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Dennis Uy to deliver keynote speech at BW Economic Forum

THE TWIN FORCES of innovation and disruption are sweeping the country’s current business landscape, and industry leaders must be quick to adapt or be left behind. Following the theme of “Disruptor or Disrupted? Philippines at the Crossroads,” entrepreneur and “rock star” management executive Dennis A. Uy will deliver the keynote address at the BusinessWorld Economic […] The post Dennis Uy to deliver keynote speech at BW Economic Forum appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource: bworldonline bworldonlineMay 17th, 2018

Change or face extinction, businesses told

By Krista Angela M. Montealegre National Correspondent CHANGE or face extinction. This was the message of Udenna Corp. founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Dennis A. Uy in his keynote speech during the BusinessWorld Economic Forum 2018, titled: “Disruptor or Disrupted?” at the Grand Hyatt Manila in Taguig City on Friday last week. As one […] The post Change or face extinction, businesses told appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMay 20th, 2018

Merkel to deliver Europe speech at Davos

BERLIN, Germany – German Chancellor Angela Merkel will speak about the future of Europe at the World Economic Forum in Davos but will leave before US President Donald Trump is due to arrive, her spokesman said Friday, January 19. Merkel will make the speech on Wednesday, January 24, during a one-day ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 19th, 2018

China’s Xi pledges greater openness amid Trump trade dispute

Chinese President Xi Jinping reiterated pledges to open sectors from banking to auto manufacturing in a speech that also warned against returning to a “Cold War mentality” amid trade disputes with U.S. counterpart Donald Trump. Xi pledged a “new phase of opening up” in his keynote address Tuesday to the Boao Forum for Asia, China’s […] The post China’s Xi pledges greater openness amid Trump trade dispute appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsApr 10th, 2018

Kings support protesters marching over man shot by police

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The struggling Sacramento Kings find themselves in the national spotlight and it has nothing to do with another disappointing NBA season in their sparkling new two-year-old arena. Instead of looking ahead to the draft lottery as they wind down their 12th consecutive losing season, the Kings — like many nationwide — have turned their attention to demonstrators who have joined hand-in-hand on game nights to block entrances to the building. The wave of protests stem from the March 18 fatal shooting by police of Stephon Clark, a 22-year-old unarmed black man. Kings are at the center of the demonstrations but they have embraced their role in the situation and have been supportive of both the Clark family and the protesters. “This organization has really stepped to the forefront and I wanted to use my voice as much as I could to say to try to say what I believed was right and true,” Kings player Garrett Temple said. “There are a lot of different perspectives and a lot of different things to take into account but it’s been a pretty hectic week.” The demonstrations at Kings’ games have brought heightened attention to the protests and could grow in numbers this weekend. Sacramento police shot Clark eight times — seven from behind, according to autopsy results paid for by the family that were released Friday. The Kings play host to the Golden State Warriors on Saturday (Sunday, PHL time). The protests have resonated around the country as large crowds have held demonstrations and marches throughout the city, at one point blocking nearby freeways and surrounding streets in their call for action. Owner Vivek Ranadive made an impassioned pledge of support for the protesters and the community at large following the first round of demonstrations on March 22 after first consulting with his players. The NBA team has partnered with Black Lives Matter Sacramento and the Build. Black. Coalition to create a multiyear partnership that supports the education of young people and to help workforce preparation and economic development efforts in the community. “To see the Kings step up as an organization and start backing other local organizations, that means a great deal,” Temple said. “It shows you that what Vivek said after the game wasn’t just talk, that we really want to step in and help the community with this problem.” Temple, Vince Carter and former Kings player Doug Christie will also join community activists as part of an open forum at a church in south Sacramento on Friday night to discuss the situation and possible solutions. “That’s what it’s all about, raising awareness,” Carter said after a recent game. “Regardless of this being a professional basketball game, the bigger picture and what really matters is what was going on outside and the reason they were out there.” Temple has been one of the most outspoken Kings players since the protests began. “When I was kid being able to listen to an NBA player or see an NBA player, your eyes light up and your ears open,” Temple said. “We have to use that influence that we have in a positive manner.” The protests have been mostly non-violent. Beyond blocking traffic, the demonstrators have created a few problems for businesses in downtown Sacramento. They’ve come at a financial cost for the Kings, too. Protesters have twice blocked entrances to Golden1 Center, forcing the arena into a lockdown mode. Only 2,400 fans made it inside for the March 22 (Mar. 23, PHL time) game against the Atlanta Hawks. Three days later the demonstrators stayed away as the Kings hosted the Boston Celtics but they returned on March 27 (Mar. 28, PHL time) when they took on the Dallas Mavericks and forced another lockdown of the arena and prevented all but 4,000 fans from entering. For a team that has drawn an average crowd of 17,500 this season, the lost revenue from ticket sales alone is more than $1 million by conservative estimates after refunds were offered to those fans who didn’t get in. That doesn’t include lost income from concession stands and merchandise sales. But Ranadive, the first person of Indian descent to own an NBA franchise, said after the Hawks game, “We stand here before you, old, young, black, white, brown, and we are all united in our commitment.” Warriors coach Steve Kerr watched Ranadive’s speech on television in awe. He said, “I was very proud of the way the Kings handled it and the way the NBA handled it.” Other players around the league who have played in Sacramento since the protests began expressed their concerns over the situation while praising the Kings for getting involved, including Harrison Barnes and Dirk Nowitzki of the Mavericks and Terry Rozier of the Celtics. Former Kings players DeMarcus Cousins and Matt Barnes offered to pay for Clark’s funeral. Barnes, a Sacramento native who spent part of last season with the Kings, was also a pallbearer at the funeral and has organized a march prior to Saturday’s (Sunday, PHL time) game against the Warriors. “The beauty of the game is that we have this platform to be able to speak about these things and to be able to speak about police brutality, citizen-police relationships, disproportionate amount of African-Americans getting killed,” said Barnes, who spent his first four seasons playing in Oakland about 90 minutes south of Sacramento. “It’s important that we use that platform to talk about these things “Our hearts and condolences go out to the families of those of both sides that have been affected.”.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMar 31st, 2018

