Panel Two: INVESTING IN URBAN INFRASTRUCTURE
Energy, Water, Connectivity: The Basics of City Competitiveness
ENERGY TRANSITIONS AND CITIES
Don Paulino has 25 years of international senior leadership experience in oil and gas industry. Prior to his position as Managing Director of Shell Philippines, he started his career in the company serving as an Area Engineer-Oil Movements Engineer followed by a stint as Contract and Maintenance Engineer. His key experiences include leading large production facilities, project management, maintenance engineering, and contract management.
Ramon Alikpala is currently CEO of FutureWater Asia, a consulting firm advising private businesses in the water sector. He serves as a Senior Water and Sanitation Adviser to the USAID/SURGE Project. Mr. Alikpala became an Executive Director of the Philippine Natural Water Resources Board and an international steering committee member of the Global Water Partnership in Sweden.
THE IMPORTANCE OF CONNECTIVITY
Emmanuel Lazaro Estrada
Emmanuel Estrada is the Senior Vice President of Technology Strategy and Service Integration of Globe Telecom, Inc. Mr. Estrada is responsible for adopting intrusive and emerging technology along with testing, validating and integrating new services and technologies into Globe's network. He is a duly licensed Professional Electronics Engineer and an ASEAN Registered Engineer in the Field of Telecommunications.
Julia Nebrija is an urban planner who is passionate about making liveable and lovable cities. Ms. Nebrija is currently the Chief Operating Officer of the Philippine Japan Initiative for Clark, Inc. Prior to her current position, she also worked as the Assistant General Manager of Operations for the Metropolitan Manila Development Agency and a Program Manager for the “Green, Green, Green” Project and Pasig River Ferry Programs in the Office of the Secretary of the Department of Budget and Management.
Coco Alcuaz is an executive director of Makati Business Club. Mr. Alcuaz was former bureau chief of Bloomberg News, Head of ANC Business News, and a contributor of Rappler.