Manolo Tambis Labor
Manolo Tambis Labor and his love affair with anything that is a digital disruption started way back decades ago when he was writing his undergraduate philosophy thesis on Pierre Teilhard de Chardin. While the rest of his batch mates were doing theirs on manual typewriters, he already was using desktop publishing applications with his thesis draft. He traversed from Ventura to Aldus to Adobe and from DOS to macOS to Windows, and would emerge a better person, so he claims.
He started his career in 1996 by joining the Philippine energy department where he contributed in the creatives aspect of promoting the deregulation of the downstream oil industry and the nationwide campaign on energy efficiency.
In 2006, Manolo joined a small Dammam-based agency for a very specific project on hand: digitizing and digitally-archiving 800,000 stock photos of the Saudi Aramco company. To put it in context, Saudi Arabia was formed in 1932 and Saudi Aramco was established in 1933, so looking at those stock photos was like reading through the history of Saudi Arabia in black and white images.
In 2009, he was secretary general to a motorcycle manufacturing industry association that sought for, and was granted with, a Supreme Court TRO against the implementation of an RFID policy on motorcycles.
In 2010, he joined a mining company where he managed the operations of a mobile information resource center, produced eight (8) film documentaries, and introduced the use of digital “gondolas” or outdoor multimedia information kiosks in South Cotabato.
In 2016, he shifted to business development helping a start-up energy company acquire a multimillion investment pledge.