Annual Public Policy Conference

2018

Harnessing the Fourth Industrial Revolution: Creating Our Future Today

19 September 2018 | Metro Manila


Participants

300 people

Speakers

35 speakers

Organized by

Sponsor
EDSA Shangri-La, Manila, Mandaluyong City

ABOUT THE THEME

Harnessing the Fourth Industrial Revolution: Creating Our Future Today

The Fourth Industrial Revolution (FIRe) is gaining ground in different parts of the world. It is time for the Philippines to embrace it. To harness the opportunities and mitigate the risks emerging from the FIRe, cross-sectoral collaboration and a whole-of-government approach, guided by policy research and inputs from stakeholders, are what we need to CREATE OUR FUTURE NOW.


Speakers

Ernesto Pernia

Socioeconomic Planning Secretary and Chairman, PIDS Board of Trustees

Celia Reyes

President, PIDS

Coco Alcuaz

Executive Director, Makati Business Club

Stephen Ezell

Vice President, Global Innovation Policy | The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation

Yasuyuki Sawada

Chief Economist, Asian Development Bank

Sherwin Gatchalian

Senator, Republic of the Philippines

Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala

Chairman and CEO, Ayala Corporation

Elmer Dadios

University Fellow and Full Professor, Manufacturing Engineering and Management Department, Gokongwei College of Engineering, De La Salle University

Rafaelita Aldaba

Assistant Secretary of the Industry Development and Trade Policy Group, Department of Trade and Industry (DTI)

Mia Mikic

Director, Trade, Investment, and Innovation Division, UNESCAP

Eufemio Rasco Jr.

Chair, Agricultural Sciences Division, National Academy of Science and Technology (NAST)

Shin-Horng Chen

Director and Research Fellow, International Division, Chung-Hua Institution for Economic Research

Carol Yorobe

Undersecretary for Scientific and Technical Services, Department of Science and Technology

Joel Cuello

President, Philippine-American Academy of Science and Engineering (PAASE), and Professor of Biosystems Engineering, University of Arizona

David Hall

Senior Technical Advisor, Economic Development, RTI International

Joel Joseph Marciano, Jr.

Director, DOST-Advanced Science and Technology Institute (ASTI)

Jose Ramon Albert

Senior Research Fellow, Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS)

Alex Villarosa Avila

Assistant Secretary for Workers Protection, Policy Support, Human Resource, Administrative, and Internal Auditing Services, Department of Labor and Employment

Markus Ruck

Senior Specialist on Social Protection for the Philippines and South-East Asia, International Labour Organization (ILO)

Emmanuel Esguerra

Professor, School of Economics, University of the Philippines

Kostas Mavromaras

Director, Future of Employment and Skills Research Centre, University of Adelaide

Ma. Victoria Bernido

Directress, Central Visayan Institute Foundation Inc. (CVIF) and 2010 Ramon Magsaysay Awardee

Michael Fung

Director, Training Partners Group, and Chief HR Officer and Chief Data Officer, SkillsFuture Singapore

Elizabeth King

Non-resident Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution, and Commissioner, International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie)

Arnulfo Azcarraga

College of Computer Studies - Software Technology, De La Salle University

Emmanuel De Dios

Professor, UP School of Economics, and President, Human Development Network

Fortunato de la Peña

Secretary, Department of Science and Technology (DOST)

Eliseo Rio, Jr.

Acting Secretary, Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT)

Diwa Guinigundo

Deputy Governor, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP)

Peter Draper

Executive Director, International Trade Institute, University of Adelaide, and Co-Chair, Council on ​The Future of International Trade and Investment, World Economic Forum

Christopher Bernido

President, Central Visayan Institute Foundation Inc. (CVIF), and 2010 Ramon Magsaysay Awardee

Winston Damarillo

Executive Chairman, Amihan Global Strategies

Alvin Culaba

Academician, Philippine NAST, and University Fellow and Full Professor, Mechanical Engineering Department, DLSU

