Ignition Stories with Rufino Olay of Wave Computing

Michelle Angat – Jul 24 | 5 min read | Features

Forbes magazine estimates that by the year 2030, the AI Industry would worth a trillion dollars. Various countries are taking notice and are preparing their workforce for this seismic shift. Wave Computing, The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), and Ignition believe that the Philippines can become a leader in this new age.

It’s always exciting to see innovators, technopreneurs, and professionals bonded together by the common goal to help elevate Filipino industries to be world-class.

Wave Computing prides itself as the direct Philippine branch of the Silicon Valley company founded and headed by the “Bill Gates of the Philippines”, Dado Banatao. The young and hardworking team is inspired by the common goal of making the country a powerhouse in the AI industry.

Heading that team is Wave’s Vice President and General Manager of AI Center of Excellence, Rufino Olay. Watch and listen as he shares his professional journey with Wave, how he runs their office culture, the bar Wave has set for themselves, and how Ignition’s partnership with DOST influences not only Wave but the whole Philippine startup community.