Assoc. Prof. Luisito Lolong Lacata
AMA University – Quezon City, Philippines
L. Lacatan is an Associate Professor and Dean of the College of Engineering, AMA University – Quezon City, Philippines. He received his BS Computer Eng'g, Master of Eng’g in Computer Eng'g and PhD-Mathematics in 1998, 2005 and 2008 respectively. He is a former, Chairperson of Computer Eng’g and Graduate School Coordinator for Graduate Program in Engineering in Adamson University and former University Director for Institute of Technology Blended Learning in Jose Rizal University, Philippines.
Also he is an Associate Member of National Research Council of the Philippines (DOST-NRCP); Senior Member of International Association of Computer Science and Information Technology (IACSIT – Singapore); Member of International Association of Online Engineering (IAOE) and Member of International Association Engineers (IAENG), Division Chair for Publication (Journals, Proceedings, Conferences and Seminars) – Philippine Society for Engineering Education (PSEE).
Dr. Lacatan is a Member of Technical Committees, Paper Reviewer of different International and Local Conferences and International Journal. He was Awarded the BEST PAPER in different international conferences and attended international conferences and presented research in the Philippines, Hongkong, Singapore, Malaysia and Las Vegas USA.
Assoc. Prof. Marina Mattera
Universidad Europea, Spain
Mattera is a multilingual business consultant with 10+ years of collective experience in business operations, project management, publishing research, facilitating international conferences, and instructing corporate leadership principals in Academia. She is currently working in accademia and practice, while participating as a researcher and institutional relations coordinator in the EduTech Project funded by the European Comission through the 2019-2021 Erasmus+ programme and also as a researcher in the MIENAT Project, which is funded through the 2020-2023 Erasmus+ programme.
Dr. Mattera obtained her PhD in Economics and Business from Universidad Europea de Madrid and is accredited the accredited by the Spanish Ministry of Education as a University Professor for Public and Private Universities as well as holding the PMP certification issued by the Project Management Institute. She holds a Certificate on Emerging Technologies and Energy Innovation by Stanford University, and a Masters in Economics and Innovation Management from Universidad Politécnica de Madrid.
She possess a comprehensive background in corporate engagement and strategic business consulting derived from conducting project management operations in Spain, Germany, Italy, Belgium, Switzerland, Turkey, Japan, Equatorial Guinea, Argentina, and Uruguay. She has participated in diverse projects funded by private and public entities including but not limited to The World Bank, the European Union and the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness. With regards to her current involvement in the business world, she is a Partnership Manager for the VISA Clhub programme, collaborating with the Italian Fintech Domec SpA.
Speech Title: Better Late than Ever: Digitalization as the Core 2030 Goal
Abstract: During the past decades there has been a strong focus on digitalization of a variety of processes in many areas. Those sectors with a higher degree were the ones that could adapt best to the COVID-19 crisis that forced most citizens around the world to stay at home. It was during the pandemic that the benefits from digitalization became evident. Meanwhile in many companies the presumption of working more while physically being present in an office dissapeared. At the same time, there were other changes in popular belief and cultural mindset regarding to experiences, exercising, etc. In the case of the education industry, it called for a swift change, especially those institutions with low or no online learning experience. The impact of the lack of pre-COVID-19 digitalization clearly shows disparities between the capacity of adaptation of highly technological institutions when compared to those with low or none.