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Inaugural AI Summit PH to redefine the future with AI

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Manila, Philippines – Taking place from 10 to 11 May 2023 at the Marriott Grand Ballroom, Pasay, Metro Manila, more than 1,000 industry professionals from across industries and sectors are expected to gather at the very first AI Summit in the Philippines (AI Summit PH 2023) organized by Aboitiz Data Innovation (ADI) in partnership with Union Bank of the Philippines and Aboitiz Equity Ventures.

With the theme “Redefining the Future with AI”, the event will bring together top leaders and distinguished experts from the public, private, development, and academic sectors to discuss the latest trends, innovations, challenges, and opportunities in artificial intelligence.

The summit will focus on three tracks – Data Science & Transformation in Financial Services, Powering Smart Cities through Data, and Operationalizing Data Science and AI. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn from and network with experts in the field, explore new technologies and solutions, and gain insights into how AI is transforming various industries.

“We are thrilled to host the very first AI Summit in the country, bringing together the brightest minds in the industry to discuss and showcase the latest trends and innovations in artificial intelligence,” said Dr. David R. Hardoon, ADI Chief Executive Officer. “The summit is a testament to our commitment to driving data-driven innovation in the Philippines. Our objective is to inspire attendees to explore and implement solutions that can transform both the private and public sectors. We look forward to an event that will foster open knowledge-sharing and collaboration, unlocking the full potential of AI towards the future we want.”

The event is expected to draw a diverse range of attendees, including government and business leaders, entrepreneurs, policymakers, tech practitioners, and members of the academe.

It will kick off with a keynote address by Third District of Negros Occidental Representative Dr. Jose Francisco “Kiko” Benitez with a keynote on “Reimagining a Sustainable and Equitable Philippines with AI,” bringing his insightful expertise as the Chairman of the House Committee on Housing and Urban Development and a member of the House Committee on Information and Communication Technology (ICT).

Secretary Ivan John Uy of the Department of Information and Communications Technology will grace the event to provide a focused snapshot of the Philippines’ Data Science & AI landscape.

Other highlights of the program include panel discussions on important topics such as the role of AI in achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, enabling a transformative and data-driven culture, data access and sharing, responsible use of AI, and bridging tech skills gap, among others. The event will feature interactive sessions that showcase real-world applications of the use of AI by industry experts. An exhibition space will be featured where attendees can explore the latest and greatest AI-powered technologies and solutions from industry leaders such as Google, Amazon Web Services partner eCloudvalley, Harbr, KPMG, Microsoft, Salesforce partner Appistoki, and Informatica.

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About Aboitiz Data Innovation

Aboitiz Data Innovation (ADI) is the Data Science and Artificial Intelligence (DSAI) arm of the Aboitiz Group. ADI consolidates DSAI operating models across the Group and promotes a data-driven culture across the organization. Its chief responsibility is to transform data into business outcomes, use information to make better decisions, reinvent business models, and develop high-value solutions to create new processes, products, and services. By operationalizing DSAI across the Aboitiz Group’s business units, ADI is advancing an over-a-century-old company’s Great Transformation journey into becoming the Philippines’ first techglomerate. For more information, visit

About Aboitiz Equity Ventures

Aboitiz Equity Ventures, Inc. (AEV) is the public holding company of the Aboitiz Group with major investments in power, banking and financial services, food, infrastructure, land, and data science and artificial intelligence. Today, AEV is recognized as one of the best-managed companies in the Philippines and the region, consistently cited for its commitment to good corporate governance and corporate social responsibility. With five generations of Aboitiz Group business success behind it, AEV continues to drive change for a better world by advancing business and communities.

The Aboitiz Group is a member of the Global Compact Network Philippines Board of Trustees and helps champion the Philippines’ sustainability initiatives on an international level through policies, advocacies, and initiatives that align with the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC). The company has also launched its #OneAboitizSustainability Framework which aims to transform its life-essential businesses into having improved sustainable practices and a positive impact on the environment and society.

To know more about the #OneAboitizSustainability programs, please visit

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