ICT-Davao, Inc., the information and communication technology umbrella group in Davao Region, is teaming up with technology firms SAS and Amazon.com, Inc. to help “re-tool” local professionals. ICT-Davao President Samuel R. Matunog said the memorandum of understanding will be signed during the LiveX 2019 (Innovation Summit 2019 and 5th Mindanao ICT Cluster Conference) on Nov. 18 to 19 at the Marco Polo Davao. “We will be signing an agreement to train our professionals on artificial intelligence, data and analytics with some of the most respected and well-known companies in the world. We are talking with SAS Technologies, the number one analytics and business intelligence platform in the world… Hopefully with the partnership with them and we can train some of you (media) to become data analysts. We are also looking forward with same arrangement with Amazon for cloud computing,” he said during last week’s Habi at Kape forum. Representatives of SAS Technologies and Amazon will be speaking during the LiveX 2019, which will also be participated in by the ICT councils around Mindanao. “We have over 20 ICT councils organized in urban centers in the whole island and will be complemented by the friends from Malaysia and Indonesia,” Mr. Matunog said. — Maya M. Padillo