3 Reasons Why Digital Transformation Initiatives Fail

Increasingly changing customer dynamics together with business continuity pressures amidst the pandemic are driving companies to accelerate their digital transformation activities. But DX initiatives are stalling and failing. Find out why.

“Ready or Not” Is Your Guide to the Digital Revolution

"Technology can unlock new horizons for even the oldest mammoths -- if they have the audacity to reimagine themselves.” For Damarillo, training Filipino leaders to excel in the digital future is a personal advocacy: one that includes the empowerment of young hackers, artists, makers, and changemakers as much as the industry giants.

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An Awesome Virtual Christmas Party

The Amihan team organized a fun and awesome virtual Christmas party with Jollibee food delivery, interactive games, digital magic show, and online presentations. Read on to learn more!

Digital Onboarding in Philippine Financial Services

The current pandemic has led to sweeping changes. Today, enterprises in the Philippine finance industry like banks are using digital onboarding to accelerate the development of connections with their customers.

Amihan President and CEO Jerry Rapes receives two awards from his alma mater UP.

Amihan CEO Jerry Rapes Recognized as 2020 UP Outstanding Alumnus

Amihan CEO Jerry Rapes has been named one of four Outstanding Alumni Awardees by the University of the Philippines Industrial Engineering Alumni Association (UPIEAA).

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Ilocos Norte to use ‘SafePass’ app for COVID-19 contact tracing

The provincial government of Ilocos Norte will be using the “SafePass” application for the health information management system on contact tracing amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.

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Seamless Philippines Virtual Day 1 Recap

Seamless Philippines kicked off with insightful talks from UnionBank's Henry Aguda, ING's Mohamed Keraine and Amihan's Kiko Reyes. Learn what these leaders have to say about the current trends, challenges & solutions around payments, banking, and financial inclusion.

Seamless Philippines features future of commerce and tech innovations on payments innovation, banking, financial inclusion, e-commerce, and retail strategy, and digital identity.

Amihan Joins Seamless Philippines Virtual 2020

Amihan joins Seamless Philippines 2020 to showcase innovations in analytics, blockchain & more. Featured track session by Amihan CTO, Francisco Reyes, who will discuss how technology can drive and accelerate efforts to achieve inclusive growth.

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SafePass, digital contact tracing app, now accessible to all

On Friday (August 14), digital transformation leader Amihan Global Strategies and inclusion tech venture builder Talino Venture Labs announced the relaunch of two versions of SafePass, a tech innovation which is now accessible to all Filipino establishments, big or small.

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Alfresco – Beyond Enterprise Content Management

Alfresco is a vital tool for digital transformation and at Amihan, we have the solutions and expertise to help you implement Alfresco and accelerate transformation. Our digital transformation team at Amihan has been helping clients with Alfresco implementation services, including Alfresco Content Services, as well as Alfresco Process Services for years.

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Thriving in Crisis: Opening Businesses Safely with SafePass Enterprise

With the need for speed in effective contact tracing, SafePass Enterprise combines the use of accurate health data collection and advanced technology to implement an incident mitigation and management platform for businesses to thrive in the current crisis.

COVID incident management solution SafePass releases free version

COVID incident mitigation and management solution SafePass releases free version

Amihan and Talino Labs have released SafePass free version. The SafePass COVID incident mitigation and management solution aims to make physical locations safer amidst the pandemic.

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DOT: ‘Domestic-focused tourism to allow rollout of digital tools for new normal’

The Department of Tourism continues its rollout of digital tools for its local businesses to safely open amidst on-going safety protocols. One of the tools currently available is SafePass Express, a digital contact-tracing solution that allows businesses to plan their guest counts and operations safely.

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Road to recovery — digitally enabling your business through this new normal

Businesses need to actively scale up their digital capacities if they want to improve resilience and stay alive in the new normal. Read on to learn how you can devise a digital recovery and transformation plan for your enterprise.

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Working as a Business Analyst in Amihan

Working as an SAP consultant and a business analyst for a big cargo firm has its advantages. But Renan Mendoza, our lead business analyst, realized that he must look for an opportunity that will give him a challenge and help him realize more of his potential. Read about his story to find out what it means to work as a Business Analyst in Amihan.

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DOT launches SafePass app to help businesses under new normal

Amidst safety and health concerns, the Department of Tourism together with Talino Venture Labs, a partner of Amihan, has launched SafePass to help establishments reopen safely. Learn how SafePass can help your business re-open and operate safely in the new normal.

