Meralco MTECH 2016 Innovation Summit

MERALCO’s upcoming technology and innovation summit MTECH 2016 will stage a must-see Exhibit and Experience Zone, which will showcase the latest products and services from the power utility’s business and technology partners.

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="640"]IMG_0316 Top MERALCO executives, led by its President and CEO Oscar Reyes (center, in white), press a red button to signal the opening of MERALCO Technology and Innovation Summit (#MTECH2016) now on its second year.[/caption]

MERALCO Chief Technology Advisor Gavin D. Barfield said the exhibits would demonstrate the huge amount of technology and innovation that is going on at MERALCO as we embrace the digital age. “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 engraining technology and innovation into our DNA.”

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="640"]IMG_0427 Meralco Chief Technology Advisor Gavin Barfield (rightmost) is joined by Meralco VP and Head of Marketing, Customer Solutions and Product Development Tony Valdez (4th from right) and Meralco Senior AVP and Head of Corporate Technology Strategy and Architecture Carlo Casem (3rd from right) as they show to media how household lighting can be managed via a smart meter. #MTECH2016[/caption]

An example of this latest technology are the demonstrated 'smartplugs' which can help one to monitor their electricity consumption daily, automate our appliance functions like the tv, lights, stereo with just the push of a button on our tablet through an app. You can also do this even when you're out- say you left the rice cooker on when you went to work. With just a push of a button on your tablet, even if you're kilometers away from your house you can still turn it off and save electricity. This by the way is already available for us consumers! Yay!


Open from August 23 to 25, 2016 (Tuesday to Thursday), the Exhibit Zone in the MERALCO Lopez Building Lobby, will showcase the company’s leading technology partner brands such as, Dell, Hitachi, SAP, Pazifik Power, Lenovo, Symantec + Blue Coat, CALIBR8, Schneider Electric, Indra, Siemens, Huawei, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Salesforce, Microsoft, Trends and Technologies Inc., Trend Micro, Geodata Systems Technologies, WSI, Smart, PLDT and Radius Telecoms will showcase their latest innovations. Moreover, MERALCO Kuryente Load – the power utility’s prepaid electricity service – will also be demonstrated.

The Experience Zone, which will be situated inside the MERALCO Theatre Lounge will feature Smart Home Solutions by Schneider Electric (which includes appliance control and electric consumption monitoring), Indra (smart sensors and appliance control through smart plugs) and CALIBR8 (electric consumption monitoring and analytics).


The Experience Zone will also have exhibits by Lenovo (tablets, PCs, and Laptops), Dell (tablets, office PCs, gaming PCs and laptops; servers for back end systems), WSI Philippines (large format displays and office printer), Trends and Technologies (sound system), Microsoft (Xbox One and VR device) and Abenson (home appliances).

The following pocket sessions will also be held at the exhibit venue:

Day 1, August 23:

Transforming Customer Engagement in the Digital Economy by Robert Williams of SAP
ArcFM, Your Solution for Advanced Asset and Network Management by Gerome San Pablo of Schneider Electric

Day 2, August 24:

Organizational Transformation through ICT Solutions by Ravi Singh of Hitachi
Harnessing Intelligent Data with Azure and Power Business Intelligence by Angelo Miguel Arcilla of Microsoft
Grid Resilience and Demand-side Management by K. Anand GOPAL Menon of Siemens

Day 3, August 25:

Intel Unite by Charles Ty of Intel and Lenovo
The Smart Life by Smart Communications

The MTECH Event will conclude on Friday with a day-long forum featuring MERALCO’s technology vision and presentations from international speakers.

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