Baguio ICT Conference held at Veniz Hotel
The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), in partnership with the Commission on Information and Communications Technology (CICT) and in line with government's role to develop and promote the Next Wave Cities in support of the information technology-business process outsourcing (IT-BPO) industry, conducted a Strategic Planning Workshop last September 27, 2010 in Baguio City (Hotel Veniz).
Participants were from LGU Cabanatuan City, Balanga Bataan, Nueva Ecija, Dagupan City, San Fernando La Union, Vigan City, Baguio City, DTI/ Decorp/ PoroPoint Management/ Globa Holdings/ PLDT/ DMMMSU/ CLSU/ Tarlac Electric/ Lorma Colleges and Bitstop.
The workshop which gathered stakeholders from various cities in Regions I, II and III, were able to:
-Provide an overview of the Next Wave Cities (NWC) Program, including its objectives and roles of stakeholders
-Conduct a SWOT analysis, using the NWC Scorecard, on the capabilities and readiness of cities in hosting investments for the information technology-business process outsourcing (IT-BPO) industry and
-Formulate a Plan of Action for their concerned city.
In this workshop each of the city representatives successfully presented and shared their SWOT analysis, particularly in the areas of talent, infrastructure, cost and business environment.