Globe Enterprise Innovation Forum primes PH enterprises for the future


On its 6th year, the most-awaited event for the enterprise community featured MIT executive director Hal Gregersen as keynote speaker to talk about disruption through innovation

Globe Telecom, through its corporate information and communications technology (ICT) arm Globe Business, gathered the country’s top business and enterprise leaders for a day of insightful learning, discussion, and sharing of best practices on how innovation can help sustain a corporation’s competitiveness and relevance in the digital age.

As one of the most awaited and exclusive business events of the year, the Enterprise Innovation Forum (EIF) brought together thought leaders and speakers from all over the world to instill the importance of innovation in leading businesses and industries.

The 6th EIF was held at the EDSA Shangri-la Hotel with the theme “Gearing up your business for the future”, focusing on how enterprises can drive competitiveness and relevance in the market by leveraging on new technologies in the age of globalization and digital revolution.

“Businesses today operate in a world that is in an ever-constant change. This change has affected enterprises in such a way that it has disrupted usual thought process and workflow. With the trend of how technologies evolve and become available, these changes in the business environment drive enterprises to transform their business models to remain relevant now and in the future,” shares Globe Senior Advisor for Enterprise and IT Enabled Services Group Mike Frausing.

One of the foremost authorities on building innovative leaders, MIT Leadership Center Executive Director Hal Gregersen served as the main keynote speaker of this year’s EIF discussing how companies can develop the skills necessary to move progressively from idea to impact through disruptive innovation.

Bill Chang, CEO of Singtel Group Enterprise that acquired global Managed Security Services (MSS) provider Trustwave, was also present at the Forum and spoke to heads of industries, Information technology professionals as well as key company officials on the importance of cybersecurity in the enterprise landscape and the need to stay one step ahead of the cyber threats.

Chang showcased how businesses can secure their data and network with Trustwave’s Managed Security Services (MSS), a comprehensive network security solution that ensures uninterrupted security protection against internal and external threats. MSS also encompasses a different suite of security capabilities such as managed firewalls, managed intrusion detection and prevention system (IDPS), managed anti-virus software, and managed web filtering which protects business critical IT and information assets against malicious network traffic.

John Wagner, Partner and Managing Director of the Boston Consulting Group, was also at the EIF to grace the CEO Breakfast Forum where CEOs of top local and multinational enterprises was in attendance. Wagner shared his insights on innovation and trends shaping the global enterprise landscape.

Previous installments of the EIF were headlined by globally-renowned speakers which include former Apple chief evangelist and best-selling author Guy Kawasaki, globally-recognized expert on innovation leadership Prof. Luke Williams, and a distinguished authority on customer-focused relationship management strategies Martha Rogers.