The information technology and business process management industry (ITBPM) in the Philippines enters a new phase with an emphasis on technology enablement. This revitalized ITBPM looks to build goals and methods that will strengthen our local economy by being one of the best in global IT services.
The upcoming release of the Roadmap 2022 will prepare the technology industry in the Philippines for a greater global role. In addition, the Philippine Software Industry Association (PSIA), will implement initiatives to grow its numbers and focus on quality. And thus, it materialized as the new training sessions at SOFTCON.ph 2016.
With a theme of ‘Elevate. Innovate. Initiate’, SOFTCON.ph 2016 strengthened the overall capabilities of tech manpower. It was held on October 19, 2016 at the Marriott Grand Ballroom, Marriott Hotel Manila in Pasay City. Some of the speakers involved in this endeavor included DICT Secretary Rodolfo Salalima. Salalima has just been appointed as the secretary of the new Department of INnformation and Communications Technology. He talked about his agency’s government-led policies. There was also Carlo Castro, managing director of Accenture’s Global Delivery Network, and Raymond Racaza, co-founder of Xurpas, Inc., a local startup.
There was also a panel with local software entrepreneur Joey Gurango. His topic relied on the assembly of tech suited for professionals focused on software development. These included lessons on open stack technology, single sign on and third party integration, baseline testing and performance analysis.
Notably, this was the first SOFTCON.ph forum that incorporated crowdsourcing wherein the topics and speakers were chosen by the participants themselves.