Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) Forum 2019

Date: March 28, 2019
Location: AIM Conference Center, Makati City, PH

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Forum 2019

Organized By

Fiera de Manila, Inc.

Pyramid Learning Platforms


The world is digitally connected faster than ever. Technologies are disrupting the world in an exceptional speed, having great impact particularly in the transformation of business models, companies, and industries.

A new age has emerged: Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) as an increasingly enticing proposition at this point.

Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) are being leveraged by businesses in various sectors as a vital competitive advantage. Consumers believe that AI and ML have the potential to assist in major scientific and medical breakthroughs, democratize cost of services, elevate poor customer service practices, uncover anomaly patterns, and even free-up an overburdened workforce.

Tech optimists believe AI could create a world where human abilities are amplified as machines help mankind process, analyze, and evaluate the abundance of data that creates today’s digital world, allowing humans to spend more time engaged in high-level thinking, creativity, and decision-making.

How will AI change the future of work? Are businesses ready to take the next step?

Discover the world of AI and ML as it presents challenges and opportunities, what it can do to businesses to increase productivity and profitability, deliver high quality work output with precision, and changing human behaviour, attitudes, preferences, and overall lifestyle.

Forum Key Topics

1. Game-changing business: How Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) is pushing man and machine closer together?

What and how AI and ML concept works? What is its dynamics? What’s the significant impact of AI and ML on businesses, and how it improves customer experience and over-all efficiency of business operations?

On myths and realities: How AI and ML will change the future of business? Will the robots steal our jobs? Get an understanding on how AI and ML will provide big business opportunities, augment human decisions, up skill work forces, embed a culture of creativity and lifelong learnings in your organization. As AI/ML is moving fast, know the trends that could benefit business in the very near future.

What’s the current uptake of AI and ML adoption in businesses, industries, and countries?

2. The Impact of AI and ML in Financial Sector

Artificial Intelligence in finance is all about continuous learning and re-learning of patterns, data, and developments in the financial industry.

This gives us an overview on how AI/ML can help manage and augment trading decisions, implement trading algorithms based on sentiment from social media and other public data sources, lowering compliance and regulatory costs in helping with robust credit applications.

AI/ML can analyse various data points in identifying fraudulent transactions that human analysts might miss, improves real-time approval accuracy, reducing false declines, helping financial organizations be more efficient and accurate in their processes.

3. Amplifying service: How AI and ML will transform businesses to deliver remarkable customer experience (CX)?

Every year, US$ 62 billion is lost through poor customer service — a loss that continues to increase with every passing year. AI/ML can help plug that leak by going above and beyond what humans are able to do. It could shift today’s ordinary standard to a personalized, digital concierge run by man but with the heavy lifting done by machine.

4. The Future of AI and ML in government services and traffic systems

Is government ready for AI? In the coming years, artificial intelligence will become increasingly pervasive, spurring massive innovation across public sector.

Get to know what AI/ML offers developments in our government services and traffic systems, major opportunities to overcome operational and budget challenges while better serving citizens and meeting demand.

5. Boosting and promoting tourism, hospitality, and airline through AI and ML

Could AI/ML really be a game-changer for tourism, hospitality, and airline industries?
Get insights on significant impact of AI/ML in improving both travel/hospitality experience and over-all efficiency of airline bookings.

6. Retail and AI

The millennials poses a huge market for retailers. How are retailers utilizing AI and ML to increase sales and revenues? What are the current challenges and opportunities as experienced so far?

7. Panel Discussion on AI and ML Experience
(Panelists from BPO, Telecom, Education, and Advertising sectors)

Learn insights from leaders and bright minds in PH business who are doing Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning inside their organizations to improve their process and increase market competitiveness.

Who Should Attend

Senior Level Manager, IT Executive, Business Owner, Entrepreneur, Data Scientist/Analyst, Strategic Planner, Business Analyst, HR Director/Manager, Project Manager, Web Master/Developer, Innovation Champion, IT Programmer, Customer Experience (CX) Officer, Team Leader, E-Commerce Champion, and those who are involved in IT systems and RPA (Robotic Program Automation) in their organizations.

