Canon Marketing Philippines, Inc. (CMPI) supported the 2019 National Symposium on Project Management where professionals from all over the country gathered to share best practices as well as tackle the range of issues that different disciplines experience every day.
This year’s theme, Building People, Developing Practice, Enabling Progress, aimed to communicate the various initiatives enterprises are implementing to promote efficiency in the workplace with the goal of aiding the country’s overall economic progress and development.
“At Canon Philippines, we have several departments that have their specific tasks and responsibilities. One thing they have in common is the need to archive, retrieve, and send data and information. Their respective duties also come with distinct pain points. This is the reason that at a global standpoint, we continue to develop and innovate technology to address each role’s problem areas. ‘Business Can Be Simple’ has been a long-standing advocacy of Canon to tailor-fit digital solutions that will improve overall productivity,” shared CMPI president and CEO Kazuhiro Ozawa.
The annual symposium is one of the gatherings of industry experts organized by the Project Management Institute-Philippines Chapter (PMI). Majority of this year’s attendees come from the IT sector, construction, and finance industries.
According to PMI Philippines head of sponsorships John Alindogan, “organizations rely on project managers to ensure delivery on time, on budget, and on scope. In our personal and professional lives, we encounter a lot of documents and clutter. As we continue to modernize our systems, we ensure to digitize and archive these files in a central repository that is easily accessible to everyone within the company,” he said. Mr. Alindogan acknowledged that with the ever-changing landscape of how business is done in the Philippines due to digitalization and new technologies, organizations including their own need to be open-minded, adaptive and innovative.
A bevy of international speakers presented at the symposium, such as National University of Singapore Professor, Alex Siow; ROGAN Strategic Advisory Managing Partner, Robert Gan; Founder and CEO of Inbound Marketing Agency in Mongolia, Khulan Batkhuyag; US-Certified Neuroscience Coach and Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) Trainer, Ben Ampil; Business Agility Transformation Coach, Rose Chu; and the first and only certified KonMari consultant in the Philippines, Christine Dychiao.
Among the line-up of speakers is Canon’s Enterprise Solutions Manager Niño M. Ruiz, who shared how Canon business solutions equip project managers with their proprietary digitization and data management solutions to streamline work processes in their companies. During his talk, Ruiz explained that any company or organization can benefit from Canon’s technology, and the first ones who usually feel the welcome change are the project managers.
“Our document management system is very popular among project managers because their tasks usually require a good deal of paperwork. With the use of Canon’s business solutions, they can easily digitize, archive and secure documents and quickly go back to the files for easy access,” said Mr. Ruiz. “Ultimately, Canon’s business solutions make work easier, more efficient, and more streamlined regardless if one is a project manager or not. We are also glad to know and share that the number of Filipino companies open to embracing our new technology is rapidly growing.”
Digitization cuts across various industries both small and big businesses can greatly benefit from. Cost always proves to be a challenge when it comes to Canon’s business solutions, but the long-term investment ultimately leads to beneficial results for both the company and its employees.