[Panelist announcement] HIC in the Philippines 2021 Session 3: Providing Technology Services in the New Normal

Only a few weeks before the Hyper Interdisciplinary Conference in the Philippines 2021, and we are proud to announce the Panelists for the Third Session entitled "Providing Technology Services in the New Normal." In this session, we will know more about the challenges faced by technology startups in acquiring materials, prototyping and mass production. We will also explore the possibilities of facing and overcoming these challenges through collaboration and support.

On December 11, 2021, listen to insights from representatives on the side of startups, technology business incubators and technology service providers. Learn more about this session's panelists and moderator below:

Engr. Fred P. Liza, DOST AMCen Program Leader and Chief, DOST-MIRDC Materials and Process Research Division (MPRD)

Engr. Fred P. Liza is the Chief Science Research Specialist of the Materials and Process Research Division  of the Department of Science and Technology - Metals Industry Research and Development Center  (DOST-MIRDC) in the Philippines. Currently, he leads the Advanced Additive Manufacturing R&D Program, and Research on Advanced  Prototyping for Product Innovation and Development using Additive Manufacturing Technologies  (RAPPID-ADMATEC) Project. He earned his degree in Mechanical Engineering at the Western Institute of Technology in Iloilo City, and  obtained MS units in Technology Management from the University of the Philippines Diliman. During his 28 years of service in the DOST-MIRDC, he has led the planning and implementation of  various R&D projects, as well as the establishment of strategic programs such as the Die and Mold  Solution Center, Gear Making & Assembly Facility, and Center for Innovation and Advancement of  Manufacturing Technologies (CIAMT). He has several publications and patents, focused around Philippine-centered solutions and innovations.

Ms. Mary Gillian Santos, CEO and Founder, Anihan Technologies 

Gillian has graduated from De La Salle University earning a BS Physics Minor in Economics Degree and is pursuing her MS Economics Degree. Since September 2017, she has worked as a Policy & Business Development Officer for iNano’s several research grants that deal with Nanosensors and Nanocoatings. She has experience in doing research, data analysis, business planning, representing project teams and forming partnerships with the Government & Private Sector as well as pitching projects to Investors and Industry Partners. She is also part of an independent consulting team tasked to do a Buffer Stock Study for the National Food Authority as mandated by Republic Act 11203. Currently, she is the Founder & CEO of an up & coming B2B Agritech Startup named AniTech (Anihan Technologies) on a mission to reduce food loss in Asia and help build competitive agri-value chains through deep technologies.

Mr. Rayjand Gellamucho, General Manager, ISAT University - Kwadra TBI

Rayjand is a strong advocate of supporting homegrown micro/startup enterprises in the region. He is one of the men behind various programs and initiatives in Iloilo like Produkto Lokal, Innovate Iloilo, and Iloilo Startup Founders Circle. He co-founded various startups in Iloilo like MavenTech Solutions, Mulave Studios, and Bakal Lokal.He is also the former General Manager of the Green Technology Business Incubator of the West Visayas State University (WVSU) and Project Development Officer III of DOST Technology Business Incubators Network Portal.  He is also one of the past curators of the Global Shapers Iloilo Hub - part of the Global Shapers Community an initiative of the World Economic Forum. He currently serves as one of the private sector members of the Regional Development Council Region VI, Executive Director of Youth First Initiative Philippines Inc.. One of the startup community champions of the Department of Information and Communications Technology and one of the community advocates of Ideaspace - QBO Innovation Hub. Most importantly, he serves ISAT University as the General Manager of the Kwadra Technology Business Incubator, a DOST funded Technology Business Incubator specializing in nurturing deep technology startups in the Philippines for inclusive growth & sustainable development.

Engr. Ronezza Delos Santos, Leave a Nest Philippines, Inc.

Ronezza Delos Santos graduated with a degree in BS Chemical Engineering from the University of the Philippines Diliman. After earning her professional license, she worked at Baguio Water District, a Government-Owned and Controlled Corporation that provides potable water throughout Baguio City and some parts of the Benguet Province. She became an intern for Leave a Nest’s Tech Planter PH, and after which she took the challenge to become one of the pioneer members of Leave a Nest’s Philippine subsidiary to help unleash the potential of Filipinos in science and technology for the advancement of the country.

The Hyper Interdisciplinary Conference (HIC) in the Philippines 2021 is an initiative of the Leave a Nest Group to bring together people from different disciplines and walks of life, with the belief that a good level of diversity is the key to successful innovation. This year, the conference will be held fully online with the theme “Inclusive Disruption in an Island Nation: Disrupting with New Technologies while Maximizing Accessibility”.

Conference Details and Timeline

  • Date: 11 December 2021
  • Time: 13:00~18:00 Philippine Standard Time
  • Venue: Leave a Nest Broadcast
Time Activity
13:00~13:30 Opening Ceremony
13:30~14:30 Panel Session 1: Empowering the agriculture industry with technology
14:30~15:45 Technology Splash
15:45~16:45 Panel Session 2: Connecting the archipelago for medical care
16:45~17:45 Panel Session 3: Providing technology services in the new normal
17:45~18:00 Closing Remarks



For those who are interested to watch and join the conference, click the link below to register. Please note that this requires a Leave a Nest ID account, so don’t forget to sign up first if you do not have an account yet.




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