Visayas To Invest More In ICT & BPO

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The Visayas locale has indicated incredible potential for further advancement of the data and interchanges innovation (ICT) and business process outsourcing (BPO) ventures in the field, as per the National ICT Confederation of the Philippines (NICP).

In a meeting last Friday, NICP President Wilfredo Sa-a Jr. said commonplace zones in the Visayas – beside Cebu which has risen as the area’s IT-BPO focus – can make more employments for local people through interests in the ICT and BPO.

This year, NICP announced that Tacloban City and the Province of Leyte will be the host of the 8th National ICT Summit on November 10 and 11, 2016

About 500 to 600 delegates are expected to attend the summit including industry officials, local government units, academe, and private sector representatives, among others.

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Sa-a said the summit hopes to bring together champions of the ICT from public and private sectors to share industry trends and development, understand the challenges, identify and collaborate on ways forward to promote ICT tools and solutions for LGUs, ICT industry development, generate new investments and create new jobs for the cities outside of Metro Manila for inclusive countryside development.

Lawyer Jocelle Batapa-Sigue, executive director of Bacolod-Negros Occidental Federation for ICT, said Cebu has been a “model” for other Visayan cities in the development of their ICT and BPO industries.

She said manpower woes are among the challenges in the development because most workers go to Manila or Cebu.

She added that there is a need to create opportunities in cities such as Bacolod, Iloilo, Davao and Clark.

Bacolod, for example, has now 24,000 occupations in ICT-BPO and produce about P3 billion a year as far as pay, Sigue said.

Sa-an additionally said that in regards to 300,000 occupations of the aggregate 1.3 million occupations in the ICT-BPO across the country are found outside of Manila, and that the business is hoping to expand the wide open job in the following years.

Among the subjects of the up and coming ICT Summit incorporate the presentation of the IT-BPM Roadmap 2022, NICP focuses through 2022, making aggressive urban communities and investigating reasonable imaginative alternatives, sway sourcing and creating field outsourcing, strength and business coherence, Internet for agribusiness and making a startup biological system. These discussions will be held at Leyte Academic Center, Palo, Leyte.

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Sigue issues on ability, media communications foundation and business environment will likewise be talked about as these are vital angles the business.

NICP is the perceived national association of around 50 ICT Councils in the nation.




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