Update: PCS MMM-PDP | 23 May 2017 at Asia Pacific College

    The PCS Monthly Membership Meeting and Professional Development Program Committee has spiced up and added more interesting content to the line-up of program  this coming 23 May 2017, 1:30 pm – 5:00 p.m. at Lecture Room 409, 4th Floor, Asia Pacific College, #3 Humabon Street, Magallanes Village, Makati City.

    Featured topics and speakers are:

    Skills with people

    Nine out of ten of the problems and challenges that IT Professionals face on a daily basis has nothing to do with technology. It has always something to do with people issues. These have cause enormous delays in development and implementation. Delays always cost money and damage to business reputation.  Eight out ten times, after spending tons of money on hiring, training and development, companies have to let go of personnel that on paper have outstanding technical abilities but failed miserably because of attitudinal short-comings.  However, if you look at the skills and techniques that IT professionals pursue to learn or acquire, 9 out of 10 times, the continuing education program has always been on technology upgrade. From these figures alone, there seem to be a mismatch of priorities.  This session can save your office money and can save your career or better yet, gives you an “unfair advantage”. Whether we like it or not, no matter who they are, people would like to work with people who are likeable.

    Speaker:  Mr. Titus C. Manuel, 2-time Past President of PCS and Guest Lecturer, Asian Institute of Management

    Mind Your Business:  The New Breed of Women in Information Technology Business

    The success story of an entrepreneur and what it takes for a woman to succeed in the world of technology becomes a topic for discussion.  PCS takes you to the world where staying safe is not safe and where taking risk is the new safe. The sharer can provide some insight about fund sourcing and fund management so the business stay liquid and stay viable.

    Speaker:  Ms. Denggai “Deng” Silorio has worked with different companies in various positions (researcher, writer, admin & operations officer, marketing practitioner, systems analyst, teacher) enabling businesses & organizations to reach its potential. Making their dreams her dream, she then became an entrepreneur herself endowing relevance to her wholistic learning from each experience. For seven years, she was COO at 8layer Technologies,and one of the principal initiators of KahelOS. She was recently a fellow at IdeaCorp, Inc. and a consultant of iGov-DOST now DICT. Among her other talents, she composed the City Hymn of San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan and one of the composers of the “Celebrate Software Freedom Day” song.

    Metro Dagupan ICT:  Model of persistence, perseverance and partnership

    The Metro Dagupan ICT Community is a learning organization that aims to deliver and implement ICT awareness, initiatives, and developments in Dagupan City, and in the Province of Pangasinan. It provides trainings and job opportunities for our community.

    Speaker:  Mr. Francis Fernandez, Co-founder and Charter President, MDICT Council and CEO, Advanced Techinnovation Systems

    Disrupt or Transform? Emerging victorious in a digitally intertwined world

    The world continues to go digital and companies and people are either embracing this, going against the flow or carving their own paths. The talk will discuss digital transformation and disruption and how it impacts people and corporations. It will also share the current state of digital in the Philippines (and the world) and how firms can plug into this and align their current and future services to be more competitive and avoid being disrupted. As an added feature, the speaker will also share his journey from being a loyal, die-hard corporate citizen to an entrepreneur.

    Speaker:  Mr. Sam Jacoba, Chief Growth Officer, DOXCHECK, Inc.

    Confirmation of attendance is required not later than 3:00 p.m. on 22 May 2017 so we can include your name in the list that we must submit to the APC Building Administrator and reception/guard area.  Please email at or


    CS CON 2K17 | 6 June 2017 at FEU Institute of Technology

    FEU Institute of Technology invites schools/colleges to their event entitled CS CON 2K17: The Computer Science Research Conference on June 6, 2017 to be held at FEU TECH Gym, P. Paredes St. Sampaloc, Manila.

    The event will showcase 16 computer science researches to be presented and exhibited. The conference is free. Attendees must register via our website

    For more details, please get in touch with Mr. Joferson Bombasi, Program Director, Computer Science Department, FEU Institute of Technology, Manila at +63 2 281 8888 local 224 or +63917 874 9470.

    Microsoft Week 2017 | JPCS-FEU TECH Chapter

    Microsoft Week 2017 | April 4-7, 2017

    Organized by: JPCS-FEU Institute of Technology Chapter

    Discover how Microsoft technologies can help you to stay relevant in the IT industry. Envisioning a stellar line-up of speakers, we invite you to join us and be part of our event and get a head start on bringing your innovative solutions closer to global recognition.

    This will also be a gathering of Microsoft Student Partners from different campuses.

    For more details, please contact:
    Joferson L. Bombasi
    Program Director
    Computer Science Department
    FEU Institute of Technology
    Mobile no.: +63917.874.9470
    Office no: +632.2. 281-8888 local 224

    People, Talent and Technology: The Next 50 Years

    A special by-invitation only event of the Philippine Computer Society (PCS), in partnership with Smart Communications and University of Asia and the Pacific (UA&P), will be held on 23 March 2017, 1:00pm-4:00pm, AIM Conference Center, Makati City.

    Speakers are:

    • Mr. Diosdado “Dado” Banatao, is Founder and Managing Partner of Tallwood Venture Capital, CEO of Ikanos Communications and Chairman of PhilDev.  He will talk about “The Next Generation IT Professionals”;
    • Mr. Cyrus Paolo Buenafe is Chair of the Department of Science and Technology at UA&P and former Quality Measures an Value Management Team Lead, Global Delivery Strategy and Operations at Hewlett-Packard Asia-Pacific Ltd. His topic is “Talent Management in Today’s Agile Environment.

    February 23, 2017: PCS MMM-PDP

    The PCS Monthly Membership Meeting and Professional Development Program (MMM-PDP) was held last February 23, 2017 at Multi-Purpose Hall 1, Ground Floor,  Asia Pacific College, Magallanes Village, Makati City from 1:30pm to 5:00pm.  Featured topics and speakers were:

    • The Baker’s Dozen:  13 Essential Soft Skills for IT Professionals, Titus Manuel, 2-time PCS President
    • Tarpitting Revisited:  New ways to a time-tested technology to protect internet mainstream services, Engels Antonio, Chairman, Bluepoint Foundation
    • The Digital Currency:  The History and Technology behind Bitcoin, Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Phenomenon, Butch Tabligan, Managing Director, Barter Solutions and Founder-CEO, Intellso, Inc.


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