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Willis Towers Watson
Carlson Wagonlit Travel
JONATHAN GALINGAN, M.D.
JONATHAN DE LUZURIAGA
Senior Software Engineer at PayMaya
Topic: Event Driven and Asynchronous Microservices via Domain Driven Design (DDD) and Command Query Responsibility Segregation (CQRS)
Profile: Sofia is a Senior Software Engineer at PayMaya Philippines where she currently works on new payment acceptance products borne from the research and prototypes her team produced during IdeaSpace 2016. Previously, she worked on cross-cutting concerns of API security for PayMaya’s microservices. With 5 years of fintech and consulting experience employing microservices, she champions domain driven design and clean architecture as foundation for producing high-performing and maintainable microservices. Having had a blast in IdeaSpace and Global Mobile Challenge – business and pitching competitions, she aspires to be a Product Manager with technical and business prowess.
Co-Founder at Apical Design
Topic: How Design Sprints work for Development Teams
Profile: Ely is a User Experience / Human Centered Design Coach. He is the co-founder of Apical Design and the UX Philippines. He worked as UX manager in a US Nasdaq-listed Top-100 E-Commerce Site (US Auto Parts) and in a Global Classified-Ads Site (OLX, formerly sulit.com.ph).
Senior Director at Carlson Wagonlit Travel Philippines
Topic: Don't Let Agile Prevent You from Being Agile
Profile: Kiko is currently the Senior Director - Engineering, for a leading Global MNC in the Travel industry. He came from a technical background and rose through the ranks from his humble beginning as a Software Engineer. He is a passionate Agile Evangelist and has been coaching and mentoring teams since 2006. Kiko also conducts training and workshops on all topics Agile for development teams here in Manila and abroad.
A certified guitar hobbyist, he still kicks a few gigs with his band when the schedule permits it.
Operations Manager & Product Owner at Finastra
Topic: Combining Scrum & Kanban, Lessons Learned
Profile: Dennis is currently working at Finastra as an Operation Manager for the Transaction Banking Group. I have been with the company for 11 years and grown from a developer to manager. And prior to that I was worked for 6 years on Sumitomo Research and Development as a developer. As an operation manager, I handle the development side of customer support ensuring that my team will resolve cases on time either be a fix, an enhancement or an explanation on why the application is behaving that way.
Vice President of PSIA & SOFTCON.ph V Chairman
Profile: Winston is currently the Vice President of the Philippines Software Industry Association and also serves as the Marketing Head.
Winston is also a Managing Director of the Accenture Delivery Centers in the Philippines and currently holds the title of Technology Platform Lead. In this role, Winston oversees the technology capability development and skills building program for more than 13,000 technology specialists in the delivery center.
In Winston’s career span of more than 25 years with Accenture, he has held various roles that included CIO center director where he performed oversight of more than 800 personnel handling development and support of global corporate and HR systems of Accenture.
Chairman of the Board at CIIT Philippines
Topic: Using Software and AI to solve the K12 Nightmare
Profile: Niel founded Anino Games in 2001. Anino was the first Game Development Studio in the Philippines, which Niel grew the studio as CEO until the studio’s acquisition in 2014 by PlayLab. Niel is also a Director of CIIT Philippines, a Digital Arts and Technology college he co-founded in 2008 in Quezon City, Philippines.
Niel obtained his Bachelor of Science in Computer Science major in Computer Engineering at De La Salle University and his Masters in Entrepreneurship in Ateneo Professional Schools. He has recently been featured in a book “The Finishers” by Ezra Ferrer.
Jonathan De Luzuriaga
President of PSIA
Profile: As the President of the Philippine Software Industry Association, Jonathan leads the way for the Information Technology industry of the Philippines.
He is also the Founder and CEO of CMI Tech, a software innovations company involved in developments in web, mobile and cloud solutions for various verticals.
Jonathan’s latest conquest is to create the Philippines' Silicon Valley. Spring Valley was created to address the need for a venue where Innovation and Technology is cultivated and nurtured in terms of talent development and intellectual property creation.
He is known simply as JDL within the different sectors of business processing, information technology and innovation sectors. He holds a Political Science degree from the De La Salle University.
