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New CanCham ICT Awards to boost team talent

After a fruitful decade of existence, the 2017 International Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Awards Philippines, headed by the Canadian
Chamber of Commerce (CanCham) in the Philippines, promises to be a much livelier
event by way of broadening the range of team talents in different fields and further encouragement of provincial entries to join the event.

“The focus this year on team participation has been brought about by many industry changes and innovations which reflect on the new ICT situationer beyond the usual and traditional categories,” declared CanCham president Julian Payne in an intimate huddle with media reporters gathered at the Cebu City Marriott Hotel.

Among the major changes implemented are the Best C-Suite of the Year Award, Best New First-Time Nominee of the Year, Best Mobile App Developer Company, Best Frontline Team of the Year, and others, to encourage more team participation and give a profile of the expanding range of new ICT services and trends.

Judging criteria still remains strict with the selection of seven judges, four of which are industry-based and three are outside stakeholders. Judges are changed every two years to avoid familiarity and affinity with the credentials of the entries.

Categories which have been discontinued include the Cities for ICT Award, Best Individual Contributor of the Year, Best CEO of the Year, Most Popular Team Leader of the Year, and others in accordance with the updated Mission and Vision of the event.

Among the many categories which have been retained are Best Voice Excellence Company, Best Software Company, Most Innovative Company, Best Company outside NCR, Best Company of the Year, Best Filipino-Owned Company, etc.

Payne also emphasized that the rare participation of Smart and Globe in one event highlights the credibility issue of the awarding ceremonies as both companies are quite cognizant as to the high talent level and impact of the event on the industry as a whole.

The IT & Business Process Association of the Philippines (IBPAP) also plays a major role as a co-organizer of the event for the past several years since the stakeholders are responsible for the industry’s accomplishments and stellar performance over the last decade.

Moreover, the IBPAP has recently launched the Accelerate PH Roadmap which projects the creation of an additional 654,000 jobs generating approximately US$40 billion in revenues by 2022.

Nominees, especially winners, are required to attend the awarding ceremonies to be held at the Marriott Resorts World Grand Ballroom on March 17, 2017.

For more information, contact the CanCham national secretariat at (02) 843-6466, 843-6457, or email info@cancham.com.ph.

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