Wednesday, August 24, 2016

MERALCO’s upcoming technology and innovation summit MTECH 2016

Top MERALCO executives, led by its President and CEO Oscar Reyes (center, in white), press a red button to signal the opening of MERALCO Technology and Innovation Summit (#MTECH2016) now on its second year.
Open from August 23 to 25, 2016 (Tuesday to Thursday), the Exhibit Zone in the MERALCO Lopez Building Lobby, will showcase the company’s leading technology partner brands such as, Dell, Hitachi, SAP, Pazifik Power, Lenovo, Symantec + Blue Coat, CALIBR8, Schneider Electric, Indra, Siemens, Huawei, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Salesforce, Microsoft, Trends and Technologies Inc., Trend Micro, Geodata Systems Technologies, WSI, Smart, PLDT and Radius Telecoms will showcase their latest innovations. Moreover, MERALCO Kuryente Load – the power utility’s prepaid electricity service – will also be demonstrated. Will stage a must-see Exhibit and Experience Zone, which will showcase the latest products and services from the power utility’s business and technology partners.
Meralco Chief Technology Advisor Gavin Barfield (rightmost) is joined by Meralco VP and Head of Marketing, Customer Solutions and Product Development Tony Valdez (4th from right) and Meralco Senior AVP and Head of Corporate Technology Strategy and Architecture Carlo Casem (3rd from right) as they show to media how household lighting can be managed via a smart meter. #MTECH2016
Meralco SVP Al Panlilio (third from left), who heads Customer Retail Services and Corporate Communications, fields a question from the media during a press briefing following a guided tour through the Experience Zone. #MTECH2016
MERALCO Chief Technology Advisor Gavin D. Barfield said the exhibits would demonstrate the huge amount of technology and innovation that is going on at MERALCO as we embrace the digital age. “We are utilizing the latest technology to improve our grid operations, provide more consumption information and convenience to our customers and to roll out new products and services. At MERALCO, we are engraining technology and innovation into our DNA.”
One of the exhibitors at #MTECH2016, Hewlett-Packard, showcases one its latest innovations in enterprise solutions that include servers and cloud computing systems.
A sales representative of Microsoft Philippines explains to a guest how data analytics and real-time remote monitoring work. #MTECH2016
The Experience Zone, which will be situated inside the MERALCO Theatre Lounge will feature Smart Home Solutions by Schneider Electric (which includes appliance control and electric consumption monitoring), Indra (smart sensors and appliance control through smart plugs) and CALIBR8 (electric consumption monitoring and analytics).
Visitors at the #MTECH2016 also have a chance to attend pocket sessions on various ICT topics that include energy management and power solutions conducted by experts in the field.

#MTECH2016 Exhibits and Experience Zone are open until August 25 (Thursday) at the MERALCO Lopez Building main lobby.
The following pocket sessions will also be held at the exhibit venue:

Day 1, August 23:

  • Transforming Customer Engagement in the Digital Economy by Robert Williams of SAP  
  • ArcFM, Your Solution for Advanced Asset and Network Management by Gerome San Pablo of Schneider Electric

Day 2, August 24:

  • Organizational Transformation through ICT Solutions by Ravi Singh of Hitachi
  • Harnessing Intelligent Data with Azure and Power Business Intelligence by Angelo Miguel Arcilla of Microsoft
  • Grid Resilience and Demand-side Management by K. Anand GOPAL Menon of Siemens

Day 3, August 25:

  • Intel Unite by Charles Ty of Intel and Lenovo
  • The Smart Life by Smart Communications

The MTECH Event will conclude on Friday with a day-long forum featuring MERALCO’s technology vision and presentations from international speakers.

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