In photo (L-R) Wilbur Rex Reyes, President, Society of Manufacturing Engineers (DLSU Chapter), Mr. Dado Banatao, Managing partner of Tallwood Venture Capital, Mr. Artie Lopez, Brainsparks Co-Founder, Dr. Nilo Bugtai, Chair, Manufacturing Engineering and Management Department of DLSU, and DLSU students Marie Bernadette Tuason and Joseph Villanueva, emcees.

Brainsparks partnered with De La Salle University (DLSU) Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) for
the Technology Impact Summit (TIS) 2017, an event that brings together top tech experts in the country
to promote awareness on the current advancements in technology last April 1, 2017 at DLSU – Manila.

Among the speakers were Diosdado ‘Dado’ Banatao, coined as “Father of Semiconductors”, managing
partner of Tallwood Venture Capital; Artie Lopez, Co-Founder of Brainsparks; Paolo Espiritu, Former
DOST Microsatellite Engineer, CEO of; Christopher David, Co-founder of Veer Immersive
Technologies; Joel Dacuma, Head Organizer of CoderDojo; Erick Chua, Founder of Shapecloud; Gian de la
Rama, CEO of InnoVantage; Ed Samonte, Co-founder of Circuitrocks and Tyrone Hodges, CEO of THMarc
Consultancy. The topics include Virtual Reality, Internet of Things, 3D Printing, Aerospace Engineering,
Application Development, Machine Learning and Biomedical Engineering.

Aside from listening to the talks, the participants had the opportunity to network with representatives
of different startups present in the event.

The Technology Innovation Summit (TIS) is just one of the initiativesthat Brainsparks supports to help
aspiring student innovators and entrepreneurs particularly those in the field of technology. As a business
incubator and accelerator, Brainsparks has been active in addressing the country’s development issues
by delivering workshops to hundreds of students, faculty, professionals, and founders in partnership
with institutions such as Department of Science and Technology (DOST), Department of Trade and
Industry (DTI), and Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) to name a few.

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