Tuesday, July 17, 2018

PMAP holds 2nd HR Innovation Summit on August 15




The People Management Association of the Philippines (PMAP), the preeminent organization of people managers and HR practitioners in the country, will hold the “2nd HR Innovation Summit” at Crowne Plaza Manila Galleria (Ortigas Center) on August 15, 2018 (9:00 am to 5:00 pm).

With this year’s theme “HR Next Practices”, this momentous event will feature industry experts and distinguished practitioners to share their knowledge and innovative ideas that will equip organizations in developing employees to thrive in the opportunities and challenges today and in the future.

The line-up of remarkable speakers includes PMAP President Michelle C. Garcia, FPM, HR Director of East-Asia Region SGS Gulf Limited (Regional Operating Headquarters), who will talk about “Revolutionary HR: The Next HR Leadership”; Ms. Amor Maclang, Chief Communications Officer of GeiserMaclang, who will discuss his experience in “Adopting the Blockchain Technology in HR”; Mr. Engelbert T. Camasura, AFPM, President of Asia Select, Inc. (ASI), who will enlighten participants in his talk “Artificial Intelligence in Recruitment”; Mr. Kogie Angeles, Co-Founder/ Vice President of The Office Cowork + Life, who will present “The Gig Economy: How It Impacts the Way We Work”; and Atty. Raul R. Cortez, Legal and Corporate Affairs Director of Microsoft Philippines, who will give a sneak peek of “Telecommuting and Its Implications in the Workplace.”

Aside from the exciting talks, participants will also have the opportunity to be introduced to new products and services from various companies through their exhibit booths at the HR Techxhibit Hall. PMAP also welcome partnerships for this event.

The summit is open to the public and guarantees an interesting and relevant day of learning about HR best practices and innovation to be attended by HRM and business professionals, representatives from the academe, SMEs and industry partners. The Investment fee per delegate is Php3,500.00 for PMAP members and Php3,800 for non-members. 
For more information, please contact Ms. Clara Delfin at tel. no. 726-1532 loc. 323 or email clara.delfin@pmap.org.ph.

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Magic? Nah, it’s just Vivo X21’s In-Display Fingerprint Scanning Technology


At a touch of a finger, the all-new Vivo X21 unlocks a world of endless possibilities with its revolutionary In-Display Fingerprint Scanner. 

The technology, which was introduced in the Philippines last June 21, replaced the rear fingerprint sensor not only to achieve a sleek and unified design but also to offer an immersive smartphone experience. 



So how does this the fingerprint scanner work? It all boils down to science and meticulous research. 

When the user's finger touches the screen for unlocking, the Vivo X21’s Super AMOLED display emits light to illuminate the finger. The optical fingerprint sensor below the OLED display captures the light reflected by the fingerprint. Based on the reflected light from the unique ridges on the fingerprint, the sensor processes the optical signals to deliver crisp and sharp fingerprint images for matching. 

Moreover, when fingerprint recognition is needed, such as when the screen is off and for unlocking apps, a fingerprint recognition icon will appear on the screen for users to press for immediate authentication. Otherwise, the fingerprint icon is invisible to ensure a seamless mobile experience. 

The current unlocking speed is only 0.6 second. 

The decision to mass produce the In-Display Fingerprint Scanning Technology was made after an extensive research into different biometric solutions in the market as well as consumer habits and market needs. To recall, Vivo has various research and development centers worldwide, including the United States (San Diego) and China (Shenzhen, Dongguan, Nanjing, Hangzhou, and Beijing). 

Perfecting the In-Display Fingerprint Scanning Technology was no easy feat as it was a huge challenge to integrate the sensor to the Vivo X21’s internal design and screen. Vivo had to redesign the internal structure of the phone to make this vision come to life. 

At MWC Shanghai 2017, Vivo unveiled the industry’s first Vivo Under-Display Fingerprint Scanning Solution. Then at CES 2018, the global smartphone brand displayed a ready-to-produce smartphone with the world’s first In-Display Fingerprint Scanning Technology. 

