Complimentary Live Virtual Panel

Leaders Exchange 2020 Virtual Series:
Session 2 - The Building Blocks for your Digital Playbook

24 September 2020, Thursday | 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM PHT

About the Live Virtual Panel:

Digital transformation is about automating your backend processes with your front-end systems so you can create the best experiences possible for your customers. While this is a simple notion, execution of these complex systems remains a challenge for most companies. Unified analytics ecosystems are the key that will enable digital transformations to drive to optimize cost, increase flexibility and operationalize analytics. It requires a radical, strategic rethinking of the ways in which technology is integrated throughout the organization and its processes. Cloud and new Microservice based software architectures can help you get quicker time to value.

SAS can help you realize the full value of digital transformation with a comprehensive range of offerings that run in the SAS Cloud as well as Microservice based Solutions running in your own private or public cloud. As the world’s leader in data and analytic solutions, SAS gives you the power and freedom to innovate, manage risk and be agile in the cloud.

Join us for an interactive discussion with leaders from different sectors.

Our Speakers  

Ryan Guadalquiver
Country Manager
SAS Philippines

Ryan Guadalquiver is the Country Manager of SAS Philippines. As the team lead in Philippines, his portfolio includes managing SAS business activities in-country, driving sales growth, ensuring customer satisfaction, and focusing on partner development.

In his role, Ryan is most excited to help businesses in Philippines with their digital transformation journeys, helping them to break down organizational silos, improve business processes, integrate data, and embed systems with analytics to improve customer experience.

Ryan brings with him more than 20 years of experience leading some of the biggest global technology companies, both at the region and country level. Prior to his appointment in 2018, he was the Regional Sales Director & General Manager for Global Industries, Strategic Alliances, Indirect Sales for South East Asia, Taiwan and Hong Kong for Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE). Prior to that, he led HP Philippines to become the fastest growing subsidiary in 2016. He also worked as Managing Director for Oracle and handled key leadership positions in various large organizations including LogicaCMG, SchlumbergerSema, Globe Telecom, and Abbott Laboratories.

Ryan is an alumnus of Asian Institute of Management (AIM), where he completed his Master’s Degree. He is a graduate in Accounting from De La Salle University and a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).

Patrick Meneses
ASEAN Director Business Solutions


Today, many companies are struggling with their Digital Transformation journey. The pandemic has accelerated the need to move their business the digital world but they lack the foundation capabilities to do this at scale. Complexities of design and implementation continue to hamper the ability to meet intended business value.

With 20 years of analytics and engineering experience, I have designed, built and maintained some of the largest enterprise analytic systems. From Sun Microsystems to Electronic Arts and more recently General Motors , where I delivered hundreds of business value added projects. My focus at SAS will be to guide customers through architecting Analytic and Data Service Layers that can feed agility hungry and intelligent business applications.

If you’d like to learn more about how to truly Industrialize Analytics for your digital platforms, let’s talk about your Analytics Stack and how we can achieve Analytics Operationalization.

Charles Ty
Customer Advisory lead for Cloud

Charles Ty is the SAS Customer Advisory lead for Cloud initiatives. His charter is to help customers navigate their digital transformation journeys and accelerate their adoption of analytics to make data driven decisions faster and easier.

Prior to joining SAS, Charles has over 15 years working experience in the industry, and has helped customers accelerate their digital transformation across Southeast Asia, Hong Kong, Taiwan and the Philippines.

He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Economics from the Ateneo de Manila University.

David R. Hardoon, PhD
Senior Advisor for Data and Artificial Intelligence
UnionBank Philippines

David is the Senior Advisor for Data and Artificial Intelligence at UnionBank Philippines.

Concurrently David is an external advisor to Singapore's Corrupt Investigation Practices Bureau (CPIB) in the capacity of Senior Advisor (Artificial Intelligence) and to Singapore's Central Provident Fund Board (CPF) in the capacity of Senior Advisor (Data Science).

Prior to his current roles, David was Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) first appointed Chief Data Officer and Head of Data Analytics Group reporting to the agency Deputy Managing Director for Financial Supervision and subsequently Special Advisor (Artificial Intelligence) reporting to Deputy Managing Director for Markets and Development. In these roles he led the development of the AI strategy both for MAS and Singapore’s financial sector as well as driving efforts in promoting open cross-border data flows.

