Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Internet of Things Summit Philippines on August 17 and 18, 2018

Now on its third year, the Internet of Things Summit Philippines is an annual gathering and showcase of IoT technology in the country. It is undeniable that technology makes the world simpler. People today have more positive view of how technology is affecting their lives. Based on the survey by Nielsen, more than 74 percent feel that new technology makes their lives easier. People are not just using technology to communicate but they also use it in making transactions. It is technology that gives businesses the opportunities to go beyond. It also help in making cities stay connected and smart. With the rise of technology, Internet of Things or simply "IoT" is indeed the “Next Big Thing” in the world of innovation. The 3rd IoT Summit will be held on August 17 and 18, 2018 at the Megatrade Hall 3, SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City. The summit will focus on how we can maximize our knowledge in technology related to Internet of Things. It includes a conference divided into six tracks: Connected City, Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence, Privacy and Security, Machine Learning and Wearables with experts from across the industry led by USEC. Monchito Ibrahim from the Department of Information and Communucations Technology.

Aside from the conference, they conducted an IoT Robotics Workshop last July 14 at the PLDT Innolab, Mandaluyong City, facilitated by PhilRobotics and Egizmo Mechatronix. The course outline of the workshop includes Introduction to Arduino, Arduino Programming Workshop, PBOT Programming, Building the Sumobot and Sumobot Battle. This workshop aims to give the knowledge to learn the basics of building a Sumobot in just a day. Participated in by kids and adults with zero knowledge in Robot programming and Arduino. 

The 3rd IoT Summit Philippines is organized by Red Wizard Events Technology and presented by Smart, PLDT Enterprise, Globaltronics, MiGuard and Unionbank of the Philippines. This is also co-presented by Accenture Technology, United Neon, ChatbotPH and Intel in partnership with the Department of Information and Communications Technology, National ICT Confederation of the Philippines and IoT Technology Inc.

For more information about the conference you check www.iotsummit.ph or call the secretariat at (02) 218 9023 or at 09179048777 and 09209734926


Following the conclusion of the 2018 NBA Finals, U.S. high performance sportswear label, Under Armour, is pulling out all stops to continue satisfying basketball fans in Southeast Asia with an upgraded shoe offering and a new regional competition for young athletes.

Stephen Curry Shows How He Is “Wired Different” With The All-New Curry 5 – Available Now

Basketball was wired the same for decades – a game predicated on size and brute strength, played within 24 feet of the rim, where jab steps were secondary to elbow jabs, where athleticism ruled all…until Stephen Curry finally cracked the code. Stephen, fresh off his 3rd NBA Finals win in 4 years, is “Wired Different” from his predecessors. A challenger who has hacked handles, hacked range and in the opinion of some – even ruined the game.
In order to continue breaking the game and shattering the status quo, Stephen has created a new operating system that’s “Wired Different” for the modern game.
Introducing the Curry 5. Light, low and built for optimum speed and agility. The full knit construction with molded cushioning and a unique lockdown lacing system brings total precision to the shoe’s 360 degree fit and feel. And an unbelievable grip traction system, built for all courts, provides quick-stop traction, enabling Stephen to make cuts on a dime, no matter what the surface. The ultimate upgrade is here…and it’s Wired Different.

“Version 5 was the result of a long study of all the previous iterations,” said Stephen Curry when asked about the development of the Under Armour Curry 5. “We dug deep and worked hard to make this the ultimate upgrade. This one goes out to all the challengers – the people ‘ruining the game’. We hack the old school and we change everything.”

Key components of the Curry 5 design include:
·         EVA cushioning midsole delivers underfoot responsiveness
·         The Curry 5 locks in Stephen’s heel with Anafoam and has a super light upper that doesn’t weigh him down
·         New lacing system and stretchable upper allows for ease of entry
·         The midsole delivers lightweight underfoot responsiveness
·         The speed plate and flex zones in the midsole and outsole help Stephen stay light
·         Containment areas in the forefoot lateral wall and the heel lock in the foot, enabling Stephen to play his game on his toes
·         Weight: 11.8 oz.

The Under Armour Curry 5 is priced at PHP7,995 and is available at selected Under Armour Brand Houses as well as online at underarmour.com.ph.

Game On, Southeast Asia: The Ultimate 3-On-3 Basketball Tournament Makes Its Return (11 August 2018)

Building on its success from last year, UA 3X3 came back to offer young passionate ballers the chance to compete while testing their team’s skills, teamwork, and their will to own the court. This year, the competition began in Malaysia, followed by Thailand, Singapore and Indonesia. The last leg held in the Philippines happened last August 11 at the Xavier School Gym in San Juan, accommodating 68 teams which competed for the top spots in both under-18 girls and boys division.
Two-time NCAA Champion of the San Beda University Red Lions and UA ambassador Robert Bolick was present in the event to join a 3-point shoot out exhibition held during a quick afternoon break. “Play as a team, go hard and play your best,” was what Bolick said when asked for a quick tip he could give the players.
In the boys division, Dragon Den triumphed against 56 other teams. The team consisted of students from the Traill International School namely Kobe Francisco, John Peters, Cian Villaflor and Gershom Montes. Hijas Pilipinas’ roster of Caila Galamiton, Princess Fabruada, Karl Ann Pingol and Angel Surada, coming from the National University and Chiang Kai Shek College, bested 10 other competitors in the girls division. Each winning team received Php 35,000 Under Armour voucher and will represent the country in the regional final competition to be held at the Mall of Asia Arena in September 7.
 “We are delighted to continue our partnership with FIBA and take the Under Armour 3x3 Southeast Asia Tournament to the next level,” said Michael Binger, CEO of Triple Pte Ltd, exclusive distributor of Under Armour in Southeast Asia.

