Addressing Priority Challenges
in Strengthening the Innovation Ecosystem in the Philippines

March 16, 2022 | (8:30 AM – 12:00 noon) via Zoom

Program Speakers

Main Plenary

  • Thomas LeBlanc

    Chief, USAID/Philippines Office of Education

  • Mir Shariff Tillah

    Senior Education Advisor, USAID/Philippines Office of Education

  • Josephina Cervantes

    Deputy Director, USAID/Philippines Program Resource Management

  • Dr. Rowena Cristina L. Guevara

    Undersecretary for Research and Development, Department of Science and Technology

  • Dr. Rosemarie Edillon

    Undersecretary for Policy and Planning, National Economic Development Authority

  • Dr. Napoleon K. Juanillo Jr.

    Assistant Secretary for Competitiveness and Innovation, Department of Trade and Industry

  • Dr. Agnes Rola

    Team Leader, Independent Performance Evaluation of STRIDE

Thematic Groups


  • Hon. Pilar Braga

    Davao City Council

  • Mr. Aristotle Cruz

    Bulacan Chamber of Commerce


  • Atty. Rowel S. Barba

    Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines

  • Mr. Ruben A. Vegafria

    Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Northern Mindanao

Knowledge Creation and Technology Transfer

  • Dr. Tirso A. Ronquillo

    Philippine Association of State Universities and Colleges

  • Dr. Danilo B. Largo

    University of San Carlos

Human Capital Improvement

  • Engr. Shearyl U. Arenas

    Technological Institute of the Philippines

  • Dr. Raymond R. Tan

    De La Salle University