Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Invitation: 2nd Social Networking & e-Business Conference 2009

Event Fact Sheet

The 2nd Social Networking and e-Business Conference 2009
'Reaching and Connecting to Customers Through Social Networks'

April 23-24, 2009
Grand Ballroom, Hotel Intercontinental, Makati City, Philippines

Presented By: Fiera de Manila, Inc. and DigitalFilipino Club

Express yourself, share your interest, post your photos, share your music, connect with friends, make new connections, and exchange insights --- this is now the growing trend of communications and engagement with your customers.

The phenomenon of online social networks has created real-life and business relationships amongst advertisers, users and consumers of today's digital marketplaces. The growth and popularity of social networks is changing the landscape of marketing and e-Business.

Gain insights on how to maximize the use of social networks. Learn from various case studies. Learn from various Experts sharing their unique perspectives on the phenomenon of social networks.

The Social Networking and e-Business Conference 2009 is an event geared towards companies and digital marketing/advertising professionals who are interested to use social networks for advertising/marketing their products and services. It is for dynamic companies, start-ups, and upcoming players who would like to leverage on current technologies to communicate and sell their products/services in the cyber world; and, gain knowledge as to how this industry is working and evolving.

More information:

Monday, March 30, 2009

Wendy Ang - MyOptimind

Wendy Ang is the President and founder of Optimind Technology Solutions. Her Internet marketing career started in college when she started promoting herself online to get a side stint with an American software development firm.

She is currently working on SEO campaigns, web design and flash animation projects with several clients worldwide. Her local clients include Ayala Land, LBC, Robinsons Land, Sta. Lucia Realty Inc., and Moldex Corporation.

Wendy holds a bachelor's degree in Computer Science from De La Salle University.

Jay de Jesus - Titik Pilipino

Jay de Jesus is the founder of Titik Pilipino - The Online Resource for Filipino Music. Jay has managed Titik Pilipino to become a multi-awarded website and one of the longest running OPM music websites on the internet.

Titik Pilipino is an online music website established in 1997, which has won several awards including Best Music Website in the 2003 Philippine Web Awards and 2008 Digital Filipino Web Awards. The website current receives a monthly average of 200,000 visitors and 4 million page views worldwide.

As an IT consultant, Jay holds a degree in Computer Science from Ateneo de Manila University. His internet expertise is derived from working for several web-based firms, an Internet Service Provider and managing a web development company. He has been a web developer, programmer and internet consultant for several client websites including Informatics, Institute of Philippine Culture, Royale Homes, Ajinomoto, Pinoy.tv, Musiko.com, Cebu Trade Fairs and ABS-CBN to name a few.

As a music consultant, Jay has 15 years experience with digital music starting as a musical arranger for Samsung, Sony and Precision Audio from 1994 to 1998. He has also been invited to judge various music-related competitions including the Awit Awards since 2006. Jay is also recognized by the Philippine Association of the Recording Industry (PARI) as a resource person for online music.

His hobbies include photography, blogging and songwriting.

Exhibitors & Sponsors

We would like to thank the following sponsors & exhibitors at the Social Networking and eBusiness Conference 2009.

Admission to the exhibit area is free and is open from 9 am to 6 pm.
  1. Aspendos International Corp. (http://www.aspendos.com.ph)
  2. Bayan Telecommunications (http://www.bayan.com.ph)
  3. Businessworld Publishing Corporation (http://www.bworldonline.com)
  4. CardPlus Marketing / Citibank, N.A.
  5. DataOne Asia Philippines (http://www.data1asia.com)
  6. DMCI Homes (http://www.dmcihomes.com)
  7. ePLDT (http://www.epldt.com)
  8. Friendster (http://www.friendster.com)
  9. GA Printing Inc. (http://www.gaprinting.com.ph)
  10. Level Up! Games Philippines (http://www.levelupgames.ph/)
  11. Net25 (http://www.net-25.com)
  12. Philippine Business Daily Mirror Publishing, Inc. (http://www.businessmirror.com.ph)
  13. Philstar.com (http://www.philstar.com)
  14. PLDT SME (http://www.pldtsme-nation.com.ph)
  15. Smart Communications Inc. (http://www.smart.com.ph)
  16. The Radio Partners (http://www.theradiopartners.com)
  17. Tridel Technologies, Inc. (http://www.tridel.net)
  18. Yahoo! Philippines (http://ph.yahoo.com)
Sign-up as an exhibitor or sponsor today!

More to be added shortly...

Ranulf Goss - SunGame

Ranulf Goss is currently the Technical Director of SunGame Inc., a US-based company specializing in online virtual worlds development and in the process of setting up the Manila operations of SunGame. As a programmer, he specializes in 3D game development, systems programming and database management. His previous work experiences includes being the global database administrator of Trend Micro Inc. and a producer for Matahari Studios Philippines (now known as Kuju Philippines). Also passionate about the game development industry, he has held the IGDA Manila Chapter Chairmanship for five years, and has spearheaded the creation of the Game Developers Association of the Philippines.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Speaker Presentation Guidelines

Speakers in the Social Networking & eBusiness Conference are requested to take note of the following guidelines when preparing their presentation. This guide was prepared in response to the feedback we got last year. We appreciate all speakers cooperation regarding this matter to ensure that our 2009 conference will be most meaningful to participants.

1. Speakers, being experts, are expected to provide a big picture and strategic perspective in relation to their topic. This includes citing:
  • Industry statistics
  • Current players
  • Sharing of experience (case study)
  • Lessons learned
  • What developments can be expected in 2009?
  • How can participants take advantage & use what was presented to them?
2. With the above, company related slides should be no more than 30% of the total slides.

3. All speaker presentation materials should be e-mailed to the organizers on or before April 16, 2009.

4. Speaker profile and photo should be sent to the organizers no later than April 2, 2009.