Wednesday, October 20, 2010

See you at the International Outsourcing Summit

Search Profile Index by 4th Media is all set for the upcoming International Outsourcing Summit that will happen this October 26 and 27, 2010 at the Sofitel Philippine Plaza.

Over 250 attendees from 15 countries have been confirmed to date, and more are expected to attend, especially from emerging outsourcing locations such as Africa and South America, as well as from established hubs such as India, and outsourcers such as North America and Europe.
The summit also features participation from allied BPO partner associations from around the world, such as the European Outsourcing Association (EOA) and the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals. More complex outsourcing services are also heavily represented at the summit, with delegates and speakers from the animation, transcription, game development, software, HR, and marketing verticals attending. 

Top outsourcing and shared services firms to present

Among the leading outsourcing and shared services firms that will be represented at IOS are Accenture, Aegis PeopleSupport, Chevron Holdings Inc., Convergys, Dell International Service Philippines, Inc., Deutsche Knowledge Services Pte. Ltd., HSBC Global Resourcing, IBM, Infosys BPO, JP Morgan Chase Bank, Manulife Business Processing Services, Procter & Gamble Business Services, SPi Technologies, Sykes Asia Inc., Teletech, TELUS International Philippines, Inc., Thomson Reuters, and StarTek, Inc.

Top outsourcing executives, allied industry leaders, and prominent analysts will be sharing their insights on key issues and opportunities for the industry. Key speakers include Armand Angeli, Cofounder & President, European Outsourcing Association (EOA); Alfredo Ayala, Chair, BPAP; Maulik Parekh, CEO, SPi Global; Jack Jones, Global Solutions Head, JP Morgan Chase & Co.; Aparup Sengupta, MD & Global CEO, Aegis Limited; Nikhil Rajpal, Principal, Everest Group; Oscar Sanez, President & CEO, BPAP; Raju Bhatnagar, VP for BPO Initiatives, NASSCOM; and Swaminathan Dandapani, CEO & MD, Infosys BPO Ltd.

With the theme, “Global Leaders Addressing Global Issues,” the second annual IOS will feature in-depth discussions on the next phase of growth for the BPO industry, outsourcing locations, challenges for growth, education, telecommunication service provision, and new technologies. Key emerging verticals such as retail, health, business development, banking and finance, marketing, and human resources (HR) outsourcing will be the subject of break-out sessions.

Aside from top BPO and shared services players, companies, associations, and government agencies that serve as industry enablers and otherwise provide support for service delivery will be represented at the two-day summit. They include SGV & Company, Ayala Land Inc., SM Land, Globe Telecom, PLDT, the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines, and the American Chamber of Commerce.

The agenda for the summit highlights the decade-long success of the BPO industry, and the changing environment for success given the past two years’ economic uncertainty and increased risk. Featured panels include talent specialization and the emergence of language as a competitive differentiator in labor supply, strategies for emerging locators and locations, and competitive advantages in a changing business climate. New technology will also be extensively discussed vis-à-vis its role for IT managers, HR practitioners, and vendors of emerging Web 2.0 platforms.
In addition to plenary sessions, breakouts, and discussions, the second International Outsourcing Summit will provide a recap of the first conference, as well as extensive networking and business-matching opportunities.

Keep yourself updated about the event by following the developments posted on Facebook and Twitter.

Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Winners of free delegate pass: Philippine Six Sigma Conference 2010

Many thanks to those who joined our free delegate pass contest for the Philippine Six Sigma Conference 2010 organized by Fiera de Manila, in cooperation with Center for Lean Systems and Management (De La Salle University), International Alliance of Quality Professionals (IAQP), and Digileaf, Inc. This will be on August 4 and 5, 2010 at Hotel Intercontinental, Makati City.

DigitalFilipino System and Software Process Improvement Network is a proud supporter of this conference.

The winners are:
Note that this slot is not transferable. Congratulations to the winners!
(Leah and Florencio, sent you folks a message via Facebook)

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Get a free delegate pass: Philippine Six Sigma Conference 2010

Fiera de Manila, in cooperation with Center for Lean Systems and Management (De La Salle University), International Alliance of Quality Professionals (IAQP), and Digileaf, Inc., is organizing the Philippine Six Sigma Conference 2010 at Hotel Intercontinental Makati City this August 4 and 5, 2010. They are giving away two (2) delegate passes to this event.

DigitalFilipino System and Software Process Improvement Network is a proud sponsor of this conference. Should you like to participate and hope to get one of the passes, this is what you have to do:
  1. Make a blog entry about the Philippine Six Sigma Conference 2010 and cite why you like to attend this two-day event.
  2. Your blog post must have a link to the following:
    link 1: Philippine Six Sigma Conference 2010 at
    link 2: Fiera de Manila at
    link 3: DigitalFilipino System and Software Process Improvement Network at
  3. Post a comment to this blog entry and give me the url link where your entry can be found.
Deadline for submission of entries is on July 29, 2010. We will list and link to all entries that get submitted here.

The 2 winners who will get one delegate pass each shall be posted here on or before August 1.
I hope you can join and see you at the Philippine Six Sigma Conference 2010!

Monday, January 25, 2010

Startups invited to take a pitch at E-Services Philippines 2010

Plug and Play Tech Center will have a “Startups Take a Pitch” session at E-Services Philippines 2010 this February 9, 2010 from 9 am to 3:30 pm.

According to Jojo Flores of Plug and Play Tech Center, "Essentially, we are calling on Filipino start up companies involved in technology, including consumer web, internet, mobile, wireless, social media, gaming, software, hardware, clean and biotech. We prefer that the company has an authentic and owned IP with at least 2 founders who aim to solve a real and urgent problem. Finally, we prefer that the company already has an existing product (post idea), and if it’s already launched, with market traction and revenue. The startup must be looking for funding and/or globalization."

Here's more info:

WHEN: The competition date will be on February 9, 2010, Tuesday, 9am to 3:30pm.

WHERE: SMX Convention Center, Pasay City, Metro Manila, Philippines.

HOW: To join, simply email Plug and Play Tech Center at for details and instructions. Deadline of submission of company executive summaries is on January 29, 2010, 5pm PST.


  • A short-list of 30 contestants will be chosen to present to a panel of international investors (venture capitalists and angel investors).
  • Each company will do an “elevator pitch” of 4 minutes each.
  • At the end of the competition, 3 winners will be chosen.


  • Plug and Play Tech Center will help the winners in Silicon Valley on a 3-month VC fund raising mission.
  • Each startup will be presented to 10 top-tier VCs.
  • Each startup will receive mentorship from Plug and Play’s pool of Business Relationship Managers and Executives in Residence.
  • The startups will participate and be featured at Plug and Play’s PACT and/or EXPO events, which are bi-annual international startup competitions held at Plug and Play.
  • The startups will have a chance to participate in one of Plug and Play’s Entrepreneurship University sessions.

Good luck to all participants!