The Vivo X21 with the pioneering In-Display Fingerprint Scanning Technology is available for Php29,999 at  participating stores. 

About Vivo 
A global smartphone brand focused on introducing perfect sound quality and ultimate photography with cutting-edge technology, Vivo develops innovative and stylish products for young people. We now have over two hundred million users and are one of the preferred brands of young people around the world. As an Official Sponsor of the FIFA World Cup™, Vivo believes in the importance of encouraging young people to embrace self-expression and an energetic lifestyle. In the Philippines, Vivo is the top 3 smartphone brand in terms of market share with 1.5 million users nationwide. 

For inquiries about Vivo, visit the Vivo website at vivoglobal.ph or check out their Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/vivophil), Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/vivo_philippines/), and Twitter (https://twitter.com/vivo_phil) accounts. 












Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Watch out for Vivo’s newest ‘eXciting’ innovation




Young global smartphone brand Vivo never fails to thrill. It thrilled mobile fans worldwide with its forward-looking innovations, especially when they came out with a 20-megapixel front camera smartphone and released models with 24MP selfie camera next.

The list goes on and on since then. Two years after it was launched in the Philippines, the commitment to satisfy smartphone users has never wavered. Now, Vivo is bringing another innovation in the Philippines. No word has been said about the next model the brand will introduce in the Philippines, but Vivo confirmed it has an “eXciting touch” to it.

The young global smartphone brand has made a mark in the smartphone industry by outplaying its competitors with its top-of-the-line developments.

Aside from the selfie camera, Vivo is also a leading innovator of display screens. It has recently pushed for a 100% full-screen display when it launched its concept smartphone APEX™ FullView™ earlier this year. The same concept smartphone also boasted of an elevating front camera and screen SoundCasting technology to achieve the FullView™ screen.

Vivo broke another record when it introduced a ready-to-produce smartphone with an In-Display Fingerprint Scanning Technology, which was showcased during the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2018.

With its many firsts, Vivo is a true leader in bringing the smartphone technology to the future.

About Vivo
A global smartphone brand focused on introducing perfect sound quality and ultimate photography with cutting-edge technology, Vivo develops innovative and stylish products for young people. We now have over two hundred million users and are one of the preferred brands of young people around the world. As an Official Sponsor of the FIFA World Cup™, Vivo believes in the importance of encouraging young people to embrace self-expression and an energetic lifestyle. In the Philippines, Vivo is the top 3 smartphone brand in terms of market share with 1.5 million users nationwide.

For inquiries about Vivo, visit the Vivo website at vivoglobal.ph or check out their Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/vivophil), Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/vivo_philippines/), and Twitter (https://twitter.com/vivo_phil) accounts.


Monday, May 7, 2018

Converge ICT together with FTTH Council Asia Pacific bring the 13th annual FTTH APAC Conference in Manila 2018



Converge ICT, the pure end-to-end Fiber Internet provider in the country, together with FTTH Council Asia Pacific is proud to bring the 13th annual FTTH APAC Conference 2018 on May 8-10, 2018 at Shangri-La at the Fort, Makati City, Philippines.
Gathering all the companies active in the Asia-Pacific telecoms market and the over 600 senior executives participating this year is no easy task. Yet, this annual conference will serve as the meeting point for the region’s top operators, solution providers, and vendors as well.
Now is your rare chance to position your company as a market leader and take advantage of this event to build networks, partake in open discussions, and be aware of the latest regional market trends and technological disruptions.
Key topics to discuss:
-          The importance of fiber to the network edge for future proof telecom networks in the Philippines.
-          Digital services as a critical economic platform for the country and a launch pad for innovation.
-          Designing win-win partnerships between the Philippine government, carriers, “over the top” players and non-traditional investors.
-          What are the entertainment and connected living needs of the Philippines?
-          What are your visions for the future of telecommunications and entertainment in the country?
This event is hosted by the Republic of the Philippines Department of Information and Communications Technology, the Philippine Cable Television Association, CONVERGE ICT,together with leading Philippines ICT companies.