Software Engineer at Pointwest Technologies
Topic: Analytics in Software Testing
Profile: With over a decade of experience in testing and automation, Kim appreciates the beauty of a well-designed automation framework. His experience also allows Kim to advise clients on how testing and automation can better help address their needs.
Kim did not start out as an IT specialist, though. A graduate of the Ateneo de Manila, he took up law from UP Diliman and passed the Bar in 2008. Kim practiced law for a time before deciding that IT was more exciting.
He is married to Mary Grace and a proud father to toddler Olive and another baby on the way.
Dr. Jonathan D. Galingan, M.D.
Founder at Rivista Solutions Inc.
Topic: Tactical Implementation of an Open Source Enterprise Resource Planning Software and Electronic Medical Records System in the Philippine General Hospital
Profile: Dr. Galingan is a graduate of the UP College of Medicine class 2009 and has held various Project Management and lecturer positions in UP Manila and has implemented Open Source solutions in UP Manila and other institutions as well. As a former Chief in the IT department of the Philippine General Hospital (PGH) with a minimal budget and a small team, he was instrumental in the implementation and customization of an open source Enterprise Resource Planning and Electronic Medical Records Software in PGH.
Test Solutions Architect at Willis Towers Watson
Topic: The QAs’ Guide to Automated Testing for Microservice Architecture
Profile: As a Test Solutions Architect, I design, code, implement and maintain automated tests and testing frameworks. I also serve as the technical consultant for leadership on designing and coding methodologies as well as talent acquisition for the QA group. My goal is to equip the QA team to participate in agile development and introduce effective technology, tools and automated testing techniques. I am also involved in training and R&D for the project I work with.
Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer at Shore Suite
Topic: Continuous Deployment Using Docker and Kubernetes
Profile: Alistair has studying programming for over 25 years, and is still learning. Occasionally, he also teaches, trains and mentors other developers. He has had broad-range of experience in various industries including finance, the telecommunications and Internet industries, from startups to large-scale multinational organizations. His passion for tinkering has gained him technical experience on everything from concise, high-performance, low-level systems development, desktop applications, Web applications, mobile apps, scripting and automation, all the way to large scale enterprise systems. Currently, he is one of the consulting technology leaders at Amihan Global Strategies (AGSX) and is CEO co-founder of Shore Suite, the Hotelier's Property Management System.
Technical Sales at IBM Philippines
Topic: Application Digital Differentiation Thru Bluemix APIs
Profile: He has been in the IT industry for for more than twenty (20) years and has held various roles in technical pre-sales and services delivery in several multi-national companies. He has had extensive exposure to various software products and solutions including systems/network and information management as well as security and middleware solutions. He currently specializes in the various Cloud computing technologies offered by IBM which includes software as a service (SaaS) and platform as a service (PaaS) offered through public, private and hybrid cloud delivery models, in addition to the components that make up those clouds.
He joined IBM on 2007 and is currently the IBM Cloud Technical Specialist for the Software Group of IBM Philippines, providing technical pre-sales support for the the IBM Cloud portfolio of solutions and helping customers understand how IBM can help brings value to their business and help them achieve success.
Aquila Big Data Insight
JACINTO LIMJAP, JR.
PSIA Tech. Council
Orange & Bronze Software Labs
Willis Towers Watson
DR. MIKE MUIN, M.D.
Quality Engineering Head of Voyager Innovations
Topic: Testing When Machines Learn
Profile: Michelle is a Quality Engineering Head of Voyager Innovations. First QE – hybrid of manual QA and Automation Engineer, of the said company. She envisioned the widespread of QE in the Philippines, aiming to be at par with the international counterparts. With this, she founded the QE Is The New QA community. She and other passionate QEs and QAs and even some devs, contribute to the “QE Is The New QA” Facebook page with manual and automation articles, occasional programming exercises, and other approaches in testing. Aside from this, she conducts monthly meetup to help QAs transition to QEs and talks in other conferences to share her advocacy.
