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'𝐈𝐧𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐦𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐢𝐬 𝐏𝐨𝐰𝐞𝐫,' 𝐬𝐚𝐲𝐬 𝐏𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐀𝐳𝐚𝐧𝐳𝐚
To equip its students with the necessary knowledge and skills to adapt to the digital transformation, Catanduanes State University (CatSU) College of Business and Accountancy, held a seminar titled “Going Digital: A Digitization Seminar,” on September 26, 20203, at the CatSU auditorium.
In his message, CatSU President Dr. Patrick Alain T. Azanza, emphasized the importance of staying ahead in the field of business to become an efficient entrepreneur, highlighting that ‘information is power.’
“The one thing that is really behind the digitalization program is efficiency. We want to automatically generate information because information is power,” said Dr. Azanza, highlighting efficiency as lacking in the current system.
Dr. Azanza emphasized the significant role of digitalization in transforming every student into an empowered entrepreneur.
“Generating information allows for quicker decision-making, which, in business, means seizing opportunities as a first mover, gaining a competitive edge, and making profitable investments while others are still deciding whether to enter the market,” he added.
Dr. Azanza further elaborated on the undeniable advantage that digitalization has offered to CatSU, especially in the efficient operation of the Human Resource Management Office.
“In HR for example, if I have the knowledge of how many [and we were able to use it] vacant items in the university are available, and because they have a computerized system then I could easily understand and decide that these vacant items should be made available to all Catandunganons,” he shared.
Meanwhile, the president proudly shared his plans for Digitalization Programs at CatSU, particularly focusing on digitizing online enrollment, providing access to all enrolled subjects, and making grades accessible to both students and parents.
“I allocated 7 million for our digitalization program here on Campus. So that you will be enrolling online, you will have access to all the subjects that you have enrolled in, and if there is another COVID-19 pandemic, we can easily shift to the learning management systems. And at the end of the semester, just by navigating to your portals [student portal] you would know easily the grades you got. And whether you like it or not we will provide access to your parents through [parents portal] and they would know easily how you performed,” he explained.
Esteemed speakers and industry experts, including Geraldine B. Bagadiong from the Department of Trade and Industry – Catanduanes, and government agency representatives like Mr. Allan T. Sapanta from the BIR, Ms. Arelle A. Bagadiong, President of the Catanduanes Bankers Association, Ms. Carmel Bonifacio-Garcia, Province Supervising Tourism Operations Officer, and Mr. Franklin O. Oclarino, a businessman shared their expertise on various digitization aspects.
These included digital marketing strategies, e-commerce trends, data analytics, and the role of technology in modern business practices. #ATugay