Saturday, January 28, 2006

Call Center Philippines 2006 Job Fair

The Call Center Philippines 2006 Job Fair, set on March 18-19, 2006 at the EXPO Trade Hall of Festival Supermall Alabang expects a multitude of applicants as it features the country’s largest business process outsourcing companies, information and communication technology institutions, call centers, local and international IT related recruitment firms, training agencies and other allied companies.

Applicants in this event have the edge to be hired on the spot as it brings on complete recruitment procedure starting from initial interviews, to testing and to the eventual on the spot job offer.

Interested applicants are suggested to bring several copies of their resume. For more information, please call PHILTRADE Exhibits at 8253482 or 8250804.

Sunday, January 22, 2006

Baker & McKenzie given recognition for its offshoring work in the Philippines

Baker & McKenzie scooped two awards at this year's Legal Technology Awards with the Firm's global CIO, Sue Hall, named as IT director of the year and the Firm's offshoring work in the Philippines as best outsourcing/offshoring project for 2006.

Sue Hall was appointed CIO at Baker & McKenzie in April 2004 and leads a team of almost 400 IT professionals. Sue was rewarded for a number of key achievements including her successful management and coordination of IT across 70 offices worldwide and her leadership in delivering global initiatives such as the implementation of a standard document management system and the setting up of a global help-desk function in the Firm's offshore centre in the Philippines.

The Outsourcng/Offshoring Award was given in recognition of the Firm's success in placing its global help desk, computer programming service and network operations centre offshore in Manila. These have already delivered significant annual cost savings and improved service delivery across the Firm's 9000 staff.

Russell Lewin, partner and a member of the Firm's executive committee commented: "Technology is the essential nervous system for any legal business and, as such, its functional quality and efficiency makes an enormous difference to organisational health. Allied to her formidable energy and organisational savvy, Sue has a genuine feel for the underlying drivers of the Firm as well as a rare ability to make technology explicable. What she and the IT team in Manila have achieved is truly ground breaking. I am delighted that she, and they, have received this public recognition for their achievements."

The Legal Technology Awards recognise and celebrate excellence in the provision and implementation of technology solutions for the benefit of legal practice and recognise the success of the firms and vendors, clients and suppliers, who are at the cutting edge. The Awards are run in association with Legal Business magazine and the winners were announced on 19 January 2006.

Saturday, January 21, 2006

E-Services Philippines - Regional IT Hubs Forum

Eversince E-Services Philipppines ( started, has been an active partner and helped in bringing provincial and corporate players participate in this event.

This year, we are very glad to be given the opportunity to participate once again by being the co-organizer of the IT Hubs tracks that shall take place on February 17.

Everyone is invited to register and participate in this free tracks. Details on how to register can be found below. The program as follows:

Showcasing the Best of the Regions
17 February 2006, Mactan 1 Room, EDSA Shangri-La Hotel Manila

8:00 Registration, Coffee and Tea

8:30 Opening Remarks
Undersecretary Carissa Cruz (invited)
Regional Operations Group, Department of Trade and Industry

9:00 Boosting Telco Infrastructure to Develop Regional ICT Hubs
Bayan Telecommunications
BayanTel supports the government’s strategic direction for the development of regional ICT hubs by providing telecommunications and connectivity solutions.

Five years ago, the Philippines, through the Department of Trade and Industry, began its "Make IT Philippines" campaign and packaged the country as "E-Services Hub of Asia." Outside Metro Manila, many cities and provinces are finding their niches as IT hubs, welcoming investors and locators for various BPO-oriented services. Following is a presentation of regional capability and each region’s stake as a premier ICT investment, software, and e-services hub not only in the Philippines but also in Southeast Asia.

9:15 Zamboanga
9:30 General Santos
9:45 Cagayan de Oro
10:00 Leyte
10:15 Bacolod
10:30 Bohol
10:45 Cebu
11:00 Bataan
11:15 Bulacan
11:30 Pangasinan
11:45 Open Forum

12:00 Closing remarks
Commissioner Dondi Mapa
Commission on Information and Communications Technology

To register in this FREE affair, please email me the following at (please cite IT Hubs registration as subject):