The National ICT Summit 2021 is this year’s culminating event in the annual observance of the National ICT Month, in compliance with Presidential Proclamation No. 1521, s. 2008 DECLARING THE MONTH OF JUNE 2008 AND EVERY YEAR THEREAFTER AS “NATIONAL INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY (ICT) MONTH”. Seminars, conferences, forums, focused group discussions, technical trainings and other activities showcasing ICT in government processes that positively impact the Filipino public are held during the month. The month-long celebration provides venues to present and discuss emerging ICT technologies, products, services and new paradigms.>
The government’s ICT department leads the month-long celebrations, and enlists the active participation of ICT sectoral organizations and industry partners. For the past few years, a strong partnership was developed between the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) and the Chief Information Officers’ Forum (CIOF, Inc.) and the Chief Information Officers’ Forum Foundation (CIOFF, Inc) where the Department relied on them in organizing the annual National Information and Communications Technology Summit (NICT Summit) as fitting culmination for ICT Month. The theme for the virtual NICT Summit 2021 is “Accelerating Government Digital Transformation in Time of Crisis,” that seeks to highlight the Department’s good governance over the efforts of cooperating government and industry partners in the use of digitized business processes – in this time of COVID 19 pandemic – towards achieving the most convenient and timely provision of services to households and businesses that promote an enhanced government-citizen engagement.
Short Profile of the Organizers
Lead Agency: Department of Information and Communications Technology
Established by RA 10844 (23 May 2016), DICT leads in the celebration of the annual ICT Month (June). The DICT is the primary policy, planning, coordinating, implementing, and administrative entity of the Executive Branch of the government that plans, develops, and promotes the national ICT development agenda.
(a) The CIOF (Chief Information Officers’ Forum, Inc) – SEC-registered, non-stock, non-profit organization incorporated by incumbent Chief Information Officers (CIOs) of different government agencies to serve as advocacy and consensus-building group to address key ICT policy issues and concerns and provides venue for exchange of information and technology solutions, resource and experience-sharing among members; and promote wider and active government-private sector linkages. It endeavors to establish an ICT-enlightened bureaucracy.
(b) The CIOFF (CIOF Foundation, Inc.) – SEC-registered, non-stock, non-profit organization with members consisting of past and incumbent government CIOs. It undertakes programs, projects, events, training and capability-building activities in ICT and related technologies to help raise the technical, managerial and administrative competencies of CIOs. It maintains strong linkages with the ICT industry in advocating the use of ICT in governance.
(c) ICT Industry Partners – provides the technology requirements of government through seminars, technical sessions, workshops and product demonstrations of current and emerging ICT technology, products, services and new paradigms.
Transform citizen services (G2C); Transform G2G services, Transform Business Services (G2B); Parallel tracks highlighting citizen-centric services, eHealth services, and discussions on emerging technologies
The NICT SUMMIT Day 1 – June 22, 2021 from 8:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M via Zoom Video conferencing platform.>
The NICT SUMMIT Day 2 – June 23, 2021 from 8:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M via Zoom Video conferencing platform. >
Expected delegation of 400-500 government executives, ICT managers and practitioners, local government officials, academics, the private sector, students, and other interested parties.