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Wedding Gallery at Robinsons Galleria Cebu

The road to saying the sweetest “I Do” in your life is one that any couple have to be ready for. It is not just a simple decision, but something that needs a lot of preparations.

Luckily, for those who are currently working hard for their dream weddings to come true, Robinsons Galleria Cebu is holding a Wedding Gallery this February 13 to 15 — while all the love from Valentine’s Day is still in the air.

From gowns and tuxedos, reception venues, photography and videography services, down to wedding cakes, the Wedding Gallery has it all for soon to be married couples.

According to Joanna Salazar, Group Marcomm Manager of Robinsons Land Corp., they chose to hold the Wedding Gallery on February in time for Valentine’s Day.

“It is the perfect time to celebrate the culmination of love this love month,” she said.

Wedding suppliers at the exhibit include Bernardo Flores, Carlo Abaquita, CDI Designs, City Cakes Cebu, Danny Boom, Dino Lloren Edward, James Castro, Edwin Alba, Forever Young Spa, GAC Wedding Errands, Helium Hearts, JF Touch by Janna Fernando, Lane of Cakes, and Macaron 5.

March Tan-Geson, Michel’s Wine, MW Studios Photography and Media Services, Onesimus, Protacio, Providore, Rei Escario, Ren Manabat, Robinsons Department Store, Summit Galleria Cebu, Valerie Alvez, Wendell Quisido, and Yoko Sato complete the wedding exhibit which is held at the Atrium of Robinsons Galleria Cebu.

While most wedding exhibits usually always highlight wedding gowns in a fashion show, the Wedding Gallery is doing things differently.

Instead, there will be a Groom’s Fashion Show on February 15 at 4 P.M. in the Robinsons Galleria Cebu Atrium.

Designs by the like of Edwin Alba, Danny Booc, Rei Escario, Bernardo Flores, Marichu Tan-Geson, Dino Lloren, Onesimus, Protacio, and Wendell Quisido will be feature during the Groom’s Fashion Show.

Make your Life More Vibrant with the SAMSUNG Galaxy J2 Pro

How you can make your life more vibrant with the SAMSUNG Galaxy J2 Pro

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Adding a touch of vibrancy in your life may sound like a difficult task to achieve – especially when you’re living in a world where everything is fast-paced. But looking at it closely, simply adding color to the world you surround yourself in can help you add vibrancy in your own personality as well! The Samsung Galaxy J2 Pro, with its superior display, allows you to see life in full color with its screen that lets you watch your favorite videos in a vibrant and strikingly clear quality. For you to maximize the way you enjoy your Galaxy J2 Pro, here are five more ways you can add more touches of color to your life!

1. Live by your favorite sayings

Allowing yourself to be inspired by your favorite poetry or short quotes also allows for more positivity in your life. Browsing through inspirational websites, binge-reading motivational books, or even just exchanging stories with your favorite people will help you seize each moment and make it worth-capturing!

2. Eat happy and healthy food

Filling yourself with color – literally – will also affect your mood and energize you throughout each day. Eat food that your body will thank you for, and let it prep you for each day ahead. Plus, colorful food looks Instagram-worthy too!

3. Bring color around you

Allow yourself to be an inspiration to others by bringing color to your surroundings as well. Simply keeping a positive attitude and wearing clothes that are splashed with happy shades can already do so much to brighten someone else’s day!

4. Celebrate art

Discover various artworks that portray different messages through bright hues, which you can find in the most accessible of places such as your local park or at a nearby café. Just make sure to bring your Galaxy J2 Pro with you so you can capture everything and view it all in vibrant colors!

5. Indulge yourself with clear and colorful visuals

Lastly, make sure to use your Galaxy J2 Pro in watching all types of videos – from TV series, to films, to cooking tutorials, to inspirational videos, to workout lessons, and more – in awesome quality. It’s equipped with an HD Super AMOLED Display that showcases vivid TV-like colors and deeper contrasts right before your very eyes, ensuring that each viewing experience is one that you’ll never forget!

