Globe Business, the enterprise information and communication technology (ICT) arm of Globe Telecom, is once again chosen as the local connectivity partner for Shell Eco-Marathon Asia a unique competition that challenges students around the world to design, build and drive the most energy-efficient car.
The annual street circuit challenge for the youth which was held at the Rizal Park in Manila last March 3-6, 2016 as part of its advocacy to protect and conserve the environment. The teams were challenged to design and build their own cars of the future that run the farthest distance with the least possible amount of fuel.
As connectivity partner, Globe Business provided internet connectivity at the 4-day event which paved the way for seamless exchange of data and information for over 100 teams of young student engineers from more than 15 countries around the world. This is to support Globe business as it embraces enironmental sustainability.
“We are thrilled to be the local connectivity partner for this year’s Shell Eco-Marathon Asia,” shares Globe Senior Advisor for Enterprise and IT-Enabled Services Group Mike Frausing. “Shell Eco-Marathon Asia’s goal to cultivate innovation among the youth and promote the development of technology for environmental sustainability greatly resonates to our sustainability efforts and the innovative culture that Globe espouses.”
“With our participation as connectivity partner for this year’s Shell Eco-Marathon Asia, we are confident that the participants and attendees alike will experience fast and stable internet connectivity powered by Globe Business, enhanced by the different mobility devices that we offer,” added Cindy Salaya, Vice President for Enterprise Product Management.
Globe’s advocacy includes creating greater scale and impact for the telco’s programs on solid waste management via its large-scale initiative “Project 1 Phone,” energy conservation with its participation to the Earth Hour and Earth Day celebrations, carbon offsetting through the successful Cordillera Challenge, as well as biodiversity and habitat protection by partnering with organizations such as the Philippine Eagle Foundation which aided the rehabilitation of Philippine Eagle Pamana.
This competition dates back to 1939, has come a long way from its beginnings and has become an avenue for students to expand their ideas and hone their talents to become future innovators of the world. The event has also been a valuable opportunity for collaborations and multi-sectoral partnerships between other like-minded organizations to strengthen the reach of this advocacy.