Industry Awareness Fair

Industry Awareness Fair

The first-ever IT-BPM Industry Awareness Fair entitled "It Starts Here" will happen on the 5th of November 2018 at the SMX Convention Center, SM Aura, Taguig City from 10AM till 6PM.

Over 2,000 high school and college students, parents, teachers, and career shifters will converge to learn about the 6 sub-sectors of our industry. Experts will share stories that will highlight the wide array of career options, professional growth, financial stability, local and global impact we offer.

For sponsorship and other event inquiries, you may email Darwin Santiago at  or Indu Badlani at


10:30 Stand By / Video Loop
10:40 Ceremonial Opening
Ribbon Cutting on Stage
10:50 Welcome Remarks
Catherine Salceda-Ileto
Chairperson, International Innovation Summit
Chairperson, TWG on Country Competitiveness Roadmap 2022
Vice-Chairman of the Board, Information Technology and Business Process Association of the Philippines (IBPAP)
Senior Director – Corporate Marketing - Philippines, China and Malaysia, Sutherland
11:00 Opening Remarks
Usec. Monchito Ibrahim
Undersecretary, Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT)
11:30 VIP and Media Tour
12:30 Break / Video Loops
12:45 Careers in Global In-house Centers
Hans Montenegro
Chief Operations Officer, IT Delivery Centers, Asia at Manulife
Karen Batungbacal

Senior Vice-President, Optum Global Services
Board Adviser, Global In-House Center Council
Treasurer, Board of Trustees, IBPAP
13:00 Careers in Global In-house Centers
Myla Reyes
Managing Director at GritXL KPO
Sarah Machan - De Silva

Senior Vice-President, Optum Global Services
Vice President for Operations
13:15 Careers in Global In-house Centers
Alvin Juban
Business Relations, Synergy88 Digital Inc.
President, Game Developers Association of the Philippines, (GDAP)
Board Director, Animation Council of the Philippines
Paulo Cheung

EVP and Country Head
Vice President for Operations
13:30 Careers in Information Technology and Software
Allan Tan & Veck Basinang
13:45 Careers in Contact Centers
Ayee Campos
Senior Vice-President, Optum Global Services
BoaCountry Head, Infosys
13:55 Break / Video Loop
14:10 -
14:25 All About Leadership
14:30 Mini Raffle
14:40 Break / Video Loop
14:55 Personal Branding
15:10 Work and Life Balance
15:15 -
15:25 Break / Video Loop
15:40 Importance of English Proficiency in the Workplace
15:55 Career Agility and Growth Mindset
16:10 -
16:20 Break / Video Loop
16:33 Grand Raffle
16:35 Closing

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