The Samsung Galaxy J2 Pro is now available in the Philippines for PHP 7,490. To know more, you can visit the Samsung Galaxy Studio located at Bonifacio Global City, Taguig or visit our websites, facebook.com/SamsungPH or log on to samsung.com/ph .

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About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. inspires the world and shapes the future with transformative ideas and technologies. The company is redefining the worlds of TVs, smartphones, wearable devices, tablets, digital appliances, network systems, and memory, system LSI, foundry and LED solutions. For the latest news, please visit the Samsung Newsroom at http://news.samsung.com/.

 

Globe, DQ Institute, DepEd collaborate to nurture digital intelligence in public schools

 

Globe Telecom, in partnership with the DQ Institute and the Department of Education, are leading the way in nurturing digital intelligence in the country. With more and more Filipino having access to the internet and smartphones, there is a growing need for discerning online citizens nationwide.

The commitment of Globe, the DQ Institute, and DepEd includes measurement of the digital intelligence quotient (DQ) of our youth through pilot surveys in public schools around the country. The study will serve as a benchmark to nurture and improve our digital intelligence as a nation.

In conjunction with the research, Globe continues its push for increased digital literacy and online responsibility in schools through two key programs. Through the Global Filipino Schools (GFS) Program, every DepEd division in the country is provided a teacher training hub to bring 21st century learning in public schools through technology. The program equips one showcase school per division with free internet connectivity, mobile ICT equipment for learning, and teacher training on ICT integration in the classroom. Currently, there are 143 GFS learning institutions in 15 out of 18 regions around the country. Next year, Globe aims to bring the GFS Program to all 18 divisions.

The showcase schools, in turn, train teachers in neighboring schools on 21st century learning approaches through technology. Also, through the company’s Digital Thumbprint Program (DTP), students and teachers are provided free workshops on responsible digital citizenship. Workshops cover principles on online safety and security, online etiquette and responsibility, online leadership and empowerment, and how to identify false information from credible information online.

As part of the partnership, Globe will be undertaking a DQ test in 12 schools under the telco’s GFS program. The test is part of a national study to determine and measure the digital intelligence of kids in public schools in the Philippines. DQ is defined as the sum of technical, mental and social competencies essential to digital life. It encompasses the skills and values that are needed to thrive as responsible netizens to answer the demands of the digital era. These skills empower citizens to have ethical and responsible use of technology, an attribute that marks the leaders of tomorrow.

Globe thus becomes the first telco in the Philippines to help conduct this test that will gauge the DQ of the public education sector. Upon completion, the results of the survey will be used as benchmark of cyber-risk exposure and digital citizenship level of students in the Philippines. This will provide Globe first-hand data to help it further improve the area of digital learning among GFS school members through its DTP. It can also provide the opportunity to discover new ways or modules for learning.

The national study is part of an international DQ Study, the preliminary results of which shall be presented during the 2018 World Economic Forum to be held in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland.

The study is derived from DQ World.net (https://www.dqworld.net), an online education platform that teaches Digital Citizenship Skills to kids aged 8 to 12 in order to empower them to become discerning digital citizens. DQ World was developed by the DQ Institute, an international think-tank committed to improving digital education, culture and innovation through cross-sector collaborations, global dialog and big data research. It is a spin-off group from Nanyang Technological University in Singapore and Infollution Zero in South Korea, formed as a coalition in collaboration with the World Economic Forum.

“Globe Telecom is supporting DQ Institute in determining the digital intelligence quotient of the Philippines through the multinational DQ Study. This enables us to create new learning techniques to elevate the learning experience of children in the Philippines. Through our Global Filipino Schools, we will be able to help more students adopt to the new digital environment and help shape the future leaders in our country,” said Globe Senior Vice President for Corporate Communications Yoly Crisanto.

