Dumaguete City Mayor Felipe Antonio Remollo welcomes the participants to the Pitch Party for contact tracing applications that will do away with the use of pen and paper for establishments and government agencies to make our communities safer from COVID-19 pandemic and as we prepare to the new normal.
The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), in partnership with the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT), the Department of Science and Technology (DOST), Startupisland.PH, The Company-Cebu and the City Government of Dumaguete hosted the presentation of the Contact Tracing Applications Pitch Party last Friday via zoom so that establishments and institutions will learn what applications they can use for their operations and protect both clients and staff as they reopen for business.
The Pitch Party gathered about 12 tech startups/companies that will pitch their contact tracing app to a panel of reactors coming from the private and public sectors. Showcasing these apps is hoped to encourage business enterprises and the government to adopt and implement in their respective areas and localities as the current pen and paper method entails a lot of risks and does not inspire the confidence of the general public.
The Pitch Party was the second session in a series of webinars under the Ready to Recover (R2R) Program of the DTI that will showcase low cost and effective digital tools for contact tracing. The first session dubbed as “Understanding Smart Contact Tracing for Safer Communities and Faster Business Recovery” last September 11 discussed the Science of Contact Tracing, Contact Tracing Technologies/Tools, Baguio City Contact Tracing Best Practice and Data Privacy Issues in Contact Tracing.
(Credits to DTI Region 7 Central Visayas)