LIVE: 2018 State of the Union Address

WASHINGTON DC, USA – US President Donald Trump is set to deliver his first State of the Union address on Tuesday, January 30 (Wednesday, January 31 in Manila). The embattled US president is set to deliver a speech designed to sell his economic record to a fiercely divided America. As many ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 30th, 2018

Snow-bound Davos warms to business-friendly climate

DAVOS, Switzerland – After a gala opening set against spectacular snowfall, the World Economic Forum starts in earnest on Tuesday, January 23, basking in robust global growth but facing warnings that the world's have-nots are missing out more than ever. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is to deliver the first ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 23rd, 2018

Huawei Edward Deng: Embracing 5G Era Mobile Network

At the Global Mobile Broadband Forum (Global MBBF), Edward Deng, President of Huawei Wireless Network Product Line, delivered a keynote speech on “Embracing 5G Era Mobile Network”. He elaborated upon the unprecedented opportunities and huge... The post Huawei Edward Deng: Embracing 5G Era Mobile Network appeared first on MetroCebu News......»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsNov 24th, 2017

Trump praises Philippines for closing gender gap

MANILA, Philippines – US President Donald Trump praised the Philippines for closing the gender gap in a speech at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) CEO Summit in Da Nang, Vietnam. "For 11 consecutive years, the World Economic Forum has ranked the Philippines first among Asian countries in closing the gender ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 11th, 2017

Duterte misses Trump’s Apec speech praising the Philippines

  DA NANG, Vietnam - US President Donald Trump on Friday praised the Philippines for being a regional leader in closing the gender gap between men and women - but President Duterte was not around to hear those good words.   Trump said the World Economic Forum had consistently ranked the Philippines at the top of Asian countries in closing the gender gap.   "The Philippines has emerged as a proud nation of strong and devout families," Trump said in his speech at the APEC (Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation) CEO Summit.   "For 11 consecutive years, the World Economic Forum has ranked the Philippines first among Asian countries in closing the gend...Keep on reading: Duterte misses Trump’s Apec speech praising the Philippines.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 10th, 2017

Fil-Am whiz from Silicon Valley to keynote 5th Geeks On A Beach

&'160; Helping raise roughly $40 million for a Silicon Valley company before it produced its first intelligent wearable headset is just one of several feats for this Filipino-American for a serial entrepreneur and &'8220;World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer&'8221; awardee. &'160; Yobie Benjamin can talk about several amazing things during the 5th Geeks on a Beach (GOAB [&'].....»»

