Speakers

Mr. Sarmiento is the Head of the Shared Services Company, Concepcion Business Services, Inc. (CBSi), which provides Finance & Accounting, Information  Technology, Management Information  Systems (MIS), Human Resource, Administrative, Project/Change Management/Business Process Re- engineering, and Quality Management Services to the whole Concepcion Group of Cos.

Over 20 years of hybrid experience in Business & Systems Analysis, Business Intelligence, Data Analytics, IT Project Management & Consulting, and Management Accounting.

 Mr. Librea is the President and Chief Executive Officer of PalawanPay. He is  responsible for establishing and delivering the digital strategy and electronic money business of the Palawan Group of Companies and reports directly to the Board of Directors of PalawanPay. This responsibility covers leadership over all functional areas of the electronic money business — technology, product innovation, marketing, analytics, operations, regulatory compliance, human resources, and finance.

He is also formerly the Head and Partner of the Advisory Services of Punongbayan & Araullo. Had governance responsibilities over the division's operations and its impact to the overall financial, operational, market and risk position of the firm.

He also chaired the IT Committee for the partnership and provide oversight over all IT operations and business technology change initiatives firm-wide.

 

"Manong Antawn" has been an ICT practitioner for 15 Years+ in various Industries covering local (PH) and regional companies.

As part of his advocacy, he mentors aspiring Startups / Students from different Northern Universities in the Philippines. He conducts Workshops / Seminars for ICT Community Events and University Partners covering various ICT Topics (Cyber Security, Design Thinking, Web/Mobile Development, Data Science, Cloud Computing).

He also participates actively in Capture-The-Flag, Bug Bounty, Hackathons, Open Source Product Development and collaborates during ICT Community Meet-ups.

His favorite genre in music is Reggae and music artist is Bob Marley.

SPEAKERS

Mr. Vergara is the Audit Lead for Digital Banking, Analytics, and IT for UnionDigital bank. He is formerly of IBM and Kyndryl where I handled teams responsible for internal compliance, business controls, IT risk management, IS operations management. He was also a member of the IBM global internal audit team handling the Asia Pacific region. A CIA, CISA, ex-CFE, and a Master in Cybersecurity student at the Asian Institute of Management.

  He leads one of UnionBank's Technology Audit teams focusing on continuous auditing and data analytics. Has more than 6 years of experience as an audit professional in the financial services industry, and holds a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) designation.  

Philip is a highly experienced professional with over 30 years of global working experience in various corporate and entrepreneurial environments.

He has held key roles such as CEO, CFO, Sales and Marketing Head, and Strategic Consulting Director. His areas of expertise include cyber security training and exercises, cyber risk and governance assessment, business process transformation, factory automation, and entrepreneurship.

Philip has an MBA from the University of Hull, SMU-SID Diploma in Directorship, NUS-ISS Post Graduate Diploma in Knowledge Engineering, and a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Western Australia.

He also holds professional certifications such as CISM, PMP, Practitioner Certificate in Data Processing and a Certified Accountant. He is a Fellow Member of Singapore Computer Society and the Institute of Corporate Directors.