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3 Factors for an Adaptive Culture During The COVID-19 Pandemic

About 3 months after the quarantine, the current situation is still full of uncertainty. The main difference we can see is how we’ve coped and have adjusted our working norms relatively quickly. It wasn’t exactly a smooth transition but we have noticed 3 Adaptive Culture Factors that have contributed to Amihan’s ability to adapt to the current paradigm.

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Reopening the Economy Safely in the Next Normal

As the Philippines reopens its economy after nearly 3 months of lockdown, businesses face safety challenges. Businesses must put in place adequate measures to help rebuild trust and confidence. Businesses need to improve their contact tracing process too -- which is fundamental in the fight against COVID-19. Read more.

4 Cases Where Retail Data Analytics Can Give Quick Wins

In retail companies, having limited data should not be a roadblock to achieving a data-driven culture. Decision-makers and managers can make better-informed decisions and quick wins with the right application of Retail Data Analytics and techniques.

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Data Science Solutions for Social Good

Data science for social good is not new, but it has yet to gain popularity in development sectors. Yet, there is a lot of opportunities that development organizations can start with. The COVID 19 crisis has also produced a lot of great collaborations as well as lessons that we can learn from.

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Amihan Welcomes Digital Transformation Leaders to a CxO Session on Data Analytics and AI

Data analysts and business strategy officers from the banking, insurance, fintech, and real estate development sectors got together last February 20 at the Amihan office in the Zuellig Building, Makati for the first of this year’s Amihan CxO Series.

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Top 5 Tech Trends That Will Shape 2020

Technologies such as AI, data analytics, and blockchain are poised to make breakthroughs this year.
Here are the five trends that are sure to drive the conversation among decision-makers and tech leaders.

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Protecting Identities: Hyperledger Indy for Self-Sovereign Identitity Management

Hyperledger Indy, a distributed ledger system built using blockchain technology, was purpose-built for decentralized identities. This is also called self-sovereign identity management, a protocol with one distinct directive: protecting our identities.


Mapping Digital Space: Neo4j and How Graph Database are Changing the Way We Use Data

Today, the world’s leading digital enterprises (such as Google, Amazon, and Netflix) have combined to contribute to the largest repository of information in history.

Facebook, for example, has nearly three billion unique accounts in its system, making it the largest ‘country’ in the world. But with such high volumes comes the need for better ways to collect, store, and analyze all this data. It makes sense then that this new challenge requires new solutions.

Amihan Launches Tech Briefings with Partner GitLab

IT developers and security experts met up at the Amihan office in the Zuellig Building, Makati last March 7 for the first Amihan Tech Briefing, organized in partnership with GitLab. The Tech Briefings is a series of free learning sessions created to share the latest technologies and strategies for digital transformation. Titled Driving Innovation with DevSecOps, the day’s event centered on the current role of DevSecOps in modern software development.

3 Ways Companies Use Data for Better Business

From improving operational efficiency to innovations in targeted promotions and in inventory forecasting, these three cases have proven how data analytics can achieve real business impact.

Digital Transformation Accelerator Amihan Becomes Premier Member of The Ceph Foundation

Digital transformation accelerator Amihan has announced that it will serve as a premier member of the Ceph Foundation and its global community.

Blockchain pioneer Amihan Global Strategies joins Sovrin Network as a Founding Steward

The Sovrin Foundation announced the addition of Manila-based digital transformation company Amihan Global Strategies as a founding Steward and the first Steward representing the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).

Blockchain Hackathon: Making the Philippines a “Blockchain Bayan”

Developers, entrepreneurs, and students filled the Amihan Innovation Center at the Orient Square Building this past weekend for a Blockchain Hackathon hosted by Amihan Global Strategies and Hyperledger, a project of the Linux Foundation. In celebration of Blockchain Week Philippines 2017, the hackathon was centered around solving a Philippine problem using the decentralized technology.

The Disruptors: A Scan of Fintech Startups in the Philippines

Technology doesn’t just allow companies to offer more of their own services for less. The internet allows companies to offer things beyond their services, and financial institutions can prosper by acting not only as providers of financial services -- but as platforms and online marketplaces for everyday people to provide financial services to each other.

The New Frontier: ASEAN Powered by Blockchain

ASEAN countries must learn to harness the power of blockchain, or else get left behind. In a fast-region region of over 800 million people, blockchain can unlock the next frontier of business by transforming how people exchange, create, and store value.