Benjamin Diokno

Secretary, Department of Budget and Management

CONFERENCE PROGRAM

08:30
08:30 - 09:00
Marquee Tent

Registration

09:00
09:00 - 09:40
Marquee Tent

Opening Session

National Anthem

Welcome Remarks and Introduction

    Celia Reyes, President, PIDS

Keynote Address
    Ernesto Pernia, Socioeconomic Planning Secretary and Chairperson, PIDS Board of Trustees
09:40
09:40 - 12:30
Marquee Tent

Session 1: Plenary Session

Chair/ Moderator:

    Coco Alcuaz , Executive Director, Makati Business Club

PRESENTERS:

The Coming Digital Technological Landscape, Breakthroughs, and a Glimpse into the Future

    Stephen Ezell, Vice President, Global Innovation Policy | The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF)

Asian Development Outlook 2018: How Technology Affects Jobs

    Yasuyuki Sawada, Chief Economist, Asian Development Bank

Discussants (15 minutes each):

    Sherwin Gatchalian, Senator, Republic of the Philippines
    Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala, Chairman of the Board and CEO, Ayala Corporation
    Elmer Dadios, University Fellow and Full Professor, Manufacturing Engineering and Management Department, Gokongwei College of Engineering, De La Salle University

OPEN FORUM

12:30
12:30 - 13:30
Marquee Tent

Lunch

13:30
13:30 - 15:30
Breakout Rooms

Session 2: Parallel Sessions

Please click the PARALLEL SESSIONS tab for details
16:00
16:00 - 18:00
Marquee Tent

Session 3: Ways Forward

Chair/ Moderator:

    Emmanuel De Dios, Professor, UP School of Economics, and President, Human Development Network

PANELISTS:

    Ramon Lopez, Secretary, Department of Trade and Industry
    Eliseo Rio, Jr., Acting Secretary, Department of Information and Communications Technology
    Diwa Guinigundo, Deputy Governor, Monetary and Economics Sector, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP)
    Peter Draper, Executive Director, International Trade Institute, University of Adelaide, and Co-Chair, Council on ​The Future of International Trade and Investment, World Economic Forum
    Christopher Bernido , President, Central Visayan Institute Foundation Inc. (CVIF), and 2010 Ramon Magsaysay Awardee
    Winston Damarillo, Executive Chairman, Amihan Global Strategies
    Alvin Culaba, Academician, Philippine National Academy of Science and Technology, and University Fellow and Full Professor, Mechanical Engineering Department, De La Salle University

18:00
18:00 - 18:10

CLOSING SESSION

Closing Remarks

    Benjamin Diokno, Secretary, Department of Budget and Management

13:30
13:30 - 15:30
Batanes 1 Function Room

Agriculture, manufacturing, and services

Chair/ Moderator:

    Rafaelita Aldaba , Assistant Secretary, Industry Development and Trade Policy Group, Department of Trade and Industry (DTI)

PRESENTERS (20 minutes each)

Inclusive Innovation Industrial Strategy (i3S): Preparing for Industry 4.0

    Rafaelita Aldaba
Better Future for All: Responsible Policies for Smart Economies
    Mia Mikic, Director, Trade, Investment, and Innovation Division, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP)
Linking Agriculture to Nutrition and Environment
    Eufemio Rasco Jr., Chair, Agricultural Sciences Division, National Academy of Science and Technology (NAST)
Lessons Learned from Applications of IoT at Social Spheres
    Shin-Horng Chen, Director and Research Fellow, International Division, Chung-Hua Institution for Economic Research

OPEN FORUM

13:30
13:30 - 15:30
Batanes 2 Function Room

Science, Technology, and Innovation

Chair/ Moderator:

    Carol Yorobe, Undersecretary for Scientific and Technical Services, Department of Science and Technology (DOST)

PRESENTERS (20 minutes each):

Building Globally-Linked Manufacturing-and-R&D Science & Technology Innovation Ecosystems in the Philippines: An Indispensable Step Toward Inclusive National Development and to Preparing for the Fourth Industrial Revolution

