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Inclusive Innovation Summit Recap

On Friday, Nov 2, PhilDev and the Filipino Googler Network put together an incredibly inspiring, yet educational event.  Leaders, collaborators, entrepreneurs, allies, friends and more gathered together to listen and learn from each other for a full day summit at Google’s Tech Corners campus in Sunnyvale.

Relationships were forged and the bond between us all fortified. We experienced what has shaped the journeys of some of the change makers in the Fil-Am community and discussed how inclusive innovation connects us all. As we strengthen our community, PhilDev and FGN hope to carry forward the momentum from the Innovation Summit. We are committed to working with thought leaders and partners who share our passion for creating impact at scale across industries.

Here’s a quick review of the our inspiring summit speakers and educators:

  • Diversity & Inclusion—Randy Reyes, Google

  • Connect Offline: Our Stories, Building Community—Dolores Bernardo, Makena Leadership  

  • Silicon Valley VCs Demystified—Eric Valle, Next Play Capital; Eileen Tanghal, InQtel; Michelle McHargue & Martina Lauchengco, Costanoa Ventures

  • Tech for Good: Bridging Access to Education—Clarissa Delgado, Teach for the Philippines

  • Building Authentic Brand Experiences—Mark Arcenal, Illest

  • Google Lightning Talks:

    • Christine Songco Lau—Google Making Science

    • Kevin Gabayan—First Small Steps

    • Ben McMahan—Doodles: Building an Emotional Connection with Users

  • Innovation Intersection: Music + AI—DJ Qbert & Yogafrog, Thud Rumble + ISP

  • Beyond Today: Your Story Could Be My Story, Together It's Our Story—Dado Banatao, Rey Banatao, Desi Banatao, Michael Balaoing (moderator)

Photos from the Innovation Summit can be found here.

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Thank you for your participating and joining us!