AMIHAN joins the Hyperledger blockchain collaborative

"Amihan is proud to be the first Filipino company to join Hyperledger," said Winston Damarillo, Chairman of Amihan Global Strategies. "We believe that blockchain and smart contracts are the key to preparing Southeast Asia for the digital age, and we are committed to working with the Hyperledger community to push the limits of blockchain technology. We look forward to working with our clients - some of the largest enterprises in ASEAN - to transform finance, healthcare, retail, and customer loyalty in one of the fastest-growing regions of the world."

A Beginner’s Guide to DevOps

Established institutions find themselves in a dilemma: how does one adapt and innovate when they are held back by systems, processes, cultural inertia, and not to mention all the security risks that come with the Internet?

The Beginner’s Guide to RA 10173 (Data Privacy Act of 2012)

Companies must take responsibility for their customer information. Here’s how.

PRESS RELEASE: AMIHAN to release a comprehensive Cyber Resilient Infrastructure

Locking your front door is no longer enough. Enterprises must use big data and analytics as new weapons to detect, deflect and deter cyber attacks before significant damage is done.

Data Analytics Platform – How to Make Sense of Big Data

The benefit of creating a big data platform is it allows companies to unleash the power of the data they have been collecting over the years and may not be fully harnessing. When data is fed into a common platform and data points are explored, patterns could be uncovered to look at relationships over a period of time.

Infrastructure for Innovation: Why Legacy to Cloud Native (L2CN) is the New Architecture for Digital Transformation

The idea behind L2CN is to minimize risk and maximize the opportunity for innovation. In an L2CN enterprise, the company invests in extending and strengthening their legacy system -- while at the same time building new services and products for the cloud, where they can be deployed, modified, and scaled with ease.

Amihan and Summit Media Launch “Ready or Not”

Their calls to action: read up on the coming technological trends; think critically and take nothing for granted in the next decade of rapid change; and finally, hone in on the creativity and spirit that makes us uniquely human in the new age of machines.

Decoding Digital: A Primer to the Future of Industries

This primer, an accompaniment to Ready or Not, aims to shed light on 3 key technologies that will disrupt business in the Philippines: blockchain, artificial intelligence, and big data.

Alistair Israel: The Tech Revolution Is Only Beginning

For Israel, who taught himself to code at age 10 and built one of the country’s pioneering web a few years out of college, technology will always represent this: a revolution in how people in countries like the Philippines are able to create solutions and connect the world. The best part is that it’s only beginning.

“Fire It Up!” Challenges Young Hackers to Build Mobile Apps

This is where Amihan envisions its role in the startup ecosystem: to become a marketplace that connects small developer teams with large enterprises. Product teams and individuals can focus on innovating, while Amihan can find markets and partners for them.

Amihan Launches Book & Digital Innovation Center

Damarillo envisions the office as a place where innovation teams from large companies can work side-by-side with entrepreneurial upstarts, and forge new ideas that cross boundaries.

Amihan at Hadoop Summit 2016

All throughout the event, I kept thinking how overwhelming it was to see how big the community has gotten, and how many of the biggest enterprises in the world now leverage on the technology. It is a confirmation that digital transformation is not just a fad, but is a MUST, and that data will be the most precious asset of any company.

Making the Best of Mobile Engagement

Imagine if you could send targeted messages through all those devices—these little portals that lead directly to consumers who can’t wait to check their notifications. That’s a lot of people your enterprise could be talking to, not to mention a lot of people who could be genuinely listening.

Digital Customers. Customers are immersed online most of the time.

How Digital Customers Can Help You Build a Better Business

Every business transaction starts with the consumer seeking satisfaction, and with so much access to information via digital devices, needs are becoming more personal and specific.

Big Data, what’s the Big Deal? – Benefits of Big Data

What Big Data and personalization have to offer enterprises is the ability to make the customer a partner in business. Using technologies such as Hive and Hadoop to mine and process data from daily digital transactions, enterprises can effectively “listen” to their consumers and empower them by giving them more of what they need.

The Fourth Industrial Revolution

Imagine a world where: online access is a basic right; you control devices with your brain; you produce any product just by printing; your car fills itself up with gas; and the mobile phone makes banks obsolete. As political and business leaders work with each other and the academe to find sustainable ways to adapt to the Fourth Industrial Revolution, human beings will soon live in such an interconnected world.