In celebration of the National ICT Month, the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) formally launched its three top projects in a ceremony held on June 23 at the Diamond Hotel Manila.
Bernie Abis, COO of Webcast Technologies, Inc. (WTI) was invited as a segment speaker of the event to talk about Google Maps and data mapping to executives from the government and private sector. Mr. Abis discussed about the evolution of mapping, importance of location intelligence and how businesses and government agencies can utilize geospatial solutions to improve their operations. WTI is the geospatial solutions partner of DICT.
Guests also flocked the WTI booth showcasing different geospatial tools and its use cases. A lot of visitors were interested to know more about how they can visualize and analyze their data on a map.
DICT secretary Rodolfo A. Salalima led the launch of the flagship projects with the tagline “One Connection, One Nation.”
The DICT projects unveiled were the National Government Portal (NGP), the National Broadband Plan (NBP), and Pipol Konek- the free Wifi Internet Access in selected public areas nationwide.
DICT targets 100,000 public places to be Wifi ready by 2026. In addition, a national government portal has been created to serve as a one-stop shop for all government services. This means government bidding and requirements such as permits, driver’s license and passports can now be processed in one website, via www.gov.ph.