Homegrown ICT-BPO firms told to join ICT awards

DAVAO City-based information communication technology and business process outsourcing (ICT-BPO) companies are urged to join the 9th International ICT Awards Philippines 2015.

The awarding aims "to recognize the very best dynamic and fast growing information communication - business process management (IT-BPM) industry in the Philippines."

It is an annual event organized by the Canadian Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines (Cancham), in association with Information Technology and Business Process Association of the Philippines (IBPAP).

Julian Payne, Cancham president, said in a press briefing that they are hoping for more Mindanao-based or Mindanaoan-owned ICT-BPO companies that will be submitting nominations for the awards.

He said they also want to get nominations from ICT-BPO companies from rising ICT hubs like Cagayan de Oro City, Dumaguete City, Bacolod City, and Cebu City.

Payne said they will be doing a series of promotional campaigns in their chapters in Cebu City and Davao City to raise awareness about the award. They will also be sending invites to other cities through its business chambers.

The promotional campaign will lead up to their launching on November 25, which will also signify the opening for nominations and self-nominations. Nominations will run until January 2015.

The awarding is targeted to be around March 2015 or early 2nd quarter of next year. Payne said they are looking into Makati Shangri-La or Resorts World Manila as the venue for the International ICT Awards Philippines 2015.

During the 8th International ICT Awards Philippines 2014 there were ten awards that were given Company of the Year, Employer of the Year, Filipino-owned Company of the Year, Company of the Year Outside NCR,

Global In-house Center of the Year, Most Innovative Company of the Year, Non-Voice Excellence Company of the Year, Voice Excellence Company of the Year, Individual Contributor of the Year, and Hall of Fame.

Payne said that this year, they are eyeing to give out more awards and also modify some of the current awards.

This year's Company of the Year award went to Accenture Inc.; Employer of the Year is SPI Global; Filipino-owned Company of the Year is Pointwest Technologies Corp.; Global In-house Center of the Year is Lexmark Cebu Shared Service Center; Most Innovative Company of the Year is Maersk Global Services Centers (Phils.) Ltd.; Non-Voice Excellence Company of the Year is MicroSourcing; Voice Excellence Company of the Year is The Results Companies; Individual Contributor of the Year is Atty. Jocelle Batapa-Sigue; and the Hall of Fame Award was awarded to Convergys Philippines Services.


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