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The Coming of the Next Wave Cities

The Department of Science and Technology through its Information and Communication Technology Office has formulated Outcome 4.It aims to achieve global leadership in the ITBPM Industry by generating at least 1.3 million jobs in the ICT industry by 2016.

The Next Wave Cities initiative is part of the program called DigitalPH composed of three other flagship initiatives; seedPH, Stepping Up the Value Chain and Rural Impact Sourcing (RIS).

This program focuses on the creation and development of ICT hubs that shall serve as IT-BPO investment destinations outside Metro Manila, thereby creating economic opportunities in the countryside.

Some of the projects of the Group under this initiative are IT-BPM roadshows, capability development and strategic workshops, and industry researches.

Such roadshows have already been conducted since 2014 in Bataan and San Fernando, Pampanga. For 2015 there the IT-BPM roadshow at San Fernando City, La Union and the 1st National Capability Development Summit for ICT Councils in Cebu City.

Projects and Events of the NWC are the following:

Assessment of NWCs
Research Study Launch
IT-BPM Roadshows
Capability Development Workshops for ICT Councils
National Capability Development Summit for ICT Councils

Currently, the Centers of Excellence of the Next Wave Cities are:

Metro Manila
Metro Cebu
Metro Clark
Bacolod City

The Top Ten Next wave Cities are:

Baguio City
Davao City
Dumaguete City
Iloilo City
Lipa City
Metro Bulacan
Metro Cavite
Metro Laguna
Metro Naga
Metro Rizal

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