“For the first time in human history, a technology is shaping our personal lives just as much as it is transforming our businesses- that technology is software. There has never been a better time to be in the software industry than today,” said Joey Gurango, president of the Philippine Software Industry Association (PSIA) as he welcomed some 330 executives from over 100 companies at what was also the first-ever Philippine software industry conference and expo tagged as SOFTCON.PH held last October 10th at the Dusit Thani Hotel, Makati City.
PSIA, the premiere unifying organization of over 160 software companies in the Philippines, organized SOFTCON.PH: The Philippine Software Industry Conference in its drive to hit the industry’s stretch goal of $1.5 billion in export revenues by 2013 ̶ putting the spotlight on the Philippine software industry as a global supplier and local employer.
Meanwhile, the concurrent expo showcased 19 emerging software applications developed by Filipino startups.
Cloud + Mobile + Social + Big Data | Monetizing the Software Megatrends was the theme of SOFTCON.PH 2013. According to the conference website, it is high time that these software elements, also called the “nexus of forces” by industry analysts, were rightfully addressed as they have “enabled, disrupted, eliminated, created, and magnified business models for today’s products and services.”