Meralco Technology and Innovation Summit 2016 or MTECH 2016 opens today August 23 until the 25th at the MERALCO Lopez Building Lobby. The event also showcases Meralco’s leading technology partner brands including Dell, Hitachi, SAP, Pazifik Power, Lenovo, Symantec + Blue Coat, CALIBR8, Schneider Electri, Indra, Siemens, Huawei, Hewett Packard Enterprise, Salesforce, Microsoft, Trends and Technologies Inc. Trend Micro, Geodata Systems Technologies, WSI, Smart, PLDT and Radius Telecoms.
This year’s theme is “Creating The Customer-Centric Utility“. It will showcase new and intelligent ways to enhance customer experience through informed energy management and multi-channel services while boosting business agility and developing new opportunities for the distribution utility. The MTECH 2016 stages an Exhibit Zone and an Experience Zone that showcases Meralco’s partner brands latest products and services.
The Exhibit Zone that features exhibits from Mercalco’s technology partners. Aside from presenting their latest product and services each booths prepared games and prizes for the visitors to take home. The place was packed that day and I was not able to take good photos because each booth is full with visitors wanting to check out their products and win prizes. I had to wait to some booths to clear up to take photos.
The Experience Zone features a Smart Home Solutions by Schneider Electric, Indra and CALIBR8. The experience zone is divided in to rooms, each of them demonstrating the future of homes wherein appliances can be controlled remotely using apps, smart plugs are used to monitor electricity consumption in real time, and other amazing features.
Aside from monitoring your power consumption in a room or a certain electronic appliance, it can also control it’s power switches, it can dim or brighten a lamp, open curtains, pre-schedule on when to turn on or off an appliance and many other cool features.
“We are utilizing the latest technology to improve our grid operations, provide more consumption information and convenience to our customers and to roll out new products and services. At Meralco, we are ingraining technology and innovation in our DNA.” said Meralco Chief Technology Advisor Gaving D. Barfield.
Meralco Technology and Innovation Summit 2016 will also have pocket sessions held at the exhiit venue with different topics and guest speakers.
Day 1 – August 23
- Transforming Customer Engagement in the Digital Economy – Robert Williams of SAP
- ArcFM, Your Solution for Advanced Asset and Network Management – Gerome San Pablo of Schneider Electric
Day 2 – August 24
- Organizational Transformation through ICT Solutions – Ravi Signh of Hitachi
- Harnessing Intelligent Data with Azure and Power Busisess Intelligence – Angelo Miguel Arcilla of Microsoft
- Grid Resilience and Demand-side Management – K. Anand GOPAL Menon of Siements
Day 3 – August 25
- Intel Unite – Charles Ty of Intel and Lenovo
- The Smart Life – Smart Communications
The MTECH event will conclude on Friday with a day-long forum featuring MERALCO’s technology vision and presentations from international speakers. For more information visit – www.mtech.com.ph