Last October 23, 2013, Globe Business gathered important business leaders, executives and “captains of industries” in the 4th Enterprise Innovation Forum, which was held at Makati Shangri-La. Dubbed as the “most awaited and exclusive business event of the year”, it provided attendees strategies and ideas to maximize and instill the important of innovation in the industry.

Globe 4th Enterprise Innovation Forum

The theme of this year’s EIF is to encourage attendees to go beyond the borders of their respective enterprises in order to remain relevant, stay agile and survive the ever changing business landscape with innovation as impetus. According to Nikko Acosta, SVP for Enterprise Group of Globe Business, “This years theme, ‘Transcending Business Boundaries,’ was a natural progression from the initial stagings of EIF:

  • 1st EIF: Shaping the Future Business Landscape
  • 2nd EIF: Transforming the future of Businesses
  • 3rd EIF: Revolutionizing the Business

Nikko Acosta formally opened the forum with a wildly entertaining but very innovative presentation using augmented reality.

Keynote Speakers

Globe Business invited 2 esteemed experts in enterprise innovation field, Professor Luke Williams and Dr.Martha Rogers. The former talked about disruptive innovation and how it can spark businesses. The executive director of Berkley Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation challenged businesses operating in mature industries to consistently make bold moves, even at the peak of their success.

Globe 4th EIF, Luke Williams

The latter – Rogers – expounded on the philosophy that “customer trust should now be part of branding strategies necessary for building a good experience as good product, fair pricing and excellent service.”

Globe 4th Enterprise Innovation Forum, Martha Rogers

For the main plenary, Williams and Rogers were joined by distinguished top local industry leaders led by Globe president and CEO Ernest Cu, Shell Philippines Country Chairman Edgar Chua and Philam Life President and CEO Rex Mendoza, with seasoned international broadcast journalist Veronica Pedrosa moderating the discussions.

Globe 4th Enterprise Innovation Forum


Soon after the panel discussions, Globe provided update to the recently launched interconnection of Globe with the Southeast-Japan Cable, which will provide extensive bandwidth as well as world-class inter-connectivity for the company. According to Gil Genio, “Head of Corporate Strategy and Business Development”:

“It (Globe and SJC) will also support local businesses as well as the company’s basic telecommunications services such as voice, data and internet.”

Globe SJC

Afternoon breakout sessions featured topics on culture change, new workspace with mobility, tomorrow’s technolgy, the rise of analytics through big data discussed by thought leaders from key Globe Business parners Amdocs, Blackberry, ECI Telecom, F5 Networks, Huawei, Microsoft, Oracle, SingTel, Tata Communications and Tellabs.

There was also a special track,which tacked cyber security, which was discussed by Arbor Networks’ Jeff Buhl, Huawei Australia’s Peter Rossi and COmsec Consulting’s Moshe Ishare before select IT executives and members of the media.

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Giancarlo Viterbo is a Filipino Technology Journalist, blogger and Editor of, He is also a Geek, Dad and a Husband. He knows a lot about washing the dishes, doing some errands and following instructions from his boss on his day job. Follow him on twitter: @gianviterbo and @gadgetpilipinas.

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Tokyo Game Show Special Coverage

Tokyo Game Show 2018

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Witness this year’s biggest gaming convention in Asia, the Tokyo Game Show 2018. This September 19, our team will fly to Tokyo, Japan, to be part to TGS 2018. Special thanks to our brand partners Huawei Mobile, PLDT Home, Smart Communications and Cherry Mobile for making this coverage possible.

The Gadget Pilipinas Team was given access to a press briefing with Hidetaka Miyazaki, Director from From Software and a bit of hands-on gameplay. Here’s our take on the hands-on gameplay and the insights from the press interview. We also  figured a listicle is in order to rundown why this game will match the hype surrounding it.

Here’s our Top 5 reasons why “Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice” is to die for.

1) The game is Tenchu-inspired

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2) Casual or hardcore can play

sn1rmqcvrwomyuttaoyq 770x433 - Top 5 reasons "Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice" is to die forFrom Software is notorious for challenging games and Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is no exception. However, Hidetaka Miyazaki, Director of From Software, revealed that he himself is a casual gamer and has made it clear that the game should be accessible to beginners and experienced players alike.

3) Upgradeable prosthetic arm

jjn6e6ivua5u142iukql 770x433 - Top 5 reasons "Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice" is to die forThat prosthetic arm that Sekiro has isn’t just for looks. It can launch a grappling hook and is upgradeable too. No details were revealed but its good to know that a skill-tree based system is in place. Think Horizon Zero Dawn or Spiderman on the way skill and gadgets are upgraded. Tech upgrades set in feudal Japan? What’s not to like?

4) Play the style that suits you

jo1pi5md3myj0pxynz9p 770x433 - Top 5 reasons "Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice" is to die forStealth like Tenchu or head-on like Dark Souls? It’s up to you. What’s clear is that you can’t use stealth for the whole campaign since the game wasn’t designed that way. Stealth can be used to thin enemy numbers and to preserve your health before confronting the big boss. The mix of stealth and hack and slash is always a good mix to change-up the pace and should suit any gameplay style.

5) Single-player only campaign can last 20 to 30 hours 

ocxemodvr6oa72argpyo 770x433 - Top 5 reasons "Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice" is to die forThat’s the length of the campaign as per Miyazaki. The game is focused-solely on the single-player experience. No more wayward players who can just jump-in and help or derail your campaign. From Software also focused on the story-telling. Given that no resources were spent in developing the multiplayer aspect, expect the campaign to take it up a notch.

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice will be released on March 22, 2019 on PC, Xbox One and the Playstation 4.

Our Tokyo Game Show 2018 Coverage is brought to you by our brand partners: Huawei Mobile Philippines, PLDT Home Fibr, Smart and Cherry Mobile. Access our coverage here.

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Heads-up, Pro Evolution Soccer (PES) players. The PES game you’re playing on your phone is going to get a major upgrade.

For starters, the visuals will get a major overhaul and will be using Unreal Engine 4 – the same graphics engine used in triple A games for consoles and PCs. With the use of Unreal Engine 4, PES will be inching closer to how it looks versus its console port. It

Next, over 3,000 new animations, improved player AI with every playstyle accounted for, and realistic ball movements has been optimized for fans to enjoy the ultimate soccer game.

And lastly, 10 new league licenses from Europe, South America and Asia have been added, including Japan’s J. League.

The best part? Despite these updates,  Winning Eleven 2019 is still free-to-play (with in-game purchases).

PES 2019 promises to give a life-like behavior of the beautiful game and should take competitive mobile sports gaming to new heights.

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More about the game and new features, here.

Our Tokyo Game Show 2018 Coverage is brought to you by our brand partners: Huawei Mobile Philippines, PLDT Home Fibr, Smart and Cherry Mobile. Access our coverage here.

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