About Converge ICT



An ISO-Certified company, Converge ICT is the fastest growing fiber Internet and other digital consumer-centric services provider in the Philippines today. Their premium products and services run through the first pure end-to-end fiber Internet network in the country. Whether you are at home, in your business, or in the corporate world, Converge is the brand of choice!

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

PRESS RELEASE: FriesPaMore in MAFBEX 2018



FRIESPAMORE is a trade name privately held by CKSC HOLDINGS GROUP INC. and has more than 4 years of experience in the food industry owned by Mr. Cayetano R. Escuadra III. He conceptualized FRIESPAMORE and visualized that it will reach the success like other food businesses and take the risk with teamwork and deep sense of corporate values and now we have reached the success and we are determined that we will reach our goal and now we are expanding into over a 130 franchise outlets nationwide. Our Objective is to be an image of a successful enterprise with a unique and customer friendly marketing scheme on our food carts; kiosk and in-line stores franchise operations. We are working towards obtaining a respectable market share in the local fast food industry. The Company started as a Food Cart or Kiosk last February 6, 2013 in Pildera ll, Pasay City. FRIESPAMORE sells gourmet fries and drinks in one cup with our signature flavorings such as cheese, sour cream, barbecue, sweet corn, wasabi, pizza, etc. and with various toppings like hotdogs, nuggets, cheese rolls just to name a few. We use the concept of Belgian Fries by means of our partner, Golden Phoenix, which gives us the quality and inimitable fries that is export exclusively for FRIESPAMORE. Our outlet offers excellent and friendly customer service to support the ambience of fun, energetic and youthful lifestyle and reaching out not just kids, but also kids at heart. 


For our Franchise All-in Packages:
P299, 000 – FOOD CART 
P 399,000 – MALL KIOSK 
P 499,000 – IN-LINE STORE 
P 550,000 – OUTDOOR KIOSK


FRIESPAMORE will be part of MAFBEX 2018

FRIESPAMORE Tagline: Ito Ang Fries Na Gusto Ko!
Place: World Trade Center Main Hall | East Wing Tent A 
Date: June 13-17, 2018
Time: 10:00AM-8:00PM
Booth No.: 517 & 539

MISSION:
CKSC HOLDINGS GROUP INCORPORATED, seeks to develop a responsive central control and on-line information system for corporate decision making and management of in-house businesses and the growing number of franchise outlets through judicious and timely allocation of financial, material and manpower resources among these units, vital to the profitability of the Holding company primarily and that of its franchise stakeholders.

VISION:
To be a world-class Company for the resolute quality of its food line complemented by impeccable service as hallmarks for customer preference and patronage.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Ways to Enjoy Summer without Straying from your Budget



We are officially experiencing summer in the country and as the temperature rises, it’s time to level up your gears as you enjoy Sun, Sea and Sand. 

If the sudden closure of Boracay got your plans wayward, there are other worthy beaches in the country to save the day, in fact, some of these beaches are far better and cleaner than the ones we are used to and not to mention way cheaper in terms of cost of stay. 

1. Resist the urge to fly - Look for beaches that are within your region. Road trips are way more enjoyable and gets you more bonding time with family and friends as you sing and swap stories along the way. 
2. Camp- Instead of booking those high-priced resorts, why not bring out your tent and enjoy the compliments of outdoor. 
3. Some water activities like Scuba diving and Surfing may require hefty fees, you may substitute these activities with snorkeling, swimming and island hopping in groups. 
4. Protect your gears. You might want to protect your gadgets from the water, using waterproof gears is the wise way to go. 
CD-R King, you one-stop media provider has got these summer ready items that matches your endless activities this summer. 


