Department of Trade and Industry, through the Center for International Trade Expositions and Missions, is now accepting entries for the e-Services 2009 Awards, an award that acknowledges the competencies of Philippine-based companies and the talents of Filipino professionals who excel in the field of Information Technology.
The e-Services will be held in conjunction with the 9th e-Services Global Sourcing Conference and Exhibition on 9 to 10 February 2009 at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City.
“The 9th e-Services Global Sourcing Conference and Exhibition will not only provide IT companies and experts a place to interact with other industry players as well as gain valuable insights with the interface,” said Officer-In-Charge for CITEM Ms. Ma. Lourdes D. Mediran, “it would also be a perfect avenue to recognize Filipino ingenuity and excellence and their contributions to the IT industry.”
The competition awards, which will have four categories including Outstanding Client Application of the Year, Outstanding Consumer Application of the Year, Groundbreaking Technology of the Year and Most Progressive Homegrown Company of the Year, will bring to the forefront exceptional technology products and services, outsourcing projects and homegrown business process outsourcing companies.
Winners of the 2008 e-Services Awards for the competition awards are:
- Client Application of the Year: Sun Life VUL e-Learning Program by Media Farm and ATM System Development for a major bank in Japan by Advance World Systems
- Consumer Application of the Year: Tekkids Courseware by Tech Factors Incorporated and Ur HR Partner by Navigator Systems, Inc.
- Technology of the Year: Online On-The-Job Simulation by Total Transcription Solutions, Inc., NEXT I.X. INF by Next IX, Inc. and Electronic Medical Record by EMR Global Corporation
- Progressive Homegrown Company: Pointwest Technologies, TransProcure Corporation and People Support Philippines
For the Special Citations, special recognition will be awarded to individuals, companies or institutions that have contributed to the advancement of the IT-enabled services industry in the Philippines.
This year’s e-Champion awardees in different IT fields include:
- Ernest Cu, deputy chief executive officer of Globe and former vice chairman of SPI Technologies for Country Promotion. Mr. Cu is a staunch promoter of Philippine capabilities in providing BPO service since 2000 and a member of the Public-Private Task Force for the Philippine Competitiveness on ICT.
- Janette Toral, IT consultant for Policy and Legal. Ms. Toral pushed policy efforts as an independent lobbyist and as executive director of the Congressional Oversight Committee for e-Commerce.
- Benedict Fernandez, senior vice president of e-Telecare Global Solutions for Business Development. Mr. Hernandez is a key promoter of the Philippines to the world for contact center and opened e-Telecare’s facilities to foreign companies aimed to attract investors in the country.
- Fermin Taruc, managing director of Gurango Software for Software Development. Mr. Taruc is an aggressive promoter of the Philippine software industry in the local and international market. He strongly advocates skills development, export promotion, intellectual property protection, technopreneurship and growth of domestic demand in the software industry.
e-Champions in the ESP 2007 awards include personalities namely, Sen. Mar Roxas, Sen. Ramon Magsaysay, Jr. Bong Borja of PeopleSupport and Bill Torres of Mozcom.
Echoing the sentiments of the other e-champions, Janette Toral said, “The award is an affirmation of the work done where the clear high impact outputs were used as a basis for the recognition.”
The e-Services 2008 Awardees.The awarding ceremonies would be held during the culmination of the conference and exhibition on February 10, 2009. Past judges include key people in the ICT industry such as David Barret, chairman, European Advisory Board, and Founding Member of International Association of Outsourcing Professionals; Benedict Ferrer, research manager, XMG, Inc.; Josephine Romero, trade officer, PTIC New York; Nora Terrado, country manager, Headstrong; and Gerry Valenciano, director, ICCP Venture Partners, Inc.
Since its inception in 2001, the e-Services Global Sourcing Conference and Exhibition has been a major driving force for the industry. The list of participating exhibitors and professionals has steadily increased through the years.
The event was an important platform for IT ideas and thought-sharing between specialists and key decision makers both locally and internationally. The exhibit held in 2007 attracted more than 200 exhibitors while the business conference brought in 1,300 participants from here and other countries like Japan, Korea, Australia, the United States, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, India, Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia.
Interested parties for the ESP Awards 2009 must submit their nominations on or before December 29, 2008.