The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is the biggest electronic event in the world and a testing ground for cutting-edge innovations.
The greatest brands in the world conduct business, meet new partners, and take the stage at this event. The Consumer Technology Association (CTA)® owns and produces CES, which showcases all facets of the IT industry. The Philippines Business Mission to CES 2023 is organized by Semiconductor and Electronics Industries in the Philippines Foundation, Inc.
The objectives of the event are to gain information about the latest consumer products, technologies, innovations, and start-ups; trade and promotion; B2B and networking meetings, including a Philippine Business Forum; and participation in World Electronics Forum.
Government in other countries make significant investments in startups and MSMEs to encourage early-stage innovation for developing technologies and draw in private investors. The development of emerging technologies is significant in the perspective of the government.
Undersecretary for ICT Industry Development, lawyer Jocelle Batapa-Sigue represented Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) in the CES 2023: Global Stage for Innovation in Las Vegas. She was also invited to participate and have speaking engagement in some programs of the event including the Philippine Business Forum, Leaders in Technology Dinner, World Electronic Forum, and Dynamico CES 2023 Networking.
On January 06, 2023, Friday, the DICT representative presented the ICT Industry Ecosystem if in the “Philippines Business Forum, Your Gateway to Southeast Asia”. The forum discussed how technology and innovation are shaping the businesses landscape in the Philippines, the emerging sectors, and opportunities for partnerships as the Philippines strengthen its digital infrastructure.
On the last day, she was able to join was a networking event with powerful women in tech. She also met Tifanny Moore from CTA Women in Tech, Helen Milby, the founder of Global Women Innovation Network (GlobalWIN 2009), and personalities including the CEOs from Amazon, Microsoft, and others. Jocelle happily informed Helen about the formation of DIWA or the Digital Innovation for Women Advancement in the Philippines and expressed how she was looking forward to collaborations.
She also attended the first Live Women in Tech at CES 2023 with Stephanie Dismore of HP and Karyn Schoenbart of Dou Partners. Karyn encouraged women to get rid of the Imposter’s Syndrome (thinking that you are not good enough) and Jocelle’s shares these three tips from Karyn:
- Start a fun file about your accomplishments and read them especially when you are down
- Find people who believe in you and not only believe in you but push you out of your comfort zone
- Don’t just focus on your weaknesses, discover tour strenghts. Make your strength your superpower. Be really good at what you are good at