SGV Partner Warren R. Bituin and SGV IDT team attend IBPAP CEO Forum on cybersecurity

SGV Technology Consulting Partner Warren R. Bituin (WRB), Indirect Tax (IDT) Senior Director Atty. Alden Patrick C. Labaguis, and IDT Senior Associate Atty. Natividad G. Busa attended the “Safeguarding the Future: Perspectives on Cybersecurity Readiness” CEO Forum conducted by the IT & Business Process Association of the Philippines (IBPAP) and co-sponsored by EY Global Delivery Services (GDS) Philippines on 10 May 2023. About 50 C-level Executives of IBPAP member organizations, IT and Business Process Management (IT-BPM) industry leaders, investors, policymakers, and other stakeholders participated in the joint event held at Shangri-La, The Fort. 



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Warren together with the Leader and Executive Director of EY Global Delivery Services Philippines Digital and Emerging Technologies Marilene “Malen” Tayag, United States Agency for International Development (USAID)/Philippines Better Access and Connectivity (BEACON) Activity Chief of Party John Garrity, and Head of Macquarie Offshore Services Pty. Ltd. Manila Office Eric Yaptangco led the panel discussion.



Safeguarding the Future: Perspectives on Cybersecurity Readiness panel


Warren commenced the panel discussion by giving a brief background about cybersecurity and its different domains. He shared information about the Philippine cybersecurity landscape, innovations which organizations can leverage on, and areas where organizations can invest to protect their key information assets, and how leaders can help the industry to take the next steps toward transformation.


He emphasized that cybersecurity is not limited to Information Technology (IT) and highlighted that it is about promoting trust in the organization’s products and services and the protection of its brand. He further explained that creating the right governance structure for cyber management and investing in the right security solutions are the major areas where organizations can invest to protect their information assets. He also highlighted the crucial role of preparing and developing strategies in managing the risks of cybersecurity breach.


Other panelists, Malen and John, shared their knowledge on the different areas in cybersecurity that organizations should be concerned about. The members of the panel also addressed questions from the participants during the open forum. 


Technology Sector Leader Manolito R. Elle (MRE) coordinated participation in the event. Warren and Atty. Alden thanked IBPAP, EY Global Delivery Services Philippines, and the participants and ensured them that SGV is always eager to participate in subsequent events with the organization.

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