Youth Summit set to educate and empower students on the latest digital trends and innovations

Globe #StartNow Youth Summit

Globe gathers students on January 30, 2015 at UP Diliman to learn how digital innovations can be used to create positive change

The continuing rise in smartphone penetration in the Philippines has allowed more individuals to get a hold of their own device and eventually learn to adapt a digital lifestyle – from social networking sites to various apps for efficiency. One’s mobile experience has immensely improved with tasks such as booking movies, restaurant seats, and even hailing cabs now having its corresponding apps for convenience.

With this fast-paced evolution, the youth now have more power than ever in their fingertips. Knowing how to maximize, adapt and embrace it the right way is what Globe Telecom advocates through the #StartNow Youth Summit. Set to be a venue for learning, the Youth Summit aims to immerse students in the latest digital trends, innovations, and applications, and further open their creative minds to innovate for the development of their future. The Youth Summit also focuses to inspire students and equip them with the tools to contribute to the greater good.

Globe #StartNow Youth Summit will be on January 30, 2015 at the University Theatre, University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City. Open and free for all students, participants will be able to join various activities related to digital trends. One of the highlights is the plenary sessions headlined by select speakers specializing in different fields.

“Globe #StartNow Youth Summit allows us to go beyond products and services and give the youth a different perspective on how they can maximize the power of their digital life,” shares Globe Senior Vice President for Consumer Mobile Marketing Issa Cabreira. “Today’s youth and their adaptation of the digital lifestyle have empowered them more than any other generation in the past. And learning sessions such as this aims to help them realize that and use that power to create positive change.”

The forums carry the themes Level Up, Transform, and Digital Persuasive. Level Up focuses on how telecommunications companies contribute to the development of apps that in turn create business for others. Leading the session are Angelique Yap Co-Founder of the Philippines’ first mobile rewards program ZAP Group Inc. and Ron Baetiong Founder and CEO of PartyPhile Inc., a mobile access to the hottest parties and events around the metro. Yap and Baetiong both carry the experience of app development and go-to-market strategies for these types of new businesses.

Transform on the other hand will be led by and Rappler System Operations Head Rupert Ambil and TV host, author, and editor Bianca Gonzales-Intal, who will talk about being a responsible leader in the digital age and how to utilize tools that will allow the youth to make a positive contribution to the country. Ambil spearheads Rappler’s citizen journalism arm Move.PH that aims to engage communities that want to bring about change through intelligent conversations and stories that can influence and inspire others to move and spark change. Gonzales-Intal also has remained a significant voice on social media through her advocacies. She has also bagged several youth-oriented awards including the premiere social media excellence award-giving body, Tatt Awards.

Lastly, the Digital Persuasive session featuring acclaimed writer and film director Antonette Jadaone focuses on the power of social media in mobilizing and influencing the target market. Jadaone is recognized for her applauded movies such as That Thing Called Tadhana, and All You Need is Pagibig.

The youth summit is part of the brand’s #StartNow initiatives – encouraging the youth to share their innovative ideas on efforts they would like to jumpstart. With Globe GoSURF50 and its free access to digital content, one can find a new inspiration every day from the latest trending videos from YouTube, the best movie and TV titles on HOOQ, and all the newest hits on Spotify, for only P50 for three days.