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JANETTE TORAL'S

BRIEF BIO

(The most up-to-date biography of Janette Toral can be found on her LinkedIn page.)

Janette Toral is the author of Blogging from HomeDigitalFilipino.com E-Commerce Workshop E-Book co-author/editor of the Philippine Internet Review: 10 Years of Internet History (1994 - 2004), and DigitalFilipino: An E-Commerce Guide for the eFilipino.

She has published 14 research reports tackling Internet, e-commerce, online banking, IT manpower, outsourcing, mobile phone usage, IT adoption developments in the country.
 
She renders consulting work in the area of e-commerce strategy, website development, and digital marketing.

She owns the DigitalFilipino Club where knowledge sharing, networking, and training events are usually conducted.

She regularly conducts training on e-learning, e-mail marketing, Internet advertising, blogging, online payment, website marketing, e-commerce project planning, software process improvement, requirements management, and software project management. Janette Toral is a certified SCRUM Master and Product Owner.
 
She co-produced and hosted the DigitalFilipino.com Podcast back in 2006. It was considered the first podcast in the Philippines that had commercial sponsors supporting it.
 
She rendered consulting work from May 2005 to June 2007, functioning as executive director, to the Congressional Oversight Committee for the E-Commerce that resulted to the release of Data Privacy Guidelines (DTI DAO 8), SME-FIT (S.B. Corp.), Consumer Protection on Electronic Banking (BSP Circular 542), Procurement Eligibility Amendment (GPBB 07-2006), E-Payment and Collection System in Government (DTI-DOF Joint DAO #2), NTC  Data Log Retention Circular, and NTC Consumer Protection Guidelines.

Janette is a recipient of the DTI/CITEM E-Services Philippines E-Champion Award 2008 for Policy Development following Senators Magsaysay and Roxas.
 
She is a columnist to Sun.Star Cebu since 2003.
 
She is the ambassador of the Philippine School Cyberfair Competition.
 
She is the founder of the Philippine Internet Commerce Society, where she served as president for 5 years (1997-2002), and lobbied for the passage of the Y2K Law and E-Commerce Law (Republic Act 8792).
 

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