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Globe Business “Mindhive” Innovation Series Accelerates the Digital Transformation of PH Enterprises
After an exhilarating two weeks of bringing ideas that drive innovation and digital transformation to life, three teams emerged as winners in Globe Business’ inaugural collaborative innovation series. This event showcased how enterprises can take a leap in their digital journey with Globe.
The immersive event called “Mindhive: The 2023 Innovation Series” kicked off on June 9 at The Globe Tower in Taguig City, bringing together companies from the banking, insurance, healthcare, industrial, hospitality, and education sectors to collaborate and revolutionize their respective digital transformation programs.
Navigating the Complexity of Digital Transformation
The accelerated technological advancements due to recent global events are prompting businesses to prioritize their digital transformation plans. This shift towards digitalization is an important step to keep up with today’s fast-changing market demands.
However, the switch to digital systems is not a simple move. Due to rapid technological advancement, businesses must navigate through a plethora of options to find the most suitable digital solutions that align with their unique needs while also being scalable and future-proof.
Furthermore, the digital transformation journey necessitates collaboration beyond the IT department. Since the objective of this process is to simplify operations for the entire company, it is essential for every department in an organization to collaborate in finding ways to leverage technological advancements to optimize business processes and drive efficiency.
Recognizing the complexity of the digital transformation journey, Globe Business, a trusted partner for ICT solutions, continues to offer specialized solutions that are designed to suit the distinct requirements of its clients. By offering comprehensive solutions that cater to a diverse range of needs, Globe Business helps facilitate and streamline the digital transformation journey of businesses.
Mindhive is a testament to Globe’s commitment to helping transform businesses. “We are all going through a massive digital transformation journey, so we have to be adaptive and agile to stay competitive and relevant,” said KD Dizon, Head of Globe Business. “At Globe Business, we want to continue to be a reliable business partner that gives you special attention and guidance in whatever stage of your journey to digitization. We hope that Mindhive can help catapult your ideas into reality.”
With the goal of creating a robust internal ecosystem, Mindhive brought together representatives from different departments of the participating companies to the event. Each worked together to collaborate, discuss, and conceptualize digital transformation ideas.
The Journey Towards Turning Ideas Into Reality
On the first day of the innovation series, the Mindhive Innovators went through learning sessions that exposed them to key concepts and specific technical knowledge needed to turn ideas into reality and secure financing successfully.
Guest speaker Glenn Estrella, 917 Ventures Head of Ideation and Acceleration, helped participants navigate the process of effective problem identification and solving business by challenging them to step back and put themselves in their customers' shoes. Artie Lopez, Co-founder and startup coach of Brainspark Philippines, provided valuable insights and guidelines on the effective pitching of ideas and concepts.
Additionally, Walter Ricarte, Head of Financial Business Advisory and Operations at Globe Telecom, Bea Torres, and Marji Del Rosario, Finance Advisory Managers of Globe Telecom, shared expert advice on building a compelling business case to secure budget approval - especially for ICT-related projects.
While brainstorming for their company’s digital transformation ideas, the Mindhive Innovators were also encouraged to proactively identify and mitigate potential risks. John Christian Gregorio, Head of Strategic Risk Management for Globe, demonstrated an effective strategy to incorporate risk management into plans.
The event also enlightened participants on how technology can address their business and operational needs and how Globe Business can become a reliable partner in their transformation through its suite of digital solutions and services under the technology learning pillar.
The workshop served as a platform for Mindhive Innovators to gain comprehensive knowledge and insights into the process of creating their digital transformation concepts specifically tailored for the innovation series event.
Winners Awarded ICT Grants for digital transformation Ideas
To cap off the series, the Mindhive Innovators, presented their ideas to a panel of judges, which included Mikey Garrovillo, 917 Ventures Head of Product, Technology and Data; Marjorie Ramos, Vice President for Financial Business Advisory; Engr. Gerhard Tan, Director for Network Strategy and Technology Enablement of Globe, and Janis Racpan, Head of Globe Business Segment Marketing.
PHOTO CAPTION: The winning team, ZMG Ward Howell, poses with their trophy and ICT grant certificate.
At the conclusion of the event on June 23, ZMG Ward Howell, Malayan Insurance, and Global Dominion Financing Inc. emerged as winners out of the 9 groups who participated. This is thanks to their winning ideas that were thorough in addressing the digital transformation hurdles facing their company and their brilliant plans to use technology to help them stay competitive in their respective Industries. Each took home a well-deserved ICT grant to kickstart their concepts and solidify their ideas into reality.
The winner of the gold award, ZMG Ward Howell, expressed their joy and gratefulness for participating in the historic event for Globe Business. “It was a remarkable experience, to say the least. Being given the opportunity to learn firsthand, from the experts of digital transformation, a formulaic approach towards innovation, and then being able to apply these lessons in a practical business case has been invaluable to our team and firm,” said Ray Hicks, Associate Director of the Banking and FinTech Practice, ZMG Ward Howell. “We would like to extend sincere gratitude to Globe for letting us take part in this unforgettable competition and give a special shoutout to my teammates: Jimmy de Leon, Mighty Cruz, Raymond Ribaya, and Lewis Ramos for bringing home the championship!”