Joaquin Enrico Santos

Writer, Director and Vice President for New Media, Star Cinema | ABS-CBN Corporation

 

Enrico Santos penned movies such as The Trial and In the Name of Love, and classic Filipino coming-of-age films such as Labs Kita, Okay Ka Lang (of “Kaibigan mo ako; kaibigan mo lang ako.” fame).  He was also a creative consultant for films such as Dekada ‘70 and Feng Shui.

He is a producer at Skylight, Star Cinema’s independent film production arm and the Digital Head for the Film Production business unit of ABS-CBN - managing the official digital properties of ABS-CBN Film Publishing (Star Cinema), the biggest film production outfit in the country.

Vernon R. Totanes, PhD

Vernon R. Totanes, PhD

Professor and Director, RIzal Library | Ateneo de Manila University

 

Vernon R. Totanes is the Director of the Rizal Library at the Loyola Schools, Ateneo de Manila University, Quezon City. 

He finished his PhD at University of Toronto, where he wrote his dissertation, entitled "History of the Filipino History Book," which won him the NCCA's Young Historian's Prize in 2015. He is the only licensed librarian who has been a contestant on Kapamilya Deal or No Deal, and the only Filipino librarian to be featured in the 2012 Men of the Stacks calendar. 

David Garcia, EnP

David Garcia, EnP

Urban Planner & Geographer, UN HABITAT

 

David is an urban planner, geographer and an active advocate of open data and mapping.  

He is on a mission for the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) to work on projects about disasters, crises, and sustainable urban development. His current assignments are in Tacloban, Ormoc, Guiuan, Zamboanga, Butuan, Cagayan De Oro, Iloilo and Silay.

 

Ely Apao

Ely Apao

User Experience Manager, OLX Philippines

 

Ely is the User Experience Manager of OLX Philippines.  He is also the founder of UX Philippines and Usability Philippines.

He has been a grade school teacher, a consultant who once taught teachers how to use a mouse, and a product development manager of a big US-based online retailer.  

On his off days, he tinkers with arduinos and other electronics gadgets.

Edmond Gozo

Edmond Gozo

Design Program, Smart Communications

 

Edmond founded the design program at Smart Communications, where he and his team face the challenge of improving the service experience and design of the different brands and customer touchpoints of Smart, as well as the other companies of the Metro Pacific Group.
 
Before Smart, he was a management consultant with Amdocs and Accenture, as well as the former Product Design and Enterprise Architecture head at Globe.  One of the early advocates of good design, he also co-founded a design consultancy in 2005, years before the design thinking hype in the Philippines. 
 
Outside of work, he teaches scuba diving, is an active footballer, and tinkers on various projects with his 3-year-old daughter.  He believes that it matters less what you call what you do and how you do it – what’s important is that you truly understand the why.

Stephanie Azarias

Stephanie Azarias

Integrated Government Philippines Project Team Lead, DOST - ASTI

 

Stephanie is a programmer and manager, leading the team that aims to integrate all of the government service and agency websites into an efficient, inter-operable platform.

This project, housed under the Department of Science and Technology’s Advanced Science and Technology Institute (DOST-ASTI) is called Integrated Government Philippines, and is inspired by the user-centered digital initiatives in the United Kingdom (i.e. the Government Digital Service).

Yves Gonzalez

Yves Gonzalez

Social Command & Mobile Solutions Director, MRM McCann

 

An iOS developer, lawyer, and currently the social command and mobile solutions director of MRM//McCann Manila. Yves started his career in public service with the MMDA, leading the social and mobile thrusts of the Agency, which made it an example of effective government service through communications and technology.