Investments are continuously gushing in the Philippines coming from both local and global enterprises with the promise of a more robust economic landscape for the country in the future. However, enterprises, particularly huge ones, are facing various challenges in managing their growing business facilities.
In spite of the favorable conditions to conduct business in the country, unexpected disasters may still occur and damage enterprise facilities. In the case of the Philippines, the risk is higher, considering that it is visited by an average of around 20 typhoons annually and is part of the Pacific Ring of Fire.
At Honeywell's Philippines Technology Summit 2019, these challenges and other concerns that can cause unplanned downtime and skills gap in local and global enterprises in the country are addressed through an insightful, day-long discussion and demonstration of innovations that take advantage of data analytics, augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR) Internet of things (IoT), and other related technologies.
Putting the Philippines in the spotlight, the Summit tackled the country's movement toward Industry 4.0 in which protecting people, infrastructure, and assets must be prioritized. However, problems such as weak institutional framework, human capital, and technology have slowed down the country's readiness toward the Fourth Industrial Revolution, according to the report titled Readiness for the Future of Production by the World Economic Forum.
Fortunately, with the help of technology providers like Honeywell, the Philippines is now resolving these challenges by adopting improved procedures, innovations, and workforce development, speeding up the process of digital transformation. Honeywell took the Summit as an ideal opportunity to present some of its automation solutions for enterprises.
Adding visibility to businesses, Honeywell's Experion Orion Console is designed to increase the operator's effectiveness over a greater scope of responsibility by providing faster response, reducing fatigue, and increasing situational awareness.
Honeywell's portfolio also includes Industrial Cybersecurity Solutions which help plants and critical infrastructure sectors defend the availability, reliability, and safety of control systems and operations through a series of assessment, audit, response, and recovery.
Enterprises can also take advantage of AR and VR to train plant personnel through Honeywell's Immersive Competency could-based simulation system. Meanwhile, Honeywell's Intelligent Wearables, which include a head-mounted display, can respond to voice and brings live data, documents, work procedures, and safety information, allowing workers to safely, reliably, and efficiently various tasks.
"Our cutting-edge technologies and solutions are helping the Philippines progress on their journey toward digital transformation," said Jeffrey Estrella, Honeywell president in the Philippines. "With out IoT offerings, we support future growth through technological advances for a wide variety of industries, improving industrial operations and developing a new generation of skilled workers."
MAIN PHOTO: Honeywell executives at the press conference. From left: Ow Wah Heng, Regional Business Leader of Honeywell Connected Enterprise, Industrial Solutions in Southeast Asia; and Jeffrey Estrella, President of Honeywell International Philippines, Inc.