Registration Fee

PHP 10,999 + VAT, inclusive of meals and kit

US$250 inclusive of VAT for Foreign Nationals

Discount and Payment Scheme (choose 1 discount only)

Package of 5 Delegates + 1 Free Delegate
5% Discount to Past Delegates who attended Fiera projects
20% Discount to Academe/Students/Government


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The Resource Speakers and Experts

Peter IP

Chief Data Scientist
Oxford Blockchain Foundation

Peter IP is the Chief Data Scientist of Oxford Blockchain Foundation.

He is the Chief Executive Officer of Big Data Hush (Powered by Artificial Intelligence) – the leading Big Data consulting firm serving Global 2000 and enterprise customers throughout North America, Western Europe, and Asia. With unparalleled information technology, management consulting and creative capabilities, Big Data Hush and its Digital agency deliver vision, execution and value with outstanding digital experience, business optimization and industry solutions.

He is also a Founding Board Member of OXBC (Oxford Blockchain Foundation).

Peter became Technical Consultants for the top global financial institutions, such as, JPMorgan Chase & Co. and Morgan Stanley.

His past stints are: BT UK and worldwide, Royal Bank of Scotland, and PCCW Global.

Peter IP received various certifications: Certificate in FinTech – Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Certificate in Business Analytics – Pennsylvania University (Wharton), and Certificate in PyimageSearch (Image Processing).

Peter holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and IT from Upper Iowa University, USA.

Several Masters degree are: MSc in Strategic Business IT – University of Portsmouth, MSc in Electronic and Information Engineering – The Hongkong Polytechnic University, Masters in Statistics – The University of Hong Kong, and Graduate-Level Financial Engineering Program – Stanford University.

Jay Fajardo (@jayfajardo)

Founder and CEO of Proudcloud
CEO at Launchgarage
CEO at Gameworks

Jay is a serial tech entrepreneur, a coder, and a soccer player.

He is currently Founder and CEO of Ruby development shop PROUDCLOUD, the Founder and CEO of LAUNCHGARAGE, an innovation hub based in Manila, and the CEO of GAMEWORKS, a blockchain based platform for a tokenised gaming ecosystem.

In 2002, he founded WiFi hotspot network Airborne Access, which was acquired by PLDT in 2008.

As a regular speaker at local and international fora in the South East Asian startup ecosystem, and holding roles as director, advisor, and mentor in various tech startups, Jay is considered to be one of the pioneers and thought leaders of the Philippine tech startup ecosystem.

Jay is on the Supervisory Board of the Berlin based Global Innovation Gathering, a network of hub managers, makers, founders, innovators, change makers, and other like-minded, brilliant people from over 30 countries, that gather yearly in Berlin to create synergies among themselves, while maintaining continuous exchange through common projects throughout the year.

Ronaldo Jose M. Puno

First Vice President (FVP)
Head of Business Process Automation,
Robotic Process Automation, and
Artificial Intelligence Technologies
UnionBank of the Philippines

Ron Puno is the First Vice President, Head of Business Process Automation, Robotic Process Automation, and Artificial Intelligence Technologies in UnionBank of the Philippines – where he automates 100% of the bank’s processes in record time through BPM platforms, Robotic Process Automation, Machine Learning, and other SaaS-based technologies.

Prior joining Unionbank, he worked as a Chairman and Strategic Consultant for local tech companies. Through his passion for learning, he was able to shift his career and made his way as a Director for a known software company in USA.

Ron became involved in Digital Process Automation and Agile Transformation for various companies in US telco, transportation, and biotech and honed his expertise and reputation abroad.

He started his career as Consultant for Pharmaceutical Firms in North Carolina, USA.

Ron holds a degree in Commerce with concentration in Marketing, Management and Information Systems from University of Virginia, USA.

Praveen Tatia

Vice President
Business Excellence Leader
Accenture, PH

Praveen Tatia is the Vice President, Business Excellence Leader of Accenture Philippines.

Previously, he worked as Global Head, Customer Experience Management Group (CEM), UBS & CIS, PH of Cognizant Technology Solutions Philippines, Inc. He worked with Genpact India and Philippines under different roles in Process Excellence, Transitions & Solutions, Re-engineering and Operations.

