My warmest greetings to the organizers and participants of the 2019 World Internet of Things Convention
Rapid advances in technology, especially in digitization and connectivity, have led to the establishment of a new global economic order. The Internet of Things, which connects every device, home, community and economy, has completely changed the way work, live and transact business, opening up so many opportunities and endless possibilities.
I welcome all of you to this convention that aims to strengthen the cooperation between our institutions and enterprises as we explore a more sustainable path of development across diverse industries. I trust that you will continue to work on effective methods that will uphold the role of information technology in nation-building.
Let us join hands in cultivating the benefits of innovation towards our collective pursuit of a stronger and more progressive future for every Filipino.
I wish you a successful event.
RODRIGO ROA DUTERTE
8 November 2019