David has extensive exposure and experience in both industry and academia and he has consistently applied advanced technology with an analytical mindset to shape and deliver new innovation. David holds a PhD in Computer Science in the field of Machine Learning from the University of Southampton and graduated from Royal Holloway, University of London with First Class Honors B.Sc. in Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence. Out in the "field", David is more likely to consider himself a data artist instead of a pure data scientist.

John Gonzales
Vice President and Head for Enterprise Digital Solutions Group
PLDT Enterprise

John is currently the Vice President and Head for Enterprise Digital Solutions group of PLDT Enterprise, in charge of managing Big Data, Cloud, M2M, Internet of Things (IoT) and other emerging technology Initiatives of PLDT for its corporate enterprise customers.

Prior to joining the Philippine telecom giant, John co-founded and led a cloud service provider called Business Cloud Live, became General Manager of companies like Jebsen and Jessen Philippines and Teledata Philippines, and had worked for technology companies such as Oracle Philippines and Sun Micro-systems Philippines. John has been in the ICT industry for 26 years.

Rogelio “Nooky” Umali
FWD Life Insurance Corporation

2019 Top Technology Leader for the Philippines by Global Brands Magazine

Nooky has been in the IT Industry for 28 years. Specializing in the field of Applications Design & Development, Enterprise Architecture & Project Management covering the Financial / Banking, Telecommunications and Insurance Industries.

Current CTO of FWD Life Insurance Corporation. The following are his past experiences.

Banking Industry - 12 Years

As AVP for IT (Deputy CIO) he was in charged of the development and maintenance of core Mainframe applications for Financial Systems (CASA, ATM, Loans and GL).

He also worked as a technical consultant for the largest banking consortium in the Philippines working on Inter Bank Fund Transfer systems and policies. He was part of the elite Core Committee acting as Technical Advisors for the automation requirement of the biggest banks in the country.

After his successes in the Banking industry, he wanted to try new IT challenges in the exploding industry of telecommunications.

Telco Industry - 8 Years

Head of Technology and Innovation.

He joined the biggest Company in the Philippines in 2007 starting as a Data Operations Manager manning the 24 x 7 team for the Financial Services group.

After a year in Operations, he moved back as a Development Manager overseeing a 60 man team of Database, Web, Portal & Report Developers and Business Analysts.

In 2011, he focused on Project Management handling a team of Technical PMs covering Financial, Telecommunications and Digital technical projects. His team created the Technology storyboard which became the blueprint for the Technology Roadmap for Services.

He manages a portfolio of technical projects in excess of 2 Billion Php 50M USD).

In 2013, he was tasked to oversee a new growth area in the company by managing the Mobile Applications (Apps) and API Program of the Tech Group. He was mandated to lead the innovation of Mobile Apps development.

Insurance Industry - 5 years and counting

He returned to the Financial Industry, serving as IT Director (Acting CIO) for Manulife Financial.

Princess Legaspi
Host, Model and Founder of Whitecanvas Marketing

Experienced Marketing executive with years of demonstrated history and expertise on management, advertising & communications, and digital transformation. Witnessing the transition of ‘Traditional Marketing’ to ‘Digital and Social Media Marketing’ in the Philippines, she gained diverse experience in vast industries: Food & Beverage, Resorts & Hotels, Retail, Telecommunications, to Information Technology products and services. With just 5 years in the field, she was able to adapt to the different marketing trends and strategies, executing tasks with strong and efficient leadership towards her team.

Princess joined DHQ Digital Marketing Inc. back in 2014, where Digital Marketing started emerging in the country. Her team managed to quickly adapt to this strategy, convinced that it has the potential to take over accustomed marketing and sales practices. DHq managed to capture the Food and Beverage industry first, then retail, and later on penetrated the real estate and communications sector as well. She ventured next to having her own startup, 'BigHops Marketing', still focused on digital but with incorporation of events management, catering to some F&B under Rustan's Group, creating campaigns and content for Hotels & Resorts, etc. She then shifted into the Technology industry with Packetworx Inc., offering end-to-end Internet of Things (IoT) solutions and introducing LoRaWan technology in the country. She implemented campaigns on both private and public sectors promoting awareness of IoT in the PH as it grows.

Previously she was the Chief Marketing Officer for Alexander Karl Group Corporation: Level 11 Tech | Vhoug Intl. ; L11Tech was established to provide Consulting Services and expertise on Cybersecurity, Digital Transformation,
and Infrastructure services to big and small organizations. Vhoug International Construction Group, on the other hand is one of the top 10 General Contractor firms in the Philippines specializing on overall fit out services.

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