“Innovation is taking place in all parts of the world,” said Jerry Rapes, Exist Global CEO. “We hear about new inventions in Japan to amazing apps in Silicon Valley. We see Tel Aviv rising as a startup hub in the Middle East, and watch tech communities in Germany, Australia, and Singapore build up.”
Posting $1.5 billion in revenues last year (2012), the Philippines’ IT outsourcing services sector is rapidly gaining recognition as one of the more dynamic go-to IT delivery destinations globally.
Jerry recommends that this is the right time to connect with Philippine-based software development companies, such as Exist, to explore joint product development, setting up a development / IT delivery center based in Philippines, and other IT initiatives. Exist, a global consulting and technology engineering solutions leader operating in Manila and Cebu with clients in Asia Pacific, Australia and the US, has been working closely with the Philippine Trade and Investment Center (PTIC) offices including New York, San Francisco, Silicon Valley and Singapore to strengthen its foothold in these markets.
Recently, Exist partnered also with Singapore Infocomm Technology Federation and Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore to create more business linkages with companies in the region. “There’s huge opportunity for collaboration with Singapore companies. Philippines can supply Singapore enterprises with first-class software development talent and skills at competitive rates,” said Jerry.
Meantime, Exist is hosting back to back events in the US together with the PTIC offices in New York and Silicon Valley respectively. Startup and established companies interested to meet with Exist are invited to attend a meet and greet on Monday, April 29th at the PTIC San Francisco and Silicon Valley social hall.
PTIC SF & SF Trade Commissioner Michael Ignacio said that by joining forces, “we intend to bolster business development initiatives and build more partnerships starting in the San Francisco Bay Area. We’re very proud to be working with Exist Global, a technology innovation leader from the Philippines — in helping companies seize the next-generation of business-driven IT solutions.” More about Exist Global services here.
The Philippine Embassy in Washington DC, The Philippine Consulate General in New York and The Massachusetts Office of International Trade and Investment cordially invite interested companies too to a Philippine Trade & Investment Roadshow as His Excellency the Philippine Ambassador, Jose L. Cuisia Jr., brings a delegation led by prominent Filipino economist Dr. Bernardo Villegas and CEOs from various sectors. To RSVP and for further information please email [email protected] or call 212-7641330 ext. 601.
Asked why software development is more fun in the Philippines, Jerry remarks, “We always keep our relentlessly happy psyche, no matter if a bad weather hits us or projects hit a snag. Philippines is a gateway to innovation given its robust business and recreational infrastructures.”
“We have plenty of tech talent — English-proficient and amazingly collaborative individuals — not just in the capital of Manila, but also in IT hubs around the country, such as Cebu, Clark, and Davao. I know there are hard-working engineers everywhere, but the Filipinos have the most cheerful spirits of them all.”