Monday, May 16, 2016

Alpha Startups/Pre-Accelerator in June 2016!

Posted By: The Mail Man - Monday, May 16, 2016

So, you have this hot idea. In your mind, this service or product is needed and all you have to do is develop it.  This will make you rich and famous at the same time you will be doing service to your fellowman.

How to get there?

Well, one thinks that the only component needed is “Financing” or “Funding” and then its a snap! This is the quagmire where most startups find themselves in after the initial capital has run out. The idea may be sound but how to proceed from alpha idea to minimum viable product (MVP) to market validated product or service?

There is a gap.

The Alpha Startups/Pre-accelerator will fill in the gaps. It is a 5-day bootcamp where ideas are tested and developed by selected entrepreneurs, developers and designers. This where the mettle of an idea is tested via daily deliverable under the supervision of mentors.

The results of the programme will be admission to funding programmes by 1337 Accelerator among other recognized funding programmes.

The programme is slated on June 13 – 17, 2016.

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Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Filipino Scientist is No. 3 in Asian Scientist Magazine’s 100 List

Posted By: The Mail Man - Wednesday, May 04, 2016

Ramon Cabanos Barba, was declared a National Scientist in June 2014. Barba was born in Ilocos Norte in 1939, the youngest of four siblings. Hegraduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of the Philippines Los Baños in 1958.

In 1974, Barba got the Ten Outstanding Young Men in Agriculture award and Horticultural Technology Award in 1999. He was inspired by his maternal grandfather Juan Cabanas, an official of the Bureau of Plants and Industry.

His postgraduate studies were undertaken at the University of Georgia where he conducted experiments on inducing of the flowering of plants utilizing gibberellic acid and potassium nitrate as fertilizer. His postgraduate degree of Master of Science in Horticulture concluded in 1962.

These experiments resulted in boosting the local mango industry. Since mango is a seasonal fruit, Barba invented a technique to make mangoes flower and bear fruit even during the off-season. At Qimara Farms, success was realized when 400 mango trees aged 10-12 years old were made to flower within 1 week to 1 month using Barba’s technique. 

Ramon Barba also advanced the research on other fruits and crops  such as bananas, cassava and sugarcane. Barba refused to patent his technique because he wanted farmers to copy his technique. Eventually he patented it when somebody else tried to patent it. Although patented, Barba does not collect royalties from his technique.

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Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Bacolod City Chosen as Key Information Resource Area

Posted By: The Mail Man - Tuesday, May 03, 2016
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The Information Technology and Business Process Association of the Philippines (IBPAP) has chosen Bacolod City as one of the key information resource areas under the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Roadmap 2022. 

The Bacolod-Negros Occidental Federation for Information and Communications Technology (BNEFIT) was requested for support in the development and implementation of the roadmap by the IBPAP.

This would entail the holding of data collation, focus group discussions and meetings that will consult all the stakeholders in the IT-BPO sector under BNEFIT. Participation in various fora and workshops scheduled from May 9 to 13 was also requested.

“We are now preparing the ICT Roadmap 2022 in the midst of rapid technological advances that have drastically altered our business environment,” was disclosed by Penny Bongato, executive director for Talent Development and Research of IBPAP.

The burgeoning IT-BPO industry is expected to meet the challenges of the ever changing dynamics and demands of the industry both globally and locally.

BNEFIT with its executive director Jocelle Batapa-Sigue will present the ICT industry vision to IBPAP. The aim is to generate 60,000 direct jobs on a wide range of IT-BPO services of Bacolod City and Negros Occidental.

“This will translate to a salary circulation of P900 million a month or P10.8 billion annually,” Batapa-Sigue said, adding that this is on top of the 180,000 indirect jobs the industry can create.

The jobs generated will be comprised of 30,000 voice BPO, 8,000 for the RIS, shared services and non-voice is expected to create 6,000 jobs along with 5,000 for healthcare information related services, 3,000 for software development, 2,000 from startups and creative processes and 1,000 for R & D and knowledge processing.

Monday, May 2, 2016

Teleperformance Philippines celebrates 20th Anniversary, opens 17th site in the country

Posted By: Jessel Munoz - Monday, May 02, 2016
Manila, Philippines— Teleperformance, the world’s leading provider of outsourced customer experience management services, recently inaugurated its 17th site in the Philippines during the company’s year-long celebration of its 20th founding anniversary in the country.

From only around 100 employees when it began its operations in 1996, Teleperformance Philippines has grown to over 40,000 employees across 17 business sites in Metro Manila, Antipolo, Baguio, Bacolod, Cebu and Davao.

The newest addition to this growth is Teleperformance Silver City which is strategically located at Frontera Verde Drive across the Tiendesitas shopping complex in Ugong, Pasig City. This new business site covers nearly 5,000 square meters of office space and features close to 900 workstations, which can accommodate around 1,500 employees in various shifts.

Reflecting Teleperformance’s global premises standards, the Silver City facility features state-of-the-art amenities such a fitness and wellness gym, a spacious cafeteria, a full-service clinic, comfortable sleeping quarters, game and recreation rooms, individual lockers and a shower room for employees.

The Silver City Grand Launch is one of the many exciting events lined up for the 20th Anniversary of Teleperformance in the country this 2016. Earlier this year, the anniversary campaign was launched across various media and marketing activities. With the tagline, “20 years of Filipino Pride,” Teleperformance Philippines aims to honor and celebrate the inspiring stories of its employees who have grown with the company over the past 20 years.

Staying bullish about its continuous growth in the country, Teleperformance Philippines Managing Director Travis Coates expressed his excitement over the future of the company. “We are thrilled to celebrate our 20th Anniversary in 2016. We would not be able to achieve this remarkable growth without the hard work and dedication of the 40,000 Teleperformance team members who choose to work with us. The opening of our 17th site signifies our strong commitment to the Philippines’ BPO sector. I am confident that our growth story will continue to unfold as we offer excellent service to our clients from around the world,” Coates says.

Career-seekers who are interested to be part of Teleperformance Silver City may visit the Recruitment Center located at the 3rd floor of the Silver City 2, Frontera Verde Drive in Ugong, Pasig City. It is open Mondays to Saturdays from 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM. For other inquiries, applicants may call 857-3222 or visit the Teleperformance Philippines Facebook page.

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