Water Proof Bluetooth Speaker – Enjoy music while camping without worrying about water-damage. 



Water Proof Gadget Case – Protect your phones and non-waterproof cameras 


Water Proof Power Banks – Extend the power of your gadgets the most appropriate way. 



Water Floater for Action Cameras – Save your gear from slipping with this floater. 


Water Proof Camping Lanterns 


Rechargeable Handheld Fans – Refresh by sing these to beat the heat. 

Get up and get going and let’s plan those summer escapades. Visit CD-R King branches near you or better yet, shop online thru http://www.cdrking.com/shoponline and enjoy nationwide delivery. 

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Women who matter: VITAL Healthcare Marketing Conference 2018 features top-ranking women in the advertising industry



Amidst changing industry trends, emergent technologies, and the rise of the millennial generation as a major player, marketers in the healthcare industries need an innovation mindset to stay relevant to consumers. At the 2018 VITAL Healthcare Marketing
Conference, held on March 20, 2018 at the Fairmont Hotel in Makati, speakers from pertinent industries helped equip healthcare marketers with this mindset, enabling them to adapt to these new challenges and opportunities.

Among these speakers were three powerful women from the advertising world,whose opinions and expertise have been invaluable in shaping their respective fields, and were
important resources for the healthcare brand marketers, CMOs, and academics in attendance.
Maria Garrido

Maria Garrido
As Global Chief Insights and Analytics Officer of Havas Group, Maria Garrido heads a team of over 200 people, spanning 40 countries, and is responsible for the company’s Insights studies, including the Meaningful Brands study which was the subject of her talk. She is also the Chief Executive Officer of Havas X, Havas Group’s innovation arm, which takes advantage of the innovation expertise within the Group to explore new technologies and methods, and provide more meaningful services to clients.

Garrido joined Havas in 2014 armed with 18 years of brand marketing experience in North America, Latin America, and Europe. This experience and her role in Havas make her a leading force of innovation in the advertising industry, and the perfect representative to discuss Meaningful Brands and how the framework applies to the healthcare industry.

Vicky L. Ortega

Vicky L. Ortega
With over 20 years of experience in brand planning and strategy in the Philippines, Vicky Ortega is certainly a force to be reckoned with. Highlights of her career include setting up the Strategic Planning Group for Lintas (now MullenLowe Lintas), thereby creating one of the most respected planning groups in the advertising industry. Through her leadership, the Surf brand was able to overtake Tide, who had held market leadership for 20 years, in just a year. Ortega is also CEO of BrandLab, which makes use of brand anthropology and strategic planning to help build brand stories for clients, and which was instrumental in the success of brands such as DMCI Homes and The Filipino Channel.

Now serving as Planning Consultant at Havas Anthropology, Ortega’s focus is on
combining brand planning and anthropological research to develop new insights in marketing. Her latest project, the Asian Millennial Codes, is the culmination of two years of study, and was the topic of her VITAL talk. The combination of her expertise in brand planning and unique anthropological perspective gives credence to these Millennial Codes as a framework through which healthcare marketers could adapt to the new generation.

Rachel McLoughlin

Rachel McLoughlin
Rachel McLoughlin has eight years of experience in digital marketing, spread out across a diverse array of fields working from both client and agency sides, including retail, banking, and new media, as well as two and a half years in the healthcare sector. Her
work in the latter includes Janssen Healthcare Innovation’s Care4Today program, which aimed to provide solutions for the timely, customizable delivery of quality Heart Health,
Mental Health, and Orthopaedic healthcare solutions to consumers, whenever and wherever they need it.

With her past expertise, as well as her current role as Digital Director of H4B Manchester, McLoughlin carries the experience needed to provide solutions for the healthcare industry to adapt to the rise of Millennial Healthcare  Professionals (mHCPs), who are at the forefront of the industry’s transformation through new technologies, new research, and new ways of funding.