He has over 17 years of experience in BPO industry, specializing in leading global and cross functional teams for enhancing Client and Customer Experience, establishing business process management systems for contact centers and deploying Lean Six Sigma, Transitions, new account set up and process re–engineering.

He graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy from L.M. College of Science & Technology, Jodhpur and a PGDBM (equivalent to MBA) in Operations Management from IMT Ghaziabad.

Dindo Marzan

Managing Director
Voyager Innovations

Dindo Marzan is the Managing Director of Voyager Innovations and creator of Freenet (, a free network for gamified rewards, online access, and digital marketplace. As Voyager’s VP for MarTech, Dindo drives the company’s major initiatives on performance marketing, hyperlocal advertising, customer loyalty, and data analytics.

A graduate of University of the Philippines, Dindo has 14 years product development experience in the fields of IT, telecommunications, advertising, and broadcast media. Before he joined Voyager, Mr. Marzan was a Digital Consultant in Australia helping start-ups and SMBs on their digital strategy and online marketing.

Prior to his Melbourne stint, Mr. Marzan held senior positions at ABS-CBN Corporation. As its Digital Strategy Head and later on Head of Digital Lifestyle, he was instrumental in the company’s digital transformation as well as creation of Choose Philippines and ABS-CBNmobile. He also managed the content operations of iWant TV.

In his early years in the corporate world, Dindo handled broadband solutions for businesses and unlimited voice services for consumers at Globe Telecom. At Mozcom, the Philippines’ First Internet Service Provider, he created a video streaming solution that was used by Ateneo in its first ever webcasted graduation ceremony.

Gian Paulo De La Rama

Co-Founder and CEO
InnoVantage, Inc.

Gian is the Co-Founder and CEO of InnoVantage, Inc. – an experienced, dedicated and creative professional that builds products and services using machine learning, automation and good old-fashioned human creativity. He founded the company as a product of the merger between OneView Managed services, CodeBuzz Labs and Freshly Squeezed Creative Solutions.

In 2012, he became the Vice President for Business Information Systems at Montgomery Pacific Outsourcing, Inc. (MontPac) which he leads the company’s IT team, technical designs and improvement efforts.

He co-founded the entire T-One Vision group in September 2008. As a co-founder, he sets over-all strategic direction, led Finance and Shared Services Team by preparing tactical financial plans that ensures the company to meet strategic goals and sets up key partnership with local and international service providers.

Gian’s past stints are: Efficio Technology Services where he became Director for Technology, Senior Business Systems Analyst in Unilever Philippines Inc., Regional Project Manager in Hewlett-Packard Asia Pacific Ltd., and Assistant Manager for Presales/Consulting in Diversified Technology Solutions International Inc. (DTSI)

He holds a Bachelor of Science in Management, Minor in Information Technology at Ateneo de Manila University.

Raphael Layosa

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
RetailGate (RTL Gate Technologies Inc.)

Raphael is the Chief Executive Officer of RetailGate (RTL Gate Technologies Inc.) – a technology startup that utilizes the power of Artificial Intelligence and Automation to help retailers gain competitive intelligence and develop data-driven strategies to stay ahead of competition.

He holds Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of the Philippines and study Startup Management Program in Asian Institute of Management (AIM).

Ralph Vincent Regalado

Founder and CEO
SENTi TechLabs, Inc.

Ralph is a proactive AI scientist, Founder and CEO of Senti Techlabs, a leading AI company in the Philippines that localized text analytics platform that can read and understand Filipino languages and slangs.

Many of Ralph and his team’s work revolve around AI-powered solutions that help organizations in finance, retail, government, media, and advertising to achieve customer satisfaction.

With eight (8) years of experience as an Assistant Professor and AI Researcher at De La Salle University, he has produced numerous studies about Natural Language Processing (NLP) applications in education, sentiment analysis, and disaster management.

Ralph was awarded by Google as one of the few Google Developer Experts for Machine Learning led to various speaking engagements with over 5,000 developers last year in Southeast Asia.

Ralph holds Bachelor of Science in Computer Science – Software Technology and obtained his Master of Science in Computer Science from De La Salle University.

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