About Under Armour, Inc
Under Armour (NYSE: UA), the originator of performance footwear, apparel and equipment, revolutionized how athletes across the world dress. Designed to make all athletes better, the brand's innovative products are sold worldwide to athletes at all levels. The Under Armour Connected Fitness™ platform powers the world’s largest digital health and fitness community through a suite of applications: UA Record, MapMyFitness, Endomondo and MyFitnessPal. The Under Armour global headquarters is in Baltimore, Maryland.

For further information, please visit the Company's website at www.uabiz.com.

About Triple Pte Ltd
Established in 2013, Triple Pte Ltd is a sports and lifestyle retailer which holds the exclusive distribution rights for the Under Armour brand across Southeast Asia. Triple launched the Under Armour operations in Singapore and Philippines in May 2014. It has to date expanded the Under Armour distribution network to cover eight Southeast Asian markets through a combination of 47 brand houses as well as shop in shop and multi-brand wholesale executions.

Monday, August 13, 2018

Six North Luzon Teams off to Manila for NBA 3X Philippines 2018 Finals

The National Basketball Association (NBA) officially tipped off NBA 3X Philippines 2018 presented by AXA with the first-ever qualifiers in North Luzon at Benguet State University on Aug. 11-12.  Now on its eighth consecutive year, NBA 3X is staging two preliminary tournaments with the succeeding competition set at the Don Bosco Technical Institute Makati on Aug. 18-19 to provide more male and female players an opportunity to participate in the 3-on-3 tournament.

A total of 100 teams from Apayao, Dagupan, Baguio, Benguet and other nearby provinces, including entries from Caloocan City in Metro Manila, competed in the North Luzon qualifiers.  Six teams advanced to NBA 3X Playoffs and will compete with teams advancing from the Metro Manila division qualifiers at the Mall of Asia Music Hall on Aug. 25-26.

Rieken Espinosa, Dreyxius Castillo, Kyle Patrick Margarata, and Adam Floyd Darden of Team Greyhounds topped the U13 Division, while Jaudenes Parone, Dennis de Vera, Manson Lee Carantes and Francis Almazan of Team SLUA topped the Under-16 division.  The other winning teams for the boy’s division were Team Caloocan Supremos C (Under-18) composed of Ryan Ricasio, Raphael Jerhold Flores, Mark Francois Sapla, and Jino Lacsa); and Team UL-Dagupan City A (Open Category) made up of Mario Angelito Torio, Reynald Ballesteros, Robert Caasi Jr. and Julius Tiburcio.

In the women’s category, Regimay Castres, Rosemarie Delos Santos, Jane de Vera, and Fionna Kixsha Camangeg of Team Balon Dagupan topped the Under-18 division while Ruthlaine Chlaire Tacula, Raechelle Ann Sao, Ryzelle Ann Limet, and Love Joy Sto. Domingo of Team Pudtol Apayao bested the Open Category.  In addition, various media outlets from Baguio City formed teams to compete in the Celebrity Division.

The NBA 3X Playoffs will be highlighted by the presence of an NBA player, NBA legend, slam dunk team, and the Celebrity Division starring entertainment and media personalities as well as contests and activities for the family.

AXA Philippines is the presenting partner of NBA 3X Philippines 2018. In addition, CloudFone, Gatorade, Panasonic, Rexona, PLDT and Smart will serve as official partners while SM Mall of Asia an Spalding are supporting partners. Official NBA broadcasters for the event are ABS-CBN S+A, Basketball TV, and NBA Premium TV.

For more information on NBA 3X Philippine 2018 and the registration process, fans can visit www.nba3x.com/philippines, Facebook.com/philsnba and @NBA_Philippines on Twitter.

For more details on AXA Philippines and their product offerings, visit www.axa.com.ph and Facebook.com/axa.philippines.

About the NBA
The NBA is a global sports and media business built around four professional sports leagues: the National Basketball Association, the Women’s National Basketball Association, the NBA G League and the NBA 2K League that launched in May 2018.  The NBA has established a major international presence with games and programming in 215 countries and territories in 50 languages, and merchandise for sale in more than 125,000 stores in 100 countries on six continents.  NBA rosters at the start of the 2017-18 season featured 108 international players from a record 42 countries and territories.  NBA Digital’s assets include NBA TV, NBA.com, the NBA App and NBA League Pass.  The NBA has created one of the largest social media communities in the world, with 1.5 billion likes and followers globally across all league, team, and player platforms.  Through NBA Cares, the league addresses important social issues by working with internationally recognized youth-serving organizations that support education, youth and family development, and health-related causes.

About AXA Philippines
AXA Philippines is one of the leading and fastest-growing life insurance companies in the Philippines. It was borne out of the formidable synergy between Metrobank, one of the foremost financial institutions in the Philippines, and AXA, a global leader in insurance and asset management serving 105 million customers in 62 countries. At present, AXA Philippines has more than one million lives insured and covered by individual policies and group life insurance. AXA Philippines has more than 4,000 financial advisers in 36 branches and 700 financial executives in over 900 Metrobank and PSBank branches nationwide. In 2016, AXA Philippines entered the non-life insurance business with the acquisition of Charter Ping An, the 5th largest general insurer in the country.