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November 2020 Meetup: We are SPARTA!

  • 26 Nov 2020
  • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Zoom Webinar
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We are SPARTA!

Smarter Philippines through Data Analytics R&D, Training and Adoption (Project SPARTA) was officially launched in February 2020 to put in place the necessary online education, R&D mechanisms and infrastructure to not only enable the industry of analytics but also to advance smart governance practices. Made possible by DOST, DOST-PCIEERD in partnership with the Development Academy of the Philippines, Coursebank, and AAP, the 3-year project is currently home for 15k+ learners.

We’ve spoken a lot about SPARTA in our meetups and speaking engagements. It’s time to meet its proponents and some of its SMEs.

Click here to join: Zoom Webinar.

Panel Members

Glenda Dorcas T. Sacbibit


Glenda is a Supervising Science Research Specialist at the Philippine Council for Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology (PCIEERD). She has a diverse portfolio in government service, previously serving as the EU National Contact Point for Science and Technology and as the National Focal Point for the ASEAN Committee on Science and Technology. With more than 20 years of experience in the public sector, she is now managing the capability development programs of DOST-PCIEERD that aid higher education institutions in developing and enhancing research and development capabilities, and upgrading research laboratories and facilities.


Ronrick Arnais Da-ano


Ronrick has 7 years experience in Data Analytics providing solutions to various industries, working on projects covering data engineering, model development, and data visualization. He is currently a Research Scientist at INSERM France while finishing his PhD in Medical Image Processing focusing on the use of deep machine learning under a Marie-Curie scholarship. His research interest includes deep machine learning in radiomics, multimodal image processing and quantitative imaging in oncology, computer vision, multilevel modeling in high dimensional and big data, and computational statistics. Aside from this, he is also a certified cloudera hadoop and spark developer. You may follow him on various social media platforms (YouTube, Instagram, Facebook) @PINOYDATASCIENTIST where he shares and teaches Data Science related contents.


Gabriel Kristopher Soong

CirroLytix Research Services

An electronics engineer by training, Cricket began his professional career in software development in GSM networks. He spent weekends heading to Ifugao working with communities and guests handling cultural exchange. After a brief break from corporate, he found his calling in the academe, focused on student formation and community engagement, spending seven years in the Praxis Program of the Ateneo Loyola Schools. He did a stint with logistics and cold storage, before deciding to be a full-time stay-at-home dad to their two small kids. Right before joining Cirrolytix and Project SPARTA, he was asked to help distribution and business development of RicePinas, helping cooperatives get their produce to different markets, and continued to do so even during the pandemic.


Frances Claire S. Tayco

CirroLytix Research Services

Claire is Head of Research and Analytics at CirroLytix Research Services, where she focuses on driving social impact through analytics, in areas such as public health, education, and human rights. She has built over 16 years of experience spanning modelling, analytics, forecasting and stress-testing. She is part of the team behind Project AEDES or Advanced Early Detection and Exploration Service for dengue, which won globally the Best Use of Data in 2019 NASA Space Apps Challenge. She is also the curriculum team lead for Project SPARTA or Smarter Philippines through Data Analytics, R&D, Training, and Adoption. Prior to working at CirroLytix, she worked in financial institutions BPI, BDO, and ANZ. She holds a Bachelor and Master of Science in Statistics from the University of the Philippines.


About the AAP

The Analytics Association of the Philippines (AAP) is the enabling organization formed to take the lead in driving the growth and evolution of Analytics and other Analytics-enabled fields and technologies in the Philippines. We take pride in having the most distinguished and active players in the Analytics field working to elevate the country in its application of Analytics best practices at pace with the 4th Industrial Revolution . . . and for the good of society.

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