“We strongly believe that the cultivation of digital intelligence will help lead children of today to become not only capable citizens in, but also passionate and innovative leaders of, tomorrow’s digital economy. We’re glad to bring the Study to the Philippines and we invite all government and ICT leaders here to partner with us to bring award-winning digital intelligence education to primary school students,” says Dr Yuhyun Park, founder of the DQ Institute.

There are eight core DQ citizenship skills that children must be equipped with:

  • Digital Citizen Identity, which is the ability to build and manage a healthy congruent identity both online and offline with integrity.
  • Screen Time Management, which helps kids manage their time in front of the screen—multitasking and engaging in online games and social media with appropriate self-control.
  • Cyber Bullying Management, which is the ability to detect cyberbullying situations and handle them wisely.
  • Cyber Security Management, which is the process of protecting sensitive data through the creation of strong passwords and managing various cyberattacks.
  • Privacy Management, which is the ability to handle with discretion all personal information shared online for full protection of one’s and others’ privacy.
  • Critical Thinking, which is the ability to distinguish between true and false information, good and harmful content, and trustworthy and questionable contacts online.
  • Digital Footprint Management, which is about learning and understanding the nature of digital footprints and their real-life consequences and how to manage them responsibly.
  • Digital Empathy, which is being empathetic to the needs and feelings of the kids, as well as that of other users, online.

 

GMovies: Changing Film Experience through Data and Convenience

GMovies, a product developed and enabled by Globe Telecom, is changing the very nature of the film going experience. By providing movie buffs a chance to purchase tickets even before the premiere date, GMovies is bringing convenience, embodying their tagline for customers to “Get Inside, Not in Line.”

GMovies is the only movie ticketing platform in the Philippines that aggregates more than 100 cinemas nationwide while including capabilities that elevate the ticket purchasing experience — from advanced booking and automated movie alerts about showing schedules, to seat reservation, preferred cinema selection and multiple payment options.

It has forged strong partnerships with some of the malls chains in the country, such as Ayala Malls Cinemas, SM Cinemas and Robinsons Movieworld, in order to provide another avenue for their consumers.

GMovies

“GMovies was designed to address the pain points of the Filipino moviegoers,” said Ernest Cu, Globe President and Chief Executive Officer. “We love going to the movies and it has become part of our culture to visit the cinema several times during the month. Our goal was always to make it easier for them, to elevate the experience, to allow them to focus on what matters: the movie and their enjoyment.”

However, having the best platform is only one part of the equation. It is important to reach the audience in the most efficient way possible. This is where data and an effective digital strategy comes in.

“The movie watching habits of Filipinos vary,” said Glenn Estrella, Senior Vice President of Globe Digital Ventures, the business unit that manages the platform. “Some base their selections on the genre, some on the influence of their friends, and some on when it’s convenient. There’s even a growing population that just wants to be the first to watch for fear of spoilers. You can’t just create blanket ads and hope that it reaches the right people. You have to be smart. You have to be precise. You have to make each impression count.”

This is where the power of data insighting and smart social media targeting comes in. Utilizing transaction history, social media behavior, and Facebook’s powerful ads manager, GMovies has been constantly reaching its desired audience: Genre-based, mobile agile consumers who value convenience and efficiency brought on about digital transformation.

The results from these Facebook ads have been nothing short of impressive as GMovies saw an increase in reach and engagement and a reduction in marketing spend. The impact on sales is also undeniable as advance booking numbers grew more than 59 times than what it was in previous years.

“The Philippine consumer landscape is complex, and competition is tough,” says John Rubio, Country Director for Facebook Philippines. “But with Facebook for Business, we help companies spend their marketing dollars more efficiently by reaching the right customers at the right time and place. We’re happy that GMovies can deploy a more sophisticated strategy using our platform, and we’re even happier that they are changing the movie watching habits of the Filipino.”

