PTIC launches US-Philippines business and information technology delivery council
SAN FRANCISCO — Philippine Trade and Investment Center (PTIC) in Silicon Valley, in partnership with the Philippines’ Department of Trade and Industry, has announced the inception of the US-Philippines Business and Information Technology Delivery Council, a consortium with Terranex LLC, Rendition Digital, Exist Global, Ionics, Orange & Bronze, Ayannah, and Innerworks.
These Philippine-homegrown organizations are at the forefront of the software and product development, information technology (IT), business and knowledge process delivery, and electronics manufacturing industries.
PTIC Trade Commissioner Michael Ignacio said that by joining forces, the companies intend to bolster business development initiatives and build more partnerships starting in the San Francisco Bay Area. PTIC has plans to institutionalize the council and also expects to build market presence ultimately in the entire US and Canada.
“We want to foster collaboration and cross-pollination amongst the council members, while enabling competitive differentiation,” said Trade Commissioner Ignacio. “PTIC has screened companies that have demonstrated excellence in the service that they offer. We are thrilled to work as a team to achieve greater growth.”
“There’s no better time than now to launch this,” announced Philippine Consul General Marciano Paynor. “This is a train ride that we should not miss. With the right companies, we can build a microcosm that will drive the Philippines in the limelight of the global economic scene.”
The global offshore software and product development, business process support, and electronic contract manufacturing services markets are expected to hit at least US $1 trillion in 2018. In addition, technology analyst firm Gartner recently predicted that by 2014, IT hiring in major Western markets will come predominantly from Asian-headquartered companies.
Consul General Paynor added, “The council will have the support of the Department of Foreign Affairs, the Department of Trade and Industry and the Department of Tourism, all Philippine government agencies with US Pacific Northwest representation based in the San Francisco Bay Area. We look forward to bringing to work our extensive network and breadth of experience to all of the member companies.”
The US-Philippines Business and Information Technology Delivery Council will have a formal launch on November 13, Tuesday at 447 Sutter Street, 5th Floor Social Hall, San Francisco, CA 94108. Companies interested to learn more about working with these companies are invited to attend the launch and executive briefing, which will feature customer success stories on global delivery and shared services. Send an email to email@example.com to request an invitation.
For more information about this event, please visit: www.investphilippines.org/siliconvalley.
PTIC – Silicon Valley
The Philippine Trade and Investment Center in Silicon Valley is the Commercial Section of the Philippine Consulate General in San Francisco and the representative office of the Philippine Department of Trade and Industry in the US Pacific Northwest and Western Canada.
PTIC Silicon Valley covers the US Pacific Northwest, which includes the following: Alaska, Northern Nevada/Reno, Colorado, Northern California, Idaho, Utah, Montana, Washington, Oregon, and Wyoming.
The mandates of PTIC – Silicon Valley include trade promotion, investment promotion, trade policy negotiations, and protection of Philippine business interests. www.investphilippines.org/siliconvalley
Philippine companies participating
For US companies rationalizing their operations, offshoring full customer support to TerraNex LLC is the logical next step. For over five years, our state-of-the-art Philippine customer support services have enabled Australian and Asian companies to achieve targeted business outcomes. Now serving US companies, TerraNex LLC can collaborate in attaining corporate goals. www.terranexllc.com
Rendition digital international
Rendition Digital International helps mid-size and large software, games, media and web focused firms develop cost effective solutions, frees them from routine tasks and allows them create better value for their customers. Their solutions include software and web development, games and social media moderation, digital publishing, typesetting and graphics creation. High quality services are produced in low cost facilities in Asia and draw upon deep subject matter expertise and project management experience.www.renditiondigital.com
Exist is a software and technology services provider that specializes in Open Source, Java, and Ruby on Rails application development. Works with start-ups to enterprise industry leaders around the world as their technology partner by collaborating to deliver strategic business results, reduce costs, and increase the value of their IT investments.
Their services include end-to-end software product development in Java and Ruby on Rails, web and mobile (iOS and Android) application development, and independent software testing services. www.exist.com
A leading electronics services provider based in the Philippines and listed in the Philippine Stock Exchange, Ionics EMS Inc. offers EMS and ODM services with product design and design support, new product introduction, industrial engineering and manufacturing system and integrated supply chain management.The customer segments Ionics EMS serves are the PC and computer peripherals, telecommunications, consumer electronics, industrial and medical equipment industries. Its production facilities in the Philippines are certified in ISO9001 with design, ISO14001, TL9000 for telecommunications, and TS16949 for automotive manufacturing. www.ionics-ems.com
About Orange and Bronze
Orange & Bronze Software Labs is the first and only official SpringSource partner based in the Philippines. With its team of innovators in enterprise software development, the company mainly leverages on its expertise in Java, specializing in Spring, Hibernate and Grails, as well as Python and Django. As an expert in Spring technology, O&B uses AppFuse and Grails in providing top-notch software development services delivered on-time. Its client portfolio includes industry-leading companies in the US, Europe and Asia. O&B is the Philippine pioneer of Agile software development methodologies. www.orangeandbronze.com
Innerworks International is a leading provider of IT outsourcing with clients in Asia, United States and Europe. Since 2002, they have been creating innovations across different technological platforms and infrastructure. www.innerworksinternational.com
Ayannah aims to be the leading provider of mobile commerce and payment services to the world’s unbanked. For unbanked residents in emerging markets, we provide accessible digital commerce and payment services to spur financial inclusion and literacy and give access to products and services that improve quality of life. www.ayannah.com
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