Dr. Francisco Castillo is currently the Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer at Maynilad Water Services, Inc., the water concessionaire for the West area of Manila's greater metropolitan area. He was previously connected to a major multinational IT consulting firm as Managing Consultant for Asia-Pacific, where he worked over 12 years in various capacities. In 2013 he was named “Outstanding ASEAN CIO” by the IDG group, as well as Most Valuable Person by the International Quality and Productivity Center for his contribution in the mobility exchange conference in Singapore 2013. He has also been nominated in 2016 as one of 3 ASEAN IT Influencers of the year which will be awarded this August in Singapore during the ASEAN Strategy Forum.A founding member of the Internet of Everything consortium in the Philippines, he has over 20 years experience in Information Technology, and has undertaken projects in over a dozen countries in Europe and Asia.Dr. Castillo holds a Ph.D. in Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering from the Universidad Politecnica de Cataluña (Barcelona, Spain), where he was also the Associate Director for the Technical Engineering College and an Associate Professor. He also has a B.S. Electronics & Communications Eng degree from the De La Salle University (Manila).He has over 50 published papers in international journals and conferences, and has presented in over 20 international seminars. He is also the author of the upcoming book entitled “Managing IT” that will be released by Springer (Germany) in the second quarter of 2016.