With its suite of features and its solid strategy, it looks like the long lines at the cinema will be a thing of the past.

GMovies is available on Google Play and the App Store. Users can also purchase through the GMovies website and through GCash.

Manage your Life with Taiwan Excellence Products

Nowadays, a lot of people find themselves searching for work-life balance. With demands from work, work-life balance appears to be an impossible feat, especially in today’s fast-paced lifestyle.

Stop stressing and start achieving work-life balance with Taiwan’s best brands that bear the Taiwan Excellence seal, assuring customers of the products’ superior quality. A perfect slice of work-life balance can be possible with the following tips and Taiwan Excellence’s sports and leisure products.

Develop daily positive habits

Commuting consumes a large chunk of one’s daily life. Why not schedule a “bike day” going to work? Take the versatile Link B7 from Tern for a fun and different urban transport. It would cut commute time while simultaneously adding minutes to one’s daily workout. The Link B7 can make your travel more convenient as it folds compactly in 10 seconds and has adjustable handlepost to find the right height ride.

Breathe

It’s difficult to navigate the high demands of one’s career. Work can get so challenging and may lead to anxiety and stress. Avoid this by finding an alone time to regroup one’s thoughts and reenergize for the next tasks. Reflecting, however, is not limited to finding a quiet room. Try clearing one’s mind using Johnson’s Adventure 5 treadmill. A good reflection over a productive work-out session can be a rewarding treat after a long day.

Try new leisure activities

It’s no fun being stuck in a routine of work-sleep-eat-work. Start simple and try to look for new leisure activities. People who prefer more outdoor activities can commit to swimming classes during the weekends. Before diving into this new activity, make sure to get the must-have items, such as sunblock, comfortable swimwear, and goggles like the waterproof Vision & Vision Jr. goggles that have quality optic lens and multi-colored frame.

Get Moving

Being static makes the body accumulate pent up energy. Let that energy loose by working out. With many available work-out equipment in the market, one can easily perform a do-it-yourself work-out at home. For instance, Ucheer offers compact and portable kinetic energy dumbbell that combines muscle training and body kinetic energy. Those interested in weightlifting can check Victory’s 5-kilogram bumper plate, which combines durable rubber and plastic in its design for a quality and convenient work-out. Products like these can help maintaining personal health, which should be the priority to the modern generation.

Take responsibility for your own decisions

You are responsible for your own self. So when it comes to making smart decisions, remember to be always guided. Like a trusted friend, Taiwan Excellence-accredited products aim to enhance the quality of living. Choosing from its variety of sport and leisure products can help in being a step closer to getting a work-life balance.

For more information on Taiwan Excellence accredited products, you can visit http://www.taitra.org.tw/ or like Taiwan Excellence on Facebook.

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About Taiwan Excellence

The symbol of Taiwan Excellence honors Taiwan’s most innovative products that provide tremendous value to users worldwide. All products carrying this symbol have been selected for specific Taiwan Excellence Awards based on their excellence in design, quality, marketing, Taiwanese R&D and manufacturing. Initiated by the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA), R.O.C. in 1992, the symbol of Taiwan Excellence is recognized by 100 countries.

Organized by Bureau of Foreign Trade (BOFT), MOEA

The Bureau of Foreign Trade (BOFT) under the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA), R.O.C. is responsible for implementing policies and regulations governing foreign trade and economic cooperation. Established in January 1969, the BOFT’s role and position have been adjusted regularly to meet the needs of the ever changing international economic and trade environments. The BOFT has been guiding and working with the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) in numerous promotional trade projects and activities both internationally and domestically. Having worked closely with TAITRA for many decades, the BOFT continues to commission TAITRA for various critical government projects relating to business, trade and investment, while promoting Taiwan internationally.

