The Department of Trade and Industry and Amazon Web Services signed a memorandum of understanding to provide cutting-edge digital services and solutions to budding Filipino entrepreneurs and innovators.
The MOU, signed in February 2023, aims to provide training workshops to upskill and reskill the Filipino workforce, help Filipino entrepreneurs and innovators adopt digital technologies to increase productivity and competitiveness and collaborate with key public and private stakeholders to promote innovation and digital transformation in the Philippines.
“It is critical to forge partnerships with leading global innovators that would promote innovation among Philippine businesses and accelerate their adoption of digital technologies. With the government’s support and the private sector’s participation, we are confident that we can meet the President’s medium-term socio-economic agenda by encouraging research and development, innovation, and enhancing the digital economy,” said Trade Secretary Alfredo Pascual.
By collaborating with AWS, DTI aims to leverage AWS’s latest cloud capabilities such as artificial intelligence, machine learning and Internet of Things to accelerate innovation in the Philippines and drive economic growth.
AWS head of ASEAN Emerging Markets Julie Launch said the tech firm is committed to supporting the DTI to modernize Philippine industries by training up a digitally skilled workforce and helping local businesses harness the power of the cloud to accelerate innovation.
“AWS is committed to the long-term growth of the Philippines’ digital future, and we believe the cloud can help unlock more opportunities for Filipino businesses and public sector organizations to deliver better outcomes for citizens and strengthen the country’s global competitiveness,” he said.
AWS will help DTI address the digital skills gap and support upskilling by conducting training workshops for micro, small and medium enterprises and startups and public sector agencies in the Philippines.