Tuesday, May 22, 2007

InfoWeapons Appoints Takashi Togawa as President of Asia Pacific Operations

InfoWeapons, a global provider of network infrastructure appliances, appointed Takashi Togawa as President its Asia Pacific operations. Togawa will be responsible for leading the development of InfoWeapons' products and will manage the delivery of technical solutions throughout Asia.

Togawa joins InfoWeapons from NTT Communications, known for being one of the largest telecommunications firm in the world, where he was the general manager of its office in the Philippines. Togawa spent 28 years at NTT and in that time he also worked in NTT Laboratories and worked in NTT's Network Design and Planning for the company's data services business in Japan.

"Togawa has a proven track record of scaling technology development organizations to a level of consistent and sustainable growth, with specific expertise in telecommunications and data services," said Luis Gopez, CEO of InfoWeapons. "I am very pleased that Togawa has decided to bring his experience and enthusiasm to InfoWeapons. Also, his understanding of quality and reliability in the telecommunications world will bring the company enviable products and accelerated revenues that ensure 2007 will be a banner year for us."

InfoWeapons focuses on methods that enable rapid transition to next generation network technologies. Its flagship product, SolidDNS™, is a DNS appliance designed to drive even the largest of networks with support for next generation networks. Its other key product is SolidGate™ that provides an integrated solution combining key technologies to maximize networks for emerging IP-based services. TV, voice, data and other media types are converging to use IP-based networks as their medium of transport.

Sunday, May 13, 2007

The Challenge of Quality Assurance Certification in the Philippines

There will be a Cebu ICT 2007: International Conference and Exhibition this June 26 to 28, 2007 at Shangri-la Mactan Island Resort & Spa.

The event objective is to provide a venue that will bring together significant stakeholders from the ICT capitals of Asia - Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam, Singapore, Hong Kong, South Korea, Taiwan, Japan, China, and India - to discuss their vision for sustaining and accelerating the transformation of Asia into the world's premiere IT investment destination and global outsourcing center.

I will participate in a breakout session panel discussion on “The Challenge of Quality Assurance Certification in the Philippines.” The moderated panel, scheduled from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm on June 27, will consider how high costs and a very limited number of certified consultants make it difficult for Philippine ITES providers to leverage Quality Assurance certification.

This forum reminded me of a proposal before on making the Philippines CMMI Self-Sufficient. Although some of it have been defined in the recent Philippine Software Industry 2010 Flight Plan. In the last E-Services Philippines 2007 event, Senator Mar Roxas mobilized the outsourcing to come up with a 2010 Programme for the Outsourcing Sector that requires major players consolidating their resources to implement it.