Implemented by Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA)

Founded in 1970 to help promote foreign trade, the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) is the foremost non-profit, semi-governmental trade promotion organization in Taiwan. Jointly sponsored by the government, industry associations, and several commercial organizations, TAITRA assists Taiwanese businesses and manufacturers with reinforcing their international competitiveness and in coping with the challenges they face in foreign markets. TAITRA boasts a well-coordinated trade promotion and information network of over 1,200 international marketing specialists stationed throughout its Taipei headquarters and 50 overseas offices worldwide. Together with its sister organizations, the Taiwan Trade Center (TTC) and the Taipei World Trade Center (TWTC), TAITRA has created a wealth of trade opportunities through effective promotion strategies.

Robinsons Galleria Cebu Complex: A Complete Experience

The whole Robinsons Galleria Cebu Complex is already shaping up to be the vibrant mixed-use development it has been envisioned to become.

The shopping mall, Robinsons Galleria Cebu, is already in full swing with a 92-percent tenant occupancy, while the Summit Galleria Hotel has been serving local and foreign guests alike with its 220 tastefully done up hotel rooms.

The entire Complex sits on a 4.6-hectare lot which is designed to be Cebu’s next landmark lifestyle destination by Robinsons Land Corp. (RLC). Aside from the hotel and the mall, which is the centrepiece of the development, the Complex will also house the Galleria Residences and the BPO office building.

“All these come together in a refreshing, cosmopolitan yet laidback environment, seamlessly connected. Offerings are custom-curated, locally relevant concepts from popular homegrown and regional brands to national and international classics,” said Floramie Adolfo, Senior Regional Operations Manager – Cebu & Eastern Visayas of RLC.

The four-level Robinsons Galleria Cebu is a full-service mall with over 300 tenants. It also has six cinemas equipped with Dolby Atmos.

Aside from its hotel rooms, Summit Galleria Hotels also has a grand ballroom that can accommodate up to 750 people. Guests can also refresh themselves at the all-day dining outlet, Providore, run by Raintree Restaurants Philippines.

Cebuanos can also expect three residential towers to rise within the Complex with Galleria Residences which will have a total of 927 units with a modern resort-inspired design. “Galleria Residences is strategically located within Cebu’s emerging district with easy access to major thoroughfares. It is fully-integrated within Robinsons Galleria Cebu Complex, a landmark mixed-use complex and lifestyle destination with unique green and water installations and features,” Adolfo said.

Meanwhile, the BPO office building is also poised to become a major choice for local and foreign companies looking for excellent office spaces.  The building will have a total of nine floors and 20,000 square meters of gross floor area.

All these developments are designed to provide a complete experience to people who want to find all they’re looking for in one place.

About Robinsons Galleria Cebu

Strategically located along Gen. Maxilom Ave., Robinsons Galleria Cebu is the newest shopping destination in the Queen City of the South showcasing a world-class architecture and vibrant indoor landscapes.

Robinsons Galleria Cebu is the centrepiece of a well-designed mixed-use development by Robinsons Land Corp. The Galleria Complex will include three residential condominium towers, BPO office buildings, as well as a hotel that will all capture the optimistic, progressive, and thriving community spirit of Cebu.

GCash ‘Scan to Pay’ feature now at The SM Store nationwide

Manila, Philippines, December 1 – GCash mobile wallet service announced today that its scan to pay feature is now available at all SM Store nationwide and at the information booths of SM malls.

This development makes it more convenient for customers to do their shopping, especially this holiday season as shoppers can already easily pay for their purchases without the need to bring cash.

Using GCash scan to pay method is like a walk in the park. A customer with a smartphone only needs to either download or update to the latest version of the GCash App, create an account and fund the GCash wallet through cash-in centers located across the country. Once done, the customer just has to tap on Scan QR and point the phone’s camera at the item’s QR code to pay.

The SM Store is the latest addition in a growing list of merchants which have embraced the GCash App scan to pay feature. Among the early adopters are Mercato Centrale in Bonifacio Global City and Ayala Malls, particularly Glorietta.

