Cebu, Philippines — September 3, 2010 — Exist Global, the country’s pioneer open source innovator and leading software engineering services company, announced today its induction to the Cebu Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCCI), a highly-respected and multi-awarded non-profit corporation that serves as the ‘engine of Cebu’s business growth towards global competitiveness‘.
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“CCCI prides itself as a catalyst in the development of Cebu’s business environment and we are honored to be part of this engine for global competitiveness. Exist can be a powerful ally in CCCI’s advocacy and linkage promotion programs given our track record as a global innovation partner to software product vendors, technology start-ups and major enterprises,” says Jerry Rapes, CEO of Exist Global.
Since setting up its software development operations in Cebu’s booming technology hub at Asiatown IT Park in 2005, Exist has worked closely with the local community from the academe to the private sector, playing a significant role in the development of the Philippine Software Industry Association (PSIA) – Visayas Chapterand the numerous ICT-driven events such as the first Philippine Open Source Summit and Cebu ICT conferences. It serves Fortune 500 companies in North America with focus on open source-based solutions, Java and Ruby on Rails applications. Its Cebu facility alone has more than 70 software engineers, technical writers, project managers and web designers, graduates from prestigious universities in Visayas and Mindanao, all contributing to make Cebu as a center for Information and Communication Technology (ICT) innovation.
This partnership with CCCI illustrates Exist’s evolving relationship with the Cebu business ecosystem. “One of the important projects that we’ll be involved with CCCI, together with CEDF-IT, Tholons Global Services, and the Cebu Investment Promotions Center is the formation of the Information Technology Outsourcing ( ITO) and Business Processing Outsourcing (BPO) roadmap of Cebu towards providing more robust, high-end ICT-enabled services at the same time working with organizations such as Developers Connect or DevCon to provide more IT-related jobs to Cebu and its nearby provinces,” adds Rapes.
Cebu, named number 1 among the Top 50 Emerging Outsourcing Cities in the World offers a scalable, low cost, and low risk outsourcing destination city in the Philippines with notable ITO capabilities in engineering services, research & development, and animation.
“The massive opportunity for ITO services in Cebu makes it imperative for major industry movers to collaborate,” says Jerry. “We have much to share to Cebu from our early-stage success stories starting with Gluecode to a wealth of experience and knowledge in doing business with enterprises around the world.”
The induction of the new members, alongside the CCCI induction of officers and trustees and its General Membership Meeting (GMM), is set to take place today at 6pm at the Grand Ballroom of Marco Polo Plaza Hotel, Lahug, Cebu City. Additional information related to the induction can be found at the CCCI website.