Senior Platform Architect at Pivotal
Topic: Cloud Native Application Development Using Spring Boot & Spring Cloud
Profile: Jay is a Software Engineer specialized in Java and Middleware. Regular speaker at Java event, and part-time lecturer of JVM internal and performance tuning. As an Enterprise Architect and Cloud expert, I have supported large customers on building massive transaction system based on Java and Oracle Middleware. At Pivotal working as Advanced Platform Architect, I'm helping customers journey to adopt Cloud Native Architecture on Pivotal Cloud Foundry using Spring/Spring Boot/Spring Cloud/Pivotal Gemfire.
CEO at Orange & Bronze Software Labs
Topic: User Stories Aren't Requirements
Profile: Calen grew O&B from a 2-person operation in 2005, to where it is today. He envisioned a firm that learned and applied the best practices in the software industry, and shared these practices with others. Besides his other duties as chief executive of the company, he continues to teach and write on Software Engineering practices. He has been on the board of directors of the Philippine Software Industry Association (PSIA), since 2008. While there, he has led many programs focused bringing industry best practices to the academe and trade schools, including free training programs seminars to teachers through the Philippine Society of Information Technology Educators, authoring technology training modules for TESDA.
Jacinto A. Limjap, Jr.
PSIA Technical Council Member
Microsoft MVP for Visual Studio and Development Technologies
Topic: Microservices Design Patterns
Profile: Jon is a software architect, developer, and consultant, as well as a software development advocate that leads the Philippine .NET Users Group (PHINUG) and is a Technical Council Member of the Philippine Software Industry Association. He started programming when he was 12 and has been writing software professionally for 15 years. He is a seasoned public speaker and writer, having done hundreds of community talks and seminars over the past decade. His expertise in C# and .NET technologies earned him the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) award, most recently for Visual Studio and Development Technologies, from 2009 to 2017.
Software Quality Assurance Engineer at Willis Towers Watson
Topic: Yay! I know how to test! Now what?
Profile: Derick has been part of the Software Industry for more 7 years. Currently Part of a company called Willis Towers Watson as a Software QA Engineer. During these 7 years has worked with different companies across different Industries some of these are Bank, Government, Transportation and Health. Started his career as a game support specialist but found his passion when he got involved in Software Testing accidentally. Currently part of a group that aims to make Philippine Software testing visible in the SEA region.
Founder of Aquila Big Data Insight
Topic: Make Your Life Easier with AI and Cognitive Technologies
Profile: A Certified Public Accountant, Hacker and ASP.NET Geek who builds Enterprise solutions on Azure. He's also an entrepreneur, public speaker, software coder, modeler, project manager and information security professional. Allan Spartacus Mangune is a founder of Aquila Big Data Insights. Aquila is behind the development of Terraconta Cloud ERP systems for small business. He regularly speaks at TechNet and MSDN events.
Aloysius D. Mendoza
Head of Core Banking Architecture and Integration at Finastra
Topic: Open innovation in the World of Finance
Profile: Aloy is the Head of Core Banking Architecture and Integration in Finastra Manila and is also a member of the Finastra Manila Site Leadership Team. Particularly looking after Core Banking Retail and Corporate Systems, Branch Solutions, Digital Channels, PaaS and Platform products. Have 2 lovely daughters and is a Trail Runner and Triathlete.
Dr. Mike Muin, M.D.
CEO of Medprojects
Topic: Introduction to Healthcare IT Standards and Interoperability for Startups
Profile: Dr. Muin is a Medical Doctor and a Health Informatics Professional with over 15 years working experience in the field of Healthcare IT. He has served as a Medical Informatics Consultant for St. Luke’s Medical Center, Chief Information Officer (CIO) of The Medical City group of hospitals and clinics, and Chief Information Officer (CIO) of Healthway Medical Clinics. Currently, he is CEO and Founder of MedProjects, a Healthcare IT company in the Philippines.
Tech Evangelist - Big Data, Real Time (Stream) Analytics, Machine Learning at ITRS
Topic: Building a Unified IT Operations Monitoring & Analytics Stack
Profile: Jay Patani is Technical Evangelist at ITRS Group, which provides real time monitoring and analytics solutions for Financial Services.