Anthony Thomas, President and Chief Executive Officer of Mynt, the financial technology company owned by Globe Telecom, Ant Financial, and Ayala Corp., said they have already begun the rollout of the QR code acceptance.

“We’re not installing a device but just a sticker with a QR code. The customer simply scans that sticker so no need for additional machines for transactions and there’s no cost to the machine but more benefits to the merchants. Cash is still convenient but there’s also the issue of security and handling. With GCash scan to pay feature, we’re bringing that down to the level where merchants can adapt,” Thomas explained.

With the addition of The SM Store, the use of the GCash scan to pay feature continues to gain support among the top malls and merchants in the country.

Other well-known merchants currently using the feature are the Max’s Group of restaurants, apparel brand Bench, and international brands specialty retailer Stores Specialists, Inc. (SSI). Smaller sellers located at celebrity bazaar destination Noel Bazaar and in Mercato have also adopted this new cashless payment option.

Over the next few months, GCash will continue to aggressively roll out the use of the scan to pay feature in other locations nationwide to encourage more people to use it and enjoy its benefits.

Learn more about GCash by visiting www.gcash.com. Follow us on our social media channels: www.facebook.com/gcashofficial,www.twitter.com/gcashofficial, and www.instagram.com/gcashofficial.

Cebu’s Largest Taxi Fleet Accepting Cashless Payments thru Cell Phones

Passengers of RP Corominas cabs, the largest taxi fleet in Cebu, can now avail of cashless payments using smart phones through GCash.

“We partnered with GCash to provide convenience to our riders and drivers through GCash,” said RP Corominas owner Peter Corominas.

“With the GCash scan-to-pay technology, the passenger simply uses his smart phone to scan the QR code assigned to our drivers. Then he or she types the amount to be paid and confirming the payment,” he explained.

This alternative mode of payment is now offered to commuters as GCash partners with RP Corominas Taxi, one of the most notable taxi operators in Cebu.

Delighted RP Corominas cabbies have since expressed their gratitude for sparing them the burden of securing the exact change.

With over 200 taxi units roaming Cebu, RP Corominas has maintained its integrity as an institution in the transport industry since its establishment in 1992, by providing quality taxi rides. They partnered with GCash in order to adapt to the changing times and offer more convenience to their customers.

“In our rapidly developing world, everyone is in a rush. We can keep up with our customers by offering them an easy way to pay using GCash,” said Corominas.

GCash is continuously expanding their reach and forging different partnerships to further their aim of financial inclusion via digitization. With their #PagGCashNaBai campaign, the unbanked can place their money in an e-wallet and use it to send money, buy telco loads, pay bills, or buy things offline or online. At the same time, businesses or even small vendors can use the application to offer their customers fast, secured, and convenient cashless transactions.

“We are proud to be the mobile payment partner of the largest taxi fleet in Cebu. Aside from providing businessmen the latest and widest mobile payment platform, the partnership will also provide RP Corominas riders an easy option to pay for their taxi bills and in the same respect, give the drivers the convenience of getting the exact payment amounts in their e-wallets,” said Mynt President & CEO, Anthony Thomas.

GCash has over 16,000 partners nationwide. GCash is available for download on the App Store and Google Play.

Sky Brings New Sky On Demand Box to Cebu

SKY subscribers in Cebu can now enjoy a better viewing experience as SKY rolls out in the Visayas/Davao province its all-new SKY On Demand box that enables access to SKYcable channels, iWant content, and streaming from Netflix, YouTube, and its very own online streaming service for subscribers, SKY On Demand.

Using the SKY On Demand box, SKY subscribers based in can watch popular and exclusive channels on SKYcable and easily switch to YouTube or Netflix on their TV with just one press of a button via the built-in access on the box. On top of this, subscribers can catch up on their favorite local and foreign cable shows using the SKY On Demand app on the new box that can now enable access as well to iWant, ABS-CBN’s online streaming service that boasts an array of content.“The launch of the SKY On Demand box in Cebu comes as an advance Christmas present to our subscribers here in the province. Cebuanos can now enjoy content on TV and on the internet using one device, especially now that online viewing is changing the media landscape,” Niño Rey Sarabosing, SKY General Manager in Cebu said.

