Con­tact trac­ing apps such as WeS­can, QRCity, Clear Pass, CoS­can, Radar, Keep­Safe, OpenGov, TapTrace, TMDC, ZTrace, Safe Pass, among oth­ers, are ex­pected to take part in the on­line event.

Ar­bon like­wise ex­pressed op­ti­mism the ini­tia­tive will also spur the growth of star­tups and help the startup ecosys­tem in Cen­tral Visayas to thrive as it will be a way to in­form busi­nesses and ed­u­cate the pub­lic on the tech­nol­ogy op­tions cur­rently avail­able.

“DTI is again en­cour­ag­ing busi­nesses to adopt more ef­fec­tive and safer tech so­lu­tions for health mon­i­tor­ing to re­place pen and pa­per,” she stated as she also pointed out the im­por­tance of com­mu­nity in­volve­ment to the pro­gram’s suc­cess.

Startup com­pa­nies and other en­ti­ties in­ter­ested to take part in the we­bi­nar may reg­is­ter at https://www.face­book.com/DTI. Re­gion7/posts/3110596892­383164.

The pub­lic may also watch the event via the fol­low­ing links: https://www.face­book.com/DTI.Re­gion7/ https://www.face­book.com/DOST.Re­gion7/ https://www.face­book.com/DICT­govph/

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