Cloud Security Alliance marks new milestone with CSA Philippines Summit 2017

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(L-R) Mr. Carlos Delos Santos, Host Ms. Janelle Tee, Mr. Sam Jacoba, Dr. Lee Hing-Yan, Usec. Denis Villorente, Chairman Raymund Liboro, Mr. Ryan Ty, Ms. Hanna Mortel, Mr. Mike Sanchez

At the first Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) Philippines Summit last July 11, twenty-six leading IT companies and start-ups demonstrated innovations across sectors of Cloud technology including Security, Datacenter, Enterprise, Mobile Apps, and E-Commerce.

The CSA PH Summit was held at the Golden Ballroom of Okada Manila, and attracted over 282 C-levels, government dignitaries, and decision makers. The one-day Summit had over 700 in attendance – the largest number of attendees at Okada Manila for an event of this type.

Dr. Lee Hing-Yan, Executive Vice President of CSA APAC, and Hon. Raymund Liboro, Chairman of National Privacy Commission, opened the Summit addressing both international and local insights on Cloud Security and Data Privacy respectively. The event was also attended by high-profile individuals in the tech and IT industry.

“I’m very delighted to be here in Manila to witness the launch of the Philippine Chapter. You join a big family of 30 chapters in Asia Pacific, and over 70 chapters worldwide” said CSA APAC Executive Vice President, Dr. Lee Hing-Yan. “[CSA believes] it is very important to educate and to get lots of support in using the Cloud especially in knowing all the issues [concerning Cloud]. We have to understand that using the Cloud is a shared responsibility between the user and the customer.”

(L-R) Cloud Security Alliance PH Chair Mr. Ryan Ty, CSA APAC Marketing Director Mr. Anthony Lim, and CSA APAC Executive Vice President Dr. Lee Hing-Yan

Anthony Lim, Marketing Director of CSA APAC, adds, “CSA exists to do research, advocacy, consulting, and certification to tell you Cloud is safe.”

The Summit delivered a total of 20 presentations from renowned speakers, experts, and thought leaders, addressing hot topics such as Cloud Adoption in Enterprises, Data Center Security, Ransomware, Cloud Compliance, Information Governance, Digital Transformation, Internet of Things (IoT), Data Protection, GPON and Internet of Everything (IoE) – not to mention exclusive insights to the administration’s take on Cloud adoption from the National Privacy Commission (NPC) and Department of Information and Communication Technology (DICT).

In his address, Chairman Raymund Liboro of National Privacy Commission shared the Five Pillars of Data Privacy stating, “At the core, Cloud adoption is the issue of data privacy…We can all agree that Cloud technology offers businesses and government agencies heavenly opportunities – if data privacy compliance measures are in place. Through the integration of Data Privacy and Cloud Computing, together, we can contribute to developing a high-trust, competitive, knowledge-based, and innovative Philippines.”

Meanwhile, Undersecretary Denis Villorente of DICT is positive of the government’s direction and strategy of migrating to the Cloud, “We have the technology; with CSA here, we will be able to develop the capacity of people to really leverage on the promise of Cloud and accelerate our ability to put more services online [in the Cloud].

Among the highlights of the event were the much-awaited Panel Discussion on “Top Threats to Cloud Computing,” and Press Conference attended by both CSA APAC and PH leaders, and local CIOs of various companies. Lucky delegates also won exclusive prizes from the Summit partners and Speakers.

Ryan Ty, Chair of CSA Philippines, shares his vision to the delegation: “Let’s make the Philippines a first world country. Let’s get the next generation ready, and let’s elevate our way of living using cloud technology.”
Watch out for the next activities and initiatives by the CSA Philippines at www.csaphilippines.org and www.facebook.com/CSAPHChapter.

A full list of the twenty-six showcasing companies at the CSA Philippines Summit 2017:

Schneider-Electric: www.schneider-electric.com/
Symantec: https://www.symantec.com/
EPLDT: http://www.epldt.com/solutions/cloud/
VMWare: https://www.vmware.com/
Qualys: https://www.qualys.com/
Ever More Security: www.ghostwaltzer.com/
CISCO: www.cisco.com/
DataOne Asia Philippines: www.data1asia.com/
Rapid7: https://www.rapid7.com
Trend Micro: www.trendmicro.com.ph/
Entropy: www.entropy-solution.com/
Next Generation Technologies Global: www.ngtglobal.com/
DJI: www.rcvictory.com/
Celltron Marketing (GPS Tracker)
CloudSwyft: www.cloudswyft.com/
Senti: https://senti.com.ph/
Cushyfy: cushyfy.com/
Morphlabs: morphlabs.com/
Highly Succeed: highlysucceed.com/
Parteez: http://www.parteez.life/
Converge ICT: https://www.convergeict.com/
Doxcheck: https://www.doxcheck.com/
Microsoft: https://www.microsoft.com/en-ph/
Experts Academy: expertsacad.com/
Artise: http://artise.io/
Ezra Ferraz’ “The Finishers”: bit.ly/TheFinishers

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