    Joel Cuello, President, Philippine-American Academy of Science and Engineering (PAASE), and Professor of Biosystems Engineering, University of Arizona
Developing Human Capital in Science, Technology and Innovation for the Fourth Industrial Revolution
    David Hall, Senior Technical Advisor, Economic Development, RTI International
Data for the FIRe: DOST-ASTI’s Science Infrastructure for Data and Computation
    Joel Joseph Marciano, Jr., Director, DOST-Advanced Science and Technology Institute (ASTI)
The Role of Government in Improving the Science and Technology Landscape for the Fourth Industrial Revolution
    Jose Ramon Albert , Senior Research Fellow, Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS)
    Ramonette Serafica, Senior Research Fellow, Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS)
OPEN FORUM

13:30
13:30 - 15:30
Mactan 1 Function Room

Labor market and social protection

Chair/ Moderator:

    Alex Villarosa Avila, Assistant Secretary for Workers Protection, Policy Support, Human Resource, Administrative, and Internal Auditing Services, Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE)

PRESENTERS (25 minutes each):

The Future of Work and Social Protection

    Markus Ruck, Senior Specialist on Social Protection for the Philippines and South-East Asia, International Labour Organization (ILO)
FIRe and the Employment Challenge
    Emmanuel Esguerra, Professor, School of Economics, University of the Philippines
The social implications of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (FIRe) in the Asia-Pacific region
    Kostas Mavromaras, Director, Future of Employment and Skills Research Centre, University of Adelaide
OPEN FORUM

13:30
13:30 - 15:30
Mactan 2 Function Room

Human capital development (education and training)

Chair/ Moderator:

    Commission On Higher Education (CHED)

PRESENTERS (20 minutes each)

Fourth Industrial Revolution: New Paradigm for Education and Training

    Michael Fung, Director, Training Partners Group, and Chief HR Officer and Chief Data Officer, SkillsFuture Singapore
More than Schooling: Returns to a Broader Set of Skills in Labor Markets
    Elizabeth King, Non-resident Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution, and Commissioner, International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie)
Mainstreamed AI and the FIRe: Implications on Education and Training in the Philippines
    Arnulfo Azcarraga, College of Computer Studies - Software Technology, De La Salle University
Facing FIRe with WAATER
    Ma. Victoria Bernido, Directress, Central Visayan Institute Foundation Inc. (CVIF) and 2010 Ramon Magsaysay Awardee
OPEN FORUM

ABOUT THE ANNUAL PUBLIC POLICY CONFERENCE

Started in 2015, the APPC aims to convene policy experts and researchers to analyze critical issues relevant to development planning and policymaking. PIDS envisions it to serve as a platform to cultivate a strong culture of research and use of data and evidence among the country's national and local decisionmakers in policymaking and program planning. Through the different topics highlighted in every Development Policy Research Month (DPRM) celebration, this event also aims to raise the public's literacy of important socioeconomic issues.

The Third APPC (2017)

Critical Perspectives on Federalism for Regional Development

The Duterte administration’s proposal to shift to a federal system demands a bold response and clear action from organizations and individuals. PIDS dedicated the third APPC to initiate an informed and participatory discourse on the major issues surrounding federalism.

THE SECOND APPC (2016)

Risks, Shocks, Building Resilience

For its second installment, PIDS repackaged the APPC by organizing parallel sessions to discuss the conference theme “Risks, Shocks, Building Resilience”. The sessions delved on the issues affecting the resilience of the macroeconomic, agriculture, urban environment, and health sectors.


THE FIRST APPC (2015)

Harnessing Our Institutions and Human Capital for Inclusive Growth

Organized by PIDS, the Inaugural Public Policy Conference, which is the first of its kind in the Philippines, was held on September 22, 2015, in Quezon City. The conference, which centered on the theme “Harnessing Our Institutions and Human Capital for Inclusive Growth”, brought together more than 100 participants from all sectors of development in the country.

Venue

EDSA Shangri-La, Manila

1 Garden Way
Ortigas Center
Mandaluyong City, Philippines


Annual Public Policy Conference 2018