Move Forward and Never Stop – #MTech2016 Summit


mtech7mtech8                             Photo Credit:  Meralco
What most of its consumers are aware of is that Meralco (Manila Electric Company) is the country’s largest distributor of electrical power. But on top of it’s main job, Meralco also develops and creates innovations and on demand programs and technology with the help of its partner brands that further seeks ways and means to make life and living more efficient.

Meralco Technology & Innovation Summit (#MTech2016) is now ON! Our goal towards the future is seamless technology, all our gadgets and equipment working together towards a common goal. This is something that is very familiar with Meralco because we work very hard together to deliver the best for our customers. #MTech2016
mtech2No less than Meralco’s top executives gave us a fun tour in the Experience Zone headed by Mr. Al Panlilio,
Senior VP and Head of Customer Retail Services and Corporate Communications, Chief Technology Advisor Gavin Barfield, Mr Carlo Casem, Senior Asst VP & Head, Corp Technology Strategy and Architecture with Head, Marketing Customer Solutions & Product Development, Mr. Jose Antonio Valdez.
mtechA partner brand gave us a quick demo on how with the help of an app the Smart plug can perform some household tasks such as curtains and light on and off features among many others. This is just like what we see in the movies where tasks for the home are remotely done with the aid of Bluetooth. 
mtech3Helloooo #Alexa! She’s your sexy and smart voice-activated device for your home! And we just her!
This was perhaps one of the most amusing demo we witnessed as Mr. Barfield gave voice commands to Alexa like playing a Britney Spears song and even answering to the question who the Canadian Prime Minster is? He jokingly shared that corner in the demo room is his “home” referring of course to the kind of bachelor set up in his condo residence mused by a fellow executive.
Meet her when you come and visit the#MTECH2016 Summit Experience Zone.
mtech6                              Photo Credit:  Pepi de Leon
This year’s theme is “Creating The Customer-Centric Utility“. Showcasing new and intelligent ways to enhance customer experience through informed energy management and multi-channel services while boosting business agility and developing new opportunities for the distribution utility. The MTECH 2016 busiest area is the Exhibit Zone and Experience Zone that showcases Meralco’s partner brands latest products and services.

During the Q&A the executives shared with us: “We are utilizing the latest technology to improve our grid operations, provide more consumption information and convenience to our customers and to roll out new products and services. At Meralco, we are ingraining technology and innovation in our DNA.” said Meralco Chief Technology Advisor Gavin Barfield.
mtech4With fellow guest bloggers, we had a cool groupie with Mr Carlo Casem, Senior Asst VP & Head, Corp Technology Strategy and Architecture of MERALCO during #MTECH2016 Summit opening day.
It was nice meeting you sir!

Meralco Technology and Innovation Summit 2016 will also have pocket sessions  held at the exhibit area with various topics and guest speakers:

Day 1 – August 23

  • Transforming Customer Engagement in the Digital Economy  – Robert Williams of SAP
  • ArcFM, Your Solution for Advanced Asset and Network Management – Gerome San Pablo of Schneider Electric

Day 2 – August 24

  • Organizational Transformation through ICT Solutions – Ravi Signh of Hitachi
  • Harnessing Intelligent Data with Azure and Power Busisess Intelligence – Angelo Miguel Arcilla of Microsoft
  • Grid Resilience and Demand-side Management – K. Anand GOPAL Menon of Siements

Day 3 – August 25

  • Intel Unite – Charles Ty of Intel and Lenovo
  • The Smart Life – Smart Communications

mtech5                             Photo Credit:  Eric T. Priginal
Meralco employees and non-Meralco guests received various freebies from partner exhibitors. Some brands held fun games and brief demo’s of their product’s latest offerings.
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Picture 1636Picture 1637Thank you to some exhibitors who had separate tokens for visiting Media Guests. Woot!
Picture 1640Happy and deeeeee-lighted to see very busy Meralco Spokesperson Mr. Joe Zaldarriaga again this time in his own territory. First time I met him was at a presscon in Kamuning Bakery a month ago. Sir Joe is perhaps one of the most sought after Meralco officer in tri-media for issues like electric bill roll back announcements and some pressing issues especially if there are power outages on some areas serviced by the company.

Come and drop by Meralco Lopez bldg. for MTECH2016 to see and experience the future of a smart home and smart city. Featuring Lenovo devices and Intel (Unite) that will enable you to Do more so that you can Never Stop. #mtech2016

Exhibit and pocket sessions end August 25th.
mtech11                              Photo Credit: Slingshotz Advertising Inc.

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