Head of Pointwest Lab and Digital Capability Development
Topic: Design Thinking Using the LEGO® Serious Play® Method
Profile: Sherwin leads the R&D and Digital Capability Development initiatives at Pointwest Technologies Corporation. In this role, Sherwin is responsible for growing Pointwest's Digital capabilities focusing foremost in Analytics and Experience Design. It is in the intersection of these two where Sherwin finds his passion, connecting the science of Analytics and the art of Human-Centered Design to bring greater, more impactful social innovation for the country.
Sherwin is also a founding board member of the Analytics Association of the Philippines, a group that has a goal of enabling the Filipino workforce with Analytics competencies to secure the jobs of tomorrow.
Principal Consultant at Agility.ph
Topic: Leading Agility: How Might We Co-Facilitate Self-Organization?
Profile: Ian co-facilitates awareness-based transformation of companies and teams in The Philippines and Southeast Asia using Agile and Lean Product Development, Management 3.0, Testing Agility, and Experience Design.
He holds a Master’s Degree in Technology Management from University of the Philippines, a licensed Management 3.0 facilitator, and active leader to UX, Agile, and Testing community groups in The Philippines
Global Head of Transaction Banking Development at Finastra
Topic: Code Impact Based Testing
Profile: Arun works in the role of Director, heading engineering for Transaction Banking, Supply Chain Financing and Payments suite of products in Finastra, Philippines. Has in total 17+ years of experience heading various roles and working in Xerox, Unisys in the past. Expertise includes building Enterprise Software, Treasury & Capital Markets, Business Process and Architecture. Is passionate about technology and during pastime likes to read technology, politics, astronomy related topics. Like Car & Bikes and spends time in photography
Willis Towers Watson
Brick by Brick PH
ELISEO RIO, JR.
Dept. of Information and Communications Technology (DICT)
FRANCO LIU EISMA
Google Southeast Asia
AMBE C. TIERRO
Amazon Web Services
Carlson Wagonlit Travel
RALPH VINCENT REGALDO
Samantha Rose Cruz
Wells-Fargo Enterprise Global Services LLC
CTO & Partner at Nodes
Topic: Hybrid Vs Native Mobile Development
Profile: Casper Rasmussen is CTO & Partner in the leading app agency in UK & DK.
Casper started building apps in 2009 for Symbian but moved to Android already in Version 1.5. Today his focus is not only Android but general mobile apps and how to pick the right technologies & architectures for the job. Casper has been part of more than 200 app projects last 6 years, for clients like Samsung, Fujitsu, Carlsberg, IRONMAN, Citroën, BMW, Q8.
He is also a big contributor to open source, both as engineer & investor. He is currently heavily involved with Vapor, server-side swift.
Ralph Vincent Regalado
CEO and Founder of Senti TechLabs
Topic: Introduction to TensorFlow
Profile: Ralph is the CEO and Founder of Senti TechLabs, Inc. a startup that provides localized social media analytics. He is also one of the Community Managers of Google Developers Group Philippines. He is a professor, and a Natural Language Processing researcher at De La Salle University, Manila. His research works were presented not only in local but also in international conferences hosted in China, Japan, Vietnam, Indonesia and the United States. When he is not at work, he spends his time traveling and hiking mountains.
Director of Software & Test Portfolio at Micro Focus
Topic: The Enterprise DevOps Journey
Profile: With more than eighteen years of experience in the enterprise software industry, Archie is currently the software, delivery, and testing (formerly Borland®& Serena®) portfolio director, responsible for overall product direction and strategy. Previously, Archie was responsible for the terminal emulation & modernization products within Micro Focus. Before being acquired by Micro Focus, Archie was responsible for product management at NetManage Inc.
ELISEO RIO, JR.
Undersecretary of the Department of Information and Communication Technology
Profile: Eliseo M. Rio is a multi-awarded retired military officer who has established himself as one of the leading authorities in the Philippine telecommunication industry. He is currently the Undersecretary for special concerns at the Department of Communications Technology (DICT)
Usec. Rio’s stint on the Telecommunication Industry started as early as 2001 when he was appointed as Commissioner of the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC). He helped paved the way to the proliferation of Call Centers and BPO’s, by enacting in year 2002, the NTC MC: Rules and Regulations Authorizing Entities Other Than Public Telecommunications Entities to Install and Operate Public Calling Stations/Offices and Telecenters. He then served as Independent Member of the Board of Bayantel for two years since November 2004.
