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With the theme Making It Happen: From Innovative Ideas to Execution, this year’s Innovation Summit will bring together tech and business leaders from various industries and how they are successfully implementing game-changing strategies towards sustainability and digital transformation. The first-ever hybrid event will focus on smart cities, industry disruptors, ESG tech and the next wave of automation.

The summit will launch KPMG R.G. Manabat & Co.’s Digital Government Center, the firm’s one-stop shop for national government agencies and local government units to help them with their digital transformation journeys from crafting a strategy plan and road map to automating services and processes to harnessing emerging technology to provide citizen-centric solutions to upskilling civil servants through trainings and certifications.

The summit will also host the local leg of KPMG’s Global Tech Innovator competition, showcasing local start-ups and emerging technology players to potential local and international investors.

In addition, in-person and virtual participants will also have the opportunity to avail of free quick consultations with KPMG subject matter experts to help them with digital and transformation issues relevant to their organization and industry.


20 July 2023, Thursday


8:00 AM - 5:00 PM


Fairmont Makati, Zoom



Event Overview






8:00 AM - 9:00 AM


9:00 AM - 9:15 AM

Opening Remarks

KPMG in the Philippines’ Chairman and CEO Sharon Dayoan

9:15 AM - 9:30 AM

Keynote speech:

Quezon City Mayor Hon. Ma. Josefina Belmonte

9:30 AM - 10:20 AM

Panel 1 - Digital Government and Smart Cities: Building vibrant communities

10:20 AM - 10:30 AM

Launch of KPMG in the Philippines' Digital Government Center

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM


10:30 AM - 12:00 NN

Breakout session: Enabling Digital Government and Smart Cities in the Philippines

(Held coinciding with panel discussions)

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

ESG tech: Inclusion and driving impact through tech

11:45 AM -12:30 PM

Panel 3 - Thinking beyond: The next wave of automation

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Lunch break

1:30 PM - 2:15 PM

Panel 4 - Industry disruptors: Game-changers in tech

2:15 PM - 4:00 PM

Global Tech Innovator Competition Philippine Final Pitch

4:00 PM - 4:15 PM

Tallying of scores

4:15 PM - 4:30 PM

Announcement of Global Tech Innovator Competition Winners


4:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Break and networking




Digital Government and Smart Cities: Building vibrant communities

Cities of the future are likely to be characterized by advanced technology, efficient resource utilization, sustainable development and increased citizen participation. This is the integration of features such as smart infrastructure, renewable energy integration, interconnectivity and interoperability, autonomous transportation, advance healthcare services and climate change resilience to the everyday lives of its dwellers. Join us as we discuss with experts and policymakers in how to forge a path towards building and sustaining smart cities in the Philippines. Learn from the country’s major players in both national government agencies and local government units.

ESG Tech: Becoming inclusive and impact-driven through technology

ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) considerations have become a priority for stakeholders. Tech has an important role to play in facilitating and enabling ESG adoption, making it easier for businesses to embed ESG models into their operations. Our discussion will explore how existing and emerging technologies can provide solutions to ESG issues such as adoption, consistency and transparency.
Learn from our panel of experts from both private and non-profit sectors.

Industry Disruptors: Game-changers in tech

Our industry disruptors panel will explore the game-changing innovations and technologies that are upending traditional industries, as well as the challenges and opportunities that come with being a disruptor. Join us as we delve into the strategies and mindsets behind some of the most successful disruptors in business today. Learn from leading innovators in the agriculture, transport, insurance, finance and tech industries.

Thinking beyond: The Next Wave of Automation

The next wave of automation is set to revolutionize industries and transform the way we work, however, it also presents challenges in terms of job displacement and the need to upskill the workforce. Join our panel of experts as they explore the opportunities and risks associated with this new wave of automation. Learn from our subject matter experts in tech business associations.                  

Register for the summit and get the chance to avail of free consultation with our subject matter experts on all things digital transformation. The mechanics of the consultation will be provided after registering.

For inquiries, please feel free to send us a message via ph-marketsevents@kpmg.com or join our conversation on social media. 



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