MVP shares insights on revolutionary leadership amid industry disruptions

Published November 11, 2021, 4:33 PM

by Lionell Macahilig

Pangilinan outlines digital transformation strategies and principles to help Philippine businesses stay ahead despite disruptions

Manuel V. Pangilinan, chairman, Metro Pacific Investments Corporation Group.

The COVID-19 pandemic has compelled businesses to be prepared for disruption and made them realize that accelerating digital transformation is key to remain ahead of the curve and stay competitive amid the new normal.

During the recent Philippine Digital Convention 2021 hosted by PLDT Enterprise, Manuel Pangilinan, chairman of Metro Pacific Investments Corporation Group and PLDT-Smart, outlined digital transformation strategies and principles to help Filipino businesses survive and thrive amid the pandemic.

Starting off with his own company, PLDT has been tirelessly working to provide enhanced data capacity and coverage not only to home consumers but also businesses. As part of the expansion effort, PLDT hastened to complete its 4G network, began building out its 5G network and deployed fiber to homes to support employees, for example, those who are working in the business process outsourcing sector, so that they can continue performing their tasks from home.

In order to enhance and continually provide data services to businesses and employees working at home, PLDT is also continuously strengthening its relationships with its technology partners, like Cisco, Nokia and Huawei.

With the PH Digicon 2021 anchoring on the theme “REVOLUTION,” Pangilinan expounded that it refers to revolutionary leadership and developments that businesses have to implement, considering the rapidly changing economic landscape due to technological advancements and the challenges brought about by the pandemic.

Pangilinan explained that revolutionary leadership involves a change in a leader’s management mindset, which should filter down to all members of the organization. The executive also shared that listed companies in the Philippines, including PLDT, have been focusing on the environment, social work and governance in whatever initiatives that they are undertaking.

Despite the changes, Pangilinan, PLDT and the entire Metro Pacific Investments Corporation Group are committed to fulfilling the conglomerate’s mantra, centering on customer experience. The executive said all data expansion efforts are done to ensure a quality customer experience.

The three-day PH Digicon 2021 gathered around 10,000 delegates from around the world where they were encouraged to explore the possibilities the new world of business and embrace the revolutionary change needed to remain relevant amid the changing business landscape.

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