An engineer by heart, Usec. Rio graduated with a degree in Electronics and Communications Engineer at the University of the East. He placed 4th in the first Philippine ECE board examination given in 1971.
MICHAEL MARCEL S. SANTOS
Principal Consultant at Brick by Brick PH
Topic: Design Thinking Using the LEGO® Serious Play® Method
Profile: Myke is a seasoned strategic human capital consultant with over 20 years’ experience in HR strategy, OD & Change Management, and Mergers & Acquisitions across IT, Telco, and FMCG industries. He currently serves as the Deputy General Manager of a technology startup offering Data Analytics products and services. He is an Executive Coach, HR Mentor, and a facilitator certified in the LEGO SERIOUS PLAY method. Myke holds an MBA from the Ateneo Graduate School of Business and a BS in Management from the Ateneo de Manila University.
Lead Enterprise Software Architect at Willis Towers Watson
Topic: How to be an Awesome Software Engineer
Profile: Michael is the Lead Enterprise Software Architect at Willis Towers Watson. Throughout his career, he worked in every part of the SDLC from Dev to Delivery. He specializes in taking existing failing software projects and making them successful. Lately he has been focusing on micro service architecture and azure service fabric. He strongly believes in the KISS principle and applies it wherever possible. During his free time, he enjoys reading books about behavioral science, and playing video games.
Director at On-Off Group
Topic: Design Thinking as an Innovation Strategy
Profile: Phil hails from the UK and holds a first-class honors degree in Software Engineering and is a Certified Scrum Professional. He is the owner of On-Off Group and has over 1,000 hours’ experience delivering workshops, including for Fortune 500 companies, with senior leadership teams, managers, employees, educators, startups and students. He previously worked for WPP, the largest advertising agency group in the world, and was involved with companies such as Unilever, Axe, L'Oréal, Del Monte, KLM, Maybelline and many more.
CEO of Ideyatech
Topic: Intelligent Automation: Helping the Future of Workforce
Profile: Allan is a technopreneur by heart. Driven by his passion to contribute and innovate, he founded Ideyatech with the vision of building creative software applications. He has dedicated his career on information technology in the last 18 years and has developed mastery of the art of software development – true for both the technical and management aspects of it.
Solutions Architect at Carlson Wagonlit Travel
Topic: Demystifying Serverless Architecture
Profile: Jerwin is a passionate programmer working as a Solutions Architect in CWT. Philippines Inc. He dreams to become one of the Java Champions in the Philippines. He is a software developer during the day and is still a software developer at night. He devotes most of his time doing software development to provide meaningful solutions and applications to business processes. He firmly believes that “A fool with a tool is still a fool.” And thinks that most of the demand for software development come from mistakes and bad decisions that must be fixed..
Raymund "Darth" VidaR
Financial Technologies Software Development Manager at Voyager Innovations
Topic: How Much is Your Tech?
Profile: Working in the industry for 16 years. Technical head for FINTQ.
Founder & CEO of AI-Pros
Topic: Threat & Opportunities of A.I.
Profile: Serial Technopreneur. His unconventional approach to analyzing problems leads to developing out of the box revolutionary solutions that leverage new technologies. A CEO of one of the subsidiaries of the SM Group for 8 years; created the first online gaming system in 1998, designed the first online auto insurance verification system, and set up the first online stock trading system in the country. He was instrumental in growing the BPO industry in the Philippines since 2001 and he developed the first AI application for the business process industry to help contact center agents climb up the value chain in tasks requiring higher skills.
Chief Technology Officer at Salarium
Topic: Dead Simple Data: Leverage AWS to Power Data Analysis
Profile: Russell Shepherd currently works with Salarium as its Chief Technology Officer. He enjoys mashing up quantitative techniques and big ideas, especially the application of networks and statistics in sociology. He has been lucky enough to work with groups such as the US Department of Defense, The Carter Center, and University College London.
