Last June 12-16, a delegation from the Philippines attended the 10th year London Technology Week (LTW) – Europe’s largest technology festival bringing together more than 20,000 government and business leaders. , inspirational startup founders, senior investors and growing technologists. stars from around the world to discuss the power of technology on society.
The team includes City of Makati Mayor Abby Binay; and executives from GCash (Martha Sazon – President and CEO, Pebbles Sy – Chief Technology and Operations Officer, Sara Venturina – Chief Data Officer); venture start-up (Minette Navarrete – President and Co-Founder, Mike Maté – VP Investments); Digital Pilipina (Love Maclang); QBO (Katrina Chan – CEO); pay (Jojo Malolos – President and CEO), Metro Pacific’s mWell (Chaye Cabal – Revilla – CEO); And RCBC (Lito Villanueva – EVP and Director of Innovation and Inclusion).
Discussions throughout the week focused on how the UK and the Philippines can strengthen cooperation on fintech, artificial intelligence and cybersecurity – exploring market potential and opportunities for UK companies to join expansion and expansion in the Philippines.
At LTW’s Stage of Transformation, GCash’s Pebbles Sy shared about GCash’s recent overseas launch in the UK in April, where she discussed the future of payments innovation and the banking industry. open. Minette Navarrete of Kickstart Ventures is also excited to join this year’s Global Leaders Innovation Summit and talk about the power of technology to inspire new change.
During the visit, the delegation had the opportunity to attend high-level networking receptions and meet high-ranking UK officials. They joined the garden reception for business leaders at 10 Downing Street hosted by Prime Minister Rishi Sunak and the LTW reception at the Banquet House hosted by the Minister of Business and Commerce Rt Hon Kemi Badenoch MP organized to celebrate the UK’s thriving tech sector. They also met Juliette Wilcox CMG, the UK’s Cybersecurity Ambassador, who led the conversation on how to better equip companies with the best cybersecurity technologies.
Leveraging the UK and Philippines partnership in the burgeoning technology sector, Her Majesty’s Trade Commissioner Natalie Black CMG has announced Kickstart Ventures’ multi-million dollar investment in the UK into Roslin Technologies. The partnership supports Kickstart’s mission to be the leading supplier of animal cell lines to the global farmed meat industry:
The Kickstart Ventures investment in Roslin Technologies highlights the strength of the UK’s world-class $1 trillion technology sector, which ranks third in the world behind the UK and China. I look forward to seeing the breakthroughs that will come from this partnership and the difference it will make in the future of food security.