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An Eisenhower Fellow’s Guide to Apps and Tools During the Fellowship

As an Eisenhower Fellow, we are to make sure that we maximize our time and resources at all times. We are to be meeting not less than 40-50 people or organizations in a span of 7 weeks. It is thus imperative that we make the best out of what technology has to offer. Here’s a quick guide of the apps and tools that proved to be most useful during fellowship.       Office Lense is an app that helps you scan documents, brochures and other printed materials. Don’t lug all those papers and documents with you. Every spare kilo...

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Thank you Syntactics Family!

During my Seven-week trip in the US as an Eisenhower Fellow, I was constantly asked how I could endure being away from the company for seven weeks without worrying at all. I always replied that I was very fortunate because I have a team that I can rely on to take care of things while I was away. During my travels, I only worked 1 to 2 hours per day, either at the beginning or at the end of the day to get updates and respond to emails. The nitty gritty details however of managing the divisions and making sure that everything was going smoothly back at the office were done by the team. This enabled me to focus on my objectives for my fellowship and make the most of the wonderful opportunity given to us.

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Reflections After My Eisenhower Fellowship

The seven-week fellowship program has just ended, but the real work is about to begin. Eisenhower Fellowships has opened so many doors for me and have connected me with the brightest and best individuals and organizations to help me take another step in my journey in creating more jobs through Information Technology. I am to go home to my dear motherland and start implementing the best of what I have learned here in the USA. During my seven weeks of going around the US and meeting people, I have listed down some things in my thoughts and reflections that I would like to share.

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Goverment Making The Most of Technology

The Philippine Government has been highly involved in using information technology as a tool for socio economic growth. Recently, in the Mindanao LGU ICT Forum for Innovation and Connectivity through Technology, Philgeps, the Philippines Government Electronic Procurement System, was re-introduced to the local government unit representatives in Region X and I was elated to find out that the Philgeps framework and initiative is actually being studied as a pilot program by other South East Asian Countries. Introduced also during the forum was the topic of “Streamlining A More Responsive BPLS To Businesses” which tackled the measures done by cities...

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Startup CDO First Meet Up

Cagayan de Oro, July 29, 2014 – As July 29 was a holiday, we took the opportunity to catch up with the CDO startup founders at Coffeeworks, Xavier University. It was an informal meetup with most of the groups that were created during the first Startup Weekend CDO as well as other startup founders who are already doing business. It was interesting to note that most of the teams are all interested to continue with their ideas or continue to work as a team. Ideacamp’s founder, Marl Ian Dionaldo, albeit solo in his quest, continued his vision and is...

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Ubiquitous Living

South Korea is developing a new type of city called the U-city (U stands for Ubiquitous). This type of city will have everything interconnected. For example, this would be the proposed process in the grocery business: 1. When the stocks from the suppliers arrive and are being unloaded to the grocery warehouse, a signal from each item will be sent to the grocery’s server wherein the inventory quantity for each specific product is updated (increased). This will include the update of their costs. This means this cuts off time from having to record the receiving report (or delivery receipt)...

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Seamaul – New Community Movement of Korea

Day 2 – “We must overcome poverty.” This is what our lecturer Mr. Lee Joon Ho said to start our lecture. I was surprised to hear this since I saw how progressive South Korea is today.  One thing I’ve noticed in our first two speakers is that they are very proud of South Korea’s ability to rise from the ashes, to have gone through poverty because of their civil war (and other events that took place in their history – invasions and colonization’s) and have survived. They have become one of the strong and emerging countries in Asia and...

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Annyong haseyo!!!

Day 1  – Arrived at 5:30 A.M. at Seoul. The other Philippine delegates, Evan, Gloria, Elvin, Alan and Jong, arrived with me in our way to Korea and we were met by Mr. Jake Kim and Vivian of the Small & medium Business Training Institute (SBTI) met us at the airport. It was a pleasure to finally meet the people whose names we have read constantly in emails and formal correspondences. lugging all our bags at the Incheon International Airport – South Korea I have to say, Seoul’s International Airport is by far one of the best airports that...

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