Category: newsSource:  boholnewsdailyRelated NewsJun 16th, 2017

DUTERTE TRANSCRIPTS: ASEAN at World Economic Forum. 11 May 2017

(Note from MindaNews: This is the official transcript of President Rodrigo Duterte's speech, released by the Presidential News Desk of the Presidential Communications Office) Presidential Communications Office Presidential News Desk REMARKS OF  PRESIDENT RODRIGO ROA DUTERTE DURING THE OPENING PLENARY: ASEAN AT 50 YEARS YOUNG [Delivered at The Ballroom, Sokha Hotel, Phnom Penh, Cambodia &'124; 11 [&'].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsMay 16th, 2017

Cabinet men explain separation

BEIJING, China -- Cabinet officials of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte explained to reporters his ‘separation with the U.S. remarks’ a day after he had delivered his keynote speech at the Philippines-China Trade and Investment Forum......»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsOct 23rd, 2016

PEACETALK: We are a nation of communities

[Keynote Speech of Presidential Peace Adviser Jesus G. Dureza at the Global Autonomy, Federalism and Governance Forum 2016 on 19 October 2016 at Dusit Thani hotel in Makati City. Secretary Dureza could not make it as he was a member of the official delega.....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsOct 22nd, 2016

Business conference showcases Central Luzon, Pampanga’s progress

ERIKA MARIEL GINES   BIZCON. Pampanga Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Inc. and Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry executives join former president and Pampanga second district Representative Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo for a photo opportunity, after her keynote speech at the 27th North Luzon Area Business Conference held at the LausGroup Event Center. (Erika Mariel Gines […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  boholnewsdailyRelated News17 hr. 15 min. ago

3rd MBC Youth: Villar encourages students, says journalists shall be the eyes and ears of the public

The 3rd MBC Youth Workshop commenced on May 26, Saturday with Senator Cynthia Villar as the keynote speaker. Villar, in her speech, emphasized the importance of citizen journalism and encouragedThe post 3rd MBC Youth: Villar encourages students, says journalists shall be the eyes and ears of the public appeared first on DZRH News......»»

Category: newsSource:  dzrhnewsRelated News22 hr. 1 min. ago

Filipina chosen to speak for her Harvard class

MASSACHUSETTS, USA – She came to Harvard last year fraught with fear. On Tuesday, May 22, Clare de Guzman Amador, former Philippine government official, not only conquered that fear, she also took the stage to deliver a speech on behalf of her graduating class at the ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 23rd, 2018

Ceza eyes upgrade of Port Irene

Cagayan Economic Zone Authority (Ceza) would need P5 billion to improve Port Irene, pointing to structural inefficiencies that keep the port from reaching its potential. In a forum yesterday, Ceza.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsMay 23rd, 2018

Grab urges LTFRB to OK 6,000 Uber drivers

GRAB Philippines (MyTaxi.PH, Inc.) urged the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) to allow around 6,000 Uber Philippines drivers, which the regulator says are not part of its masterlist, to join the ride-hailing service. In an interview on the sidelines of the BusinessWorld Economic Forum on Friday, Grab Philippines country head Brian P. Cu […] The post Grab urges LTFRB to OK 6,000 Uber drivers appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMay 20th, 2018

Businesses urged to embrace change via disruptive technologies

Philippine businesses can survive, even flourish in the so-called age of disruption if they open up to more partnerships with other innovators to satisfy market demand, industry experts said during the BusinessWorld Economic Forum 2018......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 19th, 2018

The top announcements that kicked off the Google I/O 2018 conference

MANILA, Philippines - Google pulls out all stops at its annual developer conference, I/O 2018, revealing the latest details about their products and platforms that developers and users alike can all look forward to. Sundar Pichai, Google CEO, kicked off the conference with a keynote speech and jokingly said they ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 9th, 2018