Besides the built-in apps, subscribers can enjoy the many benefits of the SKY On Demand box.

Monitoring a different show while watching another channel on the same TV is made possible with the new picture-in-picture (PIP) mode so subscribers can browse other content on their TV screen without missing out on the current show they are watching.

Subscribers can also take advantage of iRecord, the multi-function personal video recorder so they can record multiple shows they would like to catch on their preferred time. Another feature is the SKY On Demand Box Remote app that enables subscribers to stream cable channels and do private listening so they can watch shows on TV without distracting other family members at home. The app is available for download in the App Store and Google Play.

Meanwhile, Claudia Suarez, SKY’s Business Unit Head of Consumer Product Group, said that the new SKY On Demand box serves as SKY’s way of giving back to SKYcable’s loyal subscribers.

“SKYcable would not be SKYcable without the trust of our subscribers. We are constantly innovating so we can give our SKY Kapamilyas a convenient and high quality viewing experience whether on cable or online streaming services,” she explained.

As a subsidiary of ABS-CBN, SKY’s launch of the SKY On Demand box complements ABS-CBN’s transition into an agile digital company. The Kapamilya network currently has a growing list of digital properties and the SKY On Demand box adds to this list.

The SKY On Demand box is available for as low as P1,099.  For more information, visit mysky.com.ph/sodbox or visit SKYzone in SM City Cebu, Ayala Center Cebu, and Gaisano Fiesta Mall Tabunok

Globe myBusiness and Globe Labs’ Integrate Forum in Cebu

Globe myBusiness brought together some of the country’s key decision makers, managers, and executives in the in the IT industry during the launch of Globe Lab’s API-based services during the recent “Integrate” event in Cebu.

The telco-powered Application Program Interface (APIs) will, among others, provide automated SMS, voice, sponsored access and rewards capabilities. Among the benefits of the APIs include driving business growth by increasing customer reach, improving customer engagement and streamlining operations that will all be done at scale.

Held on November 23 at Ibiza Beach Club in Cebu, Integrate is expected to encourage knowledge sharing among hundreds if participants – mostly from BPOs and system integrators on the latest trends and developments in the technology that can be applied to various industries.

Globe myBusiness, the telco’s arm serving the Filipino entrepreneurs, is working closely with partner Globe Labs, which provides telco-powered APIs for businesses and developers to bring Integrate to Cebu, where it showcased SMS, voice and USSD-powered API solutions.

Industry experts from Net Play, Inc. and Globe talked about the latest developments in the digital landscape and how they can applied to enhance everyday business transactions.

Delegates got a taste if the Globe Labs APIs through various demos offered at the event booths. These industry-focused booths include the following industries:

BPO – Billing reminder through a call or text. There will also be SMS Survey that allows customers to provide feedback through free SMS.

Hotels – Confirmation / Booking reminders via SMS to clients

Retail – Flash sale announcements, triggered by a text for participants to call  a number to avail of the sale.

Logistics – USSD feature that allows participants to track location of the item being shipped.

Participants also got the chance to win a Samsung LED TV once they experienced the booth activities.

For those who want to explore all the APIs, Globe is offering as much as 3,000 Globe Labs API credits for free for every purchase of a Samsung Galaxy Note 8 from Globe myBusiness.

Globe has been at the forefront in introducing innovative products and cutting-edge technology in the country, helping businesses and industries streamline operations and boost their profitability.

 

For more information, please contact:

Yoly C Crisanto
SVP, Corporate COmmunications
Globe Telecom, Inc.
Email: gtcorpcomm@globe.com.ph

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