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Caraga To Host 3rd Mindanao ICT Conference

The Caraga Administrative Region or Region 13 will be hosting a national information and communications technology (ICT) conference this September which seeks to gather hundreds of digital champions for the countryside.

The hosts this year are the Caraga ICT Council and the Caraga Federation of ICT Councils all chaired by Butuan councilor Cherry May Busa in collaboration with the city government of Butuan, the National ICT Confederation of the Philippines (NICP) and the Department of Information and Communication Technology (DICT).

The 3rd Mindanao ICT Conference (MINCON) on September 25 to 26 this year to be held at Almont Inland Resort and Convention Center in Butuan City is a flagship program of NICP under its vision to share best practices and showcase the potential of the regions for ICT investments.

The conference will showcase the latest ICT development and the newest innovation platforms under the theme “BRITE MINDANAO: Building Resources Toward ICT-Based and Technology Driven Ecosystem In Mindanao”.

Councilor Busa looks forward to showcasing Caraga and Mindanao ICT initiatives, to convene ICT stakeholders and work cohesively to achieve an ICT ecosystem that will redound to the economic growth in the region and develop ICT learners to prepare the next generations for the future of work.
Founded in 2008 by local ICT champions from ten different cities, NICP which is now recognized for promoting the creation of ICT councils, an organizational model that brings together movers and key decision makers from the public or government sector (local or national line agencies), academe and human resource, and private or business and industry sector.

The ICT council aims to provide a platform to set directions to position their respective communities as strategic locations for ICT-enabled jobs and investments.

As the administrative center of Caraga, Butuan is poised to create more jobs and opportunities from the growing ICT industry to address the economic situation of the region.

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