FRANCO LIU EISMA
Google Cloud Crusader at Google Southeast Asia
Topic: Google Cloud Machine Learning
Profile: Franco has been in the technology industry for more than fifteen years, starting his career as a Design Engineer developing automation and telemetry systems then product development. Overtime transitioning to business working across regional sales, channels and marketing functions over the years. He has worked for internet giants Cisco, HP and Amazon. And recently Franco has been involved with Technology Policy research on personal data spaces in Europe and working for the World Economic Forum in Switzerland prior to joining Google.
Franco works with organisations in Asia from startups to MNCs driving technology enabled business goals. He lives in Singapore and spends time hiking, reading and traveling to hidden gems in Asia. Franco holds a MPhil in Tech Policy from the University of Cambridge an MSc in Management of Technology from the National University of Singapore and an electrical engineer by training
AMBE C. TIERRO
Senior Managing Director
Accenture Technology Lead in the Philippines
Global Artificial Intelligence Delivery and Capability Lead
Topic: Leading the Charge to Responsible A.I.
Profile: Ambe leads the Technology Delivery Center in the Philippines, responsible for operations, strategy development and execution, delivery and capability development for the delivery center.
Ambe is also responsible for driving Accenture’s AI agenda on a global scale. As the Global Artificial Intelligence Delivery and Capability Lead, she works with Technology and Accenture leaders to develop and industrialize AI architectures and capabilities, and scale them across industries, creating new opportunities for Accenture to use AI with clients.
Ambe joined Accenture in 1990, and has worked on many large-scale systems integration and outsourcing engagements. She has also held a number of leadership roles in the Philippines Delivery Center, and led its Systems Integration Service Group and CMT groups. Additionally, Ambe was instrumental in driving the delivery innovation and industrialization program.
Ambe holds a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science from the De La Salle University in the Philippines. She lives with her husband, Dicky, and three children in Manila, Philippines.
Rhex Ryan Santos
Head of Process Governance at Globe Telecom
Topic: AI and Big Data in the Age of the Customer
Profile: Rhex is currently the Head of Process Governance under Strategy Management and Customer Experience group at Globe Telecom. His career started with the BPO industry in 2000 covering functions in quality management, workforce management, analytics and operations. Prior to working for Globe as a Data Quality Head, under Enterprise Data Office-its data and analytics arm, he worked as a Risk and Control head and VP for Operations in a financial organization.
ASEAN Solutions Architect at Amazon Web Services
Topic: Artificial Intelligence: How AWS helps with Deep Learning
Profile: Steve is a Solutions Architect with Amazon Web Services (Singapore) covering the ASEAN region, and has over twenty years of IT experience across networking, infrastructure and software development on both Windows and Linux.
SAMANTHA ROSE CRUZ
Senior Designer and Developer at SplitmediaLabs
Topic: Building Design Systems: For improving collaboration across teams
Profile: I'm Samantha Rose Cruz, a Product Designer, Front-end Developer, and Community Manager. I'm currently working as a Senior Product Designer and Developer at SplitmediaLabs, primarily for it's product: Challonge, a tournament-management app. I manage and organize meetups for ManilaCSS, aiming to promote CSS best practices, discover what's new, and gather professional and amateur developers to talk about anything under the CSS umbrella.
Vice President for Technology at Wells-Fargo Enterprise Global Services LLC
Topic: Wells Fargo Technology Work in the Philippines
Profile: Francis Mariano is a Vice President for Technology at Wells Fargo Enterprise Global Services offices based in BGC.
He has 27 years of technology experience primarily in the banking industry and has worked extensively for multinational organizations both locally and abroad. He has a Computer science degree from De La Salle University and an MBA from the Ateneo Graduate School of Business.
Rhex is currently the Head of Process Governance under Strategy Management and Customer Experience group at Globe Telecom. His career started with the BPO industry in 2000 covering functions in quality management, workforce management, analytics and operations. Prior to working for Globe as a Data Quality Head, under Enterprise Data Office-its data and analytics arm, he worked as a Risk and Control head and VP for Operations in a financial organization.