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BLOCK DOWN STORIES | Gail Macapagal, Country Director of Dynaquest

There are many COVID-19 stories worth reading right now. It’s no secret that we weren’t prepared for this pandemic. We need everyone's commitment, so we can turn ideas into reality.

Just to highlight the beauty behind Blockchain Technology is that we can share any transaction/information, real-time, between relevant parties present as nodes in the chain, in a secure and immutable fashion.

It could offer a secure platform where all the concerning authorities such as governments, medical professionals, media, health organizations, media, and others can update each other about the situation and prevent it from worsening further. Lastly, it could also enable to provide governments with recommendations about how to contain the virus.

Ready for our next featured top key leader?

Next on our list is Gail Macapagal from Manila, Philippines and is one of the 2019 & 2020 Philippine Women Blockchain Influencer featured in Inquirer (One of the biggest mainstream media in the Philippines) last March 2020.

Introduction about yourself and your company?

My name is Gail Macapagal, Country Director of DynaQuest Technology Services Inc, Board of Trustee for HIMAP ( Healthcare Information Management Association of the Philippines ), 2019 Philippine Women Blockchain Influencer, 2020 Empowered Women in Blockchain, Writer/Contributor: BitPinas, Board Member/ Country Representative: Humanility Foundation Inc, Certified Blockchain Expert.

DynaQuest is an award-winning IT & Blockchain Solutions. A provider that delivers customized and flexible solutions across the industries of health information, healthcare, enterprise, fintech, insurtech, and commerce. The the company focuses on the deployment of solutions that help businesses improve their efficiency, IT capabilities, security, and risk management through service integration of technologies that help improve the organization’s efficiency in information processing, security, and cost-efficiency.

Founded in 2012, DynaQuest has focused on emerging technologies as its innovation in the delivery of solutions. The company's specialty is based on the design, engineering, and deployment of Blockchain and decentralized technologies in helping healthcare organizations navigate the transformation, finding value, discover new opportunities and define innovation amidst the disruption.

Our Awards and Recognitions: • Enterprise Security Top 10 Identity and Access Management • Bloconomics Best Blockchain Achiever Award • APAC CIO Top 10 Blockchain Solutions Provider in Asia • DynaQuest is Official Nominee for the 2019 ASEAN ICT Awards for Corporate Social Responsibility • Recognition given by the City of Bacolod: for helping them go 5 steps up the THOLONS Services Globalization Index rating for the year 2019.

How are you and your business in this time of crisis?

We are 100% operational, everyone is working from home with no disruption in wages and benefits.

What do you think will happen after all quarantine period will all be lifted?

After the Quarantine period, everyone will have to adjust to the New Normal, Social Distancing will still be practiced as well as emphasis on Physical and Mental well-being.

What are the things you’re doing this lock down period?

Aside from working and doing online lessons with my kids, I ensure that my kids will feel safe and loved inside the house and that they will fell every bit of normalcy possible.

I am enjoying the seemingly long weekends we have right now, a nice reprieve from the very busy lifestyle we have before the ECQ.

What are some lessons you’ve learned during this pandemic?

I have learned that we should really live our life to the fullest, during this time, I really regret not having to say yes to all the invitations extended by my friends for a quick meet up over coffee. I regret procrastinating about eating at that new restaurant with my family. After this, I promise to spend more quality time with family and friends.

I also learned that mental well being, as well as love for and love of family, is more important that clothes, cars, and new gadgets.

What are the things you’re grateful for?

I am grateful for my job and my Company that has continued to provide for the needs of our employees.

I am grateful for my family because they are my main reason for existence and I love them so much, there is no one I would rather be with, than them during this Quarantine.

I am grateful for friends that keep in touch and keep me sane.

Most of all I am grateful for God’s never-ending grace, protection, compassion, love, and favor that He generously provides for me and my family.

Can you please share some stories of what you’re doing during quarantine?

I homeschooled my daughter for 2 months, and it really tested my patience but it also formed a deeper bond between me and her.

I have never gone out and went against any ECQ rules.

I ran a super hectic schedule before ECQ and I am really enjoying my slow time at home and just spending time with my family, while at home wearing loungewear the whole day and eating.

Eat, Pray, Love

Can you give some advice to other people and businesses out there during this pandemic?

My advice is that during this time, we should not be thinking more about profit, but more on Surviving and living.

The mere fact that we are all alive is already our profit for year 2020.

Do you agree that Blockchain can help sustain the economy?

When focusing on the blockchain and economic development, the foremost industry that takes the limelight is banking and finance. The combination of Blockchain and Fintech has simplified banking processes in many ways:

▪ Enforced identity verification and management process ▪ Introduced crypto payments ▪ Eradicated intermediaries.

Besides, the convergence of the two, which has resulted in decentralized finance-led financial software development companies to automate has also automated banking and accounting processes – right from organizing spreadsheets to filing all tax files effectively. Blockchain and its impact on different sectors, irrespective of the business domains are manifold. We see it instilling the factors of transparency, decentralization, and immutability in the economy. What we can reckon is that the economy will only get better and more transparent with the inclusion of Blockchain Technology in its ecosystem.

Where can we follow you and your business?

Gail Macapagal on LinkedIn

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